Hallo! Nice that you are visiting my blog, welcome. Here on brittblokker.com I am trying to share my knowledge about nutrition. On this page you can read a bit more about my background and my reasons to start blogging.
I am a 25 year old Dutch girl living in England. I am keep busy by doing my PhD in the field of Molecular Nutrition at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK). I have always been interested in healthy nutrition. It started with reading books about a healthy lifestyle during high school and it led me to pursue a career in nutritional science. I did both my Bachelor and my Master Nutrition and Health at the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands). Since the beginning of my bachelor I was intrigued by molecular research. In the third year of my bachelor I went to Groningen University (The Netherlands) to do a minor in Genetics. This gave me the opportunity to get a bit more molecular in my education. In my Master I specialised in Molecular Nutrition and I could put my education into practice during my research thesis in Wageningen and my research internship in Boston (United States). After graduating cum laude from my master I went to Madrid to generate some more research experience and now I am doing my PhD in England. Molecular Nutrition sounds pretty impressive, but it means that I, with my research, try to find out WHY some food is healthier than other food.
Because I am doing research in different countries I have the chance to get to know a lot of different cultures. Different cultures bring different eating habits, which to me is very interesting. You can probably imaging that the food and eating habits in Spain are very different from the United States. I love to try new foods, so I am now busy trying everything the English kitchen has to offer. This is, mainly in England, not always healthy. Sometimes it is not even very tasty, but it is always a lot of fun!
It takes a long time for nutrition research to reach the consumers, and not completely without reason. Research findings have to be verified before they can be implicated in daily life. Still, there are a lot of things that are proven, but not known by the general public. On the other hand, you can find a lot of information about nutrition on the internet that is incorrect or unproven. With this blog I want to try to improve the communication of nutritional science at least a bit!
The articles posted on this blog will be based on scientific articles gathered in Pubmed (a sort of Google for scientific articles in biomedical research). At the bottom of each blog post a list of articles that were used will be listed. If you want to read or see the articles yourself, simply go to Pubmed and paste in the reference. Not all articles will be open access, but for all of them a summary of the most important findings will be available.
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