Bio Concepts Blog

    RECIPE: Muscle Maintenance Smoothie

    This delicious smoothie is a great way of delivering the novel nutrient HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate) and creatine to help patients maintain their muscle mass.
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    RECIPE: South indian sardine stir-fry

    Whilst salmon is a popular go-to source of omega-3 fatty acids, these good fats come in more than one form of fish! For something different, why not give herring, mackerel or sardines a try? Whilst salmon is often farm-raised, these smaller “forage fish” are often caught wild, making them a more sustainable option. The addition of turmeric gives this meal an anti-inflammatory boost and you can add more veggies to the stir-fry base to bulk up your bounty of benefits.
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    RECIPE: Osiecki Family's Super Simple Bread

    This is an Osiecki family recipe from Michael’s grandmother and Vera makes it all the time. This is a really good bread as it is ready in 1 hour – perfect when you need bread in a hurry!
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    The Alkalising Diet: Example

    A diet that contains alkaline forming foods is highly important in maintaining acid-alkai balance. Here is an example of one that you could try. 
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    A painful pill to swallow

    Pain relief has become synonymous with popping a pill.
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    Healthy Habits for Pain Management

    Creating a new relationship with your pain may help you to manage your symptoms with more compassion and objectivity.
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    When pain persists

    Chronic pain differs to sudden or acute pain and can be described as a sensitivity of the nervous system.
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    A Prickly Situation – the Science & Psychology of Pain

    Pain is a common condition, characterised by a highly unpleasant sensory and emotional experience.
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    A mindful moment

    Mindfulness is about paying attention to something on purpose and without judgement, instead using fresh eyes.
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    Athlete insights during a pandemic

    Sport is at the centre of many people’s lives. Yet changed circumstances due to the current health crisis are leaving sportspeople and athletes with a gaping hole where their passion once was, unable to perform for pleasure, or their livelihood, in the same way. At Bio Concepts, our General Manager of Marketing and Sales, Jane Hermann, also doubles as an Ironman Triathlete competing on a global scale. She shares her experience as an athlete adjusting to this tricky time, giving insight into the impact this has had on her training.
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