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10 Myths About Dairy Debunked

With plant-based diets becoming increasingly popular, dairy has been getting a lot of bad press recently. There are valid arguments about the negative impact of dairy production from an ethical and environmental point of view. However, many of the negative messages about the health impact of dairy simply aren’t true. In fact, dairy is a…

What’s The Deal With GMOs?

A big thanks to Myles Power for proof-reading this blog post. Myles is a Chemist and pseudoscience-debunking extraordinaire! You can see what he’s up to in his YouTube, Facebook and Twitter accounts. A recent study which surveyed people from the US, Germany and France has found that those with the strongest anti-GMO beliefs tend to…

Working as a Dietitian While Travelling

I’ve spent the past year working as a ‘digital nomad’ – this means doing all of my work online so that I can work from any part of the world that has a good internet connection. This style of working is quite well-established in the tech industry, but it is a newer way for Dietitians…

Formula for a Fad Diet

It’s important to learn how to spot all of the ridiculous forms that nutribollox can take. So this video gets into the mind of the fad artists themselves, in order to expose this! 😉    

How Healthy are Plant-Based Diets?

This article was first published in the October 2018 edition of NHD Magazine. I enjoyed writing this article, as this hot topic is close to my heart. Plant-based diets are becoming increasingly popular. This article will examine the nutrition considerations and health impact of plant-based diets. Background: A plant-based diet (PBD) involves consuming foods and…

Soya: Health Benefits vs. Risks

This article was published int he October 2018 edition of Complete Nutrition (CN) Magazine. Soya (or ‘soy’) is the protein which comes from soybeans. There are many different forms of soya products, such as: edamame beans, tofu, soya meat (i.e. textured vegetable protein or TVP), natto (fermented soybeans), miso, tempeh, bean curd, soy sauce, and…

Non-Diet Nutrition: Examining the Evidence

This article, which was published in the October edition of NHD magazine, was peer-reviewed by Laura Thomas (PhD, RNutr). Laura is a Registered Nutritionist who specializes in non-diet nutrition and intuitive eating. She also hosts the popular ‘Don’t Salt My Game’ podcast and runs regular online courses for both health professionals and non-professionals about intuitive…

What is Non-Diet Nutrition?

This blog post was peer-reviewed by Laura Thomas (PhD, RNutr). Laura is a registered Nutritionist who specializes in non-diet nutrition and intuitive eating, she also hosts the popular ‘Don’t Salt My Game’ podcast and runs regular online courses for both health professionals and the non-professionals about intuitive eating. There is a lot of pressure to…

Sweeteners: Friend or Foe?

This article was published in the August/September edition of NHD Magazine. There are a lot of scare-mongering messages about this topic, so I found it interesting to take a close look at the evidence related to sweeteners and health. There can be a lot of confusion about the role and safety of sweeteners. This article…

20 Reasons Why Context Matters with Nutrition

Every weekday during the month of September I shared an example of why ‘context matters’ when it comes to nutrition on my instagram, twitter and facebook. I wanted to highlight how ‘one size fits all’ nutrition advice rarely works in the long-term (with the exception of public health guidelines which are evidence-based and designed to be used as…