Nutrition

The Alkaline Diet: Past to Present

This article was originally published in the June 2018 Edition of NHD Magazine. The alkaline diet is one of my favourite fad diets to debunk, so it was interesting taking a deeper dive into the history and evidence related to this diet, I hope you like it too! The alkaline diet is also known as: the…

Nutritional Advice for Vegans and Vegetarians

Vegetarian and vegan diets are becoming increasingly popular. But for those who choose to adopt these type of plant-based diets, it is important to do so safely. Nutritional Guidelines The Eatwell Guide, which is the evidence-based healthy eating guide used in the UK, can be followed by those on a plant-based diet as it includes…

Low-Carb Diets and Population Health – Where Do We Stand?

The ongoing low-carb vs. low-fat debate continues to dominate many nutritional discussions, just last week we saw the headlines were in a frenzy about carbs and our health! These discussions can be very heated and polarising, so I love this guest blog by Alan Flanagan (A.K.A. The Nutritional Advocate) which takes a close look at…

What You Need to Know about Vegetarian Meat Alternatives

Plant based diets, like veganism and vegetarianism, are becoming increasingly popular. It is really important for anybody who follows these types of diets to know which substitutes for meat are nutritious. But it can be very confusing as there are a LOT of new vegetarian meat options popping up. So this video will run through…

How Environmentally Friendly are Plant-Based Diets?

Many people choose to follow a plant-based diet for environmental reasons, so I wanted to dig into the research about how much of an impact this has. Sustainable Eating The food supply-chain can impact the environment in different ways, such as: Greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) from production, transport and…

The Lowdown on Omega-3

Omega-3 is an important nutrient for good health. It has gained more attention recently, as a large study was released which investigated the effects of omega-3 fats on heart health.  So I was delighted to write this post for The Food Medic’s Educational Hub, which  explains the results of this recent study, as well as providing…

How Autism Can Impact Nutritional Intake

I was delighted to write this article for the June 2018 edition of CN Magazine about how autism can impact dietary intake. You can access the PDF of the article at the end of this post. The National Autistic Society defines autism as “a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact…

When and How to Start Weaning

This article was first published in NHD Magazine in May 2018 under the title: “When and How to Start Complementary Feeding”. Weaning, which is also referred to as complementary feeding, is “the process starting when breast milk alone is no longer sufficient to meet the nutritional requirements of infants, and therefore other foods and liquids…

How to Eat Fish Sustainably: Advice from a Marine Scientist

Sustainable eating is a really interesting and important topic. Fish have so many nutritional benefits, but I find that trying to make sustainable choices about which fish to choose can be a minefield, and advice about this is often vague. So I am delighted with this informative guest blog post by Joakim Nilsson which explains…

Review of Nutrium: Nutrition Software for Dietitians & Their Patients

I am really interested in how nutrition professionals can use technology to improve the quality of the services we provide for our clients. So I was intrigued Manuela from Nutrium got in touch with me to see if I would like to review this nutrition software.   *Please note: this is a sponsored post, but…