What is the gut microbiome? And why is it important?

I recently did a poll on my instagram story as to whether I should write a blog post about gut health and microbiota, and it was a resounding 'yes'. And it is great to hear people are interested in this subject. However when I asked what topics people would like covered, I got no answers... so … Continue reading What is the gut microbiome? And why is it important?

Plant based – the only diet you should start this January

And by 'diet' I mean the Oxford Dictionary definition: "The kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats." Amongst the hype of post-Christmas unsustainable crash diets (which will never be recommended by registered dietitians), one piece of evidence based advice shines through this January; eat more plants and less animal products.  Back … Continue reading Plant based – the only diet you should start this January

Dietetics and social media – raising our profile!

Dietitian vs. nutritionist vs. health food advisor vs. food blogger vs. fitness instagrammer Who do we trust? How do we know their advice is evidence based? Is the amount of followers they have equal to the validity of their advice? It's a minefield out there, and us dietitians sometimes feel like we are tiptoeing around … Continue reading Dietetics and social media – raising our profile!