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?
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
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!
It can be difficult to keep up to date with our CPD, particularly when self-employed. So I have listed a few easy ways to add in some valuable CPD to your records! Firstly, Nutrilicious do some excellent webinars which are free to watch anytime, and they provide you with a certificate once you have watched … Continue reading CPD ideas!
I wrote a post in June 2013 about how to become a dietitian just before I qualified. I am now coming up to being registered for five years, and things have changed a bit! This post is an updated version to help those who are considering this rewarding career. The main change is that the courses … Continue reading How do I become a dietitian? (UK)
Its's that time of year again, the clocks have changed, it is darker in the mornings and evenings, and it is getting cold! For those of us living in the UK, we are no longer able to absorb vitamin D from the sunshine, and even in the summer a lot of us aren't outside much/wear … Continue reading Vitamin D
After a few busy years, I have decided to restart contributing to this blog. I started the blog when I was a dietetic student to share my experiences, and I have come a long way since then. I have now specialised in gastroenterology and work both in the NHS and privately, and I am involved … Continue reading Hello again