Sophie Medlin


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Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness…

Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I have been asked by The Big Pink campaign to help to raise awareness! I thought I would summarise what we know about diet and breast cancer so that you can help to spread the wo …

Fuel for Racing and TrainingAs a dietitian and a runner I am all…

Fuel for Racing and TrainingAs a dietitian and a runner I am all about optimising performance or training outcomes through fuel so I thought I’d share my insights! If you’re an experienced runner you will know how much more enjoyable a run is when you’ …

Juice Plus+Science or Fiction?I have been asked several times to…

Juice Plus+Science or Fiction?I have been asked several times to write a post on Juice Plus+ and I have been dragging my heels on it for two reasons: 1)      I started writing it ages ago and managed to delete all the research (Whhhaaaaa) 2)      I don …

Protein SupplementsWho Needs Them?Not many people know that one…

Protein SupplementsWho Needs Them?Not many people know that one of my biggest professional and personal interests is in sports and exercise nutrition. I am a bit(!) of an exercise junkie myself and I enjoy helping people to achieve their ideal body com …

Vitamin DAre you getting any? Vitamin D has been in the press a…

Vitamin DAre you getting any? Vitamin D has been in the press a lot lately because it has been decided that we all need to be supplemented with it in the winter. As a dietitian, I have seen loads of people with vitamin D deficiency and not just sick pe …

Practical Portion Sizes for Kids Follow the rule of thumb! So…

Practical Portion Sizes for Kids Follow the rule of thumb! So everything I know about what children – specifically toddlers – eat is this: They eat everything you don’t want them to eat (hair, dog toys, that fluff you have been meaning to pick up for 3 …

Carbohydrates for Weight LossFriend or Foe?So we’ve heard a lot…

Carbohydrates for Weight LossFriend or Foe?So we’ve heard a lot about carbs in the press lately and I thought I’d offer my scientifically balanced view on the subject rather than the opinion based nutritional science that is usually spouted online or i …

Virtual Gastric Band App Can you really think yourself…

Virtual Gastric Band App Can you really think yourself thin??At the request of a devoted fan (or perhaps a casual ‘liker’) I looked into virtual gastric band hypnosis apps as a way to lose weight. I thought it would be easy to look into this…I was wron …

Raspberry Ketones Raspberry ketone supplements promise A…

Raspberry Ketones Raspberry ketone supplements promise A LOT. The people who are selling them will pretty much tell you that they will melt away your unwanted fat while you lay on the sofa watching Netflix and eating Pringles. The reason they can tell …

Part-time Vegetarians DID YOU KNOW that a 2016 review of 108…

Part-time Vegetarians DID YOU KNOW that a 2016 review of 108 scientific studies on vegetarian and vegan diets, found that vegetarians are around 25% less likely to develop heart disease and 8% less likely to develop cancer than meat eaters! There isn’t …