Dietitian Blog Posts

To juice or not to juice?

15th April 2015 / Emer Delaney

This morning my very good friend turned to me and said: ‘Today, I’m starting my juice only diet’.  I know she wants to shift a few pounds (don’t we all!) but unsure whether she was looking for some weight loss advice, some support and confirmation that this was a good option, or just sharing her plans, I

The life expectancy of Daddy Pig

23rd March 2015 / Laura Clark

Lifestyle, Medical, Nutrition, Weight Management
It occurs to me that Daddy Pig receives a lot of stick from the rest of the Peppa Pig family about his ‘big tummy’. It is a well- known fact that he loves cookies and doesn’t enjoy exercise. So what is the harsh reality for Daddy Pig and do any of us relate to him

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The Low FODMAP Diet – Just another Fad Diet?

17th February 2015 / Debra Thomas

This is a great read if you suffer from IBS and want some guidance…” title=”The low FODMAP diet”>

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Menopause – is it me or is it hot in here?

8th February 2015 / Laura Clark

Lifestyle, Medical
Click the link below to read an article in Good Housekeeping with tips on dealing with the Menopause, including diet advice from Laura. Good Housekeeping Article

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Getting enough fibre on low FODMAP diets

8th February 2015 / Debra Thomas

“Achieving an adequate fibre intake can be a challenge for people following a low FODMAP diet ….”

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Have we got it all wrong about gluten?

3rd February 2015 / Debra Thomas

Dr Lomer said  “only people with coeliac disease – an autoimmune condition that causes gut inflammation when gluten is ingested and affects 1 per cent of the population – needed to go gluten-free. Yet an estimated one in five of the population now buys gluten-free food….”    

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Trouble with IBS? Reduce high FODMAP foods

1st January 2015 / Debra Thomas

FODMAPs and their importance to those with IBS has been highlighted in this recent article. Worth a Read…

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Bump Up Nutrition: Your Trimester Guide

28th November 2014 / Laura Clark

Lifestyle, Nutrition
Achieving a good quality diet during pregnancy, to provide your body and your growing baby with what is needed, is often a fine balance between calories needed and calories exceeded. Maintaining a healthy weight is important to reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery. Pregnancy weight gain varies greatly, although most can expect

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Nutrition Advice for the Part Time Athlete!

28th November 2014 / Laura Clark

Exercise, Nutrition
As a dietitian I’m all about using real food to meet the body’s needs. I meet a lot of people who enjoy taking frequent exercise but who are also balancing a stressful job and a social life! There aren’t quite enough hours in the day and it’s easy to let your nutrition suffer as a

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Vitamin D

7th September 2014 / Eulalee Green

Pregnancy, vitamins
How Much Vitamin D Do I need? In the United Kingdom, 50% to 88% of the people have vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is important for maintaining strong bones, protecting us from infections, and regulating calcium levels. In addition, vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy is linked to an increased risk of pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, urine infections

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