Nutrition

GLUTEN – friend, foe or fashionable?

13th May 2015 / Laura Clark

Lifestyle, Medical, Nutrition
The rise in popularity of gluten or rather lack of it over the last few years has astounded me. The range of gluten free products available on the market has increased significantly. A potential plus for the 1 in a 100 people suffering with Coeliac disease in the UK. What I find more irritating than

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I studied Nutrition, not Google!

29th April 2015 / Laura Clark

Lifestyle, Medical, Nutrition
I have noticed an increase in the number of people coming to see me who have initially searched online for the solution to their problem, only to be left more confused than ever! It is a frustration shared amongst all properly qualified nutrition experts that quite often the accurate information is over taken by hype

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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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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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