Falling in love with food again – addressing common IBS pitfalls

April is IBS Awareness Month and a good time to reflect on the difficulties many irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferers experience on their journey to symptom resolution and how we can better help them as dietitians.

Challenging cancer diets myths

Victoria Nelson and Rhian Collins from the BDA Oncology Specialist Group discuss the complexity around diet myths and cancer.

Feeling bunged up? Don’t let poo be a taboo

Opening your bowels is a normal bodily function and something that each and every one of us does - so let’s chat about constipation.

From the boardroom to the classroom

A successful intervention into her crippling IBS was the trigger that led Judith Bamford to leave her high-flying PR career to start all over again in dietetics.

ARFID: Help, my child won’t eat

Rosan Meyer and Luise Marino introduce the topic of avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).

We want to talk about sex

Data that is disaggregated for sex and other characteristics is vital for accurate research, say Angela Madden, Caroline Bovey and Linda Wedlake.

Vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin, and potential COVID treatment?

Annabel van Griethuysen looks into vitamin D and considers its importance in the fight against COVID-19.

The impact of dietitians in the multidisciplinary practice team within primary care

A project looking at dietetic-led care in general practice has found that dietitians can support high-quality, patient-centred care in the primary care setting.

The Vegan Diet - how to do it the healthier way

Simple and practical tips and tricks that can help keep your nutrition on track with a vegan diet.

The Importance of Diversifying Healthy Eating Advice

To ensure cultural diversity and inclusivity in dietary advice, dietitians should be open to gaining more understanding of the traditional diets of different ethnic communities.

Top ten nutrition tips for the menopause

The menopause is an ideal time to take stock of eating habits and begin some gradual changes to help ensure the best health possible while entering this new phase of life.

Keeping active indoors

Physical activity and relaxation techniques can be valuable tools to help you remain calm and continue to protect your health when forced to stay indoors.

Are low and alcohol free beers health drinks?

It’s plausible that "nolo" beers could offer health and nutritional benefits, but without the negative effects linked to the alcohol and calorie content.

Eating strategies for lockdown and isolation over shorter winter days

Isolation over winter could challenge even the best of us but eating as well as you can, will help to keep you body, mind, and mood all in great shape. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Celebrating dietitians during COVID-19 – Renal Dietitians as Dialysis Buddies

Thushara Dassanayake pays tribute to how members of the Imperial Renal Dietetic team jumped in at the deep end to become Dialysis Buddies during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Life in lockdown – a dietitian’s perspective

Covid restrictions have brought a new dimension to the challenges of working in an eating disorders service, says Eating Disorders Dietitian Lucy Gardner.

A new type of assistant dietitian – now with a waggy tail!

Therapeutic dogs – Brecon the Welsh springer spaniel is helping patients at an eating disorders service.

Changing the narrative of festive feasting

Many media outlets use this time of year to share harmful messaging around weight gain, Dietitian Sophie Medlin explains why this is so damaging.

Getting involved with Refugee Community Kitchen

Jess English writes about her voluntary work helping to prepare and distribute meals to refugees and displaced people in Calais and Brighton.

Using a person-centred approach for people with obesity

Jane Calow explains how working with the patient and offering a range of options can help to develop a plan that everyone is happy with and which is more likely to be successful.

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