Managing Side Effects of ADHD Medication: Tips from a Dietitian

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Living with ADHD can present various challenges, and there is often a choice between lifestyle changes or medication to cope well with ADHD, and some people choose both. There is no one right way for everyone, it’s a personal decision. In this blog we will discuss common ADHD medications and their side effects. As a […]

Why BMI is Not a Reliable Health Indicator

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Body Mass Index (BMI) has long been hailed as a go-to measurement for assessing health and weight status. Yet, its credibility as a reliable health indicator is questionable. As a dietitian with a focus on mental health and considering an individual holistically, I believe it’s crucial to understand why relying solely on BMI can be […]

Sourdough cinnamon rolls

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This is a simple and delicious (but not quick) recipe for sourdough cinnamon rolls, it’s naturally vegan, but ingredients are sub-able depending on how you eat at home. Makes: 10-12 portions Prep time: 1 hour Rising time: 15-20 hours Cooking time: 30 minutes   Ingredients: 200ml milk (I tested with soy and oat and both […]

Yoga in Eating Disorder Recovery

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Important caveat: yoga on its own is not an evidenced based treatment for eating disorders. There may be times in recovery when the most healing thing to do is to rest, so always check with the professionals involved in your care to see if yoga is safe to participate in.   When recovering from an […]

The Link Between Body Image and Chronic Illness

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Living with a chronic illness presents a multitude of challenges, both physical and emotional. One aspect that often gets overlooked is its impact on body image. As an eating disorder dietitian, I’ve encountered numerous individuals grappling with this issue, I also have my own first-hand experience with this problem which I will talk about later […]

How a Dietitian Can Help if You Have Binge Eating Disorder

Are you or someone you love struggling with binge eating disorder (BED)? You’re not alone. Binge eating disorder is more common than you might think, affecting individuals of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. As an experienced eating disorder dietitian, I understand the complexities of this condition and how crucial it is to seek professional support. […]

Glucose Monitoring for Non-Diabetics: A Dangerous Trend

Woman with diabetes checking blood glucose level at home using continuous glucose monitor.

Continuous glucose monitors have become the latest wellness trend, but doctors are concerned that they could have significant negative impacts. “Blood sugar monitors are unnecessary for people without diabetes and could, in extreme cases, fuel eating disorders, leading doctors have warned.” Let’s discuss the concerns. In 2024, there has been a surge in the use […]

Sourdough hot cross buns

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Disclaimer: This is an enchanting recipe for delicious, spiced hot cross buns. BUT like all good things (and all sourdough) it takes time. Makes 12 hot cross buns. Proving time up to 23 hours. Labour time 1-2 hours Baking time 30 minutes. Ingredients: 150g active and bubbly sourdough starter 200ml milk (I tested with soy […]

Being Body Critical is Harming Your Loved Ones

Cropped shot of a women has overweight. she shows excess fat of the waist. she wants lose weight

In today’s image-conscious society, the pressure to conform to beauty standards is overwhelming, affecting both adults and children. From the age of 3, children can mirror harmful beliefs such as believing larger bodies are ‘bad’, from the age of 5, young girls can feel that their bodies are too big. As an Eating Disorder Dietitian, […]