ABOUT

Looking for friendly, expert advice you can trust? You’ve come to the right place.

I’m Laura, a UK Registered Dietitian and health writer.

I’m fascinated by how food makes us feel, think and live, and I’m passionate about helping you understand the relationship between what goes on your plate and what happens in your body!

My journey into nutrition started more than 10 years ago, at undergraduate level. Since then I’ve completed three further degrees in nutrition, and I now specialise in weight loss, gut health (including IBS – irritable bowel syndrome) and sports nutrition.

I’ve come to realise that it’s not just about what we eat, but why we eat – understanding how emotions, habits and lifestyles affect our eating habits is a big part of the puzzle. I’m convinced that tuning into our body’s regulatory signals (hunger and satiety) and finding what feels good is key in achieving a happy healthy relationship with food.

I know nutrition science isn’t easy to get your head around. One minute it’s five-a-day, then it’s ten. Some people say carbs are OK, others have a pretty convincing argument that a grain-free diet is best.

Every day we’re told something a bit different, but quite often it’s opinion rather than science. And sometimes we don’t have enough evidence to be sure – but the message ‘well, it depends’ just isn’t sexy.

That said, my goal is to be a trustworthy source of information. I hope to make things easier to understand by breaking down the science we do have, and helping you understand the links between what goes on your plate, and your health and wellbeing.

Looking for help with your diet, or need a nutrition expert for a company, programme or project? I’d love to hear from you – get in touch via the work with me page.

Qualifications and experience (the good to know)

  • International Olympic Committee Diploma in Sports Nutrition
  • Practitioner training in Mindful Eating
  • FODMAP diet accredited
  • Bachelors degree in Nutrition, Health and Lifestyles
  • Masters Degree in Public Health Nutrition
  • Postgraduate Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • HCPC Registered (Health & Care Professionals Council)
  • Spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association (BDA)
  • Member of Freelance Dietitians Specialist group

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1 Comment

  1. Mary Mc Leod
    July 25, 2018 / 9:59 am

    Hi Laura,
    I have arthritis, both types oa and ra and was seeing my consultant yesterday, who injected my fingers for osto arthritis.
    She recommended taking turmeric in my food.
    Last night as i was reading a magazine, “simply you” i read about turmeric and your suggestion of “eating turmeric with oily fish to help absorption.”
    Can i ask how much turmeric would you add to a piece of fish?
    Is it an overwhelming type of spice?
    I am so glad to have come across your site and will now be looking at it thoroughly!!!
    Many thanks,

    Mary

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