Are Seed Oils Really Toxic? 
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by Maeve Hanan
3M ago
This article was written by Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr) Sophie Gastman, and reviewed by Registered Dietitian Maeve Hanan. Yet another questionable nutrition claim circulating the internet is that seed oils are toxic and should be avoided at all costs. They’ve become such pariahs that some have named them as ‘the hateful eight’ (rapeseed, corn, cottonseed, soy, sunflower, safflower, grapeseed and rice bran oils). People are claiming they can cause anything from headaches to heart disease, but are they really that bad for us? This article will dig into the science behind seed oils ..read more
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Navigating Nutrition Advice on Social Media 
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by Maeve Hanan
6M ago
This article was written by Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr) Sophie Gastman, and reviewed by Registered Dietitian Maeve Hanan. In recent years, there has been a huge shift in how people are seeking health related information. Nowadays, many people go straight to social media when looking for nutrition advice; particularly with TikTok quickly becoming the new go-to search engine to influencers dishing out dietary advice.  On the surface, it may seem positive to have access to all this information at our fingertips 24/7. However, in a world where anyone can pick up their phone, cre ..read more
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Protecting Your Relationship With Food at Christmas
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by Maeve Hanan
8M ago
This article was written by Maeve Hanan, Registered Dietitian and Director of Dietetically Speaking. The festive season can be challenging for those who have a difficult relationship with food or who struggle with disordered eating, because food plays a central role during this time of celebration. This article will go through some practical strategies to help you to prioritise and protect your relationship with food during the holiday season. Put a Plan in Place What you include in your festive food plan will very much depend on your needs. If you have a treatment team in place or if you work ..read more
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Navigating Greens Powders 
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by Maeve Hanan
8M ago
This article was written by Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr) Sophie Gastman, and reviewed by Registered Dietitian Maeve Hanan. Greens powders are nothing new on the health scene, but their popularity has skyrocketed this year thanks to the TikTok wellness crowd.  With some claiming to support your immune health, boost energy, improve gut health and support your general wellbeing, it’s difficult to not be tempted to buy into the trend.  This article will explore some of the things you should consider before investing in a greens powder.  Supplement, Not Substitute  ..read more
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Bone Health and Disordered Eating Recovery 
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by Maeve Hanan
10M ago
This article was written by Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr) Sophie Gastman, and reviewed by Registered Dietitian Maeve Hanan. The impact on bone health is an often overlooked consequence of disordered eating. Unlike some of the other physical side effects such as hair loss, fatigue and loss of period, deteriorating bone health is one that can be less obvious to spot.  This article will break down why bone health is so important, how disordered eating can impact this and practical tips to manage bone health in recovery.  Understanding Bone Health  Our bones have two mai ..read more
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Vulnerable Times For Teenage Disordered Eating
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by Maeve Hanan
10M ago
This article was written by Sarah Idakwo, Eating Disorder Specialist Dietitian in the Dietetically Speaking Clinic. The teenage years are referred to as the ‘vulnerable years’ as they are marked by physical, emotional, social and of course hormonal changes. Navigating these years is a transformative journey. It’s during this period that children become more susceptible to various pressures, including those that could contribute to the development of eating disorders. Hence its important to shed light on the significance of addressing eating disorder concerns during transitions and stressful ..read more
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Do Processed Foods Ruin Your Gut Health?
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by Maeve Hanan
11M ago
This article was written by Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr) Sophie Gastman, and reviewed by Registered Dietitian Maeve Hanan. As the focus shifts from demonising carbohydrates and fats, processed foods have emerged as the new nutritional pariah. While the media has highlighted the potential downsides of these foods, the true extent of their impact on gut health remains a question.  This article explores the current research on the link between processed foods and gut health.  Understanding Processed Foods ‘Processed food’ is a very broad term. It includes any food that has ..read more
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Digestive Issues in Disordered Eating Recovery
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by Maeve Hanan
1y ago
This article was written by Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr) Sophie Gastman, and reviewed by Registered Dietitian Maeve Hanan. Recovering from disordered eating is anything but a straightforward journey. It involves not only overcoming psychological barriers, but can also involve battling the uncomfortable physical side effects too.  One common physical side effect of disordered eating recovery is digestive issues, such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea and acid reflux. Research has shown that 98% of people with eating disorders experience at least one functional gut disorder ..read more
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How Menopause Can Impact Your Relationship With Food
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by Maeve Hanan
1y ago
This article was written by Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr) Sophie Gastman, and reviewed by Registered Dietitian Maeve Hanan. Menopause is the natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. Typically occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, although it can begin earlier, menopause is defined as the absence of menstruation for 12 consecutive months. While the conversation around menopause is not as pervasive as it should be, it is often associated with its impact on physical and emotional wellbeing, highlighted by common symptoms like hot flashes and mo ..read more
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The Truth About Greens Powders 
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by Maeve Hanan
1y ago
This article was written by Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr) Sophie Gastman, and reviewed by Registered Dietitian Maeve Hanan. If you’re on social media, the likelihood is that you’ve seen at least one influencer or celebrity promoting powdered greens as the go-to solution for health enthusiasts everywhere. With so many different brands and a lengthy list of wild marketing claims including energy-boosting, immune-supporting and hormone-balancing benefits, it’s easy to wonder if greens powders are something we really need to add to our diets.  This article will breakdown the evide ..read more
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