Healthy Eating Blog

Working to Reduce Frailty

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 18, 01:16 PM No comments.

As mentioned in my blog about what I have been doing this week, I will be working on tools and resources around frailty in older people who have been discharged from hospital, into the community. We talk a lot about malnutrition but we often don’t talk about frailty.

Frailty is (usually) an age related condition which reflects a state of increased vulnerability to adverse health outcomes.

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What I do - weekly round-up

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 14, 06:13 AM No comments.

The best way to show what a dietitian does all day is to give you a round-up of my working week!

This week, I have been asked to be involved in a number of projects. And they couldnt be any more different from each-other.

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My grocery highlights?

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 12, 01:35 PM No comments.

Today I was sent an email from a supermarket chain that I occasionally shop with. In truth, I am not that loyal to one particular store but more-so I tend to shop around. I find that some items are available in one or another store and I also get really bored when shopping in the same supermarket over time.

So the email?
A run down of my 2021 shopping habits.
So let’s see how I shopped (bearing in mind this is my “top up” store). I shopped with them 66 times

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How can I prevent anaemia?

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 12, 07:34 AM in and . No comments.

Iron is a mineral needed by your red blood cells, the cells that carry oxygen around the body in your blood (1). Dietary Iron can be found in a variety of foods such as red meat, beans, lentils, dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, dried fruits, and fortified foods (e.g. breakfast cereals with added iron). Getting enough iron has a role in preventing anaemia. Here, Michaela Carrick, BSc Human Nutrition, tells us how to prevent this problem.

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How to follow a more plant-based diet

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Sep 29, 09:55 AM in and . No comments.

There are numerous reasons why we should aim to include more plant-based foods in our diet. For one, the increase in nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and fibre are all beneficial for our heart health. Here, Laura Reilly, MSc Food, Nutrition & Health tells us how to eat a more plant based diet.

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How can diet help manage PCOS?

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Sep 21, 06:17 AM in and . No comments.

Can diet help to manage symptoms of PCOS? In PCOS awareness month, Michaela Carrick, BSc Human Nutrition, tells us how.

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Beating the bloat - have you considered stress?

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Sep 13, 10:17 AM No comments.

Could your bloating be stress related? Read on to learn why – plus some tips and tricks you can implement to help the issue- by Laura Reilly, MSc Food, Nutrition & Health.

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What nutrients do you need to boost your immune system?

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Sep 4, 03:46 PM in and . No comments.

Will some nutrients boost your immune system? Michaela Carrick, BSc Human Nutrition, explores this

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The Mediterranean Diet -could it reduce symptoms of depression?

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Aug 31, 07:57 AM in and . No comments.

A recent study looked at the diets of people with depression to see if following the Mediterranean Diet helps..read more to find out what they discovered

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5 Easy Ways to Increase your Vegetable Intake

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Aug 18, 10:09 AM in and . No comments.

Do you find it difficult to eat your greens? Laura Reilly, MSc Food, Nutrition & Health, has some great ideas for increasing your vegetable intake. Here are her 5 top tips.

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Can eating soy reduce hot flashes during menopause?

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Aug 7, 07:39 AM in and . No comments.

In an exciting study just published, (the WAVS study), researchers investigated if a low-fat plant-based diet with soybeans could affect the frequency and severity of hot flashes in menopausal women. Michaela Carrick, BSc Human Nutrition, has more on this, here:

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How To Build A Healthy Salad

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Aug 2, 04:20 PM in and . No comments.

Salads are a versatile and time-efficient meal to prepare. A salad consisting of protein, a variety of plant foods, grains and healthy fats is a smart meal choice for your overall health. They are a fantastic way of packing in micronutrients and fibre. Here we show you how to build a healthy salad.

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How to Build a Healthy Gut Microbiome

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jul 26, 10:50 AM No comments.

Want to build a healthy microbiome? Michaela Carrick, BSc Human Nutrition, tells you how in this article.

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How we helped "Sarah" live a better life with IBS – part 3- the grand finale

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jul 16, 09:00 AM in . No comments.

Sarah* had come to see us at AM Dietetics after being diagnosed with IBS-D (diarrhoea dominant IBS). Her symptoms included bloating, wind, gut pain, cramping, diarrhoea, and frequent trips to the toilet. Sarah was hoping to go on the Low FODMAP Diet, in order to reduce her symptoms. See what results she got here.

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How we helped "Sarah" live a better life with IBS – part 2- Sarah goes Low FODMAP.

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jul 11, 10:46 AM in . No comments.

We recently saw “Sarah” (*not her real name), who has IBS, and would love to share how the Low FODMAP Diet helped her to reduce her symptoms
Spoiler alert: Her life changed dramatically!

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