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Blogs on the topic of eating disorders, mental health nutrition and debunking common myths, written by the team at Mental Health Dietitians

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The Role of Nutrition in Managing ADHD Symptoms

Navigating the wealth of information online about ADHD nutrition can be overwhelming, especially when so much of it is misinformation. In fact, a dietitian colleague recently mentioned that just 2% of the nutrition information online is evidence-based! Yikes! This blog aims to help you cut through the noise and understand the role of nutrition in managing ADHD symptoms effectively.  

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Eating Disorders Explained Simply

Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions that affect increasingly more people. Yet they remain widely misunderstood by the public.   During my training to be a dietitian, in a lecture on Eating Disorders, one of my peers asked “I don’t get it, why don’t they just eat?” In this blog, we will try and answer this. Explaining eating disorders

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Eating Disorders in the LGBTQ+ Community

June is Pride Month, an important time to celebrate the diversity and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community. However, it is also a crucial period to address pressing issues that disproportionately affect LGBTQ+ individuals, such as eating disorders. Despite the lasting misconception that eating disorders only impact young, white, middle-class women, they occur across all groups in society, with significantly higher

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The Anti-Diet Movement Explained

The anti-diet movement has started to gain traction as more people question the diet culture environment that we exist in. Contrary to what its name might suggest, the anti-diet movement is not against healthy eating. Instead, it promotes an alternative to weight-loss diets and challenges the pervasive influence of diet culture. This blog will delve into the anti-diet movement, its

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The Surprising Connection Between Diet and Mental Health: Scientific Overview by a Dietitian

In recent years, the relationship between what we eat and how we feel has gained significant attention. Research is increasingly showing that our dietary choices can have a profound impact on our mental health and wellbeing. This blog explores the scientific connection between our diet and our mental health, written by me, a registered dietitian and specialist in eating disorders and

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An ADHD Dietitian On How to Manage Side Effects of Medication

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 an ‘ADHD Dietitian’ aka a Mental

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