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How I landed my first writing job

How I landed my first writing job

New grads and young dietetic hopefuls often ask me: “How did you begin your writing career? How did you get your first start?” Now, after two thousand articles, over 700 blog posts and over 20 years of writing experience, it’s interesting to look back and recall that precise moment when I stumbled into writing. Here’s my recollection of the first time I got offered a regular page in a women’s magazine. It’s a long time ago now but worth recalling if only for the sheer luck of it...

23 November 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Sugar vs sugars

Sugar vs sugars

Two words, differentiated only by a single letter: ‘s’. However, this one little letter actually makes a lot of difference,...

12 August 2015 by Megan Cameron-Lee

Eat to beat heartburn

Eat to beat heartburn

UPDATED INFORMATION Indigestion and/or heartburn is a weekly occurrence for about one in five of us. It’s that burning, painful...

1 July 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

WHO Sugar Guideline: A summary for health professionals

WHO Sugar Guideline: A summary for health professionals

In light of the recent public debate and the rise of anti-sugar advocates, the World Health Organisation (WHO) decided to revise...

10 June 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Which bran is best – wheat bran or oat bran?

Q. Which bran is best – wheat bran or oat bran?

A. All types of bran are concentrated sources of fibre, being the outer fibrous layers of a grain. They are all useful but act in...

28 March 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Should I cut out carbs after 6pm?

Q. Should I cut out carbs after 6pm?

A. Every second week or so, someone asks me this same question: "Should I avoid carbohydrates after 6pm (or 5pm or 4pm) if I want to...

22 October 2013 by Catherine Saxelby