Articles tagged with: wellness

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

Which dairy milk substitute is right for you?

Which dairy milk substitute is right for you?

Almond, rice, coconut, soy and oats are all used to make dairy milk substitutes. If you are lactose intolerant, have a milk allergy,...

14 September 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

What is Retinol (Vitamin A) and why do I need it?

What is Retinol (Vitamin A) and why do I need it?

Vitamin A is a term for a number of related compounds, the main one being pre-formed vitamin A which is technically called Retinol....

22 June 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

What is Beta-carotene (pro-Vitamin A)?

What is Beta-carotene (pro-Vitamin A)?

Beta-carotene is the most widely known of the carotenoids, which are the natural pigments of plants which provide the orange, yellow...

15 June 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Stuck in the middle of the warring Food Tribes

Stuck in the middle of the warring Food Tribes

At times, I feel like I’m in the middle of four main, warring, dietary tribes – Paleo, IQS (I Quit Sugar) Raw and GF (Gluten...

23 March 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

What are the new US Dietary Guidelines?

What are the new US Dietary Guidelines?

The US Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020 8th edition were released in January 2016 . These guidelines differ from previous ones in that...

17 February 2016 by Catherine Saxelby