Hi! I’m Helen.
I’m a registered dietitian from the UK. Welcome to my blog Food & Nonsense!
As a nutrition professional, I’m passionate about evidence based nutrition. There is SO much nutrition information out there that it can seem a little overwhelming. I believe in creating dietary approaches which fit individual priorities, circumstances, beliefs and goals. I set up this blog as a fun way to discuss nutrition issues and to provide a sound source of information for people who are interested in their diet and their health. I aim to translate the science of nutrition into simple and practical advice that can be applied to everyday life. It’s a blog about tackling the downs as well as the ups, striving to be better (not perfect) and most of all, trying to make the most of every day.
At the moment, I live here:
I’ve always been a little bit flighty and impulsive. I love to travel and sometimes the urge to getaway and try something new is just too tempting. Right now, the hubby and I are taking a little time out from our day jobs to spend the next few years pursuing our hobbies and our dreams in Indonesia. Ok, so this trip wasn’t actually THAT spontaneous…..we did have to save for 3 whole years to make it happen. But I am super pleased we did.
All this really means is that at the moment I eat A LOT of rice and that on occasion I may talk about random scooter mishaps. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
A LITTLE BIT ON MY PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND . . .
Before I left for sunnier climbs, I was a specialist dietitian in the UK’s National Health Service. I worked in large teaching hospitals providing nutritional support for people that had digestive disorders due to disease, surgery, allergy or intolerance. Over the years, I have worked with many different clinical conditions such as liver disease, diabetes, renal failure, cancer, obesity and eating disorders, to name just a few. I love my job. As well as the hospital stuff, I have always had a keen interest in sports nutrition and I’ve studied in my spare time for quite a while now. I recently I ticked a big goal off my list when I graduated from the internationally recognised IOC ‘s (International Olympic Committee) Diploma in Sports Nutrition – YAY!
WHAT’S NEXT . . .
After this adventure, my dream is head home, have me some babies and set myself up in private practice. But for now, I’m going to enjoy the slightly different challenges of blogging, improving my surfing, learning a language and trying to keep fit and healthy in a totally foreign environment!
Advice, tips and general chit chat on any of the above is most welcome. Please, get in touch!