Rick is a clinical and sports dietitian for the NHS and private medicine in London. He specialises in managing gut disorders such as IBS, particularly in athletes where he holds a specialist clinic at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health, Fitzrovia. Rick is passionate about research in the role of the gut in sports performance and is clinical director at private medical clinic and performance laboratory, BelleCell in Mayfair. He is a visiting lecturer in Dietetics at a number of Universities worldwide. He was previously nutrition manager at The a2 Milk Company™.
January is upon us again, the festive eating is over and for many, a period of abstinence from alcohol after the holiday
Coffee is one of the world’s most commonly consumed beverages. The coffee culture is an undeniable feature of modern living
20/12/2017 13:46 GMT
Lactose intolerance is a gastrointestinal condition, recognised throughout the medical community as loss of function in the enzyme lactase that helps us digest lactose, the naturally occurring sugar in cows' milk.
16/11/2017 12:12 GMT
Last week marked World Osteoporosis Day - a condition that affects over three million people in the UK. It is characterised by changes to the structure and density of bones, making them thin, weak and prone to breakages.
25/10/2017 13:44 BST
Worryingly, the trend is greatest in our young generation of 16-24 year olds who are shunning dairy at the fastest rate, despite needing it the most during their strong bone-forming years to prevent health issues such as osteoporosis or thinning bones later in life.
22/09/2017 12:11 BST
The old tricks are the best! Making shapes out of sandwiches, presenting fruit in small colourful containers, adding a fun curly straw to drink their milk with - it all helps to make sure they actually eat everything. After all, children don't get any nutritional benefit from food that never leaves the lunchbox.
07/09/2017 13:07 BST
We're all used to it by now; when the summer arrives, so do the fashionable diets that claim to completely transform our bodies in a few short weeks. They take over our news feeds, magazine racks and even the supermarket aisles. But is there some truth in the latest summer health trends?
18/08/2017 14:59 BST
Do you remember when the free-from section in the supermarket consisted of an odd-looking packet of biscuits that disintegrated in a cup of tea and a sad looking loaf of bread that tasted like cardboard? These products were produced for those with diagnosed allergies and intolerances and would be marked with 'approved' or 'certified' stamps to help consumers avoid making a potentially dangerous mistake when choosing a product.
07/07/2017 11:53 BST
People often ask me what we can learn from these phenomenal people. Is there anything we can do to enhance our own performance from following their lead?
07/06/2017 11:59 BST
Myth-busting and uncovering the truth about food is part of a day's work for a dietitian. From the latest celebrity diet, to the supposed miracle approaches of the latest nutritional 'guru'; some myths are easily explained, others more insidious and seem to return like a nasty bout of flu circulating.
11/05/2017 15:47 BST
As dietitians we see many children who are seemingly 'overfed' yet simply 'malnourished'. Getting the balance of nutrients right for both ourselves and our children from their early years will avoid having to try and fix the problem later.
25/04/2017 16:41 BST
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