Dr Carrie Ruxton

Dr Carrie Ruxton

Dietitian and Health Writer

PhD, Child Nutrition

Dr Carrie Ruxton qualified as a Dietitian at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, before gaining a PhD in Child Nutrition.

Her work has been published widely in academic and health professional literature but she loves to write for the general public to bring to life the hugely interesting topics of diet and nutrition science.

Since 2003, Carrie has worked in a freelance capacity as a health writer and consultant to the food industry. Her specialist topics are functional foods, weight management, children’s diets, dietary advice and supplements, despite cooking not being one of her stronger skills!
 
Carrie contributes regularly to TV, print media and radio, most recently on BBC’s Food Detectives.

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Recent articles

What to eat and avoid for heartburn
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What to eat and avoid for heartburn Feature

For many people, enjoying a meal has a sting in the tail - heartburn. According to surveys, one in three adults have some heartburn every few days, while nearly one …

Simple ways to follow a Mediterranean diet
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Simple ways to follow a Mediterranean diet Feature

A Mediterranean diet conjures up an image of fresh fish and crunchy seasonal vegetables, washed down with a glass of red wine - all sitting in the sun of course. …

How to get vitamin-ready for autumn and winter
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How to get vitamin-ready for autumn and winter Feature

Winter might be the last thing on your mind as you enjoy the ebbing rays of the sun but, make no mistake, those darker days with their accompanying coughs and sneezes …

Are sports drinks a waste of money?
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Are sports drinks a waste of money? Feature

Whether it's the World Cup or the Olympics, you'll see athletes regularly picking up a sports drink for a glug. Marketeers hope we'll do the same, whether after a …

Can changing your diet help psoriasis?
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Can changing your diet help psoriasis? Feature

According to the British Skin Foundation, around 2 in 100 people in the UK live with the skin condition psoriasis. It is not infectious, nor does it lead to cancer. But …