Weight gain during pregnancy


Pregnancy: How much weight should you gain? Written by Dr. Andri Philippou RD 25 April 2021 Appropriate weight gain during pregnancy: A large retrospective study of over 30 000 singleton pregnancies in Northern Ireland found that excess weight or weight gain not only increases the risk of the mother developing gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia during [...]

Weight gain during pregnancy2021-06-13T12:56:08+00:00

Calcium requirements in pregnancy


Calcium: One of five essential nutrients during pregnancy Written by Dr. Andri Philippou RD 29 May 2021 CALCIUM IS 1 OF THE 5 ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS REQUIRED DURING PREGNANCY: The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for calcium during pregnancy = 1000 – 1300 mg/ day, although 1500 – 2000 mg/day has been associated [...]

Calcium requirements in pregnancy2021-06-13T12:45:15+00:00

Let’s give Oats an overnight makeover!!!


Let's give Oats an overnight makeover!!! Written by Dr. Andri Philippou RD 13 April 2021       Overnight oats might sound like a lot of work, but it can actually be a huge timesaver helping you ensure a nutritious and fun breakfast alternative for the whole family. Oats are rich in [...]

Let’s give Oats an overnight makeover!!!2021-04-13T10:18:21+00:00

Covid19 and supplements


Should we be using nutritional supplements during the Covid19 pandemic? Written by Dr. Andri Philippou RD 10 February 2021       Of course social distancing and regular sanitising or handwashing are by far the most proven methods of reducing risk and spread of COVID-19, but many people have come into [...]

Covid19 and supplements2021-02-10T06:06:32+00:00



Nutrition Basics If you google the word “nutrition” you will get over 514 000 000 hits… That is over half a billion! The Wikipedia definition of nutrition is: Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an [...]

BASICS OF NUTRITION2020-08-18T16:06:32+00:00