Dr Carrie Ruxton

Dr Carrie Ruxton

Freelance dietitian and health writer

Dr Ruxton has been a registered dietitian for nearly 30 years. She completed a PhD in child nutrition before working as an academic, industry nutritionist and hospital dietitian. She has been freelance since 2004. Dr Ruxton continues to publish scientific papers as well as writing medical and health articles on the topics of diet, nutrition and obesity. She has also appeared on several TV and radio shows.

Recent articles

Signs you're not getting enough vitamin B12

Signs you're not getting enough vitamin B12 Feature

Your body doesn't make vitamin B12. That means you need to get it from food or supplements. We'll explore why this nutrient is needed, the best sources and the signs …

The best snacks for healthy teeth

The best snacks for healthy teeth Feature

Our teeth are an important part of our looks as well as being essential for chomping up our food. Yet, while most of us are dismayed at the thought of fillings or tooth …

The truth about the fat in your diet

The truth about the fat in your diet Feature

From fat shaming to fat fears, it's clear that we have a rather uneasy relationship with this important nutrient. In recent years, the certainty that all or some fats …

What to do if your teen has a drug problem

What to do if your teen has a drug problem Feature

According to an NHS survey published in 2017, secondary school children in the UK are now more likely to have tried illegal substances than cigarettes, with cannabis …

Are carbs actually bad for you?

Are carbs actually bad for you? Feature

Diet fads have left most of us confused. Take carbohydrates, the stuff that potatoes, pasta, bread and sugary foods are made of. In the 1970s, these were blamed for …