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

How to get vitamin-ready for autumn and winter

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?

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?

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 …

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 …