What do Dietitians do?

2021-07-25T20:12:04+01:00July 20th, 2021|Nutrition|

When it comes to nutrition, it’s important to choose the right person. At Red Pepper Nutrition, we have a highly-qualified team who are experienced in working with clients with complex needs. Our therapists Sian, Olivia and Elaine are all Registered Dietitians, and our Dietetic Assistant Cate works under their supervision. Each therapist [...]

Creatine in Neuro Rehabilitation

2021-03-11T19:49:05+00:00March 4th, 2021|Rehabilitation|

The nutritional supplement creatine has been widely used by body builders and athletes for many years. Recently, there has been an increase in research looking at creatine in rehabilitation and health. This research has recently come to the attention of the wider public and especially those affected by neurological injury, who are keen to [...]

Food, Bowels & Spinal Cord Injury

2022-04-21T10:10:42+01:00December 10th, 2020|Nutrition, Rehabilitation|

Red Pepper Nutrition are delighted to be featured in December’s Forward magazine! Siân and Cate provide information and advice on how to eat well to support both bowel and overall health when living with Spinal Cord injury (SCI). We cover fibre, fluids, and FODMAPs in our informative feature and explain why maintaining healthy [...]

Guest blog – Brain health & omega 3

2020-10-30T09:50:15+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Nutrition|

‘Charlie’, a teenager from Blackpool, had a head injury as a child. She has continued her studies and is looking into careers in sports and nutrition. To provide some work experience and to give some insight into the wonderful world of writing, I asked ‘Charlie’ to write a blog post for Red Pepper Nutrition. [...]

Case Study Part Two – The Health Benefits of 5-10% Weight Loss

2020-08-25T09:41:00+01:00August 25th, 2020|Nutrition, Rehabilitation|

Part one of Sarah’s case study discussed the significant improvements to Sarah’s diet, nutrition and health with dietitian support and eHealth communication. In addition to these lifestyle changes, a 24% weight loss over 3 years was achieved and maintained by Sarah. Weight is often used to measure health changes as it’s convenient, accessible and [...]

Sarah – A rehabilitation case study in eHealth communication

2021-04-29T07:53:27+01:00April 17th, 2020|Nutrition, Rehabilitation|

Electronic health communication (eHealth) systems are an invaluable resource for dietitians when supporting rehabilitation in the community. This virtual communication plays an important role in providing nutritional support and education, particularly ‘coming into its own’ in recent months! For this article, I would like to present a case study of the goals and weight [...]

Food and medicine working together for health & rehabilitation

2020-04-21T08:45:05+01:00December 3rd, 2019|Rehabilitation|

We often think of medicines and food as separate. One treats a specific medical condition and the other provides the nutrients our bodies need to function. However, medicines and food work together to treat, prevent and improve health. Managed well, they complement each other, particularly in rehabilitation where multiple drugs (polypharmacy) and complex-nutritional requirements [...]

Nutrition in Real Life Rehabilitation 

2020-04-21T08:44:04+01:00October 24th, 2019|Rehabilitation|

"The world of food is life changing and it has now become king in my life” I’ve recently had the privilege of meeting the author of the book “In the Blink of an Eye – Reborn” which describes the remarkable true story of a man’s fight for rehabilitation following the devastating impact of a [...]