Iron deficiency is the world’s most common nutritional disorder. In this post, I explore the functions of iron, its sources and how deficiency is diagnosed and treated.
Hi, my name is Dr Tim Crowe and I'm a career research scientist and educator with most of this spent in the absolutely fascinating, yet always controversial, area of nutrition. I now work chiefly as a freelance health and medical writer and scientific consultant. You’ll also see me active in the media giving regular TV, radio and newspaper interviews.
I started this website to be proactive in giving credible, evidence-based nutrition messages in plain language. Whether I am writing for health professionals or consumers, my message is always based on current evidence informed by peer-reviewed journal articles, government and peak health body guidelines, and medical experts.
Soy is one of the most polarising of foods. To help you make sense of the conflicting messages about soy, I dig deeper into some of the key health areas linked to eating soy foods.
Forget about the latest superfood trend, coffee is where it is at. In this article I look closer at the science behind the health benefits of coffee to help you justify your caffeine habit.