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Pixie Turner is the founder of Plantbased Pixie, a food blog and Instagram sensation with over 130,000 followers.
Many leading businesses pay for their employees to have flu jabs, private healthcare, exercise classes and cultural activities on the basis that the physical and mental health of their workforce is a valuable asset.
Pixie argues that every member of staff should have practical training about nutrition based on scientific fact, to help them cut through the noise and damaging myths circulating online, on the high street, and in popular cookbooks. She debunks nutrition myths and advocates for a balanced lifestyle without restriction. Food should make you both happy and healthy, otherwise what's the point!
Her food journey has taken Pixie from stereotypical university student (think frozen ready meals), to cutting out every food group she could think of in the pursuit of “health” (no meat, fish, eggs, dairy, soy, gluten, refined sugar, or joy), to now having a much more balanced and happy approach to food and health.
Pixie is a scientist and a sceptic, so does not believe in detoxes, fad diets, or that food can cure everything. That’s just not how the human body works. She eats a plant-based diet, using the scientific definition of plant-based meaning ‘a diet based on plants’, not necessarily a diet solely consisting of plants.
She has a passion for helping people to improve their scientific literacy and be more sceptical about the advice circulating online (spoiler alert: 90% of it isn’t credible), and she intends to use it.
As a nutritionist Pixie works with clients on improving their relationships with food using non-diet approaches. She is an advocate for Health At Every Size, so you won’t find any diet culture here.
- The complete guide to sorting nutrition fact from fiction using evidence-based science
- The Myth of ‘carbs aren’t essential’ and why this isn’t helpful
- Healthy eating for a healthy workforce — cutting through the noise
- How has social media shaped the way we eat? Are we addicted to food?
- How to fix your relationship with food without dieting
- Coping with the emergency crisis COVID-19
COVID-19 online talk: During these unprecedented times, we need to be looking after our health but the amount of conflicting advice and misinformation online can easily confuse us and only add to our stress around food. In this talk Pixie will explain the best food and health advice that you need to know to get you through self-isolation including how you can best support your immune system, and how to deal with stress-eating as well as debunking the most common nutrition myths around COVID-19.
- The Wellness Rebel
- The No Need to Diet Book
- Her third book, The Insta Food Diet: How Social Media Has Shaped the Way We Eat, will be published by Head of Zeus in August 2020