Carla Bredin, MSc, MA, BA, DipNT, ANutr
Hi. I’m Carla, Registered Associate Nutritionist and Director of Wild Healthy Nutrition. I help people sort through the information they’ve been told about their health and their bodies. That information may have come from something as legitimate as a diagnosis from a health professional or from something as non-sensical and toxic as diet culture.
I have an MSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of Surrey and am a Registered Associate Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition. My research focuses on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and metabolic syndrome (MetS). I conducted the first cross-sectional study of dietary patterns in an Irish NAFLD population and our team created a tool for quickly assessing dietary patterns at intake in tertiary care. Our first publication can be read here, in the European Journal of Nutrition.
I have a strong interest in nutritional medicine and lifestyle medicine – combining facets of medicine, nutrition, psychology and exercise physiology in the pursuit of optimum health for you. My approach is evidence-based and has been informed by nutritional science. Blended through that approach is Intuitive Eating, a non-diet framework for re-learning hunger and satiety cues and unlearning restrictive and punitive food rules. Wild Healthy Nutrition is a weight-inclusive practice and your health is the priority; at any size.
I’m originally from Donegal, and that’s where the name comes from. Up there, we use Wild [pronounced Wile] to mean Very. My hope is that someday, an aul’ Donegal woman will walk up to you and exclaim “Jeez, aren’t you wild healthy these days, hi!”.