Joe Leech, Dietitian, MSc Nutrition & Dietetics

Joe Leech dietitian and nutritionist
Joe Leech is a university-qualified dietitian from Australia.

He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in exercise science, followed by a Master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Wollongong in 2011 (completing his thesis in Finland).

He then worked as a both a clinical and private consulting dietitian for several years, focusing on food intolerance, autoimmune diseases and metabolic health issues.

In 2013 he began learning the skill of science communication - specifically nutrition science - as a member of the Australasian Medical Writers Association. He then became the primary contributor to Healthline's Authority Nutrition website in 2014, and has been researching and writing articles on nutrition ever since.

Joe also creates expert nutrition videos, and has now created almost 200 videos for Healthline's Authority Nutrition Youtube channel, which have been viewed by over 5 million people.

How does Joe make health a priority?

"I try to cook at home as much as possible, even if it means batch cooking and freezing meals. Just this year I've made going to the gym a priority as I was really slack last year. Aiming to train 4 times per week!"

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Articles by this author

 

SIBO and IBS: Cutting-Edge Findings with Gastroenterologist Dr. William Chey

Cutting-Edge Findings on SIBO and IBS with Gastroenterologist Dr. William Chey (1)

[Last Updated 15th of August, 2018]

There’s a lot of confusing information available on managing small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

Even gastrointestinal experts can’t seem to agree on the best way to approach their diagnoses and treatment.

To update myself with the latest research in this area, I spoke with Dr. William Chey, a leading gastroenterologist researcher at the University of Michigan and world-renowned authority on food intolerance.

I asked Dr. Chey about how he diagnoses SIBO, his best recommended treatment and whether or not he thinks the low-FODMAP diet is effective.

His answers have been lightly edited for clarity…. [Discover More…]

How To Stop Food Cravings and Emotional Eating with Nutritional Psychologist Kimberley Wilson

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Eating has become a behavior with a lot of rules and restrictions.

Some of these are medically recommended of course, such as a gluten-free diet for those with celiac disease.

But other restrictive diets, such as paleo and the keto diet, unnecessarily forbid foods for the majority of people.

Unfortunately, our obsessive and often times extreme diet culture appears to fuel food cravings and emotional eating. In fact, binge eating disorder is now the most common eating disorder in adults (1).

This is not my area of expertise, but it is for Kimberley Wilson, a UK-based chartered psychologist who specializes in nutritional psychiatry, particularly eating issues.

I asked Kimberley about the issues with restrictive diets and how to stop food cravings and emotional eating, or at least minimize their power over us.

Here are some of the most important takeaways from our conversation. Her answers have been lightly edited for clarity…. [Discover More…]

Total Calories in Alcohol? This Is How Many Are In Your Favorite Drinks

Total Calories in Alcohol? This Is How Many Are In Your Favorite Drinks

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Weight loss can be a real challenge…

Especially if you regularly drink alcoholic beverages.

This is because alcoholic drinks tend to be high in calories, and we tend to drink a lot of them. Many people don’t factor this in when they think about their calorie intake for the week.

Importantly, some alcoholic drinks are significantly higher in calories than others.

This article looks at how many calories are in your favorite alcoholic drinks, as well as the best choices for those watching their waistline…. [Discover More…]

Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense): A Potent Anti-Inflammatory and Possible Cancer Fighter

Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense) A Potent Anti-Inflammatory and Possible Cancer Fighter 1

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Boswellia is an herbal extract and essential oil, also known as frankincense.

It’s has been used for centuries in incense, perfumes and traditional Asian, African and Middle Eastern medicine.

It’s now touted for its anti-inflammatory properties and potential ability to even fight cancer.

This article digs into the science behind boswellia to see if it lives up to the hype…. [Discover More…]

Nutrition and Prediabetes: A Primer for Busy Folks

Nutrition and Prediabetes A Primer for Busy Folks

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Prediabetes is a strange one.

It affects almost 100 million adults in the US alone, yet most don’t even realize they have it.

The scary part is that if left unmanaged, it will progress to type 2 diabetes.

Fortunately, this progression can be avoided. In fact, prediabetes is completely reversible through a combination of simple diet changes, exercise, and weight loss.

This article highlights the most important things you can do to reverse prediabetes and reclaim your health…. [Discover More…]

Coconut Oil vs Olive Oil vs Canola Oil? New Study Finds Olive Oil Is Best, Coconut Oil Has Zero Antioxidants, Canola Oil Is Worst For Cooking

Coconut Oil vs Olive Oil vs Canola Oil: What is the best cooking oil

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

A new Australian study could change the type of oils you use for cooking.

Researchers found that extra virgin olive oil is the most stable and safest to use at high temperatures.

Cooking with coconut oil was almost on par, however failed to come close when comparing levels of naturally occurring antioxidants.

Seed oils (also called vegetable oils) such as canola oil, grapeseed and sunflower oil were the least stable when heated and produced the most harmful compounds.

Researcher’s also found that an oil’s smoke point is a very poor marker of its safety and stability as a cooking oil, contrary to popular belief.

This is a detailed look at some of the main results as well as a Q&A with the lead author…. [Discover More…]