Pixie Turner is a nutritionist (ANutr) and science communicator. She graduated with a First Class degree in Biochemistry, and went on to complete a Masters in Nutrition with Distinction. She is the brains behind the ‘Pixie Nutrition’ social media accounts, which aims to encourage a healthy relationship with food and debunk nutrition misinformation online. In addition, she has been featured as a nutrition expert on BBC and Channel 5, and in publications such as Red, the Evening Standard, Grazia, the Telegraph and more.
Her first book, The Wellness Rebel, was published early 2018, with her second book, The No Need to Diet Book released in March 2019.
Our obsession with being healthy and living forever has driven us to push our bodies to the absolute limits, but still every year we’re being told how unhealthy we are as a population. Despite a wealth of information at our fingertips, there are still so many things we get wrong about food and health.
The No Need To Diet Book explains the reasons why diets and over exercising don’t work; the problems with eating for aesthetic goals; the science behind orthorexia, food anxieties and emotional eating, and other unhealthy habits formed by misinformation. This book will challenge our misconceptions about what is healthy, and get to the heart of it using evidence-based science.
The healthy eating market continues to thrive, with authors like Joe Wicks seeing record-breaking sales for accessible healthy eating books. In recent months, however, there has been a backlash against certain healthy lifestyle brands, particularly those without scientific qualifications who promote ‘clean eating’. The Wellness Rebel explores the aftermath of this, looking at where balanced healthy eating will go next and how we can get back to evidence-based basics and enjoy eating well.
With each chapter themed around a common healthy food misconception such as ‘The Alkaline Myth’, ‘Go Raw’ and ‘How Super are Superfoods?’, The Wellness Rebel explores the basics of nutrition in an accessible and entertaining way, with Pixie sharing her tips, tricks and tastiest recipes – including her much-loved Pixie Plates – for a truly healthy diet, with no detoxes, no elimination diets, no restrictions – and absolutely no BS.
‘Finally there is a book about eating well that is accessible, smart and written by someone who actually knows what they are talking about. Pixie manages to strip away the bullshit that surrounds diet and health, replacing it with facts, balance and a long overdue call to re-engage with food. This is the book that the world of wellness desperately needs’
— Anthony Warner, the Angry Chef.
‘A manifesto for happy, sensible eating: to encourage us to respect science, to relax and, crucially, to find pleasure in food’
— Stella Magazine