110: Interview With Pixie Turner

Episode 110: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. We have another guest interview and this week I’m sitting down with Pixie Turner. Pixie is a nutritionist (ANutr), food blogger, and avid Instagrammer. 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 ‘Plantbased Pixie’ blog and social media accounts, and is dedicated to promoting a fad-free healthy lifestyle supported by evidence-based science. Her first book, The Wellness Rebel, will be published Spring 2018. 

Pixie Turner



Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode:

3:00: Pixie’s background and training, and what her day to day looks like

5:30: The history of Pixie’s relationship with food

9:45: The turning point with her foods issues

13:45: Why she decided to get a masters in nutrition

16:45: The importance of scientific literacy

21:45: The issue with echo chambers

22:45: The Dunning-Kruger Effect

25:45: The nocebo effect and how it affects our health

29:30: Pixie’s research on social media and orthorexia

33:15: Issues with the current way orthorexia is diagnosed

39:00: Which social media platform has the biggest impact on our relationship with food

44:30: Why and how Pixie diversifies her Instagram feed and who she follows

50:15: The responsibility bloggers have to their followers

55:00: How Pixie got into cooking in the first place

59:30: Pixie’s upcoming book

Here’s how you can connect with Pixie Turner:






Links mentioned during the show:

Placebo and Nocebo Effect in Nutrition

The Wellness Rebel – Pixie’s upcoming book

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Chris Sandel is the founder of www.seven-health.com. He is a nutritionist, working with clients on a one-on-one basis, as well as creating online trainings and products about health and nutrition. He is the author of The Health Trap: Why "Healthy" Eating Isn't Always Healthy which is available on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

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  1. Izabella Natrins says:

    ? “Research also shows that making sure that the overall fat content of your diet is more unsaturated than saturated also has benefits [5] – and unsaturated fats are usually found in plants (with the exception of coconut).”
    ? “Switch your butter for plant-based spreads and margarine. You might not be able to taste the difference!”


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