DR Joshua Wolrich

BSc (Hons) MSc MBBS MRCS ANutr

Welcome! I'm a HAES-aligned medical doctor, Registered Associate Nutritionist and author of the Sunday Times Bestseller, Food Isn't Medicine. I believe that your relationship with food is incredibly important and a crucial step in any health promotion journey. I'm not here to dictate what you should eat or prescribe rigid meal plans; instead let's figure out together what works best for you and your body.


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What is HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE®?

Healthcare overwhelmingly follows a weight-normative approach, where a focus on weight and weight loss is used to try and define health and wellbeing. This is harmful. As someone who follows a Health at Every Size® (HAES) approach, I believe that:

  1. Health and wellbeing is incredibly multifaceted and the link between health and weight is nowhere near as straightforward as people make it out to be.
  2. We should stop indiscriminately advising weight loss when we have no guarantee that it's going to improve health or be sustainable in the long term.
  3. We must acknowledge the real danger of weight stigma and fight to eradicate it.

Education

University College London

  • Master of Science (MSc) with Distinction in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition¬†(2021)

Imperial College School of Medicine

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) (2014)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) with First Class Honours in Medical Sciences with Surgery and Anaesthesia (2012)

Further Training

London Centre For Intuitive Eating

  • Intuitive Eating & Non-Diet Approaches in Practice
  • Advanced Counselling Skills
  • Nutrition Counselling in Practice

What is HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE?

Healthcare overwhelmingly follows a weight-normative approach, where a focus on weight and weight loss is used to try and define health and wellbeing. This is harmful. As someone who follows a Health at Every Size® approach, I believe that:

  1. Health and wellbeing is incredibly multifaceted and the link between health and weight is nowhere near as straightforward as people make it out to be.
  2. We should stop indiscriminately advising weight loss when we have no guarantee that it's going to improve health or be sustainable in the long term.
  3. We must acknowledge the real danger of weight stigma and fight to eradicate it.
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Education

University College London

  • Master of Science (MSc) with Distinction in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition¬†(2021)

Imperial College School of Medicine

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) (2014)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) with First Class Honours in Medical Sciences with Surgery and Anaesthesia (2012)

Further Training

London Centre For Intuitive Eating

  • Intuitive Eating & Non-Diet Approaches in Practice
  • Advanced Counselling Skills
  • Nutrition Counselling in Practice