About Us

Nutrition Research News is dedicated to bringing you easy-to-read summaries of the latest research studies in nutritional science. Although the information we provide is focused on being of assistance to nutritionists, our research summaries are open and freely available to all who have an interest in the field of nutrition.

It is our belief that all nutritional advice provided by nutritionists should be evidence based, the source of which is derived from authentic scientific research carried out under the auspices of recognized health and educational institutions. Thank you for reading Nutrition Research News. It is our mission to be a resource to you for quick access to a growing library of nutritional research. Please visit us often.

Staff and Contributors

Laura Peill

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Laura runs Viand Nutrition, where she does nutrition consultations, teaches cooking classes, offers healthy living workshops and seminars and is passionate about helping others become their best self through food and fitness. An avid long distance runner and cyclist, Laura is especially interested in sports nutrition and also coaches running and is a certified Barre instructor. Most of the time you'll find her on the trails, in the grocery store looking for recipe inspiration, or in the kitchen creating new recipes for her vegan food blog at viandnutrition.com

Corinne Kantor

Registered Dietetic Technician & Certified LEAP Therapist

Corinne Kantor is a Registered Dietetic Technician, Certified LEAP Therapist, award-winning writer, and founder of The Food Cop (www.thefoodcop.com). She has been featured in numerous publications, including U.S. News and World Report. Corinne enjoys educating others about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, including clean healthy eating, edible gardens, and food sensitivities. She has been the dietary supervisor at a skilled nursing facility and has also worked in the nutrition department at various acute care hospitals. Corinne has undergraduate degrees in dietetics and journalism.

Swarnambal John

Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics

Swarnambal John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master’s degree in Home Science from the University of Madras, India. She's been awarded lectureship certification from the University Grants Commission in India and completed the course, Improving the health of women and children: From evidence to action from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Swarnambal John is an experienced health and wellness writer contributing articles to a wide variety of prestigious online publications and her own blog at healthyhomosapien.net.

Nikita C. Ross

Nikita Ross is a freelance writer and self-proclaimed bibliophile. When Nikita is not working at Renfrew Strength and Conditioning Center, she can be found studying for her Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification to help fellow athletes fuel their performance through proper nutrition. An avid weightlifter, runner, wellness blogger, and lifelong student, Nikita believes that books and barbells have equal weight when striving for self-improvement. Visit her at her blog Strong in Body, Strong in Mind.

Heather L. Makar

Nutrition Coach

Heather has had an interest in natural health for as long as she could remember. Her passion was initially fuelled by her father’s heart attacks at age 44, and the decline of both of her parents’ health conditions over the years has only strengthened her conviction that the answers to many of our current health dilemmas can be found by looking at what nature gives us. She herself suffered with poor digestion, rosacea, and an inability to lose weight ever since she was a child. After giving up wheat and dairy, and focusing her food choices on a more Paleolithic template, her health has improved dramatically.

​Through studying nutrition, fitness, and the precise biochemical processes that regulate our health, Heather has been able to offer individualized guidance to many people seeking to improve their overall level of wellness. Her own research is largely centered on optimal nutrition, mitochondrial respiration, metabolic regulation, and overall longevity. She has been certified through Level 1 of the Precision Nutrition program, and is continuing through Level 2. She is currently pursuing certification through MovNat and NASM.

Paul Harvey


Paul has 10 years experience working in marketing and communications management for major health organizations, including senior positions with the Arthritis Society, National Institute for the Blind and at a major intercity hospital. This offered him the opportunity to gain extensive experience working closely with leading writers and health consultants. Over the last five years Paul has focused his career on digital publishing and launched several online magazines, apps and websites.

Paul endeavors to utilize his knowledge and skills to develop Nutrition Research News into a truly unique and valuable resource for nutritionists.