Dr Hazel Wallace is the founder of The Food Medic, an NHS medical doctor, registered nutritionist (ANutR), and best-selling author.
Dr Hazel is also passionate in the use of exercise as medicine which was the topic of her TEDX talk. She is also a qualified personal trainer. She’s written two books, The Food Medic and The Food Medic for life, and interviews leading experts on her podcast, The Food Medic, sharing advice on how we can live healthier lives.
Hazel studied Medical Sciences (BSc Hons) at the University of South Wales between 2009 – 2012, graduating with first-class honours and an award for the highest academic achievement in her year cohort. Following her undergraduate degree, Hazel pursued a 4-year graduate degree in Medicine (MBBCh) at Cardiff University. During her time at medical school, she also gained her level 2 and level 3 qualification as a personal trainer. She has recently completed a masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and Public Health nutrition at University College London.
Her debut book ‘The Food Medic” was released on May 4th, 2017 and made both the UK and Irish Bestseller lists (at number 3 and number 1 respectively). Her second book “The Food Medic for Life” was released the following year in April 2018, which also made the bestseller charts. Hazel hosts her own podcast “The Food Medic” interviewing leading experts in their field and sharing actionable advice on how we can live healthier lives. Hazel is the resident online doctor for Women’s Health and a columnist for Psychologies magazine.
Dr. Hazel started ‘The Food Medic’ blog in 2012, as a medical student, in a bid to bridge the gap between conventional medical advice and the latest thoughts and developments in nutrition and other areas of lifestyle medicine. The blog has now extended to various other platforms and publications including social media, books, and a podcast.
In September 2017, Hazel was chosen as the Health Food Manufacturers’ Association ‘Blogger of the Year 2017 and in February 2018, was awarded the Wellness Blogger of the Year Award at The Wellness Awards 2018. The Food Medic was also ranked as one of the top 10 best Nutrition Blogs in the UK.
Hazel is currently working as a doctor in the speciality of Nutrition. This involves looking after complex patients who require short-term or long-term nutrition support , via parenteral routes (intravenously), as a result of their disease, treatment (e.g. radiotherapy or surgery), or during their recovery.