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Support Resources

When it comes to seeking support, it’s important to know where to look. There is often a gap in knowledge about RED-S in general medical practice which may make it harder to get the right support. We are helping to bridge this gap through education and by continually updating the list of resources below.

UK

Medicine

The EN:SPIRE Clinic is run by dietitian Renee McGregor and endocrinologist Dr Nicky Keay, who has extensive experience of working with athletes experiencing RED-S. Dr Keay is the author of Health4Performance website, which also provides comprehensive science-based RED-S information.

Dr Rebecca Robinson is an international mountain and road runner who specialises in Sport and Exercise Medicine with a special interest in RED-S, female athlete health and oncology.

Dr John Rogers is a Manchester-based Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant specialising in overtraining syndrome, cardiac and respiratory problems with exercise, vascular disease, concussion, mental health problems and nutritional deficiencies.

Dr Kate Hutchings is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant at Circle Reading Hospital and is experienced in working with atheltes from a variety of sports and levels.

North America

Medicine

Dr Kathryn Ackerman is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician and medical director of the Female Athlete Program in the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. Her interests include female athletes, rowing injuries, endocrinology, RED-S, the list goes on!

Dr Emily Kraus is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Children’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center. She specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) sports medicine and is involved in multiple RED-S based projects.

UK

Nutrition

Alex Cook is a registered clinical and sports dietitian specialising in endurance sports. Alex understands the impact of RED-S and the nutritional changes required to help an athlete reach optimal health and performance.

Jo Scott-Dalgleish BSc (Hons) is a Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who offers consultations to UK based endurance athletes looking for improved health and performance, including those who may be inadvertently experiencing RED-S. Please note that Jo is unable to support athletes with disordered eating or diagnosed eating disorders (past or present).

Renee McGregor is a sports dietitian, specialising in Eating Disorders, RED-S, female athletes, health and performance. 

Katie Kirk is an Irish athlete and registered sports nutritionist that has a keen interest in non-diet approaches. You can email her directly.

Hannah Cartwright is a nutritional therapist based in Marlow, Bucks. She specialises in RED-S, disordered eating and loss of periods. Get in touch directly.

North America

Nutrition

Dietitian Rebecca McConville is a certified eating disorder dietitian and sports nutrition specialist. She has 25+ years worth of experience in all-things-RED-S and is also the author of Finding Your Sweet Spot: How to Avoid RED-S by Optimizing Your Energy Balance.

Lisa Podlecki, Registered Sports Dietitian and avid runner, provides realistic and sustainable recommendations for athletes with RED-S.

Linda Steinhardt is sports dietitian based in Texas who has worked with adolescents, elite college athletes, and active adults.

Leslie Schilling is a master's level registered dietitian specialising in sport nutrition, weight concerns, and family wellness located in Las Vegas, NV.

Marissa Michael has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for 18 years and helps athletes optimise nutrition for sports performance, from recreational to elite.

UK

Psychology Support

Dr Caz Nahman is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist specialising in Eating Disorders in athletes (and non-athletes), Autism Spectrum Disorder and compulsive exercise. She offers zoom or in-person sessions in Oxford and can be contacted directly here.

Hannah Stoyel is a Sport Psychologist and founder of Optimise Potential. Hannah uses an integrative approach with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy and has a special interest in disordered eating and eating disorders among athletes.

North America

Psychology Support

Riley Nickols is a counseling and sport psychologist who specializes in working with athletes to address mental health and performance concerns.

Dr Melissa Streno's areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, eating disorders, disordered eating, body image distress, anxiety, depression, and life/relationship transitions.

Kate Bennett is a Clinical Sport Psychologist at Athlete Insight who specialises in the treatment of eating disorders, body image concerns, and exercise dependency.

UK

Eating Disorder Clinics

Dr Caz Nahman is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Newbridge House Eating Disorder Unit with significant experience of working with athletes.

North America

Eating Disorder Clinics

The Gaudiani Clinic offers unique, expert outpatient eating disorder treatment specifically dedicated to treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders or disordered eating of all shapes and sizes and comes highly recommended.

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Female-Specific Support

FitrWoman is the world’s first mobile menstrual health tracker that provides daily training and nutritional suggestions tailored to your menstrual cycle. Even if you don't currently have a period, the app allows you to track symptoms, log training activity and receive nutrition and physiology support.

Online Course: Training as a High-Performing Female Athlete - a 60-75 minute course produced by Dr Nicky Keay, a leading RED-S researcher and endocrinologist.

RED-S Screening Questionnaires

All published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine: a peer reviewed, Open Access journal covering all aspects of sports and exercise medicine (SEM) and associated areas.

Dance

Football

Male cyclists

Female-Specific Support

Eating Disorder Resources

BEAT is a UK charity which exists to encourage and empower people with eating disorders on any end of the severity spectrum to get help quickly, because they know the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery.

NEDA is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

RED-S Screening Questionnaires

Eating Disorder Helplines

BEAT helplines are free to call from all phones:

England: 0808 801 0677
Scotland: 0808 801 0432
Wales: 0808 801 0433
Northern Ireland: 0808 801 0434

NEDA helplines can be found here