Laurel Ives is an editor and writer with many years of experience in senior roles for leading national newspapers and magazines. Her twin passions are health and food, and she is a former health editor for the Telegraph, a health writer at the BBC, and food editor for the Sunday Times. She started her career in women’s magazines going on to edit ELLE, and she spent five years as a reporter in New York City. Now she juggles work with parenting two lively teenage girls, bootcamp sessions, and year-round outdoor swimming with friends.
We're here to help you take the best steps for your health. That’s why our editorial team chooses information carefully, and makes sure it’s easy to understand and genuinely helpful. As professional health writers, we make sure everything we publish is based on sound evidence and reviewed by the qualified doctors on our medical team. You can read more about how we write and check our content here.