Cultural Diversity and BMI in Dietetics

Did you know that 1 in 4 Australians were born overseas and 1 in 2 Australians have a parent who were born overseas?  We are a multi-cultural country and from a food point of view this has introduced us to magnificent food variety and flavours.  Think of Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, French, Italian, Greek food...
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So, this is Christmas!!

So, this is Christmas… a Guide to surviving the challenges associated with it. Christmas is just around the corner and the silly season has well and truly descended upon us. The notions of Christmas are a fun time to share with family and friends. However beneath all the positive hype, Christmas presents a challenge for many...
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Do Essential Oils Belong in the Kitchen

What are Essential Oils? Essential oils are highly concentrated plant oils. Unlike with essential amino acids or essential fatty acids where the term “essential” means it is required by the body for nutritional purposes, essential oils are named as such because they contain the “essence” or the aroma of the plant it was extracted from. Essential...
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Diet and Diabetes

Diabetes occurs when there is too much glucose in the blood stream. There are three different types of diabetes and each can lead to serious health complications if not managed properly. Type 1 occurs when your body attacks the cells in your pancreas which means it cannot make any insulin. Type 2 occurs when your body...
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Motivation from someone like you

Motivation from someone just like you As nutritionists and dietitians it is often presumed that we are these perfect strict professionals that never make mistakes with our eating habits. However, it is because we love food so much that we have chosen to make this our profession and just like everybody else we have our bad...
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What is evidence based advice?

What is Evidence Based advice? There has been much controversy recently around health advice given by those who do not have science or medical qualifications.  A good example of this is the suggestion that hydroxychloroquine will help to prevent the occurrence of COVID-19.  However, the US Food and Drug Administration cautions against people taking it and...
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Nutrients - what are macros and micros?

Nutrients – what are macros and micros?

What is a nutrient and why does it have so many people confused? Nutrients are compounds found in food that are essential for energy, growth and the maintenance of life.  They are divided into two groups – Macro-nutrients and Micro-nutrients.
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Kombucha, pickling, veges in oil and backyard chooks: how to keep food safe with your new #StayHome hobby

The Food Safety Information Council today released advice about how to stay food safe with the new hobbies people have started to take up during the coronavirus lockdown. Cathy Moir, Council Chair, said that recent Omnipoll research showed that 43% of Australian adults polled reported that they have increased the time spent cooking or preparing meals...
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Sunshine in Food

As we enter the winter months and spend less time outdoors our exposure to the sun begins to become less regular. Add to this the fact that many people are spending more time indoors due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, there is concern that we may not be getting sufficient amounts of Vitamin D. Vitamin D...
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Coronavirus and Fresh Produce

You will not catch Coronavirus from fresh produce As the world beings to adjust to life during the Coronavirus Pandemic it is more important than ever to make sure we are maintaining healthy eating habits in order to keep our immune systems strong. Fresh fruit and vegetables are an integral part of a healthy diet, however,...
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Our recipe analysis

Why do we provide analysis on so many nutrients for our recipes? It’s all about nutrition education.  Let us explain. We offer dietetic consulting from several location throughout Perth as well as online consults throughout Australia (and the world)! We are also out in the community regularly running health and nutrition workshops to everyone from primary...
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Vitamin C and Coronavirus

Vitamin C and Coronavirus (COVID-19) There has been much misinformation about vitamin C and the coronavirus leading to vitamin supplements selling out as fast as toilet paper in some countries. Let’s look at the facts. Vitamins were discovered at the beginning of last century with deficiency linked to certain diseases.  However, it was not discovered until...
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Is Turmeric Really That Good?

Is Turmeric Really That Good? In a world where there are constantly new food products on the market and new trends in what seems like every few weeks it is difficult to keep up and know what is truly beneficial to your health. One such trend relates to Turmeric so we asked the question, should you...
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Fresh versus Frozen

Is Fresh Really Better Than Frozen? There is a common belief among consumers that “fresh is best” when it comes to buying fruit and vegetables but how much better is fresh produce compared to what is available in the frozen section of our supermarkets? The truth is that numerous studies have shown there is little difference...
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Nutrition and Fertility

Fertility in Australia In Australia, one in six people will experience infertility. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive within a year of trying or experiencing pregnancies that do not result in a live birth. There are many reasons someone may find they are having difficulty falling pregnant with age being biggest factor. There are,...
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The Importance of Dairy

Why do people avoid dairy? There are many reasons people avoid dairy. Vegans and some vegetarians will avoid dairy products as they do not eat animal products, other people believe that dairy is fattening and is often one of the first food groups to be excluded on a weight loss diet.  Other people may suffer from...
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Intermittent Fasting

What is Intermittent Fasting? By now, you may have heard about this new way of dieting called Intermittent fasting (IF). Promoted by celebrities and social media influencers the diet involves going for a certain period of time without eating and has become a popular method for weight loss with claims of all sorts of added benefits....
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Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?

What is the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance? Food allergies and food intolerance are two distinctly different reactions often confused for the same thing. A food allergy induces an immune response while food intolerance is a chemical response and often less serious than a food allergy. Many people with food intolerance are able to tolerate...
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Should we count our calories or make our calories count?

In the early 1900’s a healthy diet was considered to be no more complicated than a simple addition and subtraction of calories. In other words, if you consume the equal number of calories to meet your body’s energy needs, your weight should not change. Despite 100 years having passed, to this day, many foods and meals...
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We often hear about how we can boost our metabolism, kick start it and speed it up. It’s a weight loss buzz word that holds all the answers to our weight loss success but what is metabolism and do we actually have any control over it? What is metabolism? Your metabolism is simply the name for...
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Keeping Up With Keto

What is a Keto diet? A Ketogenic diet (Keto for short) is a diet high in fat and very low in carbohydrates. People on a Keto diet derive the majority of their energy (70%) from fat and are limited to no more than 50 grams of carbohydrate (the equivalent of a slice of bread) a day....
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Back to School Lunches

Back to School Lunches While many parents rejoice in the end of the school holidays, back to school time also comes with the dread of figuring out what to do for school lunches. For many parents, figuring out what to put in the lunch box every day can be a source of great stress and frustration...
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How To Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again when we’re all run ragged by the events of the year gone by and are ready to kick up our feet and indulge in life’s sensory pleasures. It’s also the time of year when once we’ve enjoyed our decadence, we decide it’s time to get back into things, start fresh...
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Tap Versus Bottled Water

Tap Vs Bottled Water In recent times bottled water has become the preferred way for consumers to meet their water intake. Western Australians are the biggest consumers of bottled water in the country, with the most recent data indicating that 30% of us are drinking bottled water every week. But why do we do it? Some...
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No hard sell and no cookie cutter solutions

We have clients travelling for over three hours to come and see us for a range of dietary and health related conditions.  We also receive referrals from over 150 GP’s and specialists throughout WA for those on health care plans and with more complicated health conditions.

Gastric conditions and diseases are our specialty and we consult with many clients who have suffered for years or decades and sometime their whole life with debilitating symptoms.  Migraines, persistent cough, skin conditions, nerve and pain sensitivity and many other symptoms can be related to diet and food chemicals.  Many of our clients experience relief from symptoms within two weeks following our advice.

However, we see a range of clients ranging in age from toddlers to people in their 90’s for all dietary related health conditions including bariatric surgery, children’s dietary issues, weight loss, diabetes and so much more.

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