Private Dietitian can assist you with your dietary, nutritional and food related concerns, to meet your needs and goals for achieving optimum total well-being. We focus on your individual needs, offer friendly and practical suggestions to improve and enhance your health.

We are committed to optimising the health and well-being of people around us by providing education, motivation and support. We believe that food is one of the great pleasures of life and all food can be enjoyed as part of a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle

Does Prolonged Exclusive Breastfeeding Reduce the Risk of Childhood Asthma?

Whether longer duration of breastfeeding provides protective effects on asthma in children has been debatable as past studies showed conflicting results. The findings from a more recent cohort study (Silvers et al., 2012) confirmed the positive answer for this question.

Inflammation During Pregnancy Increases Autism Risk

Autism is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Studies in Asia, Europe, and North America have identified individuals with autism with an average prevalence of about 1%. A recent study in South Korea reported a prevalence of 2.6%. The causes of autism are not clear, but it is likely that both genetics and environment play a role. A new study has revealed that there is a significant association between inflammation in women during pregnancy and the risk for autism in the child.

Does Nutrogenomics Give the Answer for Better Dietary Interventions?

Every now and then, dietitians come across clients who do not respond to conventional dietary interventions; very often we have the tendency to assume there has been non-compliance. Are there any other reasons for these non-repondents?

10 Week Challenge to the Healthy Weight Week 2013

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Obesity and overweight are a global problem.

According to WHO (Obesity and Overweight Fact sheet, dated May 2012),
 
"Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths. At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. In addition, 44% of the diabetes burden, 23% of the ischaemic heart disease burden and between 7% and 41% of certain cancer burdens are attributable to overweight and obesity.

Some WHO global estimates from 2008 follow.

"Diet or No Diet?" in HK Magazine

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On 8th November 2012, Carrie-Anne Hau of HK Magazine wrote an article on weight loss diets in their circulation, titled "Diet or No Diet".

Our dietitian Vivien Yiu was interviewed. Vivien's comments on the different weight loss diets are extracted from the article and listed below.

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