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

Dietitians Debunk The Detox

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Now that summer is over and New Year resolutions of eating well have fallen away, Australia’s leading nutrition body is warning against quick-fix diets.

According to a Newspoll survey commissioned by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), almost half of Australian adults (46 per cent) tried to lose weight in the 12 months to November last year. But only one in five thought they had been ‘very successful’.

Are Antioxidants Bad or Good for You

It is known that oxidative stress, which is caused by highly reactive "free radical" compounds circulating in the blood, is a factor in most diseases. As dietitians, we often get asked about whether or not taking a huge amount of antioxidant supplements is good for our health.

Are You at Risk of Developing Gestational Diabetes?

Some women develop diabetes during pregnancy, and some of these women will go on to develop Type 2 diabetes later in life. Diabetes during pregnancy is called Gestational Diabetes (GD). GD normally develops around the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy, when the amount of insulin required for maintaining normal blood sugar levels increases to 2-3 times more than usual but your body is unable to produce this much insulin. GD may also result in a large baby, miscarriage and stillbirth.

You are at a greater risk of getting gestational diabetes if you

Salt: An Anti-Depressant?

Yesterday, a public release by The University of Iowa reported new findings by Psychologist Kim Johnson and colleagues, found that when rats are deficient in salt, they shy away from activities they normally enjoy. According to the public release, Johnson and colleagues reviewed others' research on the reasons behind salt appetite, along with the findings of their own experiments in rats with salt, published an article in the July issue of the journal Physiology & Behavior.

Registered Dietitian Day

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The word diet stems from the Greek Diaita meaning way of life.

Teachings of Nutrition and how it relates to health date back to ancient times, the Egyptian Imhotep made accounts of food being used as medicine some 6000 years ago. The Ancient Chinese Emperor Huang Ti and the Indian Ayurevedic traditions also document the use of nutrition as part of the path to good health some 2500 ago. It was also discussed among the great Greek and Roman philosophers.

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