When can a dietitian help me?

Dietitians provide expert advice on food and nutrition to suit the needs of all people. A good time to see a dietitian is when you experience a change in your health status, a new diagnosis or your lifestyle changes. Susan Phillips, dietitian with Nutrition Insight, is qualified to provide a diet prescription to suit your personal needs. Ten top reasons to see a dietitian include:

  • You need help with managing your weight
  • Your teenager has problems eating healthily
  • You have been diagnosed with a lifestyle condition such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, fatty liver, blood pressure, cholesterol, gout
  • You care for an ageing parent or a person with a disability
  • You are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • You have a gut problem such as IBS (irritable bowel), diverticulitis, Coeliac Disease or inflammatory bowel disease
  • You have an intolerance or allergy to certain foods
  • You are either considering or have had bariatric surgery (eg lapband, gastric sleeve or bypass)
  • You are concerned about specific nutrients such as calcium and osteoporosis, iron deficiency anaemia, Vitamin K and warfarin
  • You would like to eat better or simply have concerns about your diet and nutrition

In the same way you see your dentist and optometrist regularly for teeth and eye check ups, it's a good idea to have a diet check up once a year to be sure that you are fueling your body with the right balance of nutrients and meeting your nutrition goals. Susan practises in Brisbane south locations including: Annerley, Acacia Ridge, Sunnybank and the Logan areas of Browns Plains and Slacks Creek.


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