Hydrate with water

Water is critical for healthy bodies. It is needed by every single cell in our body. With summer just around the corner it is worthwhile reflecting on your hydration. Do you drink enough water? The average adult needs between 2 and 2.5L of water per day. Reduced kidney function, ageing, some medications can increase our risk of becoming dehydrated. As the weather heats up fluid losses can be greater through perspiration. Signs of dehydration include fatigue, headache and mood changes.

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Hot Tips to help your Weight Goals from ANZOS 2016 Meeting

After attending the 2016 ANZOS (Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society) Conference in beautiful, balmy Brisbane last week I decided to summarise a few hot tips about exercise, mental health and Mediterranean diet, willpower versus habits, how much sugar is too much sugar and how to improve your gut microbiome.

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Time to Spring clean your kitchen

Spring is the time for a clean out. Toss away those habits which are not helpful. An organised and tidy kichen makes it easier to make healthy food choices. Here are a few ideas to get you back on track with your health goals: Spring clean the kitchen. Start with the pantry. Clear out those foods that are not helping you to achieve good health. An organised pantry stocked with healthy staples is a good start. Think tins of tomatoes, legumes such as three beans, lentils and kidney beans, beetroot, corn, brown rice and pasta. Choose high fibre breakfast cereals

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Spring. Time to Clean up and Bounce into Shape

Spring is a time for new life and rejuvenation. A time to clean up old habits which were not meeting our health needs. To bounce back into health. Start by planning some time outdoors each day.

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Phillips' Family fare

My grandmother was a fabulous country cook well known throughout the Warialda district for her culinary skills. She always sourced the freshest ingredients to make her pickles, jams, chutneys and preserves. Her recipes continue on in our family celebrations. Today I share her Orange and Cucumber Salad. This is a delightfully fresh citrus variation on traditional Greek tzatkiki.

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Cool Diet Tips for National Diabetes Week July 2016

Diabetes poses a big risk to the health of many Australians. Diet plays a role both in preventing diabetes as well as managing diabetes. Six top diet tips to manage risks of diabetes, choose mostly low GI carbohydrates, limit sweetened drinks, include healthy fats, eat more meals at home and snack wisely.

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National Diabetes Week 10 - 16 July 2016

Susan Phillips, APD, experienced dietitian and nutritionist in Brisbane commonly sees people with diabetes and provides dietary assessment, advice, education and meal plans to help manage diabetes.

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New Country of Origin Labeling Laws

On 1 July 2016, a new country of origin food labelling system will be introduced in Australia to help consumers identify Australian made foods. Most foods that are produced, grown or made in Australia will need to display a label with the kangaroo in a triangle symbol so consumers can identify the food’s Australian origin and a statement that the food was grown, produced or made in Australia

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Irritible bowel syndrome (IBS) and Fodmaps

Are you troubled by ongoing gastro symptoms including diarrhoea or constipation, tummy bloating, pain, wind or flatulence? IBS effects around 10% of the population. Dietitians provide effective nutrition to identify common trigger foods (FODMAPs) and relieve these symptoms in 75% of cases. Susan Phillips is up to date with nutrition research in this area and able to treat your IBS.

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When should I see a dietitian?

Diet is integrally related to our health and a large number of common health problems. For this reason, it is a good idea to have a session with a dietitian at any time that you have concerns about your diet or the diet of a close family member or you have a new diagnosis. Ten top reasons for visiting a dietitian include chronic health condition such as diabetes, heart problems such as high cholesterol and blood pressure.

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