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.

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Aussie diet woes -

The Australian Diet Survey has revealed some concerning trends in the Aussie diet. Australians over eat discretionary foods. A massive 1/3 of our diet is discretionary food. We are simply eating way too much added sugar, salt, saturated fats and alcohol. we are missing those foods with more nutrients - dairy, fruit, vegetables and wholegrain cereals.:

Continue Reading

Sorting the fads from fiction. How to find credible nutrition information

Five (5) tips to work out whether a new nutrition product or message is as good as it claims. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Nutrition information should be based on scientific research and properly designed studies which are documented in professional journals. Look for an accredited practising dietitian (APD) for reliable, up to date nutrition advice.

Continue Reading

Heart Week 1-7 may 2016

Seven easy tips for your heart health. Eat your fruit and vegetables! Go for 2 pieces of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables per day. Choose wholegrain cereals such as oats, barley, wholegrain bread, natural muesli. Avoid eatng refined carbohydrates. Enjoy fish twice a week.

Continue Reading

Fan of Energy Drinks? Think Again.

Energy drinks have rapidly increased in popularity to manage fatigue, increase energy, improve mental alertness and concentration in our busy lives. However, energy drinks are linked to heart palpitations and heart problems.

Continue Reading

Do you eat a Mediterranean style Diet?

The Mediterranean diet is responsible for the good health and longevity of people in the Mediterranean region. A large volume of research supports the benefits of the Mediterranean style of eating in managing many common lifestyle related health problems including- diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, cholesterol, overweight and obesity, osteoarthritis, dementia and cancer. What's more, the diet is economical.

Continue Reading

HCG - What is the science behind this weight loss fad?

After years of research, scientists have found no evidence that the hormone promotes any weight loss. The rapid weight loss has been linked to the 500 calorie restrictive diet followed. Anyone would lose weight on a 500-calorie diet because it’s impossible to meet your energy and nutrition needs when consuming so few calories on a daily basis.

Continue Reading