My Health for Life

My Health for Life program is free. Groups meet fortnightly and help you build the motivation to make sustainable and achievable changes to improve. You'll also receive a workbook and manual to help guide you through the steps.

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Top 10 Things to Know About My Health for Life

The My Health for Life program maintains that lifestyle change can have a huge impact on our future health. Healthy changes are best taken in small manageable steps in a supportive environment. If you live on the Brisbane Southside, you may contact Susan Phillips, dietitian and qualified My Health for Life facilitator for a free health assessment.

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My Health for Life

Have you struggled in the past with achieving diet changes and sticking to a commitment to a healthier you? Often life just gets in the way of our plans. Don't feel disheartened. This is a normal part of life. To help you with your journey Susan is holding free group courses with My Health for Life in conjunction with Diabetes Australia. The purpose of these groups is to reduce your risk of developing chronic or lifestyle related diseases such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease and kidney disease. Susan has groups organised in Acacia Ridge and Browns Plains.

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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. A dietitian is qualified to provide a diet prescription to suit your personal needs. There are many reasons you may benefit from seeing a dietitian.

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What's for Dinner? Nourishing Soup

I chopped up a pile of vegetables including onion, carrot, leek, celery, broccoli, swede and parsnip. I placed these in my slow cooker with a lamb shank, a good handful of soup mix (barley & split peas) and fresh herbs such as rosemary, bay leaf, thyme and sage. Lamb & Barley Soup is on the menu for dinner tonight.

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Foods for Digestive Health

An increasing body of research is linking our digestive health to many other aspects of health including anxiety, depression, weight problems, heart health, inflammatory disorders such as ulcerative colitis, arthritis and diabetes. So its not surprising that we are keen to learn more about the effects of food choices on our microbiome.

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Diabetes. How an APD dietitian can help you

Diabetes is a chronic condition which impacts on the body's ability to make or use insulin. This causes high blood sugar. Maintaining a healthy level of blood sugar is needed to manage diabetes and prevent complications. Choosing nourishing foods and regulating your portion sizes will help you self manage your diabetes. It is important that any dietary advice is tailored to your specific needs. Dietitians are food and nutrition experts who have studied at university for at least 4 years and are up to date on the best diet to manage your diabetes.

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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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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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