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Stopping Diabetes in its tracks…

There’s no doubt that diabetes is taking over the world. No industrialized country seems safe from the disease and in Australia alone an estimated 280 people develop diabetes each day. The financial burden of diabetes has been estimated at $10.3 billion taking into account carer costs, productivity losses and health system costs. Reducing the prevalence…

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Avoiding a Food Allergy Reaction…

There is no cure for food allergies so the only way to avoid a reaction is to avoid the trigger. Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia recommend the following steps to help you and your loved ones avoid a food allergy attack. Avoid Ingestion: This sounds easier said than done. Some food allergens are hidden from sight…

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Food Allergy Awareness Week 2015

Food Allergy Awareness week, an initiative by Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia,  will run from the 17th to the 23rd of May 2015 and aims to increase awareness of food allergy in an effort to protect those at risk. Every day, 1 in 10 babies is born with a food allergy. While some allergies are not…

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Perfecting portion control

Brett was pushing 100kg when he decided he needed to make a change. His diet wasn’t too bad- but there was always a bit too much on his plate- he decided to start practicing portion control and up his exercise and here’s what happened. He dropped down to 93kg in a matter of weeks. I…

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You can increase your resistance to stress by strengthening your physical health.

  Exercise regularly. Physical activity plays a key role in reducing and preventing the effects of stress. Make time for at least 30 minutes of exercise, three times per week. Nothing beats aerobic exercise for releasing pent-up stress and tension.   Eat a healthy diet. Well-nourished bodies are better prepared to cope with stress, so…

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Small Changes…BIG results- Dieting!

  When most people think about weight loss they think of dieting, missing out on their favourite foods and walking for hours on a treadmill, sweaty, cranky and hungry. This does not have to be the case. To prove my point I want to discuss three of my patients this morning- all came to me…

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A few Easter Tips from our Awesome Dietitian Jac.

Easter- the time of year all chocaholics (including myself) revel in! But while binge eating chocolate for an entire weekend might seem like a good idea at the time- it is often followed by feelings of sickness, guilt and elastic digging into your waist (I swear these pants fit me before Easter!) To beat these…

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Roasted pumpkin and mushroom lasagne

Roasted pumpkin adds a natural sweetness to the lasagne, as well as a dose of beta carotene, a form of vitamin A. it is high in dietary fibre, and a good source of potassium, essential for controlling blood pressure. Equipment You will need a 2L (8 cup) ovenproof dish for this recipe. Ingredients 1.25kg Queensland…

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