Should you be seeing a Dietitian?

Have you ever thought to yourself ‘What does a dietitian actually do?’.

If so, then I am here to help answer that question.

Food is the fuel for our brain. Imagine putting the wrong kind of fuel in your car, you know that the car will either not be operating at its best or just completely break down. Humans are the same, when we aren’t eating the best foods for us, we can’t possibly function to our fullest, putting us at risk of vitamin deficiencies, chronic illnesses, malnutrition and obesity. Dietitian’s help us recognise and appreciate that relationship between food and our health.  

Between Instagram, Google, Facebook and TV – there are so many mixed messages about what we should or shouldn’t be eating. Have you ever wondered if an advert you saw was really the truth? Dietitians are here to help you figure out if these are fact or fiction.

Only using evidence-based recommendations, dietitians will only ever give you the proven facts, having an understanding of the science behind food and how it affects our bodies. 

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Dietitians are degree qualified, having studied either a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) or Master of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dietitians are required to be under an overarching body known as the DA (Dietitians Australia). Dietitians under this body are called an ‘Accredited Practising Dietitian’ (APD). APD’s are the only credential recognised by Medicare, DVA as well as most private health funds.

Dietitians can help with:

  • Food allergies
  • Food intolerances
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Dowel Disease
  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain
  • Building muscle mass
  • Improving athletic performance
  • High Cholesterol/Blood pressure
  • Diabetes (Type I or II)
  • Cancer
  • Gastro – oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
  • Label Reading
  • Food sensory issues (ASD or otherwise)

If you want to know how you can help yourself achieve optimum health through your diet, then book an appointment with our dietitian today!

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