What Is Tube Feeding? Nutrition is essential for growth and development in children, as well as for weight maintenance and meeting the needs of adults. However, not everyone can fulfil their nutritional requirements through oral intake. Some children may be… Read More »Understanding Tube Feeding: Types of Feeding Tubes, How to Feed, and What to Feed
What Is Dementia? Most Australians know of someone who has experienced dementia. Dementia is a term that includes a range of conditions that cause symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills. This might mean they’re forgetful,… Read More »How To Reduce The Risk Of Dementia
Thinking of trying a gluten-free diet? Well, you certainly wouldn’t be alone. There is plenty of interest in trying a gluten-free diet to manage all sorts of things from gastrointestinal symptoms to inflammation and weight gain. But does it really… Read More »Should I Go Gluten Free?
Iron’s one of those things that we get asked about quite a bit. We sometimes see children who produce too much iron and may have Haemochromatosis (he-moe-kroe-muh-toe-sis) – where their body stores too much iron. More often though, we see… Read More »How Much Iron Does My Child Need?
Bariatric surgery is a major surgery to help people to lose weight. It adjusts the digestive system to support healthy eating, which is why seeing an experienced bariatric dietitian is very important. The two main bariatric surgeries are sleeve gastrectomy… Read More »Bariatric Surgery To Help People Lose Weight
Diverticulitis Versus Diverticulosis In medicine, language is important: while diverticulosis and diverticulitis might sound the same, they are definitely not the same thing! Let’s start with the basics – diverticula are little pockets or bubbles on the outside wall of… Read More »What is the Difference Between Diverticulitis and diverticulosis
Millions of people all over the world suffer from an upset stomach. Some suffer chronic issues that give them daily bouts of diarrhoea, bloating or just a general feeling of unwellness in the stomach. There are a multitude of reasons… Read More »How To Improve An Upset Stomach By Understanding The Gut Microbiome
Making sense of food and nutrition advice can be overwhelming. There is often conflicting advice and too many (self-proclaimed) “experts” who claim to have the magical answer to everything. We eat for a lot of different reasons. Modern humans are… Read More »Help With Nutrition and Diet, Who Do I Believe?