Dietetics is the science of how food and nutrition affect our health. Although most of us have a sound idea of what is considered as healthy and beneficial foods, there is also another dimension to dietetics where your nutritional intake is assessed and matched to your body’s specific needs.
Our Dietitians aim to provide high quality evidenced based nutritional advice and support for people of all ages, focusing on educating and work with patients to achieve a life of healthy eating and recovering from long term chronic condition. They can help you with chronic disease and pain management such as arthritis or cancer or other chronic musculoskeletal pain. They can also modify diets to help maintain good health, boost energy and assist in disease prevention.
Conditions We Treat
Healthy Pregnancy: Breastfeeding support, Healthy nutrition for infants and children
Medical Conditions: Chronic pain, Diabetes/Prediabetes, Heart disease, High cholesterol or blood fats, High blood pressure, Digestive disorders, Overweight and obesity, Reflux/GORD, Nutrition in cancer, Anaemia, Osteoporosis, Liver disease, Kidney disease, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Chronic fatigue, Food allergies and intolerances
Weight Management: Lose, gain or maintain weight
During your initial consultation, the dietitian will undertake body measurements and ask detailed questions about medical history, weight history, diet history, exercise habits, general health and lifestyle.
Following nutritional diagnosis, initial dietary goals and strategies for improving your health will be discussed.
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Dietetics frequently asked questions
Is a Dietitian different from Naturopath or Nutritionist?
Dietitians have a Bachelor and/or a Masters degree in nutrition science through accredited universities, which involved at least 4 years study and clinical placements. They are registered by a governing body, Dietitians Associations of Australia, which tightly regulates dietitians' practices. Nutritionists and Naturopaths, on the other hand, are not regulated by any governing bodies and the terms are loosely defined (i.e. Nutritionists and Naturopaths may not necessarily have a degree in nutrition).
Will the dietitian recommend meal plan to me?
Dietitians promote healthy eating to help you improve your health and wellbeing. They recommend tailor made eating plans with foods that best suits your preferences, culture, and lifestyle.
How often should I see a dietitian?
It depends on your problem or condition. For chronic conditions, you would greatly benefit by visiting dietitian more frequently to ensure you retain excellent control of your condition and avoid the need for additional medication.
Can a dietitian help me to lose weight?
A dietitian can help you to lose weight the healthy, sustainable, and achievable way. Dietitian will look at you as an individual and your weight loss in the context of your individual factors (e.g. age, weight, culture, preferences) and life (e.g. work life, incidents in the past and present). They will help you to identify specific dietary changes needed to reach your goals, thereafter, providing evidenced-based nutrition information and a realistic diet plan you can sustain for a long term.