Eating to Manage Type 2 Diabetes: Diabetes and Carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates are always a hot topic when it comes to managing diabetes through diet. Should we be recommending no carb, low carb, carb counting, complex carbs? With diabetes self-management there is no one right way, rather it should be individualised to each and every diabetic.

So what are the main dietary sources of carbohydrates?

Probiotics and Prebiotics

There is more and more evidence emerging regarding the importance of our gut microbiome and our general health and wellbeing. Scientific research has identified specific functional components of foods that may improve health, and prebiotics and probiotics are high on the list.

Though they are available as dietary supplements, there are also a variety of dietary sources where we can access them in our day to day intake.

Prebiotics: what are they and what do they do?

 

Dietary management of IBS. FODMAP intolerance or food chemical intolerance? How do you decide?

It is often assumed that everyone with IBS has similar symptoms; therefore the management should always be the same. Symptoms and management of IBS is different for each individual. Food chemical intolerance often presents with the most common symptoms being..

Spring is here! Time to spring clean your health.

I start counting the days down from the 1st day of autumn. The sun is shining in Perth today, doesnt it feel great. 

Hibernation is over everyone. Let the arrival of spring be your new motivation. 

Its now time to say goodbye to those unhealthy winter habits and maybe to some unwanted winter weight as well. Why not start this spring by....

A Dietitians secrets to sustained weight loss and overcoming the diet cycle:

Learning the skills of healthy eating and maintaining those habits is by no means an easy concept to grasp. The bottom line is that being healthy is a long term commitment and something that has taken me majority of my adult life to accept. Forget the diets, weight loss pills and weight loss shakes whether they work or not, typically they don't fit that mould of healthy eating.

The real secret is learning how to live a general healthy lifestyle. In other words, don’t put the focus on weight loss or on a particular diet, you just want to eat and be healthy.

Step one: start by changing your worst habit...

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