Lactose Intolerance or Cows Milk Protein Allergy

lactose intolerance and CMPA 

Did you know that we can actually work on building up tolerance to lactose and cows milk protein?


Healthy Christmas

Dietitian Tips to Avoiding Christmas Weight Gain

For months in the lead up to Christmas we can start to gain access to those decadent mince pies and plum puddings.

The main concern is not so much the additional food or alcohol you may consume on Christmas Day, it is the ‘festive season’ which for some can take up to 1-3 months of the year. With Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Years and all the pre-Christmas work functions closely followed by Australia Day celebrations.

You can see how it is terribly easy to overindulge at this time of year. The good news, it is avoidable if you set yourself some ground rules and strategies to coping for all the functions and social occasions to come.

Product Review

Nudie Coconut Yoghurt

Nudie coconut yoghurt

Advertised as the dairy free, gluten free and vegan alternative to yoghurt. I had to give it a try to see what all the hype is about.

 Diabetes Management

Dietitians tips for managing diabetes

Did you know that there is actually no such thing as a ‘diabetic diet’? The dietary management for diabetes is the same as managing a healthy body weight. The major difference though is the risk of not managing your body weight and blood sugar levels is a lot great if you’re a diabetic.

The key is learning how best to manage your diabetes and blood sugar levels to avoid any complications.

My top tips to manage your diabetes:


Part 3 Sugar Series

Natural vs Added Sugar

I am often being asked how much sugar should I be eating per day? Is honey better than raw sugar? Is raw sugar better than white sugar? What about agave syrup is this better for me?

In Australia we currently don’t have a recommended daily intake for ‘added sugars’. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that for optimal health ‘added sugar’ such as honey, syrup and raw sugar should be restricted to ...

Three-part Sugar Series

Part 1: Sugar. Are some forms better than others?

Sugars are found in many of our foods. Sugar is one of the body’s main energy sources, so we need to eat some sugar as part of a healthy, well-balanced diet. So why are some foods that contain sugar better than others?

To answer this question there are three things we should be asking ourselves:


Part 2 Sugar Series:

Carbohydrates - Let’s look at how our body uses carbohydrates and the health affects.

Sugar is part of the carbohydrate food group.

Carbohydrates are a macronutrient providing our bodies with energy. There are two types simple and complex forms.


A snap shot of the Mondelez Mindful Snacking Panel: Understanding and Adopting Mindful Eating. Facilitated by Maree Ferguson APD and Director at Dietitian Connection:

The Panel:

Tim Crowe APD, Associate Professor Deakin University

Christina Turner APD, founder SOL Nutrition Mindul Eating Programs

Kjetil Undhjem Marketing director for chocolate Australia and New Zealand, Mondelez International


The concept of mindfulness is focused on maintaining your health in a long lasting way rather than being on a strict diet.



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