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What is Medical Nutrition.
Accredited Practising Dietitians
Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are uniquely qualified to providing tailored nutrition advice for medical conditions – called ‘Medical Nutrition Therapy.’
This is a key difference between APDs and other nutrition professions.
Examples of conditions an APD can help with include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Food allergies
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Renal Disease
What to eat for health…when you have gallstones
Gallstones are twice as common in women as men. They are made from cholesterol and bilirubin, which are components of bile within the gallbladder. When these components aggregate, they form stones. The size of gallstones can vary from pebble sized grainy stones up to one large hard stone.
Both specific foods and lifestyle factors influence your risk of getting gallstones. Losing weight rapidly and weight gain increase the risk. Cohort studies suggest that protective factors include having healthy eating habits, especially eating lots of vegetables and fruits and having a high fibre intake, and surprisingly, having a moderate alcohol intake.
Orthorexia: The unhealthy side of healthy eating
You’ve cut out the Friday night take-aways, the wine sipped with dinner, your morning mochas and you are feeling great! You have lost a bit of weight, your skin is glowing and you are full of energy.
You feel so good that you wonder about making a few more changes. You might try out some of the health trends that are appearing on your social media feeds. You always see gluten-free, raw or vegan creations popping up on your Instagram and Facebook. Gluten is the first to go, a few weeks later, you cut out all dairy, finally you decide to stop eating any animal products.
You feel healthy, pure and clean. You haven’t touched chocolate or anything you deem ‘unhealthy’ for months and feel completely in control.
FODMAPs and IBS
You may have heard of FODMAPs in the media, and thought to yourself, what on earth is a ‘fod-map’ (or ‘food-map as a friend called it!)? And what does it have to do with your gut?
FODMAPs stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. When these carbohydrates are poorly absorbed in the small intestine increased water can be drawn into the gut.
Is there a diet to prevent and treat cancer?
We know healthy eating is a proven step you can take to reduce your risk of getting cancer later on in life. Cancers linked with a poor diet are mainly those of the digestive system, include oesophagus, stomach, and bowel.
If you have cancer, it’s vital to try to continue eating well. A healthy, balanced diet will help give you the nutrients you need, and help you body fight disease.
Things to consider with haemochromatosis.
Haemochromatosis (or ‘iron overload,’) is a hereditary condition that causes a person to absorb and store too much iron in their body. Normally, we store excess iron safely in our body, but in people with haemochromatosis, this iron gradually keeps rising, which can cause damage to organs, such as our liver.
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