We also welcome patients for the following services:
If you have any dietary concerns not listed below, please contact us to see if we can help.
*Private health and Medicare rebates available – see FAQs for more information.
*Department of Veterans’ Affairs patients welcome
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION)
High blood pressure is a result of the blood vessels becoming too narrow or the amount of blood moving through them being too high. Our dietitian can provide dietary advice to help lower your blood pressure, thereby lowering your risk of cardiovascular disease.
High cholesterol can lead to the development of fatty deposits in arteries, which can eventually lead to heart attack or stroke. There are two main transport systems of cholesterol in the blood, one good (HDL cholesterol) and one bad (LDL cholesterol). Our dietitian can help explain the differences in the two as well as how to improve these different types of cholesterol levels through dietary changes.
This is a subjective term and means different things to different people. From a dietary perspective, our dietitian can help ensure your dietary intake is adequate in all vitamins and minerals, and aligns with the Australian Dietary Guidelines in terms of recommended serves from all food groups (dairy, fruit, vegetables, meat & meat alternatives, breads & cereals). We provide an additional service whereby our dietitian can analyse in detail, your current dietary intake against current recommended guidelines through computer software. Whilst dietitians can manually estimate the nutritional adequacy of your diet, this software uses a comprehensive Australian food database to utilise specific brands and methods of cooking, and can more accurately analyse not just the major food groups, but also 28 subgroups, added sugars, oils, and alcoholic drinks. Please contact us to find out more about this exciting service.
Liver disease can be either acute or chronic. For people with chronic liver disease or liver cancer, malnutrition can be common, especially in the advanced stages. For other forms of the disease such as fatty liver, diet and lifestyle changes such as weight loss may help. Our dietitian will guide you through the most appropriate diet for you, based on the latest scientific research.
PRE-DIABETES and TYPE 2 DIABETES
Pre-diabetes is the general term we give to either impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance. It indicates a condition when your blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not quite high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes yet. Our dietitian can provide diet and lifestyle advice to help delay the progression into diabetes.
Our dietitian Sarah is highly experienced in providing appropriate education on portions and types of food to achieve optimal blood sugar levels in diabetes. She helps many people manage their diabetes and also helps to facilitate an online, worldwide support group for people with diabetes who are on a low FODMAP diet.
PREGNANCY and BREASTFEEDING
Nutritional needs in pregnancy are increased due to the demands of the growing baby. Our dietitian can help you achieve these increased requirements for iodine, iron and folate, whilst gaining a healthy amount of weight. Food safety is crucial during pregnancy due to your higher risk of contracting food borne illnesses which can harm your baby. Our dietitian can provide advice around foods considered unsafe for pregnancy and personalise alternative suggestions.
Our dietitian can also provide advice regarding gestational diabetes. It is important to make an appointment to see our dietitian, as unchecked blood glucose levels can result in more complicated deliveries, miscarriage and even stillbirth.
Breastfeeding places additional demands on nutritional needs. The early days of breastfeeding can be challenging for some women, and this along with fluctuating hormone levels and exhaustion can make this task even more challenging. Our dietitian can help ensure you are meeting your increased nutritional needs to maintain a good supply of milk, in a caring and compassionate manner.
Following a vegetarian diet can be safe and fulfil all your nutritional needs provided it is well planned and you are including suitable foods high in vitamin and minerals which may otherwise be lacking. Nutrients typically found in high quantities in animal products include vitamin B12, omega 3, protein, zinc, and iron. Therefore, our dietitian can ensure you are eating adequate amounts of these nutrients in plant-based alternatives.
- High protein/high energy interventions
- Unintentional weight loss
- Weight management
- Other topics on request
Please note: 24 hours notice is required for cancellations to make it fair on all our clients and our practitioners. If this is not adhered to, 50% of your appointment cost will be issued. For non attendance without prior notification, a fee equal to the appointment costs will be issued. We understand that in exceptional circumstances it may not always be possible to let us know, and we are happy to make exceptions at such times at our discretion.