Ditch the diets this year by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Uncategorized

Another year has arrived and brought with it a mass of misinformation about dieting and weight loss. The internet and social media are saturated with messages about detoxing after the festive season and creating a new plan for a new you!!  Magazines and television advertisements are also saturated with these messages.  They are everywhere.  Unfortunately they fail to mention that in most cases, for … Read More

Witnessing Tragedy Unfold by Shannon Moule, Clinical Psychologist

Christina ReynoldsUncategorized

It has been a tragic summer so far here in Australia. Not a day goes by where we don’t hear or see something about the loss occurring in the context of the bushfires. I find myself reading friend’s posts on social media expressing feelings of uselessness, hopelessness, guilt in relation to these events and their struggle to find ways to … Read More

Dietary Analysis – “Quitting” sugar by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Dietetics & Diabetes Education

This final instalment of my analysis of popular dieting trends investigates whether it is necessary to “quit” sugar. In this article I’ll discuss what “quitting” sugar requires, analyse the scientific evidence available and give you my verdict on whether it is worthwhile or not. The diet Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years, I’m … Read More

Advent…. A time of thanking….by Dr Johanna Lynch

Christina Reynoldsgeneral

As our community wends its way toward the end of the year, I send a note from a beautiful poet Malcolm Guite: Thanksgiving. I thought it may encourage you to notice the truth behind all the appearances in our lives – the frenzy at work, the ‘things’ in the shopping centres, the meaning in our kitchens and round our dining … Read More

Dietary Analysis – Intermittent Fasting, by Tania Logan, Dietitan and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsUncategorized

This instalment of my analysis of popular dieting trends investigates Intermittent Fasting. In this article I’ll discuss what the diet is about, analyse the scientific evidence available and give you my verdict on whether it is worthwhile or not. The diet Intermittent fasting is essentially a method of reducing energy intake.  These deliberate periods of energy imbalance encourage the body to … Read More

Dietary Analysis – The Palaeolithic diet, by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics & Diabetes Education

The third instalment of my analysis of popular dieting trends investigates the Palaeolithic diet. In this article I’ll discuss what the diet is about, analyse the scientific evidence available and give you my verdict on whether it is worthwhile or not. The diet The Palaeolithic or ‘paleo” diet aims to duplicate the diet of early humans from more than 10 … Read More

Working with the Feeling of Shame, by Shannon Moule, Clinical Psychologist

Christina ReynoldsUncategorized

What is shame? According to Brene Brown, a world leading researcher of Shame…..Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging. “I am bad.” “I am a mess.” The focus is on self, not behaviour, with the result that we feel alone.  How we relate to shame Shame, … Read More

Dietary Analysis – The ketogenic diet by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics & Diabetes Education

This is the second instalment of my analysis of some of the dietary trends that are currently popular. In this article I’ll discuss what the ketogenic diet is about, analyse the scientific evidence available and give you my verdict on whether it is worthwhile or not. The diet While the ketogenic diet has been a very popular diet over the … Read More

Dietary Analysis – Detox and Cleansing Diets by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics

Spring has sprung, and with it has come another onslaught of misinformation about dieting and weight loss. You may have noticed an increase in articles on how you can lose that “winter weight” and get your body ready for summer.  Over the next few months, I am going to analyse some of the more popular diets,  discuss the scientific evidence , and give … Read More

The Wisdom of the Ages by Dr Johanna Lynch, GP Psychotherapist

Ilze Groblergeneral

Sometimes in these days of amazing technological advances, we forget the wisdom of our communities, the knowledge of how people have coped with adversity for generations, and the uniquely human capacity to see the hope of the mountaintop while still climbing out of the valley. This last week – I had a lovely poem sent to me – written by … Read More