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

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

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

Diabetes Week – It’s About Time by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Ilze GroblerDietetics & Diabetes Education

Too many people are diagnosed with diabetes too late.  It is estimated that up to half a million people in Australia may have undiagnosed diabetes, putting their health at risk.  Early diagnosis can greatly reduce this risk. This week is Diabetes Week and Diabetes Australia is asking us to take the time to learn about the early signs and symptoms of diabetes … Read More

Another year, another diet!  This year why not consider a different approach? by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics & Diabetes Education, Mindfulness Meditation

A new year has begun in a hurry, and for many of us it also brings the opportunity to reflect on our lives, re-prioritise what is important to us, and set new goals for the year ahead. It is not surprising that the most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight.  Unfortunately, with that, comes the mass of misinformation about … Read More

8 Lifestyle Tips To Reduce the Risk of Cancer – by Tania Logan, Dietitian & Diabetes Educator

Ilze GroblerDietetics & Diabetes Education

Cancer can affect anyone, but we know that some people are at a higher risk of developing cancer than others.  A new report has confirmed the link between cancer risk and lifestyle factors like food intake, physical activity and weight. This report, by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research, is a comprehensive analysis of … Read More

Using food as a reward – not a recipe for success by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Dietetics & Diabetes Education

I was at an athletics carnival a few years ago, and heard a child boasting that she would be allowed to have one dessert over the coming week for every personal best she achieved in her events that day. I was absolutely astounded, but I probably shouldn’t have been. While the details are not always the same, this situation is … Read More

Mindful Eating – by Tania Logan (Dietitian and Diabetes Educator)

Christina ReynoldsDietetics & Diabetes Education, Mindfulness Meditation

Our relationship with food is integral to our health and wellbeing. Interestingly, it also reflects our attitudes to our self and our environment. In today’s society, an unhealthy relationship with food is very common for many people. How healthy is your relationship with food? • Do you ever make food choices based around a set of rules rather than what … Read More

Mindful Beetroot Soup – by Tania Logan (Dietitian and Diabetes Educator)

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Dietetics & Diabetes Education, Recipes

I enjoy watching children creating healthy relationships with food and truly connecting with the food they eat.  The year 6 students at our local primary school have been looking after the vegetable garden this year, with the help and guidance of a very generous staff member.  There are a group of them that can be found there most lunch times, … Read More

Happy Easter

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Dietetics & Diabetes Education, special events, Uncategorized

Some holidays and special occasions can invoke really strong food memories, and many of us have our own family food traditions.  For me, hot cross buns are synonymous with Easter.  I love these not too sweet, spiced buns made with dried fruit and peel. And I know I am not the only one.  These delicious treats have stood the test … Read More