Vayner Day: Meeting with Gary Vee & Vayner Media

By Dietitian Life

Polyols refer to a group of sugar alcohols which make up the ‘P’ in FODMAP, Fermentable Oligo-saccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides and Polyols. Polyols can be found in certain fruit and vegetables, in addition to more commercial products including sugar-free beverages, lollies and chewing gum. Diets which are low in these short-chain, poorly absorbed carbohydrates hold merit […]

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Polyols and Their Impact on the Gastrointestinal Tract

By Tyson Tripcony

Polyols refer to a group of sugar alcohols which make up the ‘P’ in FODMAP, Fermentable Oligo-saccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides and Polyols. Polyols can be found in certain fruit and vegetables, in addition to more commercial products including sugar-free beverages, lollies and chewing gum. Diets which are low in these short-chain, poorly absorbed carbohydrates hold merit […]

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Senior APD Peta Cullis on the Volumetrics Diet

By Tyson Tripcony

Have you ever heard of the volumetrics diet? It’s a blast from the past, but this diet originally observed in 1999 has recently sprung back into news headlines and tipped as the hottest wellbeing trend of 2020. Go figure! This particular type of diet emphasises the intake of low-energy, nutrient-dense foods while limiting the consumption […]

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Research Topic: Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements for Bone Health

By Tyson Tripcony

Should Dietitians Be Recommending Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements to Optimise Bone Health? It is well established that calcium is one of the fundamental minerals making up the bone matrix. Thus, it is important we are ensuring that our clients are consuming adequate dietary calcium to counteract natural calcium losses and bone turnover. If this […]

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Research Topic: The Cardio-Protective Benefits of Glucose-Lowering Agents

By Tyson Tripcony

As dietitians, it is important that we are aware of what medication our clients are on and how the medication functions in order to advocate for reviews of treatment as required. This is particularly important due to the progressive nature of chronic health diseases and the presence of associated co-morbidities. For this research topic, we are […]

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Research Topic: NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis)

By Tyson Tripcony

There is no arguing that we, as dietitians, value the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle to achieve or maintain a healthy weight. By doing so, we can minimise our clients’ risk of chronic health disease onset. Stemming from this, however, is the question of whether we place as much value on Non-Exercise Activity […]

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Research Topic: Nutrient Deficiencies in those with Coeliac Disease

By Tyson Tripcony

Kreutz et al (2020), ‘Narrative Review: Nutrient Deficiencies in Adults and Children with Treated and Untreated Celiac Disease’, Nutrients, 12(2): 500 A new review article has been published this year examining the common nutrient deficiencies present upon diagnosis with coeliac disease and those persisting at follow up after commencement of a gluten-free diet.  Nutrient deficiencies […]

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The Difference Between Clinical and Private Practice Dietetics

By Tyson Tripcony

This week, we’ve been asked to give our insight on the difference between clinical and private practice dietetics. So, to get the ball rolling… Let’s just start by saying there is no difference! As a private practice dietitian, you are STILL providing valuable clinical advice. Assuming that most people mean a hospital setting when they talk about […]

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The Effect of Nutrition on Mental Health

By Tyson Tripcony

During one of my consults last week a client asked me “does what we eat really have a significant impact on mental health conditions?”.  My answer was a huge YES – the effect of nutrition on mental health is massive!  Our food choices have a direct effect on our mood, either contributing to symptoms of […]

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How To Find A Dietitian?

By Tyson Tripcony

There is a lot of contradictory advice online and through social media regarding food and health. To avoid confusion and ensure you are receiving the best quality of care, seek out an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). They are the qualified professionals in all things nutrition and can offer you the support, education and guidance required […]

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FAQs About Finding a Job as a Dietitian

By Tyson Tripcony

Are you a dietitian or a new graduate looking for work? Finding a job as a Dietitian can be a trick task! Here are some questions we’ve received that relate specifically to different dietitian roles, work environments and job opportunities that may be able to help you too. FAQ’s on Finding a Job as a […]

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Stop Cornering Yourself Off from Opportunities

By Tyson Tripcony

We receive so many messages from dietitians or students saying they only want to work in a hospital or only want to be a sports dietitian or only want to work in private practice. Then when we ask them if they’ve experienced all of the work environments, they’ll often say no. Stop cornering yourself from […]

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Why It’s Important to Never Stop Learning as a Dietitian

By Tyson Tripcony

When it comes to working as a dietitian, your education doesn’t stop when you finish your degree. In fact, a key element of creating a long and successful career as a dietitian is the willingness to seek out new opportunities for growth. Really, you never stop learning. There are many different reasons for this, all […]

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How to Set Yourself Apart as a Dietitian

By Tyson Tripcony

Forging a successful career as a dietitian is no walk in the park. As any experienced professional will tell you, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to set yourself apart in such a competitive industry. However, if helping people live their healthiest, happiest lives is your passion, don’t be discouraged by the […]

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How to Avoid Burn Out as a Dietitian

By Tyson Tripcony

Imagine this, you’re a professional dietitian. It’s the role you’ve wanted for years. You’ve spent countless hours studying and working towards this career path and now that you’ve been doing it for a while you aren’t as happy as you thought you’d be. So, what gives? The good news is that this feeling doesn’t necessarily […]

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Why My Staff Mean More to Me Than Anything…

By Tyson Tripcony

As we progress with this business and the people in it, my role is constantly changing. But it is important that I (and my staff) take stock of where we are, and where we want to be moving forward. And ensure that the journey is not only mapping to what we want to achieve but […]

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Why We Have Been Successful

By Tyson Tripcony

It’s safe to say Fuel Your Life has had quite an amount of success over the last 12 months. For starters we took home two national awards; the Optus MyBusiness Award for Health Service Business of the Year as well as Best Health Improvement Services Business award at the  Australian Small Business Champion Awards. We were […]

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Griffith University – Notable alumni Tyson Tripcony is writing his own story

By Tyson Tripcony

See the original article here on the Griffith University website. The Article Tyson Tripcony graduated from our Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, Research in 2011 and is the Managing Director, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian of Fuel Your Life, Sunshine Coast Dietetics, Correct Nutrition, Dietitian Life and Life Helix. Tyson is the personification of choosing […]

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The Truth About Dietitians in Private Practice

By Tyson Tripcony

There is a lot of talk lately in the dietetic world about how we aren’t in competition with each other. Three of the largest Australian dietetic associations Dietitian Association of Australia, Sports Dietitians Australia and Dietitian Connection have all been talking about it. Along with quite a few well known dietitians. Although I know where this statement is coming […]

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What Does the Owner of a Nationwide Company do each day? Check it.

By Tyson Tripcony

At present I am the Managing Director/Owner/Dietitian/Sports Dietitian for a series of award-winning dietitian businesses nationwide. Lately I have had many people asking me “what do you do each day?”, “how do you get through it all?”, “do you sleep?”, “how do you keep on top of everything?”. So, this post will be an attempt […]

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Dietitians, Perfectionism and Mental Health

By Tyson Tripcony

“DIETITIANS; PERFECTIONISM AND MENTAL HEALTH” Dietetics is built of perfectionistic people, but unfortunately as positive as that trait can be at times, it is often the undoing of so many. There is a significant issue in our society with mental health and dietetics is no different. I think in dietetics there would be an even […]

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Dietitians, Perfectionism and Mental Health

By Tyson Tripcony

“DIETITIANS; PERFECTIONISM AND MENTAL HEALTH” Dietetics is built of perfectionistic people, but unfortunately as positive as that trait can be at times, it is often the undoing of so many. There is a significant issue in our society with mental health and dietetics is no different. I think in dietetics there would be an even […]

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Dietitians – Who You Know

By Tyson Tripcony

“Who You Know” “Who you know, not what you know”. I have always hated that this saying is true in most places, the dietetic industry is no different. I have discussed this a few times this week with others. Up until recently I have really known a sparse few people in the industry (I am like […]

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Dietitians – Who You Know

By Tyson Tripcony

“Who You Know” “Who you know, not what you know”. I have always hated that this saying is true in most places, the dietetic industry is no different. I have discussed this a few times this week with others. Up until recently I have really known a sparse few people in the industry (I am like […]

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STANDING OUT; double-edged sword

By Tyson Tripcony

STANDING OUT; double-edged sword. It is interesting you know, the double-edged sword of standing out.  Talking a different way, looking a different way, but more importantly acting a different way. In my life I wouldn’t say I have done it on purpose, but I would be lying if I didn’t say I get a lot of […]

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STANDING OUT; double-edged sword

By Tyson Tripcony

STANDING OUT; double-edged sword. It is interesting you know, the double-edged sword of standing out.  Talking a different way, looking a different way, but more importantly acting a different way. In my life I wouldn’t say I have done it on purpose, but I would be lying if I didn’t say I get a lot of […]

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