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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Body Mass Index (BMI) Linked to Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

By Dietitian Life

New research published in the journal EBio-Medicine has linked body mass index to the progression of multiple sclerosis. The longitudinal investigation, conducted by researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York’s Neuroscience Initiative in collaboration with clinicians at the Icahn School of Medicine at […]

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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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Remembering You Are Human!

By Peta Adams

Today I remembered why it’s important to keep in mind that you are only human. I had one of those rare moments today where I felt very inadequate. I was prepping for my ‘Education in Nutrition’ presentation and my design skills are pretty rubbish I have to say. The Story As I was looking at […]

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New Study Uncovers how a High-Fat Diet Drives Colorectal Cancer Growth

By Dietitian Life

A new study suggests that high-fat diets fuel colorectal cancer growth by upsetting the balance of bile acids in the intestine and triggering a hormonal signal that lets potentially cancerous cells thrive. The findings could explain why colorectal cancer, which can take decades to develop, is being seen in younger people growing up at a […]

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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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The Link Between Food and Cognitive Health (Alzheimer’s Disease)

By Dietitian Life

A recent study from Iowa State University has shown that the food you eat can impact your memory and subsequent risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. Individuals with high levels of the satiety hormone CCK had a 65% decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease! Further research is being conducted into how diet effects CCK and other satiety hormone […]

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Study Links Excessive Alcohol Consumption to Changes in Genetic Profile

By Dietitian Life

Alcohol consumption has been a fixture in human society for thousands of years, however the long-term effect of alcohol on the human body has only recently begun to be exposed. Professor Dipak Sarkar, of Rutgers University, authored a study on the genes linked to the control of drinking behaviour in partnership with the Yale School […]

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Study Links Healthy Eating to Decreased Risk of Cardiovascular Death

By Dietitian Life

A recent study has found that, out of all cardiovascular deaths in Europe over the last ten years, almost half (49%) could have been prevented with better nutrition! This just reiterates what us Dietitians have been saying for years – let food be thy medicine! When it comes to good nutrition for heart health, we […]

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Keto Diet Linked to Increased Inflammation of the Bowel

By Dietitian Life

Recent research using an artificial intestine or human gut simulator has found that switching from a balanced diet to a high-fat, no-carb diet (Keto diet) increased strains of bacteria that metabolise fatty acids and lowered the number of bacteria such as Bacteroides, Clostridium, and Roseburia which break down protein and carbohydrates. Reducing the diversity in […]

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New Study Reveals Public Confusion Between Allergies and Food Intolerance

By Dietitian Life

A recent survey has estimated 1 in 10 adults have a food allergy, but twice as many (1 in 5) think they do. When asked about their symptoms, many people were actually describing a possible food intolerance, rather than a true allergy. The public’s confusion between a food allergy vs. intolerance has heightened in recent […]

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Probiotics Found to Protect the Skeletons of Older Women

By Dietitian Life

For the first time in the world, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton. Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a placebo. The research opens the door to […]

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New Study Sheds Light on the Link Between Alcohol and Mood

By Dietitian Life

Do different kinds of alcohol have different impacts on mood? According to a study by the Global Drug Survey, many people felt that certain alcoholic beverages made them behave in certain ways – but does this actually occur? Turns out there is no evidence that different types of alcohol effect your mood differently. One potential […]

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Gratitude Linked to Healthier Eating in New Study

By Dietitian Life

New research in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology has discovered that gratitude can lead to healthier eating habits. The Study In the study, researchers split up 1,017 ninth- and tenth-grade students into four groups. Each group spent five minutes per week, over the course of a month, writing a gracious letter to someone who […]

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Lyrica Linked to Depression and Suicides

By Dietitian Life

The sinister side-effects of prescription medications. Lyrica is used widely in populations with simple neural pain such a sciatica to the complex needs of clients with peripheral neuropathy. A new study shows that Lyrica is linked to depression and suicides. Once considered a safer alternative to Opioids for pain relief, it has now come to […]

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High Salt Diet may Kill off Good Gut Bacteria

By Dietitian Life

New data suggests that high salt consumption may prove fatal to certain gut bacteria, and that this could contribute to high blood pressure and diseases affecting the immune system. But how does salt upset our body’s delicate balance? Scientists are already aware of a link between high blood pressure and a diet high in salt, […]

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Rebellion Can Be Used to Make Teenagers Eat Healthier

By Dietitian Life

That’s right, if your teenager won’t eat their greens, try telling them NOT to eat them. Turns out, rebellion is the key! The findings suggest that advising teenagers about the manipulative marketing tactics found throughout the food industry reduces their consumption of sugary food and drinks. Contrasting this however, the study also found that promoting […]

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Exercise and Diet Apps Shown to Improve Youth Health

By Dietitian Life

With concerns of digital technology harming youth health, a new study from the University of Birmingham says that mobile applications focused on exercise, diet and wellness promote their overall well-being and act as effective learning tools. The Study The study showed that young people are “critical participants” of digital health technologies and are able to judge […]

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Wholegrains Shown to be Superior to Refined Grains

By Dietitian Life

If you choose to eat grains, then here’s some really interesting research showing yet another benefit of why you should be eating wholegrains over refined grains. NOTE: there is no law that says you have to – only guidelines! The positive link with wholegrains and weight regulation is likely from the fibre and is a […]

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