Vayner Day: Meeting with Gary Vee & Vayner Media

By Dietitian Life

Strategies Dietitians Can Implement to Optimise Warfarin Therapy We all know of warfarin as our blood-thinning medication, but how many of us know the specific nutrition considerations when it comes to treating clients who are taking warfarin? Warfarin’s anticoagulant capacity is used in the treatment of thromboembolic events including atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary […]

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Warfarin Nutrition Considerations

By Tyson Tripcony

Strategies Dietitians Can Implement to Optimise Warfarin Therapy We all know of warfarin as our blood-thinning medication, but how many of us know the specific nutrition considerations when it comes to treating clients who are taking warfarin? Warfarin’s anticoagulant capacity is used in the treatment of thromboembolic events including atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary […]

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Kidney Stones – Do Dietitians Have a Role?

By Tyson Tripcony

Kidney stones are extremely painful stones that are caused by an inability for the body to excrete waste products effectively due to issues with kidney function or an excess accumulation. They are more common in western societies, due to the influence of the diet, and have a high reoccurrence rate of 35-50% over 5 years. […]

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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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Differentiating Between Food Allergies and Intolerances to Inform Nutrition Therapy

By Dietitian Life

Whilst the clinical presentations between food allergies and intolerances are similar, we as dietitians must be able to correctly distinguish between the two, as they require contrasting diagnostic confirmation and therapy. To begin, let us first familiarise ourselves with the symptoms of each. The main confusion lies between accurately differentiating between mild allergic reactions and […]

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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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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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