How To Become a Dietitian in Australia

So, You Want to Become a Dietitian? Here’s what To Expect at Uni, Getting Accredited and Beyond Updated March 2022 So, you think you want to become a dietitian?! This blog is a crash course for any aspiring dietitians that are currently in high school, prospective mature-aged students and anyone in between who is looking […]

Want to Start a Private Practice Business After Graduating? Here Are My Two Cents

Soooo many students get out of university thinking that the hard part is over and that once they start their own private practice, they’ll be choosing their hours, earning more money and flying to the Bahamas for a holiday every year. It’s something that, in my opinion, universities don’t prepare you for enough. The harsh […]

Remembering You Are Human!

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 […]

The Difference Between Clinical and Private Practice Dietetics

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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 […]

How To Optimize Warfarin Nutrition Strategies

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 […]

Low Down on Diets for Type 2 Diabetes

As dietitians, we can play a significant role in helping those with newly diagnosed Diabetes as well as those who have had the condition for many years. Given the progressive nature of the condition, we must remain a key part of the client’s ongoing care so we can provide optimal management. Whilst there is not […]

Differentiating Between Food Allergies and Intolerances to Inform Nutrition Therapy

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Research Topic: NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis)

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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 […]