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 […]

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 […]

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: Nutrient Deficiencies in those with Coeliac Disease

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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 […]