Category Archives: Nutrition

12 MarFood Intolerance Part 2 – Diagnosis & Management

There are different strategies for managing food intolerance and the most suitable approach will depend on many factors including an individual’s:  Symptoms – type, severity, frequency  Suspected triggers  Lifestyle & social factors For many people a specialised diet is required for both diagnosing food intolerance and for managing symptoms. These diets involve limiting your intake…

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27 FebFood Intolerance Part 1 – What is it and how is it diagnosed?

What is food intolerance Food intolerance refers to unpleasant reactions or symptoms after eating certain foods or food components. Symptoms of food intolerance vary between individuals but may include: • Reflux • Nausea and/or vomiting • Stomach pain, bloating, wind • Altered bowel habits (constipation, diarrhoea) • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) • Headaches/migraines • Fatigue/lethargy,…

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30 JanIntroducing Phoebe Starling- Accredited Practising Dietitian

Please join us in welcoming Phoebe to the True North Wellness team. Phoebe is with us while Louise is on Maternity leave. My journey into nutrition started as a Radiation Therapist treating people for cancer. Through this work I came to understand the huge impact that nutrition has on health and chronic disease risk. Fast…

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21 NovHow to pack a Healthy Lunch Box

We spend around 8 hours a day at work, and often eat more than half of our meals and snacks in the workplace. So what you eat at work can really impact your overall nutrition and health! See the tips below for navigating a healthier lunch. Vegetables 90% of Australians don’t get their 5 serves…

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30 OctAre You Hydrated?

As it starts to heat up in Brisbane, are you getting enough fluid? Optimal hydration is a cornerstone of good health. We need good hydration helps to flush the kidneys, remove the body’s waste products, prevent water retention, and plays a role in heat regulation. Another excellent reason to be hydrated is to help manage…

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10 JulWhy I don’t like Meal Plans – Part 1

I’ve been a dietitian for nearly 10 years and it’s probably one of my most asked questions; ‘Can you do me a meal plan? I just need something I can follow…’ I don’t like meal plans. It’s not to say that I won’t write them or that they’re not useful, because they can be. It’s…

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27 JunSleep – Are you getting enough?

  So, we all know that sleep is important to our health and well-being– in fact it is 3rd in the list of the 4 pillars of good health next to nutrition and exercise.  Statistics currently indicate that four out of 10 Australians regularly have insufficient sleep impacting greatly on our nations health. Clearly, this…

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19 Jun4 Reasons you should include Fibre in your diet

June is bowel cancer awareness month! Which makes it a fabulous time to touch on fibre and the many ways this incredible nutrient is so important to your health. There are 3 different types of fibre to include in your diet (soluble, insoluble and resistant). Below is a run-down on how they can help your…

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Healthy Eating

04 AprBeating Busy Day Syndrome

It’s a common story that I hear time after time again; despite the best of intentions to eat healthier, life has just gotten in the way. Run out of time, don’t know what to cook, don’t have the right ingredients, too stressed or tired after work – these are all common reasons I’m given as…

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