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Salt of the Earth
Salt awareness week is here!
Having too much salt can be damaging to our health.
The standard recommendation for salt is 1 tsp. or 6g per day.
Do you know how much salt is in your food? If not check out the picture below so see the real amounts!
If you need help regulating the amount of salt you take each week, do not hesitate to contact us!
World Kidney Day
Did you know that 1 in 10 people in the world suffer from some sort of kidney damage or problem?
Did you know that your kidneys filter around 1500 liters of recycled blood every single day?
Do you know how to look after your kidneys?
1) Keep your blood pressure in check
2) Reduce your salt intake
3) Exercise regularly
4) Be a healthy weight
5) Don't smoke
6) If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation
7) Stay hydrated
8) Follow a balanced diet
Come and see a dietitian to keep your kidneys nutritionally happy.
World Autism Awareness Day
Today is a special day! It is World Autism Awareness Day!
Having a younger brother with autism I can relate to the feeding difficulties that can occur.
My dietitian experience has also taught me that every autistic child is unique and thus needs unique nutrition interventions specific to them.
Every child (and adult) with autism experiences sensory difficulties, especially with food.
Fussy eating is very common but can reach a level of only eating a very small variety of foods. It is also common to eat or drink only certain types of textures, consistencies and even temperatures of these food and drinks.
Because of these factors, it can set them up for nutritional deficiencies and diet imbalances.
A dietitian can analyse the diet and give specific diet based interventions to overcome these challenges.
If you need any assistance, be sure to contact us below!
Move for Health Day
Today is "MOVE FOR HEALTH DAY"!
We all know that exercise is important for many reasons such as reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease, de-stressing and weight management.
When we want to start exercising, we generally Google things like "what exercises are best for weight loss / building muscle / getting fitter etc."
The main factors in SUCCESSFUL and SUSTAINED weight loss, muscle gains or getting fitter has to do with the same principles for your diet.
These being that the diet / exercise NEEDS to be:
2) Enjoyable (you don't need to hate a diet or exercise for it to be "good")
3) Sustainable (for long term consistent results)
4) And most importantly it needs to be individualized for you!
Email, call or message me to get you on the road to diet success!
Let's get moving!
Mediterranean Diet Pyramid
One of my favourite diets has to be the Mediterranean diet
One of the main aspects that I love the most of the diet is that the base of the diet is to be physically active and to enjoy food with others.
Eating food is good for the body but eating with others is a good for the soul.
If you need help spicing up your diet with some Mediterranean flair, do not hesitate to contact us!
Winter is well and truly here!
But summer will be here before we know it!
If your goal is to have that summer body then don't start the diet too late! The pre-summer crash diets don't work and aren't healthy or sustainable.
Come in for a personalized diet plan that is specifically tailored to your goals, budget and lifestyle!
Let's get you on track now to get your summer body!
Stay warm out there!
What's the deal with GMO food? Good or bad?
Just a few days left before our first group education session on how to read food labels.Bottom line: modified food genes DON'T affect OUR genes in any way!
Modified foods aim to do one or more of the following:
Increase yield (to make our food cheaper)
Reduces the need for sprayed chemicals on the food
In some cases it actually increases the nutritional value of the food
Reduce water and fertilizer needed to grow the food (better for the environment)
Makes food look better (e.g. firmer, less likely to bruise or brown)
Increase the shelf life of foods without the need for preservatives
It can actually improve the taste of some food
Cerebral Palsy & Nutrition
Did you know that children with CP have special growth charts?
Many adults and children with CP struggle with:
Chewing and swallowing (oral motor problems)
Weight problems (e.g. weight gain)
Variety in food (can lead to nutritional deficiencies)
A dietitian can give specific diet based interventions to overcome these challenges.
Contact us today!
Down's Syndrome & Nutrition
Common Down's Syndrome nutrition concerns:
Overweight and obesity
Contact us today to help with any dietary concerns with Down's Syndrome
Evidence based and practical nutrition!
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day
Today is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) day
Pregnancy + alcohol consumption = permanent damage to the foetus
Abnormal facial structures
If you are trying to fall pregnant then it is also advised to stop drinking alcohol
If you are looking for optimal nutrition pre-pregnancy, post pregnancy or during pregnancy then let's set up a consultation
World Mental Health Day
Today is World Mental Health Day
Depression really is a complicated illness and can affect our diet and weight drastically
Luckily dietitians will help you to give you personalised nutrition to get the right quality and quantity of food for optimal health
Contact us today and let's start your nutrition journey together