If you would like to submit a blog post for consideration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Skin cancer has been dubbed Australia’s ‘national cancer’, accounting for four times as many diagnoses as all other cancers put together. Finding ways to prevent skin cancer is a hot topic, and was the subject of a study conducted by a research team at the University of Sydney. As it is known that UV radiation causes DNA damage and also suppresses the innate immune response of the skin, the researchers sought to find compounds that could negate this process – specifically vitamin B3.
General practitioners encounter a wide range of conditions and chronic diseases in primary care, many of which might not have a cure, but can be managed and improved through nutrition. Joining us from Washington DC, noted oncologist Dr Adam Riker delivered an insightful lecture on how nutrition can be used to support patients in preventing and managing chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease, as well as the prevention of cancer.
Diet can have a significant impact on overall health, and a properly managed eating plan can help reduce your patients’ risks of developing serious health conditions and comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. Finding an effective diet plan for your patients (and helping them stick to it) can be an important part of enhancing their overall health, managing their current health conditions, and reducing their future risk of disease.
Here are five healthy, science-backed diets. Continue reading “[4 min read] 5 science-backed diets to benefit your patients”
Lung health is a common issue among patients presenting to their primary care practitioner, with triggers ranging from environmental toxins to pulmonary conditions such as asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis. Continue reading “[2 min read] 17 best foods to optimise lung health”
Similar to other deficiencies, particular food consumption for low nitric oxide levels can be one of the best – and most effective – ways to naturally make a difference.
Nitric oxide plays a vital role in the body as it helps blood vessels dilate to promote proper blood flow. It is also said there are additional health benefits associated with the molecule including lower blood pressure, and improved brain function and exercise performance.
How can your patients best maintain their heart health and minimise their risk of cardiovascular disease through healthy eating?
Nutrients acquired through food have been proven to affect the incidence of disease. Unfortunately, the knowledge of how we should eat doesn’t always align with the everyday diets of real populations. Continue reading “[4 min read] Healthy eating for heart health”
What makes up a balanced diet? This short snippet from the HealthCert Professional Diploma program in Medical Nutrition Management provides an overview of the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating. The video covers which foods patients should eat, how much they should eat, and how often they should eat the foods. Continue reading “[15 min watch] Food groups and serving recommendations”
The peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia saw many people isolated to their homes, restricting their activity and over-indulging in comfort foods. Diets suffered from gym closures and the continued availability of fast food, and the pandemic triggered many people to stress-eat while simultaneously limiting their access to healthy food. Continue reading “[5 min read] Supporting your patients in weight management”
Medical nutrition management is an evidence-based method for helping your patients manage and treat various medical conditions through effective nutrition. Here is how it works and what conditions it can help treat in your day-to-day work. Continue reading “[4 min read] Everything you need to know about Medical Nutrition Management”
Professor Liz Isenring, Head of Bond University’s Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program, discusses why Medical Nutrition Management is the must-know information for GPs wanting to address underlying conditions and work towards solutions that will improve patient outcomes. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] Medical Nutrition Management with Prof Liz Isenring, Bond University”