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As anyone who works in healthcare will attest, patient-centred care (PCC) has taken centre stage as an integral component in high-quality care. This means putting people and their families at the centre of decisions and seeing them as experts, working alongside professionals to get the best outcome .
Continue reading “[4 min read] Patient-centred care and the non-diet approach”
Bariatric surgery is life-changing treatment for people with morbid obesity and its associated metabolic conditions. To ensure successful recovery and long-term weight loss, patients must be prepared to implement significant lifestyle changes such as adopting a new healthful eating plan, eating habits, and increasing physical activity (1). Continue reading “[6 min read] Medical nutrition therapy after bariatric surgery”
[Nutrition Research Review] Efficacy and safety of low and very low carbohydrate diets for type 2 diabetes remission: systematic review and meta-analysis of published and unpublished randomised trial data Continue reading “[10 min read] Efficacy of low carb diets for type 2 diabetes remission”
In the past, patients with diabetes were advised to avoid sugar and simple carbohydrates to control their blood sugar levels. However, research has shown that patients can enjoy moderate amounts of carbohydrates in the context of a healthy dietary pattern, and with awareness of the type, timing, and amount of carbs eaten (1). Continue reading “[5 min read] Carbohydrates and diabetes”
Did you know that individualised nutrition can help slow the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and help preserve renal function (1)? However, only 10 per cent of people with CKD see a dietitian before reaching end-stage renal failure, despite the National Kidney Foundation recommending medical nutrition therapy as a cornerstone of treatment (2). Continue reading “[5 min read] Eating right for chronic kidney disease”
Did you know that one-third of all deaths worldwide can be attributed to cardiovascular diseases (CVD)? Diet is a big deal in the prevention and management of CVD and its risk factors, including diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidaemia (1). Primary care physicians are well placed to help patients who are concerned about heart disease or overall cardiovascular health by providing medical nutrition advice.
Here are three heart-healthy tips that your patients can really sink their teeth into. Continue reading “[5 min read] Nutrition to fight heart disease”
Approximately one in five Australians experience symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) at some time. In this insightful online lecture, Accredited Practising Dietitian Alexandra Burke discusses how you can help your patients alleviate IBS through two of the common elimination diets. Continue reading “[Online lecture] Nutrition for inflammatory bowel disease & irritable bowel syndrome”
Our knowledge of the human gut microbiome has grown rapidly in the last decade. Compelling evidence supports the use of probiotic and prebiotic treatments to support health and wellbeing in primary care settings. Continue reading “[5 min read] Gut microbiome: Prebiotic and probiotic treatments”
Did you know that hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the most common preventable risk factor for heart disease? Globally, over 1 billion people have high blood pressure, which is commonly treated with various medications including ACE inhibitors. Continue reading “[2 min read] 12 best foods to treat high blood pressure”
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”