Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD’s) are the only university qualified experts in human nutrition recognised by the Australian Medicare system.
Dietitians utilise the science of human nutrition to help people understand the relationship between diet and disease.
A healthy, nutritionally adequate diet is an essential part of maintaining good health or to reduce recovery time for wound healing.
A Dietitian can assist client to maintain their best possible health in order to to prevent illness, treat specific conditions or slow progression of chronic diseases.
Reasons you may need to see a Dietitian include:
- Diabetes and ‘Pre-Diabetes’
- Underweight or unintended weight loss/poor appetite
- High Cholesterol or high Trilycerids
- High Blood pressure
- Food Allergy/Intolerance (including Coeliac Disease)
- Digestive Problems
- Bowel disorders or disease (e.g. Diverticular disease, Crohn’s disease, IBS)
- Paediatric (infant/childhood) nutrition
- Nutrition for pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Wound Healing (for chronic wounds/ulcers)
- Liver Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Sports Nutrition
- Vegetarian Diets
- VLED diets (prior/post-surgery or weight loss)
- General healthy eating advice, label reading, recipe ideas, food budgeting
- fridge / pantry audits to assist with healthy eating