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Did you know that many private health funds provide a rebate for nutrition services? Proper nutrition is essential to healthy living and overall well-being and most private health funds acknowledge that Registered Nutritionists are qualified to prescribe special diets, for the treatment or prevention of...

Excessive water loss impairs heat tolerance and physical performance. This can lead to severe dysfunction that culminates in heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Therefore it is important to consider  proper fluid and electrolyte replacement. Ingesting fluid before and during exercise minimizes the detrimental...

Protein is important for muscle growth and to repair body tissues. Protein can also be used by the body for energy, but only after carbohydrate stores have been used up. It is a myth that a high-protein diet will promote muscle growth. Only strength training or...

Vitamins and minerals are known as micro nutrients which are chemical elements or substances required in trace amounts for normal growth and development. Vitamins and Minerals play important roles in human development and well-being, including the regulation of metabolism, heartbeat, cellular pH, and bone density. Lack...

As a Nutritionist, understanding contributors of eating behaviours, in the appropriate context, is essential in providing effective strategies. I have previously consulted ADF members on several occasions and quickly became aware of the unique set of challenges, that impact their health and well being. One of...