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Dietitian vs Nutritionist: What’s the difference?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Nutritionist and a Dietitian?  In Australia there is substantial ambiguity around these areas of practice, so it's no surprise people are confused. Let's start with some definitions. Definition of a Nutritionist "A person who studies or is an expert in nutrition." (Google dictionary). The term nutritionist… Continue reading Dietitian vs Nutritionist: What’s the difference?

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What breakfast cereal should I be eating?

Do you feel bamboozled by the ever expanding cereal aisle? Not sure what you should be looking for in a cereal? You're not alone. Supermarkets and food companies hope that you are confused so that you will succumb to strategic product placement, weekly specials, and clever marketing claims on front of packet. I am going… Continue reading What breakfast cereal should I be eating?

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If vegetables had labels would we eat more?

I often wonder if vegetables had labels with health claims, would we be inclined to eat more of them? It is a common belief that to eat healthy is expensive. If we ate according to the Australian Guide To Healthy Eating, and achieved the required serves of fruit (2) and vegetables (5) each day, fruit and… Continue reading If vegetables had labels would we eat more?

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Q: Is ghee ok to eat as part of an Ayurvedic (yogi) diet?

Today's question comes in response to my recent blog post on the paleo way of eating. A. As mentioned previously, ghee is clarified butter, made by reducing butter, removing the milk solids (lactose) leaving 65% saturated fat. Regular butter is around 50% saturated fat. Ghee has been consumed for thousands of years in India and… Continue reading Q: Is ghee ok to eat as part of an Ayurvedic (yogi) diet?