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Ketone Bodies as an Ergogenic Aid
You’ve probably already heard of BCAA’s, glutamine, creatine, B-alanine, carnitine and nitric oxide. The world of sports supplements is diverse, controversial and at times, confusing. No
Things Your Grandmother Would Say About Nutrition That Are Actually Right
I was inspired to write about this topic because I love grandparents. I love my grandparents - I am lucky to be surrounded by 5 grandparents, 4 who are nearing 90 and one who is 90! G...
The New Nordic Diet – Could Scandinavian be the New Mediterranean?
Scandinavia – the land of incredible healthcare systems, more paid holiday days than anywhere else in the world and subsidised tertiary education, amongst many other qualities. With all
Why so Salty? The humble snag copped a lot of flak recently, with health experts slamming the Aussie icon. A Bunning’s sausage on bread with tomato sauce is quintessentially Australian, a
Are Low-Carb Diets Underutilised for Type 2 Diabetes?
As a dietitian I have held back on talking publicly about a lot of things I strongly believe in. Deep down, I think this is based on being concerned with how other dietitians view me. ...
How to Travel on a Diet
Everyone loves travel. Not everyone loves the weight gain that can accompany. If you want to avoid coming home with an unplanned 5kg souvenir, read on! Local Foods For me, one of the m...
Fibre and all its magic powers
What is Fibre? This term fibre is thrown around in the media, in health blogs, magazines and celebrity diets but what actually is it? I’m so glad you asked… Fibre is the edi
Stefanie Valakas Q & A
Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself and your career? I’m a Sydney-based new graduate dietitian. I finished from the University of Sydney at the end of last year and I’ve re
Why I’m Not a Non-Diet Dietitian
A few weeks ago, I was interviewing Tyson Tripcony and asked him the question “what would you like your legacy to be when you finish your career as a dietitian?” It’s a big question. He