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Shining the Light on Vitamin D

Written by Victoria Laios (APD) It’s that time of the year where winter has arrived – overcast, cold and rainy and less sun exposure during these upcoming months. During this season, more and more people are becoming Vitamin D deficient. Nearly one third of Australian adults suffer Vitamin D deficiency [1] – this is becoming an emerging …

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Prebiotic Honey – Is This Really Good for Me?

Written by Vicki Ma  (Accredited Pracitising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian)  Capilano, has launched a new product that has got everyone talking! Beeotic the “happy tummy honey”, is the world’s first clinically tested prebiotic honey. The Beeotic honey is listed as a therapeutic good with the Therapeutic Goods Administration. A study conducted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) identified …

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Making every mouthful count: a guide to healthy eating for older adults

Accredited Practising Dietitian Victoria Laios provides practical nutritional tips, to assist our elderly population meet their nutritional needs, improve quality of life and combat the upcoming rise of malnutrition.  A growing and ageing population In Australia, our population is growing with increasing age and life expectancy. Malnutrition is on the rise within the community. The condition affects …

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The Verdict on “Juicing”

Written by Victoria Laios (APD) “Juicing” our fruit and vegetables is becoming an emerging popular trend – but is this really good for us?  First of all, many Australian’s find it difficult to get in their daily fruit and vegetable intake. The National Australian Health Survey in 2014-2015, found that around 49.8% of adults met …

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How to Avoid Winter Weight Gain

Written by Victoria Laios (APD) Do you find it difficult to get motivated in the colder months?  Are you more likely to overindulge in those comfort foods? If so, these are quite normal behaviours. Winter weight gain is very common – we often don’t realise those extra 2 – 3 kilos gained on the scale. …

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Healthy Eating Guide for Vegans

Written by Victoria Laios (APD) Veganism….A diet once for animal activists, the health conscious and religious is now becoming an emerging trend in today’s society. Many teenagers (particularly young girls) are taking a keen interest towards the vegan approach. Despite its popularity, there is a lot of confusion as to what being “vegan” means and …

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