Here you will find the following information
Conditions I Manage and Treat
Amenorrhea and Dysmenorrhea (absent or painful periods)
Arthritis and Gout
Coeliac Disease and Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS)
Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational)
Eating Disorders (ie. Binge Eating Disorder, Anorexia, Bulimia)
Fatty Liver Disease
Food Intolerances (ie. Fructose, Lactose, Histamine and Amines, Oxalates, Salicylates)
Genetic Disorders (ie. MTHFR Polymorphism)
Infant and Child Nutrition (including Fussy Eating and Introducing Solids)
Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (ie. FODMAP Intolerance)
Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Do you suffer any of the following symptoms?
Poor Stress Tolerance
Our bodies do a wonderful job at communicating with us. We just need to learn how to understand what it is saying. The above symptoms may indicate certain nutrients are being malabsorbed or are low. A boost of the right nutrition may be just what you need to start feeling more vibrant again!
Nutrition Insights are nutrition education sessions designed for anyone who desires to learn more about key nutrition topics – those listed below! They are purely teaching sessions, providing you with up-to-date information on various health-related topics.
Please note: they do not include a dietary assessment or personalised treatment plan. For this, or for management of a health condition, a standard individual consultation is recommended.
Nutrition Insights sessions include an education segment, followed by a short question time. You will also receive relevant handouts/pockets guides to take home with you.
Sessions run between 20-30 minutes (as indicated below).
You can choose to have a one-on-one session, or a small group session (up to 4 people).
For cost, see ‘Costing’ section below.
FOOD LABEL READING (20 minutes)
In this hands-on session, you will be given up-to-date guidelines to help you read the Nutrition Information Panel (NIP) and Ingredients List on food products (including a handy pocket guide). You will learn quick tips on how to navigate food products to ensure you are not being misled by advertisements or front-of-package labeling. Reading labels may seem simple, but you are guaranteed to learn something new, in particular, how to navigate the Ingredients List!
ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS AND SUGARS (20 minutes)
Diet soft drink, diet yoghurt, sugar-free lollies, diet jam, diet jelly, sugar-free ice-cream…I think you get the idea! All of these products have something in common, ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS. What if these “diet” foods and beverages were contributing to your frequent headaches, brain fog, weight gain or difficulty losing weight, low mood or large appetite? In this session, you will learn what research is showing about the affects of artificial sweeteners on the body. In addition, you will be educated on sugar metabolism and what impact it can have, what is nourishing for the body and what to steer away from!
HARMFUL FOOD ADDITIVES AND PRESERVATIVES (20 minutes)
In today’s society, many foods contain some form of additive, flavour enhancer, colouring or preservative. It is so important to be aware of what you are eating! Think about it, a product that has preserving agents in it has been designed to last (ie. not break down/spoil) for X number of months or years!! You choose to buy it, take it home, and eat it, expecting your body to break it down. Well, the fact of the matter is, it has not been designed to do that! In this hands-on session, you will be taught about harmful additives found in packaged foods and how these can impact your health. Certain additives can negatively affect conditions including asthma, allergies, behavioural problems in children, depression, hay fever, headaches/migraines, hyperactivity, learning difficulties, skin problems, gut problems, and more!
Such information is important for both adults and children alike!
HEALTHY PORTIONS (20 minutes)
Common questions surrounding one’s diet include: “What are my daily requirements?” “How much of each food group do I need each day?” “Do I need them all?” “How much is a serve?” In this session, you will learn what a serve of each food group is, and how to meet your personal daily nutritional requirements.
MINDFUL EATING (30 minutes)
Are you someone who struggles to identify true hunger versus false hunger? Are you a ‘speedy eater’? Or, do you feel you overeat frequently? Well, this is probably a very useful session for you. In this interactive session, you will learn some simple strategies to help identify your own body’s cues for hunger, and how to combat mindless overeating!
EMOTIONAL EATING (30 minutes)
Are you someone who uses food for comfort on a regular basis? Do you ever engage in secret eating? Or, do you have episodes of binge eating, and then ride the guilt train for the next week, until it happens again? Well, there is hope. You must know this! There are a few things to know to help break this cycle – both physiologically and psychologically. In this session, you will be provided with some tools to start you on the journey to a healthier relationship with food.
CHANGE YOUR SELF TALK (3-Part Series) (30 minutes)
If you feel you lack control over food, then this one is for you. If you have not already discovered it, this situation is really not about food, it’s about something deeper – the underlying issues that keep leading you back to the comfort of eating. We all know that nutritious food is nourishing for our physical body. Similarly, truthful, positive words are nourishing to our soul and heart (and our physical body too!). If you are ‘feeding’ yourself ‘junk food’ every day (ie. hurtful, condemning thoughts), it is likely your soul is malnourished. In this session, and those following, you will be encouraged to find out more about yourself – the good things that have probably been buried for a while – to help you feel more empowered and in control, and you never know, your food problems might just start to diminish!
Standard Individual Consultations
Initial Consultation (60 minutes) – $115.00
Review Consultations (30 minutes) – $63.00
Discounts apply for pension card holders and student card holders.
In your Initial Consultation, a medical and nutritional assessment will be undertaken, which includes:
- Review of any current/previous medical conditions and blood test results (if available)
- Review of current medications (this provides information as to whether nutrient absorption is being impaired, which occurs with the use of certain medications) and/or nutrition supplements
- Assessment of sleep, Energy levels, digestive health (including any gut symptoms), bowels, stress tolerance and current stress levels, and exercise
- Detailed diet history (for greatest accuracy, please complete the food and symptom diary below to bring to your first appointment)
- Measurement of body weight and height (where applicable)
- Review of previous attempts to improve health/lifestyle and a discussion of future goals
Education Session (20-30 minutes):
- 1 person – $60.00
- 2 people – $66.00 ($33.00 each)
- 3 people – $72.00 ($24.00 each)
- 4 people – $78.00 ($19.50 each)
Health rebates apply.
Please note: when calling to make an appointment, please inform the Receptionist that you are booking in for a ‘Nutrition Insights’ session, and which topic you would like to cover.
All consultations under a Chronic Disease Management Plan, otherwise known as an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan, are subsidised by Medicare. This means you only need to pay the gap, where applicable. Eligibility for this plan is determined by your GP, and a signed referral is required. Please contact your nearest clinic for information on gap payments.
Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)
If you have a DVA Gold Card, DVA will fund Dietetic services to meet your clinical needs. If you have a DVA White Card, DVA will also fund dietetic services if they are required because of an accepted war or service caused injury or disease. If you require clarification, please call DVA directly on: 133 254.
For eligible individuals, Workcover will fund an arranged number of Dietetic consultations to assist in your recovery.
If you are eligible, please indicate to Reception staff when booking an appointment that you are coming in under Workcover, and ensure you bring your referral, claim number and case manager details.
The following payment methods are available:
Private Health Insurance Rebates
If you have health insurance that covers Dietitian consultations, then you only have to pay the gap! In most cases, this can be done on-the-spot when you pay for your visit.
It is recommended that you check with your health insurance company prior to your consultation to see if you are covered.
If you are unable to make an appointment, please provide at least 24 hours’ notice, otherwise a $50 cancellation fee will apply. Your communication and consideration is greatly appreciated!
Northwest Specialist Centre
1 Park Terrace, Salisbury 5108
Phone: 8250 8111
Fax: 8250 8747
Tuesday: 9:00am – 6:30pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 6:30pm
Choice of Living Health Centre
78 Muller Rd, Greenacres 5068
Phone: 8367 8228
Fax: 8367 6228
Alternate Wednesday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Alternate Friday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Centre for Health and Wellbeing
38 The Parade, Norwood 5067
Phone: 8332 4100
Fax: 8332 8100
Friday: 9:15am – 12:45pm
Alternate Friday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
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