Medical Diets

Eat to beat anxiety, depression and other mental problems

Eat to beat anxiety, depression and other mental problems

In April 2016, I attended an NSA symposium in Sydney where I heard a detailed presentation by Professor Felice Jacka entitled Diet and Mental Health: Results from the first randomised control trial to investigate the benefits of dietary improvement on mental health. Or ‘If I improve my diet, will my mental health improve?’ This post has been sponsored by MLA. 

22 February 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

Healthy eating for active ageing

Healthy eating for active ageing

Australians are living longer – at the age of 65, women can expect to live another 22 years and men another 19 years. Once over 65,...

16 November 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Huge portions of junk food - the 7 worst culprits

Huge portions of junk food - the 7 worst culprits

Nutritionists know that portion sizes have increased over the past 20 years. What’s more they are contributing to our obesity...

10 August 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Eat to beat heartburn

Eat to beat heartburn

UPDATED INFORMATION Indigestion and/or heartburn is a weekly occurrence for about one in five of us. It’s that burning, painful...

1 July 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

Eat to beat traveller’s diarrhoea

Eat to beat traveller’s diarrhoea

When you’re on a busy trip with a tight schedule, you can’t afford to be ill. Whether it’s a holiday or a business trip,...

7 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. I’ve heard my 20 something, backpacking children speak of the BRAT diet for gastro.  What is it?

Q. I’ve heard my 20 something, backpacking children speak of the BRAT diet for gastro. What is it?

The BRAT diet was originally used to treat diarrhoea in children. However it is now recommended that it should only be used for 24...

2 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby