Medical Diets

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Eat to beat high blood pressure

Blood pressure is known to rise as we grow older. However, high blood pressure (medically known as hypertension) is a silent condition that can go undetected for years until it suddenly causes a stroke, heart attack or kidney damage. This is why if your doctor notices that you have high blood pressure at a routine check-up they will take action. 

24 October 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

What is a clear diet? Why do you need one? And how do you eat for it?

A clear diet is needed to cleanse the bowel (colon or end of the digestive tract), usually in preparation for a colonoscopy,...

12 September 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Eat to beat cholesterol

When your doctor tells you that your blood cholesterol levels are too high, it can be a bit of shock. Often, you’ll be advised to...

16 May 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Do you have Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)? What you need to know.

Do you have Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)? What you need to know.

Made popular by many diet books, the Metabolic Syndrome (or Syndrome X) is a term we are hearing more about as it accompanies our...

12 April 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

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...

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