Medical Diets

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 go on medication called statins. These will reduce your cholesterol levels but for some people they do have side-effects. So, is there anything you can do to reduce your levels to avoid taking medication? The answer is “yes”. Take a look.

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

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