9 October

Obesity Surgery – is it for me?

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For many of us the decision to have weight loss or bariatric surgery is a very difficult one.  Most people who consider surgery for obesity have been struggling with their weight for many years and are often embarrassed to seek help fearing they will be seen as failures. I have worked in Geelong as a bariatric […]

17 May

Magical Microbes – How to Feed Your Gut

The microbes that inhabit our intestine can keep us healthy – by looking after our gut microbes they will look after you. We can improve our gut microbiome in several ways. Probiotics – these are the live microorganisms of beneficial bacteria and yeast that help to balance our gut microbiome.  Probiotic rich foods include yoghurt, […]

2 June

Food for thought – the Mediterranean diet and your brain

A recent review of the results of studies involving more than 2 million people worldwide showed that people following a Mediterranean diet had a 13 percent lower risk of death from Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Interestingly another review has shown that the risk of developing Alzheimer’s was almost 50 percent lower among people who […]

24 April

Welcome to my new website!

In this blog I hope to bring you some of my thoughts on the latest in nutrition research as it happens and to talk about what is new and exciting in our ever-changing knowledge about food and how it affects our health. Recently I have been talking to people about the Mediterranean diet and how […]