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Doctors are ill-equipped to reduce the burden of chronic disease

How would you respond if when consulting your doctor for a sore throat that they told you that you were overweight? Would you appreciate your doctor raising this issue with you or would you be insulted? Many doctors would not be comfortable raising the issue of being overweight, even if they could do this in … Continue reading

How are sleep and good nutrition linked?

Dr Dominque Condo, a lecturer in nutrition and dietetics, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian at Geelong Cats football club, talks about the latest research for Sleep Awareness Week. Dr Condo, along with colleagues at Deakin University, Associate Professor Brad Aisbett and Dr Severine Lamon, reviewed the evidence linking the potential effects of sleep … Continue reading

Interested in a career in research? Dr Katherine Livingstone shares her research pathway

Dr Katherine Livingstone is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute of Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University. Watch a video of Katherine sharing her “Research Pathway in a Minute” here. Life before PhD When I was 8 my family and I moved to The Netherlands, where I lived until I … Continue reading

Why getting involved at Deakin will be one of the best things you will ever do during your study!

Guest blog by Dannielle Hibberd, Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences, former President of Deakin University’s Food and Nutrition Society , Recipient of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Student Engagement Award and the Vice Chancellors Award for Outstanding Contribution to University Life.   Many students are busy during university life, trying to balance a … Continue reading

Can multivitamins combat stress?

To take a multivitamin or not to take a multivitamin? That is the question. In recent years there have been mixed messages around whether it is worthwhile for healthy people to take additional dietary supplements. Dietitians tend to advocate a diet filled with fruits and vegetables before reaching for the supplement bottle. Medical clinicians have … Continue reading

Health benefits of following Australian Dietary Guidelines

For the first time researchers have shown that meeting current Australian Dietary Guidelines is linked to 30 per cent lower risk of obesity in both men and women and 40 per cent lower risk of hypertension in men. The study, “Diet quality is associated with obesity and hypertension in Australian adults: a cross sectional study” … Continue reading

Perfect pumpkin soup

When the weather turns cold there is nothing better than nourishing soup to warm you up! Try this higher protein, lower GI version of delicious pumpkin soup as a great post-exercise meal. Pumpkin Soup (serves 6) Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium brown onion, finely diced 2 garlic cloves, finely diced 1 teaspoon ground … Continue reading

Protein Bliss Balls

  Packed with energy, protein and fibre these easy treats are perfect to enjoy both pre and post workout. Makes around 15 portions Ingredients  70g pepitas 30g oats 50g whole almonds 60g nut butter of your choice ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 heaped tablespoon cocoa powder (plus extra for dusting) 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

Diabetes won’t stop me…from throwing a healthy dinner party

Having a friend or family member living with diabetes may cause you to stop and think when it comes to planning a meal. Special occasions in particular are often stressful for the host – no matter who’s invited! If you have someone coming to dinner who does have diabetes, here are a few pointers to … Continue reading

Don’t let diabetes stop you from exercising!

Type 1, 2, Late Onset, Gestational – whatever the category or whatever age you are – exercise and healthy eating are key to successfully managing your blood glucose levels (BGLs). Admittedly, my journey into exercise with type 1 diabetes was not easy and there is no magic formula for success. Trial and error with adjustment … Continue reading

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