Information About Dietitians:
What is an accredited practicing dietitian?
Accredited Practicing Dietitians' (APD) are recognised health professionals with the skills to convert scientific knowledge and research into practical strategies to improve health through diet and lifestyle.
APD's work with individuals, groups or at a public health level. They have the skills to use nutrition and lifestyle modification to treat clinical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, allergy, gastro-intestinal issues and weight management.
Why see An Eat Love Live Dietitian?
As clinical dietitian's the ELL Team provides education and support for people with a wide range of clinical issues such as:
- Gastrointestinal Nutrition including irritable bowel syndrome or malabsorption of lactose or fructose
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance Type 1, 2 or gestational Diabetes and metabolic syndrome
- High cholesterol, high triglycerides, hypertension and other heart health problems
- Iron deficiency anaemia
- Women's health including menopause and osteoporosis
- Healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Childhood and adolescent nutrition
- Nutritionally adequate vegetarian eating
- Optimal nutrition for optimum energy and prevention of health complications
- Supporting people to understand their disordered eating patterns and make changes towards more sustainable eating habits by creating a positive relationship with food
- Supporting, motivating and educating people suffering with eating disorders to make necessary changes towards recovery at a pace which is appropriate for them
- Working to improve people's relationship with food so they can eat in response to their hunger and satiety, free of guilt or compulsive compensatory behaviour.
What will happen at a session with an ELL dietitian?
The dietitian spends the initial session getting to know individuals and understand what they want out of the relationship with a dietitian by discussing their expectations and goals.
The dietitian will ask questions about an individual's medical history, physical and psychological symptoms and concerns. Information about past dieting, current eating patterns and activity levels will help determine current nutritional status and lead to recommendations to help to improve an individual's health and progression toward their goals.
The dietitian provides accurate, easy to understand information about nutrition helping to differentiate fact from fiction. The Eat Love Live team works with the client to set appropriate and achievable goals. Follow up sessions provide an opportunity to review progress, make further suggestions and amendments to an individuals nutritional intake, and provide ongoing motivation and support.
The dietitian can provide information and support to individual's family, friends or loved ones at their request, so that the person feels supported in between sessions.
Feel free to contact any of the team members to discuss your needs and ensure that you feel comfortable working with them. Making diet and lifestyle changes is a difficult process which requires commitment and persistent.
Having the right health professional to support you is very important.
Health professionals are a bit like shoes- if the fit isn't right- you won't use them!