Dietetics refers to the study of food, nutrition and its effects on health.
Now, more than ever, we are inundated with information about what is considered healthy and unhealthy. Each week brings a new superfood and fad diet, claiming to help you shed the kilos and resolve any niggling problems with your health.
In the age of Dr Google and social media, it can be hard to cut through the noise and understand exactly what you should be consuming to achieve your personal health goals.
Enter: A Dietitian.
Accredited Practicing Dietitians are nationally recognised health professionals by the Australian Government, Medicare, DVA and most private health funds.
How can a Dietitian help you?
Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition. They use evidence-based research to translate scientific information into personalised and practical strategies. Where a fad diet relies on a ‘one size fits all’ approach, a dietitian understands the needs of the individual and tailors a diet and treatment plan based on their needs, wants and lifestyle.
Reasons to Visit a Dietitian
There are many reasons you may want to visit a dietitian. From optimising your diet to improving your relationship with food to preventing or treating a chronic condition, dietitians are the go-to professionals in this area. We have listed some other reasons you may want to book an appointment with a dietitian. These include:
- Digestive issues such as bloating, gas, heartburn, constipation, diarrhoea, reflux, or stomach aches
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Improving vitamin or mineral deficiencies e.g., iron
- Weight loss, gain or stabilisation
- Hormonal issues
- Pregnancy or improving fertility
- Improving athletic performance
- Maximising a specific diet (e.g., Vegan, gluten-free)
- Meal preparation tips
The Importance of Investing in Your Health
Your dietitian wants nothing more than to help you feel your best. During your visits, they will assess your goals, food intake, eating habits and patterns, medical history, and physical activity levels. This is so they can provide a plan tailored specifically to your lifestyle. Dietetics is more than just a meal plan; it is a long-term investment for your health.
At Acacia Well-Being, our team combines a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide you on your journey to a healthier and happier version of yourself. If you are ready to unlock the benefits of having a Dietitian in your corner or have more questions, book an appointment today.