Satisfaction, Satiation & Satiety – what’s the difference?

Satisfaction Satiation Satiety

The ‘hunger buster’ trifecta – food satisfaction, satiation and satiety Why is it that you might have eaten enough food to curb your hunger, but your head is not satisfied? You may have had a ‘healthy’ meal and resisted a sweet treat after dinner. You may have then had some fruit or yoghurt – but […]

Getting to the bottom of your ‘IBS’: how a gut dietitian can help

IBS – or irritable bowel syndrome – is the label given to pretty much all gut pain that has ‘no known cause’. While IBS does affect about 15% of the adult population in Australia and other developed countries, there are other gut conditions that are less well known. These affect another 15% of adults and […]

Are Dietitians ‘Pro’ Pro Biotics?

Should I take probiotics? Are dietitians ‘pro’ probiotics? We see it in magazines, on social media and hear it among our friends and family that certain food contains ‘prebiotics’ or ‘probiotics’, or 50 billion trillion CFUs …… all sounds very impressive, and very, very scientific…but what do all these terms mean for your gut and […]

You don’t have to be a ‘Game Changer’ to ‘change your game’

Plant Based diets
Game Changer? Dietitians have been advocating plant-based eating for decades. So why did it take a documentary like "The Game Changers" to create a hype around plant-based diets? Lets take a look at the secret recipe behind its popularity, and what that looks like now, post COVID – now that ‘the game’ has really changed. [...]

Cracking Open the Myth Behind Coconut Oil, Weight Loss & Wellbeing

A client once told me that she was eating a tablespoon of coconut oil twice a day, having read that it helps with weight loss and was good for her health. Whilst almost gagging at the thought of swallowing a hard, wax-like, blob of coconut oil, I thought – If she thinks that this is […]