Melbourne Health & Nutrition Specialists, with its team of experts offers a convenient destination for food intolerances and nutrition advice for chronic conditions such as diabetes, psychological support with eating, surgical and non-surgical weight loss. The centre is well equipped with latest medical technology to provide you a comprehensive care. Our services include:
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a set of gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, discomfort, cramping and bloating occurring together due to the abnormal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract (usually the large intestine).
The digestive system is composed of organs that are involved in the digestion of food and absorption of vital nutrients needed for growth and good health. The small intestine is one of the most important parts of the digestive system, and is lined by millions of microscopic, finger-like projections known as villi. These are involved in the absorption of minerals, vitamins, electrolytes and fluids in the body.
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycaemia, the presence of high sugar (glucose) levels in the blood. The level of glucose in the blood is regulated by insulin hormone. The normal level of glucose in the blood should be between 70 and 100mg/dL (fasting) and <140 mg/dL (random). (There are different views about the normal range of blood glucose. Please discuss the same with your healthcare team.) Impaired production or function of insulin increases glucose levels in the blood.
Why don’t diets often work? Because everyone is different and most diets focus on a one size fits all approach. At Melbourne Health and Nutrition Specialists we acknowledge that you are unique and therefore require specific, tailored dietary advice to get the most effect results for you as an individual.
Food Intolerance refers to difficulty in digesting certain foods. It does not trigger the immune system. The most common symptoms of food intolerance include bloating, headaches, cough, runny nose, stomach ache, irritable bowel, and hives.
Low FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo- Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols) Diet is indicated in individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Eating disorders are psychological disorders related to abnormal eating habits. There are 3 types of eating disorders:
Following a strict pre-operative diet is very essential for patients undergoing weight-loss surgery in order to decrease the size of your liver and facilitate minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, which is associated with less post-operative pain and faster recovery. This diet is also necessary to prepare your body for the surgery, protect your muscle tissue and help in a faster recovery.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and high blood pressure are becoming increasingly common within the Australian population. CVD includes all diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Risk factors for CVD can be split into ‘modifiable’ and ‘non-modifiable’.
It is important to follow the recommended dietary instructions after weight loss surgery. These instructions are designed by your weight loss surgeon and dietician.
Exercise physiologist’s are Allied Health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise to help patients get fitter for all around good health, or to treat patients with chronic medical condition and injuries through exercise.