Posts: Nutrition

29 11, 2018

Are our lack of cooking skills at the root cause of lifestyle diseases?

By | 2018-12-05T11:56:27+00:00 November 29th, 2018|0 Comments

In my clinical practice and through my interactions with social and occupational groups, I have observed a growing number of people who don’t know how to cook and a decreasing value placed on a good “home cooked” meal. People are often reaching for convenience foods, take aways, frozen meals and pre-packaged foods rather than preparing […]

8 11, 2018

Type 2 diabetes and nutrition

By | 2018-12-05T12:00:28+00:00 November 8th, 2018|0 Comments

The relationship between diabetes and nutrition is often oversimplified and equated with an excess of ‘sugar’ or glucose in the diet, by clinicians and laypeople alike. Unfortunately, this widely held belief and the resulting dietary choices are contributing to the current epidemic of type 2 diabetes and poor outcomes for patients with diabetes. […]

18 10, 2018

The Truth About Food: New book by Dr David L. Katz

By | 2018-11-28T11:43:35+00:00 October 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Founder and President of the True Health Initiative, and one of the worlds’ leading authorities on Lifestyle Medicine, health promotion and the prevention of chronic disease, Dr David Katz, has recently published a new book; The Truth About Food.

The Truth About Food explores what we know about diet and health, […]

11 09, 2018

‘Eat whole foods, mostly plant-based’: What does this actually mean?

By | 2018-12-05T12:07:12+00:00 September 11th, 2018|0 Comments

This simple, yet effective mantra is derived from Michael Pollan’s best-selling book In Defence of Food1 (the original quote being ‘Eat food, not too much, mostly plants’). If you haven’t read that book, then the ‘Eat food’ part of the statement is a little confusing. Isn’t everything that we eat food? The idea is that […]

18 06, 2018

ASLM weighs in on media surrounding ‘The Magic Pill’ documentary

By | 2018-11-28T15:23:52+00:00 June 18th, 2018|0 Comments

A new documentary featuring celebrity chef Pete Evans and the ketogenic diet for chronic diseases has recently been slammed by Dr Tony Bartone, President of the Australian Medical Association.

You can read an article on this here.

ASLM President, Dr Sam Manger, shares a few words in response to the story […]

27 03, 2018

Dietitians as advocates for Lifestyle Medicine – an opportunity not to be missed!

By | 2018-03-27T15:57:28+00:00 March 27th, 2018|0 Comments

By Shivaun Conn, Dr Kate Marsh, Dr Flavia Fayet-Moore, and Dr Cameron McDonald (Accredited Practising Dietitians and Board Members of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine)

The World Health Organisation estimates that by 2020, three quarters of all deaths will be the result of chronic diseases1. The top four modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases include […]

23 03, 2018

Meet the speaker: Prof Jonathan Shaw

By | 2018-11-29T15:35:12+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

In the lead up to Lifestyle Medicine 2018, we will be giving you the chance to get to know our speakers, their passion and their work in our ‘Meet the Speakers’ series.

Professor Jonathan Shaw is one of the world’s most highly cited researchers and was included in the “World Most Influential Scientific Minds” (Thomson Reuters […]

16 03, 2018

Meet the speaker: Dr Simon Rosenbaum

By | 2018-11-29T15:36:12+00:00 March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

In the lead up to Lifestyle Medicine 2018, we will be giving you the chance to get to know our speakers, their passion and their work in our ‘Meet the Speakers’ series.

Senior Research Fellow at Black Dog and UNSW School of Psychiatry, Simon Rosenbaum is presenting “Working out Mental Illness” at Lifestyle Medicine 2018 to […]

15 03, 2018

Meet the speaker: Dr Rosemary Stanton OAM

By | 2018-11-29T15:37:05+00:00 March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

In the lead up to Lifestyle Medicine 2018, we will be giving you the chance to get to know our speakers, their passion and their work in our ‘Meet the Speakers’ series.

Dr Rosemary Stanton OAM is a stand out Australian nutritionist and dietitian who has been actively influencing food and nutrition understandings in Australia throughout […]