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Your Healthy Lifestyle – Inspiring Nutrition Perth

Inspiring Nutrition Perth are specialist Dietitians and Nutritionists servicing Perth to Mandurah.

We have a passion to improve your health and well-being and we specialise in various conditions. We are well-known for our expertise in managing healthy eating and weight control, gastrointestinal disorders, before and after weight loss surgery care, gut health and food intolerances and allergies.

 

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Healthy Eating & Weight Management

Put simply; healthy eating is consuming a variety of different foods that provide you with nutrients to optimise your health and reduce chronic disease risk.

Having a positive relationship with food is also an important part of healthy eating. At INDi, we work together to decide what healthy eating means for you and how you can achieve it.

For more information go to Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating.

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Type 1 & 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that can result in high blood glucose levels as a result of insulin deficiency or resistance.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that causes damage to the pancreas, resulting in little or no insulin being produced.

Type 2 diabetes is when the body does not respond to insulin and/or less insulin is produced by the pancreas. 

The aim of diabetes management is to maintain blood glucose levels within a healthy range to avoid long term complications. This can be achieved with lifestyle changes, medication, physical activity, and insulin injections.

At INDi we can help prolong the need for medication and/or insulin with dietary modifications, as well as help you make the transition when medication is necessary.

For more information on Diabetes visit Diabetes Australia and Diabetes WA.

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Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of disability and death in Australia and refers to all conditions involving the heart; coronary heart disease, stroke, and cardiomyopathy (heart failure).

High cholesterol and high blood pressure are two major chronic health conditions that lead to an increase in the risk of CVD. INDi dietitians can help you reduce cholesterol and blood pressure with simple dietary changes that are sustainable to help reduce these risks.

Visit the Heart Foundation for more information on Heart Health.

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Coeliac Disease & IBDs

Coeliac disease is a hereditary condition involving an inflammatory response to dietary gluten. Ingestion of grains containing gluten (i.e. wheat, rye, barley, oats) results in an immune response in the intestinal wall, causing inflammation and malabsorption of nutrients.

Symptoms are not always present but can include abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhoea. Nutritional side effects include iron deficiency and osteoporosis. A gluten-free diet is the only treatment for coeliac disease.

It has been demonstrated that even small amounts of gluten are sufficient to cause ongoing intestinal damage in coeliac patients and thus, understanding the intricacies of the gluten-free diet is important to avoid gluten ingestion. In a small population, gluten intolerance can exist in the absence of coeliac disease. However, it is vital that coeliac disease is excluded prior to the commencement of a gluten-free diet.

Once you have removed gluten from your diet, diagnosing coeliac disease becomes extremely difficult. Please seek medical advice for coeliac screening before significantly reducing your intake of gluten. Inspiring Nutrition Perth will be able to assist you in identifying whether gluten is indeed a trigger for your symptoms.

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Food Intolerances

Foods are made up of thousands of chemicals. Most of the chemicals in foods are naturally occurring and some are man-made, but both natural and man-made chemicals are capable of causing uncomfortable and occasionally life-threatening symptoms in some people.

Food intolerance or food chemical intolerance is more common than food allergy. It has been estimated that perhaps 10 – 15 in every 100 people suffer from symptoms caused by food chemicals, severe enough to interfere with their day-to-day life.

Many more people have mild symptoms. For example, you may have heard someone say “If I eat too much chocolate, I get a headache” or “If I eat spicy foods, I have an upset stomach”. These are both typical statements from a person with food chemical intolerance.

Some of the symptoms which can be caused by food chemical intolerance are as follows: Mouth ulcers, Sore throat, Indigestion/Reflux/Heartburn, Stomach/Bowel pain, Nausea/Vomiting, Excess Wind and Bloating, Constipation/Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Wheeze, Runny/stuffy nose, Unexplained tiredness/lethargy /or exhaustion, Hyperactivity, Headaches/migraines, Unexplained aches/pains in joints or muscles, Eczema, Hives, Rashes, Swelling – face, hands, feet, arms, legs. For more information go to ASCIA.

Weight Loss Packages

Healthy Weight Packages

Tired of  yo-yo dieting? Confused about how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight? Then our Healthy Weight Package is for you. This package is an intensive 3 month program to get you on the right track stating with a complete analysis of your current dietary intake and working with you to formulate a strategy that is going to achieve the results you are looking for and being an healthier you.

Our “back-on-track” package is an intensive therapy program specifically designed for those who have had weight loss (bariatric) surgery and are struggling to maintain their weight loss, gaining weight or have lost too much weight.  All 3 of our dietitians are specially trained to work with weight loss surgery patients and are accredited with a Certificate in Medical Nutrition Therapy in Bariatric Surgery. We are your go-to dietitians for bariatric patients regardless of how long ago you had your surgery or where you had your surgery.

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Weight Loss Surgery

At INDi dietitians we specialise in providing support for patients undergoing weight loss surgery covering all stages before and after surgery. From preparing for your surgery to maintaining your new diet and lifestyle, we are there to make your transition smooth and successful, providing you with dietary counselling and resources to help you at each stage of your journey.

We take a long-term view of your journey and we enable you to obtain support when you need it the most. Our programs include pre and post-operative care and one-on-one counselling sessions with our dietitian as well as an open line of communication at any stage through phone calls or email. During your counselling sessions, we focus on the key requirements for each bariatric stage, what to expect from your surgery and how to navigate the changes to your diet and lifestyle including the change in the way you select and eat foods.

See our “back-on-track” Healthy Weight Package for those who have had surgery over 12 months ago.

Come and learn how to put goodness, freshness and taste into meeting your nutritional goals after weight loss surgery and get out of that “meal rut” by putting some variety into your diet!

In our Bariatric cooking class, we will teach you how to maximise nutrition and maintain variety in your diet after bariatric surgery! Whilst we prepare a whole days intake, we will discuss cooking tips and tricks, strategies to achieve your specific nutritional requirements, as well as eating all the freshly prepared food – so come with an empty tummy!

We value participant input and have implemented recommendations from the feedback evaluation from the classes – we now provide take-away containers for left-overs and plan to change the recipes three monthly so you can re-book for more exciting ideas.

“I think this course is fantastic. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has had Bariatric Surgery. It is always great to get more perspective on something you do every day. I loved the new ingredients and things like a fresh twist on something I eat often like the guacamole”

“Great atmosphere, tasty food and informed, educated presenters. I Iiked sharing ideas and learning about new ingredients. You did a great job keep up the good work”

“It showed me about products that I had never used before. I liked catching up with other people in the same situation and learning about the recipes and ingredients. Very useful. Would love to go to another class with different recipes”

“I liked trying different ingredients that I have never used before (Quinoa & preserved lemon) Yogurt dressing (and garlic) were fantastic along with the Moroccan vegie salad.”

There are 6 spots up for grabs; to secure your place call 9590 8898.

What: Bariatric Cooking Class
Where: Allied On Anstruther, 80 Anstruther Road Mandurah
Who: INDi dietitians
How much: $79

Please visit our Bariatric Cooking Class page to see all future cooking classes.

We are currently exploring running a wider range of cooking classes including: back to basics, gut health, food intolerances, vegetarian and vegan eating, fussy eaters, Mediterranean style cooking and blokes in the kitchen.

We would love some input regarding what people are looking for so go to our facebook page INDi dietitians and vote on what type of cooking class you would like to attend.

Get in Touch

We can assist you on your journey to good health. Feel free to contact us for more information:

INDI Dietitians - Perth

Our Dietitians

Debra Wicks
Amy Williams
Caitlin Kingsbury

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