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Your Healthy Lifestyle – Inspiring Nutrition Perth
Inspiring Nutrition is a specialist Dietitian and Nutritionist servicing the Perth to Mandurah area.
Dietician Debra Wicks has a passion for improving your health and well-being is well-known for her expertise in managing healthy eating and weight control, gastrointestinal disorders, before and after weight loss surgery care, gut health, food intolerances and allergies.
Healthy Eating and Weight Management
Put simply, healthy eating is all about consuming a variety of different foods that provide you with the nutrients you need 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 details on where you can find additional information visit our Resources section below.
Healthy Weight Loss
Head to our Weight Loss Packages page for information and options to help you with wherever you are on your weight loss path.
Our weight loss packages include:
- Healthy Weight Package, to get you on track to a healthier you
- Back on Track, for those struggling after weight loss surgery, and
- Weight Loss Surgery support pre- and post-operative.
Inspiring Nutrition can provide dietary services and support for various conditions, personalised meal planning and support for PEG feeds, or help with the way you eat and to understand the food you need.
Services are available for NDIS participants who are on a self-managed or plan-managed fund.
For those on an agency-managed fund, access to mobile dietetic services with Debra is available via Life Ready Mobile.
Contact Inspiring Nutrition for details.
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 you manage diabetes with diet and lifestyle, as well as when the transition is made to requiring medication and/or insulin.
For more information on Diabetes visit our Resources section below.
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.
For more information on Heart Health visit our Resources section below.
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.
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
- Stomach/Bowel pain
- Excess Wind and Bloating
- Shortness of breath, Wheeze
- Runny/stuffy nose
- Unexplained tiredness, lethargy, or exhaustion
- Unexplained aches/pains in joints or muscles
- Eczema, Hives, Rashes
- Swelling – face, hands, feet, arms, legs.
For more information please contact us.