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06 Mar
2019

The hunger games - when nil by mouth goes too far - an interview with Sharon Carey, APD, PhD

By Paula Goodyer

No marathon runner would fast for 12 hours before a race, yet it’s often expected of patients facing another endurance test: major surgery. “Instead of fasting, patients should be carb loading so their body can cope better with the stress of surgery. Being well nourished before surgery reduces the risk…

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04 Mar
2019

Diet and inflammation Presented by: Hannah Mayr, PhD, APD

Googling “Anti-inflammatory diet” results in over 160 million hits. It’s a popular topic, but the term “anti-inflammatory” is often used without meaning or evidence to back it up. In her presentation Hannah distinguishes the physiology between the two very different processes; acute and chronic inflammation. She describes some of the…

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22 Feb
2019

An update in ICU nutrition Presented by: Varsha Asrani, Senior ICU Dietitian Auckland City Hospital

  The last guideline for nutrition in ICU was published nearly 12 years ago in 2006. The new guideline is significantly different, with 57 recommendations on clinical nutrition in the ICU. Varsha explored some of the key recommendations and outlined research which contributed to their formation. Including: Who should be…

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15 Feb
2019

What’s new in coeliac disease? Presented by: Dr Jason Tye-Din, MBBS, PhD, FRACP

In just over an hour, Dr Tye-Din reviews our knowledge to date and explains and clarifies the latest developments in coeliac disease. Coeliac disease results from a loss of immune tolerance to gluten which results in an autoimmune attack on the body. Coeliac disease is not a food allergy. In…

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07 Feb
2019

The role of diet in multiple sclerosis Presented by: Dr Jonathan White MBChB, MRCOG

Dr Jonathon White has two separate jobs. One of them is in Coleraine, Northern Ireland where he works as an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, with a special interest in early pregnancy and recurrent pregnancy loss. His other job is with the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis (OMS) charity. In 2015 Jonathon was diagnosed…

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06 Feb
2019

Gastroparesis and dysmotility disorders Presented by: Dr Sharon Carey, PhD, APD

Normal well-co-ordinated gut peristalsis requires both muscle and nerve function. When there is damage to the muscles or nerves or both, dysmotility occurs. This dysmotility gives rise to GI symptoms which are commonly abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. These are symptoms which we would regularly see in many of our…

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25 Jan
2019

Severe mental illness case study Presented by: Scott Teasdale, APD, PhD Candidate

People with severe mental illness have a 20-year reduced life expectancy compared to the rest of the population. Their reduced life expectancy is due more to the metabolic changes caused by the medications used to treat the psychotic illness than the psychotic illness itself. In his case study, Scott provides…

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20 Jan
2019

How can you assist your clients when you are not physically present? Rachel Bradford, APD

The Spoon Project The Spoon Project began when one of Rachel’s clients commented “when I am here with you, it makes sense, but when I get home I find it hard to remain positive” This got Rachel thinking about how she could help her clients continue to build a positive…

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13 Jan
2019

Which grains contain gluten? Free flyer

Atta, graham, arrowroot…it can be confusing for our clients to know which grains and cereals contain gluten, and which are gluten free. Isabella Fedele, APD has created this flyer to share with our clients. It lists the regular and alternative names for gluten containing grains as well as gluten free…

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11 Jan
2019

Disordered eating in diabetes: Issues for clinical practice. Dr Kylie Mosley PhD (Clin Health Psych)

The incidence of disordered eating in both type 1 and 2 diabetes are much higher than the general population. There is growing evidence that type 1 diabetes is a risk factor for developing eating disorders (insulin omission is reported by up to 40% of people with type 1 diabetes). One…

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