Nutrition & Dietetics

Education

Diet and nutrition plays a vital role in our overall physical health. Our Nutritionists are university trained and highly experienced and are hand selected to work at Top to Toe Health. Our dietitians are registered with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and certified as Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD).

Top 10 most common reasons patients see our Nutritionists & Dietitians

  1. diabetes management
  2. weight management
  3. heart disease
  4. gastrointestinal disorders
  5. sports performance
  6. fatigue
  7. food intolerance
  8. high cholesterol
  9. osteoporosis management
  10. hypertension i.e. high blood pressure

Losing Weight

For those trying to lose weight, understanding their individual requirements is a must.

Losing weight would be much easier if one understood the process of how.

It is common to be convinced into attempting the latest fad/trend diet having been exposed to hundreds of different opinions, extreme results, biased reviews and questionable transformations. Ask yourself ‘have you lost weight following a “specific” diet, to not only put the weight back on but more?’

Understanding the following topics will ensure you learn how to lose weight and keep it off for good and is how we approach this area at Top to Toe Health

  • Energy balance
  • Lifestyle requirements
  • Calories
  • Macronutrients

Hypertension/Blood pressure

High blood pressure is often asymptomatic.

Hypertension tends to go hand in hand with insulin resistance, high cholesterol and metabolic disease. Approximately 80% of T2DM patients have hypertension.

Common contributing factors are:

  • Being overweight
  • insulin resistance
  • food intake
  • smoking
  • caffeine
  • familial history
  • stress and others

A good evidence based treatment can involve this following approaches:

  • Weight loss
  • dietary intervention
  • quitting smoking
  • limiting alcohol intake
  • meditation
  • medication

Hyperlipidaemia / High cholesterol

High cholesterol is asymptomatic and impairs blood flow.

Impairing blood flow significantly increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

It is common to be diagnosed with high cholesterol and then immediately been instructed to simply lose weight and to consume at fewer fatty foods. However treating hyperlipidaemia requires more finesses that simply the above-mentioned approaches. This is where Top to Toe Health can help.

Being overweight, having impaired glucose regulation, genetic/familial history, consuming high amounts of processed/refined foods, smoking, alcohol and lack of physical activity are all common variables leading to high cholesterol and all need to be considered.

Successful management/treatment involves but is not limited to the following:

  • weight loss
  • physical activity modification
  • dietary intervention
  • lifestyle adjustments (alcohol/smoking)
  • medication

Services offered by our Nutritionists & Dietitians

  • nutrition & diet planning
  • diabetes management
  • weight management
  • fatigue management
  • sports nutrition
  • body transformations

Our Nutritionists

Vivek Kumar