Have you ever wondered if your diet is inadequate or if you need to take supplements?
If so, you could benefit from our comprehensive dietary analysis (available both in person & via email).
Do you suffer from fatigue, food cravings, poor concentration, irritability, depression, dry skin, hair loss, brittle nails, muscle pains & cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, palpitations, cold intolerance, mouth ulcers, or a sore tongue?
Simply taking a vitamin &/or mineral supplement may not solve the problem, unless you know precisely which nutrients are lacking in your diet. This is where our nutritional analysis can help. We can provide comprehensive information regarding your intake of over 20 essential vitamins & minerals & let you know whether you need to increase your intake of certain nutrients to improve your health.
There is a complex interaction between various vitamins & minerals, which means that taking more than you need of one particular nutrient may result in deficiencies in other essential vitamins & minerals. In some cases, food cravings & weight gain may be due to a lack of certain nutrients or an imbalance in the ratio of carbohydrate, protein & fat.
What does our nutrition assessment involve?
Our Nutritionists will carry out an in-depth evaluation of your food & nutrient intake, as well as your lifestyle & medical history. This enables us to assess & evaluate your nutritional status & create a plan to help you reach your goals.
Our nutrition assessment may take into account any or all of the following:
- food intake analysis
- clinical nutrition body composition assessment (bioelectrical impedance) to determine your % of body fat & muscle
- biochemical data such as laboratory blood test results
- supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbal products)
- medical history & medications
- hydration status
- stress levels
- lifestyle & fitness indicators
We use the latest nutritional software to carry out a detailed assessment of your diet. This Australian-based software allows us to access a data base of more than 20,000 commercial food products as well as an additional 15,000 generic Australian foods.
We will carry out an analysis of your diet & provide details regarding your intake of more than 20 essential vitamins & minerals, as well as protein, carbohydrate, sugars, starch, fibre, fat (saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated), sodium & calories / kJ.
The information obtained from your dietary analysis will be compared to your individualised requirements. Our Nutritionists will provide advice regarding specific nutrients that are lacking in your diet. We will take your dietary preferences into account to show you how to improve your intake. If you are concerned about a specific nutrient such as iron, we can show exactly how much of that nutrient is contained in each individual food or ingredient that you have consumed. We can also provide advice regarding supplementation.
Would you like to know the calorie/kilojoule content, as well as the amount of protein, carbohydrate & fat in your favourite recipes? We can analyse your recipes & show you how to modify them to make them healthier.