Let us help you get healthy with food!
Call to book a face to face consultation 02 43336633
Diet and exercise need to be balanced in order to achieve successful weight loss. You can exercise as much as you'd like but if you are not eating healthy, you will not receive the full benefit of weight loss, and vice versa. We can educate you on ways to incorporate healthy eating into your lifestyle and create an individualized plan to achieve your goals.
My expertise is specialized in helping people overcome the diet demons. Develop greater joy in dining using techniques I provide. Working together we will shift the emphasis from dieting and restraint to dining with joy and comfort. This powerful change comes from doing things differently with foods, portions, dining and connection with your appetite.
If you struggle with cravings and the diet merry-go-round, you should know that I see my clients lose weight without having to battle cravings and live a healthy, happy life.
Nothing feels worse than bloated guts.
Trying to work out which food or drink is the problem (irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis) is even harder on your own. This is where my expert knowledge of the FODMaPs diet, lactose intolerance, gluten free diets, amines, salicylates, glutamates, preservatives and colourings can help.
Getting the diagnosis right and in a practical way is the tricky part. Diagnosistic tools may involve an elimination diet followed by a food challenge phase. The final phase is important as it is about expanding your diet, then setting you up for managing your dietary intake and preventing symptoms.
In Australia dietitians are an accredited profession requiring completion of an approved degree qualification in nutrition and dietetics. The Dietitian's Association of Australia accredit dietitians through continuing professional development of 30hrs every year.
Whereas a Nutritionist is not an accredited profession. Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist or weight loss coach.
As part of your medical team, Margaret Artist , is an experienced dietitian.
Qualified in 1996, Margaret has a whole lot of life experience to add to her ongoing professional development.
As a mum and someone with a food intolerance she is also a carer of a special needs child. Currently her interests are in mindfulness, obesity, type 2 diabetes , high cholesterol, food intolerances and nutrition in our childhood, middle age and senior years.
Every year dietitians do 30 hours of professional development. In 2019 I am attending the International Conference on Obesity and related chronic diseases.
During 2018 I did further training in paediatric nutrition (kids), updates on coeliac disease and the gluten free diet, fussy eating and eating competency with the Ellyn Satter Institute. I also attended the Dietitian's Association of Australia conference.
Chronic disease care plans may include a Medicare rebate for Allied Health Dietitian.
Your first appointment is the diet and medical nutrition assessment and goal setting. Allow 25 Minutes.
A rebate of $53.80 from Medicare may be claimed if you have a Chronic Disease care plan with a Medicare form for Allied Health, Dietitian item 10954 and nominating Margaret Artist.
Second and subsequent appointments are to create and refine the strategies. Allow 20 -25 minutes.
Your health fund may rebate you for consultations with an accredited practising dietitian.
GP referrals with a Medicare Allied Health care form for a Dietitian item 10954, Margaret Artist, will all be bulk billed.
Discounted fee, if your Medicare Allied Health is used up or Medicare has rejected the claim.
Schedule of service to be discussed to meet your goals in your NDIS plan. Only plan-managed or self-managed participants.
Contact Margaret to book for residents. Nil Medicare or DVA bulk billing.
Pre-approval from Worker's Compensation Insurer required. Reporting fee is additional .
A current Veteran's Affairs referral form from your GP, form D904 - bulk billed
Nutrition is the foundation of your body and mind. Drop us a line today, and we can get you started on the path to health tomorrow. For general inquiries, please contact us on 02 43336633.
Feel free to fax any documents to 02 4333 7800
On Thursdays, Inside Guardian Pharmacy, 70 Wallarah Road, Gorokan, NSW 2263, AU
Call (02) 4333 6633