Welcome To SS Diets
Food For Life
SS Diets is made up of a team of experienced dietitians who love food and have a mission to provide you with correct guidance around all things food. We have all spent time in major acute care hospitals in Sydney and collectively have over 40 years of experience working as dietitians.
We believe in evidence-based advice delivered with practical strategies. We keep up to date with changes in the scientific research and both food trends and social media focus points (sometimes justified, sometimes completely off the mark and confusing).
At SSD we believe in overall healthy, sustainable, filling plans full of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and high-quality carbohydrates. We will never recommend a plan that is not supported through scientific evidence.
We are Accredited Practising Dietitians, University trained professionals and registered members of Dietitian’s Australia.
"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients"
Our dietitians all have extensive experience in the nutritional management and counselling of patients with a variety of medical conditions. At SSDiets we are respectful of your thoughts and what works for you personally, and able to guide you (based on scientific research and your own experience) on any risk factors.
We are able to provide either one-off or repeated menu reviews for your organisation. Menu reviews are important to ensure the menu and meals provided to your audience (be they residents, patients, children or students) meet the necessary macro (big) and micro (small) nutrient requirements.
At SS Diets we are fully set-up to use ZOOM if you can’t make it into one of our rooms. It’s like Skype, but easier to use and completely free. When you book your appointment just ask our friendly receptionists about our ZOOM appointments. All you need is a device (phone, tablet, computer) with a speaker and a camera.
Our Dietitians are available for one-off, regular, annual or specific lecture/group education Sessions. Our team are highly experienced and qualified dietitians who can tailor any topic to any audience. We can come to you and deliver either a formal lecture-style presentation, informal discussion or Q&A session.
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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?
(Adults & Children)
The best weight control strategy considers all aspects of eating across the entire day, not just cutting out whole food groups.
(High Blood Pressure)
Changing your dietary intake, increasing exercise and loosing some weight (if indicated) all independently can lower your BP.
(High Blood Cholesterol)
There are different components of cholesterol, and each has a different dietary strategy to help increase or decrease them.
The key to preventing diverticulosis from becoming diverticulitis is to ensure you’re getting enough fibre in your diet. 60% of Australian adults don’t consume enough fibre.
Understanding your dietary intake, particularly the amount of carbohydrate you consume, and your need for insulin is vitally important.
(Diet or Insulin)
When diabetes is diagnosed, dietary management is vitally important to prevent long term complications such as poor eye sight, kidney disease or blocked arteries.
There are lots of lifestyle strategies that can be implemented to reverse insulin resistance and prevent (or slow) its transition to Type 2 Diabetes.
Changing your lifestyle (food & movement) is the key to controlling symptoms and reducing complications of PCOS.
& Liver Failure
There are currently no medications to prevent liver disease progression. The best strategy is to improve your lifestyle.
(1-5 & Dialysis)
At stages 1 – 3 the focus is to preserve your current kidney function and prevent further decline by making some significant and sustainable changes to your diet and exercise.
Kidney stones develop when waste products inside your kidney join together and form a solid mass (or a ‘stone’). The best strategy to prevent them from growing is to stay well hydrated at all times.
Gout is caused by a build-up of uric acid and presents as small crystals form in and around key joints (most commonly in the knees, feet or hands) and cause inflammation and significant pain.
IBS is harmless, but distressing, either an elimination diet or considering your fibre intake might help to alleviate some of the unpleasant symptoms.
Coeliac disease is very different from “gluten intolerance” and needs to be clearly understood and a strict gluten-free diet implemented to minimise complications.
Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis are painful & distressing conditions. While there are no known causes, changing your diet can help to minimise the symptoms.
(Elderly & Respiratory Conditions)
Up to 72% of aged care residents have been shown to be malnourished. Implementing high protein, high energy diet strategies will assist weight gain and prevent further weight loss.
Food intolerances are difficult to diagnose and consideration of an elimination diet needs professional support and assistance.
Being underweight is more dangerous to our health than being overweight. There should be a focus on ‘making every mouthful count’.
Binge Eating, Anorexia, Bulimia
Recovery from an eating disorder requires an experienced supportive team including friends, family, your GP, an experienced psychologist & dietitian as well as possibly a psychiatrist.
GPs & Specialists
If you’re a GP or specialist looking for a long-established, well-respected group of Dietitians to refer patients to, please use this website to get plenty of information about who we are, what we do and what each of us specialises in.
SS Diets work across a range of health-related issues that require nutritional advice and coaching. We have experience in dealing with the basic through to the most complex of problems.
We’ve all had experience working in large acute teaching hospitals (mostly St. George, Sutherland and Sydney Kids Hospitals), supporting patients from acute care to rehabilitation in all areas of medical specialties (including renal wards).
Alexandra has a particular area of interest in both eating disorder clients and those with renal impairment. Julia has a particular area of interest in hyperglycemia and preventative health. Astrid has a particular area of interest in metabolic syndrome and gut function.
We’re always keen to collaborate with you regarding specific individual patient’s needs as appropriate. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. One of our team will take the time to answer any questions you may have and organise whatever you need from us to ensure the referral process is as simple and smooth as possible.
Not many dietitian businesses are NDIS registered however, we are! We continue to maintain our NDIS Registration with NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission to provide Dietitian services to all NDIS participants, including those that are self, NDIA or plan managed.
If you or your participant are approved under funding lines “Improved Daily Living Skills” and/or “Improved Health and Wellbeing”, all your services with us, including individual plans, menu development and nutrition counselling services are fully funded.
We can support NDIS registered participants in a wide range of ways including individual consultations in-clinic, home visits (within our geographical area), telehealth consultations and menu reviews for group homes. We have supported over 150 NDIS participants navigate changing their diet to assist them to meet their own individual goals.
Please download this form which obtains information about you and your plan so we can write the Service Level Agreement (SLA) as required by the NDIA. When complete, simply send it to us via email, fax it to us on 02 8569 2321 or drop it off at one of our locations.
Did you know it’s against the law for regulated professionals to promote ‘testimonials’ on their websites? You won’t see any doctor, physiotherapist, physician or surgeon guaranteeing outcomes. For example, in our industry, no one can ‘guarantee’ weight loss, or lowered cholesterol. If we do this we stand to lose our licence or credentials. Comparatively, we encourage you to be sceptical of businesses that make unsubstantiated promises or guarantees.
Occasionally though, our clients let us know how they found their interaction with our team rather than the results they achieve…
Alternatively, if you’re a customer and want to let us know about your experience with our practitioners, you may be interested in leaving feedback of your own….
ABOUT THE SS DIETS INSIGHT BLOG
Each month we explore a range of topics across the wide range of the nutrition spectrum. Whether you're looking for information on how to effectively combat health-related issues through dietetics or you're just looking to maintain a healthier approach to food and all the benefits this can bring, this blog is for you!
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