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Corrin Ainley
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Keto, paleo, GF, fasting? Prescribing the right diet for you.

by on 24 October, 2018

Prescribing the right diet for you.

Whether it’s to lose a few kilos, improve digestive symptoms, balance blood sugar levels, address your children’s health and behaviour, reduce pain and inflammation or just have a spring clean deciding on the right diet can be an imposing proposition.

It’s impossible to not be bombarded by a myriad of dietary options…..  Ketogenic, paleo, gluten free, detox, fasting,etc.

As a nutritionist and naturopath, one of my greatest passions is assisting people to identify and implement a nutritional plan that best suits your presenting condition and your personal health goals. Dietary intervention is highly effective when you choose the right approach. What works for one may not work for another.

As an overview, below is a list of dietary approaches for specific health conditions, however I have found best results in tailoring a diet specific to my client’s needs

HEALTH COMPLAINT                              DIETARY INTERVENTION

Weight loss                                                Ketogenic, intermittent fasting, detox

Compulsive eating                                     Ketogenic

Auto-immune conditions                            Paleo and other foods specific to condition

IBS                                                             FODMAPS and gut healing 

Allergies                                                     Histamine, gluten free, dairy free

ADHD, Autism, learning disorders             Gluten free, dairy free, additive and preservative free, low sugar

Mental health: anxiety, depression             Specific proteins to support brain chemistry

Brain disorders: Alzheimer’s & dementia    Ketogenic

Brain related injuries                                   Ketogenic

Diabetes                                                      Ketogenic or low GI

Polycystic ovarian syndrome                      Ketogenic

Epilepsy                                                      Ketogenic

To individualise the diet further, a simple finger prick test can identify specific immune system-based food intolerances.  After thorough health and dietary assessment an effective and individualized therapeutic diet can be prescribed.

I look forward to helping design the right diet for you.

Corrin Ainley ND

Regardless of your decision, everyone will benefit from 3 simple guidelines;

Eating a diet high in vegetables: 2-3 handfuls with lunch and dinner, with a wide variety and colours.  Aim for 3 colours in each meal 

Eating foods in their natural state: eliminating packaged and processed food, or choosing a brand that is low in sugar, and free from artificial flavours or preservatives

Eliminate refined sugars:  good alternatives are honey and maple syrup, or no calorie options stevia and xylitol.

 

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Boden G, Dargrad K, Homko C, et al. Effect of a low-carbohydrate diet on appetite, blood glucose levels, and insulin resistance in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Mar 15;142(6):403-11.

Campbell McBride, N. (2010) Gut and Psychology Syndrome, natural treatment for autism, dyspraxia, A.D.D., dyslexia, A.D.H.D., depression, schizophrenia. Mediform Publishing.

Mari-Bauset S, Zazpe I, Mari-Sanchis A, Llopis-G A, Morales-Suarez-Varela M, 2014, ‘Evidence of the Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Diet in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review’, Journal of Child Neurology, 29(12), 1718-1727

Mavropoulos, J. C., Yancy, W. S., Hepburn, J., & Westman, E. C. (2005). The effects of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet on the polycystic ovary syndrome: A pilot study. Nutrition & Metabolism2, 35. http://doi.org/10.1186/1743-7075-2-35

Williams, T. J., & Cervenka, M. C. (2017). The role for ketogenic diets in epilepsy and status epilepticus in adults. Clinical Neurophysiology Practice2, 154–160. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cnp.2017.06.001

 

 

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