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Foods for Depression

August 28, 2019

  Depression is debilitating. It is a dreadful feeling and is becoming more and more common in today’s highly stressed society. The good news is that depression IS controllable! While there are many factors that affect mood, food is one of the most often overlooked. This article outlines some of the most common foods that…

Plantar Fasciitis season is here – How to avoid this injury after winter hibernation

August 28, 2019

  Each year, after our winter hibernation and the weather warms up the ProMed team gears up for our annual plantar fasciitis season. Commonly, once the weather warms up, we all feel inspired to get outside and start to enjoy some activity. Starting a new exercise program should be done gradually to allow your body…

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Quick and Easy Dinner Options

July 30, 2019

  As we age nutrition become more critical to keep us healthy, active and help us achieve a quality of life. Unfortunately, this is also the time we struggle to cook for ourselves, are eating alone, have decreased appetite or lose interest in preparing meals.  Here are a few easy suggestions to throw together to…

Baked Eggs and Feta

Baked Eggs and Feta

July 30, 2019

  Serves: 2  Ingredients:   Olive oil, to grease  4 eggs   30g feta, crumbled   2 spring onions, ends trimmed, thinly sliced   1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives   Salt & freshly ground black pepper   1 tin chopped tomatoes 2 slices wholegrain toast, to serve (optional) Instructions  Preheat oven to 200°C.  Brush ovenproof dish with oil to lightly grease. …

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The Importance of Feet as we Age

July 30, 2019

  Over a lifetime our feet do a lot of work for us. On average, we take enough steps to walk around the earth about 5 times. That’s over 200 million steps. So, it’s no surprise that as we age our feet can start to feel the impact. Common issues affecting feet as we age include bone…

What to expect from your Initial Nutrition Consultation?

July 12, 2019

Kasey is a qualified (Bachelor of Health Science, Nutrition) Nutritionist who understands that everyone is different and applies this to her food and healthcare advice. In the initial consultation Kasey will go through: Medical History Personal History Goals Measurements – weight, waist circumference, blood pressure General food and lifestyle advice based on your current eating…

What to expect during a Diabetic Foot Assessment?

July 12, 2019

  Medical History We require the following information: Your medical history Your current medications Diabetic history and control Surgical history Specific lower limb issues Your most recent blood test results including your HbA1c levels self-testing blood glucose levels cholesterol kidney function and blood pressure. Bringing all this information with you to the assessment consultation helps…

Diabetes and Carbohydrates – The Basics

July 12, 2019

  Carbohydrate foods play an important role in our diet. They are the best energy source for your body, especially your brain. When carbohydrates are digested, they break down to form glucose in the bloodstream. Insulin takes the glucose out of the blood and puts it into the muscles, liver and other cells in the…

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Diabetic Friendly Recipes – Beef and Vegetable “Lasagne” 

July 12, 2019

  Eating with diabetes doesn’t have to be boring or bland. There are many yummy recipes that will provide a healthy and balanced meal that will not spike your blood sugar. A few things to keep in mind when choosing meals: Keep the carbohydrates low (under 20g if possible) Choose low glycemic index carbohydrates Include…

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Diabetes and Foot Care

July 2, 2019

  With Diabetes Week 2019 just around the corner we wanted to focus on foot care for those with Diabetes. At ProMed we work with clients living with Diabetes on a daily basis, and we wanted to highlight our key tips to keeping safe. We also focus on some warning signs and risks to be…