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Pregnancy after weight loss surgery
Obesity is increasingly prevalent in Australia, particularly in women of childbearing age. Unfortunately, obesity has a negative impact on fertility, and future pregnancies were important to 30% of women planning to have bariatric surgery in one survey. Bariatric surgery generally leads to more than a 20% loss of total body weight, which is enough to…
The First 1,000 Days – Giving Your Baby the Best Start
The first 1,000 days, from the point of conception to your child’s 2nd birthday, is a vital period for establishing the foundations of their health for life. However, so much of this starts before they’re even conceived! What are the first 1,000 days? Technically, the first 1,000 days are from the point of conception to…
Supplement in Focus: Inositol
Inositol, or more precisely myo-inositol, is a type of sugar with some very important functions in the body with the regulation and processing of insulin, cholesterol, anxiety and depression. As a supplement, inositol can be helpful for a range of conditions, including PCOS (insulin resistance), type 2 or gestational diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, PMDD,…
Will the pill fix my period?
Most people are on the pill for non-contraceptive reasons, such as to manage period pain, heavy bleeding or irregular periods. So will the pill help these issues? What is the pill? The oral contraceptive pill (commonly referred to as ‘the pill’) was introduced to Australian women in February 1961 and started momentous change in women’s…
Nutrient in Focus: Vitamin D
As the sun starts to shine again, it’s time to get those vitamin D levels up again after a cold and wet winter! What is vitamin D? Vitamin D is a hormone made from sunshine, but there are some food sources that also provide the body with vitamin D. The body creates pre-vitamin D3 in…