The fitness trend that’s actually bad for you

The fitness trend that’s actually bad for you

February 16, 2018

Stop following people on social media who make you feel insecure, fat or ugly. It’s probably a very long list. In this age of filters and fakery, there are too many perfect people with perfect lives. Even Selena Gomez, said to be the most followed Instagrammer on the planet with 133 million followers, says “I … Read More

The New Year’s Resolution You Shouldn’t Make

The New Year’s Resolution You Shouldn’t Make

January 5, 2018

This year when making your new years’ resolutions there is certainly one new year’s resolution you shouldn’t make. I urge you to resist the pressures of the dieting industry and instead resolve to treat yourself well. If greater health, happiness or self-worth are some of your new year’s resolutions, I assure you that being at … Read More

This year, make it your year for sustainable health

This year, make it your year for sustainable health

December 30, 2017

With the New Year here, it is inevitable that many of us get excited about the opportunity for a fresh start and another chance to achieve those unfulfilled resolutions. If you’re a female aged between 8 and 80, living in Western society then it’s likely you’ve thought about losing weight. It’s also likely that you’re … Read More

‘Tis the season..

‘Tis the season..

December 4, 2017

It’s said to be the most wonderful time of the year… But for many people, the festive season presents significant challenges. This may be especially true for people who struggle with their relationship with food and/or their bodies. With the pressure to “eat and be merry”, people who do not feel joyful (especially those with … Read More

To exercise or not to exercise?

To exercise or not to exercise?

November 13, 2017

Regular exercise participation is prescribed for many people with physical and mental health conditions. Suggested benefits of exercise are multiplying daily as science discovers more about the human body. How do we know, however, when exercise no longer supports (and rather, degrades) our patients’ health? ‘Harmful exercise’ describes exercise behaviours that degrade, rather than enhance, … Read More

Good Health Magazine: Defining women by the mark they leave on the world

Good Health Magazine: Defining women by the mark they leave on the world

November 8, 2017

Centre for Integrative Health (CFIH) is pleased to have had their first article published in this month’s edition of Good Health Magazine. Over the next 12 months, CFIH will be a monthly contributor to the magazine. We aspire to utilise this opportunity as a platform from which to increase awareness of eating- and weight- concerns and … Read More

What is a dietitian’s role in the treatment of eating disorders?

What is a dietitian’s role in the treatment of eating disorders?

November 4, 2017

When I started working as a Dietitian I thought, “How can I help people with eating disorders when it’s about so much more than just food?”  Eating disorders are psychiatric illnesses and I, therefore, knew that they required psychological intervention. In the absence of going back to university to study psychology, I wondered how I … Read More

There is no sincerer love than the love of food

There is no sincerer love than the love of food

October 26, 2017

It makes sense that many of us turn to food in times of stress when we consider our histories with food. As babies, our cries were likely met with food (in the form of our mother’s breast or a bottle) along with a nurturing embrace. From there, food was likely paired with a host of … Read More

Happy Birthday CFIH!

Happy Birthday CFIH!

October 14, 2017

Of the many incredible moments throughout the short history of CFIH, this was easily the best… CFIH was thrown a surprise birthday party last night. Thank you to the passionate and committed CFIH team for organising the event on top of everything else they do on a daily basis to make CFIH all that it … Read More

“I know what to eat but I just can’t do it”; sound familiar?

“I know what to eat but I just can’t do it”; sound familiar?

October 10, 2017

Chances are, you have heard someone (or perhaps yourself) say “I know what to eat but I just can’t do it”. Healthy eating is so much more than meal plans or education about what to eat. Whilst an understanding of nutrition is important, CFIH Dietitian, Kate Pollard, reveals there is often too much focus on … Read More

Compassion is the key to treating eating disorders

Compassion is the key to treating eating disorders

October 2, 2017

Self-compassion is an important part of recovery for people with eating disorders, University of Queensland researchers have found. The School of Psychology study reviewed the use of compassion focussed therapy (CFT) in the treatment of eating and weight concerns. CFT, which has grown over the last two decades, encourages self-compassion to alleviate suffering that is … Read More

International Conference for Eating Disorders

International Conference for Eating Disorders

June 21, 2017

Kiera, Marita, and Alanah recently attended the International Conference for Eating Disorders (ICED), hosted by the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED), in Prague. Marita also presented a measure she has recently developed in conjunction with CFIH dietitian, Kate Pollard; ‘the Eating for Muscularity Scale’. Marita and Kate hope the scale will better enable medical and … Read More