Free counselling for youth and teens in the Yarra Ranges and Yarra Valley

Wed 26 Jul 2017

Inspiro has free youth and teen counselling for young adults and high school aged youth located in the Yarra Ranges and the Yarra Valley.  Call us on 97388801.

Being a teen or a young adult can be difficult sometimes and just like adult’s teens can face a huge range of problems and difficulties.... READ MORE

advice, Counselling, Lilydale, Support, Youth

48% of Australian children get cavities before the age of 5

Tue 11 Jul 2017

Did you know that 48% of Australian children get cavities before the age of 5? 

And for many children the situation can be far worse than a few fillings. At Inspiro we are seeing more and more children with advanced tooth decay. Many of these children are needing major tooth work such as complete tooth removal and crowns, often requiring anaesthesia and costing parents many thousands of dollars.... READ MORE

advice, children/babies, Community, Dental, Health, Lilydale, teeth

Kids with less teeth enamel need special dental care

Tue 4 Jul 2017

I recently visited a local kinder to teach the kids how to take care of their teeth. While there I do a basic dental check-up for the children, which enables us to spot problems early before they become painful and costly...


It’s best to get children’s teeth checked regularly to protect and increase the chances of saving any teeth with hypoplasia and hypomineralisation early on. If the hypoplasia, hypomineralisation and tooth decay are not detected early on then the results can be devastating and expensive.... READ MORE

advice, children/babies, Community, Dental

The facts on coconut oil - Healthy or unhealthy?

Wed 28 Jun 2017

Is coconut oil healthy or the best choice?

The hype surrounding coconut oil in the media and among health-conscious folk over the past couple of years has been hard to ignore. Considered a staple ingredient of the popular ‘Paleo diet’ and ‘clean eating’ diet trends; hailed as the latest ‘superfood’ aiding weight loss; and heralded with anti-microbial and anti-viral properties – coconut oil has ignited controversial discussion among health professionals and the public.... READ MORE

advice, Dietitian, Health, nutrition

Free teeth check and dental work for children in the Yarra Ranges

Thu 22 Jun 2017

Did you know that 48% of Australian children get cavities before the age of 5?
 

And for many children the situation is much worse than cavities. At Inspiro we are seeing more and more children with advanced tooth decay. Many of these children are needing major tooth work such as complete tooth removal and crowns, often costing parents many thousands of dollars.... READ MORE

advice, Community, Dental, Healesville, Health, Lilydale

Shopping smarter at the supermarket

Mon 19 Jun 2017

Learn to shop smarter at the supermarket with dietitian Tracey Higgins

Recently, Inspiro dietitian Tracey Higgins talked about why she loves running supermarket tours in her local community. She also provided 14 tips on healthy snacks for work and home. This week Tracey has some tips for shopping smarter at the supermarket.

Tracey's 6 important tips for shopping at the supermarket are:... READ MORE

advice, Community, Dietitian, education, Health, meals, nutrition

7 great food choices to keep your teeth healthy

Fri 9 Jun 2017

Does food actually affect the health of your teeth? If it does, how do we take care of those pearly whites?
Did you know that oral health problems are the second most expensive disease group to treat each year Australia wide? Here are seven food choices you can make to keep your teeth healthy inside and out.... READ MORE

advice, children/babies, Dental, Dietitian, Healthy, nutrition, teeth

11 holes in 20 teeth, and only 4 years old

Fri 9 Jun 2017

My four-year-old daughter visited the dentist a couple of months ago for her annual check-up. At her last check up, everything was fine...I didn’t think there would be much to worry about. So I was in disbelief when the dentist told me my daughter had 11 holes in her teeth – yes, 11 holes!... READ MORE

advice, children/babies, Community, Dental, Healesville, Health, Lilydale, teeth

Why we should have sugar taxes

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Australia has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world. In the last 25 years there has been a 35% rise in obesity in Australia. If it continues at this rate, 91% of Aussies will be obese by 2040 in Australia.

Obesity causes type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes and cancer. Since sugar is acidic it causes dental problems such as tooth decay, erosion and cavities. ... READ MORE

advice, Dental, Diabetes, education, Health, nutrition

Dietitian led local supermarket tours - Buy the best groceries for you and your family

Thu 25 May 2017

At a typical supermarket tour, there will be between 2 and 6 of us. We wander strategically around the supermarket discussing supermarket layout, healthy versus less healthy options and label reading – while asking and answering lots of questions. A thorough tour takes about 2 hours...... READ MORE

advice, Community, Diabetes, Dietitian, Health, meals

Inspiro provides clinical dietetics education services from university trained dietitians

Wed 24 May 2017

Crafty marketing and new studies questioning the health benefits of certain foods can make understanding what to eat and drink difficult.

You and I know that restrictive diets don’t work in the long term. At Inspiro we believe in eating delicious comfort foods that also help us achieve our goals, have more energy and feel healthier. Life is much too short to not feel great and eat well.... READ MORE

advice, Community, Dietitian, groups, Health

This weeks healthy eating tips from Lilydale dietitian Tracey Higgins

Mon 22 May 2017

"What is better than rugging up and enjoying some comfort food when it’s cold. And these winter food tips  are healthy as well.
 

For a lighter, healthier lower calerie meal try...... READ MORE

advice, Dietitian, Health, Healthy, meals

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