Jump to content

Dietician recommendations...
Anyone suggest one for DH??

  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 JoJomummy

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:44 PM

Im a usually a lurker but am looking for some help today

I'm wondering if any canberrans could recommend a dietician for my DH or point me to some good websites

He has been diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and has been dealing with that for the past 2 yrs. he has now been told he has the coeliac gene and is avoiding the necessary foods plus others on recommendation if our GP.

He is struggling to maintain this diet and is looking for some help for more ideas and is tossing up the idea of seeing a dietician for help

Can anyone offer some suggestions???

#2 Escapin

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:49 PM

Your GP should be able to do a care plan for your DH which includes 5 FREE visits to a dietician (and they'll give you the details of the dietician too).

Good luck, I found it SO helpful when I was trying to lose weight to see a dietician who could help me modify my current diet, rather than change it completely.

#3 Genabee

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

I don't belong in here, but just wanted to ask/mention...

Does he actually have coeliac disease, or just carrying the gene? To be diagnosed he will need a biopsy, and will need to stay on gluten to do this. Definitely speak with a dietician, but I wouldn't be eliminating gluten until you know for sure he has it and therefore needs to...

Good luck OP!

#4 mollybot

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

FAILSAFE  http://fedup.com.au/ has some good info for people with gluten sensitivity, plus if you contact them, they have a list of friendly Nutritionists who can help

I'd also highly recommend the Real Thyroid hHelp Froums here: http://forums.realthyroidhelp.com/

and they have an Australian section here:  http://forums.realthyroidhelp.com/viewforu...d3a8cf1b2db1857

and you can ask for help with diet here, and also PM the Moderator Catherine for a list of helpful professionals.

Also, check out Marks Daily Apple:

Mark has a HOT body, but that's not the point biggrin.gif the Paleo approach is gluten free and so if you look for any Paleo cookbooks, or websites or just Google "Paleo recipes" they're all gluten free.

The other one which is fab as a starting point is "Wheat Belly" - they have a recipe book, and again, if you Google for "Wheat Belly" recipes, they're all gluten free.

Lastly, Taste.com.au has an advanced search which allows you to search by "Gluten Free"

Don't forget there is a "Gluten Free" thread here on EB as well...

I feel for him ! I also have Hashimotos and its a PITA.

I feel 1000000% better without wheat in my diet ! Its SOOOO worth it !!

#5 halcyondays

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

Regarding your husband being coeliac gene positive- current best practice recommends that he does not change his diet until a diagnosis of coeliac disease is made. Being coeliac gene positive increases his chances of having coeliac disease, but is not diagnostic.
Once he has been gluten free, it can be very hard, and often very uncomfortable for him to go back onto gluten for enough time to do the small bowel biopsy he requires.

#6 mollybot

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:09 PM

There is a connection betwee Coeliacs and Hashimotos. Roughtly 30% of people with Coeliacs have Hashimotos and vice versa. I pretty much though it was standard practice these days for people diagnosed with Hashis to be taken off gluten (and people with Coeliacs to be tested for Hashis).

If you read "Wheat Belly" he makes a pretty convincing argument as to why *no-one* should be eating wheat, especially the modern varieties.

Coming off gluten has changed my life - I've been able to reduce my medication and my energy levels are sooo much higher. On a side note, my "adult acne" has also completely disappeared. And I've never had a small bowel biopsy - my Dr did it via an elimination diet - took me off it for 6 weeks and then had 24 hours of a high wheat diet. I was in absolute agony & haven't touched it since.

#7 halcyondays

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

Mollybot, that is what used to be done, but it can miss some people with coeliac disease.
Also, going on an elimination diet doesn't differentiate if you are intolerant to wheat or all things containing gluten, which is much different with far more serious ramifications for your health and that of your relatives.


Edited by halcyodays, 06 February 2013 - 08:23 PM.

#8 JoJomummy

Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:17 PM

Thanks for your help everybody, I have passed the information you shared with my DH and he is researching away!!

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


Newborn baby found in a nativity scene

Police are trying to trace a woman who abandoned a baby boy in the manger of a church nativity scene.

Life would be harder without my kids

The Humans of New York Facebook page is well known for sharing touching, real stories from one of the world's biggest cities – and it's just hit the heart of parents everywhere.

Mum dresses as Wonder Woman for last day of chemo

A Brisbane mum dressed up as a superhero to celebrate the end of her chemotherapy and created a moment her family will remember forever.

How a raisin can predict a toddler's IQ

All you need to assess a child's future intelligence is a plastic cup and a raisin, according to new research.

Former Hi-5 member's cannabis hope

Former Hi-5 star Tim Harding hopes a cannabis-derived drug will help control his daughter's epilepsy, which sees the four-year-old suffering between 50 and 100 seizures a day.

The top 5 reasons your toddler throws a tantrum

Whilst to the outside world little people may appear to have it easy, it's actually not always the case – just ask any toddler who's had their toast cut up the wrong way.

Glenn McGrath thought he'd lost his wife and baby

Australian cricket ledged Glen McGrath has spoken about the moment he thought he might lose his wife, Sara and their baby daughter, Madison.


Inside my Centrelink nightmare

Mother Bec Smith has been trying for months to access Centrelink payments. A "serious error" is preventing her.

Warnings over push for hourly childcare billing

Australia's peak childcare body has called for caution around the Turnbull government's push for childcare centres to charge parents by the hour, not by the day.

Cate Blanchett thought about adopting for years

Cate Blanchett says her recent adoption of a baby girl had nothing to do with wanting a daughter after having three sons.

Kate Walsh: 'I can't have kids'

Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh has revealed she is unable to have children because she has experienced early menopause.

The parasite that could boost fertility

The Tsimane women of Bolivia are often revered as among the most fertile in the world - on average having 10 children in their lifetimes -- but some are even more fertile than others.

Family may sue cousin over genetics

A Melbourne couple is suing the Royal Children's Hospital for failing to diagnose a genetic disorder in their first child - an error they allege caused them to have another child with severe disabilities.

Strange things mums have done in labour

While most women in labour focus on the upcoming birth of their baby, some women do more interesting things.

Michael Clarke reveals baby's name

When Michael Clarke said he was wrapped around the finger of his little princess, he wasn't joking.

The logistics of breastfeeding twins

Our life is more or less divided into neat four hour parcels of time and it's hard to get much of anything done in the time between feeds.

How to stop people ruining Christmas

We can make a conscious effort about how we react to those curly Christmas day scenarios that can send us up the wall, or should we say chimney.

Lots of formula offers for desperate mum

The mum who was down to her last three tins of baby formula said she had received hundreds of calls and offers to send her formula.

Surviving breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Cot sheet brands for the nursery

With so many awesome cot sheet options these days, we thought we'd put together a list of go-to brands for you to seek out for your baby's bed.


What's hot on EB

How I survived breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Grieving father's letter to Bataclan terrorists: "...this little boy will threaten you by being happy and free"

A grieving father whose wife was killed in the attacks on the Bataclan Theatre last weekend has written an open letter to her killers.

5 challenges of motherhood - and how to see them differently

Despite the smiles, the sloppy kisses and the pure magic children bring to our lives, it's hard to deny that motherhood can be tough.

4 challenges of being a new dad - and how to face them

Becoming a parent is challenging – and that applies to both mums and dads.

My battle against antenatal and postnatal depression

I was five months pregnant when I realised I needed help.

Children swapped at birth will not be returned to biological parents

A boy and girl accidentally swapped on the day they were born will stay with the families who have raised them, a South African court has ruled.

A quarter of men believe they get 'man periods'

A British study has revealed one in four men believe they have a monthly cycle.

Baby deposit

How much do you need to save for a 'baby deposit'?

It's fairly straightforward to calculate a house deposit, but how much money do you need to save up for a baby?

Dad's beautiful note to his wife, a nurse

To anyone else it might just look like a picture of a mum having a nap with her toddler.

'I was a complete schmuck': Mike Baird opens up about his wife's postnatal depression

When his wife Kerryn was not well following the birth of their daughter, NSW Premier Mike Baird buried himself in his work.

Mum's desperate plea as whooping cough alert issued

A desperate mother has shared a heart-breaking video of her baby struggling to cope with a coughing fit caused by pertussis.

Coffee could help you live longer

New US research found people who report drinking three to five cups of coffee a day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson's disease.

The joy and dread of playdates

To live vicariously through your child is to rediscover anxieties you thought dead and buried.

Sick baby could die without scarce special formula, mum says

Lizzie Cann is down to her last three tins of a special formula in short supply.

Adorable toddler's strop foiled by squeaky shoes

We're probably all familiar with the pouty bottom lip and tightly crossed arms of a tot mid-strop.

More sex during World Cup created more baby boys

More sex during South Africa's World Cup meant a disproportionately high number of boys were born nine months later, a new study has found.

Win one of two ABC Shop prize packs in time for Christmas

What a boon it would be to have your toddler's Christmas gifts covered this year. We have two awesome ABC Shop prize packs to give away to two lucky winners.

Do fitness challenges really work?

Fitness challenges aren't new. There's Michelle Bridges 12WBT and a bunch of other programs if you really want to lose weight.

What are pregnant women Googling?

Pregnancy is a huge change for any woman, so it's natural we'll have questions - and turn to Google to ask them.



Can't decide?

Check out the Essential Baby Names section for some inspiration

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.