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Bree Voegt
Bree Voegt Apr 8, 2017

Could a Vegan Diet Help Nurses?

Could a change to a vegan diet make a difference to nurses? One American research seems to think so. Nurses are some of the busiest workers - they are working both day and night caring for others in need. And in doing so they often neglect their own health. This particular research, based in George Mason University in  Virginia, saw a group of 19 nurses choose to overhaul their habits and try a vegan diet for 21 days and see...
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Bree Voegt

Bree Voegt

Clinical Dietitian

Bree is a clinical dietitian who has worked in the healthcare industry for over a decade predominantly in the acute and aged care setting. Currently working in one of the leading private hospitals in Victoria, where she provides dietary advice and guidance for older people with chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, dementia and parkinson's disease. With her desire to study further she completed her Masters of Dietetics at Deakin University in Melbourne. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).

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Bree Voegt
Bree Voegt Dec 3, 2015

Can Living Alone Put You At Higher Risk of a Poor Diet?

Living alone, the freedom and ability to go to bed when you like, choose what you watch on television and last but not least eat whatever you like. Ah bliss! These things can surely only be good for you? Right? Well, not completely. A recent literature review undertaken by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), published in the journal of Nutrition Reviews, suggests that people who live alone are at a higher risk of having unhealthy diets and lacking key food...
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Brain Food
Bree Voegt
Bree Voegt Nov 9, 2015

7 Lifestyle Tips to Reduce Your Chance of Developing Dementia

Several factors have been linked to the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease including older age, genetic factors, family history, a history of head trauma, midlife hypertension, obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol. Studies have also suggested that diet and lifestyle factors may influence risk. So what can I eat to reduce my chances of developing Alzheimer’s Disease? Minimise your intake of saturated and transfats. Saturated fat is found primarily in foods made from animals such as meat, processed meat, dairy and...
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Bree Voegt
Bree Voegt Oct 14, 2015

Why Are Rates of Malnutrition So High in Residential Aged Care Facilities?

Almost two-thirds of general and acute hospital beds are occupied by people over the age of 65 years. Studies in Australia have found that up to 8-30% of community-dwelling and home-bound elderly, and up to 40-70% of aged care home residents suffer from malnutrition. Malnutrition is associated with negative outcomes for the eldering including higher rates of infection and complications, impaired wound healing, increased muscle loss and morbidity and mortality. Good nutrition assists in the maintenance of independence and supports...
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