Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist & Nutrition Consultant
Glenn is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 30 years in clinical and public health nutrition, including 10 years as consultant dietitian to the National Heart Foundation and five years at the Children’s Hospital in Sydney. He currently runs his own company, Nutrition Impact Pty Ltd, which consults to the food industry to assist with research, food promotion, product development and nutrition education.
He is an award winning professional speaker and has spoken on nutrition throughout Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Spain, India, South Africa and Britain. For four years he lectured in sports nutrition at Edith Cowan University and has been a long-standing (24 years) guest lecturer at Curtin University.
He was the sports nutrition adviser to the West Coast Eagles (Australian Football League) for 14 years, the Perth Wildcats (NBL) for five years and the Western Force (Rugby Super 14) for their first two seasons.
Glenn produced two books for the Heart Foundation and has written four independent books, Diet Addiction, Gold Medal Nutrition (5th edition published in the US), Top Blokes Food Manual and Getting Kids to Eat Well.
His website can be found at www.glenncardwell.com from where you can get free ebooks and subscribe to a free newsletter.
Blog entries by Glenn Cardwell
- Can we change eating habits?
Are we able to eat better and eat less to lose weight? Smoking rates have dropped considerably over the last 40 years. That’s partly because, as smokers die, fewer smokers take their place, and partly because others have quit by changing a habit. Can we change another habit – eating better and eating less to
- Mushrooms and breast cancer
We must understand that it is neither a plant nor an animal. The mushroom lives in its own biological kingdom, bringing nutrition and health benefits.
- Is fructose toxic?
There is much media hype at the moment about sugar being toxic. Does it cause obesity? Heart disease? The answer is quite simple really, just don't eat too much.
- What are probiotics and do we need them?
Probiotics survive the stomach and the small intestine to arrive safely in the large intestine, where they settle down and become vigilant against evil forces
- Do eggs have too much cholestrol?
Eggs are very nutritious. They contain good quality protein, lots of
vitamins and minerals, and mostly the healthier polyunsaturated fat
- What is the nutritional impact of resistant starch?
Unlike typical fiber, Resistant starch (RS) doesn't get digested and ends up in the large intestine with huge health benefits. It's a bit like a "prebiotic"
- How does vitamin D impact aging?
Nearly every cell in your body has a vitamin D receptor. The only food that can provide your daily needs of D are light-exposed mushrooms.
- Is there a population weight solution?
Not while we live in an affluent democracy! First, let me be bold and honest. The answer to the question is “No”. Not while we live in an affluent democracy with abundant, relatively cheap food. You may have your own idea for a population solution. Certainly there have been many espoused – tax cakes, confectionery
- Nutrition Impact – When wine meets your teeth
Like any drink with a low pH, don't let wine wash around your teeth for too long, remember its the low pH levels in drinks that cause tooth erosion, not sugar
- Food and gout: a brief update
Recently I had to review the dietary treatment of gout for a client. Gout is a common form of arthritis, yet there is very little research on the role of food despite textbooks and the web being full of dietary advice and presumptions. What is gout? Gout is characterized by high levels of uric acid