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The Nutritionist

139 Hawthorn Road, North Caulfield Melbourne, , Melbourne- 3162
Victoria , Australia  Australia


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The Nutritionist - Melbourne

Mark Surdut is an Accredited Practising Dietitian / Nutritionist and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia.Mark grew up in the city of Cape Town, South Africa and graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Physiology. He then completed a post graduate Bachelor of Science in Medicine (Honours) in Nutrition and Dietetics in 1994. Mark conducted his clinical internship in dietetics at the Groote Schuur Hospital, a large teaching hospital in Cape Town.

Mark began his Dietetic and Nutrition career in the UK. He was offered a Senior Position as Clinical Dietitian at the world renowned Radcliffe Infirmary Hospital in Oxford. His clinical load included the position of dietitian on the Neurological Intensive Treatment Unit to which patients were flown from around the country. At the same time, Mark was also consultant dietitian to the Oxford Diabetes and Endocrinology Centre. He then moved to London to hold a clinical position as dietitian at the St Bartholomew's Hospital, covering specialist outpatient clinics.

Mark returned to South Africa to hold a position as a consultant nutritionist at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) where he remained for a number of years. His focus was Therapeutic Nutrition including diabetes, heart disease and weight management. Mark also consulted to the University of Cape Town SSISA's Chronic Disease Risk Reduction and Reversal Program - helping patients to get back on their feet following major episodes of illness including cancer, heart disease and cardiac surgery. He also consulted to the very popular Healthy Weight Program, and wrote articles for a number of publications.

In 2001 Mark moved to Adelaide to take up a senior position with the Royal Adelaide Hospital specialising in the nutritional management of young people with Cystic Fibrosis. Subsequently, he accepted a clinical dietitian position at the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he held a position for 5 years, covering a number of areas including the intensive care unit and specialist outpatient services.

Mark maintains a part-time position in a large private hospital in Melbourne, while also running a private practice in North Caulfield.Consulting, Speaking Engagements and Author:Mark Surdut is a consulting dietitian to professional organisations. He is a popular speaker and presenter to business organisations, and contributes to a range of publications.Mark has featured on Channel 7 the Today Tonight show discussing diet pills as well as children's breakfast cereals. He has also been interviewed on weight loss shakes for Channel 10 News.

In 2013 Mark met with The Lifestyle Management Centre team at the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital, incorporating the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic.In 2011 Mark was invited to present in New York at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, one of the most comprehensive university hospitals in the world, on the dietary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.He has also been a familiar voice on local radio.TheNutritionist is available to share his passion and broad knowledge of nutrition with you.

Additional Information

Gut problems like irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, bloating, diarrhoea as well as more severe bowel ailments are often rather debilitating. Making subtle changes to the diet, can often improve troublesome tummy troubles. We may also refer you on for testing for food intolerances such as Fructose Malabsorbtion. Mark also specialises in the application of the Food Chemical Elimination diet. Mark is able to work in close collaboration with your doctor or specialist.

Mark has spent many years presenting to a wide range of audiences on the subject of diet and wellness (See About Mark Surdut). These very interactive talks have always been well received and allowed many people to make positive lifestyle changes and reap the health benefits. These talks can range from a series of 40 minute lunch time presentations or 2-3 hour interactive sessions, through to full day workshops. These can take place at your work place or any other environment that is conducive to learning. Email Mark to discuss your options.

The new standard in single frequency body composition analysis is here! Bioimpedance analysis (BIA) - we are now able to accurately measure your body composition including body fat, using our new advanced equipment. The method involves passing an extremely low strength electrical current through the body and measuring the impedance to the flow of this current. It is safe, rapid and non-invasive and you won't feel a thing! It can be used on obese as well as healthy weight patients. (NOTE: Pregnant women and those patients fitted with pacemakers are best not undergoing this test).

Vegan, kosher, dairy free, nothing artificial, made without gluten, low calorie, low glycaemic, with potent antioxidants resveretrol and alpha-mangostin xanthone. A wonderful tool to aid Weight Loss, when used in conjunction with Mark's dietary advice. These individually packaged meals are easily incorporated into busy lifestyles. Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Mocha are some of the awesome flavours.

Soy protein helps you feel fuller for longer, and is associated with decreasing adipose mass and preserving muscle mass.This product may also support Performance Nutrition - supporting the development of lean body mass. It provides energy for muscles during exercise and aids muscle recovery after strenuous work outs.


Chronic diseases of lifestyle such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol are on the rise in Australia. These often preventable diseases can have permanent and debilitating consequences when uncontrolled. The good news however is that nutritional medicine has advanced tremendously in these areas.

We are now often able to prevent these conditions and also better manage them through making simple adjustments to our diet, addressing such things as the type of oils we include, the micronutrient content of the diet and the overall caloric load of the diet.

The nutrient based recommendation to reduce saturated or total fat is not completely coherant. Remember: Every individual's requirements differ, and the role of an experiened dietitian is critical.Underweight (low body weight) and malnutrition are as much a health concern as overweight and obesity are, and can also be addressed through diet and the use of Medical Nutritional Supplement drinks.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Treatments For:

  • Heart Diseases

Consultation Type: Direct ConsultationAll patients have to come to the practitioner's location.

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