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Robert Buist PhD

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Robert Buist PhD

Dr Robert Buist, Australia’s leading nutritionist, has more than 20 years of experience in the health industry from research to clinical practice, teaching and product formulations. Dr Buist’s research has covered such areas as glucose metabolism and the development of new drugs for the treatment of asthma and heart disease.
Dr Buist lectures extensively around Australia and overseas to doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals. He is a regular nutrition expert on radio and television and was Editor-in-Chief of the international Clinical Nutrition Review for 22 years. He directs a private nutritional medicine clinic in Sydney and has produced over 20 research papers and three best-selling nutrition books: Food Intolerance, Food Chemical Sensitivity and The Cholesterol Myth.

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Jul 31, 2017

Sarcopenia refers to the age-related loss of muscle mass, strength and functionality. It’s a major factor predisposing older people to falls and fracture.

Jul 14, 2017

What are the differences in gut bacteria from an obese person to a lean person? Scientists are starting to explore this further.

Aug 12, 2016

There’s a small, but significant revolution going on in our understanding of heart disease risk factor markers.

Feb 08, 2016

Our ability to cope with stress depends largely on the complex interactions between components of our hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis). The adrenal cortex figures prominently in the manifestation of adrenal fatigue due to disregulation of the production of cortisol. Adrenal fatigue is not widely medically recognised, and lies somewhere between the underactivity of Addison’s disease and the overactivity of Cushing’s Disease, where cortisol levels lie at the extremes. 

Jan 12, 2016

Magnesium comes in a variety of forms - knowing which one to apply clinically will mean the difference between a mediocre outcome and a meaningful one!

Sep 29, 2015

Once viewed as no more than a waste product from cheese manufacturing, extensive research has revealed numerous potential health benefits of humble whey, including cancer prevention and tumour inhibition.