Sanitarium Lifestyle Medicine Services is a team of health professionals working together to inspire and resource our community to enjoy healthy plant foods and the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. Lifestyle Medicine is an approach which focuses on the causes of chronic diseases and includes interventions in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, rest, sleep and relaxation
Our team is passionate about good food and helping people enjoy simple, healthy living. Our philosophy is to prepare, share and appreciate simple combinations of nature’s whole plant foods to nourish body, mind, heart and spirit.
Here's our range of services that we'd like to share with you to help you in your health and wellbeing journey.
From fact sheets through to comprehensive nutrition booklets, we’re proud to offer you a range of nutrition resources. Our Healthy Eating series in particular covers topics such as healthy eating for kids, diabetes, your heart, weight loss, coeliac disease and more.
We also have a range of contemporary cookbooks that show how easy it is to incorporate nature’s whole plant foods into everyday meals. Download a copy of our Resource Order Form for more details.
Good Food News
Interested in the latest health, wellbeing and nutrition news?
You will love our Good Food News mini-mag. It features health updates, exercise tips, the most up-to-date health research and delicious plant based recipes.
Good Food News is written by a team of dedicated allied health practitioners who are passionate about health and wellbeing. If you’d like to subscribe to a FREE copy simply complete your details and we’ll send the latest issue straight to your email inbox.
Recipe of the Week
If you need inspiration for dinner or new additions to the weekly repertoire – our Recipe of the Week email newsletter brings you a delicious and healthy recipe each week. The email also contains a nutrition profile of each recipe and useful cooking tips.
Subscribe to our FREE service and you will receive a scrumptious recipe that’s easy to whip up and will help increase the amount of whole plant foods you eat – and in keeping with the our philosophy of moderation, we’ve got a great selection of nutritious treats too!
Ask a Nutritionist
Have you got a health or nutrition question and finding it difficult to find good, credible information? Our team of qualified nutritionists and dietitians are here to help. Whether it’s a question about the best way to lose weight, getting fussy children to eat well or a nutrition question about one of our products – the team would be more than happy to provide you with the best information for you within five working days. Ask Us – we’d love to hear from you.
Nutrition Research Bulletin
The Sanitarium Lifestyle Medicine Service Research Bulletin draws on leading nutrition journals to identify important research abstracts, especially for health professionals and people interested in health research. The bulletin has a special interest in plant-based nutrition, will be sent to you on a regular basis and is totally free of charge.
A variety of papers are considered for inclusion including significant original studies, quality review articles and from time-to-time a classic and pertinent paper.
In addition to the abstract of the paper, the editors often provide a commentary, to place the findings into context and perhaps to identify particular strengths or limitations in the work.
You can subscribe for FREE to receive the free Research Bulletin on a regular basis.
Ellen White's inspirational message of good health led to the founding of the Sanitarium Health Food Company. A young Australian woman named Laura Lee worked at Ellen White's home and heard her speak of the importance of healthy living and learnt how to cook healthy foods using natural grains, legumes and vegetables.
It was this experience that inspired Laura to open Australia's first health food shop in Maitland NSW in 1899 where people could purchase the ingredients needed to cook healthful food. Laura's health food shop paved the way for Sanitarium to open a cafe in Pitt Street, Sydney, in 1902. She trained others to educate the community by offering leaflets and conducting cooking demonstrations.
Bringing Good Health to the Community
Laura's enthusiasm for food and health has inspired generations of Australians to enjoy happier, healthier lives. Laura's legacy lives on through the Sanitarium Lifestyle Medicine Services.
Our team of nutritionists and dietitians share Laura's passion for improving the health and wellbeing of our communities. We're also passionate about helping people enjoy healthy living. Our desire is that you enjoy the best of life.