Tetyana Rocks

Tetyana  Rocks

Dr Tetyana Rocks is Senior Research Fellow and Head of Education & Training at the Food & Mood Centre, Deakin University. Tetyana is Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about public health.

Location Deakin University, Geelong, Australia


  • @NanLauchlan Planning is a very important step, Nan! It's a great approach to start with the menu planning. I wonder if you'd be keen to share your plans, when ready?

  • @DarienCipta In Australia, FMT is regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (Australian Government, Department of Health and Aged Care) https://www.tga.gov.au/products/biologicals-blood-and-tissues-and-advanced-therapies/biologicals/faecal-microbiota-transplant-products-regulation
    Some companies, like Lifeblood, are licensed to deliver FMT...

  • @purnisedara Hi Purni and welcome to the course!
    Everyone is a little bit quieter now, and many of this cohort already completed the course, but I am here and happy to help, should you need anything. Looking forward to reading your comments.

  • @AshaJuniper Thank you for your excellent contribution to the course, Asha! I enjoyed reading your comments and reflections - great stuff!

  • @AshaJuniper I am certain of it!

  • @BA Great resource, BA! Thank you for sharing.

  • @AshaJuniper Re: red meat recommendations in the SMILES trial. The diet was adapted to the likes and needs of the expected participants of the study: women (often low in iron) and Australians (one of the highest consumers of red meat globally).

  • @nataliek Thank you for the feedback, Natalie!

  • @DrMicheleRogers I would strongly recommend working closely with a dietitian to support this case.

  • @BA :)

  • @nataliek I think it could be helpful to view FMT and any other treatments as an additional therapeutic avenue. But of course to get most out of FMT, complex lifestyle changes would would be needed.

  • @nataliek Hi Natalie. Feel free to email me, should you have anything to discuss tetyana.rocks@deakin.edu.au

  • @DrMicheleRogers I am looking forward to hearing your feedback, should you went ahead and tried the recipes!

  • @DrMicheleRogers Great points here, Michele!

  • @nataliek Various factors can impact BDNF production. While some research suggests that the ketogenic diet may increase BDNF levels, particularly in neurological conditions (e.g. epilepsy), we really do need more evidence to fully understand diet-related impact on BDNF production and its implications for brain function.

  • @DrMicheleRogers It's great to have a broad understanding of the topic, but there is nothing wrong with paying attentions to all the very interesting details! I hope you are enjoying the additional reading.

  • @PenelopeRead How great is dancing for reducing stress?!! I wonder if anybody else dances regularly for their well-being?

  • @LindaR.SmithDomínguez Hi Linda and welcome!

  • @JennaL Hi Jenna! How wonderful to have a Chef in our course! I expect to see many yummy recipes from you :). Welcome and enjoy!

  • @DarienCipta Most plants (vegetables, fruit, wholegrains, nuts, legumes, seeds, herbs) would contain various phytochemical with antioxidant properties.

  • @DarienCipta Hi Darien. This recent review summarises a few studies on the topic https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006322323014865

  • @DarienCipta Hi Darien. ASA24 is developed by the National Cancer Institute (USA) and does have several country-specific versions. Follow this link for further information https://epi.grants.cancer.gov/asa24/

  • @BA Hi there. How are you going with your technical issue? All sorted?

  • @MargaretLarkin Great approach, Margaret!

  • Hello everyone!

    How are we all doing? I can see that some of you are progressing through the steps, which is great to see! We don't have much happening in terms of discussions or comments, but please remember that I am always here to answer any of your questions and support your learning.


  • Hi team!
    Australian GPs wishing to claim CPD points with the RACGP: review ‘the ease impact matrix’ and use it to develop strategic priorities for implementing elements of Lifestyle Medicine in your practice. Email your plan to Tetyana at tetyana.rocks@deakin.edu.au

  • Hello team!

    This message is for Australian GPs wishing to claim CPD points with the RACGP. Please remember to complete the following tasks:

    1. Explore the RULES and OARS frameworks and reflect on your current practice.
    2.Develop a quality improvement plan that takes the most important elements of the frameworks into account.
    3. Email your plan to...

  • Hello team!
    This message is for Australian GPs wishing to claim CPD points with the RACGP. Please remember to complete the following tasks:
    1. Explore the Positive Cardiometabolic Health algorithm and reflect on your current practice.
    2. Develop a quality improvement plan to comply with the best practice approach.
    3. Email your plan to Tetyana at...

  • @HazelCrosthwaite Hi Hazel. Great to have you in the course!

  • @LeidyVanesa Hi Vanesa and welcome!

  • @BenRidley Great points here, thanks Ben!

  • @DannelyMRomanoS Hi Dannely. Thanks for introducing yourself and welcome to the course!

  • @faustenc Great questions! We will clarify serves and serving sizes in week 3, steps 3.4 and 3.5 when we review the SMILES trial.

  • @LisaK Hi Lisa from Tasmania :) Welcome to the course! I look forward to reading your comments and ideas. Tetyana

  • @AmyPhillips Hi Amy! Great to have you in the course. Welcome :)

  • @ChristineYoung Sounds so quick and easy! Thanks for sharing, Christine :)

  • @MaríaVirtudesGilMicó Hi Maria! Great to have you here :)

  • @nataliek If only! My colleague, APD Dr Scott Teasdale (whom we will meet in week 3) led research showing that early interventions delivered as part of standard care attenuated antipsychotic-induced weight gain in young people (see link below to the study).
    I hope all our advocacy work will eventually lead to APDs been included in every mental health care...

  • @nataliek Great to know, thanks Natalie!

  • @nataliek @JimKantidakis @AshaJuniper
    Hi everyone. Nutri-Psyche is a premium course, as such you have what FeatureLearn calls "long-term" access to the course. This means that essentially, you would be able to re-visit the course material 'indefinitely'. However, I am only monitoring each run of the course for a few weeks and might not be able to help you...

  • @AshaJuniper Hi Asha. It's up to you when to complete the test, depending on your timelines and study approach. I do apologise if this is a bit confusing, but as we have learners from all over the world, we are trying to tailor for everyone.

  • @BA Also, apologies if you've done this, but do you click on "Mark as complete" button on the bottom middle of the page?

  • @DrMicheleRogers Yes, you do have more than 3 weeks. Essentially, you do have an unlimited access to the course material. If you are to submit your CPD hours for the course to the RANZCP, you will need to do so in this calendar year.