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SKINNYBIK Cookies & My Books
Member since
Feb 2008

Assoc. Prof. Antigone Kouris

Phone 03 9483 7099
Address Suite 22 (street level)
488 Neerim Rd
Murrumbeena VIC 3163
Servicing Areas Murrumbeena, Beaumaris & Bayside and surrounding areas
SKINNYBIK COOKIE RANGE ...cookies that love you fructose friendly and gluten free

Assoc. Prof. Antigone Kouris - Academic Publications

I developed the Skinnybik range in response to my patients wanting “better for you” but “tasty & filling” gourmet cookies whilst trying to lose weight. I have successfully used Skinnybik in my clinic’s weight loss programs. They contain unique wholesome ingredients such as easy to digest Spelt flour (suitable on low fodmap diet) or hunger busting Lupin flour (gluten free) with an impressive 10% fibre (most biscuits have 0-2% fibre).

Ther are THREE flavours:
Fructose friendly Spelt Date & Butterscotch Cookies - full taste, soft baked, suitable on low fodmap diet with easy to digest wholemeal spelt flour, oat/rice bran. Compared to regular oatmeal cookies they have 50% less sugar, 43% less starch, 340% more fibre 75% more protein, 28% less fat, 85% less saturated fat, 0% trans fat, 80% less salt only 56 calories each.

Gluten free Lupin Cocoa and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies - full taste, soft baked, with hunger busting lupin. Compared to regular choc chip cookies they have 50% less sugar, 46% less starch, 420% more fibre, 98% more protein, 35% less fat, 85% less saturated fat, 0% trans fat, 47% less salt only 56 calories each.

Gluten free Lupin Cranberry and Rose Cookies - full taste, soft baked, with hunger busting lupin. Compared to regular fruit and nut cookies they have 40% less sugar, 38% less starch, 400% more fibre, 115% more protein, 42% less fat, 87% less saturated fat, 0% trans fat, 54% less salt only 56 calories each.

"There are no other gourmet cookies that tick
so many good nutrition boxes"
Sarah Leung, Dietitian, Healthy Energy, Melb.


Visit my website for more information about these tasy treats.

Read my interview with journalist Clancy Tucker about my research, books and special dietary cookies.


Dr Kouris' Books for general public and health professionals

Medications: Good and Bad Interactions with Foods, Herbs and Nutrients

Available in either paperback $18.99 or ebook $13.99 or Epub Book $8.95
400 commonly prescribed drugs and their interactions summarised in an easy to use format e.g answers to questions like "can fish oil be taken with aspirin? "

Food Sources of Nutrients

Available in either paperback $13.99 or ebook $7.99 or Epub Book $6.96
If you have ever wondered whiich foods are high in a particular nutrient then this book will give you lists of foods from highest to lowest levels of a nutrient per average serving e.g which foods are high in zinc and how much do you need to eat to get the recommended amount. Function of each nutrient included plus over 2000 foods and all the vitamins and minerals, macronutrients, phytochemicals, amines, salicylates, preservatives etc

Wellness Recipe Book
"You are what you COOK!"

Available in either paperback $18.99 or ebook $13.99 or Epub Book $10.99
Forward by Prof Mark Wahlqvist.

This book will show you how to eat a mediterranean diet based on Dr Kouris' research. There is emerging research on the health benefits of herbs/spices/coconut so Dr Kouris has worked these tasty South Asian flavours into the recipes to get the best of both worlds. Most recipes are reduced in calories, fat and carbs and are thus suitable for diabetes, weight control, cholesterol, coeliac, vegetarians and children.

Text books Dr Kouris has contributed to:

Food and Nutrition

Prof. Mark L. Wahlqvist (ed.)
3rd edition, Allen and Unwin, 2011

My chapters:

1) Nutritional Assessment and Monitoring
2) Nutritional Standards of Reference
3) Dietary Advice and Food Guidance Systems
4) Overweight and Obesity
5) Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
6) Iodine and Thyroid function
7) Nutrition for Maturity and Ageing
8) Nutrition for Activity, Sport and Survival
9) Evaluating the Reliability of Nutrition Information and the Internet

Available in paperback

A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine
Dr Vicki Kotsirilos, Prof Luis Vitetta, Prof Avni Sali (eds)
1st edition, Elsevier, 2011

My chapters:

1) Nutritional Assessment
2) Drug Nutrient Herb Interactions
3) Appendix: Tables of Food Sources of Nutrients
4) Appendix: Tables of 400 Drugs and their interactions with Foods, Herbs and Nutrients

Available in paperback

For some of my free recipes and latest in nutritional research, please go to

1) Kouris A. Drug Nutrient Interactions. Geriatric Medicine in General Practice 2009; July vol 2: 26-27.

2) Kouris A. Can cinnamon lower blood sugars and lipids in people with diabetes? JAIMA 2009; 14 (1): 12-13

3) Raschke V, Oltersdorf U, Elmadfa I, Wahlqvist ML, Kouris-Blazos A, Cheema BSB. Investigation of the Dietary Intake and Health Status in East Africa in 1960s: A Review of the Historic Oltersdorf Collection. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 2008; 47 (1): 1-43

4) Raschke V, Oltersdorf U, Elmadfa I, Wahlqvist ML, b>Kouris-Blazos A, Cheema BSB. The need for an on-line collection of traditional African food habits. Online Journal - African Journal of Food Agriculture Nutrition and Development (, vol ?, 2007

5) Omar A, Wahlqvist ML, Kouris-Blazos A, Vicziany M. Wellness management through web-based programmes. J Telemed Telecare 2005;11 Suppl 1:8-11.

6) Wahlqvist ML, Darmadi-Blackberry I, Kouris-Blazos A, Jolley D, Steen B, Lukito W, Horie Y. Does diet matter for survival in long-lived cultures? Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2005; 14 (1): 2-6.

7) Darmadi-Blackberry I, Wahlqvist ML, Kouris-Blazos A, Steen B, Lukito W, Horie Y and Horie K. Legumes: the most important dietary predictor of survival in older people of different ethnicities
Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2004; 13 (2): 217-220.

8) Wahlqvist ML, Darmadi-Blackberry I, Savige GS, Kouris-Blazos A, Trichopoulos D. Age-fitness. How achievable with food? Forum Nutr. 2003;56:258-61.

9) Wood B, Kouris-Blazos A. The 1995 national nutrition survey - date for persons 16 years and over, by socio-economic index of disadvantage for areas (SEIFA). Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2002; 11 (Supp): S231-S322.

10) Wahlqvist M, Kouris-Blazos A. Nutrition - is diet enough? J Complementary Medicine 2002: 1 (3) Nov-Dec; 46-48.

11) Kouris-Blazos A. Morbidity Mortality paradox of 1st generation Greek Australians. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2002: 11 (suppl): S569-S575.

12) Kouris-Blazos A, Setter TL, Wahlqvist ML. Nutrition and Health Informatics. Nutrition Research 2001; 21 (1-2): 269-278. On-line abstract.

13) Purba M, Kouris-Blazos A, Wattanapenpaiboon N, Lukito W, Rothenberg E, Steen B, Wahlqvist ML. Can skin wrinkling in a limited sun exposed site be used as a marker of health status and biological age in the elderly ? Age Ageing, 2001; May 30 (3): 227-234.

14) Purba M, Kouris-Blazos A, Wattanapenpaiboon N, Lukito W, Rothenberg E, Steen B, Wahlqvist ML. Skin Wrinkling: Can food make a difference. Am Coll Nutr, 2001: 20 (1); 71-80

15) Wahlqvist ML, Setter TL, Savige GS, Kouris-Blazos A. Role of Physical Activity in Ensuring Nutritional Well-being in the elderly. World Rev Nutr Diet, 2001.

16) Kouris-Blazos A, Wahlqvist ML. Indigenous Australian food culture on cattle stations prior to the 1960s and Food Intake of Older Aborigines in a community studied in 1988. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2000: 9 (3), 224-231

17) Wahlqvist ML, Kouris-Blazos A, Darmadi I, Purba M. Nutrition and the elderly a global perspective. South African J Clin Nutr 2000; Feb Vol. 13 (1); on-line full text article

18) Darmadi I, Horie Y, Wahlqvist ML, Kouris-Blazos A, Horie K, Sugase K, Wattanapenpaiboon N. Food and nutrient intakes and Overall survival of elderly Japanese. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2000; 9 (1): 7-11.

19) Wahlqvist ML, Kouris-Blazos A. International Union of Nutritional Sciences Committee 11/4 on Nutrition and Ageing: Food Habits in Later Life (FHILL) Program. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 1999; 8 (4): 282-4.

20) Horwath C, Kouris-Blazos A, Savige G, Wahlqvist ML. Eating your way to a successful old age, with special reference to older women. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 1999; 8 (3): 216-225.

21) Purba M, Lukito W, Wahlqvist ML, Kouris-Blazos A, Hadisaputro S, Lestiani L, Wattanapenpaiboon N, Kamso S. Food intake and eating patterns of Indonesian Elderly before the 1998 economic crisis. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 1999; 8 (3): 200-206.

22) Kouris-Blazos A, Gnardellis C, Wahlqvist ML, Trichopoulos D, Lukito W, Trichopoulou A. Are the advantages of the Mediterranean diet transferable to other populations? A cohort study in Melbourne,
Australia. British Journal Nutrition 1999; 82: 57-61

23) Wahlqvist M, Kouris-Blazos A, Wattanapenpaiboon N. The significance of eating patterns: an elderly Greek case study. Appetite 1999; 32: 23-32

24) Kouris-Blazos A, Wahlqvist M, Wattanapenpaiboon N. 'Morbidity mortality paradox' of Greek-born Australians: possible dietary contributors. Australian Journal Nutrition and Dietetics, 1999; 56 (2): 97-107

25) Kouriis-Blazos A, Wahlqvist ML. The traditional Greek food pattern and overall survival of elderly people. Aust J Nutr Diet 1998; 4 Supp: 20-23

26) Wahlqvist M, Wattanapenpaiboon N, Kannar D, Dalais F, Kouris-Blazos A. Phytochemical Deficiency Disorders:Inadequate intake of protective foods.Current Therapeutics 1998;39:53-60.

27) Wahlqvist ML, Kouris-Blazos A, Hsu-Hage BH-H. Ageing, Food Culture & Health. SE Asian J Trop Med Pub Health 1997; 28 (2): 100-112; on-line abstract

28) Kouris-Blazos A, Wahlqvist ML, Trichopoulou A, Polychronopoulos E, Trichopoulos D. Health & Nutritional Status of elderly Greek migrants to Melbourne, Australia. Age Ageing 1996; 25: 177-189.

29) Trichopoulou A, Kouris-Blazos A, Vassilakou T, Gnardellis Ch, Polychronopoulos E, Venizelos M, Lagiou P, Wahlqvist ML & Trichopoulos D. The diet and survival of elderly Greeks: A link to the past. Am J Clin Nutr 1995; 61 (6S): 1346-1350

30) Trichopoulou A, Kouris-Blazos A, Wahlqvist ML, Gnardellis Ch, Lagiou P, Polychronopoulos E, Vassilakou T, Lipworth L, & Trichopoulos D. Diet and overall survival in elderly people. British Medical Journal 1995; 311 (7018): 1457-1460.

31) Wahlqvist ML, Hsu-Hage B, Kouris-Blazos A , Lukito W. Food Habits in Later Life - An Overview of Key Findings. Asia Pacific J Clin Nutr 1995 ; 4 (2): 1-11.

32) Wahlqvist ML, Hsu-Hage B, Kouris-Blazos A, Lukito W. Food Habits in Later Life: A Cross-Cultural Study. Preliminary Results from communities in Australia, Greece, China & Sweden. Age & Nutrition 1992; 3: 151-154.

33) Wahlqvist ML, Kouris-Blazos A, Trichopoulou A & Polychronopoulos E. The Wisdom of the Greek Cuisine and Way of Life: Comparison of the Food and Health Beliefs of Elderly Greeks in Greece and Australia. Age & Nutrition 1991; 2 (3): 163-173.

34) Kouris A, Wahlqvist ML, Trichopoulou A & Polychronopoulos E. Use of Combined Methodologies in Assessing Food Beliefs and Habits of Elderly Greeks in Greece. Food & Nutr Bull 1991; 13 (2): 139-144

35) Wahlqvist ML, Kouris A, Gracey M & Sullivan H. An Anthropological Approach to the Study of Food & Health in an Indigenous Population. Food & Nutr Bull 1991;13(2):145-149.

36) Wahlqvist ML & Kouris A. Trans-Cultural Aspects of Nutrition in Old Age. Age Ageing 1990; 19 (supp): 43-52.

37) Kouris A, Wahlqvist ML & Worsley A. Characteristics that enhance adherence to high carbohydrate/ high fibre diets by persons with diabetes. J Amer Diet Assoc 1988; 88 (11): 1422-25.

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Qualification Details

  • PhD Nutrition (Faculty Med, Monash)
  • BSc (Biochem) (Melb)
  • Hons (Nutrition) (Deakin)
  • Grad Dip Diet (Deakin)
  • Dip Botanic Med (Newcastle)

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