Rachel has been working as a dietitian for nearly 30 years. Rachel completed her studies at Deakin University, Victoria and Flinders University, South Australia. She has worked in the fields of clinical and community nutrition.
Rachel specialises in the areas of Women’s Health: Endometriosis, Fertility, as well as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Weight Management.
Rachel will provide you with individual and personalised support, to explain the science and put it into practical nutrition goals, including everyday foods. Rachel’s aim is to help you reach your ultimate health and wellbeing through food.
Nutrition for Women
Endometriosis and Diet
There is no cure for endometriosis, but early diagnosis and treatment of endo, can help to reduce symptoms and the long term impacts. (1,2,3,4)
Symptoms as a result endometriosis which can be improved through nutrition include: Bloating, Wind, Cramps, Weight gain, Constipation and / or Diarrhoea (5,6,7,8,9, 10)
If you have endometriosis and would like to learn about on how diet could help improve your symptoms, seeing Rachel Jeffery our dietitian may help.
Nutrition for the first 1,000 Days
It is well-known that what you eat in the months leading up to conception, during your pregnancy and what your child eats up to their second birthday can influence the child’s neurodevelopment, effecting their health and disease related risks over their life.
It is known as the ‘first thousand days’. If ever there’s a time to eat well, it’s now. (11)
Energy and protein are essential for a child’s normal growth and development, with key nutrients including zinc; iron; choline; folate; iodine; vitamins A, D, B6, & B12.
Rachel Jeffery, our Dietitian will work with you to assess and review your diet to ensure it meets all nutrition requirements.
During this first appointment with Rachel
Rachel will look at the following areas with you:
· Your medical history
· What medications and supplements you are on
· Foods eaten, habits and lifestyle
· Symptoms and issues
Rachel will work with you, on your individual diet plan and recommended supplements
During review appointments Rachel will work with you looking
11. ‘Advocacy for Improving Nutrition in the First 1000 Days to Support Childhood development and Adult Health’. POLICY STATEMENT: American Academy of Pediatrics. Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD, FAAP, Michael K. Georgieff, MD, FAAP, COMMITTEE ON NUTRITION