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Medical Conditions

Rachel can help assess, diagnose and treat your dietary or medical condition.

Anaemia

Iron is an essential mineral that cannot be made by the body and therefore need it needs to be consumed in the diet. This can be challenging for some people, especially those who follow a plant-based diet. Rachel can help you improve your iron status through dietary modification which will naturally enhance your energy levels.

Bone Health

Prevention and treatment of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis is primarily diet based and can be managed easily with the help of a qualified Dietitian. Certain people may be more at risk than others for example if you restrict dairy from your diet, are vegan or are a women over 50.

Prevention of weak bones is important to minimise breakages and problems with mobility in the future. Rachel will guide you through easy steps you take to achieve optimal bone health.

Cancer

Nutrition support is essential for any cancer patient to optimise treatment and aid with the management of unpleasant symptoms usually associated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Rachel can give you the best possible nutrition support with skills and clinical training from the world renowned cancer specialist hospital, The Royal Marsden.

Diabetes

Diet is considered treat line treatment for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. As Registered Dietitian, Rachel can educate and formulate dietary advice to ensure the food you eat will manage or even reverse your type 2 Diabetes.

Please note that failure to address diet in type 2 Diabetes can cause further complications such as kidney disease, foot ulcers and blindness.

Digestive Issues

Coeliac Disease

Gluten is a harmless protein found in many foods however some people have a condition where gluten is damaging to their gut lining, causing nutrient deficiencies and consequential health conditions in the future.

If you have unpleasant digestive symptoms, Rachel can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of Coeliac or gluten intolerance. Your care is best managed by a Registered Dietitian to ensure an exclusively gluten free diet that is balanced and meets all other nutrient requirements essential to health.

Constipation

Many lifestyle factors can contribute to the common issue constipation including, illness, stress, medication and diet. Rachel has undertaken further training in this area and can assist with lifestyle and dietary management to improve bowel movement and your quality of life.

Diarrhoea

Are you suffering with unpleasant loose bowel movements? Diarrhoea naturally impacts on your daily life and can cause unnecessary stress for you. Rachel has completed further training in this area and can help you with lifestyle and dietary modifications to help manage this burdening area of your life.

Diverticular Disease

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are common digestive conditions that affect the large bowel. Dietary management is part of both prevention and treatment. Rachel uses a dietary intervention to reduce inflammation and maintain remission, preventing unpleasant symptoms associated with the disease.

Food intolerances

If you suspect you have a food intolerance, Rachel can identify the foods that are causing you unpleasant symptoms. She will help you eliminate trigger foods from your diet whilst ensuring you are still eating a balanced diet that contains all essential nutrients for optimal health.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

As a specialist Dietitian in this area, Rachel can assess, diagnose and effectively treat Irritable bowel syndrome. This very common digestive issue can impact you life in a very negative way. Do you feel pain, discomfort, bloating and/or diarrhoea/constipation and think there may be a link to food?

Rachel’s dietary management can improve your quality of life by controlling symptoms. First line dietary advice usually is successful in most patients however excluding high fermentable carbohydrates (low FODMAP) may be necessary short term to determine which foods need to be excluded to prevent symptoms.

Heart Disease

High Cholesterol

Also known as Hyperlipidemia, high cholesterol is best managed through altering your diet by a Registered Dietitian. Your doctor has probably highlighted the future risks associated if you do not change your diet, such as a heart attack or stroke. Rachel can help you achieve a optimal blood cholesterol to help reduce the risk of heart disease.

High Blood Pressure

Also known as Hypertension, high blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease and can lead to heart attacks and strokes in the future. What you eat plays a huge role and Rachel can assist in dietary modification to reduce your blood pressure and help reduce your risk of heart disease.

Cardiac Rehab

If you have previously suffered a heart attack or stroke you are at higher risk of having another. Rachel can help you with dietary modification to help reduce your risk of another life threatening event.

Lung Disease (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term of a collection of conditions that increase breathlessness. Optimal nutritional status can prevent an exacerbation of COPD and help you cope when you are suffering. Rachel can guide you to the correct body mass for someone with COPD, this may involve weight gain if you are underweight or how to lose weight to support ease of breathing if you are overweight.

Malnutrition

Malnutrition and low weight is very common yet problematic foryour overall health and wellbeing. Rachel can assess, diagnose and treat malnutrition and aid with weight gain with a food first approach and if necessary the prescription of oral nutritional supplements.

Women's Health

Fertility

The chance of getting pregnant is significantly increased if both men and women are well nourished and achieve optimum nutritional status. Rachel can assess your diet and advise how to optimise your nutritional status to increase chances of conception. Our specific Nutrition for Fertility genetic test can further personalise your recommendations. See here for more information.

Pregnancy

A well planned diet during pregnancy is essential for the health of you and your baby. Rachel can make an informed assessment of your diet adequacy and help you plan accordingly for the health of you and your baby. Rachel can also give dietary advice to ensure you only gain the healthy recommended weight while pregnant – best for you and your baby’s health.

Post Partum & Breastfeeding

Losing weight after having a baby is understandably a challenge. Rachel can support you with weight loss strategies to get back to your pre-baby weight.

If you are breastfeeding, Rachel can also support you with a recommended diet that is best for the health of you and your baby.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

This relatively common condition affects how women’s ovaries work. Symptoms can be unpleasant and women often find it hard to maintain a healthy body weight. Rachel can help alleviate some of the symptoms of PCOS empowering women to lose weight and teach them a way of eating to improve their body’s sensitivity to insulin.

Weight Management

How to lose weight is something that many people understandably struggle with. Rachel will empower your weight loss journey giving you the skills you need to not just achieve your goal weight but to maintain your new body.

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