Melissa has specialised training having completed the Monash University Low FODMAP diet training for health professionals course.
Irritable bowel syndrome
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Low FODMAP Diet Assessment & Support
We can assist with the following:
The low FODMAP diet is recommended to be undertaken under the guidance of a dietitian in order to formulate an individualised management plan and to determine which FODMAP subgroups are best tolerated. Melissa is able to assist with this process.
irritable bowel syndrome
What is it?
IBS is a common gastrointestinal disorder that affects 1 in 7 people. Symptoms include bloating, gas, stomach pain and altered bowel habits (constipation/diarrhoea). It is thought that a number of factors play a role in the development of this condition.
Dietitians can examine the nutritional adequacy of your diet as well as fibre intake, possible food triggers including FODMAPs, food chemicals, and others. You may then be guided through dietary elimination and rechallenge in order to determine your individual food triggers.
What is it?
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition where your body reacts abnormally to gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats). This causes damage to the small intestine, which can lead to a myriad of health problems such as malabsorption of vitamins and minerals and chronic inflammation. Diagnosis of coeliac disease is made by a gastroenterologist.
Treatment of coeliac disease is lifelong adherence to a strict gluten-free diet. This can be done with guidance from a dietitian. Following a plant-based diet and being diagnosed with coeliac disease can make it tricky to meet your nutrition requirements. Melissa can help to assess your diet and help you to understand and manage a gluten-free diet. This includes label reading and managing your social life with coeliac disease.
She can also assist you with implementing tailored strategies to ensure you are eating the right foods to maintain good health .
Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic immune system disease in which a type of white blood cell (eosinophil) builds up in the lining of the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach (oesophagus). This buildup, which is thought to be caused by food allergens, can inflame or injure the oesophagal tissue. Damaged oesophagal tissue can lead to difficulty swallowing or cause food to get stuck when you swallow. Diagnosis of the condition must be made by a Gastroenterologist.
What is it?
Treatment involves a specific elimination diet that should be undertaken with the guidance of a dietitian. Melissa can assist with this process.