Clinical Appointments

My journey to my specialties

All of us like the simple story…tell me the one food I need to avoid for good health and I will do it. But the answers are rarely that easy.

My research and my clinical experience of peoples reactions to food and wheat, strengthened my interest in the gluten minutia of those eating gluten free and show me that more often than not there is more than one food trigger in food sensitive people.

What can I offer you

1. Not all gluten in food is equal

Apprehension, nervousness and fear about gluten is on the rise. I believe that everyone who avoids gluten should have a grounding in the minutia of gluten in foods and what we currently know about the effects of this. My aim is to demystify this and lower anxiety.

2. Symptoms may not all be due to gluten

There is a spectrum of how sensitive people are to gluten. You may be blaming gluten contamination when your symptoms are in fact triggered by another food component. A mixed meal offers an abundance of possible triggers beyond the wheat and milk most often blamed.

FODMAPs (fermentable sugars) or food chemicals (eg salicylate, biogenic amines, artificial colours etc), or a combination of these, may be responsible.

Food elimination protocols followed by challenges containing possible trigger substances, can be investigated to determine symptom triggers. These are not food allergies, so they do not need to be totally avoided in the diet. The next step is to gradually add the trigger foods back to the diet to determine how much can be eaten before symptoms become too apparent.

Consultation Days

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Fees

Initial appointment (1 ½ hours) $150

Follow up appointments 30-60 minutes $110

Follow up appointments 30 minutes or less $60

Private Health Fund and Medicare Rebates

Many Private Health Funds provide rebates for professional dietitian services. Contact your fund as rebates vary according to your Health Fund and your level of cover.

Medicare provides rebates on the dietitians’ fee, for those people with Enhanced Primary Care Plans (EPC). This plan must be set up with your GP before your nutrition consultation with the dietitian. If you qualify, please bring your EPC plan with you to your appointment.

Payment Options

Electronic Funds Transfer, cash or cheque.

Eftpos facilities are not available.

Cancellation Policy

Please provide at least 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment. Failure to do so will incur a $50 fee (plus GST). Happy to discuss exceptional circumstances.

Location

Prince Edward Street
Malabar, NSW, 2036

My specialty areas

  • Coeliac Disease
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Gluten minutia
  • Non coeliac gluten intolerances
  • Food intolerances
    • Reflux
    • Pain/Cramping
    • Wind
    • Bloating
    • Diarrhoea/Constipation
    • Nausea
    • Mouth ulcers
    • Headaches/migraines
    • Brain fog
    • Fatigue
    • Ataxia
    • Hives/rashes/itch
    • Aches/pains
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Food chemical intolerances
  • FODMAPs
  • Anti-inflammatory diets
  • Vegetarian/Vegan

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