Nutrition & Dietetics

Our team of Dietitians, led by Dr Kerith Duncanson, will provide you with high quality consultations focusing on the development of individual strategies to assist you to meet your dietary and lifestyle needs. 

We provide dietary consultations for weight loss, weight gain, diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, cancer management, gastrointestinal disorders and food intolerances.

All our Dietitians are registered to provide services on behalf of Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), Medicare, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and private health funds. We accept clients referred under Medicare's Team Care Arrangement (TCA) program, and the Priority Allied Health Services (PAHS) program in Forster-Tuncurry, Taree, Gloucester, Bulahdelah, Tea Gardens, Dungog, Pacific Palms and Wingham. 

Bookings can be made by ringing 1300 652 620. Referrals from your doctor can be faxed to 1300 654 885.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

We are a registered NDIS Provider. NDIS Participants are able to access our dietetic support through a Service Agreement.

Service Agreements can be made between the NDIS Participant and the Provider, or between another person (like a family member or friend) and the Provider.

Service Agreements are different from an NDIS Plan. The Plan lists the range of NDIS supports, but a Service Agreement explains how those supports will be provided.

Our Service Agreements typically include:

  • The supports provided under the Service Agreement
  • The cost of those supports
  • How, when and where the supports will be provided
  • How long the supports need to be provided
  • When and how the Service Agreement will be reviewed
  • How any problems or issues that may arise will be dealt with.

 

The FODMAP swAPP

This brand new app, developed by Dr Kerith Duncanson, will make your low FODMAP diet trial a whole lot easier. The app was created in response to demand from IBS clients who wanted to quickly know what they could substitute for high FODMAP foods.

The app should ideally be used in conjunction with dietary treatment from an accredited or registered dietitian, or in conjunction with the Low FODMAP Fortnight – the first of our IBS Diet programs.

The FODMAP swAPP will help you to understand the limits of some ‘moderate’ FODMAP foods. It also teaches you to differentiate between what is high and low FODMAP at everyday portion sizes.

This app uses everyday quantities of foods so it is practical for you to use. This may mean that some foods listed as low FODMAP on other apps are listed as high FODMAP here but only because of the serving size used.

Gut Feelings - IBS Diet Programs

Our three online IBS diet programs form a proven, step-by-step process to treat and manage IBS in precise detail. These online programs show you exactly what to do every step of the way, right down to which foods to eat when and why.

  • Our first program is the 'Low FODMAP Fortnight' and, as the name suggests, this should be a relatively brief but incredibly effective part of your IBS management journey. This is the stage where the majority of people find tremendous relief and empowerment.
  • Our second program is the 'FODMAP Challenge' and this important phase is often neglected by many people who adopt a low FODMAP lifestyle.  This program will teach you how to gradually re-introduce some higher FODMAP foods to test your tolerance to each.
  • Our third and final program is the 'FODMAP Threshold'. This is the phase where you learn how to live with your respective tolerances to certain foods and to understand what your FODMAP thresholds are for each.
Our You Tube Video Channel

You can check out some of our short videos at You Tube. These include:

  • The FODMAP swAPP
  • How to use the FODMAP swAPP
  • The difference between constipation and diarrhea type IBS
  • How the Gut Feelings IBS diet programs have changed peoples' lives
  • You can feel better in less than 2 weeks
  • What is the evidence for the FODMAP approach
  • How I will support you during the IBS diet programs
  • Typical IBS symptoms before adopting a Low FODMAP trial
  • Our dietary approach to managing IBS works.
The Gutsy Issues Blog
02
Nov

Gut Feelings Pesto You need: 1 bunch basil (leaves only); ½ cup pine nuts; ½ cup grated parmesan; 1 tablespoon garlic infused oil; 2 tablespoons olive oil; boiling water. What to do: Place basil leaves, nuts and cheese in blender or whizzer and make into a paste. Gradually add in oil until smooth. Add small […]

02
Nov

Good Gut Pasta (low FODMAP) now available Good Gut Pasta has been specially formulated for people who do not tolerate wheat pasta – those who have IBS or suffer from bloating after eating too much wheat. Made from Australian Sunrice flour and fresh eggs, Good Gut Pasta looks, cooks and tastes for all the world […]

16
May

Gluten free or low FODMAP – which is harder to follow? We had a lovely couple stay with us recently, one of whom has coeliac disease and one who suffers with irritable bowel syndrome. I bought gluten free stock but it contained onion and garlic (high FODMAP). I bought rice noodles but on closer inspection they […]

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