Dr Kerith Duncanson
Dr Kerith Duncanson

Help Yourself – Nutrition & Dietetics was established by Dr Kerith Duncanson and Rick Naylor in 1996, who have more than 57 years combined experience in the medical, health, research and fitness sectors.

Dietetic consultations are available in a variety of locations on the mid north coast of NSW and also in Newcastle.  Online and Skype programs and consultations are also available. 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 irritable bowel, sports nutrition, eating disorders, paediatric nutrition, chronic conditions and nutritional genetics.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Our app, FODMAP swAPP, 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 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.

Sports Nutrition
Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition

Dr Kerith Duncanson brings a unique combination of skills and experience to her sports nutrition consulting. Kerith understands the unique requirements of athletes with regards to nutrition, having been an elite level endurance athlete for more than two decades. Combined with practical dietetic experience from consulting with a diverse range of clients for 25 years, Kerith applies the research skills she has acquired from completing a PhD.

Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Dr Kerith Duncanson and her team have over 30 years of experience working alongside people with eating disorders and their families towards and during recovery. Kerith’s expertise with children, adolescents and adults extends from dietary management of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Orthorexia to Binge Eating Disorder and other overeating issues.

Chronic Conditions
Chronic Conditions

Chronic Conditions

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. Many of our clients are living with one or multiple chronic health conditions that can be well managed through sensible dietary adjustments.

NDIS
NDIS

NDIS

We are a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Provider. NDIS Participants are able to access our dietetic support through a Service Agreement. Our support focuses on the personal tasks of daily life, which relate to nutrition, to enable the participant to live as autonomously as possible.

Paediatric Nutrition
Paediatric Nutrition

Paediatric Nutrition

Our dietitians have experience and expertise in paediatric feeding issues, child weight status, nutrition support and childhood specific conditions. With the diverse skill-set of our team, we can assist with a broad range of nutrition-related paediatric conditions, in collaboration with families and specialist dietitians, paediatricians and associated health professionals.

Nutritional Genetics
Nutritional Genetics

Nutritional Genetics

Nutrigenomix is a University of Toronto start-up biotechnology company that is dedicated to empowering healthcare professionals and their clients with comprehensive, reliable, genomic information with the ultimate goal of improving health through personalised nutrition. Dr Kerith Duncanson is a registered provider of Nutrigenomix in Australia.

Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Our dietitians have extensive and comprehensive experience in supporting those who have chosen, or are considering, bariatric surgery. We see our role as to provide practical, informed, helpful dietetic support in the pre and post-operative stages of bariatric surgery, or if you decide not to proceed with surgery.

All our Dietitians are registered with the Dietitians Association of Australia. We accept  clients referred under Medicare’s Team Care Arrangement (TCA) program, Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the Priority Allied Health Services (PAHS) program, and those who are self-referred. A doctor’s referral is not necessary to see one of our Dietitians, however if you are eligible, a referral may reduce or completely cover our fees.

Bookings can be made by calling 1300 652 620.

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University of Newcastle Australian GI Research Alliance meeting today a great success. Brilliant talks and data sharing by researchers from UoN, King’s College London, University of Michigan, University of Queensland and Macquarie University. Thank you on behalf of the UoN PRC.

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The PRC for Digestive Health is now on Twitter 🤗 looking forward to sharing some of our important work #prcdigestivehealth #GI #gastronauts https://t.co/b59uz7UeYw

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