Help Yourself was established by Dr Kerith Duncanson and Rick Naylor in 1996. Kerith and Rick have more than 55 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.
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.
Our three-stage program represents a proven treatment plan for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Together they form a step-by-step online process to treat diarrhea, constipation and bloating, and manage your IBS in precise detail. They show you exactly what to do every step of the way, right down to which foods to eat when and why.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.