Food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities account for almost half of our patients at Allergy Medical.
For people with a food allergy, intolerance or sensitivity, avoiding problem foods is essential. Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet in the process is just as important. And, sometimes, this can be a challenge.
Applying the knowledge of diet and nutrition to treat and prevent illness is the science of dietetics—and the role of the dietitian.
Our Accredited Practising Dietitian works in correlation with our doctors and nurses to provide comprehensive diet and nutrition advice and support to our patients—from assistance with elimination diets and food challenges, to maintaining good nutrition and health while living with food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities.
How dietetics could help you, just ask us.
Food Allergy :Develop an individualised avoidance strategy that includes:
- Foods to avoid and degree of avoidance
- Suitable food and meal substitutes
- Self-management skills
- Promotion of optimal growth in infancy and childhood
- Prevention of nutritional deficiencies
- Development of normal feeding skills
- Optimal nutrition for long term health
Food Intolerance: Use diet analytical approach to assess the role of food in:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Sinus issues, rhinitis, asthma
- Hives, eczema, itchy skin
- Mouth ulcers, reflux, nausea
- Headache, migraine, fatigue
- Mood disturbances
- Irritability, low mood, brain fog
- Children: behavioural problems
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Many private health funds provide rebates for dietetics. These vary, depending on the policy and level of cover, so please check with your provider.