Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer Rackley is a dietitian and mother of three girls. Two of her children have dealt with acid reflux disease, food allergies, migraines, and asthma. She has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Harding University and has done graduate work in public health and nutrition through Eastern Kentucky University. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she does patient consults and serves on the Board of Directors for the Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association.

Conditions Covered:Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Celiac Disease, Digestive Health, Asthma, GERD, Migraine

Latest by Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Crohn's: What to Know About the Restroom Access Act

The Restroom Access Act, also known as Ally's Law, helps people living with Crohn's gain bathroom access when out and about during an emergency. Here’s what you should know.

Celiac: Healthy Eating on a Gluten-Free Diet

Just because you’re going gluten-free, doesn’t automatically mean healthy. Here’s how to take care of your diet and yourself.

10 Questions to Ask Your GI About Ulcerative Colitis

Just diagnosed with UC or trying to learn more about your condition? Take this list of questions with you to your doctor.

Does Your Teen Have Acid Reflux or an Eating Disorder?

Could potential signs of an eating disorder simply just indicate acid reflux in your child? Learn why these two conditions may get confused.

Crohn's Disease: The Role of Fats in Gut Health

If you're struggling to control Crohn’s flare ups, you might not have enough fat in your diet. Here's what you should know about healthy fats.

IBD: Dealing With Depression

Depression is treatable. Since those with IBD are at higher risk of depression, keeping watch for signs is important.

10 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Terms to Know

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract. Here are 10 terms to help you better understand IBD.

9 Natural Ways to Manage IBS Symptoms

Have irritable bowel syndrome? These drug-free tactics, from nutrition to yoga, may help you combat symptoms like diarrhea.

The Best and Worst Foods for Severe Asthma

Learn more about the foods that might be triggering your severe asthma.

How to Prepare for Flying With Asthma

When you’re flying with asthma you should know these TSA guidelines for medication and avoid certain airport-related asthma triggers.