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

How to Avoid Excess Weight Gain With a Gluten-Free Diet

Living with celiac disease or gluten free for other reasons? These tips will help you avoid gaining extra weight.

Fast Ways to Soothe Migraine Pain

You’ve followed doctor’s orders but your Migraine is still killing you. Follow these tips for fast relief from Migraine pain.

Signs You Need to go to the ER for a Severe Asthma Attack

Asthma attacks sometimes require emergency medical care. Learn about these important signs that indicate you should visit an ER instead of waiting.

Starting New Asthma Medications: What to Expect

Learn about the challenges of starting new asthma medications. Use these tips to help you develop your long-term management plan with guidance from your doctor.

Young With Crohn's: A Teen and His Mom Share Their Story

Fourteen-year-old Connor is living with Crohn’s; from his and his mom’s perspective, here’s what it’s like to be diagnosed with a chronic illness at a young age.

Asthmatics at Higher Risk for Developing Shingles

Shingles is a viral infection that causes an excruciatingly painful rash. The virus is caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chicken pox.

3 Generations of UC: A Mom Shares Her Tips

Amy is in the middle of three generations of women with ulcerative colitis. Here she tells HealthCentral about the experiences that have helped her daughter.

Packing a Migraine 'Go Bag'

Take care to pack these essentials for a migraine-related trip to the ER so you’re not caught unprepared.

What Is Enteral Nutrition for Crohn’s Disease?

Has your doctor talked to you about EEN (oral formula) to help with your Crohn’s? Here’s what you should know.

Ted Talks About Living With Crohn’s to Inspire You

This round-up of Ted Talks about people living with this form of IBD is sure to make you feel less alone.