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

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.

5 Natural Remedies to Treat Asthma

Food and supplements may help you naturally improve the symptoms associated with asthma. Learn more about research on vitamin C, coffee, and turmeric.

Is This Just An IBD Flare, or Pancreatic Cancer?

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer can mimic those of IBD, so sometimes, it's hard to tell if it's just a typical IBD flare, or something more. Always talk to your doctor if you are experiencing new and different symptoms of 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.

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.