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

Why Breakfast is Important for People With Acid Reflux

Eating breakfast is even more important for those dealing with acid reflux. So, if you are one of the many "breakfast skippers," keep reading. I hope to convince you that making this small change can significantly impact your acid reflux — and overall health.

How to Eat a Healthy Diet with IBD

If you live with inflammatory bowel disease, overhauling your diet can be exhausting. Here's where to start for better IBD health.

5 Ways to Be a Good Friend to Someone With Crohn's Disease

Want to support your friend or loved one with IBD? Here are some easy dos and don'ts.

Supplements for Crohn's: What Should You Be Taking?

With IBD, you’re more likely to be deficient in certain vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the most helpful supplements you may want to consider.

Can Going Gluten-Free Help IBD?

This guide helps take the confusion out of finding the right diet for IBD.

Tips For Keeping Your Crohn's Nutrition Goals

Are you still sticking with your New Year’s nutrition resolutions? Here’s how to stick with them, or get back on track.

Eliminate Worry When Eating Out with UC

Everyone should be able to enjoy a night out on the town. Use these steps to reduce anxiety when eating at restaurants.

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.