We now know that our gut health has a huge impact on our overall health. Symptoms such as bloating, gas, constipation/ diarrhoea are not just indicators of a compromised digestive system, limited absorption of nutrients and reduced ability to eliminate toxins.

Poor gut health also affects your mental health, manifesting in anxiety and depression, leads to hormonal imbalances (PCOS, painful periods), skin problems, autoimmune diseases, obesity, even inability to maintain a healthy weight…

Taking the right steps to fix your gut issues may therefore be one of the best things you can do for your overall health and wellbeing!

Find the cause!

Most common causes of poor gut health are:

  • gut infections (bacteria, parasites)
  • imbalance of intestinal bacteria (dysbiosis)
  • food intolerances/sensitivities
  • poor diet, stress and disordered eating patterns

These causes often coexist, and people suffer from more than one at the time. Therefore, identifying the cause/s must be the first step in holistic management of your gut issues.

Manage your gut issues!

I will help you address and manage the causes of your digestive issues with dietary changes and nutritional supplementation, tailored for your specific condition.

If gut infections are suspected, you might need to undertake further functional testing (such as Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis or other appropriate testing). I will guide you through the testing process and form a treatment plan based on your results.

The treatment plan will focus on eliminating any possible gut infections, reducing the inflammation in your gut lining and re-establishing regular eating patterns to ensure the proper functioning of your stomach acid and enzymes. Once your symptoms subside, we will focus on repopulating your gut microbiota with healthy bacteria. Any food intolerances/ sensitivities will be addressed with appropriate dietary changes while making sure that you are not missing out on any important nutrients.

Remember, fixing your gut issues won’t only leave you free of uncomfortable and painful digestive symptoms, it will also improve your energy levels, you will most likely lose weight that you have been storing for a while as well as improve your mood and mental clarity.