IBS & Digestive Problems
Healthy Gut, Healthy You
Many chronic health conditions are associated with poor gut health. The health of our gut impacts the whole body.
The digestive tract contains a whole variety of different microbes which form the gut microbiome.
There are 100 trillion microbes in the human body that do so much more than just helping us digest our food. The microbiome is essential for optimal health and wellness. It affects our immune system, skin, heart and brain health too.
What is IBS?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder which involves altered gut function. It often causes a variety of uncomfortable symptoms that can reduce quality of life.
The underlying cause is still unknown and may also differ from person to person. Symptoms can be triggered by gut infections, stress, diet and medications such as antibiotics.
Dietary and lifestyle interventions alongside targeted supplements can help to improve the symptoms of IBS.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and underlying digestive issues can cause a myriad of symptoms including:
- Indigestion & reflux
- Bloating & gas
- Sugar cravings
- Food intolerance
- Headaches & migraines
- Joint pain
- Skin problems
- Brain fog & mood swings
- Depression & anxiety
The Gut & Brain Connection
The gut and brain are connected by millions of nerves which send messages between the two. The most important is the vagus nerve.
The gut microbes can effect every cell in the body. Scientists are still discovering how different microbes can affect our brain health as well.
IBS Symptoms & Stress
Digestive complaints such as gas, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation are all associated with poor gut health. Stress can make all these symptoms much worse.
When the digestive system is under stress gut motility and nutrient absorption can be affected.
Stress can also make the the digestive system less tolerant to certain foods which can increase IBS symptoms. Food intolerances are common symptoms of poor gut health.
Immune System Support
The balance and diversity of our gut microbes is important for immunity. 70-80% of the immune system is found in the gut. A healthy gut flora can support the immune system.
This can also help to improve allergies and skin conditions such as acne, eczema or psoriasis. A healthy gut can also reduce the risk of chronic disease and help to fight harmful bacteria and viruses.
Invest in Your Health
Research has shown that lowering gut inflammation with a nutrient dense diet and reducing stress not only improves our general health and immunity, but can potentially improve our brain health too.
The Healthy Gut Package
Freedom From Digestive Problems
Digestive complaints are common, but you don’t have to live with them. This 8 week healthy gut package aims to get to the root cause of IBS and digestive problems.
Improve your gut health and boost your energy with an evidence-based nutrition strategy.
Improving your gut health can bringing you relief from many chronic symptoms, helping you enjoy food without pain.
A healthy gut can help to:
- Improve digestion
- Promote regularity
- Reduce bloating & gas
- Reduce inflammation
- Support the immune system
- Improve cognitive function
- Boost energy
- Improve skin health
Online Nutrition Consultations
There is so much conflicting advice about nutrition in the media. It can be difficult to find the right information. The root cause of your digestive problems may be unique to you.
A personalised approach can help reduce IBS symptoms and soothe your digestion. Research supports the importance of a healthy gut microbiome for our general health.
Improving your digestive health is often complex. It normally requires some professional support and guidance.
“ After working with Lisa my IBS and bloating is better. I’ve got more energy and I’ve lost weight too! ”
I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation. I would really like to hear your story and let you know how I can help.
Functional Health & Genetic Testing
Health tests can be used to check how well the body is functioning. These tests can help us understand biochemical individuality and spot underlying causes of health problems.
Optimal ranges, not just normal ranges may be required for good health. Functional tests can be helpful for a number of problems including:
- IBS & digestive problems
- Hormonal dysfunction or menopause
- Thyroid disorders
- Skin conditions
Hormone imbalances can cause a wide range of signs and symptoms. Thyroid function in particular has a profound effect on overall health.
A total thyroid screen with thyroid autoimmunity can uncover hormone imbalances that often go undetected with more limited tests.
Stool tests are able to detect bacterial or fungal overgrowth in the gut that may be causing IBS or other digestive symptoms.
Research suggests the root cause of some chronic illnesses could be nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalance, gastrointestinal dysfunction or individual genetic differences.
Functional tests include:
- Professional genotype analysis
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Total thyroid screen
- Thyroid autoimmunity
- Functional blood chemistry
- Stool testing
- Nutrient deficiency