IBS & Digestive Problems

Healthy gut, healthy you

The Human Microbiome Project discovered our body contains 100 trillion microscopic life forms which are called our microbiome. An average adult has about 2kg of bacteria. Worryingly, the western diet and lifestyle is causing this all important microbiome to shrink.

The health of our gut impacts the whole body. The digestive tract contains a whole variety of different microbes which form the gut microbiome. 

These microbes 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.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and underlying digestive or GI issues can cause a myriad of symptoms including:

  • Indigestion & reflux
  • Bloating & gas
  • Sugar cravings 
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Food intolerance
  • Headaches & migraines 
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Skin problems
  • Brain fog & mood swings
  • Depression & anxiety 
  • Autoimmune disorders 

 

The gut & brain connection 

Gut brain health

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.

These are just some of the chronic health conditions that may be associated with poor gut health:

  • Fibromyalgia 
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis
  • Fungal or candida overgrowth
  • SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
  • Post-viral or chronic fatigue syndrome 
  • Skin conditions 
  • Autoimmune disorders


The Healthy Gut Package 

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Freedom from digestive problems

This healthy gut package can help to soothe your digestive problems. Improve your gut health and boost your energy with an evidence-based nutrition strategy.

Digestive complaints are common, but you don’t have to live with them. Improving your gut health can bringing you relief from many chronic symptoms, helping you enjoy food without pain.

Online nutrition consultations 

This 8 week online nutrition package aims to uncover the root cause of IBS and digestive related problems. For more complex or long-standing health problems such Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune disorders, post-viral or chronic fatigue syndrome please see The Seeds of Health Package.

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

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. 

Improving your digestive health is often complex. It normally requires some professional support and guidance. Research supports the importance of a healthy gut microbiome for our general health.

Evidence-based nutrition for gut health 

If you suffer from gut health or digestive issues. Practical nutrition and lifestyle solutions can help bring your body back into balance naturally. The Healthy Gut Package aims to get to the root cause of IBS and digestive problems to restore your gut health. 

“ 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 consultation call, so we can have a chat and you can find out if nutritional therapy is right for you.

Book Your Free Discovery Call

 

Functional Health & Genetic Testing

food intolerance tests

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 
  • Post-viral or chronic fatigue syndrome 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Autoimmune 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

 

Your Genes Health Package 

Your Genes Nutrition Package

A nutrition and lifestyle plan personalised based on your genes. Our unique genome variations can have an impact on or life and health. Nutrigenomics, or nutritional genomics uses genetic information to offer a personalised approach to optimal health or weight loss. 

This nutrition package uses the latest nutrigenomics science only available for use by registered nutrition practitioners.

I offer a free 20 minute consultation call, so we can have a chat and you can find out if nutritional therapy is right for you.

Book Your Free Discovery Call