Gut health refers to the balance and function of your digestive system, including the complex community of microorganisms that live in your gut. This community, also known as the gut microbiome, plays a crucial role in many aspects of your health.
Recent research has shown that gut health is connected to a variety of health issues that disproportionately affect women, such as hormonal imbalances, skin issues, weight gain, depression, anxiety, and autoimmune diseases. In fact, studies suggest that poor gut health can negatively impact almost every aspect of a woman's life, from her physical health to her mental wellbeing.
Nutrition plays a critical role in addressing gut health by promoting a healthy gut microbiome and supporting optimal digestion and nutrient absorption. In contrast, an unhealthy gut can disrupt the delicate balance of your gut microbiome and lead to inflammation and damage to the gut lining. It is essential to take a holistic approach to nourishing your gut health and taking care of your overall well being.
Ladies, don't wait until you have a health issue to address your gut health. Your gut health is a foundational aspect of your overall health and wellbeing, and taking care of it should be a top priority.
By nourishing your gut with a healthy diet and lifestyle, you can support optimal health and prevent chronic health issues that can negatively impact your quality of life.
Healthy Gut Package $220
The healthy gut package option allows an in-depth audit of your current diet and lifestyle to target your specific gut problems and recommend a plan specific to you and your lifestyle.
Digestive problems like bloating, gas, constipation, and diarrhoea can be uncomfortable and disruptive to daily life. At My Dietitian Clinic, we work with you to identify the root cause of your digestive issues and develop a plan to manage them through diet and lifestyle changes.
It's important to note that many digestive issues can have similar symptoms, and that a proper diagnosis from a healthcare provider is essential for effective treatment.
Common Digestive Issues we Treat
Abdominal pain A dull, crampy, or sharp pain in the abdomen, which can occur in different parts of the belly, including the upper, lower, left or right side. This pain or discomfort can often be due to a food intolerance, or allergy. A Dietitian will work with you to help identify what may be causing this pain via undergoing a food diary audit and possibly an elimination diet process, as well as recommending future treatment options if needed.
Bloating A feeling of fullness or swelling in the abdomen, caused by excess gas production, fluid retention or other digestive issues. Bloating can be a symptom of many other underlying problems including (but not limited to) constipation, food intolerances, allergies, SIBO, irritable bowel syndrome, or simply food behaviours and patterns. A Dietitian will work closely with you to identify the root cause of your bloating and treat this accordingly to resolve your symptoms.
Constipation Difficulty passing stools or infrequent bowel movements, typically accompanied by hard, dry stools and a feeling of incomplete evacuation. Constipation can be a complex issue and it can occur for multiple different reasons. The role of a Gut Health Specialist Dietitian in the treatment of constipation is essential to identify the root cause of the constipation and correct this with diet and lifestyle changes - beyond just increasing fibre (if you know, you know).
Diarrhoea Frequent, loose, watery stools, often accompanied by abdominal cramps, bloating, and urgency. Persistent diarrhoea that lasts for long periods of time can lead to nutritional deficiencies, weakened immune system, fatigue and overall poor health. Seeing a Dietitian to eliminate food triggers and identify the root cause of the diarrhoea is essential for your short term and long term health.
Nausea & Loss of Appetite A feeling of queasiness or discomfort in the stomach, often accompanied by an urge to vomit. Seeing a Dietitian can help to minimise the feeling of nausea and find ways of working around this so that you are still able to meet your nutritional needs.
Reflux A burning sensation in the chest, caused by stomach acid refluxing back into the oesophagus. Our Dietitian will work closely with you to reduce aggravating foods and eating behaviours to reduce your reflux.
Flatulence Excess gas production in the digestive system, which can cause bloating, belching, and passing gas. Excess gas production can be a symptom of many other underlying problems including (but not limited to) lactose intolerance, food intolerances, allergies, SIBO, irritable bowel syndrome, or simply food behaviours and patterns. A Dietitian will work closely with you to identify the root cause of your flatulence and treat this accordingly to resolve your symptoms.
Healthy Digestion Package $220
The healthy digestion package option allows an in-depth audit of your current diet and lifestyle to target your specific gut problems and recommend a plan specific to you and your lifestyle.