My gut problems
We can help you eat well for your Coeliac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Diverticular Disease, Gastro-oesophageal Reflux (GORD), lactose intolerance, gastroparesis or other gut issues. We will help you learn about gluten free, low FODMAP (low fermentable carbohydrates), low and high fat or fibre eating as needed. For help to relieve your bloating, wind, pain, constipation or diarrhoea please contact us by phone or email.
The gut microbiome and health
Your gut is home to billions of microbes or bugs, known as microbiome or microbiota. These microbes are important for digestion, immunity and limiting inflammation, vital for your health and wellbeing. Your genetics, eating patterns, medications and environmental factors influence your unique microbiome and the mix of microbes. While we don’t know exactly what the optimal mix of microbes looks like, we know that greater diversity of bugs is good for your gut, mental and overall health. Read more on The Gut Brain Connection.
What foods are good for my gut health?
Eating a variety of whole foods rich in fibre is key to a healthy microbiome and good health. Optimal meal patterns are rich in fruit, vegetables, wholegrain breads and cereals, legumes, lentils and nuts. Eating patterns such as those recommended by the Ministry of Health, Mediterranean style or ‘eating food (unprocessed rather than processed), not too much, mostly plant’ is good for health. Regular use of fermented foods such as kimchi, kefir, unpasteurised sauerkraut, probiotics and probiotics may also promote good gut health. For more information see here.