Gastrointestinal health is a specialised area of nutrition which includes tailored advice to managing uncomfortable symptoms and conditions affecting the digestive system. Conditions affecting the digestive system include chronic constipation, diarrhoea, reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), coeliac disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Colitis and Crohn’s Disease), diverticular disease and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).
Food almost always plays an important role in the management of digestive- and bowel health concerns. Certain foods or compounds in food can improve or worsen gut symptoms. Often food intolerances and other conditions are also present and addressing these is necessary to provide optimal symptom relief. Gut health not only impacts digestion, in fact the health of your gut is strongly linked to other aspects of health such as mental health, the immune system and metabolic conditions.
Our dietitian, Jarrod, is particularly passionate about all things gut health and using a holistic approach to supporting people experiencing uncomfortable and debilitating gut symptoms to feel better and enjoy life again. Jarrod has the expertise to identify potential food triggers contributing to digestive discomfort such as bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation. He works with clients to create an individualised plan to manage gut symptoms, while optimising variety in the diet to support gut microbiome health.