The health of our digestive system is the foundation of our overall health. Imbalances in the gut can lead to a wide range of symptoms. Containing over 70% of the immune system and with a direct connection to the brain, its balance is crucial for the health of body and mind.
If you have been diagnosed with a particular digestive condition or you are experiencing discomfort due to digestive issues, nutritional therapy can help to alleviate symptoms and allow the digestive system to heal. Below details some of the more common digestive disorders.
IBS is one of the most common digestive disorders. It is characterised by some combination of the following symptoms: abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, flatulence, bloating. In some cases one may also experience symptoms such as poor sleep, back pain, chronic fatigue, menstrual difficulties.
What causes IBS?
Food sensitivities, lactose intolerance, hormone imbalances, stress.
How can nutritional therapy help treat IBS?
We’re all different, so any diet for IBS needs to be tailored to the individual. Based on your clinical history and dietary intake, it may become clear that you require a grain free diet, while another person would do better on an elimination diet. My aim is to understand the underlying issues and tailor a nutritional and lifestyle programme to treat the cause.
GORD is a digestive disorder that occurs when stomach fluids back up from the stomach into the oesophagus.causing what is commonly referred to as heartburn, acid reflux or another symptom maybe difficulty or pain when swallowing.
What causes GORD?
Certain foods (e.g. coffee, alcohol), salicylate rich foods,medications, lifestyle.
How can nutritional therapy help treat GORD?
My aim is to identify the root cause of the problem and identify any dietary factors that maybe contributing to the discomfort and pain you are experiencing. You’ll come away with a bespoke nutritional and lifestyle protocol to help your body heal.
Ulcers can occur in the stomach, known as peptic ulcers or in the small intestine which is a duodenal ulcer. Symptoms include pain below the ribs in the upper area of the abdomen. Other symptoms are nausea, vomiting, bloating.
What causes ulcers?
Both appear to be as a result of factors damaging the lining of the stomach or the small intestine. These factors include too much gastric acid caused by a variety of factors such as low fibre diet, certain medications, H pylori infection.
How can nutritional therapy help treat
By identifying the cause and following a diet and lifestyle to prevent recurrence.