Practical diet and lifestyle advice to help you feel your best
November 21, 2014
If you suspect that you may have a leaky gut, help is at hand! You are not alone if you regularly experience symptoms of bloating, pain and discomfort.
So what exactly is a leaky gut?
This term is generally used to describe a permeable gut lining associated with inflammation, therefore allowing unwanted food particles and toxins can make their way through. A healthy digestive tract consists of plumped up closely packed mucosa cells which work together to control the initial transport of nutrients through to the rest of your body. If the cells lining the gut are inflamed and damaged, therefore causing gaps, this is in unwanted food particles and toxins to directly enter the blood stream before they have been properly digested.
Your body’s natural reaction to these undigested food particles is to set the immune system to attack them as if they were a foreign pathogen (a bad guy). The immune reaction results in even more inflammation, and therefore further damage to cells.
MSc qualified nutritionist with a passion for helping people achieve their health goals in a delicious and practical way. My goal in the clinic is to help you optimise your health while minimising unwanted symptoms. Diet advice is given to help you feel your best, boost energy levels and improve mood, while providing optimum nutrition to prevent illness and disease. I recommend dietary and lifestyle changes to fit around your personal schedule and take in to consideration your preferences to ensure an enjoyable health plan. Qualifications: MSc, Nutritional Medicine BSc, Medical Engineering Diploma, Nutritional therapy Qualified Phlebotomist About me