Our digestive tract is the absolute foundation for vibrant wellbeing. As a Nutritional Therapist, I prioritise gastrointestinal health and work to support its optimal function.
A careful balance of gut bacteria also promotes metabolic and hormone balance as well as inhibiting the growth of pathogenic (disease forming) bacteria, yeasts and parasites. Alternations in gut bacteria may lead to changes in digestive function and health.
As a Nutritional Therapist, I will be looking to support optimal gut function using foods, food-based supplements and biological agents (probiotics) if deemed necessary. Functional testing can also help fine tune my recommendations – please see testing tab for more info.
A healthy digestive system also supports optimum liver function. Our liver is responsible for metabolising proteins, carbohydrates and fats; and eliminating used hormones, toxins and drugs. The liver makes bile which is necessary for fat and fat-soluble vitamin absorption. Bile and pancreatic enzymes may also help destroy unwanted micro-organisms in the digestive tract and also prevent bacterial build up in the small intestine.
Supporting your liver function to encourage good detoxification and elimination, and metabolic and hormonal balance is a fundamental part of any foundational plan.