Do You Suspect You Might Have a Digestive Disorder, IBS, or a Food Intolerance?

Did you know, a nutritionist can help you isolate the foods that might be contributing to your symptoms, and work with you to create lasting change?

We can also help you find other underlying causes to your irritable gut through testing. There’s always a reason your gut is irritable, we just need to find it.

So are you suffering from one of these conditions…

  1. Bloating and/or distention
  2. IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms
  3. Discomfort or pain after certain foods
  4. Irregular bowel movements (constipation / diarrhoea / alternating)
  5. Indigestion / reflux / GORD
  6. Nausea
  7. Burping and/or flatulence
 

Digestive imbalance can also be the root cause of seemingly unrelated symptoms. It’s easy to recognise the primary symptoms of the gut: bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn, pain. BUT many people may not realise just how many other common health issues BEGIN in Your Gut.

Toxins, metabolic by-products, and inflammatory molecules produced by unfriendly bacteria in your gut can all adversely impact the following:
  • Fatigue
  • Mood: anxiety & depression
  • Skin rashes or poor skin
  • Weight gain or weight loss resistance
  • Migraines & headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Thyroid issues
  • Autoimmune disease

If you're suffering from any IBS symptoms, your body is telling you that things aren't right!  Don't leave poor digestion untreated. I work with clients just like you to find the cause of their digestive disorders, then find the best solutions that help them regain their health.

Digestive issues don’t resolve overnight and there are steps that need to be taken in the right order to reach long-term success. My clients generally fall into one of two categories, straight forward or complex cases; so I’ve developed two programs with different levels of support to choose from. The right option depends on how complicated your case is, how severe your symptoms are, how long you’ve been suffering and if you have other health issues to take into consideration along with your digestive issues.

Which Program Is Right For You?

Complete Gut Rebalancing System

6-Step System To Restore Your Gut Health
– Delivered Online (for the more straight forward case)

Step 1 – Remove Your Food Triggers
Either a Low FODMAP diet or my Gut Reset Elimination Diet (a questionnaire will determine the best diet to start with).

Step 2 – Test Don’t Guess
If you still have symptoms after trialling the diet for 2 weeks you may want to dig deeper with testing.

You’ll understand what your options are but for me to refer you for testing you’ll need to add on the consult upgrade.

Step 3 – Rebalancing With Supplements
When it comes to gut rebalancing it usually goes quicker with supplements.
You’ll understand what types of supplements are used at each stage. For me to prescribe Practitioner Only supplements you’ll need to add on the consult upgrade.

Step 4 – Stress Management
Most people realise stress plays a role in their symptoms. These techniques will help.

Step 5 – Challenge Phase & Diet Personalisation Depending On Results
Elimination diets are not meant to be followed forever. They are a tool to help us settle symptoms then work out what specific food triggers we have and how much we can tolerate of each food group.

Step 6 – Microbiome Rebalancing & Maintenance Phase
This is the most important step for long-term results. Learn what foods to eat for a healthy microbiome.

Individual Support
Option to purchase a 3 consult package at a discounted rate if you find you need to move onto testing, supplements and individual support with diet.

My Complete Gut Rebalancing System 10 Week Online Program is $297. You’ll have the option to upgrade to three 30 minute Zoom consults at a heavily discounted rate of $197 for those that would like to go ahead with testing , supplements or diet support.

Total Gut Restoration Program

6-Step System To Restore Your Gut Health
– Individualised To You  (for the more complex cases)

Step 1 – Remove Your Food Triggers
The Elimination diet will be individualised to you. A Low FODMAP or Gut Reset Elimination Diet may be the most appropriate but other eliminations diet I use when indicated are:
Low Histamine,
Low Sulphur
SIBO/Biphasic Diet
RPA Elimination diet (salicylates, glutamates & amines)
Low oxalates

Step 2 – Test Don’t Guess
If you still have symptoms after trialling the diet for 2 weeks you may want to dig deeper with testing.
I’ll let you know which test is most appropriate & likely to give us answers and next steps.

Step 3 – Rebalancing With Supplements
When it comes to gut rebalancing it’s usually quicker with supplements.
You’ll be given a supplement plan at each stage that’s specific to you and your symptoms.

Step 4 – Stress Management
Most people realise stress plays a role in their symptoms. These techniques will help.

Step 5 – Challenge Phase & Diet Personalisation Depending On Results
Elimination diets are not meant to be followed forever. They are a tool to help us settle symptoms then work out what specific food triggers we have and how much we can tolerate of each food group.

Step 6 – Microbiome Rebalancing & Maintenance Phase
This is the most important step for long-term results.
We’ll work on a schedule specific to you to broaden your diet up, ensure you’re getting sufficient nutrients, get your bowels working optimally and maintaining a healthy microbiome.  

Individual Support

Personalised Strategy at each step
– Direct Feedback & Support Via Email for 4 Months
8 Individual Consults with Lisa over 4 months
– If you have other health issues and goals you’d like to achieve in this period an individualised program is recommended

My Total Gut Restoration Program requires a Strategy Session to ensure we’re the right fit. It’s 4 monthly payments of $297.

To book a Free 20-minute Phone Strategy Session with Nutritionist Lisa Snowdon where she will find out more about your individual situation, health goals and level of support you’d like, click below. Presuming we’re a good fit to work together you will be offered to join one program or the other.

What Our Clients Say About Their Treatment...

Edward Harris

Ingleside

     I first came to Lisa after putting up with digestive discomfort for a number of months. I was frustrated by the fact that, although eating healthily I still had persistent bloating, gas and constipation.

     I immediately felt comfortable with Lisa’s approach and desire to help. We began with testing for SIBO that was positive and I started treatment with great success. 2 months of supplementation and a strict eating plan, killed off the bacterial overgrowth and eliminated all the uncomfortable symptoms associated with SIBO. I can now eat normally without suffering any bloating, gas, and constipation.

     I am very happy with my results and would highly recommend Lisa’s help for any digestive discomfort.

Patricia Miranda - Brucker

North Ryde

     Before working with Lisa on the Digestive Wellness Program, I struggled with bad digestion (IBS symptoms), headaches/migraines and sinusitis.

Since starting coaching, I feel much better: my digestive symptoms disappeared, the headaches reduced and I lost 6 kg!

Now I know exactly what foods to avoid if I want to keep feeling good. Many thanks Lisa for all your guidance!

Jason Manual

Darwin

     Before the program I was suffering from bloating of the stomach, reflux, insomnia and depression.  Lisa quickly put together a program of natural remedies and a quality diet to help me repair, renew and release toxins from my body. After the first week I began to benefit in lots of ways. I was sleeping less but better quality sleep and my thoughts became more positive.

     After six weeks I lost 3 inches off my waist without exercise and 5Kg. After 6 months I was at my goal weight and I’d lost 10Kg and kept it off. Lisa did all this for me while I was living in a different city via the internet and phone and even after the program was complete she still keeps in contact for any further help. Many thanks Lisa

So What Causes IBS & Other Digestive Disorders?

Identifying the underlying causes of your symptoms is a little like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. For some people the picture becomes clear straight away and for others that may have suffered a long time, with severe symptoms, we identify causes and treat the symptoms one by one.

These are the most likely contributing factors

  • Food sensitivities & food intolerances – FODMAPs, lactose & fructose intolerance, gluten sensitivity, histamine intolerance, salicylates etc.
  • Chronic GI infections – C. diff, H. pylori, Klebsiella, E. Coli etc.
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Fungal or yeast overgrowth – Candida or mould issues
  • Viral pathogens – Norovirus, Adenovirus, EBV
  • Parasites & worms – Blastocystis, Dientamoeba, Giardia, Cryptosporidium etc.
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Mineral deficiencies
  • Leaky gut syndrome / intestinal permeability
  • IBD – Ulcerative colitis & Crohns
  • Adrenal fatigue & stress

If You're Not Sure, Then You Should Be Tested

If nobody has been able to help you find out what’s wrong and you are desperate for answers there are tests that can help identify the causes of your digestive symptoms. By taking your health history and discussing your symptoms in detail I’ll be able to recommend the test or tests most likely to help work out what’s contributing to your symptoms and create a treatment plan. I’ll then refer you for the test if you wish to go ahead and interpret the results with you so you understand what’s going on. These are the most common tests I request for digestive symptoms.

Explore your gut

Up to 80% Of IBS Sufferers May Have SIBO

It has been suggested that up to 80% of people suffering IBS symptoms have SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth). This can be the cause of bloating, pain, constipation and diarrhoea as well as systemic symptoms that develop if you’ve had it for a long time. There is now a simple, non-invasive test available to identify if you have SIBO. It’s a breath test that measures hydrogen and methane output that’s produced by the bacteria. These samples are taken every 20 minutes for 3 hours and the results will tell us if you have SIBO and approximately where in the small intestines it’s present. Once we know it can be treated.

Fructose malabsorption is also tested using a breath test and is used for those experiencing symptoms with the consumption of fruit, honey and other fructose containing foods. Lactose intolerance sometimes known as lactose malabsorption can also be tested using the breath testing method.

Stool testing is also available to help identify if you have picked up a parasite or infection. Some common ones are – giardia, threadworms, amoebas, cryptosporidium and c. difficile, these all contribute to digestive symptoms and need treating. A stool test will also tell us how you’re digesting vegetables, meats and fats, if dysbiosis (bacterial imbalance) is present and if you need to supplement with specific probiotics and probiotics.

Food intolerance or sensitivities can also contribute to digestive symptoms and can either be tested for with an Elimination Diet. By removing problem foods your symptoms can disappear and your gut can heal. If food intolerances aren’t addressed it is common to pick up more and more intolerances and intestinal damage over time. FODMAP intolerance can be tested for using a special elimination diet and re-introduction phase. It’s easy when you know how.

Mould and mycotoxins can be problematic for some with more severe, long-lasting and persistant symptoms. We can test for these if necessary. The most important part of mould treatment is removal from the mouldy environment or complete remediation of the issue. Otherwise, proper healing won’t take place.

Most people that have had digestive symptoms or irritable bowel syndrome for some time have a leaky gut or intestinal permeability. I certainly include gut healing as part of all of my gut protocols otherwise symptoms can return. There is a test for intestinal permeability if you’d like to know for sure.

Which of these digestive problems do you have? Perhaps you have several going on. Treatment for digestive disorders begins with identifying which of these causes are present for you through dietary manipulation and testing where necessary. I then create an individualised treatment and diet plan personalised to you and your situation to get rid of symptoms and reduce the inflammation and gut permeability (leaky gut) you likely have.

  • If you’re looking for the knowledge and support to finally eat with pleasure rather than live with pain then book in for a FREE Strategy Session with me and we’ll talk through how I can help with IBS symptoms and treatment.
  • If nobody has been able to help you find out what’s wrong and you are desperate for answers there is hope.

Get started today with a FREE strategy session for help with IBS & digestive symptoms. This is where we talk over the phone so I can get a clearer picture of what’s going on for you and can then identify the best way forward. You’ll come away with complete clarity on the steps you can take to heal your digestive system and regain your health.

To book an appointment with Functional Nutritionist Lisa Snowdon, phone us on 1300 16 75 72 or request an appointment here. Appointments are available via phone or Zoom.

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Ready to get started? Email me on [email protected] to get started today. Or book in for a FREE Nutrition Strategy Session to see how Lisa can help you.

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