I heard that gut health can affect a lot of things. Is this a GP / naturopath question? Who do i see to look into it further?

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  • Eat a high fibre diet. Fibre is important for our gut health for many reasons. …
    Eat a diverse range of food. …
    Limit ultra-processed foods. …
    Drink water. …
    Eat foods rich in polyphenols. (Berries, Cocoa, Spices, Nuts and seeds, Olives, Beans)
    Eat slowly. …
    Eat fermented foods. (kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha, tempeh)

  • Fasting can help improve gut health. You would have to see which method suits you best.

  • Personally my suggestion is visit your GP first have a complete physical and go from there.

  • I just read that great MoM article on fibre – maybe start there?

  • I recommend speaking to a naturopath or holistic GP

  • Fresh juice!
    Blend cucumber, pinapple, apple, orange and ginger. Drink a couple times a week for breakfast if you can. Does wonders. Not the best tasting juice because of the ginger but the benefits are worth it

  • Naturopath would be more helpful than a gp imo. Doctors usually give temporary fixes which just hide symptoms not get to the root of the issue. A good place to start before going that route as it may be expensive you could try cutting out cows milk and reducing cheese, try to avoid anything like lollies but dont feel guilty for enjoying a treat now and then, start a priobiotic food like Kim chi regularly a little each day for a few weeks and see if you feel any better.

  • A pharmacist can help with this (i am a pharmacist). As well as diet, there are many probiotics that can help balance your gut bacteria & also address other concerns

  • Reduce your sugar and carbs. Anything white can upset your gut: white bread, white sugar & white sugar. Try some naturally brewed kombucha, kim chi, sauerkraut to good some good bacteria back into your tummy.

  • Definitely start with your GP. Your friendly chemist may be able to advise you once you know that nothing really serious is the problem and a good naturopath would also be helpful. If you have private health insurance they often have doctors they can recommend.

  • I am sure interested in this too, I have gut issues and don’t know where to start. There are so many factors involved such as stress, hormones, diet etc. it’s hard to make head or tails out of it.

  • Gut health affects us in so many ways. I have been suffering for so long. I am in the process of getting checked for a gluten intolerance and have an appointment booked with an allergy specialist but everyone has different reasons for their gut issues. Good luck and hope you find out what is causing it.

  • Gut health seems to impact so much of our overall health. Best wishes with your journey :)

  • I had a few recurrent UTIs and the doctor recommended high dose probiotics for better gut health. I have been taking one every night after dinner and no more UTIs I don’t know if this is definitely helping but I am not going to stop taking them now.

  • Your GP would be the first place to start to check if there is anything medically wrong. If all okay, a dietician can help with diets and ways to deal with the problem.

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