The IBS & Gut Health Clinic
What are supplements?
Instead of using medications to dull down symptoms, we work to bring the gut back into balance using evidence-based supplements.
By doing this our aim is for you not to need to take supplements long-term.
These are beneficial bacteria in capsules that support gut health. A specific type of probiotic can be recommended depending on your case.
Gut-friendly fibres to support the balance of the gut microbiome. Appropriate options will be considered by your practitioner.
Research has founded herbs to be helpful in supporting gut health. These can help to balance the gut microbiome as well as reduce the sensitivity of the gut lining.
Gut lining support
Changes in the gut can lead to irritation or inflammation along the gut lining. This is a key area that we consider based on your case.
How do supplements work?
Selecting supplements is based on our understanding of how they work inside the gut.
Their action is generally in 1 of 4 ways.
Imbalances or overgrowths in gut bacteria or funguses can contribute to symptoms. Supplements can help to balance these organisms.
Changes in levels of inflammation in the gut can contribute to the ongoing nature of symptoms. This can be targetted with supplements.
To support the health and healing of the gut, specific supplements can be used to support cell regeneration along the gut lining.
Supplements can reduce the sensitivity of nerves in the gut to improve symptoms of pain and reduce muscle cramping.
What conditions are supplements helpful for?
Supplements have been researched into a wide range of gut and digestive conditions. Each condition requires different supplements to be considered to target the underlying issues in the gut.
The conditions that supplements can help with include:
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Do supplements need to be taken forever?
Supplements are often part of our gut support process as they can help to address underlying imbalances in the digestive system.
Towards the end of the consultation process, a maintenance plan is created for you.
This focuses on 2 main areas:
Diet & lifestyle
Long-term dietary patterns and lifestyle factors are important areas for maintaining a healthy gut. Specific guidelines are provided for these areas.
Within the gut health maintenance plan, we often suggest key supplements be taken for a further 2 months. However, they can be taken indefinitely for extra support.
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