Who will benefit from the program?

The Healthy Gut Program will benefit patients with chronic, long term gut issues, fatigue, acne, food intolerances or mood disorders. Committing to a program provides patients with the structure and accountability required to achieve long term healing.

This program is suitable for those with the following conditions:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Alternating constipation and diarrhea
  • Diagnosis of IBS
  • Parasitic infections
  • Candida
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal cramping/pain
  • Nausea
  • Reflux
  • Belching
  • Flatulence
  • Acne
  • Food Intolerances
  • Multiple chemical sensitivities
  • Fat malabsorption
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Iron deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Chronic antibiotic use

 

How can gut issues cause all of these symptoms?

Our gut contains trillions of living bacteria.  So many in fact, that they out number of own cells ten to one.  Gut bacteria is referred to as the gut microbiome which plays a very important role in keeping us healthy.  Its role includes:

  • Producing important enzymes, vitamins, fatty acids, amino acids and neurotransmitters such as serotonin
  • Providing a protective barrier against harmful bacteria, yeast, viruses and parasites
  • Aids in the digestion and absorption of nutrients
  • Aids in the detoxification of harmful substances
  • Supports immune system function
  • Regulates the body’s inflammatory responses
  • Detoxifies hormones
  • Aids in blood sugar balance

When our gut bacteria is out of balance due to stress, bad diet, antibiotic use, infections, lack of sleep and excessive alcohol intake, the health of our overall body and mind suffers.

 

What is included in the Program?

 

Appointments

Initial appointment (1 hour)

3 follow up appointments (30-45mins)

 

Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis + PCR and SIBO Testing

The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis + PCR detects macroscopic, microscopic bacteria (both beneficial and pathogenic), yeasts and parasites as well as parasitic and bacterial DNA (this is the PCR which is the most accurate detection method).

This test also reports issues with maldigestion of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and starch as well as any imbalances in gut pH.

The test kit will be posted to you for you to complete at home and post back to Nutripath for assessment.

You can view an example of the test results here

 

SIBO testing

Small Intestinal Bacterial Growth (SIBO) occurs when there’s an increased number and / or abnormal type of bacteria in the small intestine resulting in excessive fermentation and inflammation.

The SIBO test is a breath test.  The test kit will be posted to you for you to complete at home and post back to Nutripath for assessment.

You can view an example of the test results here

 

Pathology testing analysis

Thorough analysis of pathology markers that have a direct relationship with the gut is included in the program.  Recent testing that you may have done (within the last 6 months) is usually sufficient.  Additional testing will be advised if required and can be either done via a doctor (Medicare rebate) or a pathology request form will be provided (non-Medicare rebate). Tests may include:

Full blood count
Biochemistry
Lipid studies
Iron studies
TSH
Vitamin D
Active B12
Serum folate
Fasting homocysteine
Plasma zinc
Serum copper

Additional tests may be required depending on the individual case.

 

Comprehensive Treatment Plan

Treatment will include a combination of diet, supplements and herbal medicine.  The reason each product is prescribed will be thoroughly explained to you, so you understand how they are contributing to your healing.  The reasons WHY you are experiencing health issues will also be thoroughly explained.

 

What is not included?

Cost of supplements (each individual is prescribed different supplements tailored to their health needs)

 

How the program works

1. When you book in for the Healthy Gut Program, you will choose a convenient time for your initial consulation (face to face or via Skype).

2. Once you have booked your appointment, you will receive a booking confirmation email with the details of your booking (time, address, Joanne’ skype address etc) as well as an electronic patient intake form for you to complete prior to your first appointment. You can also upload any blood tests you have for analysis.

3. The CDSA and SIBO tests will be orderd for you at the initial consultation.

4. You will be given a treament plan (diet & supplements) to help ease your symptoms until the test resutls are ready for reivew at your first follow up consultation. This will be between 2-4 weeks.

5. You will also be advised if you require any further blood tests at the initial consultation.

6. Joanne will discuss with you when you should book in for your 3 follow up appointments.

 

Investment $1050

Or

$945 if payment received in full at initial appointment.   This is a 10% discount which is a saving of $105

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