In this video, you will learn the ins and outs of gut health. Alice will run you through what it actually means to have a healthy gut and how to find out whether yours is healthy or not. She will provide you with practical strategies to improve gut health and her top tips when it comes to optimising your gut microbiome.
Alice is an early bird, sun chaser and energiser bunny all wrapped in one. Never one to sit back and watch the world go by, Alice jumped in her car one day and ended up in the beautiful coastal town of Cronulla where she joined forces with the highly renowned Marika Day.
Alice’s passion for nutrition began from her own experiences of feeling completely lost, alone and confused after being personally diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). She now works with people on their own journey to health through a supportive, comprehensive and inclusive approach infusing elements of wellbeing including stress management, movement and overcoming challenging habits.
Jasmine Fitzgibbon, the De-Bloating Queen from The Wholesome Heart will be sharing all of her best gut health and digestion tips!
If you are suffering from digestive issues and unsure where to start, this is a great place.
Jasmine will be chatting all things digestion and gut health. Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut”, the gut truly is the epicentre of our health! Learn what ways your gut could be sending you messages that something is out of wack.
She will also be breaking down a ‘healthy poo’, what is a healthy poo, how many times should you be going a day, along with all the tips she shares with her clients suffering from constipation or diarrhoea. Of course she has her best de-bloating tips, so you can walk away and start implementing these tips ASAP.
My name is Jasmine, and I am the founder of The Wholesome Heart. I am a Women’s Health & Nutrition Coach, specialising in Digestion & Gut Health! Which means I love chatting all things poo, periods, gas, bloating, breakouts and everything in between – I lived a life of ALL the symptoms you can think of, and now I want to make sure other women see that it’s NOT normal and you don’t need to put up with them.
But ‘work stuff aside’ I am a dog-mum to a beautiful choccie lab named Winnie, she takes up most of my time as she needs more love than I do ha-ha I would happily live on a deserted island of puppies, coffee and chocolate… 😀 (ok there might be a couple of other things I’d take but these would be my non-negotiables
Casey-Lee shares easy-to-understand nutrition advice and healthy lifestyle inspiration to help you embrace your best life via her website and Online Program ’Nourish From The Inside Out.’
To download her free recipe e-book or to browse through hundreds of delicious recipesvisit www.livelovenourish.com.au or follow Live Love Nourish on social media.
10 free tips to help your gut health this Christmas
Are you feeling anxious about all of the food and drink you are going to have during the Christmas and party season? Worried about how you will cope with your irritable bowel syndrome, bloating and food intolerances?
Whilst you may be unable to control WHAT you eat, you can still make a big impact on your gut health when you change HOW you eat. To help you feel more confident with food and drink this silly season, I am sharing 10 of my favourite free gut health hacks to help you have a healthier and happier gut.
Rachel Larsson is a qualified naturopath and nutritionist that specialises in gut health issues such as bloating, food allergies and intolerances, detoxification and mental health.
Rachel has a passion for facilitating meaningful change and helping individuals live their best life. She has a unique approach to supporting her patients through her Gut Feeling To Gut Healing Program which combines gut health, food as medicine, functional testing, evidence-based medicine, nutritional biochemistry and mindfulness.
Her expertise has led to collaborations with the likes of: I Quit Sugar, Mind Body Spirit Festival, Food Matters, Nourish Melbourne and Retreat Yourself Radio.
5 Tips For Catering For Someone With A Food Allergy
In this short video, Nicole provides her top 5 tips for catering for someone with a food allergy. She will discuss the simple steps that can sometimes be overlooked and the effects that these can have on the overall outcome of the meal. This short video will provide practical advice to make catering for someone with food allergies a breeze.
Nicole is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who strongly believes in establishing a positive relationship with food. Her passion for food comes from first-hand experience living with severe food allergies. Nicole is at risk of anaphylaxis to egg and dairy and also has oral allergy syndrome. She understands how a restricted diet can affect many aspects of your life and has great empathy for clients requiring specific diets.
Nicole is a member of Dietitians Australia and along with her University studies, has also completed the Monash University Low FODMAP diet course. You can get in touch with Nicole via her Instagram and Facebook pages, Life Beyond Allergies.
Why Me? The Anxiety of a Coeliac Disease Diagnosis
Once you get your Coeliac Disease diagnosis there are more challenges than just figuring out what you can and can’t eat. For many people, the sudden thrust into a gluten free lifestyle comes with emotional complications as well. The most obvious being the WHY ME moments and anxiety that now comes with consuming food. Then you have that stress, isolation, envy, and possibly even guilt that surrounds our social lives. Grieving the loss of family tradition and known comfort foods. More than that though, there are the feelings we get from other people. Even if we, ourselves have come to terms with the changes we need to make, others can thrust us backwards. Be it through lack of understanding, judgement, or pressure. By talking about some of these emotional challenges, I hope that we can shed the discomfort and educate people that there are many ways that Coeliac Disease can affect us. Today though, I’ll focus on Food Anxiety.
The trepidation of not knowing how your food has been handled, what exactly is in it and whether or not you’re going to be suffering and causing internal damage to yourself is one that I know too well. I honestly, don’t think it ever goes away, even after 23 years diagnosed, I still suffer from food anxiety every now and then. However, I can assure you it does get easier to manage. I like to implement my C.H.E.C.K method which if you are wanting to try it out is;
C – Contact the restaurant prior to attending
H – Have a look over the menu. Familiarizing yourself with risks of contamination.
E – Enquire if there options are safe for someone with coeliac disease.
C – Confirm what you’ve already been told and your needs when at the venue.
K – Know that it is ok to leave or not eat if you have doubts about the food.
However, the anxiety doesn’t just stop there. It’s also when you fear going out because you’ll have to ask the waiter a hundred questions. Fear of what your friends or family might think as they watch you. Fear that they don’t understand.
I see so many people shut themselves off from social activities that surround food – not going to family birthdays or hanging out with friends just because they can’t feel safe eating out. Feeling like you have no choice but do this can make you feel like you are completely alone. You’re not alone though.
I always highly recommend that you don’t cut yourself off from social activity and try to eat before hand or bring food that you know is safe. This way you don’t have to feel like you’re missing out on big events and you can be comfortable that the food is safe.
Although, both of these solutions also come with new challenges. These new challenges typically stem from other people more than your own feelings. I can’t count how many times my family have told me that they are uncomfortable that I’m not eating when I really couldn’t care less. After a while though, the comments do get to me. Having people ask why you’re not eating, trying to pressure you into eating food that isn’t safe. At this point in my life it doesn’t bother me too much. However, removing yourself from these uncomfortable situations is my best piece of advice.
Learning to overcome these emotional challenges can come in a few different steps.
Educate; whether that be yourself or those around you. Break down any stigma you might feel or face will help you become more comfortable asking questions.
Focus on the Good; remind yourself that this is for your health and well being. Have fun experimenting with new gluten free ideas.
Forgive yourself; we all make mistakes, don’t be too hard on yourself if you slip up.
Engage; if you feel alone, spend time with your friends, family. Talk with fellow Coeliacs like myself or Coeliac Australia.
Remember, that it’s ok to not be ok. It’s ok to break down every now and then because you miss the way it was before. How you best overcome these emotional challenges will depend on you and how you live. Coeliac Disease is a diagnosis that we have to live with, but it doesn’t have to feel like a life sentence.
Ashlee Adams - The Aussie Coeliac.
Ashlee Adams was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease at the age of 6 in 1998.
After being the local go to person in her circles she decided to put her years of knowledge and experience out there.
The Aussie Coeliac was born to help those navigate the gluten free landscape. With guides, reviews and more so that you don’t have to waste your money and don’t feel alone.
In this live session we will dive deep into the underlying impact of the gut-brain axis in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and provide practical strategies to help you better manage symptoms of IBS. We will discuss the top 10 strategies to improve your gut health to feel comfortable, confident and healthy!
Marika Day is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist with over 6 years of experience working with people who suffer from digestive illnesses and concerns.
She now heads the new brand and program Gut Started which aims to do nutrition differently, to reduce the confusion around nutrition, and to make eating healthy fun, enjoyable and simple.
Her Gut Started: IBS Control program has helped hundreds of men and women across Australia bring confidence back to their life, feeling free and in control of their digestive concerns.