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Digestive Health

Digestive health is a vital part of wellness. Our professionals can provide support and guidance necessary for you to find optimal gut health and manage your digestive symptoms.

What Is Digestive Health Support?

Gastrointestinal issues, such as food sensitivities, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions can make following the best diet for your health challenging. Digestive health support promotes digestive health through the provision of information and resources. These may include education on diet (e.g., high fibre diet, fermented foods, low FODMAP diet), nutrition, exercise, and stress management. 

Digestive wellness support with a registered dietitian may involve access to screenings and treatments for conditions that affect the digestive system. By promoting gut and microbiome health, individuals can reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.

What Are the Benefits of Working With a Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist?

Working with a Registered Dietitian (RD) or nutritionist has many benefits. They are the food and nutrition experts who can help you make informed choices about your foods. They can provide individualized nutrition counselling to help you meet your personal goals.

These health professionals use the latest research to develop evidence-based recommendations for healthier eating. They also help clients navigate the grocery store, choose healthy foods, and cook nutritious meals. RDs work with people of all ages, from infants to older adults.

They can help you prevent chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and manage conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity.

Manage Gastrointestinal Conditions With a Nutrition Expert

The gastrointestinal system digests food, absorbs nutrients, and eliminates waste. When it isn't functioning correctly, many problems can arise, including indigestion, heartburn, stomach acid, constipation, diarrhea, and weight fluctuations. While many over-the-counter and prescription medications can provide relief, some can also have unpleasant side effects. Changing your diet is often the best way to manage gastrointestinal conditions.

A nutritionist can help you identify which foods trigger your symptoms and develop a plan to minimize or eliminate them from your diet. They can also offer guidance on which foods can help soothe your symptoms and promote a healthy digestive system. Besides dietary changes, a nutritionist can also recommend supplements to improve gut health.

What Digestive Issues Can Nutrition Counselling Help With?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), diverticular disease, and other digestive disorders can be painful and disruptive to your life. Fortunately, a growing body of evidence suggests that gut health management can help reduce the symptoms of these conditions.

Probiotic supplements, for example, may reduce inflammation and promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria. Prebiotics help feed the good bacteria in your gut and support their growth.

In addition, digestive enzymes can help to break down food and absorb nutrients more effectively. By incorporating these and other strategies into your gut health management plan, you can experience significant improvements in your digestive symptoms.

Symptoms Digestive Support May Reduce or Eliminate

Are you looking for relief from a gastrointestinal condition? Here are some symptoms that digestive support may help to reduce or eliminate:

  • Abdominal pain

  • Bloating

  • Constipation

  • Chronic diarrhea

  • Heartburn

  • Indigestion

People struggling with digestive issues may benefit from gut health management with a registered dietitian. With the right plan in place, anyone can improve their digestive health and quality of life.

If you're looking for support for managing your digestive health, our team of registered dietitians and nutritionists can help. We'll develop a personalized plan to help you reduce your symptoms and improve your gut health. Contact us today to schedule a nutritional consultation online or in person. Nutritionist and dietitian services are covered by most private health insurance plans.

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