What is 'Gut Health'?

On a basic level, the gut is where we take in and process all aspects of food...everything from the enzymes that appear the moment we smell food cooking, to proper digestion and assimilation of the nutrients from the food we eat. The gut is the place where we break that food down into information our body can utilize, such as fats, proteins, carbs, and sugars.

But, your gut plays a much larger role than just digestion...

It’s overwhelming how many maladies and diseases in the body originate in the gut!

Did you know your gut;

  • Helps develop the immune system right from birth
  • Is the largest endocrine organ, secreting over 30 hormones
  • And, it has a brain of its own, meaning it can operate completely independent of your other brain…. the one in your skull.

The gut plays a large role in our immunity, hormone regulation, blood sugar, and the health of our brain!

The gut is actually called the “second brain” because it has more neurons than the spinal cord.

This would imply that the gut has a much larger function than just digestion.
Your gut and your first brain are in constant communication. The gut passes along signals to the brain and vice versa. It alerts the brain of any potential stress or danger. Your gut is your largest sensory organ, and it’s communicating information to you all the time.

Think of your gut as the gatekeeper. Even though it’s technically inside your body, the gut determines what enters your body from the outside world. It determines what gets let in and what should be kept out. ​​

How Can I Help?

My education and experience has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, the human microbiome, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with my clients to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results.

 

You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your digestion, energy, balance, health, and happiness.

Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationships as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.

Workshops

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I offer a range of coaching and consultancy services, as well as private and corporate classes.

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