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Transform Your Health By Healing Your Gut

Poor gut health can make our lives miserable. Many ailments that seem completely unconnected to the gut actually have their roots there. This means that when our gut is bad it can have a very severe impact on our entire health and wellbeing.

The good news? Once we fix our gut, the transformation in our health can be remarkable, not just in our digestive system but throughout our entire body!

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You can transform your health!

Are you struggling with your health and feeling overwhelmed? Are you sick of feeling sick? Maybe things have been bad for a long time.

When we have a chronic health condition it affects many different areas of our life. We often don’t have the energy to:

  • Pursue our passions and personal goals, because fatigue gets in the way of productivity,
  • Take care of our loved ones, because juggling work and family commitments becomes a daily slog,
  • Run around in the park with our kids just enjoying life, because we hardly have the energy to get up off the sofa.

On top of this, food intolerances and allergies can completely ruin our enjoyment of food. Some people have such a sensitive gut that it’s impossible for them to know which foods are causing the painful and distressing flare-ups.

Maybe you also feel embarrassed and awkward because of a skin condition or how your body looks.

It doesn’t have to be this way!

All disease begins in the gut.

Hippocrates

Scientific understanding of the gut has exploded in the last 15 years

The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates understood the importance of the gut to our entire health. We now have the scientific knowledge to understand why our gut health has such a huge impact on every system of our body. One reason is our microbiome.

What is our microbiome?

Our microbiome is the collection of bacteria and other microscopic critters that live on and inside us, mostly in our gut. It used to be thought that they were just along for a free ride but it turns out that they are deeply connected to how our body functions!

The microbiome is now known to do so many vital things that’s it been called the ‘forgotten organ’ of our body. The friendly gut bugs in our microbiome help us in many amazing ways. For example they:

  • guide our immune system, helping it to identify friend from foe and respond correctly
  • help defend against invaders such as bad bacteria that would make us sick.
  • help to break down our food.
  • manufacture important nutrients that we need to function and heal, such as vitamins.
  • produce neurotransmitters such as serotonin, which is one of the ways they affect our mental health.

Our microbiome is a complex ecosystem, like a coral reef or a rainforest, with a rich abundance of different species of bacteria. Each person’s microbiome is unique, like a fingerprint.

However it can only perform these vital functions for us when it’s in good condition. In this modern age of processed food and antibiotics, our microbiome can easily lose its rich abundance and be taken over by bad bacteria. This is known as dysbiosis and it’s very bad news for our entire health.

Leak

What is leaky gut?

Another reason poor gut health can affect our whole body is leaky gut, which is also known as ‘intestinal permeability’.

Our gut wall is very thin and delicate but forms a vital barrier separating the contents our gut from the rest of our body. It can become leaky, often at the same time that our microbiome goes into dysbiosis.

This enables troublesome stuff like toxins from bad bacteria or partially digested food proteins to pass into our body. This triggers our immune system into acting as if the body were under attack, but it can’t fix the problem and soon our body is in a state of chronic inflammation

Many experts believe this is the root cause of autoimmune diseases, a type of illness where our immune system is ‘confused’ and attacks our own body. Some common examples are multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

​It’s certainly the case that many people have experienced huge relief from their autoimmune conditions or even completely cured them by healing their leaky gut.

Gut issues lead to problems throughout our body

such as...

Digestive System

Digestive System

  • Food intolerances
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Constipation, diarrhea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Acid reflux
  • Inflammatory Bowel
  • Disease (Crohn's, Colitis)

Metabolism

Metabolism

  • Low energy
  • Weight gain
  • Inability to lose or gain weight
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease

Brain

Brain

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum
  • Addictions
  • Bipolar
  • Alzheimers
  • Parkinson's

Immune System

Immune System

  • Allergies, hay fever
  • Asthma​
  • Chronic systemic inflammation​
  • Candida (yeast) infections​
  • Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia​
  • Autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis,
  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis or celiac disease​
  • Cancer​

Skin

Skin

  • Rashes
  • Dry skin
  • Facial redness
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis

Immune System

Combined

  • Many of the people we see have a combination of these conditions, such as
  • + low energy
  • + food intolerances
  • + inability to lose weight
  • + acne
  • + thyroiditis
  • + depression and panic attacks

Typical ways of dealing with gut-related issues treat symptoms rather than the cause:

Over-the-counter medications that are commonly used for gut issues have been found to worsen problems in the medium and long term. These include painkillers such as Advil (ibuprofen) and drugs to reduce stomach acid (antacids and proton pump inhibitors). They do little except temporarily lessen symptoms.

Doctor
If you go to see your doctor about your gut issues a common result is to be sent home with the assurance that the tests show nothing wrong, even though you know something is seriously wrong.
Specialist
If problems are more severe you may be sent to one or more specialists. Each issue will be dealt with by different specialists who often don’t communicate with each other.
You may be well be prescribed medications, for example to dampen down your immune system. Pharmaceutical drugs come with side effects and new research suggests they also upset our microbiome.

You may be recommended for bowel surgery, which also comes with significant risks and can lead to ‘adhesions’: internal scar tissue that can cause pain, obstruction and the need for yet more surgery.

You may well be told there is ‘no cure’ for your condition and that you’ll be on meds for the rest of your life. However there is another way!  Thousands of people around the world have already found great success using these methods to reverse and in some cases completely cure their gut-related health issues.

Nutrition

Our System: Functional Nutrition

The system is known as Functional Nutrition and it recognises that the food we eat plays a central role in our gut health and how our entire body functions. Not only is this common sense but it's also been recognised in scientific studies.

However in countries like the US and UK, doctors are not taught nutrition at medical school and tend not to recognise its truly fundamental importance to our health.

Using individualised nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle changes, we unlock the body's ability to heal itself. We remove whatever is blocking the body's ability to heal, such as gut parasites or foods that are triggering inflammation. We add missing nutrients and boost quantities of friendly bacteria.

Slowly but surely we recover our health.

We focus on finding and fixing the root causes of your problems

Our objective is to find and fix the root causes of illness, not to give temporary relief from symptoms (although we can also do that where necessary).
Whole Body

We look at the ENTIRE body as a whole, not just individual parts and systems. Mainstream medicine sometimes overlooks the big picture, not considering that problems in different parts of the body are often connected and may have a common cause.

NCD

The type of illnesses we’re talking about here are known as non-communicable diseases (NCD’s), meaning that they don’t pass from person to person. The causes of NCD’s are complex and often controversial. We can never point to one single cause as being entirely to blame. However by using functional nutrition and focusing on the gut, we are able to achieve remarkable results.

To give you the best possible advice, we believe it’s vital to understand your history and current situation. We therefore ask you for detailed information on your diet, illness history, medications (including antibiotic use), exposure to industrial or environmental toxins, together with lifestyle factors such as stress and exercise. In the process we consider EVERY major system of the body and look for clues about underlying causes.
We’ve found this approach to be far more effective than treating the gut with drugs, and there are absolutely no harmful side effects. In the process we heal and seal the gut, enabling the body’s own healing systems to kick in. The body’s own innate intelligence is the most powerful healing force of all!

Rebooting our Microbiome

Friendly gut bugs are vital for the health of our gut and entire body.
These gut bugs respond positively to whole, unprocessed foods. However we all respond differently to the foods we consume, so what works for someone else might not work for us. Dietary changes work best when following a plan tailored specifically for us. Lab testing and lifestyle changes can also greatly enhance this process.
Microbiome
Our microbiome comes back to health, our leaky gut is healed.
Happy & Healthy

Our gut bugs are now working for us instead of against us. We see huge health improvements throughout our body.

A personalised plan tailored specifically for you!

  • Diet: Your coach will advise you which foods to eliminate and for how long; which foods to eat and how to prepare them. Your coach will take into account your current food intolerances and also preferences, such as whether you follow a plant-based diet.
  • Supplementation: Your coach will recommend a number of natural, high quality supplements. These are used, for example, to kill harmful bacteria, bring down inflammation or fill in nutritional deficiencies. They can greatly speed up your progress. We don't use pharmaceuticals as they're not particularly effective with gut issues and tend to aggravate underlying problems.
  • Lifestyle: Realistic and achievable recommendations tailored specifically for where you're at right now.
  • Lab Testing: We use the very latest and best lab tests available to help pinpoint underlying issues. Testing kits can be sent to your home then on to the laboratory for the results.

The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.

Hippocrates

A highly trained and experienced coach

  • With specialist clinical nutrition training and years of experience working with clients.
  • Not just general knowledge about nutrition but also training on how to apply this to each individual person depending on their particular health challenges.
  • Able to tailor a plan specifically for you. Remember that every person's life history, body, gut and microbiome are unique, and we all respond differently to foods.
  • With an intricate, geeky knowledge of biochemistry.
  • Able to recommend which lab tests you need, to interpret the results and then to make recommendations accordingly.

Have you tried getting healthy but failed?

Here are some of the problems we run into if we don't have the right help and support:

Knowing what we need to do but lacking the motivation to take the necessary steps consistently.
Seeing results at first but becoming discouraged and giving up when we hit a setback.
Just being too busy with a hectic life, juggling family and work commitments with daily, ongoing stress.
Being overwhelmed by conflicting and confusing advice, particularly online.
Support

We SUPPORT you throughout the program

  • We're there every step of the way with you. That's why this is 'coaching' rather than just a 'consultation'.
  • We help you learn what to do AND put new, better, habits in place in your life.
  • Changing habits for the better will enable you to see progress during the program AND to continue that progress for the rest of your life, reversing chronic illness in the process.
  • We recommend having at least one coaching session every two weeks. This will ensure that you're able to make consistent progress while also having enough support to work past any obstacles you encounter.
  • If you'd prefer sessions more often, that's fine too. Equally if your coach thinks you'd benefit from more frequent sessions, they'll let you know.
  • You are also accountable to your coach, so you need to show up with everything you've got!
  • We provide a private facebook group where you can swap stories, ask questions and share breakthroughs.

Sessions with your coach via Skype

  • You can join this program wherever you are in the world
  • Our small group of coaches are based strategically around the world
  • Using the booking system in the members area of our website you'll be able to make bookings with your coach, converted automatically into your timezone

Available in packages of 6 or 10 sessions

  • Starter Geek package: 6 sessions
  • Super Geek package: 10 sessions
  • Each session is 30 minutes
  • 60 minute first session (counts as 2 sessions)
  • Approximate program length: 6 to 8 weeks
  • Top up sessions available at any time once you've finished your package sessions

Lab testing to pinpoint problems

Lab tests are not obligatory but can be very helpful. We believe that the 3 tests below are some of the most helpful. We work with a number of labs that can provide these tests to clients in the US, UK and Australia. We may also be able to provide them in other territories (ask and we’ll let you know!). Your coach can also request additional tests from your doctor or a local laboratory.

An invaluable diagnostic test that allows your coach to evaluate the status of: beneficial and imbalanced, friendly, ‘commensal’ bacteria, pathogenic bacteria, yeast, parasites, digestion and absorption inflammation and immunology.

This helps to precisely identify pathogenic species, bacterial imbalances, maldigestion, malabsorption, inflammation, immunology concerns and gastric acid production, which in turn helps your coach to select of the most appropriate natural treatment agents.

A testing kit can be sent to your home. You collect a small poop sample and send it back to the lab for analysis.

Zonulin is a key biomarker in assessing intestinal permeability (leaky gut). The test is valuable in determining whether you have leaky gut and how severe it is. It can also be used to monitor your progress, as zonulin levels can be improved following a gut repair protocol.

A testing kit can be sent to your home. The test involves taking a blood sample so you’ll need to attend a nearby clinic who will forward it on to the lab for analysis.

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth test: this measures the hydrogen and methane gases produced by bacteria in the small intestine that have diffused into the lungs. These gases are produced by bacteria (not by us humans) and are tracked on a graph over the gut’s ‘transit time’ of 2-3 hours. If there is a bacterial overgrowth this will be reflected in the levels of hydrogen or methane gases.

A testing kit can be sent to your home. The test involves breathing into the special kit a number of times. You can then send the kit back to the lab for analysis.

What you can expect by the end of the program?

  • A significant improvement in your symptoms, confident that you'll be able to build on the momentum and continue your progress after the end of the program.
  • Decreased inflammation in problem areas throughout your body.
  • Being on the way from broken to unbroken, from sick to getting well.
  • Decreased reactivity to foods.
  • You'll be a fully-fledged gut geek, armed with know-how, skills and confidence to get well and stay well!
  • The ability to get back on track in future if you stumble. After all, the process of getting healthy is never a straight line.
  • Your progress depends on you doing the work too!

This program is NOT for you if:

  • You're not ready to show up with 100% of your determination to get well.
  • If you're happy just popping pills prescribed by your doc.
  • You prefer to moan and complain about being sick rather than taking action to get better.

Testimonials

Kath Wood
Kath Wood
"I went to see Naomi because I was tired, stressed, had poor memory and joint aches and pains. She recommended a gut healing protocol which has hugely improved my symptoms. In addition I no longer suffer from hay fever, after years of misery. This was not an original symptom I sought advice for but a welcome bonus!"
Brittany F.
Brittany F.
"Paige has come through for me time and time again in moments when I feared no one else would dare to. She meets every situation with necessary honesty, paired with understanding and encouragement."
Hilary Dewhurst
Hilary Dewhurst
"During my first consultation I felt immediately at ease with Naomi, she was very professional and knowledgeable. She explained my lab test results and recommended a diet and supplement plan that has been going well. So far my headaches have reduced considerably (after 20 years of struggling) and my gut issues are greatly improving."
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Does any of this resonate with you?

If so, then we want to reward your commitment to getting your sh*t together by providing you with the most comprehensive gut health coaching program available.

Get started today by choosing the plan that works best for you.

Starter Geek

6 Sessions
$ 280
pm
Three equal monthly payments
  • One 60-minute session to start
  • 4 follow-up sessions of 30 minutes
  • Personalised Gut Healing Plan​
  • Interpretation of test results
  • Book sessions whatever your timezone ​
  • Approx program length: 3 months
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Super Geek

10 Sessions
$ 320
pm
Four equal monthly payments
  • One 60-minute session to start
  • 8 follow-up sessions of 30 minutes
  • Personalised Gut Healing Plan​
  • Interpretation of test results
  • Book sessions whatever your timezone ​
  • Approx program length: 4 months

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FAQs

Absolutely not! Our coaching is designed to work alongside medical care, or as an alternative. It’s up to you.

Absolutely not! We will never advise you to come off meds that have been prescribed by your doctor.

No, they are qualified nutritional therapists.

No, our coaches do not provide a medical diagnosis for your conditions.

In our experience a natural approach works better for the majority of people when it comes to gut health.

Absolutely yes! Many people around the world have already transformed their health using functional nutritional, often after being told by doctors that their conditions were ‘incurable’.

For some years leaky gut was a controversial concept but it is now well established through scientific studies.

Your diet may be restricted for a time but this is to enable your system to reboot. The long term goal is to eat as diverse a diet as possible in order to best support your microbiome.

No. If one of your goals is to lose weight we can absolutely help with that, but not by counting calories

Yes, we can help with managing symptoms as well as addressing underlying causes

Yes, we can help with this. We believe that a ketogenic diet may be very beneficial in some circumstances.

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