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Welcome to Gut Health Month!

An entire month to talk and learn about nutrition and gut health so Australians can feel better – from the inside out.

Gut Health Month is your opportunity to…

  • Learn if your bowel habits are healthy
  • Understand how nutrition impacts your gut health
  • Discover how to manage your nutrition-related gut issues, like constipation or bloating
  • Be inspired by gut-loving, dietitian-approved recipes
  • Connect with a dietitian for individualised advice to support good gut function

… so you can feel better – from the inside out.

The happy gut guide eBook

We’ve put together this e-book to help you navigate some of the nutrition basics behind a happy, healthy gut. We’ve also developed ten gut-loving, delicious, dietitian-approved recipes to work into your repertoire.

Happy gut 101 resource

A healthy lifestyle is the best first step you can take towards healthier, happier insides. To give you a helping hand starting on your gut health journey, we list our four key pillars of good gut health

IBS vs IBD resource

They’re often thought to mean the same thing, but Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are very different things. Here, we walk you through the similarities and differences between IBS and IBD.

Let’s talk about poo

One of the easiest ways to check in with your gut is checking in with your poo … so, have a look in the loo! You don’t have to inspect every deposit, but make a habit of investigating once a month, or sooner if you’re experiencing gut issues. 

Good mood food

Your gut and brain communicate with each other through the ‘gut-brain axis’. What you eat affects this communication pathway and your mental wellbeing.

Gut healthy nutrition tips

The health of your gut influences how you feel physically and mentally. Eating a variety of foods supports a healthy gut, and restricting your intake does the opposite. 

Aim for 30+ plants each week

Eating a variety of plants each weeks supports a healthy gut. Using the table, tick off the plant foods you eat each week. Your goal is 30 different types – but the more, the merrier!

Food intolerance resource

The words ‘allergy’ and ‘intolerance’ are often used interchangeably when talking about food, but they refer to very different things.


Coeliac disease resource

Coeliac disease is an immune based condition in which the body responds abnormally to dietary gluten. This autoimmune reaction causes systemic inflammation and small bowel damage. 

Coeliac disease and the gluten free diet

Gluten is a naturally occurring protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats. The type of gluten in oats is quite different to the type of gluten in wheat, rye and barley. Some people with coeliac disease can tolerate oats that are not contaminated by wheat, rye or barley.

Fibre-fuelled swaps

Fibre is a key nutrient for a happy, healthy gut. A few simple swaps like the examples below, can give your fibre intake a big boost.

Got tummy troubles?

If your gut is causing you grief, you should first speak to your doctor to rule out any medical issues. Once you’ve got the all clear, trial these simple nutrition strategies to help you feel more comfortable.

7-day gut health challenge

PLUS, each day, remember to drink plenty of water, do some physical activity you enjoy and get at least 7-hours sleep.

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View our library of recipes & simple meals to support gut health

Nicole Dynan discusses the difference between allergies and intolerances

Learn more about constipation and what causes it with Nicole Dynan

Nicole Dynan explains the difference between IBS and IBD

Nicole Dynan starts an important conversation around talking about poo

About us

Gut Health Month is a national month, led by the team of dietitians at Dietitian Connection, to help all Australians feel better from the inside, out.
We provide access to:
  • Healthy, gut-loving recipes
  • Nutrition and gut health resources
  • Up-to-date gut health and nutrition information
  • Answers to your common gut health questions
  • A search engine so you can look for local dietitians with gut health expertise
  • Services to support you

Our mission is to:

  • Empower you, and those you care for, to take a proactive approach in improving your gut health
  • Help you understand how nutrition impacts your gut health
  • Connect you with a dietitian who can help you feel better and manage your nutrition-related gut issues
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For the best shot at pinpointing the cause/s and solution/s of your unique tummy problems, you should first seek advice from your doctor to rule out any underlying problems, and then see an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). APDs are the only qualified nutrition experts that can provide individualised, science-backed advice to help manage common gut issues.

The content on this website is not, and is not intended to be, medical advice, which should be tailored to your individual circumstances. Content is for your information only, and we advise that you exercise your own judgment before deciding to use the information provided. Professional medical advice should be obtained before taking action.

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