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Welcome to Gut Health Month!

The inner workings of your gut
say a lot about your health and wellbeing – so it’s time to talk about poo!

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. 

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. 

Practical strategies to beat constipation resource

Constipation is one of the most common medical complaints in Australia. If you struggle to empty your bowels completely or open your bowels infrequently, you may be constipated. Constipation can lead to stomach discomfort, nausea and fatigue.

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

Learn more about Gut Health Month with Dr Joanna McMillan

Dr Joanna McMillan delves into foods to keep your gut fit

Learn more about bloating and how to manage it with Dr Joanna McMillan.

Dr Joanna McMillan explains who to see if you’re experiencing gut problems 

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

In the news

Nicole Dynan on Weekend Sunrise

Nicole Dynan and Dr Joanna McMillan on WIN News

Nicole Dynan and Dr Joanna McMillan on 7 NEWS

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.

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DISCLAIMER:
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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