Do you suffer from bloating and digestive issues like irritable bowel, diarrhoea, constipation, acid reflux or heartburn? Do you feel tired all the time? Are you lethargic and sluggish, merely existing each day burdened with brain fog, anxious and depressed? Then this Journey is for you!
Join me and KAYLO for ‘The Gut, Brain, Heart Connection’, a Journey to help heal, nourish and transform your gut for optimal physical and emotional health. To contextualise and make the experience even more immersive and relatable, I will be guiding participants around The Gut Health Wheel © – they will get a special preview and be able to place themselves on a ‘holistic roadmap’.
I will be hosting the first session from 18.00-1930 on 1st March 2023. This will be a deep dive to understand how our gut health influences our physical, emotional and mental health.
These sessions are designed to get to the root of what is happening in your body, so that you can begin to heal yourself. For indeed, when you have a chronic health condition, it can often be difficult to separate the wood from the trees. I developed The Gut Health Wheel © to help my nutrition clients have a deeper holistic understanding. To help them ‘join the dots’ of their journey more, so they become more their own experts.
The Gut Health Wheel ©
The Gut Health Wheel © is unique, a complete synthesis of all my clinical experience and years of research. It is a visual that integrates signs and symptoms (physical, cognitive, emotional, psychological and behavioural), contextualising these within vitamin and mineral deficiencies and disease pathways. It also incorporates TCM, western medicine and scientific research.
The Gut Health Wheel © has been evolving a very long time to get to this – I’ve also been through a lot of canvas. The wheel also continues to be reviewed by GPs, health practitioners, writers, psychologists, and academics. Their expertise has been valuable. So too the feedback of my nutrition clients who have been on the journey from the beginning. I’m so grateful to everyone for all their encouragement, support and insight. Special thanks as always to my friend and fellow nutritionist Virginia Hills for the tea and sympathy, her positivity and engagement, and to Emily Hewett for capturing my thoughts so intuitively in her wonderful graphic.
My motivation for developing The Gut Health Wheel © stems in part from a question that once frustrated me when I was managing my Ulcerative Colitis in the early days: ‘How can I know if healing is taking place?’
Indeed! How do you know if you are getting better? How do you know that you are moving in the right direction? That question can often get lost amidst all the medical diagnostics and blood tests don’t tell the whole story.
To answer these fundamental questions, it’s essential to retrace your steps, to understand the journey that you have already taken.
To achieve optimum health and wellbeing, we need to understand and better interpret our body’s own signs and symptoms in order to progress to a more mindful and preventative approach which facilitates healing. This is where The Gut Health Wheel © can be very helpful in providing a holistic and more integrated overview.
In The Gut, Brain, Heart Connection, we will look at how genetics, medical history, lifestyle, diet, food diversity, environment and mindset can impact our health and nutritional ‘bank balance’. Also what we can do about it.
I will be talking about how our gut health so influences that of our brain and heart and vice versa. We will also look at:
- The latest science
- Talking about some of the most common mistakes people make with their diet
- Some of the “universal truths”, the simple steps that everyone can take to improve their nutrition and lifestyle
- My ‘golden rules’ for gut, brain and heart health. What we can do nutritionally from a regenerative and preventative point of view
- My 7 Day Gut Sabbatical to help take the pressure off and help do a reset
- Supplements and whether we need to supplement at all