A gut-wrenching 75% of Australian parents rate their gut health as fair or poor, according to a recent community survey. Luckily, there’s a gut-ful of ways dietitians can address common misconceptions about what to eat (or not eat) to improve digestive wellbeing. In this podcast, we’re joined by ‘The Gut Health Dietitian’ Nicole Dynan to explore the primary gut health concerns of Australians and how dietitians can effectively help ease symptoms through prebiotics. Nicole also touches on practical ways to improve gut health through everyday dietary changes and explains the synergistic effect of prebiotics and probiotics.
Nicole Dynan is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian and the Founder and Director of The Good Nutrition Co. and The Gut Health Dietitian. Nicole was inspired to start the gut-health arm of her business after suffering allergies and food intolerances herself as a child and having the good fortune to complete her masters research project at the RPAH Allergy Unit in Sydney. Nicole’s business has a team of ten dietitians and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest telehealth nutrition providers, having consulted to over 30,000 individuals and hundreds of organisations. Nicole is a guest lecturer for The University of Sydney, The University of NSW and media spokesperson for Dietitians Australia.
In this episode, we discuss:
- The impact of poor gut health on quality of life
- Results from a 2022 community gut health survey
- Common strategies individuals use to manage gut health concerns before seeing a health professional
- Practical ways dietitians can bust gut health misinformation
- How to recommend prebiotics to your patients
The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP)
The Probiotic Institute by Chr. Hansen
Infographic: Snapshot of a sample of Aussie Parent’s Gut Health
Infographic: Prebiotics and probiotics for a happy and healthy gut
Key results from a community gut health survey
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