Digestion and gut health issues can dramatically affect your quality of life. Whether it be a diagnosed condition such as Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis; issues with constipation or diarrhoea; or food intolerances that you just can’t pin down, Mandy can help to tease out the issues and address them appropriately.
The impact gut issues can have on your life is often underestimated. Feeling anxious about leaving the house for fear of needing a toilet, or being fearful of eating due to the symptoms you may experience afterwards is no way to live. Mandy will help you to find a way to be able to enjoy a wide range of foods without living in fear.
It is also important to note that the connection between the brain and the gut is extremely strong. Emotional feelings can have an effect on the way your gut feels. Just as a troubled gut can send signals to your brain, a troubled brain can send signals to your gut. So anxiety or stress can be either the cause or the symptom of gut issues. Consequently, it is important that gut issues are dealt from both angles – settling the mind as well as the digestive tract.
Mandy will help to find a way of eating to help the gut, and can direct you to a health practitioner or other resources to work on the psychological side of the issue.
Mandy works closely with gastrointestinal surgeons and is involved in patient care for all surgical procedure including removal of gastrointestinal cancers, removal of gallbladder, surgical procedures for bowels issues and weight loss surgery. Mandy will help to optimise your health before any surgery needs to be done, and will work with you to ensure you recovery is as smooth and stress-free as can possibly be. All eating ad nutrition issues are covered, and you will be provided with as little or as much support as you feel you need.