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Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine famously said, “all dis-ease begins in the gut”.  

It is not uncommon for people to live with a myriad of digestive disturbances including IBS, SIBO, reflux, food sensitivities, chronic gas and bloating, just to name a few. These conditions often disrupt one’s daily quality of life (i.e., putting up with constant discomfort, following a restricted diet with no end in sight, having to know the whereabout of the closest bathroom – just in case).

The latest research shows us there is an innovative approach to preventing and addressing a range of common digestive health conditions (and beyond). Dr Christine Houghton PhD, a thought leader in nutrigenomics (the scientific study of the interaction of nutrition and genes), has developed a unique and truly effective protocol that closely mimics the principles of nature. The approach is known as G.E.M.M. (Gut Ecology & Metabolic Modulation). 

G.E.M.M. involves key factors including altering the diet to one of inclusion (rather than exclusion), stimulating the body’s own defence mechanisms, restoring the function of the gut-immune interface, and nourishing the microbiota. Best yet, this approach demonstrates the absolute power that is food as medicine!

Increasing we are being shown the restoration in gastrointestinal health can additionally benefit distant organs and systems including:

  • Inflammatory conditions, such as acute and chronic joints, eczema and acne
  • Neuropsychiatric conditions, such as anxiety and chronic fatigue
  • Autoimmune conditions, such as psoriasis and hashimoto’s disease
  • Cardiometabolic issues, such as high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes/prediabetes

Dr Houghton wisely says, “the science of G.E.M.M is complex – but the implementation is simple and when we understand how healthy cells work, we can assist Mother Nature in restoring the necessary balance – and typically without resorting to synthetic molecules.” When health is restored at a cellular level, benefits are seen body wide.