HELPING YOU TO IMPROVED GUT HEALTH

Our gastro dietitians are all about helping you to set and strive towards your food and nutrition goals. We want food to help you improve your quality of life – not to be a stress or hindrance.

 

Our gastro dietitians focus on gut symptoms and conditions. They specialise in translating the latest evidence and research into practical, personalised dietary advice and strategies.

 

We conduct our appointments face-to-face in Charlestown (Newcastle, NSW) or via video. Our video consultations enable us to assist people from most locations throughout Australia.

Dr Georgina Williams has experience in public and private practice dietetics. She completed a PhD investigating wholegrains and fibre in gastrointestinal health and diseases. Georgina bring expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) and metabolic syndrome from her research into these conditions. Her other interest area is using whole foods for improving gut health. Georgina is available for gastro dietetics video consultations.

Dr Kerith Duncanson brings 30 years of dietetics experience and extensive digestive health research to our team. She specialises in functional gut conditions (irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia) and using dietary approaches to resolve complex, longstanding gut symptoms like diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, wind and pain. Kerith has published extensively and is the author of these peer-reviewed publications. Kerith is available for gastro dietetics video consultations

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By cutting through the overwhelming food, diet and nutrition information that has confused you for so long, we help you focus whatever energy and time you have on your ‘best bets’ – what is most likely to work well for you, now and into the future.

 

Our gastro dietitians are experienced in working with clients to manage gut symptoms and conditions. Our gastro dietetic services range from helping you improve fibre and prebiotics intake through to supporting people with IBD, coeliac disease or IBS and functional dyspepsia to reduce symptoms, achieve dietary balance and improve quality of life. 

 

This gastro dietetic consulting work complements Dr Kerith Duncanson’s and Dr Georgina William’s research work in gastrointestinal nutrition and functional gut disorders.

A diverticulitis flare that requires antibiotics or a hospital admission may mean switching to a low fibre diet, but only temporarily.

High fibre foods like seeds and nuts don’t CAUSE flares, but your doctor may suggest avoiding them if the diverticula (small pouches in the bowel of someone diagnosed with diverticulitis) are inflamed.

We recommend transitioning back to a higher fibre diet over a couple of weeks to keep the bowel working well and minimise the risk of another flare.

If you are concerned about what types or how much fibre to eat, have symptoms from higher-fibre foods or are generally confused about fibre and diverticulitis we are here to help. Reach out via our website- link in bio!

#guthealthdietitian #diverticulitis #dietitian

A diverticulitis flare that requires antibiotics or a hospital admission may mean switching to a low fibre diet, but only temporarily.

High fibre foods like seeds and nuts don’t CAUSE flares, but your doctor may suggest avoiding them if the diverticula (small pouches in the bowel of someone diagnosed with diverticulitis) are inflamed.

We recommend transitioning back to a higher fibre diet over a couple of weeks to keep the bowel working well and minimise the risk of another flare.

If you are concerned about what types or how much fibre to eat, have symptoms from higher-fibre foods or are generally confused about fibre and diverticulitis we are here to help. Reach out via our website- link in bio!

#guthealthdietitian #diverticulitis #dietitian

This month our Gut Guru Dietitians will be sharing about fibre, and how to find the best fibre combo for you - because everyone's gut is a bit different.

While eating fibre as whole foods is ideal, it's not always possible. 

Here are some ways to incorporate some soluble and bulking fibres that help keep bowels regular, boost helpful gut bacteria or reduce gut symptoms. 

#guthealthmonth #ad @dietitianconnection

This month our Gut Guru Dietitians will be sharing about fibre, and how to find the best fibre combo for you – because everyone`s gut is a bit different.

While eating fibre as whole foods is ideal, it`s not always possible.

Here are some ways to incorporate some soluble and bulking fibres that help keep bowels regular, boost helpful gut bacteria or reduce gut symptoms.

#guthealthmonth #ad @dietitianconnection

Our Help Yourself gastro-dietitians are thrilled to commence in-person services in Newcastle in 2024 to complement our growing telehealth gastro-dietetics practice. 

From January, Georgina and Kerith will consulting from the rooms of gastroenterologist Dr Magnus Halland in Charlestown. 

Both dietitians manage the full spectrum of gastrointestinal conditions. Their special interest areas are described in detail on our website, where you will also find details of how to book an appointment.

Our Help Yourself gastro-dietitians are thrilled to commence in-person services in Newcastle in 2024 to complement our growing telehealth gastro-dietetics practice.

From January, Georgina and Kerith will consulting from the rooms of gastroenterologist Dr Magnus Halland in Charlestown.

Both dietitians manage the full spectrum of gastrointestinal conditions. Their special interest areas are described in detail on our website, where you will also find details of how to book an appointment.

While food is central to festive season celebrations, it does not have to bring gut pain. 

There are some simple strategies you can put into play to stay comfortable and enjoy your festivities to the fullest. 

These strategies aim to combat the dehydrating effects of air conditioning, alleviate any adverse reactions to alcoholic drinks, and keep your fibre intake high and varied. 

Wishing everyone a  very Merry Christmas🎄✨

While food is central to festive season celebrations, it does not have to bring gut pain.

There are some simple strategies you can put into play to stay comfortable and enjoy your festivities to the fullest.

These strategies aim to combat the dehydrating effects of air conditioning, alleviate any adverse reactions to alcoholic drinks, and keep your fibre intake high and varied.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas🎄✨

A 'healthy' gut microbiome likely looks different for every single person. 🦠

Just as each person's genes are unique to them, the microbes in the gut are also specific to every individual. 

For example, the same bacteria species may behave very differently in the gut of different people and so what a 'healthy' microbiome looks like for one person, will be different to what it looks like for the next.

Because of this uniqueness, certain foods likely affect each persons gut microbiome differently, which may lead to different health effects. This means that dietary recommendations in the future may be personalised to each person,  based on their unique gut microbiome.

#gutmicrobiome #guthealth #guthealthdietitian

A `healthy` gut microbiome likely looks different for every single person. 🦠

Just as each person`s genes are unique to them, the microbes in the gut are also specific to every individual.

For example, the same bacteria species may behave very differently in the gut of different people and so what a `healthy` microbiome looks like for one person, will be different to what it looks like for the next.

Because of this uniqueness, certain foods likely affect each persons gut microbiome differently, which may lead to different health effects. This means that dietary recommendations in the future may be personalised to each person, based on their unique gut microbiome.

#gutmicrobiome #guthealth #guthealthdietitian