Food Intolerances & Gut Health

Our Dietitians have specialist knowledge and further training in gut disorders and digestive issues.

Our Accredited Practising Dietitians And Nutritionists Help You with Food Intolerances & Gut Health

We help you overcome your digestive and gut issues so you can learn to love food again

Our Dietitians have specialist knowledge and further training in gut disorders and digestive issues. If you suffer from painful or uncomfortable bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation or excessive wind, our Dietitians will troubleshoot your problems and provide you with step-by-step direction on elimination diets or diet strategies.

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How Our Dietitians and Nutritionists Help Your Gut Health

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) & Low FODMAP Diet

If you suffer from IBS-type symptoms (bloating, excessive wind, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation or alternating between the two), we will conduct a comprehensive assessment and provide clear direction on appropriate elimination diets to determine your food triggers. Our Dietitians are experienced and qualified educators of the Low FODMAP Diet, which has been shown to be very effective in managing IBS symptoms. Our Dietitians may also recommend other dietary approaches to managing IBS-symptoms, such as providing advice on fibre, probiotics, meal patterns/timing, gut irritants or lifestyle-factors. 

Lactose Intolerance

At Accelerate Nutrition, we can help you to navigate your lactose intolerance and determine your lactose tolerance threshold. We will educate you on low lactose foods that are required for your needs and level of tolerance. Our Dietitians will provide targeted recommendations to ensure your low lactose diet is nutritionally complete with adequate calcium intake.

Constipation

The cause of chronic constipation can be multi-factorial including inadequate fibre, fluid, physical activity, impaired motility or pelvic floor issues. Constipation can be painful and lead to uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating or abdominal pain. At Accelerate Nutrition, our Dietitians will troubleshoot your bowel issues and provide advice on dietary and lifestyle modifications to promote regular laxation and normal bowel movements. 

Coeliac Disease

Having a new diagnosis of Coeliac Disease can be overwhelming and requires the ongoing support of a specialist Dietitian. At Accelerate Nutrition we will provide the education and practical resources you need to follow a lifelong gluten-free diet that is nutritionally adequate. This includes advice on food label reading, meal and snack ideas, cross contamination, eating out and preventing nutrient deficiencies.

Reflux / GORD

Gastro-oesophageal reflux (or ‘GORD’) can cause symptoms such as heartburn, burping, regurgitation or feeling like food is stuck in your throat. Our Dietitians can help provide dietary strategies for managing reflux, such as meal size/timing, food triggers and lifestyle changes. 

Optimising Gut Health

Our gut flora (or ‘gut microbiome’) is a collection of bacteria and microbes in the gut that work in harmony with our bodies to support immunity, metabolism, body weight, brain function and mood. Research shows that having a diversity of bacteria in our gut is beneficial, and the food we eat directly impacts the diversity of our gut microbiome. Our Dietitians can assess your diet and make practical suggestions to optimise your gut health, and provide advice on prebiotics, probiotics and fibre supplements. 

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

IBS is a common gastrointestinal disorder that tends to affect approximately 30% of Australians. People with IBS may experience uncomfortable bloating and distention, excessive gas and altered bowel habits.

How does the low FODMAP diet work?

The low FODMAP diet is a strategic diet that our dietitians may implement to assess food intolerances. This diet is composed of three phases: elimination of FODMAP containing foods, the reintroduction of specific FODMAPs and ultimately FODMAP personalisation.
This process may seem complicated but our dietitians will help you navigate these stages with ease. We also provide you with resources, food lists and meal/snack ideas to support you during this time. Our goal is to get you back to eating a diet that you love minus the uncomfortable symptoms associated with IBS.

Do I need to do any tests before my appointment?

Having food intolerance tests are not necessary before coming to see us. In fact, some popular tests such as breath tests, blood analysis and hair tests are poorly researched and can give faulty results. Speaking with your doctor before coming to see us can be valuable. Your doctor may want you assess you to ensure that you are not suffering from symptoms as a result of another condition.

How our Accredited Practising Dietitians help you

At Accelerate Nutrition we provide a thorough and inclusive service to our clients. Here is what is included:

01

Comprehensive assessment

We will complete a detailed assessment of your dietary intake. We consider your individual health history, personal circumstances, and goals.

02

Tailored nutrition plans

We will work with you to ensure we create a personalised eating plan that has recommendations aligned with your goals.

03

Education and practical resources

We work closely with you. We provide you with education and practical resources to support you with putting your plan in place.

04

Ongoing support and follow-up

We understand that making changes to your lifestyle requires time. We will regularly review your progress and provide you with support to achieve success.

Areas We Service

Our dietitians and nutritionists work with clients in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. We can visit you where you live or at our clinic locations (Glenroy and Dandenong). We are always able to support you with a phone, video, or telehealth consultation.

  • Banyule
  • Broadmeadows
  • Brunswick
  • Bundoora
  • Campbellfield
  • Canterbury
  • Coburg
  • Craigieburn
  • Croxton West
  • Dallas
  • Darebin
  • Diamond Creek
  • Doreen
  • Eaglemont
  • Eltham
  • Epping
  • Fairfield
  • Fawkner
  • Gilberton
  • Glenroy
  • Grace Park
  • Greensborough
  • Greenvale
  • Hadfield
  • Heidelberg
  • Heidelberg Heights
  • Ivanhoe
  • Kingsbury
  • Lalor
  • Lower Plenty
  • Macleod
  • Meadow Heights
  • Mernda
  • Mill Park
  • Mont Park
  • Montmorency
  • Morang South
  • Moreland
  • Northcote
  • Oak Park
  • Pascoe Vale
  • Plenty Lower
  • Preston
  • Reservoir
  • Rosanna
  • Roxburgh Park
  • South Morang
  • Sunbury
  • Thomastown
  • Thornbury
  • Tullamarine
  • Viewbank
  • Wallaby Creek
  • Watsonia
  • Westmeadows
  • Whittlesea
  • Wollert
  • Yallambie
  • Albert Park
  • Balaclava
  • CBD
  • Elwood
  • Emerald Hill
  • Glen Iris
  • Malvern
  • Prahran
  • Port Melbourne
  • Richmond
  • South Melbourne
  • South Yarra
  • St.Kilda
  • Toorak
  • Windsor
  • Abbotsford
  • Alamein
  • Alphington
  • Ashburton
  • Auburn South
  • Balwyn
  • Bell
  • Berwick
  • Bentleigh
  • Bulleen
  • Brighton
  • Camberwell
  • Clayton
  • Clyde
  • Chelsea
  • Chadstone
  • Clifton Hill
  • Collingwood
  • Cotham
  • Cranbourne
  • Dandenong
  • Endeavour Hills
  • Edithvale
  • Ferntree Gully
  • Fitzroy
  • Frankston
  • Hampton
  • Hawthorn
  • Hallam
  • Lilydale
  • Lynbrook
  • Moorabbin
  • Mentone
  • Mordialloc
  • Mornington Peninsula
  • Noble Park
  • Narre Warren
  • Kew
  • Keysborough
  • Parliament House
  • Port Estowe Lower
  • Parkdale
  • Pakenham
  • Ringwood
  • Rowville
  • Springvale
  • Sandringham
  • Wallan
  • Airport West
  • Albanvale
  • Albion
  • Altona
  • Ascot Vale
  • Avondale Heights
  • Braybrook
  • Braybrook North
  • Brookfield
  • Burnside
  • Cairnlea
  • Carlton
  • Caroline Springs
  • Delahey
  • Docklands
  • East Keilor
  • Essendon
  • Flemington
  • Footscray
  • Glengala
  • Hillside
  • Jolimont
  • Keilor
  • Keilor Downs
  • Kensington
  • Kings Park
  • Kingsville
  • Kuranjang
  • Laverton
  • Maidstone
  • Maribyrnong
  • Melton
  • Moonee Ponds
  • Newport
  • Niddrie
  • Paisley
  • Parkville
  • Plumpton
  • Robinson
  • Seabrook
  • Seddon
  • Southbank
  • St Albans
  • St Kilda
  • Strathmore
  • Sunshine
  • Sydenham
  • Taylors Hill
  • West Footscray
  • Williamstown
  • Yarraville