84 Burnett St Bundaberg

Gluten and Poor Digestion


Why is gluten a problem for digestion?

Gluten is a sticky protein found in wheat. The prevalence of wheat and gluten products especially processed and refined varieties, have led to a greater percentage of the population developing gluten intolerance. Gluten and poor digestion are often linked.

Common Gluten Intolerance Symptoms

Damage to the digestive tract by ingesting gluten can result in conditions like Leaky Gut and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). And even if you may have had a negative Celiac result, it is highly likely you are Gluten intolerant.

We only tend to become aware there is a problem when we see a change in digestion like bloating, indigestion/reflux, bowel issues, nausea and headaches. Even though there are other systemic symptoms like brain fog, fatigue, muscle/joint pains and depression that are alleviated by removing gluten and healing the gut.

Gluten intolerance can affect almost every cell, tissue and system in the body since the bacteria that populate the gut help control everything from nutrient absorption and hormone production to metabolic function and cognitive processes. It can cause significant changes in the gut microbiota — a big problem considering that our overall health depends on the health of our gut.

Symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome and IBS

Leaky Gut Syndrome is a condition where the lining of the intestines become inflamed or irritated allowing toxic chemicals, undigested food and disease causing bacteria to enter the blood stream .This can lead to other conditions like IBS as well as food allergies and chemical sensitivities.

Normal absorption becomes disrupted which can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Poor digestion of food leads to the uncomfortable and irritating conditions of bloating/gas, indigestion/reflux, diarrhoea and constipation and nausea. All symptoms that are collectively called IBS.

How to treat Leaky Gut and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

When treating these conditions I follow an easy 4 step Plan that also incorporates nutritional and Herbal remedies.

  • REMOVE foods and factors that damage the gut
  • REPLACE with healing foods
  • REPAIR with supplements, herbs and nutrition
  • REBALANCE with specific gut healing probiotics

In the clinic, Trish our Naturopath can order specific tests that can measure your gut microbiota and the presence of toxins. Which is a proven and reliable indicator of gut permeability.

Through these tests and your presenting symptoms Trish can then talk to you about any nutritional/herbal, dietary and lifestyle support you need. By also allowing the digestive tract time to rest and heal, your symptoms  may improve.


Call us now for an appointment on (07) 41522372 or book online here.

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84 Burnett St
Bundaberg South QLD 4670
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