Irritable and inflamed, making peace with your bowel

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Diverticulitis are unfortunately more common than we would like.  If you are on the receiving end of a gut that is unhappy, it can become a daily struggle with constant unwelcome symptoms.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Diverticulitis are unfortunately more common than we would like.  If you are on the receiving end of a gut that is unhappy, it can become a daily struggle with constant unwelcome symptoms.

Course outline

A brief overview of these two common gut health conditions and why they may be caused and perpetuated due to the influence of western foods and lifestyles. Then let’s look at how to develop wise eating habits and become knowledgeable about foods that can support a contented digestive system with minimal discomfort and distress. 

While focusing on the basics of healthy nutrition, we will also consider herbals and functional foods that may have a beneficial effect, as well as discussing a Chinese medicine viewpoint that may provide some surprising directions.

Learning outcomes

  • Discover how western lifestyle and foods may affect your gut regularity and health.
  • Structure a daily healthy eating plan to create a gut-friendly environment leading to improved digestion.
  • Become knowledgeable about different strategies that suit your particular condition, including a brief look at microbiota and their part in your gut health, and which functional foods and complementary medicines may be safely considered.

Details

  • Saturday 16 March, 9:30am -1:00pm
  • $55.00 incl. GST
  • The University of Auckland, City Campus
  • Presented by Vicki Martin-MacKay, Registered Dietitian

Seminar presenter

Vicki Martin-Mackay

Vicki Martin-Mackay

Registered Dietitian

Vicki is a Registered Dietitian with many years of nutritional counselling and teaching experience. She has a private nutrition practice specialising in assisting those with challenging health conditions utilising both integrative nutrition and complementary medicine approaches. Along with her Otago University Dietitian training, Vicki has completed a naturopathic diploma and studied traditional Chinese medicine extensively in China and Japan. She has also worked for many years in the health food industry. Currently, she is studying towards a Masters’ Degree in Health Sciences at the University of Auckland. Vicki strives to bring a balance of both clinical nutritional experience and evidence-based study to her practice and teaching.

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