Enhanced Vitality, Irritable Bowel Syndrome Melbourne

Do You Suffer From…

  • Food sensitivities?
  • Hashimoto’s or another Auto-immune disease?
  • Skin problems such as acne or psoriasis?

Hi, we are a Naturopathy clinic located in Melbourne. We specialise in helping people suffering with digestive problems such as Leaky Gut, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Reflux, Candida Overgrowth and Parasites.

What is Leaky Gut?

Leaky Gut Syndrome, also known as intestinal hyperpermeability is a condition that happens as a consequence of intestinal tight junction malfunction. “Tight junctions” are the gateway between your intestines and what is allowed to pass into your blood stream. Tight junctions keep things out like toxins, microbes and undigested food particles. When your tight junctions malfunction, particles get through into your blood stream that don’t belong there. This can lead to systemic inflammation around your body and a variety of health ailments. A growing body of research has linked leaky gut to a number of “seemingly unrelated” health concerns and chronic diseases.

Causes of Leaky Gut

The lining of the gut wall is often subjected to a wide variety of insults from substances such as alcohol, caffeine, spices, gluten, medications and environmental chemicals. As more people are affected by poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload, candida overgrowth, intestinal parasites and bacterial imbalance, the prevalence of leaky gut has reached epidemic proportions.

Indications of Leaky Gut

  • Accelerated Ageing
  • Alcoholism
  • Autism
  • Chemotherapy
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Food Allergies
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Inflammatory Joint Disease
  • Intestinal Infections and Giardiasis
  • Malnutrition/Malabsorption
  • NSAID Enteropathy
  • Trauma
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Common Causes of Leaky Gut

  • Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Intestinal parasite or bacteria
  • Imbalance of gut bacteria (dysbiosis)
  • Endotoxins in blood (endotoxaemia)
  • Maldigestion
  • Deficient antibodies (immunoglobulins)
  • Ingestion of allergenic foods
  • Alcoholism
  • Ingestion of toxic chemicals
  • Trauma
  • Chronic stress
  • Gluten

Leaky Gut Treatment

You don’t have to suffer with Leaky Gut anymore. Correcting the altered intestinal permeability can have an immediate effect on the relief of symptoms that you are experiencing and facilitate the gradual improvement in the underlying condition. Our Naturopaths work with your health goals to work out the best treatment protocol for you. This involves working out the factors as to why you have leaky gut and removing them so that healing can take place in your body.

Would you like to have…

  • Less food sensitivities?
  • Stronger immune system?
  • Clear skin?

If you are wanting to heal your gut and remove the factors causing leaky gut, we’d love to help you out. Call us on 0403 856 854 or book online by clicking here.

"Helena is not only an excellent naturopath but she's also a great person who is able to listen and understand the real needs of her patients. I had decided to work with her a few months ago when I was crossing some health problems with some very uncomfortable symptoms... At this time I was completely lost and didn't understand why I was so uncomfortable and stressed. She took the time to listen to me and make a few tests, she explained clearly the correlation between my guts, my skin, my feelings, etc. She has proposed me some natural complements and some really precious tips! I am now able to understand properly my body and its needs. Just by adding a few little things in my lifestyle and in my food... and on top, it's really pleasant to discover some new products which are not only delicious but also good for our body. I feel an extraordinary improvement... I'm HEALTHY! A big thank you Helena." ~ Coraline (Melbourne)