Podcast Episode 22: Gut Health and Digestive Disorders in Eating Disorders and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea with Joanna Baker.

Podcast Episode 22: Gut Health and Digestive Disorders in Eating Disorders and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea with Joanna Baker.

In this episode I talk to fellow dietitian Joanna Baker who specializes in gut health to uncover the cross over between gut health and digestive function with Eating disorders and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA).

It is common for people with HA and Eating disorders to struggle with digestion function and in this episode we explain why and the best way to treat and manage your symtoms and overall health.

Joanna also talks about the importance of gut health and your gut microbiome. The gut microbiome is like a community of healthy bacteria in your gut. We all have about 1-2kg of gut bacteria and this has a big influence of mental health, emotional health, body weight, chronic disease and immunity.

People who eat 30 or more different plants foods per week have a much more diverse gut microbiome than those that have 10 or less. Plant foods contain prebiotics which contain the fuel and nourishment for your gut bacteria. When they are fed well they will grow and thrive. Different types of bacteria are picky eaters so the more variety in the food you eat, especially plant foods the better!

Joanna Baker is a dietitian and registered nurse who loves food. Her own struggles with gut health have led her to work exclusively in food intolerance and IBS. She loves to help people enjoy food and keep their gut happy at the same time.

To find out more about Joanna check out her link below:

In this episode Joanna refers to gut hypnotherapy research and the qualitative study about how people with IBS feel about themselves. This can be found below.

The American Gut Project re: Gut microbiome and plant foods here

More information on my services:
I help women with HA recover their periods, overcome food fear, inappropriate exercise behaviours, body dysmorphia and poor body image and help them to eat intuitively. I also help women who have had HA become pregnant.

My 1:1 coaching program is my most personalised service I offer for women who prefer 1:1 support.

My Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery Small Group Coaching Program contains my proven framwork that has successfully supported many of my clients regain thier periods, make peace with food and discover food freedom. This was created as is an affordable alternative to my 1:1 coaching that still offers 1:1 attention, support and the accountability you need to break through fears and adopting healthy behavior changes.

Together with a maximum of 5 other women just like you, you’ll take courageous and supported action together to:

  • Get clear on what you need to do in order to get your period back
  • Break through your health-limiting food rules and beliefs that are holding you back!
  • Feel understood, fully supported and be held accountable to take courageous action!
  • Understand the menstrual cycle, your hormones and be able to track signs of recovery!
  • Have the knowledge, skills and resources to recover your period and fall pregnant naturally!
  • Free yourself from guilt and anxiety around eating and establish more intuitive patterns and behaviours
  • Uncover the power of love and gratitude for your body and reconnect with your intuitive hunger and fullness cues
  • Overcome obsessive exercise behaviours and / or emotional and binge eating
  • Allow your body to thrive, now out of its stressed and energy saving mode!
  • Feel proud of all your have achieved and overcome, now feeling free!


Also Included:

  • Individual attention during each call, in addition to the group coaching and education
  • Access to a private Facebook group for the duration of the course, to connect with others on the same journey
  • Suggested optional reading, workbook activities and personal challenges to complete between calls

Next Small Group Course Dates: 20th April 2020. Limited spots available.

Apply now through my website or book a free discovery call to give me the opportunity to learn more about you, your biggest struggles and discuss ways I can support you.
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