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New advice to keep good gut health

Medical & health articles 6 Aug 2019
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Jean Hailes for Women's Health is pleased to announce the release of a podcast and an article to help women support good gut health.

Research shows that the bacteria in our gut helps promote good health and wellbeing, provided it is given what it needs. Poor gut health is linked to many health problems including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, anxiety, skin conditions and inflammation associated with autoimmune conditions.

The Jean Hailes Women's Health Survey 2018 revealed that 26.4% of women in Australia were not motivated to eat a healthy diet. These new resources aim to help educate women on the importance of nourishing their gut bacteria – known as the gut microbiome – and the impact it has on their long-term health.

Accredited Practising Dietitian Kim Menzies says good gut health is about "eating a wide variety of unprocessed foods". To help women establish positive behaviour change, these resources contain evidence-based advice and practical tips to help promote good gut health.

Jean Hailes has developed these free resources for women and health professionals to access online:

About Jean Hailes

Jean Hailes for Women's Health is a national not-for-profit organisation. We have a unique model, built on four pillars: education and knowledge exchange; clinical care; research; and policy. We aim to translate the latest scientific and medical evidence to help inspire positive change in women and girls by improving their physical health and wellbeing. Jean Hailes produces evidence-based information reviewed by clinicians. In 2016, Jean Hailes was officially recognised as the Federal Government's national digital gateway for women's health.

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