Digestive Health

digestive-health

Digestive Health

Your digestive system plays a critical role in your overall health
Digestion is how your body is able to receive the nutrients it needs from food and drinks that you consume
A dysfunction can trigger many conditions such as IBS, allergies, weight gain, acid reflux and more
The foods and fluids that you consume directly impact your digestive health!
Speak to our Dietitians & Nutritionists how to improve your digestive health & treat specific digestive conditions that you have!

We Help You Improve Your Digestive Health

Are you struggling with digestive problems, pain, uncomfort?

Digestive health is core to maintaining your overall health and well-being

Make the change now and improve your digestion – for a better, healthier life!

Our Dietitians & Nutritionists will create a treatment plan based on your needs!

How does an appointment work?

Call & email us, use our easy online booking, or reach us via Whatsapp!
Visit our clinic in Dubai JLT or we can also visit you at a location of your convenience
Our DHA licensed experts will conduct a consultation to create your tailored diet plan
You receive a fully personalized report by email within a few days
Ideally, you should book a follow-up consultation to create a tailored health-plan for you

Why Beyond Nutrition?

European Professionals

Run & owned by experienced & qualified European Professionals

Easy and fast process

Reliable results leveraging latest scientific methods

Affordable & High Quality

We offer the best Nutrition Consultation prices in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Our highly qualified Dietitians & Nutritionists

Katharina Elbracht
Specialities:
Plant-based
Vegan
Founder and Clinical Director / Dietitian
Katharina is passionate about helping you to understand that slight changes can make a big difference to your health and overall well-being. She specializes in plant-based nutrition.
Nadia Bornman
Specialities:
Lifestyle Diseases
Gastrointestinal
Disorders
Dietitian
Nadia is a Dietitian / Nutritionist from South Africa. She loves helping her clients building a positive relationship with food and reach their nutrition.
Aya Majed
Specialities:
Arabic Speaker
Weight Management
Arabic Cuisine
Nutritionist
Aya is a registered Nutritionist, native Arabic speaker, graduated from the University of Jordan with a BSc in Nutrition and Food Technology – She is specialized in weight management.

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More Details on Digestive Health and Nutrition Consultation

The digestive system includes a variety of organs such as the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, pancreas, liver and gallbladder. All of these organs play a specific role in digestion; some for breaking down the foods that we eat and others to produce digestive juices or substances that aid in transportation of broken down foods.

The organs that are part of the digestive system have many roles, not limited to only digestive functions. Some create hormones, others remove toxins from the blood and many more.

It is for these reasons that we always need to protect and promote digestive health with the foods and fluids that we consume.

Some tips on how to start caring for your digestive system:

  1. Eat real foods – avoid processed foods that are high in fat, salt and sugars
  2. Enjoy smaller, more frequent meals
  3. Chew your food well
  4. Include fermented foods frequently (e.g. yogurt, kefir, fermented vegetables etc.)
  5. Hydrate yourself!
  6. Manage stress levels
  7. Include whole grains that are rich in fiber (such as brown rice or quinoa)
  8. Add vegetables and fruit daily

 

Our lifestyle guide – in a nutshell!

The tips below will help you to get the most out of your vegan lifestyle:

  • Ensure your diet contains a broad set of fruit and vegetables – eat a colorful rainbow!
  • Choose  starchy / higher fibre foods, such as oats, brown rice, sweet potato, wholemeal bread or pasta
  • Include good sources of protein in most meals, such as beans, lentils, chickpeas, tofu, soya alternatives to milk and yoghurt, or peanuts
  • Eat nuts and seeds daily, especially those rich in omega-3 fat
  • Eat calcium-rich foods daily, such as calcium-fortified products and calcium-set tofu
  • Consider vitamin D supplement if you do not expose your skin to sunlight regularly
  • Reduce amount of salt
  • Consider a supplement containing vitamins B12 and D, calcium, iron, zinc, selenium and omega-3 fats
  • Maintain a healthy weight, or lose some weight if it is above the healthy range

At Beyond Nutrition in Dubai we conduct many blood tests. The process is simple:

  • Book an appointment at our Dubai JLT clinic and our licensed, experienced nurse will take a blood sample which will be sent to the lab the same day. The whole process will take around 10 minutes. We can also visit you at a location of your convenience (additional costs for home/office visits apply)
  • The test result report with your blood values will be shared with you by email after 1-2 working days
  • If the test results show you have any deficiency, it is highly recommended to expose your skin more to the sun. Bearing in mind skin risks and other limitations here in UAE, many opt for supplements or dietary adjustments. We can support you with separate nutrition consultations with our Dietitian to make the required changes to your diet and lifestyle

As underlined by our name, nutrition is core to our philosophy of a healthier life and we take great pride in the successes we have booked with our clients. Our nutritional consultations are uniquely tailored to maximize impact. Particularly in the cases of diabetes we believe that a well-designed diet plan is essential. During the consultation, our Dietitian or nutritionist will do a full and thorough nutrition assessment covering the following aspects:

  • Concerns you may have and whether known allergies or intolerances are present
  • Current food intake and dietary habits
  • Medical history and medications or supplements that are currently used
  • Exercise regime you are following (if following) and other lifestyle aspects
  • Body composition analysis that will indicate a variety of measures including body fat mass, lean muscle mass, total body water, weight, body mass index (BMI), minerals, available protein for muscle building and more
  • The assessment is often complemented with blood and / or DNA tests to get a better view of your physical makeup

Based on the assessment our Dietitian or nutritionist will provide advice on your diet and together we will set realistic and achievable goals (e.g. goals for performance, health, weight). A uniquely customized nutrition plan will be emailed to you to follow for two weeks. After this period a follow-up consultation is recommended to measure results and make alterations where needed.