Infuse Infuse 10 December 2019 | Page 7

Image courtesy of Emma Croman This year you started The Gut Health Clinic in London. Can you share a little about the highly specialized clinic and experts you’ve pulled together? Gut health is revolutionizing what it means to be human and how we manage many health conditions. However, it’s a new area with research emerging daily, and it can be difficult for practitioners to keep up. This is what drove me to set up The Gut Health Clinic. All our clinicians also work in gut health research at King’s College London and are fully immersed in new findings. We also see you’re very in demand as a guest speaker. Do you enjoy presenting and what are your top tips for finding your own style (and owning the stage)? I am really passionate about empowering others to take control of their health, and find that speaking opportunities provide the perfect platform to do this in an engaging way. I present the way that I like to be presented to. I try to make the science easy to digest (pardon © Dietitian Connection 7 the pun!) for people that don’t necessarily have a science background. When I’m planning a talk, I think about what will grab the audience’s attention and motivate them to learn more. The Gut Health Doctor: Eat Yourself Healthy launched in September – what inspired you to write the book? Boosting gut function is one of the most effective ways to enhance our overall health and wellbeing. I have seen this first hand in clinic, as well as in my research. Frustratingly, there is so much misinformation about gut health floating around - from probiotics to restrictive diets – it's disheartening and damaging. I wrote this book because I wanted to make an evidence- based approach accessible to everyone and to empower people with knowledge and practical advice. I want to see others realise the power and potential of their gut. article continues overleaf... "I am really passionate about empowering others to take control of their health" Infuse | December 2019