Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian with a focus on plant-based nutrition and gut health.
Desiree runs a nutrition consulting practice with a focus on complex, chronic digestive and inflammatory disease and plant-based approaches to optimal health. She is the author of multiple books, the latest being her new cookbook on gut health, Good For Your Gut: A Plant-based Digestive Health Guide and Nourishing Recipes for Living Well.
As the host of the evidence-informed wellness podcast, The Allsorts Podcast, she interviews leading experts on topics such as gut health, plant-based nutrition, and more.
I hope you find this conversation as fascinating and informative as I did. Gut health is complicated and as impactful as the food we feed our gut microbiome is, it’s far from the full picture. We discuss the impact of stress and poor mental well-being on our gut health, the importance of routine and other non-food related tips to maintain optimal gut health.
So far as the deliciousness? Desiree’s approach is to focus on what to eat as opposed to what to avoid or eliminate. It’s about making food joyful and abundant, as evidenced by the 90 deliciously nourishing recipes in Good For Your Gut.
Please enjoy this conversation on, Good For Your Gut and Plant-based Approaches to Optimal Gut Health with Desiree Nielsen.
- Desiree’s personal journey to a plant-based lifestyle and to helping others take control of their health.
- Why digestive health issues like IBS, IBD, Coeliac and SIBO are on the rise globally.
- The connect with mental health / mental well-being and our gut health.
- Your gut LOVES routine.
- Desiree’s core nutrition philosophy and what the science says about how to eat to protect your gut.
- The things we can do to prevent gut issues when transitioning to a vegan diet.
- Desiree’s Daily 3.
- Bloating is complicated!
- Things that happen naturally with age that negatively impact the way our gut functions.
- Desiree is a passionate advocate for evidence-based integrative approaches to nutrition – are there any myths / misconceptions she finds particularly frustrating?
- Non-food related tips to maintain optimal gut health.
- How to, Create a better bathroom routine.
- Desiree’s book: Good For Your Gut with more than 90 deliciously nourishing recipes for living well.
As I mentioned, the quality of information Desiree is putting out into the world is impressive which you likely gathered from this chat. I absolutely recommend you connect with her via desireerd.com. She has a NEW book coming out in April 2024!
Something we didn’t get to touch on that Desiree talks about frequently is the difference between Common and Normal. Sadly it is extremely common today to struggle with gut issues. That does not mean it’s normal. And it does not mean the debilitating discomfort needs to continue.
There is so much we can do to take control of our gut health and accordingly our overall health. Perhaps it starts with a book like Good For Your Gut, which is impressively judgement free while advocating for a plant-based lifestyle. Or perhaps it starts with a free resource like The All sorts Podcast.
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Also, for improved sleep, Desiree recommend a combination of magnesium glycinate and l-threonine.
That’s it for this week in Healthification.
However, have you checked out my Plant Positive Journal yet?
I am so very proud of this stunning journal. There is now also a fillable PDF version available for immediate download so wherever you are in the world you can still get Plant Positive with me!
If you are plant-based curious. Or already vegan and need a healthier approach to the lifestyle.
In this daily journal you will learn how to consistently prioritise food, exercise and other healthy habits that build on each other to have a compounding and lasting effect.
To help you create a BODY and LIFE you LOVE by successfully managing your TIME and your MIND.
It makes a great gift to YOU!
Or, for the loved one who is plant-based curious or who has been a valuable vegan ally to you.
You can check out the printed version HERE:
Plus, the fillable PDF HERE:
Importantly, the journal follows a twelve month format however is not dated so it is perfect to use at ANY time of the year.
With love and gratitude plant friends.
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