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New Digestion App

Leah Sarich | posted Wednesday, Oct 5th, 2016


So many of us, myself included, have various problems with digestion whether it be true celiac disease, gluten or lactose intolerance or IBS. And there is a lot of evidence to suggest that digestive health is directly linked to your overall health, however, sorting out these problems with digestion can be really tricky.

But now, there’s a new app that can help that was developed right here in Calgary by University of Calgary and Mitacs researcher Justine Dowd and her team. It’s called My Healthy Gut and it’s based on the most current scientific evidence in this area.

Dowd says when people first download the app they get basic education on digestive health, then there are the top foods to eat if you’re gluten intolerant as well as supplement suggestions and a meal plan. The app also includes a diet tracker where people can enter what they’re eating and the corresponding symptoms. The app will then do a report for you which you can then go over with your health care provider or even use for your own information. There’s also an opportunity to look up foods that you might want to eat to see if they’re safe to consume.

The ultimate goal, says Dowd, is to help all people optimize their digestive health to improve their overall health and well being.

The app is available now on iTunes for IOS systems. You can also access the app through their website.




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