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Learn to trust your gut – WIN vip tickets to the Trust Your Gut Roadshow

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Trust your Gut

Win Tickets to the Trust Your Gut Roadshow

Did you know a staggering 65% of us will experience uncomfortable gut symptoms – such as bloating, cramping, gas or unexplained tiredness – in any three-month period, yet many of us will not do anything about it?A few of us will explain it away as being diet related or due to stress. Some will Google ‘irritable bowel syndrome’ or put it down to ‘not being as young or as fit as we used to be’. Even fewer of us will ask our GP about our symptoms. But in many cases that ‘gut feeling’ you may have that

A few of us will explain it away as being diet related or due to stress. Some will Google ‘irritable bowel syndrome’ or put it down to ‘not being as young or as fit as we used to be’. Even fewer of us will ask our GP about our symptoms. But in many cases that ‘gut feeling’ you may have that
something is not right, is worth trusting.

Bringing together some of Australia’s leading health and wellbeing experts, this February The Jodi Lee Foundation is raising awareness about unhealthy bowel symptoms, when to act on them, and the steps you can take to lead a healthier life.

The Trust Your Gut roadshow is coming to a capital city near you next week and Balance has six tickets in each city to give away!

To win a free ticket to the show, just tell us in the comments below why you want to go, which session you want to attend and who you’ll take.

Join celebrity GP Ginni Mansberg, dietitian Themis Chryssidis and leading nutritionist Sally Joseph for an interactive discussion on the potential causes of uncomfortable bowel symptoms, when to act on them, and the steps you can take to lead a healthier life.

The panel will discuss the importance of ‘trusting your gut’ when it comes to bowel health.

Casey Beros – health journalist and host of Channel 10’s new daily health program Everyday Health – will facilitate the roadshow events.

Casey will keep this dynamic session interactive and informative, ensuring that there are plenty of opportunities to ask questions of the panel throughout the evening.

Also launching as part of the Trust Your Gut initiative is a downloadable symptom checker based in research undertaken by Curtin University. Available on the website this tool can be completed and taken to your GP.

Statistically, it’s unlikely your bowel symptoms will be caused by bowel cancer, especially if you are under 50 years of age. The critical thing with bowel cancer is to catch it early.

Acting quickly when you first notice symptoms is key because over 90% of cases can be successfully treated if
diagnosed before the cancer spreads.

Most bowel symptoms are caused by less serious conditions, with 40% of gastroenterologist consultations being due to irritable bowel syndrome, and many simply diet related. Identifying the underlying cause and treating it will improve your overall wellbeing.

For many people, simple dietary modifications can alleviate symptoms within a few short weeks.

“The majority of patients who have consulted me suffer some form of digestive related issue. The Trust Your Gut initiative is a conversation starter to get people thinking about gut health, what signs to look for and when to act,” comments Sally Joseph.

Continues Themis Chryssidis, “symptoms do not necessarily suggest there is major cause for concern, it’s simply better to be safe than sorry. Being proactive about your health is the best chance of being treated effectively. Trust Your Gut turns the attention to an area of the body that was previously underrated and is now gaining a lot of momentum. Gut health is a hot topic right now.”

You know your body better than anyone. If you think something’s not right The Jodi Lee Foundation urges you to trust your gut and speak to your GP. It might just save your life.
So if in doubt, check it out.

For more information go to: http://www.gutfeelings.org.au
The Trust Your Gut Roadshow runs in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide from 20 – 23
February.

To win a  free ticket to the show, just tell us in the comments below why you want to go, which session you want to attend and who you’ll take.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from EventBrite.

Roadshow dates

Sydney, Monday 20th February  @ Royal Randwick Racecourse 6pm to 7.30pm

Brisbane, Tuesday 21st February @ Brisbane State Library 6pm to 7.30pm

Melbourne, Wednesday 22rd February @ Hawthorne Arts Centre 6pm to 7.30pm

Adelaide, Thursday 23rd February @ Adelaide Conention Centre 6pm to 7.30pm

Balance Team

This article was written by the brains trust of Balance . We are a talented team of writers and contributors with real life experience and a passion for finding balance.

18 Comments

  1. Gayna Murphy

    February 15, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I would really love to attend the Sydney event. I tried to use the link above but unfortunately it does not work. I am very interested in gut health, suffer from a few issues with my health, have early stages of leukemia. So have to be careful with what I eat so that gut issues don’t flare up and change the white count blood levels. Can you send through the link again. thankyou.

    • Megan Houston

      Megan Houston

      February 15, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Hi Gayna,

      We’ll send you details on email for your free ticket.

      Cheers
      Megan

  2. Anita harwood

    February 15, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Trusting my gut saved my life when I was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 39. Any advice on post cancer nutrition would be awesome. I’d attend the Brisbane session with my bestie. ?

    • Megan Houston

      Megan Houston

      February 16, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Hi Anita, thanks for sharing your story. So glad you listened to your gut! Tickets coming your way via email. Cheers Megan

  3. Sandy Barker

    February 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Just got back from a vaginal ultrasound – all clear (thank goodness) The colonoscopy was just before Christmas – all clear (thank goodness). I have intermittent pain and no known cause. It’s debilitating and baffling. I have lived like this for decades. I just want to feel well for more than a day or two. I’d attend Melbourne with my best friend.

    • Megan Houston

      Megan Houston

      February 19, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Hi Sandy. Congratulations on the all clear from the tests. That must be a huge relief but still frustrating to have no answer to your pain. I hope this helps. Sending an email now to give you instructions on how to claim your ticket.

  4. Jennifer

    February 18, 2017 at 9:08 am

    I was recently diagnosed with Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) which is a chronic, allergic inflammatory disease of the esophagus. I have been following the FODMAP diet which has helped. However I am still learning about gut health and would very much like to attend the Mekbourne event.

    • Megan Houston

      Megan Houston

      February 19, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Sorry to hear about your diagnosis Jennifer. I hope this event helps. Email on the way with instructions on how to claim your tickets

  5. Melinda murray

    February 18, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I would love to attend the gut session in sydney . My son and i suffer from so many gut problems and i could reaaly benefit from some help and guidance .

    • Megan Houston

      Megan Houston

      February 19, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Hi Melinda, sending you an email now so you can claim your tickets. Cheers.

  6. Sandra

    February 18, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Hi I’d love to go as my daughter who I would take to this follows a low fodmap diet and I think I may have something similar as I have a lot of tummy pain at times. I’d love to attend the Hawthorn session.

    Thanks!

    Sandra

    • Megan Houston

      Megan Houston

      February 19, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Hi Sandra, email coming your way with how to claim your VIP tickets.

  7. Sharron

    February 19, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Hi . I would love to go to the Brisbane show with my daughter. My gut has been very ‘unhappy’ for about 10 years since I had chemo. I’ve had a colonoscopy, all fine but the dr told me to just take Epsom salts for my symptoms but they make me feel yuck . My daughter is complaining of similar symptoms . I would love to take h

    • Megan Houston

      Megan Houston

      February 19, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks Sharron for sharing. Email coming your way with instructions on how to claim the tickets

  8. Jo Herbig

    February 20, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Hi my name is Jo and I would love to attend the Adelaide event with my husband. Following a serious illness in 2015 I studied Integrative Nutrition and now my mission is to help others be the “best keeper of their own body”. I am an advocate of food being medicine and am keen to address problems starting in the GUT.

  9. Joyce Rawson

    February 22, 2017 at 10:43 am

    I’ll take my husband who has many antibiotics each day but I’d love to come as I have IBS my doctor thinks Am seeing a gastro enterologist today but prefer no medical intervention as I love Deborah Huttons looks and passion ,regards Joyce Rawson

    • Megan Houston

      Megan Houston

      February 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      Hi Joyce,
      I’m sending you an email now. You’ll need to claim the tickets by COB today.

      Cheers
      Megan

  10. Joyce Rawson

    February 22, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Am in Adelaide SA

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