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You're in the right spot. You've no doubt found your way here as you're sick of struggling and looking for answers.

People often tell me they've seen many health professionals. What they’re often missing is an integrative functional medicine nutrition approach - identifying and addressing the root causes, while considering the impact of nutrition on their biochemistry, genetics, and gut health. An integrative functional medicine nutrition approach has been instrumental in my daughter and I regaining our health - read our story below!

You're not alone, I'm here for you. - Vanessa Vanderhoek, The Healthy Gut Nutritionist

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Click on the links to learn how an integrative functional nutrition approach can help you, and to access my free eBooks.

Also CLICK HERE to watch out the free videos I share on The Healthy Gut Nutritionist YouTube channel (don't forget to subscribe!).

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Constipation, bloating, diarrhea, reflux and more

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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Stomach Ache


Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

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Intestinal Permeability

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Yeast Overgrowth

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The 5 Things I Learned About My Gut Health & Energy eBook

In this eBook I've shared the top 5 things I have learned about my gut health and my client's (bloating, constipation, diarrhea), low energy, and other symptoms, so you too can finally stop searching for answers.

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The 5 Things I Wish I Knew When My Daughter Was Diagnosed with JIA eBook

In this eBook I've shared the top 5 things I wish I knew when our daughter got sick with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) so you don’t waste so much time searching for answers like we did

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The main force behind establishing The Healthy Gut Nutritionist is a deep desire to help people achieve their health goals... and get a healthy gut!

In early 2018 my young daughter woke up one day and couldn’t walk. Her knee was constantly swollen, red and hot and we spent months seeing specialists trying to work out what was wrong. At the same time she was constantly sick, with vomiting and diarrhea.

With the diagnosis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), I knew in my gut I felt that there was more that we could do to help her symptoms. I didn't know what or how, but I knew I needed to do what I could to help her. 

That’s when I decided that there HAD to be a better way. 

I made it my life’s work to study the real science about food and nutrition, and the impact it has on all the systems in our body. I spent thousands of hours researching arthritis (including JIA), inflammation, and our immune system; and the intersection with gut health, nutrition, infections, environment, and the impact of epigenetics. I spent every single day exploring with my daughter ‘what's going on in there?’. And through this journey (with the support of her amazing health practitioners, I call them her "cheer squad") I have learned about the power of functional nutrition and a healthy gut, embracing the life-changing positive impacts it's had on deep health. 

​Which led to some pretty incredible results…. My daughter regained her health. She can run, jump, climb, hop with the swelling in her knee completely eradicated. ​She is very happy and incredibly healthy.

And through this journey I also healed myself.

  • Regained my energy

  • I banished brain fog (hallelujah!)

  • Put an end to 3pm snacking

  • Got rid of daily bloating and constipation 

  • Extinguished debilitating joint pain in my wrists and ankles

  • Eliminated crippling PMS pain

  • Balanced my moods 

  • And I no longer suffer with annoying acne in my 40s - my skin glows! 

These days I enjoy glowing skin, more energy, I feel happier and healthier than ever.​ I choose a healthy lifestyle that I love.​ Whilst I've always eaten well, until my study I never knew the true power of food.

I know that a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be boring. I also know it can be hard, especially supporting children and other family members through the journey. Not having time, being confused by all the information out there, and also not knowing what suits you (or your child's) body best - I've been there too!

​I am a Integrative Functional Medicine Nutritionist who will support you and your family to optimise your health and wellbeing. My clients not only enjoy the food they eat, they love their healthy lifestyle because their symptoms reduce, they have more energy, feel and look great.

Isn’t it time that you achieved your health goals...and got a healthy gut?

Click here to book an initial consultation with me. I live in Australia but have clients around the world.

Sending you my best - Vanessa Vanderhoek, The Healthy Gut Nutritionist 

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  • Masters of Integrative Medicine (current), Southern Cross University

  • Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition, Deakin University 

  • Fellowship, Centre of Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), University of Sydney

  • Certified Functional Nutrition Practitioner, Full Body Systems

  • Chinese Nutritional Therapy Diploma, Centre of Excellence

  • Precision Nutrition, Certified Nutrition Coach

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Griffith University

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  • Member, Methylation and Genomics Institute

  • SIBO Mastery Program, The SIBO Doctor 

  • Foundations in Gut Ecology and Metabolic Modulation (G.E.M.M), Integra Nutritionals 

  • Navigating the Paediatric Gut, The SIBO Doctor

  • Mastering Gut Healing, Health Takes Guts

  • Cogence Immunology, Pure Encapsulations

  • Mold, Mast Cells & Autoimmunity: An Advanced Course of Immune Dysregulation and How to Recover the Immune System Naturally

  • Functional Testing & Dietary Planning, JCN Clinic

  • OMX Metabolomics Program, Dr Oscar Coetzee 

  • GI Microbial Assay Plus (GI-MAP) Test Program, Designs for Health

  • Hair Test Tissue Mineral Analysis Certified Practitioner, InterClinical Laboratories

  • Hair Mineral Analysis for Health Practitioners, True Health Synergy

  • Living with Gilbert's Syndrome, True Health Synergy

  • Essentials of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Beck Institute

  • Exponential Coaching, MindValley

  • Speak & Inspire, MindValley

  • Accredited Career Counselling, Coaching and Assessment Program, Bright & Associates

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“Foods either fight or feed inflammation. The trick is playing ‘the what’s going on in there? game’ and working out which does what.”

Vanessa Vanderhoek, The Healthy Gut Nutritionist

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