Gut Health

Understand the digestive system and build personalised gut restoration programs to reduce unwanted gastrointestinal symptoms

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Scientific references
More than 40% of the global population suffers from digestive symptoms
The global digestive health market is expected to reach $90 billion by 2031
A majority of hunger hormones are produced in gut cells
Up to 60% of the population may suffer from reflux at least once a week
In the US alone, nearly 50 million people get sick from foodborne illness each year
In our 2022 survey, 94.8% respondents said Gut Restoration is extremely relevant for you and your clients
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We developed this advanced certification because of questions we get all the time at The Health Sciences Academy, like:

  • “Why do I suffer from painful stomach cramps after eating?”

  • “I have a client with symptoms so painful or potentially embarrassing that they are often unable to work or leave the house. How can I help?”

  • “Why do I wake up in the morning feeling bloated and full?”

  • “I keep seeing ‘leaky gut’ mentioned online. But what is that really?”

  • “Why I do feel my stomach is full and expanded after eating, and yet I am still hungry?”

  • “I have a client who is a competitive athlete and wants to always be at the top of their game. But they sometimes get cramps, gas, bloating, or other symptoms where they can’t train or compete at their best. What can I do to help them?”

(Yes, we get questions like these even from medical doctors and university-trained dietitians and nutritionists).
Questions like these inspired us to bring practical science directly to those who want to help clients with their gut health in the right way.
This advanced training is our combined know-how in gut health, the microbiome, and molecular nutrition.
If you want to help your client identify what may be contributing to unwanted gut symptoms, we believe you need to understand the science of nutrition, metabolism, digestion, and the microbiome.
So how do you do it?
Fortunately, that’s exactly what you’re about to learn.

Did you know that more than 40% of the population worldwide suffers from digestive symptoms?

…And many of these individuals may not even know what’s contributing to their feeling bloated, stomach discomfort, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal cramps, diarrhoea, or constipation.
While some may just suffer through their symptoms, others may be unnecessarily removing entire food groups from their diet out of fear of a sensitivity.
And this can actually increase risk for more symptoms because they may be lacking essential vitamins and minerals!
This means that gut restoration nutritional advisors must gain a profound, science-based insight that they can use to help clients PROFICIENTLY. Particularly if they want to stand out and be leaders in this field.
This scientific insight includes being able to assess someone’s unique food sensitivities and nutritional needs.

That's where YOU can make a difference.

When you become a certified Advanced Gut Restoration Nutritional Advisor, you’ll know how to custom build personalised 4-step gut restoration programs based on proven scientific methods..
…and you’ll be able to confidently address issues and answer questions such as:
  • What does “leaky gut” really mean?
  • How is the gut connected to the brain?
  • What is the 4R gut restoration program and how can you use this to help a client improve their gut health?
  • How is it possible to undertake an elimination diet WITHOUT increasing risk of nutrient deficiencies?
  • What are the benefits of the microbiome and how can you help a client keep a healthy bacteria balance?
  • What are the most common food items which may be causing harm to the gut and those which may help to repair damage?
  • How can you help a client remove problem foods and replace them with nutrient-rich options?

70 units • 90 CPD hours • videos • workbooks

Get evaluation tools to personalise programs

  • Assessments to evaluate dietary and lifestyle habits
  • Worksheets to plan personalised diets
  • Tracking tools to monitor progress
  • Step-by-step guides to implement eating plans
  • Nutrient and shopping lists
  • Food planners
  • Plus much more!
You’ll get our entire scientific framework to custom-build gut restoration plans… including client assessments with action steps, planners, trackers, food charts, and checklists to use in your practice. This way, no one will doubt your competence in this space ever again!

Discover the science behind factors contributing to poor gut health

  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Excess body fat and obesity
  • Hunger hormones
  • Food sensitivities, allergies, and intolerances
  • Gluten
  • Sugar and FODMAPs
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Medications
  • Physical activity
  • Dysbiosis
  • Stress levels
  • Sleep quality
  • And more!

Learn to help a client repair their gut and maintain their new gut health for the long-term

We’ll show you how to perform health risk assessments to evaluate levels of gut discomfort, and whether certain foods such as high-fat, high-sugar, high-salt, processed, gluten-containing foods may be exacerbating gut symptoms.
You’ll also learn how to help your client keep a food and symptoms diary, and how you can analyse it. In this way, you can evaluate which nutritional factors may be contributing to their symptoms, and track how their symptoms improve over their program with you.
Once you complete your training, you’ll also understand that our genetic makeup may play a role in our gut health, but that daily choices have a larger influence.

Build a personalised 4-step gut restoration program

The 4R program is a commonly used strategy for restoring gut health, and various practitioners already use it.
However, it is not always implemented effectively!
In this certification, we’ll be delving into the science and using the latest research, in order to maximise this program’s potential.
You’ll also be receiving the practical tools, assessments, trackers, to help you give your client the tools they need to support their gut health.
By the end of this training, you’ll be able to build a personalised 4-step gut restoration program considering an individual’s own triggers to:
  • remove excesses,
  • replace losses,
  • repopulate the gut, and
  • repair damage.

Support a client through a food elimination and reintroduction

You’ll also be provided with all the necessary tools to help a client through a food elimination, reintroduction, rotation diet while limiting potential nutrient deficiency risks.
This includes the following practical tools:
  • Elimination Planner™
  • Reintroduction Planner™
  • My Rotation calendar™
  • Eliminated Nutrients Replacer™
  • Gut Diet Planning Workbook™

3 BONUS Modules included!

Your first Bonus Module summaries the science of 8 different gut conditions: GERD, gastritis, coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, IBS, and haemorrhoids. You’ll also be provided with the Digestive Doctor Visit Guide™ so your client can get the most out of a visit to their gastroenterologist or other medical doctors.
Your second Bonus Module examines 7 different digestive cancers: oesophageal cancer, gastric cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, gallbladder cancer, small bowel cancer, colorectal cancer. It also includes a guide to help a client when visiting an oncologist: the Guide for Visiting an Oncologist™.
While you CANNOT diagnose or attempt to diagnose medical conditions, prescribe treatment, dispense, or replace a doctor’s advice, you CAN work in collaboration with a medical doctor and help them to prepare for a visit to a medical doctor in regards to their digestive symptoms.
Your third Bonus Module investigates microbiome testing, examining the latest science in this new area, how do we know which strains of bacteria are in our own guts? And in what ratios? A number of companies claim to be able to answer these questions and provide information from disease risks to specifically tailored diet plans. But do these companies’ claims stand up to scrutiny, or are they promising too much?

When you join, you'll also get:

  • Unlimited 24/7 access to your course lessons
  • PDF files for all key materials – you can open, save or print these at your convenience
  • Ready-to-use templates for your clients: assessments, nutrient swap guides, meal planners, food diaries, health questionnaires, and legal forms
  • Interactive, automatically graded online quizzes which you need to complete before moving onto your next module
  • A fully automatically graded final exam (Score > 80% and you have passed…. No retake fees!)
  • Interactive questionnaires and polls – add your voice and see what your fellow students say
  • SKILLS LAB™ – guided field tasks, learning tasks, worksheets, idea banks creation, and more. Instantly apply what you learn and stay motivated by comparing how your classmates are doing!
  • Video training in key modules, with guided learning tasks and practical workbooks
  • Glossary, conversions guide, and additional resources with examples, science or reference research
  • Instant PDF certificate upon completion, signed and dated by your certification director
  • Achievement badge to display on your website, business card, and marketing materials 24/7 access to the Learner Services portal
  • Over 1,200 scientific references, links to journals, and additional resources so you can expand your knowledge even further!
  • 3 BONUS modules
  • And none of it expires!

Who is this certification for?

This advanced training is for you if…
  • You’re suffering from unwanted digestive symptoms and want to feel better…
  • You’re a nutritional advisor or coach and want to know how to assess symptom severity and frequency, evaluate disease risk for medical referral, track intakes, rotations, and symptoms, and build personalised strategies for each client while improving your income...
  • You work in corporate wellness and want to help employees be more productive and take fewer sick days due to their gut symptoms…
  • You’re in the food and drink formulation and production area and want to learn about formulation of gut-supporting products, including dietary fibre, prebiotics, and probiotic-rich foods, drinks, and supplements…
  • You’re new to nutrition and want to start up a gut restoration practice…
  • You’re a medical professional and want to sharpen your clinical skills with specialised knowledge while earning your CPD…

Learn from any device!

  • Touch-friendly
  • No installation of other software required
  • Uses HTML5 and CSS3 (no Flash)
  • Loads quickly even over slow connections
  • Automatically adjusts for mobile devices

Get certified without delay

Upon graduation you’ll have instant access to your very own Certificate in PDF format, issued in your name, signed and dated. You can save it, print it or share it with someone else.

Skills Lab™ : Instantly apply your knowledge!

Practise the techniques taught in your certification before seeing real clients through guided field tasks, practical assignments, questionnaires, idea banks creation, and games. Learn how your classmates are doing and stay motivated!


This certification has helped me perfect my meal delivery services. I am now offering meal packages to help corporate clients better manage their gut symptoms at work. They love it.
Impressive number of client tools, giving me a huge confidence boost. I am already using this advanced knowledge with clients in my nutrition practice. Thank you!
The client materials and session handouts are exceptional, science-backed, and my clients are happily taking their completed forms to their doctors. Everything I use from the certification makes me look professional and competent in front of my medical connections.

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