THP 028: How travelling to foriegn countries can lead to chronic digestive issues with bella lindemann

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Bella Lindemann is a Functional Nutrition Practitioner who helps people with chronic digestive issues. She specialises in helping people that have developed these issues after travelling to a developing country.

In this episode, we talk about the years of struggle Bella had with her health after a nasty food poisoning event in Africa. It was only after finding a functional medicine practitioner that she was able to move in the right direction and start seeing some results. Her journey back to full health took five years and included her remodelling every aspect of her life.

After recovering her health, Bella went on to study functional medicine and is now helping others get their health back. We spend a lot of time talking about what you can do leading up to a trip, what to do to avoid getting sick when travelling, and what to do if you do get sick, and how to return to full health once home.

  • Today's Guest

Bella Lindermann

In this conversation Bella talks about how a food poisoning event in Africa lead to years of terrible health. 


Bella Lindermann 

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  • TOPICS Discussed

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0:52 – How Bella became a health consultant
3:43 – What was the timeframe from the food poisoning event to your health deteriorating significantly?
5:59 – What dietary changes did you make to try and recover your health?
8:20 – How many doctors Bella saw before getting some answers
9:04 – Tracey Randell IBS Clinic in the UK
13:10 – How long did it take to recover your health once you had identified some of the underlying causes?
15:25 – The diet that worked best for Bella when she was really unwell with a lot of digestive discomforts
19:16 – After recovering her health Bella studied Functional Diagnostic Nutrition
20:33 – Alison Vickery on Histamine Intolerance
21:40 – The Travel Belly Bible
22:09 – Preparing to visit a developing country
23:16 – Water purification products: Lifestraw straw and water bottle,
Fill2Pure stainless steel water bottle with filter
30:35 – Steps to take to prevent getting sick and what to do if you do
32:35 – What symptoms you should look out for after returning from a trip and what to do if you are not feeling well
39:17 – What the process of working with Bella looks like
47:46 – Nirala Jacobi’s podcast, The SIBO Doctor
50:37 – Jesse Lindemann –


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