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Choosing to see Matt was the best decision I’ve made, regarding my health. I was at a complete loss, with terrible digestive problems, pain and brain fog symptoms which were affecting my life, work, and happiness. I didn’t have a lot of faith that I could be fixed, a feeling I’m sure anyone who suffers with chronic digestive issues can understand – it just felt like there was so much going on that it would be impossible to identify and fix a concrete problem.

However, Matt’s logical, friendly, understanding and very detailed approach of testing and healing meant that he identified everything that was wrong and how we needed to fix it. I am over the moon! I am now symptom free and have my life back. I highly recommend going to see Matt.

Sarah

I got an infection in my stomach from something I’ve been exposed to or ate, then my life changed dramatically afterwards!
I used to eat everything & had no problems with food or digestion until this infection, I then suddenly stopped digesting food, it would sit there for days, ferment and cause severe chronic constipation & bloating associated with extreme pain. I couldn’t eat properly which had a significant affect on my personal life, work, concentration & pretty much everything.

I have been to many doctors & done many tests with only disappointment & no improvement. I was desperate & depressed, my life turned upside down until i searched the internet & found information about Matt and the Digestive Wellness Clinic and only then when I started to see light at the end of the tunnel after I was told that I’d just have to live like this, something I refused to believe.

Matt diagnosed me with SIBO and that explained the fatigue, nutrients malabsorption and all the symptoms I was experiencing. Matt put me on a treatment program of natural supplements and diet that I followed with his support and guidance throughout the journey. I started noticing improvements after about 2 months and after 6 months I could say that i was completely back to normal. Matt was always very supportive & responsive to my queries, always calm, always positive and reassuring. He gave me strength to keep going and complete the journey until full recovery, until i got my life back! I’m back to cycling, I’ve got much more energy now to spend good time with the family, to work properly and do whatever I want!

I would recommend Matt to those who suffer from any gut issue & all those who reached dead ends and tried everything without success. Matt is knowledgeable and experienced, he customises the treatment according to one’s conditions and needs. He is very understanding, caring and a true professional!

Dina

After receiving treatment and testing  from Matthew Douglas, almost all my symptoms have resolved. I did suffer from sudden weight loss, anxiety, depression, disturbed sleep, IBS and many more embarrassing symptoms, my life was in a painful mess, physically and mentally. Matthew recommended I take a comprehensive stool test which I did and the test had proven I had a very bad Candida and Klebsiella overgrowth after a very strong antibiotics treatment a year before for a parasite Blastocystis Hominis and unhealthy diet habits. The Blasto was gone but I had let the bad yeast and bacteria in by killing most of my good bacteria.  I thought I would have to live with these symptoms for the rest of my life. The Digestive Wellness Clinic has turned my life around and I have not had this much energy in years along with healthy weight gain that has also improved my gym work outs. The biggest wow factor for me is I no longer have anxiety or depression which I have had most of my adult life!  If I could recommend one thing is that you will need patience and a lot of will power and you will get your life back. I have also been very well educated by Matt on how to live a healthy life with good diet habits and probiotics. I have my life back!!

Nigel

 

During a holiday in Vietnam 2 years ago I picked up two parasites (D. Fragilis and Blastocystis hominis) which were causing:

  • frequent diarrhoea and abdominal pain
  • general fatigue
  • bouts of a strange tingling/vibration through my body

I had been on gluten free diet for 4 years at this stage and had been having episodes that were like hypoglycaemia with feelings of extreme hunger followed by sweating/dizziness that were resolved with juice or a gluten free snack bar.

Over a period of 18 months my GP and Gastroenterologist had treated me with 5 different courses of antibiotics, most of them combination courses, one with 4 drugs at once which made me feel more unwell than the parasites.  These managed to get rid of the Blastocystis but not the D. Fragilis and my symptoms were unchanged.

I was feeling really fed up with the ongoing diarrhoea, fatigue and general unwellness.

After 6 months of treatment with Matt I am now parasite and symptom free.  I have more energy and my partner has commented that the “old me” is now back again.

I am no longer getting the strange vibrations or the hypoglycaemic episodes.  I’m also introducing small amounts of gluten back into my diet eating sourdough bread with no ill effects.

It was a difficult 6 months of treatment as the diet was very restrictive (especially over Christmas), but it was absolutely worth it!  Not only have the parasites gone, but my overall gut health is vastly improved.

Matt is a great practitioner and I would highly recommend him.  His knowledge of gut health is extensive and his treatments work.  He is very professional and is a great educator, providing detailed explanations so that you understand what’s happening He’s also really supportive throughout the treatment, responding very quickly to any queries and questions.

Sally

I was experiencing consistent, continuous bloating, urgent bowel movements, brain fog, always tired, emotional. I knew something was just not right even though i ate ‘healthily’ and my lifestyle was pretty good, I was always anxious and stressed because of my symptoms and avoided places.

Now after seeing Matt and following the treatments all of the symptoms are gone! We rebalanced my gut flora, got rid of the nasties and boosted the good guys, and I was just more informed on what to look out for with regards food. It took time and discipline but so worth it! I got my life back…plain and simple.

I was so distressed when I first met Matt and was at my wits end doing my own research, attempts to self cure. I remember asking him: ‘so will we just get to a point where I can manage my symptoms?’ Matt gave me a quizzical look and said ‘No, we’ll sort this’. And we did!

Catherine

For years I was struggling with my digestive health. I had pain when eating  bloating, cramps and I wasn’t absorbing what I was eating. I tried many different alternative health therapies but none of them gave me lasting results. I was at a point where I felt I couldn’t heal. I thought it would take years, and that I would never be able to eat wheat or dairy again.
 
After treatment with Matt my digestion is completely different! I can eat moderate amounts of wheat and dairy without pain. All the meals I eat digest easily –  I don’t get cramps, bloating or pain anymore during or after eating. My biggest improvement was not having flatulence during the day!
These changes make me feel more confident in myself. I feel that I can wear the clothes I want to wear without worrying about bloating. My energy levels have improved so I feel better throughout the day. I feel more alive, happy and generally get more out of my day.

Matt is so lovely to work with. He is very kind and takes the time to analyze all of your symptoms. The food plan is easy to follow and Matt takes into account your dietary preferences. I had a great experience working with Matt and his support through the whole process will not be forgotten.

Claudia

I came to Matt because I have Hashimotos disease, and I wanted to get my antibodies down (they were well over 1000, and had been for years). Though Hashis is a thyroid disease, I believe the root cause, in my case, has stemmed from my gut. In addition to digestive issues, my biggest symptom was brain fog and fatigue. After a bunch of tests, we discovered that I have SIBO, and Matt set up a treatment plan. Within 5 months of addressing the SIBO, my antibodies dropped to 190 (from over 1000!). If they continue to drop then I’ll be heading into remission, much to my GPs disbelief. My brain fog has lifted, and as corny as it sounds, I feel like a different person energy wise. Matt was the first health professional who helped me search for the root cause of my symptoms, rather than just putting a “bandaid” on them, and I am so grateful for his guidance. I would highly recommended Matt, if you have any underlying gut issues. He might make you give up wine temporarily, but he’s a nice guy!

Indiah

Matt is very personable and has a lovely manner. He is very knowledgeable in human anatomy and the digestive system. He takes time to thoroughly get to know you as a person and your symptoms and puts together an appropriate individual plan. Matt will guide you to positive results through embracing a new approach to nutrition. In my case, conventional medicine couldn’t help, but Matt’s Naturopathic approach did. Thank you Matt for your help!

Julie

I came to see Matt with a long list of symptoms that I intuitively knew were related to poor gut health. My symptoms included: brain fog which consisted of an inability to concentrate, poor memory and a general cognitive slowness; chronic fatigue which consisted of perpetual tiredness and absolutely no energy; chronic stomach pains, reflux and gas; and irregular bowel movements. Overall, I felt physically exhausted and extremely unwell when I first came to see Matt. My immune system was also weak which meant that I was vulnerable to catching any kind of bug going around. After committing to the treatment plan Matt set out for me, which continued over a period of around 6-7 months, I can honestly say that I am now cured and no longer suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned above.  I haven’t felt this healthy for years – I feel amazing! I would highly recommend Matt to anyone who is experiencing poor gut health. He is incredibly knowledgeable and uses an evidence based approach to healing. He is able to discover the root cause of symptoms so that treatment can be tailored to combating the problem at its source. I can now move forward with a quality of life that I was unable to achieve – due to chronic illness – for so long and this is something that I am immensely grateful for.

Thanks again for everything. I honestly do feel amazing!

Dennielle

The Digestive Wellness Clinic
12 Junction St Woollahra, NSW 2025 Tel: (02) 8001 6344