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Heal your gut & restore your Digestion. The G.E.M.M protocol.

The G.E.M.M protocol has been a game changer in my clinical practice, especially with clients with difficult to treat, long standing gut issues. I am proud to be a G.E.M.M accredited clinician.  

What is the G.E.M.M protocol all about?

G.E.M.M stands for Gut Ecology & Metabolic Modulation. It is a unique system of health care designed to harness the principles of Nature in helping to restore normal function to human cells.

As the function of individual cells returns to normal, so too does the function of the disordered organs.  This is very much a root cause approach.  When we restore cellular function, we can begin to heal and thrive, whatever our diagnosis may be.

GEMM is a post graduate programme for clinicians qualified in Integrative Medicine, Naturopathy, Medicine or Nutrition Science and requires additional assessment and regular annual upskilling to maintain active accreditation.

How does G.E.M.M work?

G.E.M.M harnesses the power of Nutrigenomics.  Nutrigenomics is the science that investigates how certain food molecules are like signals that ‘talk to our genes’, promoting either health or disease, depending on what foods we eat.

I will tailor your treatment program, addressing all key aspects of cellular function and deliver it in stages to suit your lifestyle and capacity to make changes. As you progress through the G.E.M.M. stages, you will find symptoms disappearing as your overall state of health improves.

Even if you don’t have a lot of gut symptoms, I will ask a lot of digestive questions because the digestive system and its underlying immune network are the starting point for addressing a whole range of common disorders.

The cells of the Gut-Immune Network send thousands of biochemical signals throughout the body, normalising the function of many cells in other parts of the body. When your cells are functioning at their peak, your body can begin to repair itself.


Some of The Core Principals of G.E.M.M that align with my practice.

G.E.M.M is the perfect combination of science and nature. 

All aspects of the G.E.M.M. Protocol have their foundation in peer-reviewed scientific evidence.  The nutrigenomically active G.E.M.M. products (supplements to go alongside your nutritional recommendations) are based on food-derived ingredients that clinical trials demonstrate efficacy.  

G.E.M.M focuses on inclusion, not exclusion with nutrition.

G.E.M.M. promotes a Diet of Inclusion, not exclusion. A few foods may need to
be excluded initially when embarking on G.E.M.M, but the ultimate aim of the G.E.M.M.
Protocol is to encourage a diverse array of minimally-processed whole foods to nourish each and every cell in the body.  It is my job to help you achieve this.

G.E.M.M has a food first approach.

The G.E.M.M. Protocol addresses the root causes of ill-health through optimising the
function of all human cells. The Food-First philosophy of the G.E.M.M Protocol is
designed to educate and sustain long-term food and lifestyle changes to empower your own self-care and prevention of future illness.

G.E.M.M is gentle, there is no killing off phase even with gut infections like H.Pylori or with S.I.B.O for example

Rather than trying to micro-manage individual microbes within your gut, G.E.M.M
utilises foods that allow the gut cells to ‘decide’ on the correct microbial balance. This
approach means that your native bacterial flora can flourish whilst the undesirable
species are out-competed; gradually the appropriate balance is restored.  

The Nutrigenomic approach of G.E.M.M creates an environment where we can harness our own cellular defense’s i.e when the gut lining is restored it will secrete its own antimicrobials.  Our bodies truly are amazing and given the right environment can heal.

Can G.E.M.M help with …..?

As mentioned, G.E.M.M is a root cause approach, working at a cellular level so it can help restore health regardless of your diagnosis.  When you look at hormonal health for example one of the core products in the G.E.M.M protocol also happens to also be the best supporter of phase II liver detoxification around. Many people have overactive phase I detox (when estrogen and toxins are made easier for the body to remove but more volatile) and sluggish phase II.

Phase II detoxification is where the plug gets pulled on toxins (and used hormones like estrogen) so G.E.M.M is fantastic for PMS, Perimenopause, Endometriosis (estrogen upregulates lesions and there is a microbial theory for Endometriosis) and more.

 Restoring cellular health is going to help, no matter what your diagnosis


If you are keen to get started with G.E.M.M you can learn more about working together here. Together, we’ll uncover the root causes of your health challenges and develop a personalised plan to support your unique needs and goals.

You can expect an In-depth assessment and thorough evaluation of your health history, current dietary habits, lifestyle factors, and any specific concerns you may have and personalised recommendations based on the assessment.

I’ll create a tailored nutrition and lifestyle plan encompassing the power of the G.E.M.M protocol designed to address your individual needs, nourish your body, and support your overall well-being. You will receive ongoing Support on your journey to optimal health and I will provide guidance, and motivation to help you stay on track and achieve your health goals.

Unlock your true healing potential with the G.E.M.M Protocol.

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Julie McGill

Holistic Clinical Nutritionist helping Women thrive naturally through Hormonal Shifts.

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