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Gut Ecology and Metabolic Modulation (G.E.M.M.)

Introducing the G.E.M.M Protocol

G.E.M.M. was developed by experienced Nutritional Biochemist, Dr Christine Houghton PhD., B.Sc., R. Nutr. after 30 years in clinical practice, and extensive research into the complexities of digestive health and the intricate connections that link the gut to every other system of the body. 

An Innovative Approach to Health

G.E.M.M. adopts an innovative approach in its goal to mimic the way Mother Nature restores our health. This is quite different from popular approaches which aggressively target unwanted bacteria and other undesirable gut microbes. By contrast, G.E.M.M. is both gentle and very effective, supporting the inbuilt defence and repair processes within our cells. By understanding Nature’s own inbuilt cellular defence processes, G.E.M.M clinicians can directly target gut-immune abnormalities. It is these abnormalities that directly lead to the inflammation so typical of gut and immune disorders.

The Power of our ‘Friendly’ Bacteria


What has emerged relatively recently in our understanding is that the ‘friendly’ – or commensal bacteria – and other microbes living in a healthy digestive tract are absolutely essential for the human immune system to function normally. Knowing this has completely changed the way clinicians must focus on treating both digestive and immune-related disorders. These immune disorders include susceptibility to infection, allergy, autoimmunity, food intolerances and generalised inflammation in the gut and throughout the body.

The essential elements of the sciences of Cell Biology, Immunology, Microbiology and Nutrigenomics have been incorporated into an approach that harnesses the inbuilt processes of our cells. As we say, “The science is complex; the implementation is simple

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