About GutAid

The

GutAid

Sisters

Hi! We are Alissa and Kristyn, two sisters who have a passion for helping people and seeing people thrive. We are all about family, fun and generally just living life to the full! Oh, wait did we mention food, food glorious food, eating, enjoying, making and discovering amazing food along the way.

Who We Are

Did you know that we’ve been around for over 20 years? 

Our parent company Lifestyle Enzymes is an Australian-owned and operated wholesale distribution business specialising in digestive enzymes. Over the past 20-plus years, we have been supplying our digestive enzymes, predominantly to health practitioners, health food stores and pharmacies.

With the increase in Gut issues, food allergies and food intolerances, we have become even more passionate over the years about helping people in this area, therein GutAid was birthed.

Where Lifestyle Enzymes works with professionals within the field, we wanted GutAid to be something ‘just for you’ the average everyday person working towards better gut health.  We walk the same road as you, with gut issues and food intolerances and GutAid allows us to go on the journey with you, sharing our stories and hearing yours.

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Alissa

Alissa

The Naturopath

Having never suffered from significant gut problems before, I had never really given much thought to gut health. During my studies to become a Naturopath, it was constantly talked about and I started to get a fascination for gut health and see the utmost importance for a healthy gut. Even for myself who had “no gut issues”, I started to notice things I hadn’t before. I noticed my skin breaking out when I ate more sugar, the bloating after pasta, the lethargy when my nutrition was lacking and so on.

After graduating as a Naturopath, I was constantly in contact with people chatting about health whether it be mental health, pregnancy, tiredness or many chronic diseases. I noticed that everyone had gut related symptoms, but many just thought that was a part of life. I started to realise I was unable to help these people with their health, without starting with their gut. My eyes were opened to the health of one’s gut being the foundation for their health.

As my passion grew, it became contagious to those around me, I wanted to help everyone. My sister Kristyn, my fellow traveller and foodie caught the bug. After struggling with gut issues since her teenage years we were adamant to fix her gut and as kids came along, we were just as passionate to see her kids be setup with a good foundation and address any gut issues that came along.

Kristyn

The Problem Child

Since age 16 I’ve battled gut issues, and after a very long journey of trying so many different things I can finally say in my thirties that I live a life of little to no issues. In everyday life I find myself having so many conversations with people about their gut issues, yes this is fun for me, and I’m constantly amazed at how many people battle in this area and have no idea what to do about it.

When my beautiful Arabella arrived, I had no idea that I was going to have to go on a very long and challenging gut journey with her. Anyone relate to trying to help a fussy toddler navigate the world of food?

So, I’m a mum that used to have gut issues, with a daughter that is on the journey to sorting her gut issues and oh did I mention my husband who was/is (can’t decide) lactose intolerant with his own set of issues! I’m living in this world every day and trying to balance all the factors whilst living the most incredible life ever.

I’m forever saying to my sister, it has to be straightforward and doable otherwise it’s not going to happen. So, lean in for what has worked for us and how to live a life not dominated by your gut.