Ep. 15 - From Gut to Glory: Unearthing the Hidden Link Between Stress and Gut Health with Farzanah Nasser



Episode 15.

Farzanah Nasser is a nutritional therapist and certified functional medicine practitioner with a special interest in Hashimoto’s disease and the gut microbiome. She helps women overcome their gut and thyroid symptoms using a powerful combination of cutting-edge lab testing, natural therapies and lifestyle medicine. Farzanah works with her clients to get to the root cause of their symptoms, enabling her to apply targeted nutritional support, all of which is evidence-based.  

In this episode, Nicole invites Farzanah onto the show to talk about her own journey with autoimmunity and how stress was a key trigger in her symptoms. They discuss the link between stress, gut health, PCOS and endometriosis. Farzanah ends the episode by sharing her top 5 tips for managing stress in everyday life, and simple diet changes we can implement immediately to start balancing our gut health for the long-term!

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Episode Timestamps


Farzanah’s personal journey with autoimmunity


Why implementing the foundations is absolutely crucial


What happens to our bodies when we’re stressed


The practices Farzanah puts in place to manage stress


Your gut has an impact on every single area of the body


Farzanah’s tips for integrating anti-inflammatory/immune supporting foods into your diet


Farzanah’s view on probiotics


Probiotics in kids and how to incorporate probiotic foods into their diet (without them knowing!)


The connection between gut health and stress with PCOS and endometriosis


Farzanah’s 5 top tips for managing stress and balancing your gut health

“If you’re not looking at the gut, you’re missing a big part of what could be going on.”


Essential learnings from this episode…

Why it’s absolutely vital to always get to the root cause of your symptoms

If you’re not looking at the gut, you’re missing a big part of what could be going on within

The link between stress, gut health, PCOS and endometriosis

Farzanah’s tips for integrating anti-inflammatory/immune supporting foods into your diet

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Functional Medicine Practitioner
Registered Nutritional Therapist BANT CNHC
Registered Nutritionist BANT
Podcast Host – The Goode Health Podcast
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Founder of The Goode Health Clinic – WINNER Best Functional Medicine Clinic UK 2023 

Nicole is one of the UK’s leading voices on immune health and optimal health, a specialist in autoimmune diseases, further specialised into thyroid, brain and fatigue conditions and optimising health for ambitious high achiever’s. Providing bespoke, personalised functional medicine programmes for clients worldwide.

Nicole has partnerships with worldwide global leaders in functional medicine including practitioner only supplement companies, testing laboratories (inc. from USA), to assess health, discover underlying imbalances and root causes of sub optimal health. In doing so Nicole works with clients on their own personal health history, root causes and genetics to achieve long lasting, effective results, providing optimal health status.