What in the G.E.M.M. Protocol?

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

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, regardless of the names of any conditions you may have. 

G.E.M.M.’s uniqueness lies in the fact that it is a lifestyle approach that utilises theprinciples of a branch of Nutrition Science called Nutrigenomics. This is the study of how foods and specific food molecules influence the expression of our genes. Such food molecules activate ‘switches’ within our cells; if the source of these molecules is health promoting food, our protective genes are ‘turned up’ – but if the molecules are from ‘junk’ food, these health-promoting genes are ‘turned down’ and the disease-promoting genes are ‘turned up’. The culinary and lifestyle skills you will learn as a G.E.M.M. patient will enable you to maintain your new sense of wellbeing for the rest of your life.

The science of Nutrigenomics plays an important role in the programme’s success. As you progress through the G.E.M.M. levels, you will find symptoms disappearing as your overall state of health improves. 

How are G.E.M.M. clinicians qualified to use this approach?

Because G.E.M.M. integrates several branches of science, the knowledge base and the relevant education process is complex. 

G.E.M.M. clinicians are required to have practical knowledge of human physiology and biochemistry.

These entry requirements are essential prior to a clinician undertaking the G.E.M.M. course, with clinicians typically qualified in Integrative Medicine, Naturopathy, Nutrition Science, Nutrigenomics and Dietetics.

 Annual upskilling is required of G.E.M.M. clinicians to maintain their accreditation.

Does G.E.M.M. require a specific ‘diet’?

G.E.M.M. promotes a Diet of Inclusion, not Diets of 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 which are introduced sequentially as you progress through the programme.

With G.E.M.M, you will leave fad diets at the door to enjoy foods that are both delicious and nutritious!

What conditions does this approach treat?

Whilst G.E.M.M. initially addresses the function of the gut, it then works to improve the function of all bodily systems. 

The nutrigenomically-active ingredients in the formulations together with the underlying diet help to improve the function of all the body’s cells at a fundamental level. What this means is that the name of your condition doesn’t matter very much. 

G.E.M.M. adopts the principles of Nature to restore cellular function in whatever tissue or organ your condition lies.

For G.E.M.M. to give long-lasting results, it is required that you maintain the diverse array of health-promoting foods and lifestyle. Your new lifestyle habits will make it remarkably easy to maintain good health.

Will G.E.M.M. help to improve my immune function?

While targeting digestive health is the first step of the G.E.M.M. Protocol, the second step focuses on restoring the communication between the gut and its underlying immune network. 

In doing so, G.E.M.M. balances the complex immune system, thereby enhancing the response to infection while reducing allergy and autoimmune reactions.