Monday Jan 08, 2024

Nutrition Management for Hypermobility Syndromes with Savita Sandhu

For this episode, Libby welcomes Savita Sandhu (Savvy) onto the Zebra Talks Podcast to discuss the impact of hypermobility syndromes on nutrition and daily living. They dive deep into topics like MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome), gut health, hydration, blood sugar regulation, and the role of nutrients in managing symptoms of hypermobility.

Savita is an accredited dietitian based in Australia. She shares her own experience with hypermobile Ehlers Danlos syndrome and emphasizes the importance of focusing on the basics: regular balanced meals, hydration, controlling blood sugar, and nervous system regulation in improving quality of life for those with hypermobility syndromes. She also sheds light on considerations such as the role specific nutritional deficiencies can play, and how gut health interacts with MCAS and POTS in hypermobility syndromes. 


Highlights of this episode include: 


  • Savita's Personal Journey with Hypermobility
  • Savita's Professional Experience with Hypermobility Clients
  • Discussion on Yoga and Hypermobility
  • Understanding Gastrointestinal Issues in Hypermobility Syndromes
  • The role TMJ dysfunction plays in nutrition
  • The importance of meeting basic nutritional needs before trying to eliminate certain foods
  • Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies
  • Importance of Regular Balanced Meals
  • Managing Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)
  • The Role of Liver in MCAS
  • Final Thoughts and Conclusion

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