Our bodies contain 100 trillion microbes
1 in 5
As many as one in five Australians will develop irritable bowel syndrome in their lifetime
Irritable bowel disease affects more than 3.5 million people worldwide
Only 5% of Australians eat the daily recommended amount of fruit and vegetables
Gut health programs and support
Health through science-based nutrition
As a CBHS member you receive a discount of 20% off the scientifically formulated CSIRO Total Wellbeing 12-week program designed to help you lose weight and improve your gut health. The program includes meal plans, recipe ideas, practical exercises and tracking tools. Find out more about the program and how it can help your gut health.
Can diet help your chronic disease?
CBHS Better Living programs can help you improve your health if you’re living with a chronic disease. As well as support from exercise physiologists, mental health nurses and physiotherapists, the programs include one on one support from dieticians who can provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. You need to hold an appropriate level of Hospital cover or packaged product. Read more about our Better Living Program.
Having a colonoscopy or colorectal surgery?
If you’re facing any type of colonoscopy (bowel exploration) or colorectal surgery, make sure you’re well prepared before you go into hospital. Choose a surgeon who participates in our Access Gap scheme to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses and ask for a written estimate of fees (Informed Financial Consent) before you go into hospital. Find a CBHS agreement hospital and Access Gap doctor.