Nutrition & Gut Health Consultation

The intestine is an essential organ for maintaining an adequate nutritional status, and consequently for good health. The intestine is where the digestion and absorption of nutrients takes place, and it is also fundamental in the development of the immune system. 

It is considered a second brain due to its connection to the vagus nerve, its specific set of neurons and the presence of various microorganisms that synthesize substances capable of interacting with other organs.


In this consultation, we want to help you take better care of this organ. Nutritional support helps improve gastrointestinal symptoms, such as bloating, flatulence and manifestations associated with food consumption, in order to increase your quality of life. We try to offer you a differentiated approach focused on diet and modulation of the intestinal microbiota.

We aim to treat different gastrointestinal pathologies, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease and food intolerances, and you should have a diagnosis of medical illness made by the gastroenterologist, who will guide the integrated nutritional approach centered on the individual.


  • You will receive nutritional support from specialized nutritionists with experience in managing your physiological and clinical situation.
  • You will be offered personalized dietary and nutritional support in order to restore your intestinal health.
  • During this follow-up, we will include different analyses that will help us understand the cause of your symptoms and monitor the proposed treatment.
  • Whenever necessary, we can also advise you on the different dietary supplements specific to good gastrointestinal health.


Tuesday | 8:30am to 1pm

Wednesday | 2:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Thursday | 8:30am to 1pm

NOVA Medical School Library Building (Bordeaux Building) - Clinical Trials Room
Rua Instituto Bacteriológico 3, 
1150-199 Lisbon


Conceição Calhau
Vice-Dean for Community Extension
Inês Barreiros Mota