My Healthy Gut app

An app for people wanting to learn about gut health or for people with coeliac disease and gluten intolerance.

My Healthy Gut By KORE Digital Health Therapeutics Inc.
Features
  • Education and information
    (about gut health)
  • Symptom tracking
  • Meal plans and recipes 
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Paid version:

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Security and privacy
  • Collects medical information: Yes
  • Requires login: Yes (but only to one of the sections)
  • Can be password protected: Yes
  • Has a privacy policy: Yes     
  • Requires internet access to use: Yes
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Get the app from App website            iTunes
Cost Free (basic);  Paid (upgrade) 

What does the app do?

The app is divided into 4 main sections:

  • Home: has information about general digestive health including how the gut works, gut bacteria and how lifestyle and eating habits affect your gut. This is available with the free and paid versions.
  • Ready: this comprises the General Digestive Health section which is available with the free version and has information on the top 25 pro-digestive foods and top 3 pro-digestive supplements. Information for coeliac disease or gluten intolerance is only available with the paid upgrade.
  • Set: has information on meals plans, with one basic meal plan available with the free version and others available with paid upgrade.
  • Go: comprises in-app packages for sale.

For the complete app description, go to iTunes , app website or for a more detailed review, see Reviews.

PROS CONS 

✔ Developed by a dietitian, health psychologist and tech entrepreneur with feedback from dietitians, doctors and patients with coeliac disease. The development process was outlined in a published journal article.
 
✔ The free version includes:

  • Comprehensive, evidence-based, and extensively referenced education section on general gut health.
  • Additional specific accurate information regarding coeliac disease and gluten intolerance
  • 1-day meal plan (4 recipes).
  • High-quality information about 3 supplements and 25 foods with specific reference to coeliac disease and gluten intolerance. 

✔ The complete package ($6.99) was also reviewed, and includes:

  • Extra extremely comprehensive information about coeliac disease, gluten intolerance, and practical tips.
  • Searchable food database for what is safe to eat.
  • 7-day gluten free meal plan (24 recipes)
  • Shareable food and symptom journal and tracker.
  • High-quality information about 10 supplements and 50 foods with specific reference to coeliac disease and gluten intolerance.
  • Diet and symptom tracker.

✘  No safe restaurant and grocery store lists

✘ No community section

✘ No barcode scanning

✘ Some parts of the education section may be challenging for someone with poor health literacy and a low educational background.

Review details

Date of review: May 2019
Platform reviewed: Apple
Version: 1.0.8
Download size: 67.6 MB
Updated on: 1/12/2017

Learn more

Dowd AJ, Jackson C, Tang KTY, et al. MyHealthyGut: development of a theory-based self-regulatory app to effectively manage celiac disease. Mhealth. 2018 Jun 11;4:19