MyHealthyGut app

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

MyHealthyGut By KORE Digital Health Therapeutics Inc.
Features
  • Education and information (about gut health)
  • Symptom tracking
  • Meal plans and recipes 

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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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Cost Free (basic); paid (upgrade) 

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What does the app do?

The app is divided into 4 main sections:

  • Home – 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 – 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 related to coeliac disease or gluten intolerance is only available with the paid upgrade.
  • Set – 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 people 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) 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 education 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.

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