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Dr Emily Porter, PhD

Dr Emily Porter is a HCPC registered dietitian experienced in managing functional gut symptoms, such as those related to IBS. This includes support with a low FODMAP diet if indicated. She works holistically with clients to achieve their nutritional aims, whether this is related to a diagnosed condition, symptom management or to improve overall health and wellbeing.

She started her career working in research, and after completing a PhD in virology, worked on several research projects exploring the links between immune responses, viral infection and microbiomes (both the gut and respiratory). Emily now puts this knowledge into practice as a dietitian, working with private patients and in the NHS as a specialist diabetes dietitian.

Emily’s interests lie in how the gut microbiome underpins so many other areas of health, from metabolism to the immune system to mental health, and how disruption in any of these areas feeds back to the gut. Emily has shared her knowledge at scientific conferences, is also a health and science writer, as well as providing specialist corporate services and volunteering for the IBS Network.

Emily is committed to delivering evidence based, patient centred care, which considers all aspects of a client’s lifestyle to help them live life to the full.


Dr Emily Porter offers online consultations on Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 6-8pm.

Areas of expertise

  • Gut health optimisation (including leaky gut & post antibiotics)
  • Longevity
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Bile acid malabsorption (BAM)
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn/reflux (GERD/GORD)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency/pancreatitis
  • Diverticular disease/diverticulitis
  • Gastritis
  • Coeliac disease
  • Cardiovascular health (e.g. hypertension, hypercholesterolemia)
  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Menopause
  • Endometriosis
  • Vegetarian/vegan/nutritional deficiencIes
  • Cognitive performance
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s
  • Fibromyalgia
  • General fatigue

Emily's articles