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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 both online and face-to-face consultations in Manchester.

Online clinics: Mondays from 6-8pm and Fridays from 10am-7pm.

Manchester face-to-face clinics at Functional Gut Diagnostics (262 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4BG) on Tuesdays from 9am-4pm.

Areas of expertise

  • Arthritis
  • BAM
  • Bloating
  • Cardiovascular health (e.g. hypertension, hypercholesterolemia)
  • Coeliac disease
  • Cognitive performance
  • Constipation
  • Dementia
  • Diverticular disease/diverticulitis
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastritis
  • Gut health optimisation
  • Heartburn/reflux
  • IBD
  • IBS
  • Leaky gut
  • Liver disease
  • Menopause
  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency/pancreatitis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Post antibiotics
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Vegetarian/vegan/nutritional deficiencies

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