Who We Are

Gut Love was founded by registered dietitian & fellow IBD warrior, Ashley Hurst

Ashley Hurst, MS, RD, LD

As someone living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, I’m very aware of how we are constantly marketed products filled with empty promises that either don’t help our condition or make symptoms worse. As a result, we often end up with 15 products to take without adequate results or feeling totally defeated and not knowing what will actually work.

As a practitioner helping others to reduce their IBD symptoms and risk of flare, I have been disappointed with what products are available in the marketplace that are both safe and effective.

What I see far too often in products is a variety of well-researched ingredients being marketed inappropriately. Often ingredients have good evidence for use, but as a practitioner I know that things like quality and dose can be the difference in someone seeing results or not seeing results.

As someone who has both experienced the process of private labeling and sourcing/manufacturing my own products, I know a lot more about why companies cut corners and I think those of us with gut issues deserve better.

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Ashley’s Expertise

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Registered Dietitian with advanced training and specialization in using nutrition to help reduce IBD symptoms and risk of flares
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Experience working directly with supplement development, manufacturers, and product sourcing
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Understands the unique challenges IBD patients face through experience as a practitioner and as an IBD patient

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 Master’s degree in Medical Nutrition Therapy with a thesis completed on utilization of probiotic strains for Ulcerative Colitis