Welcome to Nourished Blends

Gain knowledge and inspiration for the little things you can do to nourish your body, your health and your life. Food truly is medicine and one small change a day can accumulate to incredible, measurable change. Here's to your health and nourishment....body, mind and soul! 

Lynsey Koch, BSc Env. Sci./Nutr. Grad Dip. Edu

Gut Food

When your digestive health is off, everything is off! This is because gut health is foundational - it's the very important barrier that bridges internal to our external.

Our bodies are absolutely teeming with life, and I'm not just talking about our own cells. Inside each of us exists an ecosystem of microorganisms, collectively known as the 'microbiome'. These inhabitants play a monumental role in shaping our overall health, mood, immunity and wellbeing.

Nourished Blends Gut Food is designed to target, soothe and nourish a healthy microbiome using a carefully selected list of whole foods that include gentle prebiotic fibres (that won't bloat!), polyphenols and postbiotics.

Because we know that if your microbiome is healthy, then so are you!

The Story

I'm proud to say that Gut Food was lovingly created out of a simple human connection and a genuine need for help.

As a Clinical Nutritionist, I used to work at a large health food store called Go Vita Currimundi. In a quiet moment on a Friday afternoon, a lady walked in with some papers in her hand. I could see that she had been recently crying but had tried to compose herself and wipe the tears away before coming into the shop.

She came to the counter and asked me if I had any Metamucil in store. I kindly but firmly said, 'No!' (we didn't carry it anyway but there was no way I was about to let her use a product with artificial flavours and additives).

She informed me that she had just been to her doctor and was told with her blood results in hand that she needed to make changes in her life or her doctor would put her on several medications. Inflammation, cholesterol and blood glucose / insulin were high along with severe constipation and digestive challenges.

I asked her if she would let me make her a fibre blend that was natural and could do the same job (if not better) on improving her health. So, I walked over to the organic bulk food bins and thought of each nutrient she required to fix her health and what whole food that could offer that nutrition.

I placed all the ingredients in a large paper bag and asked her to grind it up and have about one tablespoon per day with plenty of clean water.

About six weeks later she came back into the store with a new set of bloods, walked straight up to me and gave me a big hug. She said that everything had started to improve and that she couldn't believe that such a simple habit could make such an impact.

For years I used to give the 'recipe' to my clients to make themselves until the day came to make it into what it is now.

You can never go wrong if you do something to help your gut barrier and microbiome. So much of our health starts with the gut. Small changes in food and nourishment can make a big impact in your health and happiness!

Lynsey x

Meet the Maker

Lynsey Koch, BSc. Env. Sci/Nutr Grad Dip Edu

As a Clinical Nutritionist, I have made it my passion to educate and inspire clients to find a love for nourishing themselves holistically.

I am a mother of two beautiful little wahines (girls), a wife of a crazy, joy-filled husband (my big third child), a surfer, ocean lover, fitness fanatic and am a fully qualified Nutritionist who lovingly spends her days working with people to improve their health. I LOVE my job!

My Motivation

How did I get here to LOVE nutrition? Well, it was a bit of a personal journey….

In December of 1999 as a young 18-year-old woman, my fate would find me getting into a critical accident on the top of Mauna Kea in my beautiful home on the Big Island of Hawaii, USA. With multiple surgeries to fix broken bones, re-inflate punctured lungs and the subsequent removal of my left kidney and spleen, it set my life (and perspective on health) on a path that I am truly blessed to have. It was in the hospital that I learned the true value of healing whole foods. I was lucky enough to have my incredible family running out every single day on a mission to the local organic food store to bring me back nourishing foods to help my body heal.

This alone allowed me to get out of the hospital in about two and a half weeks as opposed to the eight weeks they originally forecast with the extent of my injuries. My doctors were left dumbfounded as my results defied standard medical procedure. It was after this point that I absolutely knew from every cell in my body that I had to change my undergraduate degree to study nutrition. I am blessed to know this life and know the value of it, and it is my purpose to pay the gift of health forward, educating and providing the means for people to heal themselves through food and conscious living. I’d love to inspire and help you on your journey to feeling amazing!