Ayble Health, a digital health platform specializing in chronic gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, has introduced a mind-gut program. This program, lasting up to 15 weeks, offers users skill-building exercises designed to reestablish the connection between the mind and gut, aiming to alleviate GI symptoms and enhance the quality of life. The app is accessible both directly to consumers and via certain undisclosed employers and health plans. Ayble’s team consists of board-certified health coaches, overseen by dietitians and psychologists, who offer comprehensive, tailored dietary treatment plans and coaching.
The new program is integrated with Ayble’s foundational nutrition program and incorporates evidence-based brain-gut behavioral therapy techniques, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and gut-directed hypnosis. These methods, combined with meditation and other exercises, aim to retrain the brain-gut connection and mitigate GI symptoms. CEO Sam Jactel emphasized the strong connection between the mind and gut, noting that mental health is intrinsically linked to gut health. The program was developed in collaboration with experts in behavioral health, with the intention of bridging the gap between dietary and mental health care for those with chronic digestive conditions. Ayble, established in 2020, has so far published 14 studies, including randomized controlled trials, with the objective of advancing science and collaborating with academia to make best practices more personalized and widely available.