Gi Bodyguard app

An app to track information about your digestive health - symptoms, food, medications and exercise.
Gi Bodyguard By Canadian Digestive Health Foundation

  • Self-monitoring
  • Tracking
  • Reminders

This app has limited features. See mySymptoms for a much more fully featured and regularly updated food and symptom diary.

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Clinical review Two out of five stars

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What does the app do?

This app allows users to record information related to their gut or bowel health such as stool (poo) details (form, colour, urgency, bloating), pain (location and severity), food and drinks consumed, weight, exercise, medications and medical history. Users can also set reminders to take medications and to renew prescriptions, and send (via email) a summary report to physicians or other medical professionals involved with their care. For a more detailed description of the app, see the app website(external link), on iTunes(external link) and for a detailed review, see Reviews.


✔ Log symptoms, stool frequency and consistency, pain, diet, exercise and weight.

✔ Medication tracker section with reminders.

✔ Export data in csv form.

✔ Customisable food database but it is very limited. Developed by the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation.

✘ Useable after some time and effort - log-in information is not immediately obvious and spans many screens which is time consuming. No user manual.

✘ User interface is dull, mostly uninteresting, confusing and outdated - for example, there are two places to enter that you have blood in your stool and pain.  

✘ At the time of review, the last update was four years ago. There are some bugs such as the log saying pounds despite entering a value in kgs.
✘ No data analysis to help correlate foods to symptoms.

✘ No barcode scanner.

✘ No way of going back to edit or delete logs.

✘ List of medications list is US-based and may be confusing to NZ users.

Privacy and security

The app collects personal information relating to bowel symptoms and health. It is not password protected. The app does not provide a privacy statement and there is no information regarding data collection. Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps.

Review details

Date of review: March 2018
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 1.3
Download size: 3.07 MB
Updated on: 5/05/2014

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Reviewed by: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCGP

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