Gi Bodyguard app

Gi Bodyguard app

  • An app to track information about your digestive health - symptoms, food, medications and exercise.
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Gi Bodyguard app 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.

Clinical review 

2 s

Read a clinical review, including safety concerns, below.

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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 below.


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User interface is dull, mostly uninteresting, confusing and outdated - for example, there are two places to enter that you have blood in your stool and pain.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

Clinical review

2 star review

: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCGP
Date of review: March 2018
Platform: Android
Version: 1.3

Comments: This app is useful for people wanting to track their diet and symptoms. This app is a limited food and symptom diary; however it was last updated four years ago and has an outdated, buggy and confusing user design. Some very important features such as editing entries are missing. See mySymptoms for a much more fully featured and regularly updated food and symptom diary.
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: The medication tracker has many North American names for medications.

This app has been reviewed by other independent websites: link)

Disclaimer: The NZ Health App Library is a free consumer service to help you decide whether a health app would be suitable for you. Our review process is independent. We have no relationship with the app developers or companies and no responsibility for the service they provide. This means that if you have an issue with one of the apps we have reviewed, you will need to contact the app developer or company directly.

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