IBS

IBS is a very common condition with around one in five people affected.Everyone with IBS has a different storey to tell. Some of my clients have been affected for a few months, and some for years. IBS can have a real effect on how you live your life. The good news is that there is hope for resolving your IBS.shutterstock_52604065

A relatively new treatment for IBS, is the low FODMAP diet, developed by the Gastroenterology Department at Monash University,  Australia, and Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital in London. The low FODMAP diet is more effective than all other previous dietary treatments for IBS. With the guidance of a dietitian experienced in FODMAPs, 75% of people see a significant improvement.

I hold weekly clinics at Kingston Health Centre. You do not need a referral from your GP or gastroenterologist, however, it is important that prior to your appointment a diagnosis of IBS has been made.

IBS low FODMAP Programme

Session 1:

  • Assessment of pre appointment questionnaire and food diary filled in and emailed to me before appointment
  • You can tell me about your IBS, how it affects you, what advice and treatments you have had, your thoughts and opinions on triggers, what helps etc.
  • explanation of IBS and the low FODMAP diet
  • other common triggers (stress, caffeine, alcohol, high fat food)
  • recommended changes to your diet to eliminate FODMAP foods for approximately 4 weeks
  • meal and snack ideas, shopping list, hints and tips, eating out advice
  • provision of booklets published by Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital
  • email contact for queries until session 2

Session 2 (after approximately 4 weeks):

  • review of how you feel on the low FODMAP diet
  • explanation of reintroduction of food categories to establish your tolerance level
  • written plan provided for reintroduction phase
  • email support as required
Catherine, May 2013:

“I have been on a low FODMAP diet for 3 months and it has completely changed my life. I finally feel normal for the first time in over 10 years”.

If you suffer from IBS, and would like to talk about your diet and the low FODMAP diet, call me for a free 15 minute consultation.

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