IBS is a puzzle. Let me help you figure it out.

Fast Facts

1. At least 1 in 10 of you live with IBS

2. You’ll need a GP diagnosis

3. Don’t start the low FODMAP diet until coeliac disease has been excluded

4. You may not need the low FODMAP diet – try these simple measures first

Irritable bowel syndrome

Painful cramps, uncomfortable bloating and swelling, wind, diarrhoea or constipation ruining your day?

Many things irritate us on a daily basis.  Don’t let your bowel be one of them.

You’ve probably heard of FODMAPs.  If you’re not sure if the FODMAP diet is for you, contact me and I’ll help you figure out if it’s worth a try.  Or if you already know you’ll like to try it, but are unsure about what’s involved, then read on.

Part A – The low FODMAP stage

What? You will follow a low FODMAP diet for at least two weeks.

Why? Two reasons….to see if FODMAPs are responsible for your symptoms and if so, to get you symptom free as soon as possible.

How? You will receive a full outline of all low FODMAP foods, low FODMAP manufactured foods, support apps, and all other help you need via ongoing email support.

Part B – FODMAP Testing

What? You will eat foods high in a single type of FODMAP to check your reaction (if any).

Why? You are unlikely to be intolerant to all FODMAP types.  Testing will pinpoint which FODMAP types cause your symptoms.

How?  You will be guided through a very structured protocol, testing one food at a time at specified quantities.  Email support will be provided throughout.

Part C – Interpreting your results

What? You will now have knowledge of the single FODMAP types and quantities you can, and cannot, tolerate.  This information will be used to predict your tolerance of other foods.

Why? So you can eat as wide and varied a diet as possible while managing your symptoms.

How? Your dietitian will use your test results to determine:

1. The foods with multiple FODMAPs you are likely to be able to tolerate.

2. The overall quantity of FODMAP types from a combination of foods you are likely to tolerate.

Qualified? Yes!

Health & Care Professions Council

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) state that the FODMAP diet should be delivered by a dietitian.

You’ve just found one!

Bottom Line

You will be supported on a shared mission to uncover the foods responsible for your symptoms.  If you’re ready for this, let’s get started.

Final Question – What if the FODMAP diet doesn’t help?

In the event that the FODMAP diet does not help your symptoms, we will discuss your options, which may include investigating for other food intolerances, or the use of nutritional supplements or medications as required.