top of page
Stomach ache concept. The woman with text IBS on gray studio background. Irritable bowel s
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Welcome to the world of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) which is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders worldwide affecting as many as 1 in 5 adults in Australia. People with IBS do not have any anatomic defect instead they appear to have highly sensitive bowels. The cause of IBS is unclear however lifestyle factors such as stress and diet can worsen symptoms.

 

There is no cure for IBS and treatment is focused on symptom management. Treatment modalities include dietary changes, psychological therapies and medications. 

 

There is now convincing evidence that the Low FODMAP diet can help approximately 70% of people with IBS find symptom relief.

 

It could be that you are sensitive to certain poorly absorbed carbohydrates called FODMAPS which tend to produce only stomach and bowel symptoms. FODMAPs include foods that contain fructose (fruit, honey), lactose (dairy), sorbitol (artificial sweeteners), mannitol (mushrooms), fructans (wheat, onions) and

galacto-oligosaccharides (legumes). 

 

The Low Fodmap elimination diet is a protocol to identify which foods are problematic. This process is complex and I will work with you to:

  • Tailor the elimination diet to your unique needs

  • Investigate what foods are causing you digestive upset

  • Educate you on how your digestion system works, what can go wrong and how you can start to heal it

 

As a certified Monash Fodmap Dietitian I have guided many people through this protocol in a way that does not compromise their health and have witnessed tremendous results.

bottom of page