Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Do you suffer bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and abdominal pain and are not sure what you should eat? The Low FODMAP diet has shown to be effective in reducing symptoms in 75% of IBS sufferers.

Tess is FODMAP trained by Kings College University. A consultation with Tess will help you understand the FODMAP diet and how to follow it.

What is the Low FODMAP diet?

FOMDAP stands for Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides and PolyolS, which are short chain carbohydrates, found in many foods such as wheat, certain fruits and vegetables. Some people don’t absorb these well in the gut which causes symptoms such as bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and abdominal pain. Removing the problematic foods from your diet can result in considerable improvement in your symptoms.

What you can expect from a consultation:

  • An initial hour consultation which will include:
    • Dietary and lifestyle assessment and advice
    • Explanation of the low FODMAP diet
    • Discussion regarding alternatives and substitutes
    • Planning for the initial 6-week elimination phase.
    • Comprehensive literature will be sent to you with menu plans
    • In depth Low FODMAP recipe book
    • E-mail support throughout the process

Should improvement in symptoms be seen during the elimination phase the first follow-up session involves planning a staged reintroduction of FODMAP containing foods to establish tolerance.  Often no more than 1-2 follow-up session is required.