Updated: May 26
How Sarah improved her gut in just two weeks
Sarah first came to see me at the Dietetic Gut Clinic, she was confused and sick of constantly feeling bloated, feeling like she was "6 months pregnant" and constantly having to take time off from work due to abdominal pain and fatigue. Not to mention her bowels were so inconsistent sometimes she would be constipated or have really loose and urgent stools.
She was feeling like IBS was stealing the enjoyment from her life, and had to even quit playing her sport as gut symptoms would get so bad at times. She would avoid going out with friends as food was often the common meeting point. She had tried every possible diet with no improvement in her symptoms.
She was told on numerous occasions that this was just "all in her head".
Working closely with Sarah, we were able to custom design an elimination diet (short term), that she followed meticulously and as a result experienced a significant improvement in all of her gut symptoms in as little as 2 weeks! Bowels were regular (sausage like and easy to pass.. yay!). We were then able to identify her individual food intolerances with the goal to bring variety and ENJOYMENT back in her diet, whilst maintaining good symptoms control. Finally this allowed us to then focus on optimising her GUT HEALTH to improve her immunity, sleep and energy levels. As a result she was able to get back to doing what she loves most which was playing sport and enjoying eating out with friends.
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Why is the Low FODMAP diet effective for the management of IBS?
Research shows that the low FODMAP diet can improve symptom control in 75% of people that are affected by IBS. FODMAPs are a collection of short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) that aren’t absorbed properly in the gut, which can trigger symptoms in people with IBS. FODMAPs are found naturally in many foods such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, grains and beverages. The video below explains this concept in detail. For more information on the low FODMAP diet take a read on the Monash University Website.
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When people ask me if I have experience with IBS, I say “Yes” in fact around 50% of patients I see have IBS
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If you would like to read more about our IBS to Gut Health Program take a read here as well as about me and my experience with IBS take a look at our About Us page.
Why Dietetic Gut Clinic for IBS?
The Dietetic Gut Clinic is a Perth based private practice with special focus on diet and gastrointestinal health and disease. We believe that IBS is best managed by gastrointestinal dietitian with an interest in that field.
At Dietetic Gut Clinic our mission is to empower and support our patients, to take charge of their digestive condition and health in order to optimise their quality of life.
We have clinics both north and south of the river which means that we are able to accommodate patients across the Perth metropolitan area, in addition to also providing Telehealth services.
Our Specialised IBS to Gut Health Program, is a Comprehensive personalised program, designed by our Gut Health Dietitian which includes specialised IBS content, meal plan and recipes designed to optimise symptom control whilst supercharging your Gut Health.