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'I am a Registered Nutritionist and someone with gut issues.  I can help you because I am a Registered Nutritionist, I can understand because I have gut issues'.  
 

IBD

Inflammatory Bowel Disease -

Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis

I know first hand how hard it is to try and eat anything during a flare.  Your family are worried about you, and are desperate for you to eat as you are losing weight, you are tired and unable to get out of bed.  You are scared to eat but equally scared, not to eat.

The advice from your IBD nurse will be to eat a well balanced diet, but what does that mean, especially if you have intolerances?  What about a stricture and a low fibre diet?

How I can help

  • support you to find out what you can eat

  • support you to find out how to heal your gut

  • listen to you about your concerns

  • support you to work out a way forward

 

GUT HEALTH

Constipation & bloating

 

The gut is at the centre of wellbeing and is involved in many vital processes beyond digestion and absorption of food. Poor gut health is not only linked to gastrointestinal problems but also to the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes, autoimmune disease and depression. The gut contains 70% of the body’s immune cells and so has a major role in immune health. Good gut health means a diverse gut microbiome for a healthy balance of gut bacteria. Learn how to feed yourself in a way that considers nurturing microbiome diversity for lifelong positive health effects.

How I can help

  • Help you work out what you can eat

  • Help you work out what you can't eat

  • Help you to live a life that is less bloated and uncomfortable

  • Support you to work out a way forward 

 

DIVERTICULITIS

Diverticular Disease affects about one third of people over the age of 45 who have a Western diet. One of the main causes is poorly managed constipation and individuals who eat a high fibre diet are less likely to develop diverticular disease as the main cause is constipation. The best treatment to prevent infections in Diverticular disease is to maintain regular bowel activity.

Diverticulosis is when abnormal pouches develop in the bowel wall and the best treatment is to maintain regular bowel function with a high fibre diet.

Diverticulitis is when these pouches become inflamed or infected and this requires urgent medical treatment and a short period of low fibre diet until symptoms have settled.

How I can help

  • support you to find out what you can eat

  • support you to find out how to heal your gut

  • listen to you about your concerns

  • support you to work out a way forward

 

IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder affecting 1 in 7 people who have a Western diet. It is characterised by a cluster of persistent symptoms that can include lower abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating, wind, distension and altered bowel habit ranging from diarrhoea to constipation. If you are experiencing these symptoms it is important to see your Doctor for a correct diagnosis and to rule out other possible gastrointestinal disorders.

How I can help

  • help you with the low fodmap diet (not a long term thing)

  • support you to find out what you can eat

  • listen to you about your concerns (history with IBS)

  • support you to work out a way forward

  • support you to work out a whole lifestyle change

 

 

How can I help you improve your quality of life with IBD or gut health problems?

I am not only someone to talk who has/is going through it, but I am a qualified Registered Nutritionist.

  • I can explain what the disease is and what it all means to you

  • Work out how you can help yourself with:

    • Diet

    • Stress

    • Exercise

    • Sleep

    • 2nd opinion

    • Support network

 

How does it work?

Once a month for 6 months  we will meet online.  We will discuss your progress, answer any questions you have and talk about your concerns.  We will also work out some goals together. 

How much does it cost?

One hour face to face online call per month for 6 months, plus email access to me during the month, costs £360.00 (works out to £60 per month). 

You can choose to see me in the clinic, face to face but there will be a surcharge for the clinic.

Terms and conditions

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Diet is not the cause or cure to IBD, so you are not to blame for your diagnosis, but our diet and lifestyle can influence our management of IBD. 

Diet & lifestyle has to be individually tailored as IBD is different in everyone 

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