I am a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant, based in Cardiff (CF5) and an expert in IBS. I am the founder of FODMAP Consultancy and my aim is to guide sufferers through the low FODMAP diet to find effective relief of their irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Over 75% of IBS sufferers find the low FODMAP diet improves their symptoms. FODMAP Consultancy is associated with The Diet Coach. I offer individual nutrition advice to help you manage your IBS. I can provide expert nutrition advice at locations across Cardiff and the Vale: St Fagans, Whitchurch, Victoria Park, Roath, Penarth, or Cowbridge or a location to suit you. Skype consultations can also be arranged.
Irritable bowel syndrome affects 1 in 5 people at some stage of their lives. The symptoms of IBS are very individual, but often include bloating, abdominal cramps and pain, excessive wind, diarrhoea and ‘urgency’ and constipation to name just a few. IBS symptoms have an emotional knock-on effect increasing stress levels, causing anxiety and embarrassment and significantly affect IBS sufferers’ work and social life.
IBS is often described as a functional gut disorder and has traditionally been treated with medication to try and manage the symptoms, but drug treatment often adds to the problems. An effective dietary approach developed and recommended by dietitians and gastroenterologists is now available in the UK. The low FODMAP diet is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome if advice is delivered by a FODMAP-trained Registered Dietitian (Feb 2015).
The low FODMAP diet improves symptoms in over 75% of IBS sufferers, but it is not a diet for life. It’s a diet designed to identify which foods affect you. So using this, we can offer you tailormade advice and ongoing support to help you finally manage your IBS. Treatment includes a full nutritional assessment by a FODMAP-trained Registered Dietitian with a wealth of experience in FODMAPs, followed by dietary advice, guidance and support on the use of the low FODMAP diet. To date, I have advised over 170 patients. Their success in improvement/relief of their symptoms exceeds the national average.
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