IBS Package

I know that IBS can be distressing and embarrassing! Well that's where I can help you. As a qualified dietitian, accredited & experienced in low FODMAP diets for IBS, my IBS package outlined below will guide you through the stages of the best treatment for IBS - the low FODMAP diet. By the end of your treatment most people (75%) feel complete symptom relief.

FODMAPs is an abbreviation for types of carbohydrate which are poorly absorbed and causes symptoms in people with IBS. The full name is Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols. The low FODMAP diet has three stages which are detailed below in the 'What's Involved?' section. 

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Resources you'll receive

Low FODMAP diet Restriction booklet

Produced by Schär, this booklet, outlines the restriction phase of the low FODMAP diet


Low FODMAP diet Restriction quantities guide

This guide accompanies the restriction booklet, and provides quantity details of FODMAP foods


High fibre, low FODMAP foods sheet

Useful foods to include in your diet, for those suffering from IBS with constipation


Low FODMAP snacks list

Snacks ideas for the low FODMAP diet restriction phase


Anxiety reducing tips guide

Useful strategies you can try yourself to reduce anxiety levels


Low FODMAP diet Reintroduction guide

Produced by Schär, this booklet, outlines the process  of reintroduction and testing different FODMAP foods


What is IBS?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a collection of gut symptoms that's not explained by any other disease. It's thought to mainly 30-50 year old women. IBS symptoms will come and go over your life-course, and tend to be worse during the working week, than the weekend.



To be diagnosed with IBS your symptoms must have started at least 6 months before diagnosis, and be present for the last 3 months. The symptom criteria below is diagnostic of IBS, but you may also have excess wind, lethargy, backache, nausea, bladder symptoms.

Rome IV IBS diagnostic criteria:

  • Abdominal pain or discomfort that is either relieved by opening the bowels or

  • Linked to opening the bowels more/less often or

  • Linked to a change in stool type, either constipation or diarrhoea or both

1 of the above for at least 6 months with 2+ of the following

  • Straining, urgent need for the toilet, incomplete evacuation

  • Abdominal Bloating, tension or hardness

  • Symptoms made worse by eating

  • Passage of mucus with bowel movements


The causes are not fully understood, but some causes are thought to be:​ Stress, Anxiety, depression & mood disturb how your intestines function. 50% of people with IBS suffer from anxiety or depression. Other causes are hormonal events, previous gastroenteritis, and altered gut bacteria

What's Involved?

  • 4 x one hour video or in person consultations, guiding you through 1st line advice, then each of the 3 stages of the low FODMAP diet

  • 1st line advice involves changes for common symptom causing food substances


  • You’ll receive expert assistance through each stage of the low FODMAP diet. The first stage will involve restricting the wide range of foods high in FODMAPs for 4-6 weeks, we will then reintroduced them slowly, using a method which allows us to identify exactly which of them are causing your symptoms and in what quantities. Finally we will reincorporate the tolerated FODMAPs back into your diet ensuring nutritional balance.

  • A personal plan will be sent along with resources at each stage

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The Benefits you'll gain

  • Complete symptom relief for 75% of IBS sufferers

  • The ability to self-manage some of your anxiety & stress

  • Improved social confidence – no more IBS ruining your day!