Happy Gut Program for
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder, meaning abnormal function involving the small and large intestinal tract.  Symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain, altered bowel habits, bloating, excessive flatulence and/or fatigue. IBS is suggested to affect 1 in 7 people globally and more predominately in female than males. It becomes problematic when it negatively impacts an individual's quality of life as they spend every moment feeling anxious and frustrated about the symptoms they experience.

There are currently no reliable tests available to adequately diagnose IBS. Symptoms play an essential role to establish a diagnosis. There is a range of treatment options for management of IBS such as pharmacotherapy, dietary therapy and psychotherapy.

The low FODMAP (Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols) diet is one of the few dietary therapies where research has shown to significantly alleviate IBS symptoms. Up to 70% of people with IBS found improvement of their symptoms on this diet. Contrary to popular belief, it is not designed to be a life-long diet but an elimination diet consisting of three phases including a structured challenge and reintroduction phase, resulting in a personal ‘modified FODMAP diet’. It can be a restrictive and complex diet to implement, therefore it is recommended to be commenced with the guidance of an accredited dietitian who has been trained its application.

For more about the low FODMAP diet visit the Monash University's website.

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Low FODMAP Diet

Phase 1

Low FODMAP diet

2-6 weeks of swapping to low FODMAP alternatives.

 

No cutting out food groups.

Still a balanced diet giving all the nutriton you need!
 

Phase 2

Challenge Phase

8-12 weeks of reintroducing

one food high in a FODMAP group at a time. Tested at various serving sizes to determine your personal level of tolerance. 

Phase 3

Modified low FODMAP diet

Long-term diet consisting of foods you can enjoy, eating moderately and avoid for optimal symptom control.

THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Build your understanding on IBS, science and research behind your symptoms and therapeutic options

  • ​Detailed investigations to explore your symptoms and potential dietary or lifestyle triggers

  • Work with you on lifestyle factors that may be causing your symptoms such as stress relief management

  • Advice and recommendations tailored to your situation and goals

  • Ensure you are getting nutritious and balanced meals

  • Carefully guided dietary interventions by an Accredited Practising Dietitian trained in the dietary management of IBS including use of low FODMAPs.

IN ADDITION TO:

INITIAL CONSULTATION (75 MINS)

FIVE REVIEW CONSULTATIONS

LOW FODMAP SHOPPING LIST AND TIPS

PERSONAL 7-DAY MEAL AND SNACK PLAN

EXCLUSIVE: MONASH UNIVERSITY LOW FODMAP DIET BOOKLET

$600

Online and in-clinic consultations available. Eligible for Medicare (CDM/TCM plans) and private health fund rebates.

CLAIRE HO

Claire is the leading dietitian of Four Seasons Dietetics. She has special interest in gut health and has been trained in the FODMAP diet through Monash University. Claire is passionate about helping her clients feel more confident about their condition, so they can go on their daily lives stress and symptom-free.

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