Gillian provides a unique service focussing on digestive health. An important part of assessment & nutrition plans is that the advice is practical and realistic tailored to you, to improve your gut health.
Gillian has 20 years experience giving dietary advice to people and loves to keep this as her specialist area and is proud to have had loads of happy clients walk away with happier guts.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an extremely common digestive disorder. Gillian has over ten years experience working with people with bowel disorders and understands how debilitating they can be. Symptoms of IBS can vary greatly from person to person, but may include any or a combination of the following:
The cause of IBS is not known, although research is ongoing in this area. However, diet can play a huge role in exacerbating symptoms. Guidelines indicate that anyone with a diagnosis of IBS should be referred to a dietitian as a first line.
Gillian can help you to identify the dietary triggers or factors which may be affecting your symptoms and help put a plan in place to manage your symptoms. Some of the aspects that will be discussed with you are:
Having changed the above areas in your diet and lifestyle and these methods have not alleviated your symptoms, the next step may be to follow a ‘low FODMAP’ diet. Gillian is one of a select few dietitians in Ireland who has been trained on teaching people how to follow this diet while maintaining a balanced and nutritionally adequate dietary intake.