You can improve your digestive health, reduce abdominal pain and bloating with Nutritional Therapy

What exactly does Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) mean? If you have been told you have IBS, no doubt you will have seen a number of consultants and have a confirmed diagnosis of IBS. You may now be looking for some help and direction in managing and understanding the underlying causes of your symptoms. Our nutritional therapist Julie Deeks may be able to help. IBS really is a list of symptoms and is not considered a disease, as no pathology is present. Julie will work with you to help understand the underlying causes.

The exact cause of IBS is unknown, experts agree that it is caused by an increased sensitivity in the gut. This sensitivity can cause stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation.

These symptoms usually begin to appear when you are between 20 – 30 years old and tend to come and go in bouts. Often the symptoms are brought on by stress and certain foods.

We know that medication doesn’t help long term, but by understanding the causes and providing your body with more appropriate foods along with lifestyle modifications, clients often see a real difference. Julie has seen many clients who have digestive problems ranging from constipation, wind, lower abdominal pain and diarrhoea to more serious conditions such as crohns disease and ulcerative colitis. Ruling out food intolerance or allergy, infection, poor gallbladder function, low pancreatic enzymes and stomach acid are all part of the investigative process.

Julie often recommends her clients carry out a stool test, this is a test carried in the privacy of your own home. The results can be very revealing. The test will identify the presence of parasites, fungal infection, malabsorption, imbalance of gut bacteria and inflammatory markers. Having this insight allows Julie to direct your nutritional therapy programme, which often means faster results and better outcomes.

To book your consultation with Julie, please call us on 020 8332 6184 or email us at to check her availability.