IRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
IBS affects 10-15% of the UK population. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation.
It is a multi-factorial condition but diet plays a very important role.
I can help you identify food triggers and offer extra support on social media, directing you to the right products and recipes.
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
IBD such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are autoimmune diseases where the immune system attacks the digestive system. It can affect your appetite, digestion and absorption. Diet may help to control your symptoms and optimise your nutrition.
Coeliac disease affects 1 in 100 people. It is an autoimmune disease where the consumption of gluten triggers the immune system to damage the lining of the small bowel. I can give you practical advice on identifying obvious and hidden sources of gluten, preventing contamination, eating out and planning your holiday.
Studies have shown 10% of the UK population is affected by food hypersensitivities. Food intolerances and delayed onset allergies cannot be identified using blood tests. Elimination diet can help to identify food hypersensitivities that may not be picked up by blood tests.
Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EO)
EO is an allergic inflammatory condition of the oesophagus causing swallow difficulty, vomiting and heartburn. Unfortunately blood tests and skin prick tests are not effective in identifying the allergens causing EO. Diet can help you identify allergens causing EO and improve your symptoms
Liver & Pancreas Diseases
Diet and lifestyle changes can help prevent liver disease from getting worse and correct associated nutritional complications such as muscle wasting and micronutrient deficiencies. The pancreas produces insulin and digestive enzymes. If your pancreas is not functioning properly, it puts you at higher risk of developing diabetes and malnutrition.
For every 10 adults in the UK, 6 are obese or overweight. On the other hand, more than 3 million people in the UK are undernourished. Whether you want to lose weight or gain weight, I can help you by tailoring your diet plan to your lifestyle and preferences. I won't make you eat foods that you don't like, and you can still eat foods that you enjoy!
Cholesterol and Heart Health
Cholesterol can build up in the arteries, increasing the risks of developing heart disease and stroke, which are the 2nd and 3rd top causes premature deaths in the UK. High cholesterol can affect anyone, whether you are overweight or not. I can offer practical advice to enable you to make dietary changes that protects your heart.
TYPE 2 DIABETES
Type 2 Diabetes
It is a myth that eating too much sugar causes diabetes. But if you have diabetes, eating too much sugar will certainly make it more difficult to control your blood sugar levels. Eating the right foods at the right time is important for controlling your blood sugar levels.