Swaps & Tweaks
If you are worried about being perfect, don’t be. Together we will find manageable swaps to relieve your symptoms without overhauling your diet. In fact, we will look for the smallest number of changes necessary for symptom relief.
Let's Focus on Food First
Food is powerful! During our time together, I will teach you how your digestive system works and how to eat for good digestion. You’ll discover what helps you feel better and what makes you feel worse. We’ll follow a systematic process to figure out what works best for you. As a Monash Trained Dietitian who has been working in this field for many years, I will help you discover delicious foods that you and your gut will love. If dietary changes are not helpful enough, we will discuss many other evidence based therapies to try next.
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WHAT WORKING TOGETHER
Phase 1 ~ Relieve Your Symptoms
Together we’ll take a whole person approach which includes your medical background, current nutrition, thoughts and feelings towards food, life stress/anxiety, and activity level. We’ll create a plan that fits into your life to resolve your symptoms as swiftly as possible. This phase usually lasts about 3-4 weeks.
Reduce high FODMAP foods and other potential triggers
Eat for good digestion
Follow a great bowel routine
Use supplements and medications as needed
Phase 2 ~ Find Your Triggers
Your confusion stops here. You will finally find the answers you were looking for and learn about your threshold for high FODMAP foods and other dietary triggers. You may find that many high FODMAP foods don’t bother you at all! Wouldn’t that be nice. This phase usually lasts around 3-4 weeks.
Learn how to test your tolerance for common dietary triggers
Complete the tests included in your app
Discover your dietary triggers
Phase 3 ~ Expand your diet and build a resilient microbiome
This is where all of the pieces of the puzzle come together. You will use the results of your food tests to expand your diet and find your own individual threshold for FODMAPs without symptoms. Adding variety enables you to nurture a resilient microbiome and keep you healthy. This is your long-term way of eating to enjoy.
Review your food test results
Build a resilient microbiome with food you love
Expand your diet without symptoms
Happy Gut Program
Stay connected with me on your mobile nutrition app which has a food & symptoms journal, direct private messaging, recipes, handouts, and the ability to schedule and re-schedule. All-in-one and easy!
- 3 appointments by Zoom available across Canada
- 2 months of unlimited private direct messaging
- Individualized 3 phase plan
- Food and symptoms journal reviews
- 80+full colour low FODMAP recipes and grocery lists
- Support and kindness every step of the way
One hour appointment
If you are unsure where to start, book with this appointment first and we can find the right fit for you. The cost of the appointment will be applied to future programs.
You are welcome to call me anytime or book a Discovery call to make sure we are the right fit. If you are ready to jump in, start with the 1-hour appointment and we can talk about which program will be the best fit for you. The price of the 1-hour appointment will be applied to your program.
Yes. Digestive symptoms can be different for everyone so your plan will fit with your symptoms and your life.
It depends. Most people with digestive symptoms or IBS will notice an improvement in their symptoms over the course of three to four weeks. However, everyone is different. Some people notice a difference within days, while other may take a bit longer. In general, I don’t recommend staying in the first stage of the diet for than 6 weeks.
Yes. Your digestion can be improved by a variety of effective and evidence-based dietary and lifestyle habits. There may be a select few supplements and medications that may help too. We’ll do our best cover all of them in a systematic way so that you know how effective each change will be for you.
Think of the low FODMAP diet is a good next step for people with digestive symptoms. It is worth trialing the low FODMAP diet to see if it is the right fit for you. If your symptoms only improved partially, we would assess the residual symptoms and I may recommend a new dietary plan, other dietary therapies, and/or other conditions to discuss other health care providers such as your doctor, psychologist or physiotherapist.
No. Your family can eat what you eat. My family frequently eats low FODMAP meals in my Low FODMAP Test Kitchen.
No. The sooner you can figure out which foods minimize your symptoms, the better you will feel. It is possible to find easy to digest foods even when you are away from home or eating out. You won’t have to maintain a perfect diet all of the time.
Yes, I understand that life happens, and you sometimes need to take a break. Just ask and I can put your program on hold until you are ready to resume.
I will refund you for the portion of services that you have not used if you are not satisfied with your program.
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