What can you expect from our Online IBS Course?
Our online IBS course is a fully comprehensive online program for anyone wanting to claim their life back from IBS. So what exactly is this course and what can you expect from it?
Why did we develop an online course for IBS?
We know that access to managing your IBS can be hard to come by and expensive. You’ll often spend months on a waitlist to see a public health dietitian, and private dietitians can put a decent dent on the credit card.
Research shows that approximately 75% of people with IBS respond well to a low FODMAP diet, with significant improvements in symptoms such as reduced bloating and abdominal pain, and normalised bowel motions. From our experience in working with clients, we have found similar results. So, whilst we recognise every individual has their own story, the management of the condition remains more or less the same through the application of the low FODMAP diet.
For these reasons we wanted to create a cost effective, reliable and trustworthy way to support individuals manage their IBS. This course does just that!
Who is the course suited to?
This course has been designed specifically for those who have been diagnosed with IBS. You may also benefit from this course if you experience symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, loose bowel motions or constipation. If you haven’t been diagnosed with IBS, we recommend seeing your GP first to ensure the low FODMAP diet is the right option for you.
Who is the course NOT suited for?
If you tick any of the following boxes then it is important you have seen your GP or gastroenterologist first to ensure the low FODMAP diet is right for you:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Family history of bowel disease
- Age of symptom onset >50 years
- Blood in stools
- Persistent daily diarrhoea
- Nocturnal bowel motions
- Recurrent vomiting
We also recommend contacting us first to ensure this course is right for you, if have a current or past eating disorder; eat out or travel a lot; or experience any other factors that may make it difficult for you to stick to a restrictive diet for 2-6 weeks.
What does the course include?
During this course, you are guided step by step through the low FODMAP diet and beyond, by Monash trained Dietitians via a series of online videos. With each module, you also receive downloadable resources to enhance your learning. There are interactive activities such a mindful eating activity, and we have a guest psychology speaker who presents on the gut-brain connection. You are given 6 months’ access to the course, to ensure plenty of time for you to work through and implement each module.
We have developed this course with clients, like yourself in mind. So this course is simple to follow and understand. It contains everything you need to know to understand IBS & FODMAPs; how to reduce bloating, gut pain and normalise your bowel motions; and how to manage your condition long term.
The course consists of five modules or steps to master your IBS freedom. These are explained in more detail below:
Module 1: Laying down the Foundations to ensure success with the low fodmap diet
- Introduction to irritable bowel syndrome
- Gut-Brain connection – presented by our guest psychologist
- First line dietary and lifestyle modifications
- Bonus mindful eating activity
Module 2: The Low FODMAP elimination diet. Get relief and reduction from your IBS symptoms.
- The low FODMAP diet explained
- Guidance on foods to eat and avoid
- Label reading for low FODMAP
- How to modify recipes to make them low FODMAP
- Guide to dining out on the low FODMAP diet
- Bonus lessons on troubleshooting and managing constipation
Module 3: Re-challenging FODMAPs. Identify exactly which foods trigger your IBS symptoms.
- Introduction to rechallenging FODMAPs
- Step by step guide to rechallenging FODMAPS
Module 4: Personalising your Diet. Increase variety by bringing back all of your well tolerated FODMAPs in a controlled way.
- Increasing variety after the low FODMAP diet
- FODMAP stacking You learn all about the Personalized Phase. This is where we increase variety by bringing back all of your well tolerated FODMAPs in a controlled way.
Module 5: Life Long Results. Long-term management and troubleshooting flare ups to ensure life-long success.
- Understanding pre- and pro-biotics and how they can optimise your gut health
- Lifestyle management to ensure long term results
- Managing flare ups
Try it Today!
So there you have it; Our online IBS course explained. If this sounds like something you need, then we would love to hear from you! We are taking registrations for the course now and have made it even more accessible with options for after-pay. Click HERE to register for the online IBS course today.
If you’re still not sure if this course is right for you and would like to speak directly with one of our friendly dietitians, then please contact us HERE.
We are so excited to work with you and support you on your journey towards butter gut health!
Published: 13th February 2023
Author: Bianca Berton-Scarlet Monash FODMAP trained Dietitian