Lorraine Cooney, Registered Dietitian, BSc, MSc, MINDI
Dietary advice you can trust.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and the Low FODMAP Diet

Have you been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Do you suffer with any of the following?


  • wabdominal pain
  • wind
  • burping
  • bloating
  • diarrhoea
  • constipation
  • fatigue
  • nausea

IBS is a bowel disorder that can present with all or just some of the above symptoms. These symptoms can leave you feeling miserable and socially isolated.  Real Life Nutrition can help!

The Strategy for a Healthier Gut:
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  1. Your Diet and Symptom Profile Assessment to identify foods and eating behaviours that may be hurting your gut
  2. Low FODMAP Diet–this involves a 4-8 week food exclusion diet.
  3. Low FODMAP Diet reintroduction/challenge phase
  4. IBS diet for life – your individual plan to control IBS symptoms for life!


The Low FODMAP Diet

A new innovative dietary therapy known as the Low FODMAPs diet can achieve success rates in over 76% of people with IBS.

Lorraine, your dietitian at Real Life Nutrition, is an expert in delivering a low FODMAP diet having attended advanced training at King College London. Based on the findings of Dr Sue Shepherd, the low FODMAP diet is based on limiting the guts exposure to:

  • Fermentable
  • Oligosaccharides (eg. wheat, onions, beans)
  • Disaccharides (eg. milk, yoghurts)
  • Monosaccharides (eg. honey) and
  • Polyols (eg. sugar free chewing gum, plums)

A dietitian is essential to achieving the best results from the low FODMAP approach as you will receive the most up to date and reliable dietary information, only follow the restricted phase for the shortest possible time, get a tailored Low FODMAP Plan, as well as continue to meet your nutritional requirements.

Booking a Consultation:

An initial one to one consultation lasts one hour. You will be asked to discuss your medical background, lifestyle, symptoms and eating habits. Follow up appointments last from 30-60 minutes, depending on your circumstances.

Face-to-face or Skype appointments are available. Unlimited phone or e-mail support between consultations is included