Step 1: Remove

….inflammation and known problem foods to calm the gut.

Give your system a rest….

IBS is not a disease, it’s a functional disorder and therefore needs a multifactorial approach. Step 1 is all about considering if your symptoms could be caused by inflammation in your gut or could your microbiome (the trillions of microbes in your gut) be imbalanced, or are you eating foods that are known to exacerbate IBS symptoms?
Have you ever had food poisoning or have you travelled abroad a lot?
Have you taken many courses of antibiotics in your life?
Are your IBS symptoms your body crying out for digestion support?
Do you regularly have yeast infections?
Do you regularly see undigested food in your stool?
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How do you conduct your consultations?

I use Zoom or I can see you face to face in the lovely therapy rooms I practice from on the Cowdray Estate which are located in the heart of the South Downs.

Do you use functional testing?

I do, where necessary. The gut is very complicated and so to take the guess work out I usually recommend a comprehensive stool sample in the first stage to check for infection, inflammation, gut bacteria levels and to see how your digestion is too.

What could be causing inflammation?

A variety of things from parasites, pathogenic bacteria, viruses, intolerances, allergies – the list is endless which is why a stool sample is recommended to get a good picture of what is going on in the GI tract.


Hear from the people who've worked my 4 step system:
I slept through the night - without needing to go to the loo - for the first time in 20 years! All in all I am so grateful to you, I feel so much better.

IBS sufferer - 39 years old

I am very impressed with Nicola. I had a number of digestive issues (mainly reflux) which she was able to get to grips with quickly and provide solutions that improved things for me hugely.

LH, Cyprus

Nicola is extremely approachable, thorough and knowledgeable. I found her quick responses to queries very helpful and the whole process extremely simple to follow

AP, Surrey

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