The menopause, and the time leading up to the menopause, known as perimenopause, is a natural part of aging for women. It is a time of hormonal chaos due to the fluctuating and overall decline in levels of the female hormone oestrogen and can cause a wide range of symptoms that can differ person to person

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Optimising Gut Health

Inside your gut, there are trillions of microbes (including bacteria, viruses and fungi), which produce a wide range of chemicals including vitamins and hormones.  Due to this the environment within your gut, known as the gut microbiome, plays an important role in health. 

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Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease is a life-long autoimmune condition that causes damage to lining of the bowel, when people with the condition consume gluten. Currently, the only treatment for coeliac disease is a gluten-free diet.

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BDA IBS Guidelines Paper (McKenzie, 2016)

A group of specialist gastroenterology dietitians, critically appraised the available evidence for dietary treatment options for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  A set of guidelines were developed providing updated, comprehensive, evidence based recommendations for dietary management of adults with IBS.

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Using Best Practice Paper (Williams, 2016)

We’ve been able to demonstrate in Somerset, that incorporating support from a dietitian in the multidisciplinary management pathway for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), can improve patient’s quality of life, as well as reduce unnecessary and expensive input from hospital gastroenterology departments.

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