IBS Advice

Irritable Bowel syndrome can be a debilitating condition and is reported to affect up to 15% of the UK population. The cause of IBS is not fully understood, but the symptoms can affect people’s quality of life

Typically, clients come to me with:

• Gassy, noisy guts
• Bloating to the point they look pregnant
• Irregular or too regular bowel motions
• Burping, belching after food and drinks
• Uncomfortable reflux, heartburn, churning of their stomach
• Pain and discomfort
• Anxiety about if they need to go to the toilet when they are out

• Isolation as they don’t want to socialise in case their gut misbehaves
• Foul, smelly gas

If you can relate to any of these symptoms, I am here to help.

Many clients come to me frustrated with their symptoms. They have real functional symptoms that can be debilitating that affect many areas of their lives from relationships to jobs to socialising. Other clients may attend after avoiding many foods groups for years but continue to have symptoms.

Eliminating foods long term can leave you feeling lethargic and at risk of nutritional deficiencies. In addition to this, medications that you may be taking to assist you maybe giving your other digestive issues.

I also find that may clients appear in a cycle of worry about their symptoms causing their symptoms to get worse causing more worry about why their symptoms are getting worse.

At Lesley Reid Nutritional Health we understand these frustrations and are here to listen, advise and support you with your gut symptoms.

IBS – Discovery Call

The initial call helps us gather more information about yourself and helps us decide which path, program or service is best for you.

This is the start of a professional process to address your gut issues which enables us to clearly identify possible interventions in our first consultation.

What will be covered in this phone call?

Your current and past medication
• Your lifestyle, stress levels and sleep patterns
• Your general health and medical history
• Your degree of discomfort
• Any past medical treatments or investigations

How do I book?

After your initial enquiry I will send you a link to book in via my calendar system.

How much does it cost

The charge for this will be £35 and this will be taken via Stripe on booking your appointment.

IBS Appointment

At an IBS appointment we carry out an in depth assessment and consultation, were we discuss your questions about your gut health. We review your symptoms, lifestyle and clinical history and review if there are any dietary adjustments/enhancements needed in order to help reduce your symptoms.

What will be covered in this Appointment

• Your current and past medication
• Your lifestyle, stress levels and sleep patterns
• Your general health and medical history
• Your degree of discomfort

• Any past medical treatments or investigations
• Dietary Assessment
• Symptom Evaluation

This information is collated, evaluated and discussed at our first session. All supporting resources will be given on the day or forwarded after the appointment to you.

How much does this cost?- £120*

*(You can pay this on the day if it’s an in-person appointment at Collabor8te or if it’s a Zoom consultation you will be invoiced after the appointment).

Follow Up Appointment

30 minutes – 1 hour appointments £65 – £120.

IBS Package

Assessments included in the initial consultation (see above) to create a tailored package for your personal needs.

The content of the package will be designed around your personal needs.  The cost of the package will reflect what support is needed to reach your nutritional goals.

• 1 hour consultation (see IBS appointment above) to review your macro and micro nutrient intake, diet and health along with advice to eliminate your IBS symptoms.
• Detailed, personalised, nutritional written advice, recipes, shopping lists are provided to assist your dietary modification.
• Review appointment (up to 1 hour) at 4 and 8 weeks
• Liaison and consulting letters to your GP and Consultant are inclusive.

‘Lesley was awesome. With careful questioning she was able to narrow down my increasing digestive discomfort to a potential lactose intolerance which had developed on top of my IBS and Coeliac. She was spot on. I gave up all lactose containing products and noticed a marked improvement within a couple of days. In the 6 weeks I have been following this advice I feel better than I have for years. There is a marked reduction in my abdominal inflammation and physically I have no abdominal pain or discomfort any more. I was visiting the toilet between6 and 10 times a day, frequently with little warning or time to react; this is no longer the case. This diagnosis has really turned my life around and I cannot thank or recommend Lesley enough.’

Mrs BP, Coeliac / IBS Glasgow

‘Lesley had a lovely manner- friendly, patient and knowledgeable. She suggested a number of options to start with and discussed how they might help me. Some of which I didn’t know anything about. I would definitely speak to Lesley in the future and would recommend her to anyone looking for help.’

Mrs AP, Gastro Problems Glasgow

‘Lesley contacted me very promptly & spent time advising me with my concerns. She was happy to share her knowledge & resources after our initial telephone conversation.’

Mrs JMc, Low FODMAP, Leeds

‘Lesley is friendly, professional and informative. I am thrilled with the level of detail in relation to my old food diary, my new meal plan and my complex nutritional needs. My consultation with Lesley has really empowered me to be smart about my own nourishment and I’m already reaping the benefits of her guidance.’

Ms VL, Autoimmune Disease, Oban