Your News: Nutritional therapy can help IBS


April is IBS awareness month and in the UK approximately one in 5 people will experience symptoms of IBS at some point in the lives.

IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, particularly affects 25-45 year olds and is twice as prevalent in women. Symptoms may include: stomach cramps, pain after eating, bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, appetite loss, depression, anxiety and mucus in stool.

Conventional medicine has no cure for IBS with treatments options ranging from the use of anti-spasmodic drugs to low dose antidepressants. X-rays, blood tests, endoscopies and other diagnostics tests may not reveal any obvious abnormality.

Nutritional therapy can look beyond the symptoms and help to target the causes of IBS by focussing on areas such as diet, food intolerance, gut bacteria, digestive support and lifestyle.

Sophie Driver the nutritional therapist at the Wellhead Practice has 10 years experience in nutritional therapy and offers tailor made programmes to support you with your health goals. A focused dietary strategy, personal supplement advice and a ‘while-you-wait’ food intolerance test can all help to improve your digestive health.

To mark IBS Awareness month, Sophie is offering 10 per cent off food intolerance testing for the months of April and May.

To find out more or to book a free 15 minute chat or an appointment, please call the Wellhead Practice on 01778 392832 or visit