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Miguel Toribio-Mateas

Nutrition practitioner and chair of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) explores the link between diet and IBS.

Miguel Toribo-Mateas explores the link between diet and IBS and the impact of diet and ibs symptoms

Many of my patients come to see me to try and figure out how or why their diet appears to be affecting their irritable bowel syndrome symptoms.

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    Nik Speakman, Celebrity and Life-Change Therapist (and VSL#3 advocate) discusses the impact of stress and anxiety on IBS, how to identify the triggers and how to manage stress levels to restore your balance - both physically and mentally

    To manage your IBS, you need to start at the beginning and ask yourself - ‘what is it that’s making me feel this way?’ There are many factors that can upset the balance of both your gut health and life, and often these are interlinked.

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    What is IBS?

    Pritash Patel, Consultant Gastroenterologist, discusses the impact of IBS, what symptoms to look out for and how balancing the microbiome is the answer to improving your digestive health

    Suffering from stomach cramps, flatulence, feeling a bit bloated or needing urgent trips to the bathroom?

    If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you may be wondering if you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, commonly known as IBS.

Energise your body to help relieve IBS

Expert Yoga and Lifestyle Coach, Chloe Manlay, discusses the part exercise plays in IBS by incorporating exercise into a healthy lifestyle, Chloe explains how to energise your body with exercise and help relieve IBS Symptoms.

When suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), little everyday tasks can seem like a struggle and the last thing you may want to do is exercise. The discomfort can often hold you back and make your life feel out of balance.

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In their video series "De-Juice" in partnership with VSL#3, Lisa and Alana Macfarlane (The Mac Twins) learn about the hierarchy of evidence and attempt to break down four scientific paper for you in a couple of digestible minutes!

Covering studies on the benefits of probiotics and fibre to findings in IBS and the gut/brain axis, Lisa and Alana will tell you what the leading scientists have uncovered... in PLAIN ENGLISH

Healthcare professional information


1. Chapman T et al. Drugs 2006;66(10):1371-87.
2. Data on File, Ferring UK Ltd.
3. Kim HJ et al. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2003;17:895-904.
4. Kim HJ et al. Neurogastroentero Motil 2005;17:687-696.
5. Wong. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Jan; 60. 2014.

Due to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rulings regarding the use of the terminology "probiotic", we now refer to VSL#3 as a poly-biotic which highlights its combination of 8 different strains and 450 billion bacteria.


Date of Preparation: July 2018


July 2016