Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): What it is, how to recognise the symptoms and some diet and lifestyle hacks - Nourish Nurture Breathe

Episode 15

Published on:

23rd Sep 2020

#15 An introduction to IBS

In this episode, Kami and Christie are back together at the mic for one of their co-hosted deep dive conversations. 

In this episode, we’re focusing on IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), what it is, how to chart any symptoms and a look into first line therapies, non-diet therapies and of course, the low FODMAP diet as a form of treatment.

This episode is all around expanding your understanding of this common condition (affects 8.1% of Australians) and empowering you with the knowledge to move forward in your journey.

You’ll learn:

  • What IBS is
  • How gut journaling can be a helpful part of your process and how to do it
  • Which first line diet and lifestyle hacks to try
  • What the low FODMAP diet is and why it works

PLUS, some holistic tips on helping to manage symptoms.

Links and resources:

  • Check out this Monash Blog for further reading about what IBS is and how it’s diagnosed
  • For low FODMAP diet support, please contact Christie directly over at her website. She is a credentialed Monash Uni FODMAP dietitian with extensive experience in helping people navigate the low FODMAP diet safely.

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Nourish Nurture Breathe
A podcast dedicated to women at all stages of our journey. This is your place to nourish, nurture and breathe.
Nourish Nurture Breathe is a podcast dedicated to providing a space for women to learn, feel supported, empowered and understood.

Combining holistic health with science and research, Kami and Christie's mission with Nourish Nurture Breathe is to empower you with knowledge and confidence around all areas of your mind, body, spirit wellbeing. These include nutrition, mindset, body confidence and the nuances of our hormones, fertility, pregnancy, motherhood and beyond.

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Christie Lee & Kami Ramini

Kami Ramini is a mum of 2, certified health coach (Integrative Nutrition IIN HC), food and health writer and founder of This Mum's Kitchen. Kami takes a bio-individual approach to her work with every client and centres her coaching on the premise of teaching women about "filling your cup". What this means will be different for everyone, but it's the grounding affirmation that by loving into our own mind, body, spirit wellbeing, we are intrinsically also doing better by everyone we love and everyone who relies on us. At whatever stage of your journey, whether you are preparing for pregnancy, already pregnant, already a mum or a busy woman for countless other reasons, remember that if our cups are full, then there is enough for us and enough for everyone else in our lives to take a sip too. Self-care isn't selfish, it's anything but.

Kami currently sees clients one-on-one and in groups and runs bi-monthly detox and reset programs through her Mind Body Lifestyle Wellness Club membership packages.

Christie Lee is a prenatal and gut health dietitian and founder of Christie Lee Nutrition. Christie originally became a dietitian as she's always been passionate about empowering people with the impact of food and diet on our health. With the current state of chronic diseases growing within our society, Christie's approach to health has become fuelled by a deep passion to help people find the root cause of health concerns and conquer life roadblocks to achieve ultimate health and happiness.

Specialising in fertility, pregnancy and gut health, Christie believes the secret to a better health outlook for our society is in educating mums and mums to be to eat well, be well and therefore give our next generation the very best chance to thrive.

Christie currently sees clients one-on-one and delivers workshops and presentations regularly online and around Perth.