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Ghislaine Swinburn

About Ghislaine Swinburn

During the 20 years that I have been working as a state registered dietitian, no matter the setting, hospital, Industry and even in the Amazon jungle, I have been passionate about gut health. While not the most glamorous of specialities, for me it is clear that what you eat and the health of your gut are fundamental to our general wellbeing. For many years I have had a particular interest in coeliac disease, dietary change being fundamental to the treatment. When given the right information in a way that is easy to understand and apply to daily life the transformation can be wonderful to see. This is why when the latest research using the low FODMAP diet for symptomatic relief in Irritable bowel syndrome came to the UK i was first in line to learn all I could. The results for patients with IBS were just as dramatic as those for coeliacs on the gluten free diet. Following the huge success of the low FODMAP diet in my specialist NHS dietetic clinic I wanted my services to be available to all so I left the NHS to set up The Healthy Gut Clinic. At The Healthy Gut Clinic specialist dietetic services are available to all without the need for medical referrals and lengthy waiting lists. The information is tailored to the individual needs of each client and delivered in a format best suited to their lifestyle.

IBS? Really?


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As a dietitian specialising in Irritable Bowel Syndrome I usually begin my consultations by discussing how the patient feels about their diagnosis. Many of my patients instead of being reassured by their diagnosis find it very hard to accept that … Continue reading