Real Hope for IBS

If you’re dealing with the painful and embarrassing symptoms of IBS, you’re not alone!

86% percent of all British adults suffered from some sort of gastrointestinal problem or ailment in the past year. Scientists have struggled to explain this phenomenon - until now.

Cause of IBS uncovered

New research has uncovered strong evidence that IBS, along with anxiety and depression that often accompany it, are all associated with an imbalance of bacteria in the gut. A landmark study by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the US used cultures from the small intestine to connect bacteria to the cause of the disorder.

Mark Pimentel, an author of the study, said: ‘While we found compelling evidence in the past that bacterial overgrowth is a contributing cause of IBS, making this link through bacterial cultures is the gold standard of diagnosis. This clear evidence of the role bacteria play in the condition underscores our clinical trial findings... Bacteria are key contributors to the cause of IBS.’

What can go wrong inside your gut?

There are trillions of living bacteria inside your gut, forming what we call the “gut microbiome.” Picture your gut microbiome like a beautiful Amazon rainforest, full of diverse life forms.

Like any natural ecosystem, the one inside your gut is fragile, and can be damaged by antibiotics, stress, sugar and environmental toxins. These elements can wipe out bacterial strains inside your microbiome, much like pouring bleach into the river would kill all the fish.

How do you restore your gut microbiome?

Discovering the cause of IBS opened the way for probiotic treatments that can resolve it.

In January 2017 the first mainstream UK study was performed to determine which probiotic food has the greatest impact on the bugs inside the human gut. The study was conducted by Dr Michael Mosley, presenter of the BBC TV show Trust Me I’m a Doctor, along with NHS Highland and 30 volunteers and scientists around the country.

At the end of the four weeks, the biggest change in gut bacteria was seen in the group that had taken a probiotic called “kefir,” a fermented milk drink that originated in the Black Caucasus Mountains.

The American College of Gastroenterology performed a comprehensive literature review on the topic, and found that probiotics like kefir were both safe and effective in improving symptoms and normalizing bowel movement frequency in patients suffering from constipation or diarrhoea related to IBS.

What’s the complete Gut Care Protocol?

Chuckling Goat has created an innovative Gut Care Package: 3 simple-to-use products from Chuckling Goat LTD that work together to investigate, restore and maintain your gut health. Shipped direct to your door, easy to use at home. No clinic appointment necessary.


The Microbiome Test from Atlas looks inside your gut to see exactly what you need to eat, in order to boost the specific strains of bacteria that are lacking inside your inner ecosystem. You will discover how your microbiome is functioning, its level of internal diversity, and the amount of disease protection that you are currently receiving from autoimmune issues like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, Crohn’s and colitis. This test uses 16sRNA technology, and is MHRA-certified and 99.9% accurate. Your Gut Care package includes a free private phone appointment and ongoing lifetime support from with your own Nutritional Advisor.


Our award-winning kefir was named Best New Dairy Drink in the World, 2018. This fermented live culture drink is the most diverse probiotic available on the market today. All kefir is not created equal - supermarket kefir may be loaded with allergenic cows milk, sugar and chemicals that do more harm than good. Our unflavoured kefir is made with hypoallergenic goats milk and real kefir grains, giving it the maximum therapeutic impact. We have a 9.6 out of 10 rating on Trustpilot, making us the number one rated and most trusted kefir manufacturer in the UK.


If you imagine that kefir “puts the fish back in the river” of your gut ecosystem, then you have to feed those fish. They are living organisms, and have their own dietary requirements. Gut bugs eat fibre. But what kind of fibre do they need? Our close collaboration with the world-class scientists at Atlas has revealed that your gut bugs need 18 separate and distinct types of fibres, many of which are contained in exotic items like arrowroot and tamarind seed. These elements can be difficult to find, source and incorporate into your daily diet. So Chuckling Goat has done the work for you, and created the most complete, full spectrum prebiotic supplement available. Vegan, gluten free, chemical & additive free, made with 100% natural ingredients, this prebiotic provides 30% of your recommended daily fibre intake.

The Gut Care Package case study


I’ve had IBS for about 13 years: it started with the stress I experienced when my father passed away. I wasn’t able to eat bread or pasta because my stomach would become really bloated. I experienced anxiety and depression as well: I was very upset and low.

I tried all the different tablets for IBS that the doctor gave me – Buscopan and peppermint oil, etc – but they didn’t work. I tried some of their kefir and lo and behold, it worked!

On the first course, I became less uncomfortable. By the middle of the second course, the IBS had gone. I took a third course, and it didn’t come back. I took four courses altogether, and the IBS is now cured. It’s brilliant.

I certainly noticed a difference in my mood and energy level. I felt a lot better. I’m not having panic attacks anymore. I would 100 per cent recommend kefir. I was amazed – I had no stomach bloating, no cramps: just complete comfort and a normal tummy! Fantastic! I’m so grateful for my new lease of life!

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Last revised: 6 November 2019
Next review: 6 November 2020