Fiona Corliss

Fiona is a Naturopathic Nutritionist and Colon Hydrotherapist specialising in gastrointestinal health, menopausal issues, chronic fatigue and weight issues.

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Fiona Corliss Colon Hydrotherapist and Nutritionist

Battle Healthy Living Clinic

Old Brewery Yard,
High St,
Battle, East Sussex
TN33 0AF

The Chilston Clinic

12 Rusthall Rd,
Tunbridge Wells,
Kent
TN4 8RA

The Wellington Centre

44 Wellington Sq
Hastings
East Sussex 
TN34 1PN

Managing IBS Symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS has symptoms which are often uncomfortable, painful and inconvenient; they are not however, life-threatening and can be managed by addressing the diet. Adhering to a few simple rules can greatly enhance the quality of life for sufferers.

Fluids

  • Only drink warm or hot drinks - avoid chilled
  • If your motions tend to be hard and pelleted, increase your water and other fluid intake
  • Avoid coffee and strong tea - both are stimulants and increase bowel activity
  • Some herb teas and infusions are of particular use; peppermint, chamomile and fennel all have anti-spasmodic activity, as does Aloe Vera Inner Leaf.

Foods

Good digestion of food is very important in reducing bowel gas production; chew food very well and eat small meals. If digestion is weak, then digestive enzymes can be useful.

Cooking

Keep food preparation simple; steam, boil, poach, bake. Avoid fry-ups, or the use of large amounts of fat and oil. Avoid frozen, chilled or cold foods, stick to warm or hot.

Choice of Foods

Eat: Salad vegetables, meat, fish, most root vegetables and most whole grains. Wheat and Rye may cause bloating and discomfort, so try omitting them for a week to see if it makes a difference. Eat: moderate amounts of the cabbage family (broccoli and cabbage) and few apples which can cause discomfort and bloating.

Avoid completely: very gassy foods; Baked Beans, all pulses (peas, beans), Jerusalem Artichokes and possibly swedes and cauliflower.

Practical Help

If suffering with a bout of irritable bowel, Epsom Salt Baths can be a wonderful help. Take half a kilo of Epsom Salts and place into the bath. Fill the bath as warm as you can manage and place a cold flannel over your head. Soak for 20 minutes. The magnesium sulphate in Epsom Salts relaxes the abdomen. Magnesium Spray rubbed into the abdomen is also extremely helpful during an attack. A hot water bottle is an obvious choice, but can help enormously to relax the abdomen.

Further dietary help for Managing IBS Symptoms

It is a good idea to consult a naturopathic nutritionist/colon hydrotherapist for more in-depth personalised information as IBS comes in 4 guises, each of which requires specific treatment. The 4 types of IBS are: IBS-C (Constipation), IBS-D (Diarrhoea), IBSA (Alternating) and IBSPV (Post Viral).

References

http://www.aboutibs.org/treatment.html

http://patient.info/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome-leaflet

http://bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice/monograph/122/resources.html
For more information on any of the services offered and to book an appointment, please call 07817 921916 or email

Contact details

Tel:
Mob:07817 921916

Battle Healthy Living Clinic
Old Brewery Yard
High St
Battle TN33 0AF

The Chilston Clinic
12 Rusthall Rd
Tunbridge Wells
TN4 8RA

The Wellington Centre
44 Wellington Sq
Hastings TN34 1PN

Recent recipes

Chick pea burgers with lime relish

Chickpea Burger ingredients

  • * 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • * 11⁄2 cups onions, minced
  • * 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • * 1 tsp ground cumin
  • * 1 cup grated carrot
  • * 13⁄4 cup organic tinned chickpeas
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp tahini
  • * 1⁄4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • * 1/3 cup chick pea flour    
  • juice from 1⁄2 lemon 

Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

BASE:

  • 1 cup of soft pitted medjool dates
  • 1 cup of ground hazelnuts (a coffee grinder is the best way of grinding the nuts)
  • Half cup of organic buckwheat flakes
  • 3 tbsp coconut shreds
  • 3 tbsp raw cocoa powder

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