What is a Dietitian?

The title ‘Dietitian’ is a protected term and only those with a degree in Dietetics and registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) are entitled to use the title.

Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems. A Dietitian will use the most up-to-date research on food, health and disease and translate this into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. A Dietitian can help to address a specific medical/health need or condition.

Our Dietitian can help with a range of dietary needs: • digestive problems, especially irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) • weight loss • gaining weight, following a spell of ill-health or pre/post-surgery or chemotherapy • advice about eating disorders

Our Dietitian is an expert in the treatment of IBS and is trained by King’s College, London to advise on the low FODMAP diet. The low FODMAP diet is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as an effective treatment for IBS if advice is delivered by a FODMAP-trained Registered Dietitian (Feb 2015). The low FODMAP diet is clinically proven to improve IBS symptoms in over 75% of sufferers.

For more information and recent testimonials visit her website: www.fodmapconsultancy.com

Who is our Dietitian?

Debra Thomas