The part nutrition plays regarding intestinal complaints

With the exact knowledge, decrease complaints, increase energy within 14 days

Intestinal diseases are a part of the so-called lifestyle diseases. IBD, Crohn`s and CU are more often present in Western Europe, North America and Australia. Which suggest that the problem has a co-relation with our lifestyle and our nutrition intake. What we eat has a lot of influence on our health. In 2019 the RIVM has concluded in their research that almost a quarter of the Dutch citizens has some problem related to the digestive system.

*RIVM is an institution part of the Dutch government, which focusses on public health and environment.

Your digestive system is responsible for transporting the right nutrition (fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals) to the right locations to make sure all the complicated processes and organs are properly functioning.
If your body lacks nutrition certain complaints might occur such as:

  • Digestive related problems
  • Heartburn
  • Irregular bowel movements
  • Intestinal complaints
Chronic intestinal diseases ( IBD) are especially present in Western Europe, North America and Australia.

Eating healthy? Cannot see the wood for the trees?

Often your doctor`s advice is to eat healthily and regularly. What this means is also unclear to your doctor because the doctor is not a nutritionist. Then a long search starts with the expert help of a dietitian. Often in the search for healthy food, you are encountering a lot of contradictions, opinions and advisement. You cannot see the wood for the trees.

Nutritional advice is all about customisation

That`s why IBD Free Life is not going with regular recommendations. The advice that you are getting is based on solid knowledge regarding the digestive system. Especially your digestive system. That is because no two people are exactly the same and thanks to the blood and or stool research we can determine what your body needs down to the cellular level.

Understanding how your body works.

Changing your habits can be quite complicated. To make the change easier it may help to understand why the changes are necessary. That is why you are not just presented with nutritional advice but during the consults, you will also learn:

  • Which specific type of foods will overload your intestines.
  • How your digestive system works.
  • Which effects stress have.
Why the FODMaP diet is not working

A lot of people who have IBS are advised to try the FODMaP diet. A common result is that you will notice that especially garlic, leeks and onions are having a strong effect on your intestines. These vegetables are not the problem. Garlic, leeks and onions contain a lot of anti-pathogen substances. The sulphur in these vegetables causes a bad reaction due to a large amount of ’bad’ bacteria. Those are the bad guys. At IBD Free Life you will learn exactly how these substances and processes work in your body. We will determine not only the cause of your reaction to a certain food but we will also explain to you why this is. That way you are able to do something about it. You can balance the intestinal bacteria in your body and soon you are able to enjoy your stew with garlic and onion without any problems.

We will share our knowledge about the nutrients your body needs and where the symptoms you experience derive from. We have taken a lot of effort into making all of this knowledge easily understandable.
By using your new found knowledge you will decrease your stomach complaints, have a more regular bowel movement and gain more energy within 14 days, guaranteed. 

A consult at the nutrition specialist

Part of all our treatment trajectories

To be able to heal your intestines, you almost always have to change your diet. The nutritionist will help you adjust to your new diet. You don't just learn a new diet, that can be complicated and quite intensive. During the consultations with the nutrition specialist, we mainly look at what you can eat, what you like toe at and how you can most easily apply this in your own life.