Wednesday 27 April 2022 at 7pm BST

Can individuals with GI conditions follow a high fibre plant-based diet?

with Lisa Simon RD, Specialist Dietitian, Plant Based Health Online

Hosted by Rohini Bajekal, Nutritionist & Board Member of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK
(CPD Accredited with 1 CPD Hour from the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and CME accredited for the LM MOC)

The presentation focuses on improving health and wellbeing as those with GI conditions, especially IBD, can become very distressed if what they consider to be a healthy diet exacerbates their symptoms. They may have been advised by a non health professional to try a plant-based diet to improve their condition but actually become worse as a result and this then becomes a barrier to change and impacts on quality of life. Many individuals worry that removing much of the fibre will result in dysbiosis and this adds more anxiety which can then exacerbate symptoms and create a vicious circle. This presentation will highlight the need for stress management and the need for patience to allow the body to heal.

For those with IBS, symptoms can also significantly affect quality of life and mental health. The presentation will discuss ways to reduce symptoms, briefly explain FODMAPs, explain why a low FODMAP diet can do more harm than good if not followed correctly, give an example of an adapted low FODMAP diet and also discuss stress management techniques as this is such a key way to manage symptoms of all GI conditions.

Why should I join this webinar?

  • Why is a low fibre diet needed during flare up of IBD?
  • What dietary therapies are used to try and induce re-mission of IBD?
  • What are the risks of a low FODMAP diet and how can these be overcome?
Webinar - can individuals with GI conditions follow a high fibre plant based diet

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About the speaker

Lisa studied Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics at Cardiff Metropolitan University for four years before graduating as a registered dietitian with first class honours in 2014.

Lisa began her career working in Morriston Hospital in Swansea. After a year working with patients with a wide range of clinical conditions, she took up a rotational post at the University Hospital of Wales, where she worked in neurology, cardiology and respiratory. She then took up a temporary, specialist post in critical care in the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, before specialising in gastroenterology in 2016.

Lisa now splits her time working as project lead in the NHS, running outpatient clinics and group workshops, and working at CQC (Care Quality Commission) registered health care service, Plant Based Health Online, running individual and group consultations and delivering educational webinars. Her clinical areas of expertise are gastrointestinal conditions, liver and pancreatic disease, and male and female fertility.

Lisa has written a clinical update on diet and fertility for the British Dietetic Association, and is currently writing her first book ‘The Plant-Based Dietitian’s Guide to Fertility: From Pre-Conception to Healthy Birth’, due to be published next year. She is also co-author and co-editor for the forthcoming Plant Based Nutrition in Clinical Practice.

Lisa is passionate about providing an evidence-based, individualised approach with her patients, using all the pillars of lifestyle medicine to enable a holistic and detailed assessment and treatment plan.

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This webinar lasts one hour including a Live Q&A.

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