Disorders of the gut brain interaction are described as several GI conditions characterized by motility disturbance, visceral hypersensitivity, altered mucosal and immune function, altered gut microbiota, and altered Central Nervous System (CNS) processing such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional dyspepsia (FD). Proper treatment of DGBI involves integrated care: medical, psychological and nutritional interventions while recognizing what is within your scope as a healthcare practitioner. Several evidence based dietary treatments including a low FODMAP diet have demonstrated favorable improvement in symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating and stool consistency. Proper implementation of the low fodmap diet involves 3 phases: restriction, reintroduction and personalization. Patients with DGBI are often susceptible to excessive restriction and may be high risk for avoidant restrictive eating behaviors. In our time together we will identify ways to identify contraindications to starting a restricted diet in some patients with DGBI and how to offer nutrition advice that is evidence based and therapeutic.
- Identify common clinical symptoms of Disorders of the Gut Brain Interaction (DGBI) such as IBS, Dyspepsia and explore current treatment modalities
- Integrate feasible and therapeutic nutrition care plans in care of patients with DGBI
- Discover how to screen for disordered eating and decipher when best to pull in mental health providers and how to offer gentle nutrition advice