IBS is a common gastrointestinal disorder affecting the intestine. It affects how contents move through the bowel (motility), and how the brain interprets sensations that occur along the digestive tract (sensitivity), leading to the symptoms below. Although often disruptive, debilitating and embarrassing, IBS is not life-threatening, nor does it lead to cancer or other more serious illnesses.
Cramping, aching, or sharp pain in the abdomen, often relieved after a bowel movement.
Feeling of increased abdominal fullness or distension.
Fluctuating between diarrhea and constipation, or a combination of both.
Frequent loose or watery stools
Difficulty passing stools, infrequent bowel movements, or feeling like the bowels are not fully emptied
A sudden and strong urge to have a bowel movement.
Presence of mucus, which is a slimy substance, in the stool.
Increased production of gas and frequent passing of gas.
Feeling tired or lacking energy, often due to disrupted sleep patterns or discomfort caused by IBS symptoms.
Anxiety, depression, or heightened stress.
Our team works together to create personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs, addressing the root causes of your IBS symptoms
Our clinic is staffed with highly skilled nutrition experts, mental health counselors and exercise specialists, who have extensive experience in treating IBS
We offer Microbiome sequencing and analysis, genome sequencing, comprehensive blood work, and ongoing support
Throughout your 3-month journey, we will support you every step of the way, through support groups, access to resources, recipes, educational seminars and live chats
Our treatment options include dietary modifications, probiotics, medications, mind-body techniques, exercise and more, all tailored to your specific needs.
During your 3-month IBS journey, we will complete 2 microbiome analysis – One at the beginning, and one towards the end of your journey.
We’ve all heard the phrase “Follow your Gut” or “I have a Gut Feeling”. There is a reason your gut feeling is so accurate. It’s because your gut is like your second brain. Your gut microbiome consists of trillions of microorganisms living in your digestive tract, and they play a very important role in influencing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Disruptions, or dysbiosis in the gut microbiome may impact the Gut brain axis and contribute to the development of IBS symptoms. Dysbiosis, which refers to an imbalance or disruption in the composition of the gut microbiota, has been associated with increased gut permeability, low-grade inflammation, and abnormal gut motility, all of which are believed to play a role in IBS.
At the BioGut Clinic we will explore your gut microbiome, probiotics, prebiotics, postbiotics, the role of mental health, exercise and dietary modifications to modulate the gut microbiome and help alleviate IBS symptoms.