A 12 week programme for people who are tired of looking 6 months pregnant by lunch time.
Can you relate to ANY of these points?
You are fed up with looking 6 months pregnant - having to wear baggy clothes or undo your trouser button by mid-day.
You have anxiety around eating out - other people get to enjoy the experience whilst you stress about how your gut will react.
You are diagnosed with IBS but scared it is something more serious? - you have tried the low FODMAP diet and probiotics but they didn't seem to work.
You feel alone - your doctor diagnosed you with IBS but then didn't really offer any treatment. Instead you were left to fend for yourself.
If you answered yes then read on...
Imagine if life looked like this 12 weeks from now..
You can wear the clothes you love without the risk of not fitting into them by lunch time.
You LOVE eating out as you now get to enjoy the different tastes on the menu without repercussion.
You have found out that your IBS was actually SIBO and have successfully treated it. Now you take the time to optimise your gut health and you know how to do this with confidence.
You are not alone. You now have the tools to manage your health long-term and also a community of others just like you to support you.
Nice to meet you!
My name is Kirsten Jackson aka The IBS Dietitian.
The reason you can relate to the above points is because this comes from my own story - I had IBS and was pretty much lost. 'Treading water' so to speak.
Plus (slightly embarrassing) I actually had IBS when I was a registered dietitian with all the 'knowledge' and STILL couldn't work it out.
One day I had enough, hit rock bottom. I realised that the science must be true right? Yep it is but it is not just the 'what' but also the 'how' which is important when we tailor scientific information to an individual's health.
This is where the Take Control Programme came from. I was able to apply the science of sleep, movement, mental health and nutrition to control my IBS.
The programme has been running for 4 years now and has helped 1000's of people like you (see testimonials below).
So what is Take Control 2.0? Well I noticed there were some people who had been diagnosed with 'IBS' slipping through the net. The reason was because they didn't actually have IBS. They had SIBO (approx 38% of people with IBS) or a histamine intolerance (1).
So it was time to update the programme and include this element.
TAKE CONTROL 2.0
Take Control 2.0 contains step by step instructions for your to gain clarity and relief.
Step by step online video tutorials on how to achieve a healthier gut.
Step by step low FODMAP diet process - to identify specific FODMAP triggers.
Step by step SIBO protocol - for getting diagnosed and treated.
Step by step histamine intolerance protocol - for getting diagnosed and treated.
I signed up for the Take Control programme three months ago and it has been the best thing I have done to help understand and manage my IBS. I have been constipated pretty much all my life (I'm 56 so that's an awful long time) and was diagnosed with IBS in my early twenties.The Take Control programme has helped me understand why my gut behaves in the way it does and make changes to my lifestyle and diet to reduce symptoms and manage flare ups better.
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I have found the course so helpful -the information is so informative and presented in such a way that it is so easy to follow. The emphasis on taking a holistic approach to managing IBS and monitoring all relevant aspects has made a real difference to me and I am feeling so much better for this.
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I found Kirsten extremely supportive. Having access to her, and the other members of the programme through the Facebook group, made the process of FODMAP elimination and reintroduction so much easier to follow. Knowing there are so many other people going through the same process made me realise I wasn’t alone!
I’ve had a total turnaround with my symptoms and I’m only sorry I hadn’t come across Kirsten sooner – I would recommend her to anyone
I know you have already invested time and $$ into trying to control your symptoms so of course you are going to have questions! If your questions are not covered below, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I have already tried the low FODMAP diet?
If you are reading this then it is likely the low FODMAP diet did not work for you. There are a number of reasons for this but mostly it comes down to 1/ You were not doing it correctly 2/ You forgot to address the other factors of gut health i.e. fiber, fluid, sleep etc or 3/ You have SIBO or a histamine intolerance which we cover in this programme.
Do I need to have an IBS diagnosis first?
No! The program includes a lesson on getting an accurate diagnosis, including a PDF doctors letter from Kirsten which you can take to your doctor. This outlines the tests required (incase you have not had them) as per UK medical guidelines.
Whilst waiting for your tests, you can still start the program.
Can I access this anywhere?
Yes! It is all online and can be accessed from a PC, laptop, smart phone or tablet.
Do I get access to a dietitian?
Yes! There will be a weekly group video consultation with Kirsten where you can ask questions.
What if I can not make the live workshops and calls?
You will have the opportunity to email your questions ahead of time. The video consultation is then recorded and will be put up on your course platform within 24 hours.
How long does it take to complete?
What if it doesn't work?
This is likely the biggest question that will be in your head right now. This programme should work for most people unless you have a severe mental health condition in which case you need input from a trained psychologist.
The reason we can be so confident is that you will be guided through baseline testing with your doctor that would rule out other health conditions so that really narrows it down. This programme targets gut health from every angle (unlike other programmes which only look at the low FODMAP diet).
What if I don't have a lot of time?
No one has a lot of time on their hands! This is part of the issue ha! But, jokes aside, the programme is designed to fit into any lifestyle. Each lesson is around 10 minutes long and asks you to set small, manageable goals each week. So no huge lifestyle overturn.
Is there anyone who should not join the programme?
Those with the following health conditions should not join the programme as you will need a 121 approach: eating disorders, pregnant women and those under the age of 16.
" I just want to say a HUGE thank you Kirsten who runs the Take Control programme.
For about 3 years I was suffering with bloating, wind, stomach pains and diarrhoea so I went to see the doctor who gave me various tests and I was diagnosed with IBS. She printed off an information sheet from Google and off I went. A year later I was none the wiser and still suffering. I tried lots of things to try and sort out my gut problems.
The first thing I did was to take a bioresonance device test where you have to hold a metal handle for 1 minute and then you get a print off of those foods which you may be sensitive to. I had a long list but it didn't really help. The next thing I did was try to cut out gluten and dairy.
This seemed to help with the bloating but I was still getting other symptoms. I had heard about the low FODMAP diet so researched that on the internet but again, I was so confused. There are so many websites on Pinterest that claim to show you how to do the low FODMAP diet but they all say different things and contradict each other. Some say you can have avocado, others say you can't.
I saw the Take Control programme advertised and looked into it. I waited a few months before I plucked up the courage to join. I have to admit, I was sceptical that it would work, but I was wrong.
The Take Control programme has been an absolute life changer for me. I now know exactly what it is that I can and can't eat. The low fodmap diet is so confusing but Kirsten trained me exactly how to do it correctly. The Facebook group has also been really helpful as I realised that I was not the only person who was suffering and had 'silly questions'. Everyone on there has been really kind and helpful and taught me so much.
Thanks to the Take Control programme I am now no longer suffering from stomach pains. It still happens sometimes but nowhere near as frequently as it was and I can usually work out what has caused it. I have not had diarrhoea for months. I no longer go around looking like I'm pregnant or worry about my loud tummy noises when I share an office with my colleagues.
Being vegetarian it has been tough. The low FODMAP diet was really hard being veggie and there were times when I wanted to give up. I even cried a couple of times. It was so hard. But thanks to the Take Control programme I found out that a lot of the veggie foods I was eating such as beans and pulses were actually what was causing the problem! I had also switched to soya milk which I found out was another cause of my difficulties.
Kirsten, I want to thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I am still learning about how much I can tolerate for certain foods and if I do decide to eat something that doesn't agree with me then at least I know the pains may come and I'm prepared for that. I totally recommend the Take Control programme to anyone who is suffering from IBS. It is well worth the money, time and effort. I really cannot thank Kirsten enough for helping me. I really do mean it when I say this programme has changed my life.
A million thanks!
- Caffreys (TC Graduate)
1. Chen, B., Kim, J. J., Zhang, Y., Du, L., & Dai, N. (2018). Prevalence and predictors of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in irritable bowel syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Gastroenterology, 53, 807–818. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00535-018-1476-9