Imagine if your life looked like this just 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 and don’t have to worry about the impact on your gut.
You have found out that your IBS was actually SIBO and have successfully treated it. You know how to optimise your gut health and do this with confidence.
You are not alone. You have the tools to manage your health in the long-term and are supported by a community of people just like you.
Overcoming IBS symptoms isn’t only about what you eat. You likely already have a huge list of foods you “can’t” eat but you’re still seeing little to no change in your symptoms.
You may feel like you’ve done everything possible to get on top of your symptoms but in reality, you’ve only scratched the surface. You didn’t have targeted support to address your specific triggers, which is why you’re still feeling just as lost, frustrated and uncomfortable as before.
IBS Isn’t Always The Problem …
Some people who have been diagnosed with 'IBS' slip through the net because they
don’t actually have IBS. They actually have SIBO (this is true for approximately 38% of people with IBS) or histamine intolerance.
In Take Control 2.0, we go a lot deeper into factors like this;
We’ll find out exactly what’s behind your symptoms so you can feel confident about what to eat and how to avoid your personal triggers.
We’ll support your gut to be less sensitive so you can eat, socialise and travel with confidence.
During the 12-week programme, you can discover your personal triggers
and create an action plan to get on top of your symptoms.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach here. It’s all about pinpointing what’s happening in YOUR body so we can address it.
Nice to meet you!
I’m Kirsten and it wasn’t that long ago that I was exactly where you are.
In my early 20’s, I suffered from chronic bloating and fatigue, which was dismissed by countless doctors as “just stress”.
Rather than give up and accept that this was how life was going to be, I became fascinated by the link between nutrition and the body. I even studied dietetics so I could use my professional knowledge to question what I’d been told.
Eventually, I got proper testing and found that IBS wasn’t the culprit.
This is where the Take Control Programme evolved from.
I was able to apply the science of sleep, movement, mental health and nutrition to empower myself about my symptoms.
I know what works (and what doesn’t!).
Now that I’m in control of my symptoms, I want to help you to do the same.
I’ll teach you how to pinpoint your IBS triggers and reduce your gut sensitivity.
What My Students Say
The Take Control programme has been running for 4 years now and helped 100's of people like you.
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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
How It Works
Get clarity on the personal triggers behind your symptoms and whether SIBO or histamine intolerance is the true culprit
Get to know how your condition affects your body (this can be incredibly personal to you and there’s no one-size-fits-all).
Reduce your gut sensitivity so you know what to eat to support your wellbeing without triggering symptoms.
Here’s A Sneak Peek Of What We’ll Cover
INSIDE THE COURSE
This Programme Is For You If:
You are fed up with looking 6 months pregnant and having to wear baggy clothes or undo your trouser button by midday to relieve your discomfort.
You have anxiety around eating out and envy that other people get to enjoy the experience whilst you stress about how your gut will react.
You have been diagnosed with IBS but are scared it is something more serious, especially as you have tried the low FODMAP diet and probiotics without success
You feel alone and unsupported even though you have an IBS diagnosis as no-one has helped you feel better.
This Programme Is NOT For You If:
You’re expecting an overnight miracle to overcome your digestive issues. The programme isn’t a quick fix solution. We’re improving your gut health and making sure your body behaves differently in the future. This takes time but you can still expect to see significant improvements in your symptoms by the time you finish the programme.
Isn’t It Time To Start Enjoying Life Again Rather Than Being Controlled By Your Gut?
Let’s Make It Happen!
Take Control 2.0 contains step-by-step instructions for you to gain clarity and relief from your symptoms.
Weekly group video consultations with Kirsten
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.
Access to a private community support group
Weekly goal setting and positive reflections
By the end of this program, you’ll:
Feel clear and confident about managing your personal triggers for your symptoms
Be on the path to having a less sensitive gut that can tolerate a wider range of foods and doesn’t leave you chained to the nearest toilet
Be able to start enjoying life again now that your gut isn’t calling the shots
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 email@example.com
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. fibre, 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 programme 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. If you are unable to attend live then you can email ahead of time (this is also good for those who with to have anonymous answers in a group setting).
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?
12 weeks (but we recently extended you access to be lifetime incase you wish to do it at a slower pace).
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. You will also now get lifetime access to the content should you need to go at a slower pace.
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)
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