Welcome to the IBS and Gut Disorder Centre
We help patients with IBS, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Why? Because the NHS can seldom come up with a cure for these conditions. All they can offer are drugs which sometimes - and only sometimes - have a palliative effect on the symptoms. What we do is look at the causes because this is the only way to help irritable bowel syndrome in the long term.
We have been helping people with their health since 1999 when Michael Franklin established the IBS and Gut Disorder Centre in 1999. Sadly Michael Franklin passed away in 2014 but Victoria Tyler continues to specialise in helping people find the root cause of their symptoms and sees patients with IBS and digestive problems in London.
We see patients in the UK in London W1, but can also help people living elsewhere by means of postal/telephone/email consultations once they have filled in the three questionnaires that we use
Please click on The Real Causes of IBS to read Positive Health magazine's cover story article written by Michael Franklin.
Please take a look through the articles and success stories appearing on this website. They all contain details of cases from the IBS and Gut Disorder Centre and mention some of the IBS treatments we use.
We particularly help people suffering from unusual bacteria such as Klebsiella and Citrobacter freundii, from parasites such as Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis, and from yeast overgrowth such as Candida albicans and Geotrichum. We often use the CSA (Comprehensive Parasitology stool test) from an American laboratory to help us identify these conditions. This test is a huge breakthrough in IBS treatment
IBS can be caused by:
Sometimes only one is to blame. In many cases, 2, 3 or even 4 of these causes are all present in the same person. Unfortunately, people seldom look at more than one. That's analogous to having four nails in your shoe. If you only get rid of one of them it will still hurt to walk!
The CSA test looks at the first three of these potential causes and it does it brilliantly. It pinpoints things that are wrong that never seem to be discovered by NHS tests. Then the appropriate treatment can be started.
A separate test is needed for food intolerances. Once food intolerances have been pin-pointed - and they vary from patient to patient - we work with the patient to find absolutely the right individual diet for them, avoiding the foods identified in the tests, and substituting others that will provide the utmost nutritional benefits but avoid provoking any symptoms. Improvements in health can be very quick.
We were fortunate enough to come runner-up in the CAM Awards 2009 for Outstanding Practice. We have been trying hard to maintain this standard ever since, and have worked hard to provide our patients with the best possible cutting-edge help, advice and information.
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