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Welcome to the Leading IBS Clinic in the UK.

IBS Specialists

We specialise in helping people with symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) as well as Candida, SIBO, Parasites and Leaky gut using Functional Medicine in London and throughout the UK.

If you are looking for an IBS treatment for pain, diarrhea, constipation or bloating, our clinic may be of great benefit to you.
We are proud to have also been featured in The Guardian

How does your IBS treatment differ to the NHS?

Most of the people we see at our IBS clinic, have already been to the NHS and had a diagnosis of Irritable bowel syndrome.

Most of them tell us they are highly dissatisfied with the outcome and have not seen any improvement in their symptoms.

Often they are told by their GPs that there is nothing else that can be done for them.

Unfortunately, many patients continue to experience, painful and troublesome IBS symptoms, including bloating, diarrhea, pain, constipation or brain fog and fatigue.

Typically the NHS will offer antispasmodics such as Mebeverine, or fybogel, Peppermint capsules and sometimes antidepressants.
Sadly this approach rarely appears to work. If dietary advice is given, a very complicated Low-Fodmap diet seems to be the only advice offered.

What makes you different to the NHS and other IBS Clinics?

There is still no known cause of IBS.

Below is a list of some of the areas that we explore at our clinic when looking for possible causes to IBS.

  • Yeast overgrowth (sometimes called Candida)
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Unfriendly bacteria
  • Parasite Testing
  • Food intolerances

    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- Comprehensive Stool Analysis 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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    We are IBS specialists, truly dedicated to finding the cause of your digestive symptoms and finding the best IBS treatments for you.

    This means that we provide you with a tailored testing, supplement and dietary plan to restore your digestive health.

    Our IBS clinic in London has been established for more than 20 years and we see patients all over the UK and abroad.

    Covid-19 update: We are still open as usual. We are providing consultations via telephone and all functional testing and IBS test kits by post.

    Once we have we reviewed your symptoms in detail, we may recommend testing. We often use functional tests that are not routinely offered by the NHS. The tests we use are helpful in trying to unravel the root cause of your symptoms.

    Where is your Clinic located?
    Our IBS treatment Clinic is based in central London, next to Harley Street, but we can also help people living elsewhere by means of face-time skype /telephone consultations once they have filled in the three questionnaires that we use.

    We see patients in the UK in London W1, Sussex and Oxford.

    What happens during your first consultation?

    The first consultation is 1 hour in length. During this time, we will ask you detailed questions about your symptoms and health so we can try to narrow down possible causes of your specific symptoms.

    Are they due to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth? Food Intolerances? A fungal infection? Parasites? Stress? Lactose intolerance? Carbohydrate malabsorption?

    During the consultation, you will have our complete focus and undivided attention.
    You will be able to discuss any issues in a confidential manner and explore different avenues to the NHS.

    What type of IBS testing do you offer at your clinic?

    The main tests that we use to identify possible causes of IBS include:

    Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) -(Hydrogen breath testing)
    This test will identify if you have an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. This condition is extremely common in patients with IBS and can include symptoms of bloating, wind, flatulence as well as constipation or diarrhea. If this sounds like you, please do look at our page on
  • SIBO testing

    Food intolerance blood testing

    Many of our patients symptoms can be linked to the foods that there are eating. We often use elimination diets to help them unravel the common offenders. We do this in conjunction with IGg blood test that looks at food intolerances. This can be very helpful as a guide to understand what foods are causing bloating pain constipation or diarrhea and other symptoms.

    Candida Testing - (Blood, Saliva, Stool or urine)

    Candida may also be linked with brain fog, fatigue, fermentation, bloating as well as constipation and diarrhea. The main causes of a yeast overgrowth are linked to antibiotic use as well as diets high in sugar and yeast (marmite, bread, alcohol). If this sounds like you please look at our page on:
  • Candida Testing

    We can use stool urine or blood tests to test fungal and yeast overgrowth. The best test will depend very much on your specific case and we will give you professional advice. As regards treatment for Candida, we will also recommend anti-fungal supplements as well as dietary changes.

    Organic Acid Testing - (urine)
    This is an excellent, easy to use test to detect yeast (candida) as well as bacterial overgrowth in your urine.

  • Parasite Testing

    We offer Comprehensive Parasite tests and Stool Analysis Tests to detect parasitic infections inflammation, viruses, bacteria, digestive function, occult blood and white blood cells. Please have a look at our pages on Parasites and
  • CSA- Comprehensive Stool Analysis
    We offer the most innovative and sophisticated IBS tests including PCR tests, GI MAP test, GI effects and G1360 as well as Helicobacter testing.

    How do I know what test to choose for IBS?

    Please call us if you have any questions on 0345 1297996. Different tests are suited to different symptoms therefore we generally recommend booking in a consultation with an IBS specialist. This way we can learn more about your symptoms and give you the best possible professional advice.

    What is the Best diet for IBS?

    There are several diets we use for patients with irritable Bowel syndrome including:

    Low-Fodmap diet
    Anti-Candida diet
    Bi-Phasic diet
    Elimination diets
    Specific Carbohydrate Diet
    Low Histamine Diet
    Gluten-Free Diet
    Paleolithic/ Stone- Age diets
    Dairy-free diets

    Of course every case is different, so we will tailor the best diet for you based on your individual symptoms and medical history.
    There’s no one-size-fits-all diet! These diets can often be challenging to adhere to on your own so we will ensure you have an easy guide to follow.

    What approach do your IBS specialists take?
    Our IBS specialists always look at the many possible root causes of IBS - we have found that for many patients there can more than one cause.
    For example we often find that patients who have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth may also have underlying food intolerances as well as a fungal overgrowth!

    How long have you been helping patients with IBS?

    We have been helping people with their health since 1999 when Michael Franklin established the IBS and Gut Disorder Centre.

    Sadly Michael Franklin passed away in 2014 but Victoria Tyler is the IBS specialist that continues to sees patients with IBS and digestive problems at her IBS clinic in central London.

    Our practice was runner-up in the 2009 CAM Awards for Outstanding Practice.


    The causes of IBS
    What we do is look at the possible root causes of IBS as this may be a better way to help those suffering irritable bowel syndrome and truly understand what is causing your symptoms.

    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 The causes of IBS and success stories appearing on this website. They all contain details of cases from our IBS Clinic and Gut disorder Centre and mention some of the IBS treatments we use.

  • Parasite Testing
  • Secrets the NHS does not tell you about IBS

    We particularly help people suffering from Candida, SIBO, and Yeast overgrowth as well 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 Stool Analysis (Comprehensive Stool Analysis Test and Comprehensive Parasitology Tests ) PCR tests to help us identify the most effective treatment of IBS and associated conditions. These tests are a huge breakthrough in IBS treatment.
    We are the longest established and leading IBS treatment Clinic and Candida Clinic in London.

    What are the symptoms of IBS?
    The patients we see have a wide spectrum of symptoms ranging from:

    fullness after eating,
    skin issues
    feeling the need to urinate frequently

    If you would like to book a consultation or have any initial questions about the consultation process please call us on 0345 1297996 or e-mail ibsandgut@gmail.com

  • Specialising in IBS, Candida, SIBO, Parasites, food intolerances

    IBS Specialists

    The IBS & Gut Disorder Centre London, Sussex and Oxford
    0345 1297996

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