Course curriculum

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  • 1
    Introduction
    • Assignment 1: Survey of your current stress levels and IBS status
    • How can you get the most out of your course?
    • Why was this course created and what should you expect?
    • The underlying principles of IBS management
    • What exactly is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?
    • Which preliminary medical tests are the most helpful for IBS?
    • Checklist of medical investigations for IBS
    • What special diets are there for IBS and do they work?
    • Assignment 2: Quiz of your general understanding of IBS management
  • 2
    Supplements
    • What are probiotics and why are they relevant in IBS?
    • Visual representation of dysbiosis in IBS
    • Who needs to take probiotic supplements and why? (Part 1)
    • Who needs to take probiotic supplements and why? (Part 2)
    • Further reading around geographical differences in microbiomes
    • How to choose the right probiotic for your IBS (Part 1)
    • Example bacteriology results
    • How to choose the right probiotic for your IBS (Part 2)
    • Further reading around dysbiosis in IBS
    • Further reading around the efficacy of probiotics
    • Product recommendation: probiotics
    • Checklist of fermented foods
    • What are digestive enzymes and should you take them?
    • Product recommendation: digestive enzymes
    • Supplement order form
    • Assignment 3: Self-assessed practical assignment
  • 3
    Portion size
    • Does portion size matter in IBS? (Part 1)
    • Checklist of small particle foods
    • Checklist of how to stimulate digestion
    • Does portion size matter in IBS? (Part 2)
    • Further reading around snacking and IBS symptoms
    • Further reading around high FODMAP snacks in IBS
    • Visual representation of FODMAPs in IBS
    • Checklist of low FODMAP fruits
    • Further reading around acid-suppressants in IBS
    • Assignment 4: Self-assessed practical assignment
  • 4
    Fluid balance
    • How important are fluids for IBS management?
    • Visual representation of fluid balance in IBS
    • Further reading around dehydration in IBS
    • Checklist of ways to increase fluids
    • Checklist of causes of constipation
    • Assignment 5: Self-assessed practical assignment
  • 5
    Processed foods
    • Should you avoid processed foods if you have IBS?
    • Visual representation of processed foods in IBS
    • Further reading around processed foods in IBS
    • Further reading around sugar intake in IBS
    • Assignment 6: Self-assessed practical assignment
  • 6
    Artificial sweeteners
    • Do artificial sweeteners make IBS symptoms worse? (Part 1)
    • Further reading around artificial sweeteners in IBS
    • Do artificial sweeteners make IBS symptoms worse? (Part 2)
    • Visual representation of artificial sweeteners in IBS
    • Checklist of foods containing artificial sweeteners
    • Assignment 7: Self-assessed practical assignment
  • 7
    Gluten and dairy
    • Should everyone with IBS avoid gluten and dairy?
    • Food sensitivity test order form
    • Food and symptom diary
    • Further reading around gluten sensitivity in IBS (1)
    • Further reading around gluten sensitivity in IBS (2)
    • Assignment 8: Self-assessed practical assignment
  • 8
    Stress management
    • What is the connection between stress and IBS?
    • Further reading around stress management in IBS
    • Checklist of stress management techniques
    • Strategizing for stress management
    • Assignment 9: Self-assessed practical assignment
  • 9
    Summary
    • What have you learned during this course?
    • End of course summary handout
    • Assignment 10: Quiz of your overall understanding of IBS management
    • Assignment 11: Quiz of your results, adherence, and feedback

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