About IBS Clinics
As a team of digestive health specialists we are leaders in care for gut related health issues. Founded by Tracey Randell in March 2011, we have clinics in Wimpole Street and Weymouth Street in London, and in Maidenhead in Berkshire. We also offer consultations via Zoom, Skype and phone.
Regardless of whether you think you have IBS or not, IBS Clinics can help you to address your health concerns.
As clinical specialists we treat hundreds of patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) every year. We work with them to pinpoint the underlying causes of their IBS and ease their symptoms.
Typically, our patients can expect to achieve significant reduction in symptoms by their third consultation. This usually takes place 3-4 months from the outset of investigations.
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Registered Nutritional Therapist, Institute for Functional Medicine, Certified Practitioner. Dip BCNH, IFMCP, MBANT, CNHC
About Tracey Randell
I am a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist specialising in IBS and other gut-related issues. I am an IFM Certified Practitioner, so use Functional Medicine throughout my work.
This means I look for the root cause of the disease in the whole body and provide each patient with a bespoke health plan. Each plan is designed to redress their issues and help them return to health. So, for example, rather than treating fibromyalgia, IBS and acne rosacea individually, giving drugs for each condition, I work from the understanding that they are all associated with gut dysbiosis. I would address this, resolving the imbalance by treating the whole system as opposed to separate parts.
My passion is gut health – as someone once said “death begins in the colon”. If you struggle to eat, digest, absorb, detoxify and get rid of waste, then you can never achieve good health. This is why I work with most patients’ guts first. Then, once function is optimal, I address any residual issues. Often other symptoms disappear, as the body is able to correct other issues when it is receiving the right nutrients. The body can in effect and can detoxify itself.
Why I established IBS Clinics – leaders in care for gut related health issues
I became interested in nutrition to address my own health issues. This is a common motivation amongst nutritionists and practitioners. I struggled with my weight for 18 years from my mid-teens, suffering with what I now realise was IBS. Both these issues resolved during the first few months of my UK College of Nutrition and Health (BCNH) course in Clinical Nutrition.
My primary motive in doing the course was to understand how to meet and achieve a healthy weight without always dieting. But the BCNH course offered so much more than guidance on weight control! I learned how the human body interacts with the food we eat and became awed by the way it works.
Food, I discovered, is not only fuel but information. What we eat impacts on how our genes express themselves. This can mean a choice between a healthy and vital long life or a shorter life span punctuated with periods of illness. During my training, my mum was diagnosed with a very aggressive case of Ulcerative Colitis. So I saw first hand how debilitating inflammatory bowel disease can be. What my mum and I experienced helped me shape my plan to make IBS Clinics specialists in IBS care. Hence we focus on helping sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel disease (IBD). We have also expertise in care for other digestive disorders and are leaders in care for gut related health issues.
IBS Clinics People
Registered Nutritional Therapist
Dip BCNH MBANT CNHC
Paula’s working career began as a professional dancer, then as a dance teacher and later a Pilates instructor.
In her early twenties, she suffered from a sudden unexpected decline in health. She experienced persistent chronic symptoms. These included systemic muscular pain, digestive issues and debilitating arthritis. There was no obvious cause.
After years of hospital visits and relentless tests she was & diagnosed with M.E. aged 27.
In seeking to manage her own health, Paula developed an interest in nutrition. She grew curious of its ability to influence health and wellbeing. Her interest developed further through pregnancy & following her father’s diagnosis of bowel cancer at only 49 years old. His prognosis was poor.
Her motivation to learn and use the knowledge gained through interest led her to study at the UK College of Nutrition and Health (BCNH). She graduated 8 years later with distinction. Paula has since worked in Nutrition Education at BCNH, supporting the learning of BSc. Honours students in clinical practice.
She went onto become Clinic Director at Good Health Nutrition (GHN). Then more recently resident Nutritional Therapist for Nuffield Health. She has worked in private practice with digestive issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and female health concerns.
Paula’s personal experience has given insight into life changing health problems and coping with chronic ill health. She strongly believes that developing an understanding of nutrition and health enables clients to make informed choices & get back in the driving seat of their own health. In December 2017 Paula celebrated her father’s 70th Birthday alongside her son’s 18th!
Registered Nutritional Therapist BSc (Hons)
Dip BCNH MBANT CNHC
Melissa grew up in South Africa and moved to the UK in 2001. She lived in London, worked in the legal profession, and travelled as much as she could until 2012 when her first child was born.
During these years Melissa always had an interest in nutrition. In 2009 she embarked on a BSc degree in Nutritional Therapy with the UK College of Nutrition and Health and the University of Greenwich. She graduated 6 years (and another child) later with first class honours.
Her passion for nutritional therapy is driven by a fascination of the human body. Core to this is how nutrients, or a deficiency of nutrients, can effect general health . As is the impact of nutrients on our ability to fight disease. Also nutrients as contributing factors in
complex food intolerances and auto-immune conditions.
Melissa’s interest in gut health began soon after she started practicing. She quickly realised that the root cause of many diseases or health issues could be traced back to the gut. This includes malabsorption of nutrients. As well as systemic inflammatory conditions such as eczema, poor detoxification, hormonal imbalances.
She enjoys working with a variety of health issues. Notably inflammatory bowel diseases, auto-immune conditions such as Hashimoto’s and Rheumatoid Arthritis, IBS, SIBO, and Histamine related conditions. Melissa approaches each new case with care, compassion and enthusiasm. She never ceases to wonder at how life-changing the right nutritional intervention can be for her clients.
All IBS Clinics practitioners are Registered Nutritional Therapist who have qualified from an NTC registered Clinical Nutrition degree or Diploma course.
These courses require a minimum of three years study involving continuous assessments and in-depth training in, and experience of patient consultations.
Qualified Registered Nutritional Therapist must also undertake a minimum of 40 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training each year. IBS Clinics practitioners conform to and often surpass this standard.
Our specialist approach to IBS care has proved very successful in improving the quality of life for many of our patients.