Diet vs Disease 
For Clinicians
Diet vs Disease 
For Clinicians
1. Introduction

Are you a gastroenterologist, doctor or other clinician curious about how Diet vs Disease can help your patients?

Diet vs Disease is an evidence-based Dietitian service that provides your patients with on-demand and ongoing access to GI-Specialist Dietitians. 

We specialize in:
✔️ IBS
✔️ IBD (colitis and Crohn's)
✔️ diverticular disease,
✔️ SIBO
✔️ food chemical intolerance (such as histamines)
✔️ GERD 
✔️ and other digestive disorders.

2. Why hand off to Diet vs Disease?

Our unique system enables us to give real-time feedback and support to patients daily

We use video consultations, tracking apps, direct messaging and private groups to provide high-level monitoring and personalization each day.

Our team covers seven timezones, so we're literally available to support patients anytime of the day, anywhere in the world. No more waitlists.

We provide a community that facilitates empowerment and engagement

Our patients become part of a private group that inspires peer-to-
peer support and ensures patients feel heard and not "alone".

This also creates additional touch points for clinical oversight, which research shows improves patient engagement and outcomes (1).

Patients have access to psychotherapy, gut-directed therapy, and mindset coaching

Studies show gut-directed therapy can greatly reduce symptoms of IBS patients, and helps to improve quality of life long-term (2).

We also provide mindset coaching and psychotherapy to help patients manage anxiety and improve their relationship with food. A holistic approach is essential to successfully treat functional GI disorders (3).
3. Feedback from over 500 recent clients

"HOW SATISFIED ARE YOU WITH OUR PROGRAM AND DIETITIANS?"

"HOW DO YOU RATE THE VALUE FOR MONEY OF OUR SERVICE?"

"WHICH WORDS BEST DESCRIBE OUR SERVICE?"

WE ALSO HAVE A WALL OF 100+ VIDEO TESTIMONIALS
You can view them on this page

4. Why use GI-Specialist Dietitians? The data...

9 in 10 Gastroenterologists agree that access to a GI-Specialist dietitian will help improve IBS patient care (4)

Additional research also found that 9 in 10 view diet therapy for IBS to be as good or better than pharmaceutical therapies (5).

46% of Gastroenterologists feel inadequately trained to recommend diet changes, and 42% lack access to a Dietitian to whom they can refer (4)

The second point is particularly alarming as research shows 7 in 10 newly diagnosed IBS patients want Dietitian support if given the opportunity (6).

Doctors are a trusted source, but patients view generic diet handouts as simplistic, non-personalized and difficult to apply (7)

As a result, patients often turn to non-evidence-based resources they find on Google and social media. In fact, patients themselves have raised concerns about the validity of information they found online (7). 

Evidence for a low FODMAP diet is based on the collective research of Dietitian-led interventions, not patients doing it alone (8)

For this reason, implementation of a low FODMAP diet without Dietitian guidance is not evidence-based, nor is it in line with clinical guidelines in the US, UK or Australia.
5. How to refer a patient

Option 1: You Refer 

Simply enter the patient's name and contact details using our secure online form.

 Tap the 'Refer Patient Here' button to start.

Option 2: Patient Self-Refers

Provide your patient with one of our helpful resources, such as our "Eat This, Not That" FODMAPs Food List, or our 7-Day Low FODMAP Meal Plan.

These also contain our contact information for the patient to self-refer. 

To download either of these resources please see the next section below.

Alternatively, we can send high-quality physical copies of the FODMAPs food list to your clinic at no cost. Please fill in this form or email support@dietvsdisease.com if interested.
6. Patient education resources

We have two free resources to help educate patients on how to effectively manage their digestive symptoms. Each resource has two options:

✔️ The simple version: Can be printed on 1-page (double-sided) and are suitable for giving as a physical handout to patients. They also contain a link to the full version for the patient to access themselves.

✔️ The full version: These are multiple pages and thus less suitable for printing and giving to the patient.

1) "Eat This, Not That" FODMAPs Food List 
- Click here to access the simple 1-page version (if printed double-sided). A link to the 4-page version is provided on the resource for the patient to access.
- Click here to access the full 4-page version.

2) 7-Day Low FODMAP Meal Plan 
- Click here to access the simple 1-page version (if printed double-sided). A link to the 29-page version is provided on the resource for the patient to access.
- Click here to access the full 29-page version (with imperial measurements).
- Click here to access the full 29-page version (with metric measurements).

Note: We can send high-quality physical copies of the "Eat This, Not That" FODMAPs Food List to your clinic at no cost to you. Please fill in this form or email support@dietvsdisease.com if interested.

In addition, you can send your patients to DietvsDisease.org to learn more. The .org website has our blog and articles which are freely available to everyone.

7. Schedule a call

Speak with us directly to learn more about how our service works and how we can best serve your patients. 

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References

1. Novak K, et al. “Nurse-Led, Shared Medical Appointments for Common Gastrointestinal Conditions-Improving Outcomes Through Collaboration With Primary Care in the Medical Home.” Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. 2020.
2. Peters SL, et al. Randomised clinical trial: the efficacy of gut-directed hypnotherapy is similar to that of the low FODMAP diet for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2016.
3. Hetterich L, Stengel A. Psychotherapeutic Interventions in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Front Psychiatry. 2020.
4. Scarlata K, et al. Utilization of Dietitians in the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome by Members of the American College of Gastroenterology. Am J Gastroenterol. 2022.
5. Lenhart A, et al. Use of dietary management in irritable bowel syndrome: Results of a survey of over 1500 United States gastroenterologists. J Neurogastroenterol Motil 2018.
6. Van Ouytsel P, et al. Feasibility of a low FODMAPs diet without initial dietician intervention in the management of patients with irritable bowel syndrome: a prospective study. Acta Gastroenterol Belg. 2021.
7. Trott N, et al. How Patients with IBS Use Low FODMAP Dietary Information Provided by General Practitioners and Gastroenterologists. Nutrients. 2019.
8. O'Keeffe M, Lomer M. Who should deliver the low FODMAP diet and what educational methods are optimal: a review. J Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 2017.