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 can help support dietary changes that are indicated in the management of:
✔️ IBS (9, 10)
✔️ IBD (ulcerative colitis) (11, 12, 13
✔️ SIBO (16, 17
✔️ GERD (20)
✔️ Other digestive issues.

2. Why hand off to Diet vs Disease?

(Note the numbered references are listed at the bottom of the page.)

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... No more suffering in silence.

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 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 to help patients adapt emotionally 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*




Clients were not compensated for these testimonials. You can view them on this page

*Based on client survey feedback provided in the first 3 months of 2024.

You can view it on this page

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

(Note the numbered references are listed at the bottom of the page.)

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

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.

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 full 29-page version (with imperial measurements).
- Click here to access the full 29-page version (with metric measurements).

In addition, you can send your patients to 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. 


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.

Medical Disclosure

Please note: IF THIS IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL EMERGENCY PERSONNEL IMMEDIATELY TO GET PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION. Do not rely on electronic communications or for assistance regarding your immediate, urgent medical needs. This program is not designed to facilitate medical emergencies. This program is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition, you should seek direct medical attention. Please remember that the information in this course, in the absence of a visit with a health care professional, must be considered as an educational service only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and is not designed to replace a doctor's independent judgment. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice or discontinue medical treatment because of information in this program. Individuals with a diagnosed health condition should first consult with their personal doctor before following any of the advice in this course. BY ENROLLING IN THIS PROGRAM YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Results Disclosure

When addressing results in any of our websites, videos, newsletters, programs or other content, we've taken every effort to ensure that we accurately represent our programs and their ability to change your body and improve your life. However, does not guarantee that you will get any results using any of our ideas, tools, strategies or recommendations, and nothing on our sites is a promise or guarantee to you. Results may vary on an individual basis. You alone are responsible for your actions and results in life which are dependent on personal factors including, but not necessarily limited to, your skill, knowledge, ability, dedication, consistency, personal ethic, to name just a few.
Copyright © 2024 Diet vs Disease | Privacy PolicyWebsite Terms | Disclosure | About | Contact