Get real and effective help for your IBS, Melbourne

Do you have digestive discomfort or have IBS?

Have you been told there is little that can be done beyond treating the discomfort and symptoms?

IBS can be uncomfortable for some, inconvenient for others (excessive wind?), or debilitating (where are the toilets?). It can also limit what you can eat – no fun at all!

As one of Melbourne’s most trusted Nutritionists and Functional Medicine practitioners, I specialise in getting to the root cause of chronic gut issues such as IBS, and helping you regain your health. I see clients in Fairfield, Melbourne and online Australia-wide.

Are you suffering from these symptoms?

  • Gas and Bloating
  • Food Intolerance
  • Anxiety, or Depression
  • Fatigue and Difficulty Sleeping
  • Pain and Cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Alternating Constipation and Diarrhea
  • Changes in Bowel Movements

IBS is a diagnosis given by GPsDo you feel like nothing works?

Many people who have suffered from IBS for an extended period believe there is little that can be done beyond easing symptoms with medications. In most cases, a conventional GP does not know the underlying cause of IBS. She can then only treat the symptoms using drugs or surgery. Sometimes the patient is told that the condition is all in their head and nothing can be done.

As a Functional Medicine practitioner, I do things a bit differently. I work to find the root cause of your IBS. These may include bacterial and fungal overgrowth, SIBO, Candida, H. Pylori, slow digestion, food sensitivities, gluten disorders, emotional wellbeing and stress, and carbohydrate maldigestion.

Find out what is really going on with a trusted Melbourne IBS Nutritionist

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Stephen Ward (MSc Personalised Nutrition)

I’m trained in Functional Medicine and have a passion for helping people with unexplained gut issues.

I struggled with my own health issues (auto-immune thyroid and gut parasites), which are now thankfully under control through nutritional interventions. In the process, it sparked my passion for helping others with their health issues through diet and natural methods.


First, we identify your triggers and remove the causes of inflammation, leaky gut, and sensitivities

Such as trigger foods, parasites, SIBO, stress


Secondly, we repair the gut, reseed the bacteria and rebalance your body

Making use of food as medicine and targeted supplementation