Following on from our webinar ’Mind and Gut’, we’ve pulled together some of the key resources and references discussed within the webinar. If you missed the live webinar, you can register to watch the recording.


British Society of Gastroenterology Guidelines on the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (2021). British Society of Gastroenterology. 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Adults: Diagnosis and Management (2008, updated 2017). National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Clinical guideline CG61

British Dietetic Association systematic review and evidence-based practice guidelines for the dietary management of irritable bowel syndrome in adults (2016 update). McKenzie et al. Evidence-based guidelines to achieve the successful dietary management of IBS in adults


 Alteration of faecal microbiota balance related to long-term deep meditation (2023). Sun et al. Paper published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggesting that meditation plays a positive role in psychosomatic conditions and well-being

Efficacy and Acceptability of Dietary Therapies in Non-Constipated Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (2022). Rej et al. A Randomized Trial of Traditional Dietary Advice, the Low FODMAP Diet, and the Gluten Free Diet

Long-term impact of the low-FODMAP diet on gastrointestinal symptoms, dietary intake, patient acceptability, and healthcare utilization in irritable bowel syndrome (2018). O’Keeffe, et al. Low-FODMAP education is effective for long-term IBS management, enables a nutritionally adequate diet, and is broadly acceptable to patients

Randomised clinical trial: yoga vs a low-FODMAP diet in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (2018). Schumann et al. Study finding that patients with IBS might benefit from yoga and a low-FODMAP diet

How Breath-Control Can Change Your Life: A Systematic Review on Psycho-Physiological Correlates of Slow Breathing (2018). Zaccaro, et al. Mechanisms linking breath control to its psychophysiological effects

Breaking Bread: the Functions of Social Eating (2017). Dunbar et al. The role of social eating as a mechanism to facilitate social bonding

Breathing practices for treatment of psychiatric and stress-related medical conditions (2013). Brown et al. The role of technology-assisted breathing in mental health treatment

Effects of yoga on the autonomic nervous system, gamma-aminobutyric-acid, and allostasis in epilepsy, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (2012). Streeter et al. Yoga practices resulting in amelioration of disease symptoms



@bda_gastro (Twitter) and @bda_gastro (Instagram) for the group


FGD Symptom QuestionnaireKings College London & Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

The Psychobiotic Revolution (2017). Anderson S et al. Mood, Food and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection

Plant Point ChecklistKaitlin Colucci. Free checklist when signing up to Kaitlin’s newsletter

IBS Online Course. Kaitlin Colucci. 8 week online course on managing IBS including diet and lifestyle

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Diet (2022). BDA. Food fact sheet

Self-Care Programme. IBS Network. Comprehensive information about the nature, causes and management of IBS

Mindfulness Apps:




Nerva – IBS Hypnotherapy

Insight Timer – Meditation App


@kaitlincolucci (Twitter) and @themissiondietitian (Instagram) for Kaitlin Colucci (Webinar Speaker)

@sophiemedlin (Twitter) @sophiedietitian (Instagram) for Sophie Medlin (Webinar Chair)


Eating to Improve Gut Health – Do We Need to Eat 30 Plant Foods Per Week? (2022). Blog post by Dietitian Kaitlin Colucci30 plant points

plant points

The Diversity Diet (2022). Book Club with Dr Megan Rossi focusing on the diversity diet for gut health

The Low FODMAP Diet in IBS (2022). Webinar with Bridgette Wilson



Probiotics in the Management of Gut Disorders
The Low FODMAP Diet in IBS
IBS – Dietary and Holistic Microbiome

We hope you find these references and resources helpful. If you have benefited from our webinar, please consider supporting us by providing a small donation to help contribute the costs of running our programme. We are grateful for any support in funding our mission to improve the health of the people and our planet.