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The IBS User Guide

So you can take control of your digestion and beat the daily bloating and gas for good

This course gives women with IBS the knowledge and tools to understand what’s really going on in their gut so they can live healthier, happier lives without digestive upset.

Have you been looking for more?


You've been diagnosed with or maybe you suspect you have IBS... now what? You're not willing to accept that you have to just suffer through it.

You want more. You want to know why. And you want to know how you can make it better. 

Maybe you’ve found yourself daydreaming… 

  • You think of living a more enjoyable life without fear of flareups so you don’t have to be afraid of eating away from home.

  • You wish you understood why this is happening so you can have a clear plan of action if digestive upsets happen.

You dream of having confidence in your food and lifestyle decisions so you can stop avoiding and start to live your best life.

Prioritizing your gut health is vital for a happy, healthy, confident you.


But where do you even start? The conflicting gut health information from social media, podcasts, books, and online resources is overwhelming. It’s near impossible to know what will actually work for you.


Or maybe you’ve tried to take medical professionals’ advice, but you’re still stuck in the same symptom cycle…

Understanding your gut health and IBS isn’t always a smooth journey

  • You fear you have to cut out a bunch of foods that you enjoy eating.

  • You worry you’ll need to make frequent visits to your food health store to buy a basket-full of expensive probiotics and supplements.

  • Your schedule is PACKED! You’re concerned that dealing with your health issues will take time away from your kids, schoolwork, job, and other commitments.


I get it, I’ve been there too…

Taking control of your digestive health doesn’t need to be complicated

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If we haven’t met yet, hi, I’m Melissa. I’m a naturopathic doctor based in Ontario, and I have a passion for all things gut health. 

It started with my own journey and my own diagnosis with IBS. I was suffering with daily bloating and pain. I was embarrassed to eat in public for fear of how my gut would react and if I would need to make an emergency bathroom trip.

I waited patiently for months to see a specialist. I did all the tests. And finally I was told I "just have IBS" and I should learn to live with it and learn to manage my stress better. 

I was devastated and I felt powerless. But I wasn't willing to accept there was nothing I could do. This kickstarted me on a mission to make sure fewer women had the experience that I had. A mission to help women feel heard and empowered in their health.

This is why I created the IBS User Guide. It's all the stuff I wish I knew 15 years ago when I was diagnosed. It's the information you need to understand why and start changing the experience.

  • Imagine being able to feel energized and confident in your digestive health (goodbye frequent washroom breaks!).

  • Picture living life unafraid of what you’re eating or what’s going to happen to your gut today.

  • Think about taking care of your gut as also taking care of your whole body: nourishing yourself, optimizing your sleep, managing stress effectively and understanding your hormones.


Enter the IBS User Guide

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The IBS User Guide is a course for women with IBS who want to understand why they have IBS and the foundations you need to build a stronger, happy gut. 


In this course, you’ll gain a solid understanding of what’s going on in your body so you can make tangible changes that benefit your overall health.

The IBS User Guide isn’t only a course with educational materials – because what’s the point of learning without implementing, right?


With the IBS User Guide you get:

  • The Ultimate IBS Cheat Sheet - an easy to use journal tool to quickly evaluate why yor gut is currently unhappy and the next steps to get you back to feeling better

  • 6 informative, easy-to-understand modules broken down into short easy-to-digest segments (no pun intended!) 

  • Access to live Q&As with me each month in the private Facebook group

  • Support from a small group of other women learning to take control of their gut health 


The course is designed for you to move at your own pace and you'll have access to the content for the life of the course. 


The IBS User Guide is for you if…

  • You have always struggled with digestion and want to focus on optimizing your gut health

  • You want science-backed knowledge on IBS

  • You’re ready to start prioritizing yourself so you can start feeling your best.


Let's get your set up for gut health success.

Here's how the IBS User Guide works:

The course is designed to work through in sequential order. We start with understanding why you have IBS. We work through the foundations of a strong healthy gut. We finish with troubleshooting and when its time to reach out for more help. You’ll also receive access to our monthly LIVE Q&A calls to get your specific gut health questions answered and set the foundation for a thriving gut.

Module 1 : IBS 101

Feeling confused with all the information out there? This module is jam-packed with clarity and science-based info on your digestive system.


Understanding the basics will help us navigate the remainder of the course. We’ll look at how the gut works, its regulators, and why things go wrong.


You’ll receive:

  • A breakdown of the types IBS and the differences between them and who has them

  • A deep dive into healthy digestion to help you understand how to optimize your digestion r.

  • An up-close and personal view of your microbiome and its 3 main functions that tie into optimal digestion.

  • How to use the Ultimate IBS Cheat Sheet to finally feel more in control of your gut

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Module 2: Nourish

Let’s make our way into the kitchen! You’ll gain a practical understanding of nutrition that supports your gut – without unnecessary restriction.

You’ll receive:

  • All you need to know about nutrition to help you understand your macronutrients and see what a healthy, gut-friendly diet looks like.

  • Myth-busting nutrition tips that peel back the curtain from diet trends.

  • An understanding of prebiotics and fiber and why they’re important to your gut health.


Module 3: Mind-Gut Lessons

We’ll explore how stress and your thought patterns impact the physical functioning of your digestive system. 

You know stress impacts your health and this module will show you exactly HOW that happens. 

You’ll receive:

  • Insights into the 2 nervous system responses, how they impact your body, and how to achieve balance.

  • Info on an important nerve and how it can optimize your gut.

General strategies to overcome stress so you can beat the habits that are disrupting your gut health. This is so important especially during these times. #pandemic


Module 4: Sleep Mastery

Sleep is an underrated, free gift that’s needed for our survival. So how does it tie in with our gut health? We’ll dive into the mysteries of sleep and how to catch some quality zzzs.


You’ll receive:

  • An understanding of the connections between good sleep and your digestive process.

  • Answers to why you may not be sleeping well.

  • Tips and strategies to optimize your sleep conditions so we can take care of your gut health.


Module 5: Hormone Happiness

We know that hormone health is vital to your overall health and its also a key player in our gut. We'll start to understand by IBS is more common in women and how to work with our hormones instead of against them.


You’ll receive:

  • An in-depth understanding of how estrogen and progesterone affect movement in your digestive tract.

  • Knowledge of how your hormones cycle each month and what impact that has on your gut health.

  • Key reasons your hormones become imbalanced and how to avoid this. 


Module 6: Troubleshooting IBS

You’re experiencing symptoms of IBS. What can you do about it NOW? What actions and strategies can you take to beat these symptoms? We’ll troubleshoot your IBS flare-ups in this module.


You’ll receive: 

  • Simple strategies to help overcome bloat days and flare-up days. 

  • A follow up on how to use the Ultimately IBS Cheat Sheet with the knowledge you've learned in this guide to overcome bad days

  • Testing options and when you should consider them.

  • Alternative diagnoses to explore with your health care provider if your gut is still unhappy.


And that's not all...

When you enroll during this limited time period, you’ll receive these 3 Elevate Your Gut Exclusive Bonuses


Bonus 1: Thyroid Masterclass

Experiencing thyroid issues and gut health issues? This is really common because your thyroid controls your metabolism and this includes your digestion.

We’ll explore this intricate connection in this info-packed bonus module.

You’ll learn:

  • How the thyroid impacts digestion and movement in the digestive tract. 

  • How to keep your thyroid happy.


Bonus 2: Mindset Mastery

You’ve probably heard this before: Your mind controls the whole show. 


And it’s true – your thoughts are a main character when it comes to your gut function. If your thoughts and the way that you speak to yourself is negative and critical, this will be reflected, physiologically, in your gut.


You’ll learn:

  • How negative thoughts and self-talk can affect how your gut physically functions.

  • How to understand and adapt your mindset as a key step in healing your gut. 


Bonus 3: Elevate Your Gut Facebook Community

Ever felt alone in your gut health journey? 

Oftentimes, this journey through digestive health feels isolating, but we’re all in this together. 

Our Facebook community is an open and welcoming place where we’ll support each other through struggles and celebrate our health wins.


I’ll also hold my weekly Q&A sessions in the group.

Ready to take back control of your IBS?

The investment is a one-time payment of $197 CAD

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Meet Your IBS  Mentor

Hi there! 


I’m Melissa, a naturopathic doctor based in Ontario. I have a passion for all things gut health.


When I was 16 years old, I started having a BUNCH of digestive issues. I was always in excruciating pain and running to the washroom.


Unfortunately after endless testing and doctor’s visits, I was left a dismissive diagnosis and no plan of action. However, I didn’t lose hope. I was determined to figure out what was going on in my body.


And with the help of my studies at university and naturopathic medical school, I healed my gut.


Now, I help my patients who are dealing with digestive issues understand where their symptoms are coming from and provide them a plan of action for long-term results.


Because here’s the thing – no matter what other specialists have told you, there’s a reason why you’re experiencing your symptoms.

Through working with over 200 patients on their gut health, I've realized there are 5 foundational areas that we work through on the route to gut healing. 

And I’m here to provide you with these foundational resources and actionable steps you can take each day to elevate your gut

Real People, Real Stories:

Hannah’s Story:

  • Struggled with bloating, indigestion, and stomach pain even after eliminating foods from a food sensitivity test

  • Improved her digestion and added more diversity to the foods she ate

  • Her bloating and pain are gone! She was able to eat foods that she had originally eliminated with zero issues.


Amanda’s Story:

  • Dealt with regular bloating, indigestion, heavy & painful periods, and IBS symptoms for two decades

  • Had a stressful job and homelife

  • Worked on optimizing her diet, improving her microbiome, reducing inflammation, and optimizing hormone production

  • Amanda now has regular poops, no bloating or pain, and less heavy periods!


Saanvi's Story:

  • Complained of bloating, gas, and stomach pains

  • Worked a job she really loved but VERY stressful & demanding - often skipped lunch

  • Saanviworked on balancing her meals and relaxing her nervous system– she is now bloat-free, has regular poops, and no pain


Let's Elevate your Gut!

The investment is a one-time payment of $197 CAD



Does this course provide treatment options?

  •  This course is for educational purposes only. While I am a naturopathic doctor and have provided my 1:1 patients with successful treatment options, I can’t do this for you. 

  • However, I know that understanding the basics of gut health will empower you to make well- informed decisions. This knowledge will also help you have deeper conversations with your physician to co-create the optimal treatment plan for you.

  • If you are looking for a more personalized plan, let's chat about working together 1:1 - email me!



I’m dealing with gut issues, but I’m not sure if this course is for me. Will I benefit from the course?

  • Gut health is very complex! We’re each unique individuals. While we may share similar symptoms, this doesn’t mean we’re going through the exact same thing.

  • You may require additional treatment. However, this course will provide you good foundational gut knowledge.



What time are the live Q&A calls? What if I can’t make them?

  • The times are TBD but the schedule will be posted in our Facebook group. If you can’t make the calls, they will be recorded for you to view later. You’ll also have the opportunity to submit questions beforehand – so even if you can’t make it live, your specific questions will still be answered. 


Try it risk-free for 14 days

I'm here on a mission to help women elevate their gut health. 

Elevate was created from years of research and years of experience helping women, just like you, take back control of their digestive health. While not everyone has the same story or the same concerns, everyone benefits from the foundations of gut health. 

These foundations are the key to building a happy, healthy, strong gut. 

Elevate is designed to comprehensively teach you these foundations along with strategies on how to implement them. By the end of the first 2 weeks, you'll have worked through the first two modules and participated in two of our live Q&A sessions. This means you'll have a greater understanding of how your digestion works and how things start to go wrong. You'll also have learned how to use food and nutrition to support your gut, no restrictions required.  

If by this point, you're not confident and excited about the modules to come, simply reach out, let me know why it's not working for you, and I'll return your investment. 


No strings attached and no hard feelings. 

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Ready to Elevate your Gut?

The investment is a one-time payment of $197 CAD

Have Questions?

I’m here for you. I want you to make the best decision for your health. Let’s talk things through!
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