An Ireland-based startup, My Gut Solution was created by Registered Consultant IBS Dietitian, Aoife Hanna in 2019. But the story started long before that. In 2016, Aoife met and was inspired by her co-founder Ian Coleman. At that time Aoife was running her own dietetic practice, helping many patients with various medical conditions. An audit of her clinic showed that more than 40% of her patients were there because of IBS! At the time, Ian was building a software company that aimed to connect patients with their healthcare professionals - virtually. They both were acutely aware that there were thousands of people out there who couldn’t get access to a dietitian for help and support with diet-driven diseases and syndromes. Aoife was the happy guinea-pig to provide dietetic consultations on Ian's platform. But then life happened, Aoife moved to Cork and Ian went to America.
Aoife continued to scratch away at an idea she had; how best you could make an IBS dietetic service more accessible to everyone? Moving into 2018 she developed various versions of online IBS programmes and helped people improve their IBS symptoms all through remote support. Thinking bigger and better, she then came up with the idea of putting a dietitian in your pocket in the form of the My Gut Solution App! Fate brought Ian and Aoife back together in 2019 and they’ve been unstoppable since. Ian’s techy skills and grounded mindset compliments Aoife’s (sometimes over-) enthusiastic optimism and clinical background. Growing our team to include Niall Moloney was the beginning to My Gut Solution feeling like a powerhouse of potential. Niall’s global vision is helping to steer the ship and get the My Gut Solution app into the hands of people it can help the most. We were then further delighted to be joined by Rachel Palmer RD and Leah Foyle ANutr. Both brilliant in their fields.