GI Consortium: A New Partnership to Support those with Digestive Conditions

We're proud to partner with other leading digestive health brands to deliver evidence-based, holistic support to the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) community.

GI Consortium: A New Partnership to Support those with Digestive Conditions

New Partnership between Digestive Health Brands Delivers Evidence-Based, Holistic Support to the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Community

The needs of patients living with chronic digestive issues are complex and significant gaps in access to care exist. The purpose of this collaboration is to better understand patient experiences and develop best-in-class resources to reach the 35 million living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other gut disorders. 

The new partnership, between Fig, FODMAP Everyday®, FODZYME, Gourmend Foods, Mindset Health, ModifyHealth, Fody, and Schär, will improve access to evidence-based nutrition and psycho-social resources for patients with digestive conditions and strengthen the network of providers and brands who support them.

Key Highlights

  • Fig, FODMAP Everyday®, Fody, FODZYME, Gourmend Foods, Mindset Health, ModifyHealth and Schär partner to support those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and gut disorders
  • Focus on improving access to evidence-based care and resources to improve quality of life for the roughly 35 million US patients with digestive issues
  • Conduct research to define the patient experience and inform development of resources that reduce barriers to care
  • Offer holistic solutions to manage digestive symptoms, including psychological tools, access to quality, GI-friendly food and nutrition education
  • Aim to reduce burden of managing chronic conditions through better dietary and lifestyle choices

Takeaway for those with Digestive Issues

The partnership between Fig, FODMAP Everyday®, Fody, FODZYME, Gourmend Foods, Mindset Health, ModifyHealth and Schär exemplifies a forward-thinking approach to healthcare and nutrition. It offers a suite of accessible and holistic tools for consumers to enhance their quality of life and manage digestive issues. Resources include FODMAP Everyday®’s evidence-based content on IBS, Fig’s tools to help those with dietary restrictions navigate grocery stores and restaurants with confidence, Mindset Health’s GI hypnotherapy program and FODZYME’s enzyme-based therapies, along with ModifyHealth's home-delivered, low FODMAP certified meals, Schar's certified gluten free and low FODMAP products, Gourmend Foods certified low FODMAP products, and Fody’s certified low FODMAP, IBS-friendly sauces, snacks and more.

This collaboration underscores the critical role of diet and psycho-social factors in managing chronic conditions, like IBS. It highlights the importance of understanding patient needs and experiences and delivering expertise in the form of evidence-based resources to reduce the burden of symptom management. As more research reveals the gaps in tools and education available for patients, initiatives like this can play a pivotal role in promoting wellbeing and reducing patient burden associated with chronic diseases.

About The Partners

Fig is an app helping over 1.5 million people find food they can eat. Fig empowers individuals with any medical condition, food allergy and other dietary restrictions to effortlessly navigate grocery stores and restaurants. Users can scan barcodes for instant ingredient checks, access personalized menu options, and receive notifications about FDA recalls and ingredient changes. Fig's commitment to advocacy is highlighted by their #EveryIngredient petition, which aims for complete transparency in food labeling. For more information, you can visit

FODMAP Everyday® is a comprehensive online resource dedicated to helping individuals manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and gut disorders through the low-FODMAP diet. It offers a wealth of information, including over 1,000 low-FODMAP recipes, articles, and support tools designed to alleviate IBS symptoms and improve quality of life. The platform is recognized for its evidence-based content and is accredited by FODMAP Friendly, ensuring its reliability and effectiveness in providing dietary guidance. The website is not just about food; it emphasizes a holistic approach to managing IBS and other gut disorders, incorporating lifestyle and wellness advice to support the body and mind. A Success Team of Registered Dietitians (RDs) trained by Monash University, ensure that the dietary advice and recipes are accurate, nutritious, and tailored to reduce IBS symptoms. FODMAP Everyday® empowers users with the knowledge and resources to manage their symptoms effectively, foster a positive relationship with food, and improve their overall well-being.

Fody Food Co. is a proud B Corp-certified company, committed to bringing back the joy in eating for the millions of people living with IBS and other digestive discomforts. Fody is a one-stop shop for delicious, IBS-friendly products in a variety of categories including sauces, salsas, marinades, condiments, dressings, seasonings and snack bars. 

FODZYME makes food painless through advanced scientific research. FODZYME’s digestive enzymes are designed specifically for FODMAPs, making digestion easier, and food more enjoyable. Their enzyme blends breaks down the most common FODMAP triggers, fructan, galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and lactose, before they trigger digestive distress. FODZYME maintains an active R&D pipeline to support their mission of providing innovative solutions for digestive discomfort and improving the lives of those with dietary sensitivities. 

Gourmend Foods, a certified B Corp, specializes in clean label, gut-friendly cooking essentials, and all products are low FODMAP certified, making them extra easy on digestion. Gourmend broths and seasonings replace stomach symptom-causing ingredients like onion and garlic bulbs with the highest quality, flavorful, gentle alternatives. All products are organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, preservative-free, flavoring-free, and GMO-free. Production is done entirely in the U.S. and all products are sustainably packaged.

Mindset Health aims to unlock the power of the mind in healthcare. Their GI hypnotherapy program, Nerva, uses evidence-based hypnotherapy techniques, delivered via an app, to help patients learn automatic skills that can help 'fix' the miscommunication between the gut and brain. The program was designed by Dr Simone Peters, who ran a clinical trial with Monash University that found her approach worked just as well as the Low FODMAP diet in helping you live well with IBS. Nerva's science-backed digital program is based on the latest IBS research from Dr Simone Peters (Monash University) and has helped over 150,000 people better manage their IBS symptoms. 

ModifyHealth changes lives by making food as medicine simple, effective, and enjoyable for providers and patients. ModifyHealth's provider-recommended, home-delivered, Low-FODMAP, and gluten-free meals are shipped nationwide to help bring relief to common GI conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), SIBO, and celiac disease where dietary modification is a recommended treatment. Meals are Monash University Low FODMAP Certified™, delivered fully prepared and supported with expert dietitian consultations to ensure positive outcomes. For more information, please visit

Schär improves the lives of people with special nutritional needs, including those with gluten-related and other digestive disorders. Since 1922, Schär has offered superior tasting food that delights patients at all moments of the day and all stages of their lives, helping them make nutritionally balanced choices. Schär believes food will always have the power to bring us together. As experts in nutrition, Schär combines special, complex dietary requirements with joie de vivre. This mission comes to life through their suite of gluten-free products, including artisan breads, pastas, cookies and cakes, snacks and other baked goods, many of which are also certified low FODMAP.