The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

Between the Mind and the Gut.

‘All prejudices can be traced back to the intestine’.  Friedrich Nietzsche Man has long acknowledged the close connection that exists between the mind and the gut.  Our ‘gut feelings’ and … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

The NHS is in crisis, but where does that leave IBS?

It had been a week since I became ill while on holiday in Madeira.   My cough had got worse and I was still feeling very tired and shivery.  So my … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

With IBS, the rule is: ‘there are no rules’

…. there is only the patient. Mandy wrote to me recently to tell me how much better her diarrhoea had been since she started taking Questran, a ion exchange resin … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

I caught a cold.

I rarely get ill.  I put this down to my routines: a daily run, a swim in the river, a predominantly vegetarian diet and writing no more than about four … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Information technology: is it good or bad for our health?

  We can talk to each other from wherever we are in the world, obtain information about anything at the touch of a button, hold virtual meetings with colleagues, get … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Could your partner be making you ill?

What is the thing that upsets us more than anything else?  It is surely our relationship with ‘other people’.  Just think about it; notwithstanding what is happening in the outside … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

ME/CFS and IBS: Are they two sides of the same coin?

Twenty of so years ago, I was invited to go on a lecture tour of Calcutta.  This gave me the opportunity to fulfil a lifetime ambition to visit the Himalayas, … Continue reading

December 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Gluten Wars: No smoke without fire.

Chapter 7 of Professor David Sanders new book, ‘Gluten Attack’, is entitled Sheffield: Centre of The Gluten Universe.  The Royal Hallamshire Hospital accommodates the Sheffield Institute of Gluten Related Disorders, … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dyspraxia: but are your bowels awkward as well?

Ruby replies: I have often wondered about this, as 90% of everyone I know with dyspraxia in real life seems to have really sensitive stomachs- including me. This makes sense … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Are Universities a toxic environment or are we all just overreacting?

More people are ill than ever before, so we are led to believe.  About 40% report they have a long term illness, but this statistic does not just represent the … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

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