The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

IBS. Blame my mother-in-law!

At The IBS Network, we get letters; lots and lots of letters.  Janice’s letter arrived this this morning and struck a chord! Hello I’m Janice. I’ve suffered from Irritable bowel … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

All Change for IBS

Shirley had written to me for advice about the dreadful abdominal cramps that were associated with her constipation.  The following day she wrote again.  ‘Thank you for your response regarding … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The bugs that make you fat, irritate your bowel.

Obesity is not just a matter of thermodynamics; energy in minus energy out equals energy stored, both sides of the equation may be modified by bacteria.  As George Bray, leading … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Food Allergy and Food Intolerance; are they closer than we think?

It all seems very clear.  Food allergy is an immunological reaction to a specific food protein, while food intolerance is the sensitivity of the gut to a range of foods … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Health: luck or a matter of choice?

When I was a medical student in the nineteen sixties, the diseases we studied were the old ones, the infections: syphilis, tuberculosis, smallpox, poliomyelitis, diphtheria.  We never see those now; … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Keeping it all in the Family

Yes, it’s true,  IBS does run in the family.  You have more chance of having IBS if a parent or a sibling has it.  And twins, especially identical twins have … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

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