The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

IBS: The Patients’ Perspective

‘Illness is a language, the body is representation and medicine is a political practice.’    Bryan S. Turner, The Body and Society.  The Irritable Bowel Syndrome is still regarded by … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · 4 Comments

SIBO. Is it a major cause of IBS?

When I was training to be a gastroenterologist way back then, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) was a rare diagnosis, most often found in patients with blind loop syndrome.  This … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · 11 Comments

Open up your bowels and let the sun shine in; the myths about Vitamin D and IBS

It’s a no brainer.  Most people with IBS have low levels of Vitamin D, so the answer seems simple: if you can’t get enough sunshine in your life, take Vitamin … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Does work cause your IBS?

Is your IBS worse on Monday morning when you go to work?  Does it improve when you take a holiday?   Have you had to take time off work because of … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

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