The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

The Low FODMAP diet. Ten years on.

In medicine, every new treatment tends to go through a cycle.  First there is the breakthrough, the honeymoon phase, where it is miraculous, the answer to everything.  Then comes the … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · 4 Comments

IBS: Why diets can fail.

Sam Bearfoot, nutritionist, kinaesiologist, and health adviser, who writes under the soubriquet ‘The Digestion Detective’ wrote to me recently. ‘I work with many clients, but in recent years I’ve had … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Re-introduction of FODMAPs: is there an easier way?

  Ever since the Low FODMAP diet was introduced for IBS in 2006, most papers have shown that elimination of FODMAP foods from the diet causes a reduction of symptoms … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Suicide caused by IBS, but did the system let her down?

  On the 5th March, 2013, The Southern Daily Echo, based in Southampton reported the inquest on a 25-year-old Hampshire woman, who committed suicide after struggling to overcome irritable bowel … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

At last; a positive test for IBS?

You’ve heard it all before.  IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. If you have ongoing symptoms of bowel irritability; abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea or frustrated defaecation, then your doctor should … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

You’re only as sick as your secrets.

Jenny had had IBS ever since her early twenties. It was the pain deep in the pit of her stomach that affected her most.  It made her feel unbearably sad … Continue reading

May 3, 2016 · 5 Comments

Is taking a YorkTest programme worth your money?

Although classical IgE-mediated food allergy is rare in adults with IBS, some studies have shown that circulating IgG antibodies to a range of food proteins are increased in about 50% … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · 4 Comments

It may be shocking, but does your doctor understand your IBS?

Sam Bearfoot, who blogs and broadcasts on UK Health Radio as The Digestion Detective, wrote last week to say how much she enjoyed The IBS Network’s 25th Anniversary Event, ‘IBS, … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

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