The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

The best person to treat your IBS

From a practical viewpoint, there are two types of illness; those that have a clear pathology and cause, a definite diagnosis and can be treated with drugs, diet and surgery … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · 4 Comments

The enigma of probiotics for IBS. Should you decide?

My friend and colleague,  Julie Thompson and her collaborators from The British Dietetic Association, have recently published a systematic analysis on the role of probiotics in IBS.  In a  recent … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

The ‘ravelled sleeve of care; how sleep affects IBS

Sleep disturbance affects about a third of the American population, but is particularly common in patients diagnosed with IBS.  As many as 74% of people with IBS characterise themselves as … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Can similar changes in the microbiome lead to both IBS and colon cancer?

  I subscribe to ‘The Conversation’ and usually scan through its contents every morning.   This post by Bradley Meehan, PhD researcher in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, University … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

Drugs for IBS: are they any good?

The mass production of penicillin in the nineteen forties heralded a revolution in medicine.  Not only could infections be cured but protection from the risks of infection allowed permitted critical … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · 5 Comments

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