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
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
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
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
IBS Research: Truth, Post Truth and Statistics
To the sceptics among us, there is no such thing as truth. Memory is fallible and remodelled every time it is recalled; so we can never be sure of what … Continue reading
The Fallacies and Fallibilities of IBS Research.
It might seem strange for me to be writing this. After all, I have spent such a large part of my life engaged in research into bowel function, you might … Continue reading
Is there ever one cause or cure for IBS?
Is it human nature? Do there always need to be a single ’cause’ for illness? Can we just not get our heads around anything more complicated? Is it part … Continue reading
Decoding the symptoms of your IBS
One of the first lessons people learn when they attend self help groups for IBS is that everybody’s symptoms are different. Some people have diarrhoea and abdominal pain that … Continue reading