The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

Could your partner be making you ill?

What is the thing that upsets us more than anything else?  It is surely our relationship with ‘other people’.  Just think about it; notwithstanding what is happening in the outside … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

December 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

December 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

December 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Importance of a Good Ending

This week I left The IBS Network.  I had been involved with the charity for 25 years as medical adviser, editor of Gut Reaction, volunteer CEO and chair of trustees.  … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

December 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

December 10, 2016 · 3 Comments

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

December 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

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