The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

Between the Mind and the Gut.

‘All prejudices can be traced back to the intestine’.  Friedrich Nietzsche Man has long acknowledged the close connection that exists between the mind and the gut.  Our ‘gut feelings’ and … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

The NHS is in crisis, but where does that leave IBS?

It had been a week since I became ill while on holiday in Madeira.   My cough had got worse and I was still feeling very tired and shivery.  So my … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

With IBS, the rule is: ‘there are no rules’

…. there is only the patient. Mandy wrote to me recently to tell me how much better her diarrhoea had been since she started taking Questran, a ion exchange resin … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

I caught a cold.

I rarely get ill.  I put this down to my routines: a daily run, a swim in the river, a predominantly vegetarian diet and writing no more than about four … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Information technology: is it good or bad for our health?

  We can talk to each other from wherever we are in the world, obtain information about anything at the touch of a button, hold virtual meetings with colleagues, get … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

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