The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

Low FODMAP diet; symptom relief at the expense of the microbiome?

While scanning the journals recently, I came across a review by Peter Gibson making the case for the low FODMAP diet as a first line treatment for IBS.   He … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

IBS: disability, disregard and discrimination.

 While researching attitudes of employers to IBS,  I came across the following letter from Ken. ‘I have tended to suffer with bouts of abdominal pain and diarrhoea ever since I was … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Nature and Meaning of Pain

A long time ago, when I was more adventurous, I joined a medical expedition to Ethiopia.  One evening, I was taken to a cemetery on a hill in Addis Ababa.  … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · 3 Comments

Loose Joints and Irritable Bowels; What’s the Connection?

You might think that having floppy joints would be a bonus.  Yoga would certainly be a lot easier.  You would be able to touch your toes better than the rest … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · 4 Comments

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