The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

The unproven case for probiotics in IBS; so could you do it yourself?

Probiotics and IBS: it just seems to make so much sense. There are reputedly about 12 trillion bugs in the gut. They are not just there to break down dietary … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Gardener’s Question Time Model of IBS Management

One of my favourite programmes on the radio is Gardeners Question Time. I often listen to the wisdom of Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness, Matthew Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithenbank … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

You’ve heard of FODMAPs; now read about FoMO.

Jack might be said to have had it all. In his early forties with a lucrative law practice, an affluent life style, happily married to a beautiful woman, three lovely … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

De Profundis:  Gluten, FODMAPS, Probiotics and Anguish from the Bowel.

 The Royal Victoria Hotel in Sheffield, with its imposing red brick facade and the faded grandeur of its interior has not changed much since Oscar Wilde stayed there over a hundred … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · 6 Comments

Who let the cows out? The challenges of disappointment.

At first, it didn’t seem to matter that much that the cows had escaped. Pip, assisted by her live-in lover, Toby and Ed, the cow man for Bridge Farm, had … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 · 3 Comments

Psychotherapy for the troubled and irritable bowel.

The Nature and the Meaning of Gut Symptoms If we have an injury or infection, nerve impulses from the affected part alert the brain to the damage and instigate appropriate … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

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