The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

Trust your gut feelings.

‘I can’t stomach not knowing,  I can’t just take it in.’  ‘It gives me a lump in my throat.’  ‘It makes me so up tight.’  ‘If the firm really went … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

But could I have done more?

I have not seen Peter for 10 years, since he and Mary bought their villa in Spain. They have kept in touch by Christmas cards and the occasional post card. … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Candidiasis: is it now time to reappraise the yeast connection?

Someyears ago, before the microbiome revolution, I wrote an article on Candidiasis and IBS for The IBS Network. It described the current state of the art and concluded that ‘there … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 · 3 Comments

Could an apple a day keep the doctor away? The mad march of computerised medicine.

The computer is such a ‘bone of contention’. It never fails to cause arguments. When things go wrong, I go into catastrophe mode and fear I will lose everything. Joan … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Healing: observing, listening and ‘a laying on of hands’.

 Some of my encounters with patients are so shocking that they remain etched on my mind as lessons that have altered the way I practice. It was 1994 and I was … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

IBS and The Wandering Womb; could they both be endometriosis?

The endometrium is the lining of the womb. It is made of special cells which shed each month by bleeding. In endometriosis these cells are found in other parts of … Continue reading

August 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Migraine: does it also affect the bowels?

A Constellation of Symptoms It occasions unseemly and dreadful symptoms: nausea, bilious vomiting, collapse, gas in the stomach, eructations, vomiting, palpitations of the heart, vertigo, depression, despair. Sick headache is … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

The large bowel is great! It’s soo-oh smart. Not a tweet, but a trump!

My fellow Americans, I want to tell you that the large bowel is such a ‘smart tube’ – it’s really, really smart.  Just a few feet long – so small, … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

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