The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

About Dr Nick Read

1-21-800x600Nick Read is a retired gastroenterologist, physiologist and nutritionist. During a long academic career, he held university chairs in Gastrointestinal Physiology, Human Nutrition and Integrated Medicine, published over 600 original papers and reviews and 11 books. These include the popular monograph, ‘Sick and Tired; healing the illnesses, doctors cannot cure,’ (Phoenix, 2006), which serves as a guide to help people understand and manage illnesses, like IBS, that have no clear cause or pathology, and more recently ‘Cooking for the Sensitive Gut’ in conjunction with Dr Joan Ransley.  .

Since retiring from his NHS and university posts, Dr Read has maintained a private practice in psychotherapy, and until December 5th 2016, was the Chair and Medical Adviser to The IBS Network , the national charity for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Despite his longstanding role for the charity, the opinions expressed in this blog are his own and not necessarily the official views of The IBS Network.

A dedicated advocate of self-care, Dr Read attempts to delay the ageing process by fell running, wild swimming and infinite curiosity.

7 comments on “About Dr Nick Read

  1. Sharman
    November 10, 2015

    Excellent blog – thanks Dr Nick!


  2. Emeran A Mayer
    March 7, 2017

    Dear Nick: I hope this message will reach you; unfortunately I dont have any other way of contacting you. I wanted to thank you for your beautifully written blog; your words about my book mean a lot to me. Would be wonderful to reconnect one of these days. Cheers, Emeran Mayer


    • nickwread
      December 20, 2017

      Dear Emeran,
      I just found your comment. So good to hear from you and to read your excellent book. We both remain curious and interested. It would be good to keep in touch. My best wishes for Christmas and the new year.


  3. Jennifer Smith-Parker
    July 24, 2017

    Hi Dr Read, looking to interview you for a news article on IBS-C. Can you get in touch?


    • nickwread
      December 20, 2017

      Hi, I am sorry. I have only just found this – much too late in the day or even the year. My best wishes for christmas and the new year. Nick


  4. Mindi kane
    December 20, 2017

    Love your Blog. thank you. Mindi Kane 🙂


    • nickwread
      December 20, 2017

      Thanks Mindi. I hope all is going well with you and wishing you a very happy Christmas. Nick


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