The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

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

Gluten Wars: No smoke without fire.

Chapter 7 of Professor David Sanders new book, ‘Gluten Attack’, is entitled Sheffield: Centre of The Gluten Universe.  The Royal Hallamshire Hospital accommodates the Sheffield Institute of Gluten Related Disorders, … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘The pain and the bloating come on as soon as I’ve eaten and then the diarrhoea starts.’

 So is this food intolerance?  As pointed out in a recent post by Jaci Barrett from the Monash Group, entitled The Timing of Symptoms, the symptoms of food intolerance caused … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Milk intolerance; it’s not just lactose.

Lactose Intolerance is a common ‘cause’ of bloating, flatulence, pain and diarrhoea.  This is usually assumed to be due to deficiency of lactase or beta galalactosidase, the enzyme secreted by … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Is taking a YorkTest programme worth your money?

Although classical IgE-mediated food allergy is rare in adults with IBS, some studies have shown that circulating IgG antibodies to a range of food proteins are increased in about 50% … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · 4 Comments

Food Allergy and Food Intolerance; are they closer than we think?

It all seems very clear.  Food allergy is an immunological reaction to a specific food protein, while food intolerance is the sensitivity of the gut to a range of foods … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

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