The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

So why do we feel ill?

The post I wrote last week, ‘Stuck, when your bowels rule your life’, raised a bit of a storm.  Several people wrote into Facebook to assert how much worse Crohn’s … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · 2 Comments

IBS: How can diarrhoea and constipation coexist in the same illness

This is one of the biggest mysteries of IBS.  Alternating diarrhoea and constipation is a well known subset of IBS, but it is not always balanced.  Many people with diarrhoea … Continue reading

August 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Probiotics and Brain Fog

A few weeks ago, on a warm midsummer evening, Dr Derek Holdsworth and I listened with a mixture of awe and interest as our one time research fellow,  Professor Satish … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 7 Comments

You’re only as sick as your secrets.

Jenny had had IBS ever since her early twenties. It was the pain deep in the pit of her stomach that affected her most.  It made her feel unbearably sad … Continue reading

May 3, 2016 · 5 Comments

IBS and Dementia

And just when you thought things could not get any worse, a study was published last week showing that having IBS could cause you to be more at risk from … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Growing away from the trauma and IBS

Everything that happens affects us.  Most we process and forget about.  It’s life! Things happen!  But nothing significant, no encounter, surprise or change  is ever completely deleted.  It is filed … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Feeling ill again? Is it your diet or might it be your chimp?

I’ve followed the diet so carefully, but I still get attacks of IBS, when everything I eat seem to upset me?  Why does the pain always seem to get me … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

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