The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

Could your partner be making you ill?

What is the thing that upsets us more than anything else?  It is surely our relationship with ‘other people’.  Just think about it; notwithstanding what is happening in the outside … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Importance of a Good Ending

This week I left The IBS Network.  I had been involved with the charity for 25 years as medical adviser, editor of Gut Reaction, volunteer CEO and chair of trustees.  … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Bing: the art of the grudge.

*Bing could never make a decision.  He was forever caught between what he wanted to do and what he felt he ought to do.  A rebel at heart, he desired … Continue reading

November 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Stuck; when your bowels take over your life.

Stephen is stuck.  He is just 20 years old, but his life is controlled by his bowels.  He has seen the experts, been scoped, scanned, his body fluids have been … Continue reading

August 6, 2016 · 12 Comments

Growing up with IBS; don’t always blame the parents.

For most people, IBS starts in young adulthood, teens or early twenties.  It may last for years,  even most of their lives, but more often it tends to come and … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

My son’s IBS is ruining his life.

Penny wrote to me recently My son, Andrew, who is nearly 17 has had  bouts of diarrhoea and tummy pains since he was about 9 or 10.  These were nothing … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Not in your genes.

Oliver James was smaller than I thought he would be. Thin and balding with straggly dark hair and beady eyes behind large dark framed glasses, he was dressed in grey … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

IBS. Blame my mother-in-law!

At The IBS Network, we get letters; lots and lots of letters.  Janice’s letter arrived this this morning and struck a chord! Hello I’m Janice. I’ve suffered from Irritable bowel … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Keeping it all in the Family

Yes, it’s true,  IBS does run in the family.  You have more chance of having IBS if a parent or a sibling has it.  And twins, especially identical twins have … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

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