The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

Beano revisited: could enzyme treatment ever replace the low FODMAP diet?

In 1783, Benjamin Franklin wrote ‘it is universally well known, that in digesting our common food, there is created or produced in the bowels of human creatures, a great quantity … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Finding the person you can be; a recipe for recovery and success.

It has been a while since I last wrote a post for this blog.  I have been away on the farther flung British Islands in search of the space to … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

When fat intolerance becomes Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction.

  Mary has had constipation-predominant IBS for most of her adult life.  She also has severe intolerance to fats and more recently a lot of other foods, which give her … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · 3 Comments

‘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

Cooking for The Sensitive Gut at the Ilkley Literature Festival

Do you have IBS and struggle to know what you can eat?  Then why not come and see our lecture demonstration at The Ilkley Literature Festival in St Margaret’s Hall … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · Leave a 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

Do spices make IBS worse?

It all depends.  Most spices, such as turmeric, ginger, peppermint, cumin, coriander are soothing to the sensitive gut, so there is no need to avoid spicy food if you have … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

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