The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

Stress and inflammation: the missing link for IBS?

Is IBS  all in the mind or all in the gut?  Is it mainly the effect of stress or might infection, inflammation or disturbances in the colonic micro-biome be major … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · 13 Comments

Lumping and Splitting. IBS and IBD; when does irritable become inflammatory?

As a medical student, I learnt that Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, now lumped together as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) were serious, life threatening, long term conditions affecting the bowel.  … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Can similar changes in the microbiome lead to both IBS and colon cancer?

  I subscribe to ‘The Conversation’ and usually scan through its contents every morning.   This post by Bradley Meehan, PhD researcher in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, University … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

The bugs that make you fat, irritate your bowel.

Obesity is not just a matter of thermodynamics; energy in minus energy out equals energy stored, both sides of the equation may be modified by bacteria.  As George Bray, leading … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

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