The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

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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