The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

IBS and The Wandering Womb; could they both be endometriosis?

The endometrium is the lining of the womb. It is made of special cells which shed each month by bleeding. In endometriosis these cells are found in other parts of … Continue reading

August 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Grief and IBS: some thoughts on how to survive it and recover.

‘Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too. …… I no longer love her, that’s certain, but maybe I love her. Love … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

The heart (and the gut) know their reasons, that reason cannot tell

Last night, it was so warm and humid, I left the window open, but by morning the temperature had dropped and shards of rain rattled against the skylight. Half an … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Does you doctor always know best or can you sort something out between you?

Doctors are men who prescribe medicines, of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing. Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Being aware of what is happening: the mindful route to IBS relief.

Mindfulness is not some new age religion. We don’t have to sitting cross-legged on cushions in a darkened room with candles and incense sticks and chant mantras.  Mindfulness can be … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · 5 Comments

Complementary Therapies: Methods of Healing

As many people with IBS go to see complementary therapist for their IBS as go to their doctors.  Complementary therapies provide what conventional medicine lacks; the time to listen and … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

The natural history of pain; insights from toothache?

Joan had been working hard all week.  No sooner had she returned from Oxford than she had to turn around and go to London for a meeting and then after … Continue reading

December 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

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