The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

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 · Leave a comment

Stuck in the past? So use the body to change what is happening now.

Mary and Andrew adopted Molly when she was 18 months old. Her mother had been  addicted to alcohol and drugs and was incapable of looking after her.  She was therefore … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

IBS: An Existential Issue.

There is an absence about Irene. She lives alone in a small village in the Yorkshire Dales, forty miles from the nearest town. Her husband works abroad for much of … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · 11 Comments

No, it’s not all in your head, but at least you can do something about that.

If IBS is all is your head, can somebody tell me how dietary fibre cures depression?                              … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

When it all becomes too much.

Jenny was waiting outside in the street when I arrived, enjoying one last cigarette.  Even though we had only communicated by email, I recognised the tragedy etched on her face.  … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Take back control of your life. 

 Illness is much more than a matter of bodily symptoms, it is a state of mind. When we are ill, we feel helpless.  We cannot look after ourselves and so … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Don’t be victim; be a survivor.

Research has indicated that people who have undergone an episode of trauma are four times as likely to develop IBS than those who have not.  Survivors of floods, concentration camps,  … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · 6 Comments

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