The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

And after the affair

The books and magazine articles are clear. Let it go, move on and start again. Erase his number from your phone, don’t read any letters, throw away all those poems … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Love-sick

Sigmund Freud has been criticised for implying that most mental illness and much physical illness is due to sex. He might have said love or attachment, but nevertheless, he was … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

True Love: the myth and the misery.

Falling in love can be such a wonderful, transformative experience. The discovery of that special person, with whom we seem to connect so easily, can make everything seem so much … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Trust, illness and the impossibility of sex.

One sunny afternoon in early autumn, while I was busy dissecting the reproductive organs of the Arctic Skate (Amblyraja hyperborea) for my Zoology practical when my biology teacher, Mr Ernest … Continue reading

June 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Health, Happiness and Personal Freedom.

Many years ago, so the story goes, the then British prime minister, Harold Macmillan, was hosting a dinner in Downing Street for the French head of state, General de Gaulle … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

You’ve heard of FODMAPs; now read about FoMO.

Jack might be said to have had it all. In his early forties with a lucrative law practice, an affluent life style, happily married to a beautiful woman, three lovely … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Who let the cows out? The challenges of disappointment.

At first, it didn’t seem to matter that much that the cows had escaped. Pip, assisted by her live-in lover, Toby and Ed, the cow man for Bridge Farm, had … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 · 3 Comments

Could your partner be making you ill?

What is the thing that upsets us more than anything else?  It is surely our relationship with ‘other people’.  Just think about it; notwithstanding what is happening in the outside … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

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