The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

IBS Research: Truth, Post Truth and Statistics

To the sceptics among us, there is no such thing as truth. Memory is fallible and remodelled every time it is recalled; so we can never be sure of what … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Fallacies and Fallibilities of IBS Research.

It might seem strange for me to be writing this.  After all, I have spent such a large part of my life engaged in research into bowel function, you might … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

‘Sick and tired’ of rigid attitudes and flawed science.

  ‘The worst days, many hundreds of them, saw me so ill that I was unable to move my arms and legs, open my eyes or speak.  For those hundreds … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · 9 Comments

High on a hill; could weed help your IBS?

A few weeks ago, James offered this pithy piece of advice on The IBS Network’s Facebook page.       ‘Baked cannabis cookies made with organic coconut oil, that will sort it … Continue reading

August 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Stool Gazing: A Definitive Guide.

In the nineteen sixties before the age of scans and blood tests for everything, medical students were drilled on in the arts of history taking and clinical examination.  Xrays and … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

The aliens within.

When the submersible Alvin explored the deep ocean trenches around the Galápagos Islands in 1973, it discovered a whole new ecosystem centred around the geothermal vents; fumaroles or chimneys which … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

Capturing Clouds. Hunting for evidence for IBS

How is it that scientists can eradicate infectious disease, cure cancer and reverse strokes but have not idea on what causes or how to treat my IBS?’ All we know … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

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