The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

IBS: post modern medical nemesis.

The history of medicine over the last 100 years has been nothing short of miraculous.  The diseases that used to kill millions: smallpox, tuberculosis, typhoid, typhus, cholera, pneumonia have all … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

The best person to treat your IBS

From a practical viewpoint, there are two types of illness; those that have a clear pathology and cause, a definite diagnosis and can be treated with drugs, diet and surgery … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · 4 Comments

The enigma of probiotics for IBS. Should you decide?

My friend and colleague,  Julie Thompson and her collaborators from The British Dietetic Association, have recently published a systematic analysis on the role of probiotics in IBS.  In a  recent … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

IBS: The Patients’ Perspective

‘Illness is a language, the body is representation and medicine is a political practice.’    Bryan S. Turner, The Body and Society.  The Irritable Bowel Syndrome is still regarded by … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · 4 Comments

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