The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

‘The pain and the bloating come on as soon as I’ve eaten and then the diarrhoea starts.’

 So is this food intolerance?  As pointed out in a recent post by Jaci Barrett from the Monash Group, entitled The Timing of Symptoms, the symptoms of food intolerance caused … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Cooking for The Sensitive Gut at the Ilkley Literature Festival

Do you have IBS and struggle to know what you can eat?  Then why not come and see our lecture demonstration at The Ilkley Literature Festival in St Margaret’s Hall … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

It’s that time of the month again. So why do I feel so bad?

  There can be few women who do not experience some variations the way they feel during their menstrual cycle, but in those of you who have IBS, those feelings … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Do spices make IBS worse?

It all depends.  Most spices, such as turmeric, ginger, peppermint, cumin, coriander are soothing to the sensitive gut, so there is no need to avoid spicy food if you have … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Why do more women get IBS?

The answer to the question partly depends on how IBS is defined.  IBS is not a disease that has a definite cause and pathology.  It cannot be defined objectively.  It … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Does Facebook make your IBS worse?

About 31 million people in the UK go on Facebook every single day; over 50% of the population.  And each of them spends on average 30 hours a month, which … Continue reading

October 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Feeling ill again? Is it your diet or might it be your chimp?

I’ve followed the diet so carefully, but I still get attacks of IBS, when everything I eat seem to upset me?  Why does the pain always seem to get me … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Am I or is my gut just too sensitive?

The way the symptoms of IBS can change in response to treatment can be so confusing.  For Jane, it seemed that the treatment worked, but the patient felt worse. ‘I … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

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