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

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

The Importance of a Good Ending

This week I left The IBS Network.  I had been involved with the charity for 25 years as medical adviser, editor of Gut Reaction, volunteer CEO and chair of trustees.  … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

IBS: Why diets can fail.

Sam Bearfoot, nutritionist, kinaesiologist, and health adviser, who writes under the soubriquet ‘The Digestion Detective’ wrote to me recently. ‘I work with many clients, but in recent years I’ve had … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

My son’s IBS is ruining his life.

Penny wrote to me recently My son, Andrew, who is nearly 17 has had  bouts of diarrhoea and tummy pains since he was about 9 or 10.  These were nothing … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

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