The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

IBS: disability, disregard and discrimination.

 While researching attitudes of employers to IBS,  I came across the following letter from Ken. ‘I have tended to suffer with bouts of abdominal pain and diarrhoea ever since I was … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

No, it’s not all in your head, but at least you can do something about that.

If IBS is all is your head, can somebody tell me how dietary fibre cures depression?                              … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

So why do we feel ill?

The post I wrote last week, ‘Stuck, when your bowels rule your life’, raised a bit of a storm.  Several people wrote into Facebook to assert how much worse Crohn’s … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Irritable Bowel Stigma

Many of you, the people who suffer with IBS, tell me that you feel your illness to be a stigma, a mark of shame that sets you apart from other … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · 7 Comments

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