Finding the person you can be; a recipe for recovery and success.
It has been a while since I last wrote a post for this blog. I have been away on the farther flung British Islands in search of the space to … Continue reading
Between the Mind and the Gut.
‘All prejudices can be traced back to the intestine’. Friedrich Nietzsche Man has long acknowledged the close connection that exists between the mind and the gut. Our ‘gut feelings’ and … Continue reading
ME/CFS and IBS: Are they two sides of the same coin?
Twenty of so years ago, I was invited to go on a lecture tour of Calcutta. This gave me the opportunity to fulfil a lifetime ambition to visit the Himalayas, … Continue reading
Are Universities a toxic environment or are we all just overreacting?
More people are ill than ever before, so we are led to believe. About 40% report they have a long term illness, but this statistic does not just represent the … Continue reading
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
Decoding the symptoms of your IBS
One of the first lessons people learn when they attend self help groups for IBS is that everybody’s symptoms are different. Some people have diarrhoea and abdominal pain that … Continue reading
Life and the Colon ‘in the fast lane’.
Yesterday I got an email from Beppe. He had been to America and wanted me to know that his bowel problems were now cured. He wanted his experience to be … Continue reading
Motivational Interviewing; a change of attitude.
So many people with IBS complain that their doctor never listens to them. This is not just because the doctor does not have enough time or they engage with the … Continue reading
Taming the stubborn bowel; a constipated person’s guide to defaecation.
The colon is an obstinate beast. It likes to have its own way and will not work to your order. The more you try to bend it to your … Continue reading