But could I have done more?
I have not seen Peter for 10 years, since he and Mary bought their villa in Spain. They have kept in touch by Christmas cards and the occasional post card. … Continue reading
Candidiasis: is it now time to reappraise the yeast connection?
Someyears ago, before the microbiome revolution, I wrote an article on Candidiasis and IBS for The IBS Network. It described the current state of the art and concluded that ‘there … Continue reading
Could an apple a day keep the doctor away? The mad march of computerised medicine.
The computer is such a ‘bone of contention’. It never fails to cause arguments. When things go wrong, I go into catastrophe mode and fear I will lose everything. Joan … Continue reading
Healing: observing, listening and ‘a laying on of hands’.
Some of my encounters with patients are so shocking that they remain etched on my mind as lessons that have altered the way I practice. It was 1994 and I was … Continue reading
IBS and The Wandering Womb; could they both be endometriosis?
The endometrium is the lining of the womb. It is made of special cells which shed each month by bleeding. In endometriosis these cells are found in other parts of … Continue reading
Migraine: does it also affect the bowels?
A Constellation of Symptoms It occasions unseemly and dreadful symptoms: nausea, bilious vomiting, collapse, gas in the stomach, eructations, vomiting, palpitations of the heart, vertigo, depression, despair. Sick headache is … Continue reading
The large bowel is great! It’s soo-oh smart. Not a tweet, but a trump!
My fellow Americans, I want to tell you that the large bowel is such a ‘smart tube’ – it’s really, really smart. Just a few feet long – so small, … Continue reading
Grief and IBS: some thoughts on how to survive it and recover.
‘Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too. …… I no longer love her, that’s certain, but maybe I love her. Love … Continue reading
The heart (and the gut) know their reasons, that reason cannot tell
Last night, it was so warm and humid, I left the window open, but by morning the temperature had dropped and shards of rain rattled against the skylight. Half an … Continue reading