The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

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

Stool Gazing: A Definitive Guide.

In the nineteen sixties before the age of scans and blood tests for everything, medical students were drilled on in the arts of history taking and clinical examination.  Xrays and … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · 9 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 · 6 Comments

Sex and The Irritable Bowel

‘My IBS seems to flare up after I have had intercourse.  It has put me off the whole idea of sex. How can I deal with this?’   Sex and food … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 8 Comments

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

IBS. Blame my mother-in-law!

At The IBS Network, we get letters; lots and lots of letters.  Janice’s letter arrived this this morning and struck a chord! Hello I’m Janice. I’ve suffered from Irritable bowel … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

All Change for IBS

Shirley had written to me for advice about the dreadful abdominal cramps that were associated with her constipation.  The following day she wrote again.  ‘Thank you for your response regarding … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

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