The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

The things that happen: childhood trauma and IBS later in life.

Two weeks ago I received a letter from Judith.  This led to the following correspondence, which, with her permission, I have reproduced here with just a few minor edits.  Over … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · 8 Comments

Stuck; when your bowels take over your life.

Stephen is stuck.  He is just 20 years old, but his life is controlled by his bowels.  He has seen the experts, been scoped, scanned, his body fluids have been … Continue reading

August 6, 2016 · 12 Comments

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 · 1 Comment

Growing up with IBS; don’t always blame the parents.

For most people, IBS starts in young adulthood, teens or early twenties.  It may last for years,  even most of their lives, but more often it tends to come and … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Not in your genes.

Oliver James was smaller than I thought he would be. Thin and balding with straggly dark hair and beady eyes behind large dark framed glasses, he was dressed in grey … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

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