It is not always what is so, but what you think is so
As I have commented on many posts in this blog, IBS is a condition that has no clear cause and no specific cure, but is often instigated by a traumatic … Continue reading
Why do more women get IBS?
The answer to the question partly depends on how IBS is defined. IBS is not a disease that has a definite cause and pathology. It cannot be defined objectively. It … Continue reading
Take back control of your life.
Illness is much more than a matter of bodily symptoms, it is a state of mind. When we are ill, we feel helpless. We cannot look after ourselves and so … Continue reading
Don’t be victim; be a survivor.
Research has indicated that people who have undergone an episode of trauma are four times as likely to develop IBS than those who have not. Survivors of floods, concentration camps, … Continue reading
Is it all the effect of what happened?
Shirley wrote to me yesterday. I have IBS, possibly caused by a traumatic road accident when I was 18, but I also suffer recurring sinus and ear problems as well … Continue reading
Growing away from the trauma and IBS
Everything that happens affects us. Most we process and forget about. It’s life! Things happen! But nothing significant, no encounter, surprise or change is ever completely deleted. It is filed … Continue reading
If your bloating could talk, what would it say?
People are not born with IBS. It may commence with an attack of gastroenteritis, but for many of the people who contact the IBS Network, it starts with something that … Continue reading
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
Keeping it all in the Family
Yes, it’s true, IBS does run in the family. You have more chance of having IBS if a parent or a sibling has it. And twins, especially identical twins have … Continue reading