The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

IBS Research: Truth, Post Truth and Statistics

To the sceptics among us, there is no such thing as truth. Memory is fallible and remodelled every time it is recalled; so we can never be sure of what … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Is there ever one cause or cure for IBS?

Is it human nature?  Do there always need to be a single ’cause’ for illness?  Can we just not get our heads around anything more complicated?   Is it part … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Placebo Effect: Exploiting the art of healing.

The vespers for the dead began with the phrase, ‘Placebo domino in regione vivorum’ (I shall please the Lord in the land of the living).   In the 12th century, these … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

The best person to treat your IBS

From a practical viewpoint, there are two types of illness; those that have a clear pathology and cause, a definite diagnosis and can be treated with drugs, diet and surgery … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · 4 Comments

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

November 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

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