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Dr Janice Joneja's book, Digestion, Diet and Disease: Irritable Bowel Syndrom and Gastrointestinal Function is now available as a free download here. January 2018
Dramatic improvements in mood and anxiety, weight and digestive symptoms with a 4-week gut-friendly diet. Kate Lawrence explains more about her recent research findings. June 2017
Gastrodiet 2015 ‘An international meeting on food, diet and gastrointestinal health’ with a theme of ‘Food Intolerance: FODMAPs, gluten and beyond.' Monash University Campus, Prato, in Italy. Alex Gazzola reports. November 2015
Does SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) underly most cases of IBS? Interesting article in the Townsend Letter by Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP and Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM. March 2015
Investigating why IBS affects twice as many women as men, the majority of whom are under 45. By Melanie Keller, Steven Sandberg-Lewis and Allison Siebecker in the Townsend Letter. March 2014
IBS sufferers believe that their doctor is not doing a good job. This article originally appeared in the March 2013 issue of Gut Reaction, the journal of the IBS Network. November 2013
Helicobacter and IBS: diagnosis and treatment options for people suffering from the effects of the helicobacter pylori bacterium – John Scott 2006
IBS – another perspective: the riposte to Professor Nick Read – Professor Jonathan Brostoff
Allergy – clash of cultures part 2: following a riposte from Professor Jonathan Brostoff, Professor Nick Read replies.
Perilla extract may be an ideal remedy for IBS, helping to reduce bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain, altered intestinal mobility, and transit time. November 2014
Feeding the Sensitive Gut – Professor Nick Read explains how a sensitive gut can rule your life – and how best to manage it. July 2014
Introducing The IBS Self Care Plan. Dr Nick Read, Chair and Medical Adviser,The IBS Network. October 2013
The Gourmet Rotation Diet by Joyce Weaver. A guide to a four-day rotation diet complete with introduction, food lists, menu suggestions and recipes. Quite an old book (originally published in 2002) but excellent information.
Low FODMAP diets have been found to be very helpful with intractable IBS. Interview with Jessica Biesiekierski who is preparing a theseis for her PHD on the FODMAP diet. 2011 For a list of high & low FODMAP foods check the About.com site here.
'Bacteriotherapy' Facebook group – excellent source of information about probiotics, faecal transplants and probiotic retention enemas, etc. for people with irritable bowel syndrome, SIBO, gut disbyosis and inflammatory bowel disease, etc. 2012
How a gluten-free diet helped to free me from IBS – Sophie Lee, author of Sophie's Story, my 20-year battle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, describes her journey. January 2012
Nucleo Power: nucleotides may be more useful than previously thought for helping with digestive conditions - Alex Gazzola 2009
The many faces of IBS: using examples from her own practice, this nutritionist looks at some of the many causes of IBS and appropriate treatments – Margaret Moss 2006
Food intolerance and IBS: showing how, with the right help, sufferers can diagnose their own symptom triggering intolerances – Dr Alan Stewart 2001
Research Reports- IBS
This study demonstrates that quality of life was improved for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who received an IBS guidebook. This demonstrates the considerable importance of patient education in the effective management of IBS.
Effects of varying dietary content of fermentable short-chain carbohydrates on symptoms, fecal microenvironment, and cytokine profiles in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Oct 2016
Irritable bowel syndrome and diet. Jan 2017
Low FODMAP Diet for treating IBS
Exposure to Giardia infection was associated with perceived food intolerance 3 years after giardiasis. Perceived intolerance to high FODMAP foods and low FODMAP foods were both statistically significantly associated with exposure to Giardia infection. November 2015
Does a low FODMAP diet help IBS? August 2015
Pending further scientific evidence, the concept of food allergy should be included as a possible cause of IBS, and a dietary approach may have a place in the routine clinical management of IBS. June 2015
Perception of lactose intolerance in irritable bowel syndrome patients. October 2014
Novel research suggests efficacy of diagnostic blood test for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). October 2013
Psychological factors like anxiety and depression may be central drivers of IBS rather than inflammation. October 2013 (see second report in article)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is hard to diagnose as well as treat, but researchers have now discovered a way of confirming the disorder using stool samples .May 2012
Possible links between leaky gut and food processing "Leaky gut", which is implicated in several conditions, including allergy, and has been linked with IBS, may be exacerbated by modern food preparation methods - particularly high-temperature cooking and the increased use of sugars - but can potentially be prevented or improved by means of simple nutritional changes such as taking glutamine and curcumin.
Is there a genetic element to IBS?
Could shift work be a cause of IBS?
Surprising causes for IBS
IBS can have a genetic cause
IBS is a lifelong condition
The sensitive gut
£££££... The Cost of IBS
Anxiety during illness may trigger IBS
Norwegian medical researchers show that FODMAPs foods increase the amount of fluid in the intestines of IBS patients. October 2014
A recent study found that Bifidobacterium infantis 35624 showed a significant improvement of IBS. Since IBS is co-morbid with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), it should also cause improvement of CFS. August 2013
Systematic review: probiotics in the management of lower gastrointestinal symptoms in clinical practice – an evidence-based international guide. August 2013
Gluten-free diet appears to benefit patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). September 2012
Allergic contact enteritis to ingested foods, food additives, or both may contribute to IBS symptoms. Patch testing may be useful in identifying the causative foods. March 2013
IgG-based elimination diet, although regarded as unreliable by allergy specialists, significantly improved both IBS and migraine symptoms in patients who suffered from both conditions. December 2012
Eliminating foods identified by an IgG test over a 12 week period resulted in significant improvement in patients with IBS with diarrhoea 2012
Hynosis helpful for IBS. April 2012
Peppermint relieves Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS and creative writing
Soluble fibre best for irritable bowel
New supplement – Bimuno – helps IBS sufferers
Peppermint oil and fibre win out over IBS drugs
IBS and chilli peppers
The effectiveness of probiotics in IBS
How effective are probiotics in IBS?
Hypnotherapy effective for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Which fibre is best for irritable bowel?
Fitrst Published in Febuary 2007
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