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Exploring the gut brain super highway. A Guild of Health Writers meeting looking at the increasingly clear links between the microbiota in the gut and the activities of the brain – with Professors Ted Dinan and Tim Spector, Dr Yoram Inspector and functional medicine practitioner, Lucinda Miller. February 2018
Feeding the Sensitive Gut – Professor Nick Read explains how a sensitive gut can rule your life – and how best to manage it. July 2014
Could MSG be your problem too? Although not all doctors recognise MSG (monosodium glutamate) as a cause of digestive/sensitivity problems, Jean Stapleton is quite sure that it is for her. Read her story on the On Eagles' Wings blog. January 2014
Resistant starch. Two pieces investigating resistant starch, especially in the context of weight loss although it appears also to effect blood glucose and HDL cholesterol. Free the Animal April 2013 and Gym Fitness Magazine 2008.
Some of my best friends are germs. Long but fascinating article in the NYTimes exploring the microbiome, the microbial populations of the gut, their role in our well-being and what damage we may be doing to them. May 2013
Low-dose naltrexone for inflammatory bowel disease– a personal review. April 2013
The FODMAP diet (Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols) – introduction to the diet and why it could be helpful with unresolved digestive issues. October 2012
Altered Immunity and The Leaky Gut Syndrome by Dr Zoltan P Rona MD, MSc
There is no such thing as a good diet for everyone. Nutrionist Margaret Moss explains why. March 2012
Fecal microbiota transplants effective treatment for C. Difficile and Inflammatory Bowel Disease October 2011
Seven healing lifestyle diets for digestive conditions – good blog pieces covering a range of diets from Wanted: Crohn's End Febuary 2011
Tips for dealing with constipation– an environmenal approach to a common problem – Dr Albert Robbins November 2007
All bunged up and nowhere to go. Micki Rose gives her top tips to get you going if you suffer from chronic constipation. 2009
Antibiotics and the human gut: scientists in the US have completed the most precise survey about the changes antibiotics wreak upon our guts - Latitudes Online 2009
Nucleo Power: nucleotides may be more useful than previously thought for helping with digestive conditions - Alex Gazzola 2009
Leaky Gut Syndrome: What is it and why is it relevant to food allergy and intolerance? Dr Alan Stewart 2009
An Appetite for Worms: an investigation into worms and parasites and their possible therapeutic uses in respiratory and gastrointestinal disease, and in allergy – John Scott 2008
Helicobacter and IBS: diagnosis and treatment options for people suffering from the effects of the helicobacter pylori bacterium – John Scott 2006
Virtual colonoscopy: introducing a virtual, state of the art colonoscopy procedure to replace the old embarrassing, uncomfortable and often painful one – Professor Nick Read 2005
Digestive health: explaining how digestive inadequacies can sometimes be mistaken for food sensitivity – Dr John Briffa 2003
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An investigation into the relationship between intestinal parasites and different inflammatory bowel disorders. Spring 2015
Intestinal permeability - a new target for disease prevention and therapy. Review summarising the data that are accumulating emphasizing the important role of the intestinal barrier and intestinal permeability for health and disease. Stephan Bischoff and colleagues in BMC Gastroenterology. November 2014
Oral bacteria irritate IBD. July 2014
The earlier children take antibiotics and the more they take, the higher the risk of them developing inflammatory bowel disease. September 2012
Beneficial bacteria, modified to produce the natural anti-inflammatory protein, Elafin - which mysteriously disappears in patients with inflammatory bowel disease - could restore intestinal equilibrium and prevent or even treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. October 2012
Specific carbohydrate diet. A pilot study at the University of Massachusetts Medical School shows significant success with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The abstract for UMMAS here and comment here.
Stomach flu may be linked to food allergies
Could colostrums help manage exercise and heat-induced – and maybe other – gut disorders? 02/11
Pulmonary involvement and allergic disorders in inflammatory bowel disease
Bodily odours offer new diagnostic possibilities
A pint a day keeps the gallstones away...
New operation for acid reflux
Acupuncture may benefit patients with reflux disease
Bowel disease patients not at increased risk of dying
Sulphites and Ulcerative Colitis
Constipation: It could be caused by a food allergy
Pre and probiotics and UC
First Published in September 2005
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