The second national conference of the IBS Network is fast approaching, and we are proud to be sponsoring this superb event in Sheffield. On Saturday 14th April, leading IBS specialists, patients, and healthcare professionals will be gathering to talk about all things IBS - the treatments, scientific advances, and how best to manage this often [...]
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On the 19th of March at 6pm, we will be hosting a special event here at the Functional Gut Clinic! We are pleased to be showcasing the PelviPower Training – a unique and innovative therapy for improving the strength of pelvic floor muscles and reducing complex pelvic pain. If you are a medical professional, we [...]
Constipation is a condition that will affect many of us at some point in our lives, and it becomes more common as we age – most sufferers are over 65 years old. Our rate of physical activity also drops as we get older, and this has led some researchers to believe that there may be [...]
by Jordan Haworth – Trainee Physiologist - FGC What is Candida? Candida is generally an umbrella term for the different species of yeast-like fungus that inhabit the intestinal, genital and oral cavities. They are part of our normal microbial environment and reside in the gut of around 80% of healthy adults. However, being opportunistic means [...]
By Jennifer Haynes – Trainee Physiologist - FGC A quick google search of ‘stomach acid’ returns multiple blog articles about the importance of appropriate acid levels, with many providing tips on how to increase gastric acid production. In the world of online practitioners ‘low stomach acid’ is currently used as the scapegoat on which the [...]
By Charlotte Pitcher – Trainee Physiologist - FGC Here at The Functional Gut Clinic, patients commonly ask us about ‘leaky gut syndrome’ and how this relates to IBS type symptoms. Leaky gut is not something we diagnose, as it is not officially recognised as a diagnosable disease in modern medicine. However, many naturopaths cite leaky [...]
The Functional Gut Clinic (FGC) is the UK’s first dedicated, independent Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Physiology service. Our core interest is to use state of the art technology to try and understand how your gut is functioning and to identify what is causing your troublesome symptoms. The information that we gather helps you and your Doctor identify [...]
As April was IBS awareness month Dr. Hobson was invited to guest star on The Naked Scientists Podcast; ‘Gut Bugs: Intestinal Friends and Foes’. In this podcast The Naked Scientists explore a top to bottom tour of the intestine. Why we need more dirt in our diet, how to avoid food poisoning and how to [...]
Dr Anthony Hobson recently caught up with John Lukey, co-founder of Nutrition and Health Education in order to discuss IBS; it’s links to obesity and tips for improving your gut health. Nutrition and Health Education is an all-new specialist learning resource for all things nutrition, exercises and lifestyle related. The NHE goal is to create [...]