Get online and read up on the benefits of sauerkraut in your diet and how it can help. I'm using it in my diet and it is helping tremendously. I dont have IBS but I do have a yeast infection called candida. It is advanced enough that I was having diarrhea and/or loose stools 90% of the time. With about 3 months of kraut therapy I have reversed this problem so that I now have normal stools maybe 90% of the time. Read up on probiotic therapy like using vsl#3. Contact me if you want at firstname.lastname@example.org.