I had an idea today after reading that,
(sorry if I lead a little off topic here)
Why don't they consider an experimental model where the microorganisms are moderated by Stress-hormones (ie cortisol or something)? The basic line of thought with what i'm saying is maybe stress-hormones create an environment that favors the relative growth of these harmful microorganisms.
Have you ever read any IBD study where they even try to operationalize "Stress" like the above? Instead I seem to read a lot of anecdotal mish-mash pseudoscientific blabber regarding if/how "Stress" influences IBD. Any armchair psychologist can blabber on about "Stress," and its connection to IBD/Autoimmune disease etc. Why not be more specific about what it is we're talking about when we say stress, and do some studies?
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
~I had Mono in 2000
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
~Interested in finding a cure/making sense out of U.C. and philosophical and psychological aspects of UC and "Stress" and Personal Development issues with Chronic Illnesses.