If the inflammation was caused mainly by bad bacteria I'd imagine the most effective treatment would be to kill the bad bacteria and/or promote good bacteria which is what many of us take probiotics to increase the good, but unfortunately they have only limited effect.
To my understanding in IBD, the brian incorrectly tells the immune system to attack our healthy colons hence the inflammation and classification as an autoimmune disease.
Once science finds the exact protiens etc or lack thereof, we can get a truly effective treatment for the cause vs just trying to treat the symptoms. Once the eaxct link is found expect treatment to arrive between 3-10 years thereafter and IMHO it can't come quick enough.
Thanks for the links
Post Edited (bbc) : 5/26/2008 2:09:14 PM (GMT-6)