The reason people are concerned about
pitbulls is that there are many accounts of sweet, lovable pitbulls attacking children. These aren't pitbulls that are trained for fighting. These are family pets.
I don't think people are going to leave their child with the family dog if they thought there was any risk that their child would get hurt. They find out after the fact.
Here's one such article.
Colitis is in remission. No longer get IBS.
Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.
What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No crystalline fructose, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, vitamins & supplements, Lexapro (for stress).