Subdued: I don't think adding the lecithin to your diet will do anything. The amount of PC in your intestines decreases and there is bascially a gradient between the small intestines, through the colon and the rectum. You have the most PC higher up and the least at the rectum. Any PC in food will already be absorbed by the time it reaches the reactum or distal colon, unfortunatley. This is true to even in non-IBD people.
Yah. I read that already. But the body is more complicated than that. Everything is related. For example, my colon reacts when I eat something that my liver can't digest. I can hear the juices flowing in my abdomen way before the stuff gets to the colon. My colon reacts to the extra juices, not to the stuff I ate.
I think it's worth a shot to try adding lecithin to my diet and see what happens. After all, it helps my acne, and the colon and acne are related.
As Dan Ariely says, "We, as human beings, are irrational. One of the best ways to overcome our irrationalities is to run experiments, gather and scrutinize data, compare the effect of the experimental and control conditions, and see what's there. It is common sense to take a method and try it: if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."
Apparently, it is the irrationality of doctors that results in their continuing to treat patients with methods that don't work. As Dan Ariely says, "They [doctors] are not trained to doubt their intuitions nor to do experiments. They rely heavily on their teachers. Once their term of learning is complete, they are supremely confident in their knowledge. So they keep doing the same thing over and over again, even in the face of questionable evidence. Ironically, it is their goodness and their desire to help each and every one of their patients that makes it so difficult for them to 'sacrifice' some of their patients' well-being for the sake of an experiment."