It's a known fact that exercising regularly can aid with normal bowel functions (GI disease or not) not to mention it's an excellent stress reliever for the kind of stress IBDers are under (physically and mentally) it can also ward off other issues associated with IBD (known as extraintestinal manifestations like, osteo and arthritis).
Very, very true. In fact some great advice I was given by my naturopath was to keep exercising when tapering off prednisone because the body will start to produce more of its own cortisol, stimulating the adrenal glands and making a nice transition from the prednisone/steroids the body has been relying on for a period of time.
Finally, saying random things that have no logic, never helps. For example there likely are more toxins in food, and there likely are less nutrients, however you cannot assert that the food is probably contaminated because they are no nutrients. The laws of logic and causality must still apply. Likewise, asserting that "you were born healthy" is never grounds for dismissing genetics in favor of environment - especially when you have several close relatives with IBD, and you develop IBD at about the exact age it is usually expected.
There is nothing illogical about
the 'random' things i'm saying. I've done the research, our soils are not what they once were, a lot of the foods we buy are contaminated with toxins, are genetically modified or grown with pesticides and antibiotic treatment. This DOES effect the quality of the food. Compile a list of all of your personal toiletries or household products that contain toxic ingredients you would never normally ingest. You would be surprised. Anything used topically on the skin, is absorbed the quickest and the most. Rome wasn't built in a day, and this disease didn't become active the minute you were born.
I do think genetics play a role, like I said, but when doctors overuse that statement, they make it sound like you can do absolutely nothing about
it. I think we are susceptible to certain diseases over others, and that the environment triggers it. And I personally don't have relatives with UC or Chrons.... my uncle and aunt have Celiac disease which is slightly different.