@imagerdner - I was just out for lunch with an old friend who said he has IBS. It's become quite common, perhaps more so than we realize. My niece has this as well.
Mucosal Barrier in Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Diseasewww.hindawi.com/journals/grp/2013/431231/
Diagnosed Crohns-Colitis 12-13 years ago - Past Meds: Antibiotics, Prednisone, Methotrexate, Imuran, Remicade - Current Meds: Imuran 150mg/daily, Natural: WOO/Thyme Oil, All organic food no additives as best as possible. I stopped taking probiotics as I felt they were not helping much.
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