Michael Weiss has been there and done this. PLEASE do your OWN homework, explore alternative approaches, and listen to Michael's story. He is well-informed and up to date regarding medical treatment options for IBD. Most important, if you follow his path, make sure your insurance company will cover the drug treatment your doctor recommends. Remicade, for example, can run close to $5,000.00 (Five Thousand Dollars) per treatment. They start you off with treatments every 8 weeks. They did that with Michael and soon he was being treated every 4 weeks. When the treatment stopped working, the doctors told him he had "outgrown" the medical treatment. Be aware: Michael's story is a cautionary tale. Knowledge is empowerment. Be well, Michael!