For patients with IBD, the role of a good diet has been on replacing or supplementing nutrients that may not be absorbed because of intestinal swelling (as discussed in our blogpost on nutrition for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  Additional goals included promoting growth in the children and supporting the good health of patients with IBD.

You and I supposedly have around 100 trillion cells in our body as adults.  What's more amazing is that we have 10 to 100 times that many bacteria and other organisms living inside us.  More than a quadrillion.  We have some in our mouths.  Women have some in their vaginas.  Most are in our lower intestines.  So as someone said, the cute phrase really should be "me, myself and us."