Have you ever gone to the doctor for a strep throat or pneumonia or urinary tract or intestinal infection?  Have you been hospitalized with an even worse infection?  Likely you have received treatment for one of the first group of illnesses, and hopefully not the latter.  Your doctor recommended an antibiotic, no doubt.  But a specific antibiotic, for a specific infection.  My point is: that while all antibiotics treat infections, the decision of which antibiotic should be used depends on the type of infection and its probable cause.

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."

Constipation is more about the texture of bowel movements rather than their frequency. Children and even adults who are struggling to pass hard, dry rabbit pellets, would be considered even if they do so daily. The pellets are sometimes clumped and passed together every few days or several times a day with the baby just releasing one or two, then passing a few more later, when the urge inevitably returns.