Hi, John. Please get the book "The Self-Help Way to Treat Colitis and Other IBS Conditions" by De Lamar Gibbons on Amazon.com. It will explain scientifically and in plain english what is going on. While you are waiting on the book, please avoid fruits and foods with high fructose corn syrup. In my experience, I just try to avoid things with syrup...period!!! Artificial sweeteners sorbitol and mannitol should really be avoided. Just eat meats and vegetables with a few diet sodas. That's kinda what I do.
Please hang in there!!! I swear its gonna get better. The book says you'll see results in 2 to 3 days and its true!!!!