Digestive problems such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) are ubiquitous in our society. Many populations in this world do not experience these diseases. If the cause is discovered then in most cases these often debilitating diseases can be cured or arrested. It is unfortunate that many people suffer needlessly with these diseases because no practitioner has helped them discover the underlying cause of the disease. In most cases medications have only a minimal effect on IBS and IBD.