Friday, April 29, 2011

CCFA Comedy event at the Hollywood Improv

Hey guys!

This is an official CCFA LA event but I think that anytime that we can support the CCFA and can attend any of their events we should, especially one that provides hours of laughter and entertainment to give us better perspective about our own personal struggles with IBDs.

Ben Morrison performing at the Hollywood Improv.

What: Pain in the Butt (A comedy show about Crohns)
Where: Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046
When: 5/19 8pm
Cost: $25 for the show--proceeds go to the CCFA
purchase here:


Pain in the Butt is comedian Ben Morrison’s critically-acclaimed show about the lighter side of Crohn’s Disease.

Chronicling Morrison’s journey from akward high-school-student to awkward high-school-student with a poop disease, Pain in the Butt is the funniest show about severe intestinal disorder, ever. Performed with live multimedia and photography Pain in the Butt is lovingly told with Morrison’s signature belend of stand-up and storytelling. With a comedian’s eye and a patient’s behind Pain in the Butt is a touching tale about a touchy tail.

Having been staged all over the world during it’s amazing 8-year run Pain in the Butt is the the countries premiere theatrical experience about laughing through illness. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience.

Pain in the Butt.

It’s funny, on the insides.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Today's Treat is.... A RECIPE!

I recently came across "How to Cook for Crohn's and Colitis" by Brenda Roscher (or you can get it for free here by signing up) and was intrigued to see what kind of recipes she had created that would be beneficial for those of us with an IBD. She herself struggles with Crohn's and makes it very clear that she too struggled for a while to find a healthy balance between nutrition and oral satiation. The recipes are rather simple and economically and in many ways no different than those that you would find in most cookbooks. The biggest difference being that these are tailored in that the ingredients are diced into much smaller and finer pieces, meats are far, far leaner, soy milk or alternative dairy products are specified and olive oil is recommended over any other type. However, keep in mind that these recipes were designed primarily for her needs and as we all know we all have specific diets that may include or exclude items that others can consume, furthermore these recipes are designed for those who are relatively stable in regards to their medical condition, so if you are having a flare up you might want to hold off on several of them.

So without further due here's a simple recipe for pita chips for those late night cravings when you know potato chips would be a really, really bad idea.

4 Pita breads split horizontally
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon black powder

*Preheat oven to 400°F. Drizzle pita halves with olive oil. Cut each half into 6 wedges.
*Coat a baking sheet with vegetable srpay and arrange the wedges on sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle wedges with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
*Bake for 8-10 minutes, until crisp.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More Random Randomness

First of all our midweek update has us at $2350 $2650 $2750! Great job you guys, not bad as we still have a bit over two months left before the walk with plenty of time to raise even more money.

Second of all there is a new website from the CCFA named I'll Be Determined, designed to help guide you through your path as you learn to cope, control and live with your respective IBD. So feel free to give it a look and see if it has answers or suggestions to questions or issues that you may have.

As for other news I have a prescription at Walgreens that I should really pick up, no idea what it's for, it might be Protonix or 6-MP or maybe some sort of supplement. I'll try to check on that tonight if I remember. Oh and a cousin of mine gave me his turtle. Cute little squirt that will probably live a few decades and requires a bit more care and maintenance than a dog. In hindsight I should have probably said no to taking it in but I'm a sucker for strange and exotic like pets, which means I will be getting a larger tank, a heat lamp and other such items to create a pleasant environment for the little squirt. Just thought you should all know.

With all that done and said please feel free to enjoy the comedic talents of this turtle humping a boot. Enjoy!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Random Musing

As I don't want to exhaust my current list of jokes and videos related to all things poo and butts I have chosen to take this time to examine my food no-no's as I think I have recently discovered that a certain food that I enjoy appears to be a trigger and must be limited if not eliminated from my diet. So here it goes, Jorge's list of foods not to eat.

1. Broccoli, cabbage and other flatulence producing veggies: Yeah most of us know about avoiding these foods and although I can do without broccoli I really do or rather did enjoy eating cabbage in stews. Caldo we will miss thee.

2. Nuts: Once again to be avoided at all times, thankfully this only speaks for the nut in its normal, natural form. Paste or butter forms of it are rather okay, good thing because I have too many fond memories of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to simply let that wonder food go, plus I just discovered Nutella and prefer almond milk to all other milk varieties.

3. Milk: I was that kid that could drink a whole gallon milk in one seating, now either due to lactose intolerance, age, the UC or a combination of all of the above I must avoid it as well as most ice creams, some cheeses and certain other dairy products. Thankfully the alternatives are not as off putting now as they were when I was ma much younger lad. (Yes I used the word lad, in fact I think it should be used more often, as should dame.)

4. Carbonated drinks of all varieties:
So long Coca Cola, so long Mr. Pibb, so long Mt. Dew and we will miss you Crystal Pepsi. Ah the number one choice for our obese youth and the must have refreshments at any sporting event (okay beer is the must have but you can't drink beer as a kid), but the pain of consuming you is far too great and the frequency of urgency is far to embarrassing to continue using you as refreshment.

5. Caffeine:
Coffee and energy drinks to be more exact, teas I can tolerate a little bit better. I was never big on morning wake me up drinks but it's really funny and interesting to see how as a culture we are highly dependent on both coffee and energy drinks. I give all coffee drinkers a challenge out there, wake up at 4 in the morning and try to function until 10 in the evening without your coffee or energy drinks and tell me how it goes. Welcome to my world.

6. Chocolate and candy: Mainly dark chocolate or overly sweet chocolate, but it's okay in small dosages. A triple deluxe, sudden death by chocolate will make you poo cocoa flavored bricks cake on the other hand is completely off limits. Even the sight of it makes my bowels go "NO WAY JOSE!" Candy is just bad. I limit the amount I eat as it seems that the older I get the more sugar hates me.

7. Corn: One of the foods on the no no list for anyone with an IBD and not too hard to avoid but it's sad that when eating posole or menudo you must weigh the issue of whether or not you want to make it sound like the St. Valentine's Day massacre when you go use the restroom (Google it!).

8. Salads: I loved salads, in fact if I could eat a salad I would eat one daily for almost every meal, sadly salads don't love me and shouldn't be trusted as they are rather treasonous to my person. Thankfully salad's little cousin spinach does like me and helps to satisfy my "act like a rabbit for lunch" urges during the day.

9. Gravies and sauces: Any kind of gravy should be limited, and I admit I am bad at doing this since I love Italian foods and American style foods and Teriyaki and other all other wonderful taste bud stimulating culinary delights in existence, therefore I eat them in moderation and try to be careful what I eat them with in order to minimize the consequences.

10. Alcohol: Not a heavy drinker, hell I think I may have a beer every six months and a drink every eight so I'm good with that.

11. Exotic foods: Nope not gonna cut them out, unless they include something mentioned above that is a recognized trigger.

12. Fried foods: As a rule no one should eat them, realistically the only fried foods I eat are french fries and the occasional fried fish thing or other.

13. Beans: I used to love to eat beans. Sadly I can't eat them anymore. Even sadder because it's a cultural staple. Nonetheless I am willing to make the sacrifice.

14. Meat: Red meat to be exact. It seems as if red meat is not an immediate trigger that causes the urgency to use the restroom but instead one that causes further irritation and inflammation as well as bleeding of the colon. Therefore it is with great sadness that I must cut out red meat from my diet. I will still partake in the occasional breakfast sausage or even burger patty or two as ground beef is easier to digest but that will be it. So yes no more steaks, no more pot roast, no more meat loaf or cubed steak. No more caldo or carnitas or even cochinita (technically a white meat but still rather rich), and no more barbecued ribs. Oh red meat how you got me through the hard moments in life as well as got me fat. But that is all in the past as I must not substitute red meat with its avian cousin or cousin from the sea. Veggie patties will work as decent substitute, at least in pretending I am eating a burger but a poor and paltry substitute it will be. Nonetheless it is quality of health I am looking for and if you think about it red meat is most often than not the most expensive of offerings on a menu so on the long run it's also an economic decision.

And with that I will leave all of you tonight. Have a great weekend, a wonderful Easter and don't forget to bring used cell phones, used ink cartridges and stuff to sell at May's yard sale to Monday's meeting!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

You Guys Rock!

This midweek update brings great news! We are currently at $2040 with 67 days left to go! Which means that we are well on our way to achieving our goal and ensuring that this year we get that much sought tent for our group come the day of the walk. Don't forget that our next support group meeting is Monday, April 25th at 6 pm at the Los Alamitos Medical Center off of Katella. Remember to bring ink cartridges and used cell phones for the fundraiser and anything that you wish to sell at the yard sale on May 7th or at least remember to call Darrin to pick it up. Once again great job guys and let's keep at it!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Just in Time for the Playoffs!

That's right as most of us have probably not noticed the Stanley Cup Playoffs for that barely heard of and even less understood sport from our cousins upstairs, Hockey, are in full swing. Chicago Blackhawks right winger is one such player that will be participating in them. He is also one of many that suffer the effects of ulcerative colitis. I found his PSA spot for a helpful site from which I may borrow material from. Feel free to visit the site and remember that you are not alone in your battle with IBD. Be sure to take in a hockey game this post-season and Enjoy!

Live Pediatric Webcast on Crohn's. Register Today!

From the CCFA:

For this FREE Teleconference/Webcast

Thursday, May 19, 2010

8:00 PM to 9:15 PM Eastern Time
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM Central Time
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Mountain Time
5:00 PM to 6:15 PM Pacific Time

This educational event will help patients, caregivers, and pediatricians understand the unique medical and psychosocial needs of children with CD and the importance of continual care. Pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Sandra Kim and clinical social worker Janis Arnold will discuss:

* Important differences between pediatric and adult Crohn's disease
* The medical management of pediatric CD
* The critical role of nutrition
* Growth and development of the pediatric Crohn's patient
* Quality of life and support systems

Sandra C. Kim, MD is also an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics -
Division of Gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.

Janis Arnold, MA, LICSW
is a clinical social worker at the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital Boston in Boston, MA.

The speakers will also answer audience questions during an interactive Q & A session! Register online today, or register by calling toll-free: (877) 264-4949, ext. 3!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Today is...

In honor of today being Charlie Chaplin's Birthday I have decided to post more colonoscopy comedy by known comedians. Some mild language, enjoy!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Odds and Ends and Videos

First off don't forget that the Spring 2011 IBD Patient and Family Education Conference: How to Manage IBD is this Saturday, April 16th at UCLA's Covel Common's Building. See the post before this one for registration information as well as directions to get there and parking.

In other news we are almost at $2000 folks. That's right we are currently at $1890! We are almost there and will surely reach our goal!

And lastly here is a video for you kids, it's one part humor and another part how to put on a colostomy bag so if you are squeamish at the sight of a stoma then you may want to skip watching the first video and just watch the second one simply deals with colonoscopy prep. Some mild NSFW language.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Final Reminder

Don't forget to register for the The Los Angeles Spring 2011 IBD Patient and Family Education Conference: How to Manage IBD which will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011
8:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Covel Commons Building (map & parking)
Sunset Village, UCLA

The Patient and Family Education Conference is designed to educate the IBD patient community about new developments in treatment, surgical techniques, use of complementary and alternative therapies, research, nutrition, and psychosocial issues. This year's Conference sessions are:

Workshop 1

1A -- Preventive Care: Vaccinations and Cancer Screenings Gil Melmed, MD
1B -- IBD 101: The Nuts and Bolts of IBD Jennifer Choi, MD
1C -- Enterostomal Therapy Jonathan Sack, MD; Dane Deluca, RN
1D -- Navigating the Treatment Maze Jeremy Herman, MD 

Workshop 2

2A -- Real People, Real Stories - Living with IBD Alex Akers, Sherry Porat, Adi Bodenstein, Michelle Schwartz
2B -- Alternative Therapies for IBD Nimisha Parekh, MD
2C -- Food and Inflammation: Fertilizing the Weeds Doron Kahana, MD
2D -- Mind, Brain, Body Approaches to IBD Emeran Mayer, MD 

Workshop 3

3A -- Food and Inflammation: Fertilizing the Weeds Doron Kahana, MD
3B -- New Frontiers in IBD Research David Shih, MD
3C -- Controlling Your Child’s IBD through Knowledge David Ziring, MD
3D -- Alternative Therapies for IBD Nimisha Parekh, MD

For more information contact Lindsay Brown at, or call (310) 478-4500.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Kick Off Events

Both the Los Angeles County and Orange County Kick Off events were fun and wonderful events that provided fun, entertainment and food for all that came. I won't say which event was better as both were fabulous and I was able to talk to many CCFA staff members, volunteers and also fellow IBD sufferers who were more than happy to talk about their experiences battling their respective illness. I had a good time at both events whether people watching at the Santa Monica Pier and enjoying the crisp, cool ocean breeze, or doing the same at Disneyland while dodging strollers. I recommend that everyone should go to one of these events or any other event for that matter if only to see that not only are you not alone in your struggles but that there are people out there that genuinely care about your health and state of being.

That said it was great to see Nelson, Jacklyn and Paula at the OC event and I was sorry to hear that Darrin couldn't attend. Regardless of that we were able to survive without our fearless leader. As for our current fundraising efforts, we are at $1760 with 77 days to go which means that so far we have achieved 35% of our goal. Congratulations you guys and I am more than confident that we can not only achieve our goal but surpass it as well.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Free Crohn's Cookbook

I recently found a link to a Free Crohn's Cookbook from Crohn's online. Just click on this link and fill in your information. I ordered one but it has as of yet to arrive so I have no idea how good or bad it is. But as soon as it comes in I will try it out and report the results!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Upcoming Comedy Event for Take Steps LA

Our CCFA Cousins in L.A. are throwing a comedy event together that is guaranteed to be a night full of laughter, fun and enjoyment. If you are free that night please consider buying tickets in order to not only support them but so that they too can return the favor when we start promoting our own events. You can buy tickets for a slightly discounted price, all relevant contact and event information are below.

From the CCFA:
Thursday, May 19, 2011, 8 PM
8162 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Take Steps Los Angeles will be hosting a hilarious night out, featuring Ben Morrison, a comedian unlike any performer you've ever seen. $25 per person and a $5 discount if you buy at the Take Steps Kick-off event. Email for tickets. Proceeds benefit the Take Steps Walk Campaign for a Cure.

Just Some Quick Updates

First of all the updated totals for the Poo Crew is currently at $1710.00. Congratulations as we get closer and closer to this year's goal. I also want to acknowledge Nelson and his lovely wife who have helped raise $667.00 for the Crew not counting the ink cartridges and cell phones that they also donated. Please send them an e-mail or congratulate them at the next support group meeting. So once again, Thank you Nelson and Teresa!

As for other things. This weekend will be a rather busy one as the L.A. County and Orange County Take Step Kick Off events take place. I will be attending both as I will be manning the 20s-30s Social Group's table at the Santa Monica Pier come Saturday so please feel free to stop on by and say hello. And then I will be attending the Sunday Kick Off event at Downtown Disney where I will later infiltrate the Magic Kingdom with a select number of others to see if it truly is a small world after all. Please attend if you can, bring your friends and family and show them what the CCFA and Take Steps is all about!

From the CCFA:

Los Angeles Kickoff Event

April 9, 2011, 6 PM - 8 PM, Santa Monica Pier, at the Carousel

THIS SATURDAY April 9, 2011, 6 PM - 8 PM, Santa Monica Pier, at the Carousel!
Come out to the Santa Monica Pier and join us for the Los Angeles Take Steps Kickoff! Bring your family, friends, coworkers and teammates and enjoy ice cream sundaes, carousel rides and mingling with your fellow walkers!! Please RSVP to or (310) 478-4513

Orange County Kickoff Event

Sunday, April 10th from 11 AM - 1 PM, the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney

Come join us on April 10th at the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney to celebrate a new season of Take Steps. Bring your friends and family to come and learn how we can hit Take Steps 2011 Orange County out of the park! For more information or to RSVP contact Joslynn at or (646) 717-6208.

Monday, April 4, 2011

How life's little lessons can teach you a world of experience.

Over the last week or so I have heard been hearing a small screeching sound from the front passenger side tire. Thinking that it was possibly the brakes warning me that it was time to change them I waited until the weekend to look at them as that was the only day I had free. Sunday came and I raised my truck only to discover that the brakes were fine, but something else wasn't.

If you look at the picture where the legs of the upside down A looking part hooks on to the vehicle you would notice that the right side is almost completely removed from the rubber bushings that it houses. The only thing stopping the part from completely coming off and leading to disastrous results was that some designer decided to place two bolts in such a way to prevent such thing from happening.

For those that don't know much about cars let me explain what would have most likely happened in this situation had the bolts not held. I drive an average of 200 or so miles a week, most of it on freeway and most of the time I drive in excess of 80 miles per hour. Yeah I know I'm bad. Had the part failed then the vehicle as well as the three other wheels would have been pointing forward while the wheel that this is attached to would have most likely decided to point to the right causing a spectacular roll over that would have most likely tested the integrity of the vehicle far beyond any test performed by Nissan. Furthermore on the highway at a high rate of speed the likelihood of my steel tumbleweed smashing into other cars and causing a horrific chain reaction would have been most certain.

Now what point am I trying to get to with this example? That's easy. Our bodies are our vehicle and we are our own drivers and sometimes we hear strange things, or feel strange things and most often than not we put off getting them checked out because we assume that it's nothing big. And although most of the time that is the case there are those few times when it's not what we thought it was but instead something far, far worse that could have been preventable. So take it from me, when you get those strange aches and pains, when you feel odd or something just doesn't feel right don't be afraid to get checked out by your GI or doctor, sure it may be nothing more than gas but all the same better safe than sorry.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

To Poo or Not to Poo...

All of us eventually run into experience the wonderful feeling of having to go to the bathroom while being away from the safety of our own porcelain throne. It's at times like this that we must make the quick decision of where to go to heed the call of nature. This can vary depending on if you are out shopping versus if you are at a concert or even in the great outdoors. Regardless of location the situation is the same. You need to poo and you need to poo soon. And so for your mild entertainment I provide you with the where to poo and where not to poo list for the many different situations that you might find yourself in.

1. The supermarket/grocery store/most farmer's markets:
Most if not all of these establishments have an accessible bathroom that is often clean and well maintained due to the large volume of people that they tend to experience on a day to day basis. This may not apply to smaller stores but the management in those is often more than willing to accommodate you lest they want to start an E.coli colony in their produce section.

2. At church/church function/ funeral/ wedding/baptism, etc.:
God will understand if you have to miss part of any of these events due to the urgency to poo. And if not then he's a bastard because he's the one that stuck you with the urgency in the first place. Make sure to tell that to anyone that questions your need to leave halfway through the pastor's sermon.

3. A restaurant:
With the exception of taco stands, lunch trucks and Subway most of not all restaurants will have a restroom. In case you have to go and they inform you that only paying customers can use the restroom then drop a dollar bill on the counter, tell them that it's for a cup or bottle of water and grab the key. I actually did this once while looking at stars in Hollywood. The lady was nice and looking at the number of weirdos, tourists and homeless super heroes in the area I don't blame her.

4. Camping:
Does a bear...? You know the answer and the extended answer is that they sell awesomely portable toilets online and in camping/sporting goods stores ranging in price from $18 clear up to a couple hundred depending on its look, portability and waste storage and disposal features. I recommend buying one if you have the chance, you never know when you will need one.

5. School:

There are laws on your side regarding this for public K-12. You can talk to your professor as well as the disabled students services on most if not all Jr/Community colleges as well as full time universities if there is an issue with you leaving to go use the bathroom.

6. At a concert:

If an outdoor concert then use the portables, however as most concerts have more people than portables I recommend training your body to go at the point when there is less traffic at the portable, namely just as the concert is starting. Eat light so that you minimize how many times you go, or get a doctor's note and take your own toilet and stall.
If an outdoor concert then the same applies, since smoking is not allowed indoors in California most people will enter and leave in order to take care of this need and as long as you have your ticket an wristband you should be fine to do the same. If this is not possible talk to the security guy and let him know what is going on and see if he cuts you a break.

7.At a sporting event:
Plenty of bathrooms, and hell most people are so smashed by the end of the game that they probably won't notice if you have an accident.

8. While driving:
Pull over, drop trou, go. But using a camping toilet is probably a bit more hygienic and comfortable.

9. On a flight:
Get an aisle seat and talk to the flight attendants to let them know that you may have the need to use the bathroom more often than not. They may allow you to use the first class bathroom, the staff bathroom and possibly even go when no one is allowed to leave their seat.

10: At a hospital:
I know that this shouldn't be a problem but I am putting this here because of a personal experience. My grandmother spent her last days at St. Vincent's in Los Angeles and one day that I went to visit her I had the sudden urge to evacuate. The men's bathroom was nearby but was unfortunately closed due to repairs, the nearest bathroom was on the second floor. Sensing a rapidly approaching emergency I ran into the woman's bathroom, went inside the corner stall and did what I had to do. However just as I finished two women walked into the bathroom forcing me to stay there for a slightly longer period of time than I would have liked. Thankfully after they left no one else entered and I was able to egress with as minimal embarrassment as possible.

Which brings me to my next point. Ladies don't be afraid to use a men's bathroom, most men will give you a quick look, shrug, give a grunt and finish their business, men I don't recommend you go use a woman's bathroom unless you have a spotter and permission. Sorry those are the rules I don't write them.

Lastly here is my checklist for things to carry in your car if possible.

Overnight bag with a change of clothing and extra medications.
A toothbrush, not for brushing your teeth but for brushing "stuff" that may be stuck on a public toilet.
An extra roll of toilet paper as well as travel toilet paper.
Hand sanitizer and/or alcohol wipes.
Latex or latex free disposable gloves.
A travel or camping toilet.
Paper towels, cloth towels or mechanic rags.
A gallon of water, not for drinking purposes.
A can of deodorant or air freshener.

Friday, April 1, 2011

So I saw a taco truck...

Okay not really but while I was driving to go pay my vehicle registration this morning I heard on the radio about the Food Truck Festival that was going to be held at Santa Anita Park on April 2nd. And by food trucks I'm not just talking about those devilishly delicious but oh so bad for you taco and burrito roach coaches that you find in the alleys and backstreets and industrial areas throughout Los Angeles but also of the newer flavours that have appeared over the last few years. Sushi trucks and nacho trucks, cheesesteak trucks and burger trucks, barbecue trucks and rib trucks, pretty much anything and everything you can imagine will be represented there and boy will it be a truck foodies wetdream come true. And that got me thinking.

No, not about being hungry or food trucks or even betting on the horses but on food, or to be more specific a food festival. Since we have been blessed with a gastrointestinal system that has been declared war upon by our immune system we have the unfortunate need to be far more cautious and aware of what we consume. Nutritionists and dietitians hate us since their carefully crafted and created diet plans are foiled by our inability to eat granola or lettuce or beans or whatever healthy thing they want you to nibble on instead of those chicken nuggets.

And so I began to get an idea. Yeah I know, my ideas tend to lead to more trouble than they are worth but please bear with me. I know that we have been trying to create some sort of large event, an event that will distinguish the OC enough from L.A. so that it could have it's own CCFA chapter. Darrin and Wendy and Allison and Joslynn have been hard at work trying to find a band or a comedian or some sort of act to raise money and show that the OC is capable of handling it's own chapter. And so back to the food festival idea.

What if we held a food festival, but not just any kind of food festival. Forget about the fried Oreos and chili cookoffs and barbecue do or dies, I'm talking about organic, gluten free, community garden/farm, Vegan, Vegetarian and health specialized foods. Still with me? We are fortunate to have plenty of Trader Joes, Fresh & Easy, Sprouts and several other healthier type of grocery stores in the OC, there is also Whole Foods and Wild Oats and countless of mom and pop grocers. Then there are the celebrity cooks and chefs that specialize in this type of cuisine.

Now the questions is, is it feasible? Yes, I know it's kind of, I want to say ironic, that a group that caters to people with GI issues would sponsor such an event but at the same time it makes sense in that you can bring dietary awareness to those who suffer from and IBD and show them that they don't have to change their habits to a water and water diet. And that's why I'm tossing the idea out for you guys to look at and (pardon the pun) digest and see if it's worth doing.

Any and all feedback on this matter would be appreciated, logistically it would require some work and lots and lots of planning, but I don't think that it's a far-fetched or impossible idea. Let me know what you think people.