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Hold the Mayo (clinic)

When I received a postcard inviting me to a 2 hour talk on inflammatory bowel disease I thought "I treat lots of inflamed bowels, let's see what the experts have to say." There was free valet parking and free food. I was surprised at the number of people, I thought there would be a few dozen, it was closer to 250, with three large screens. The first speaker specialized in using drugs for inflamed bowels. There were about 5 levels of drugs, each with more severe side effects than the last and there was no way to know who would get what side effects. The only natural approach they mentioned was that using tobacco seems to help people with Chrone's disease, but...