I sometimes suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. I am attempting to keep to a low carbohydrate vegetarian diet. I plan to increase the level of turmeric I take each day because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-septic, and anti-bacterial properties. Turmeric should be taken in conjunction with black pepper in order to make it more absorbable to the human body and I plan to take the turmeric in this way. When I was going to school as a child and teenager I was very frightened of my teachers because they used corporal punishment and criticism against me. I was rigid with fear most of the time which would have hindered the free flow of enzymes and hormones throughout my body. I believe this was a causal factor of my long term and frequent bouts of irritable bowel syndrome which began in my childhood. A second causal factor of said irritable bowel syndrome is the fact that I was given silver amalgam fillings in several of my teeth as a young child and said fillings contain mercury which have the effect of inhibiting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the human gut which then could possible have caused my irritable bowel syndrome.