Ulcerative colitis, a form of inflammatory bowel disease, impacts over 700,000 people in the United States. It involves inflammation of the lining of the colon, and the results can be debilitating, with multiple trips to the bathroom each and every day. Treatment is often limited to powerful steroid medications, and ultimately the removal of the colon itself is sometimes the last-ditch option.

For our guest, Laura Scaviola, facing these options was unacceptable. She decided that she