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I just got back from Spring Break in Jamaica. I was so nervous about going--sharing a bathroom w/3 people and I had no idea what the food would be like. But I was almost fine for the whole week. Just one episode of D and other people were complaining of it too so it might have been something bad we had all eaten. The food was not exactly what I'd call low-fat, but for the week I had practically no caffeine, sugar, chocolate, milk, Nutrasweet, etc. and I have to admit I drank large quantities of alcohol too. And get this: my first night back in Boston we all ordered pizza and the next day both my roomie and i had D. I don't get it! My theory is that we IBSers are all victims of a high-stress lifestyle coupled with a diet full of over-processed food, both of which is absent in places like Jamaica. Any thoughts?