This morning, the number one story at the NYT site is one about Irritable Bowel Syndrome. That shouldn’t surprise you. (I moved the story to number two for obvious reasons.) 10 to15 percent of adults in the United States have I.B.S. or and/or experience gastrointestinal distress following a meal. They’re usually told it’s all in their head. Yes, the head to gut connection is real. But the direction of the distress signal might be going in the other direction. Jane E. Brody in the NYT (gift article for ND readers): Solving the Mystery of I.B.S.