My colorectal surgeon has actually run clinical trials with Manuka honey, and he recommended it to me when I started having pouchitis-like symptoms. In his trials he actually used Manuka honey enemas -- nothing like going straight to the source I guess! I never tried that, I only ate it for a while. And yes, you have to be sure to get the right stuff. There's lots of info on the internet about it and its positive effects on the gut.