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Managing Symptoms with an Effective Diverticulitis Diet

From pain in the lower abdomen and fever to vomiting and constipation or diarrhea, managing the symptoms of diverticulitis with diet is possible. While antibiotics are necessary in many cases and rarely even surgery, eating a specific diverticulitis diet can ease the discomfort and serious symptoms associated with this inflammation of the diverticula in the… Read more »

What Is My Microbiome?

Every time you turn on the TV, it seems like there’s a new commercial for something that contains “friendly bacteria” good for “gut health.” You scour the Internet to find out what makes bacteria friendly and come across the term “microbiome.” Micro wha? All of us have a microbiome, and it’s key to good health.… Read more »

IBD and Pregnancy: Tina Anderson’s Story

Editor’s note: TDDC brings you this first-person story from Tina Anderson, a patient of Dr. Rajeev Jain. Tina shares her story to show that with proper planning and care coordination, women with inflammatory bowel disease can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Learn more here. May 11, 2003. It was a warm and sunny Sunday afternoon. The… Read more »