I’m a healthy 69-year-old woman who ended up in the ER with painful cramps in my lower abdomen. I was diagnosed with diverticulitis and treated with antibiotics. A registered dietitian said I need more good bacteria in my gut. She suggests kombucha, kefir and yogurt. Can you suggest other foods to eat or avoid? Can diverticulitis be cured?
I was happy when I saw on the news that tomatoes help your gut microbiome. I love tomatoes, but my wife keeps them out of our diet. She says they’re a nightshade plant and thinks they make arthritis worse. I’d like to know more about this new pro-tomato research.
It seems like every new health discovery is connected to the gut microbiome these days. I’m 68 years old, and this is new to me. I understand about probiotics, and I even take one, but now I’m seeing ads for prebiotics and postbiotics. What are they? Do I need to take them?
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