The Perfect Stool: Understanding and Healing the Gut Microbiome – Episode 59 Show Notes

Abdominal Pain, Bloating, Cramps and Nausea: Could it be Diverticulitis?

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Diverticular disease is a surprisingly misunderstood, yet very common condition, especially for those over the age of 50. Hear Lindsey Parsons, your host, break down the symptoms, possible causes and treatment options for diverticulosis and diverticulitis. Also, hear from Lily Lopez, founder of Gut Garden, this episode’s sponsor, about her gut health journey and how it led her to create a line of supplements that may benefit you in your journey.

Lindsey Parsons, your host, helps clients solve gut issues and reverse autoimmune disease naturally. She’s a Certified Health Coach at High Desert Health in Tucson, Arizona. She coaches clients locally and nationwide. You can also follow Lindsey on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest or reach her via email at to set up a free 30-minute Gut Healing Breakthrough Session.

Links Mentioned in the Show

Gut Garden’s GoodGut Program: Activated Charcoal, Digestive Enzymes, Collagen Peptides, Perfect Probiotic and Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend – enter code “perfectstool” at checkout for 15% off*

Diverticulitis – An Update from the Age Old Paradigm

Cecal diverticulitis mimicking acute Appendicitis: a report of 4 cases

Irritable bowel syndrome and colonic diverticular disease: overlapping symptoms and overlapping therapeutic approaches

Randomized clinical trial of antibiotics in acute uncomplicated diverticulitis

Increased Risk for Irritable Bowel Syndrome After Acute Diverticulitis

A High-Fiber Diet Does Not Protect Against Asymptomatic Diverticulosis

Constipation and a Low-Fiber Diet Are Not Associated With Diverticulosis

Etiology of Diverticulosis

Nut, corn, and popcorn consumption and the incidence of diverticular disease

Tributyrin-X* dosing mentioned in episode 58 of my podcast or the blog/transcript version

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Lindsey’s quiz on which stool or functional medicine test will get to the root cause of your gut health problems

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