Gastrointestinal Disorders

Contact Disease Management and Prevention Dietitians to get help with Irritable bowel sysndrome.

Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis

If you have diverticulosis or if you have had diverticulitis in the past, your doctor may recommend eating more foods that are high in fiber.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015–2020, recommend a dietary fiber intake of 14 grams per 1,000 calories consumed for people with diverticulosis. For example, for an average 2,000-calorie diet, the fiber recommendation is 28 grams per day. The amount of fiber in a food is listed on the food’s nutrition facts label.  

Avoiding certain foods may help you manage your symptoms.  Drinking plenty of water (at least 64 ounces) each day is recommended.

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome, is a chronic or intermittent disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. Specific foods and stress may trigger symptoms. Nutrition intervention and a healthy, active lifestyle may help manage IBS.