Latest by Jackie Zimmerman

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Embarassing Dating Stories

Living with IBD can trigger some pretty embarassing dating stories—but they’re not the end all, be all.

The Domino Effect of IBD Flare Ups

The Domino Effect of IBD Flare Ups

IBD flares can sometimes cause other parts of our health to go haywire.

Living With Multiple Conditions

Living with one chronic illness is hard, but what if you have two? How to handle a double diagnosis.

How to Prepare for IBD Surgery

Tips for what do before surgery to make your recovery as easy and comfortable as possible.

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Relationship Essentials for Living with IBD

Building understanding and support is key when caring for someone with IBD.

Dating With IBD

Advice on tackling relationships when you have IBD and what you should never do.

Easing the Cost of a Healthy Gut

Easing the Cost of a Healthy Gut

Having a healthy gut shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. Lift the financial burden of caring for IBD.

IBD Support: Girls With Guts

Jackie Zimmerman talks about her IBD non-profit about women helping women.

Coping with Fatigue from IBD

Coping with Fatigue from IBD

Life with IBD doesn’t have to be so overwhelming. Learn to beat the fatigue.

Pros & Cons of J-Pouch Surgery

Sometimes surgery may be necessary to manage IBD, such as a J-pouch. Here’s what to know if you’re considering this procedure.