Diverticulitis is the infection or inflammation of the pouches that occur in people with diverticulosis. Diverticulitis happens after pressure forms in the colon and pushes weak tissue outward forming the pouches. Diverticulitis patients have these "diverticula" that can then become infected or inflamed. This condition can lead to quite a bit of abdominal pain. Severe infection can lead to fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, cramping, and constipation.
Common medical thought about the cause of diverticulitis is that a low fiber diet is responsible. In truth, it may be part of the problem along with a lack of overall health in the gastrointestinal system and accompanied with constipation in some. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may be a better description of the lack of health in the GI tract as well as the constipation. I believe diverticulitis and IBS are linked.
Is there a diverticulitis diet that will work for everyone? Not really because the cause of diverticulosis and the inflammation/infection of diverticulitis can be different for everyone. Still, following an all natural protocol, a diet for diverticulitis can be determined for your relief.
A diverticulitis diet is a valuable thing to know if you can figure it out. It could help greatly. More fiber, more water, less seeds. Actually, all of this advice may not be enough to reduce the pain of diverticulitis because conventional medicine may not understand what the correct diet for diverticulitis is.
Foods to avoid with diverticulitis seem sensible enough and why chance it? A diverticulitis diet should not include seeds, popcorn and nuts. That makes sense when trying to develop a diet for a person with diverticulitis. But what else?
A diverticulitis diet can be designed for each individual by following a protocol to eliminate Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Many patients with diverticulitis also complain of other symptoms that suggest IBS. Unfortunately, there is no one diet for diverticulitis or for IBS that applies to everyone. One thing that can be said for sure is that only people with unhealthy gastrointestinal systems get IBS or diverticulitis.
So, restore health to your GI tract with an all natural protocol for IBS and the most wonderful unintended consequence occurs: Your Gi tract health is restored, the pain of diverticulitis goes away and along the way, you determine your own diverticulitis diet.
Diverticulitis can be helped and maybe eliminated by following a natural treatment protocol designed for IBS patients that restores normal bacterial balances and chemistry to the GI tract along with some temporary dietary changes.