Diverticular Disease

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A diverticulum is a small pouch in the colon that bulges outward through a weak spot, like an inner tube through a tire. The condition of having diverticula, several pouches, is called diverticulosis. When the pouches are infected or inflamed, the condition is called diverticulitis. Diverticulitis occurs in ten to twenty-five percent of people with diverticulosis.

The cause of diverticular disease is unknown; however, the onset of disease may be linked to a lack of dietary fibre, as diverticular disease is practically non-existent in societies in which high-fibre diets are the norm.

Protocol

Renew Life’s Solution For Diverticular Disease

Recommended
Rebuild and repair the
intestinal lining
IntestiNEW contains L-Glutamine & N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine, which rebuild and repair the intestinal lining, as well as ingredients to relieve inflammation.

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Recommended
Clean your colon with a
fibre supplement
FibreSMART is a daily fibre supplement that works to help keep the colon area clean of excess fecal matter. This supplement should be taken initially at a quarter of the recommended dose and increased gradually to tolerance.

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Recommended
Replenish good bacteria
with probiotics
Ultimate Flora Colon Care 80 Billion helps to foster a healthy colon environment and minimize diverticular flare-ups.

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Useful
Repair tissue and improve your colon
with omega-3 oils
Norwegian Gold Super Critical Omega supplements helps with tissue repair and bowel lubrication and lessens inflammation.

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Dietary & Lifestyle Suggestions
  • Ensure that you are drinking enough water. Lack of water can cause constipation, worsening diverticular disease.
  • A “diverticulitis diet” may be suggested by your health care practitioner, to give your digestive system a chance to rest. This type of diet begins with liquids only and slowly incorporates low-fibre solid foods.
  • Avoid foods such as nuts, seeds, berries, corn, and rice, which can get trapped in diverticular pockets and cause pain and inflammation.