Diet for Diverticulitis: Recommendations and Myths October 18, 2019 42 By William Morgan CategoryArticlesTagsavoid foods in diverticulitis diverticular diverticulitis Diverticulitis (Disease Or Medical Condition) diverticulitis avoid foods diverticulitis diet diverticulitis foods diverticulitis foods to avoid diverticulitis guide diverticulosis foods diverticulosis foods to avoid 42 Comments Jerome Bland says: December 14, 2016 at 4:37 pm great Reply K B says: January 1, 2017 at 12:17 am well communicated thank you Reply Acosta Nilsa says: March 9, 2017 at 2:18 pm Great. Thanks for the info. Reply SEALED 4EVER says: March 22, 2017 at 5:40 pm I have diverticulosis and when I get flares I do a sea salt cleanse and take colloidal silver and have been able to avoid those massive doses of antibiotics they wanted me to take in the emergency many times. I find I do best at no higher than 20 gms of fibre a day or it causes more irritation. I can eat pecans because they are easily digested compared to other nuts. Popcorn causes me flares, but red meat and bread actually helps me. Reply Carol Anderson says: April 26, 2017 at 8:29 pm I ate sweetcorn, and it caused a flare up and I had to be hospitalized, and hace iv antibiotic to stabilise the condition, soo no more sweetcorn for me. And popcorn.. Reply Kayinfso Here says: May 7, 2017 at 10:15 pm Thank you very much for the informational video- helpful!! Reply Linda Doby says: June 2, 2017 at 6:48 am I've watched many many videos..All kinds of videos on this topic..smh..Some people will say anything. Even, what appear to be Doctors, have me shaking my head…like, this is..that is..bullshit!… I Love your video and the information that you covered. Your approach is brilliant. Your knowledge is SO true! I can sincerely bare witness to everything that You're saying. It's amazing! My story is SO long, but It's so real, a horror film could be made based on this condition. A symbol of the terror when having an episode. Fear at the thought an eternity of recurrences. Being prayerful when in remission. The suffering day/night chronic effects. The nightmares of knowing that you're young, but that you have to live with this, growing elderly(like being in a lifelong abusive marriage), until death do you part. To wake up, and only realise that It's true! .. Reply benjamin daniels says: July 14, 2017 at 10:22 pm Hi Just found out I have Diverticular disease….scared am only 55 🙁 In the patient information notes it says that that there is no hard and fast rules about eating more fibre….need information about up-to-date studies….can anybody help with this. Thanks Reply Bill Craig says: July 17, 2017 at 2:49 am Sorry to say I agree with Linda below. I just came home from a stay in my ER for continuous (48 hours) of belching with nothing but a shot of Thorazine to knock out the burps and make me sleep. I have been looking, Linda, for some decent information which doesn't "push" a product on the poor victim! That was a scary 48 hours and a trip to the ER was scary as well, since I am my wife's only caretaker. My wife suffered a "developing stroke" 1.5 years ago and I just cannot afford the time away from her to be sick. Anything new from your end (so to speak), Linda? Thanks for any help from ANYONE! —- Bill Reply Juliette Paris says: September 3, 2017 at 3:06 am My mum told me she has diverticulitis and I wasn't sure what it is, I am doing research to help her get better. I have made a list of foods to have and foods to avoid… my mum is 49, all the videos I have seen have talked about this disease (not sure what to call it … disease or condition…??) occurring in 80 year olds. I am so worried for my mum, I am in my senior years at high school and don't know what to do, I want to help mum now but if I don't focus on school as well, I won't be able to help her in the future. I really need someone to just give me some information on how and when to help her. I have no trouble in driving her around or getting her food or medications she needs. I guess this is just a rant of me being worried… 🙁 Reply Rios Moodie says: December 28, 2017 at 1:53 am Used Woo&Pep diet and learn about it 😉 Reply Agustin S says: February 7, 2018 at 4:09 am I'm 35 and I had diverticulitis about 8 times in 7 years. One thing I can say… is that out of the 7 times I have gone to the hospital and seeing 7 different doctors… no 2 of them have said the same thing. They all have different opinions about diets and what does and doesn't cause a flare up… frustrating to say the least…. Reply Corn Fed says: April 2, 2018 at 10:51 am Videos like this completely confuse me. I've read everywhere that you should go on a liquid diet for couple of days and then have no fiber for the next few days to give your colon a rest. This video state this anywhere. So where does liquid/no fiber diet fit into all this? Reply Sandra Collett says: May 7, 2018 at 5:09 am My experience and self recovery of diverticulitis is like this. Over a period of a couple of weeks The sickness is working up to the point of.. I get desperate, feel miserable all over along with elevated temp, painfully tender abdominal area like in hard labor of child birth.. at which point it’s a trip to the Hospital OR drink 5 teaspoons of awful Epsom salts dissolved in a glass of water. And in addition to that, do not eat solid food for a few days. Until I think it’s safe to introduce solid foods Again I drink electrolytes and clear organic coconut juice. For me it’s been my diet now for 2 weeks. I’m still scared to eat. This works for me with each attack. The salts draw water from the body right through the intestinal wall. I guess it clears those pockets of infection and moves what’s clumped up making the sickness. It all goes out as waste finally giving the raw intestines relief. I haven’t been hospitalized yet. I have had 3 attacks in 3 years. Reply nvsbl2 says: May 21, 2018 at 6:56 pm Thank you for dispelling myths with facts! I do know that poppy seeds bother me big time, but am so happy I don't have to give up nuts! I already have to eat a noninflammatory diet, due to RA, and have to avoid wheat, dairy, nightshade family veggies. After a loss of 30 lbs over a two month period, I was just diagnosed with diverticulitis. If I also have to give up the long list of foods so many sites warn against, (beans, nuts, ALL grains, broccoli, cabbage, peanut or almond butter) I'm going to be left with a pretty limited diet, and that can't be healthy, either. I'm going to just have to experiment for myself, now that I know. Reply spike91919100 says: May 23, 2018 at 10:15 pm I just got told I have this and my doctor said I was the youngest person at 29 he treated for this. Reply Nick Palmer says: July 31, 2018 at 11:23 pm Can't eat nuts seeds anything like that. I would be in pain and sick for days. Spicy food is no good. Peppers and onions too. Reply stephanie gzik says: September 7, 2018 at 11:24 pm I have diverticulosis diagnosed by a colonoscopy at age 45. I have had two attacks. Reply Laura Z says: October 17, 2018 at 5:17 am My opinion is to not eat too much food. Try to not eat anything processed or fried. Eat healthy. Don’t drink alcohol. Reply C Jasz says: November 19, 2018 at 12:56 am Dirty 3rd world employees in fast food places add to the problems Reply Austin Winters says: November 19, 2018 at 8:03 pm I'm 21 and I was just diagnosed with Diverticulosis, this shit isn't fun and I have no idea what foods I can or can't eat Reply Joyce Taylor says: November 24, 2018 at 12:05 am I have had bowel movement in Blatter Reply Martinrfc1872 says: November 27, 2018 at 1:40 pm I have just been diagnosed with diverticulitis and was in hospital for a week with a perforated bowel which was painful to say the least I have been out of hospital 1 week and already had a flare up after eating a boiled baby potato with the skin on I have been told on one hand to gradually add more fibre to my diet and on the other to avoid fibre I am very confused, can anyone tell me how long I should wait before adding more fibre into my diet because my doctor didnt seem to know much she gave me a booklet she printed off google and she avoided the question when I asked to speak to a nutritionist…. please help 😥 Reply Jennifer Johnson says: December 14, 2018 at 4:43 pm I would subscribe just because you are so good looking. Reply Debbie Cooper says: February 7, 2019 at 8:41 pm Very interesting and what he said was alot of what I suspected. There are two types of fiber,soluble and insoluble. I believe this is the main reason some can`t tolerate ex: corn. If your experiencing diarrhea you avoid corn and certain other insoluble fiber. When constipated you would eat more of them. I had an attack of diverticultis this week ,am taking antibiotics now and I agree I was not eating enough fiber leading up to it. Once you have it,yes you have to avoid temporarily and mostly liquids to give thee intestines a rest. You do however have to start again within a few days gradually. I have noticed in the past if I get enough fiber I can eat corn,popcorn and anything really…. My lazy eating is usually what gets me into trouble,strictly speaking for myself. Thank-you Joe,time to get back on track. Reply Tonya Browning says: February 12, 2019 at 7:28 pm Everything causes flare ups for me 😓 Reply LongliveEDL says: February 20, 2019 at 2:17 pm I have heard gelatin helps heal it… Reply Ashley Brown says: March 10, 2019 at 2:41 am I’m 33 and recently been diagnosed with diverticula disease, I had to have surgery. The hospital discharged me after a week with no information they didn’t even tell me what I had until I read my discharge letter when I got home, literally said here’s antibiotics take them for 7 days, got home and read the letter which turned out to say “Perforated diverticula disease”. I’ve been driving myself crazy reading stuff online which all seems contrasting and different sites contradict what over sites are saying. I literally don’t know what to eat or what not to eat. Reply rob ast says: March 14, 2019 at 11:08 pm Great information. Thank you for your time Reply melody faith says: March 17, 2019 at 6:35 am I was just diagnosed with diverticulitis. We can keep each other in prayer that GOD will heal this disease. Let's just do the best we can by eating the right things and let GOD do the rest. GOD BLESS YOU all Reply Ernesto Caamano says: March 20, 2019 at 9:53 am Foods that have caused diverticulitis to my family, friends and I: popcorn, tomato seeds, peanuts, crunchy peanut butter, strawberries, canned corn and corn on the cob, blueberries and raspberries. Meanwhile, I try to stay away from assorted nuts however I am not sure if it would cause a problem. Good luck. Reply I M says: April 20, 2019 at 11:48 pm Sucks to say it but the cold hard truth is that NOTHING you do or say or eat will stop a flare up. Some of us are just susceptible to it (most likely hereditary). The best you can do is eat what YOU feel comfortable with as far as digesting and hope you don’t get a complication… Reply virgo wolf eyes says: May 16, 2019 at 2:09 pm LOST A MUM IN 2008 AND A SIS 3 WEEKS AGO TO THIS DISEASE,i myself got it..have been having flare ups..since 2011,the first flare ups i been hospitalized and all they gave me was intravenous antibiotic to :"protect my stomach" so they said and ,schedule a colonoscopy which i refused to undergo.from then i been having flares up on and on..last year was less,this year i had one in april and one just in the 12 of may.bloating.cannot belch..cannot pass motion,painful swollen instestine..terrible cramps and fever!my home remedy?leave a soaked pitted plum over night and drink the water morning.also eat the fruiti make a smoothie of;honeyyogurtpapayalemongingerturmeric and coconut oildrink it and stabilized the intestine. plus probiotics than i got diarrhea. which helped cleanse the colon naturally .going to the docs is a waste of time! my sister and mother died cos they underwent this evasive /delicate intestinal surgery.which is not for those who are already debilitated and oldmy sister was 62 and my mom 82 Reply Scottys Back Yard BBQ says: June 2, 2019 at 3:55 pm people stay away from nuts and seeds and popcorn please,,its not worth the pain. Reply super trooper aspie says: June 16, 2019 at 8:41 pm The only purest and best form to cure,not to heal is to take Green buds of fine Kaneh bosm.antibiotics destroying your bowel but never helps,and Nobody wants an Operation ..ultimate weapon against this Horror. Reply MsDreamcakes says: June 19, 2019 at 3:09 am I’ve struggled with diverticular disease for almost 20 years but the last 2 have been really hard. I couldn’t seem to get out of an attack and I was frustrated beyond measure because I just couldn’t get on top of it and I wasn’t eating ANY of the foods that were my known triggers. Antibiotics were the only thing that would turn my attacks around but they knocked my off my feet for at least a week every time I had to take them and like I mentioned the last two years I was on them more than I was off of them it seemed. So I started looking for a more natural way to combat my attacks. I fixed mine with Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (non pasteurized with the mother) I take the capsules every single day and if I feel an attack coming I drink 1 shot glass of straight ACV for 2 days, sometimes 3 if it doesn’t feel like I’ve got it turned around. This has changed my life! The attacks are still hard and take a toll on me but nothing like the attack combined with the antibiotics did! If you’re having trouble try ACV and see if it will help you too! =} Reply Little Neutrino says: June 27, 2019 at 1:11 am My gastrointerologist has me on the low fodmap diet. So far things going pretty good. it is low fiber.granted i am just diverticulosis, is crazy how there seems to be always opposite treatments for everything these days. i think the medical field has just gotten worse, is the 21st century and is crazy the things medicine can't treat or even properly diagnose. i went 2 months without anything to eat daily but a spoonful of applesauce here and there. i lost 60 lbs. I underwent numerous probes, tests, only to be told they didn't know what i had or what did it.Thousands of dollars for that info????? Reply Old Andy says: July 24, 2019 at 9:23 am Weird. I know when I'm having a flare and have NO infection, most of the time. Reply Sonya Morrell says: August 3, 2019 at 8:09 pm You have to remove the mucoid plaque first. Otherwise never get better. That's my experience Reply Red FX says: September 6, 2019 at 5:00 am The most vitamin D you can get from the Sun is around 27%. The remaining 73% that our bodies need comes from diet. Reply LakeComo says: September 8, 2019 at 3:29 am This was very informative. Thank you. Reply MikeNichols50 says: September 26, 2019 at 11:20 pm Thanks for the video! Very informative; especially on the subject of probiotics & hi fiber. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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