Diverticulitis Testimonials

What is Diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis literally means “inflammation of the diverticula.” Diverticula are normally small sac-like protrusions or pouches along the colon wall or lining. I say “normally small” because sometimes they can become quite expansive and large to the point where they contain one or more pounds of material. They can become filled with fecal matter and various kinds of bacteria and other micro-organisms that live inside our colons. When one or more of these diverticula fill up with either bad bacteria, unexpelled fecal matter, or both; the resulting condition is called “Diverticulosis” which is the precondition for all instances of Diverticulitis.

Diverticulosis is routinely observed and diagnosed by medical doctors in well over 90% of occasions where an abdominal x-ray or abdominal MRI or abdominal CT scan has been taken.  This means that millions of people are walking around like ticking time bombs not even aware of the fact that they have Diverticulosis which at any point in the future could easily become Diverticulitis. There is no accepted standard medical treatment for Diverticulosis. Medical Doctors will only intervene and provide medical treatment once a condition of Diverticulosis has turned into Diverticulitis.

And how does this happen?  When one of more of the sac-like protrusions or pouches or “diverticula” filled with old fecal matter and various pathological micro-organisms (viruses, worms, parasites, yeast, mold, bacteria, etc) becomes infected… Diverticulosis turns into Diverticulitis. The medical treatment of choice for Diverticulitis is antibiotics, but antibiotics do nothing to address the root cause of the problem.

Antibiotics do nothing to eliminate from the colon the combination of unresolved fecal matter and pathological micro-organisms that triggered the problem in the first place. This means that it is almost inevitable that eventually the person who suffered an attack of Diverticulitis will have another attack and another. After the second or third attack of Diverticulitis, medical doctors start talking about surgery to physically remove the part (or parts) of the colon that are problematic.

This still does nothing to address the root causes. Even after surgery, the person is still vulnerable to developing Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis all over again. The biggest danger with Diverticulitis is the potential for the person suffering this condition to experience a perforation of the intestinal lining or colon wall, resulting from one or more of the infected diverticula bursting…just like what happens when someone experiences a burst appendix. This causes a rapid infection of the entire abdominal cavity and if proper medical emergency treatment is not administered quickly, the patient will die.

This is why medical doctors start talking about surgery after the first or second attack of Diverticulitis. This is all very sad, because both Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis are totally preventable and if present, easily corrected. Check out the testimonials on this site related to Diverticulitis.

Like all other digestive disorders, Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis are completely correctable and easily prevented from future occurrences. If and only if you eliminate the root causes and if and only if you become more proactive (vigilant-mindful) in your own self-care.

My book, Healing Digestive Illness will teach you how to do this. If you want specific step by step guidance and detailed personalized instructions contact me directly.

Please Take Note: If you have recently suffered an attack of Diverticulitis, please do not attempt to heal this condition on your own. Please phone me and we will discuss your options. 413-536-0275.

Diverticulitis Symptoms

The most common symptoms of Diverticulitis are abdominal pain and discomfort. This pain can range from dull and mild to dull and moderate to sharp and extreme. If you are currently experiencing sharp and extreme pain stop reading this and go directly to the emergency room of your local hospital and request an x-ray to rule out a burst appendix or a burst diverticula or a burst colon wall.

Diverticulitis is always uncomfortable and rarely stays in the mild to moderate category for very long. An attack of Diverticulitis will eventually become sharp and extreme and you will need to seek emergency medical attention. This is why they call it an “attack” of Diverticulitis. It’s very painful and extremely uncomfortable. I sincerely hope this never happens to you. The primary symptoms of an attack of Diverticulitis are extreme abdominal pain and discomfort. Most of the symptoms listed below can result from an ongoing and unresolved case of Diverticulosis.

  • fatigue
  • weight loss
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of nutrients  (mal-absorption of nutrients)
  • sinus congestion
  • lung congestion
  • skin problems like psoriasis and eczema and dandruff
  • skin lesions
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • mood swings
  • anxiety
  • depression

Divertculitis occurs in the Colon.

Please Take Note: If you have recently suffered an attack of Diverticulitis, please do not attempt to heal this condition on your own. Please phone me and we will discuss your options. 413-536-0275.

Diverticulitis Causes

As with all other digestive disorders the root causes of Diverticulitis consist of one or more insulting habits and influences over time in seven key areas: mindfulness (lack of) hydration-dehydration, micronutrient deficiencies, macronutrient imbalances, intestinal dysbiosis, oxidative stress and redox molecules deficiencies. A list of contributing causes, all habits and influences in our diet and lifestyle include:

  • poor diet in general
  • too many processed foods, not enough whole foods
  • chronic unintentional dehydration
  • broad spectrum micronutrient deficiencies
  • an overgrowth of bad bacteria and other pathological organisms (dysbiosis)
  • eating too many acid forming foods
  • eating too fast
  • not chewing enough
  • eating too many cold foods
  • drinking cold or iced beverages
  • too much negative stress

Please Take Note: If you have recently suffered an attack of Diverticulitis, please do not attempt to heal this condition on your own. Please phone me and we will discuss your options. 413-536-0275.

Diverticulitis Remedies

 Unlike most other conditions described in the pages on this website, Diverticulitis is an acute condition not a chronic condition. If you have recently had your first, second or third attack of Diverticulitis, the best thing is to phone me directly to discuss your options. And yes, I am very happy to talk directly to your medical doctors about whether or not my program is appropriate for you at this time. Call me directly at 413-536-0275.

Along with all the other standard protocols described below which are all major components of my Intestinal Regeneration Program, the remedy for Diverticulitis is a deep and thorough cleanse of your entire colon. All the other steps are important, but no step is more important than removing the offending material from your colon that is triggering the attacks of Diverticulitis.

The remedies for DiverticulosisDiverticulitis begin with your willingness to pay attention to and become more mindful of the relationship between what, when, how and how much you eat and the normal functioning of your entire digestive system.

Diverticulosis-Diverticulitis is totally preventable and the remedies are completely within your control by making changes in your diet and lifestyle.

Most likely you will need to pay attention to and make corrections in all seven root cause areas to be effective. You will need to get properly hydrated and stay properly hydrated. You will need to slow down at meal times and learn to chew your food completely before swallowing. You will need to address micronutrient deficiencies. You will need to eliminate junk foods. You will need to minimize processed foods and learn to integrate more fiber-rich whole food recipes. You will need to address intestinal dysbiosis and learn about the importance of periodic colon cleansing. You will need to understand the importance of specific organic quality whole food supplements including superfoods, digestive enzymes, probiotics, and antioxidants. You will need to learn how to restore your “redox potential.” And most importantly you will need to learn how to manage your emotions and all the other stress factors in your life more effectively.

Please Take Note: If you have recently suffered an attack of Diverticulitis, please do not attempt to heal this condition on your own. Please phone me and we will discuss your options. 413-536-0275.

Conclusion

Like all other digestive disorders, Diverticulitis is completely correctable and easily prevented from future occurrences. If and only if you eliminate the root causes and if and only if you become more proactive in your own self-care.

My book, Healing Digestive Illness will teach you how to do all this. If you want specific step by step guidance and detailed personalized instructions contact me directly by phone: 413-536-0275 or email: russellmariani@healingdigestiveillness.com

Updated in August, 2017