Five “No” Rules & “Yes” Rules for Diverticulitis
Below are some effective practices which promote healing diverticulitis. First, start with the five “no” rules:
- No popcorn or nuts. Try grilled vegetables, baked apples or pears (without skin), or baked sweet potato fries.
- No raw foods. Salads are difficult to digest and irritate tender, inflamed tissue. Steam, bake, stir fry, or grill vegetables.
- No vinegar. Although considered a health food, Apple Cider Vinegar may irritate the gut.
- No spicy foods. Discover the taste of fresh, whole foods seasoned with sea salt and herbs—avoid pepper.
- No wrong food combining. Incorrect food combinations may cause bloat, inflammation, and constipation. A food combining chart is included in all my books—also available as a download at Food Combining Chart for only $2.99. This chart is your guide to a happy gut.
The Five “Yes” Rules for Diverticulitis
Below are the five “yes” rules to heal diverticulitis, colitis, and IBS.
- Consume Enzyme Energy with each protein meal. With diverticulitis, the stomach is often not producing enough hydrochloric acid. A low-acid stomach plus an impacted colon are the root causes of inflammatory gut conditions. Diet and stress do play a role. However, once the gut is overly inflamed, a good diet and minimal stress alone may not reverse the damage.
- Daily elimination. Even if you are regular, diverticulitis is a symptom of constipation. If the tiny pockets of the colon were not impacted by waste, they would not be susceptible to inflammation and infection. A series of professional colonics are a great place to start. If you live in California—or would like to visit—I would love to see you in person at my clinic in beautiful Santa Barbara. Schedule a colonic with me.
- Give yourself a coffee enema. Learn how to perform coffee enemas at home with my Coffee Enema Home Training Video or Happy Gut Pack. You are welcome to book a personal consultation with me. I have guided hundreds of coffee enema novices through the learning curve of giving themselves successful coffee enemas.
- Aloe vera juice. Drink 2-6 ounces of aloe vera juice daily. Aloe vera is natural, gentle, and healing for the gut.
- Master stress levels. Stress is a factor in inflammatory gut diseases. Learn meditation or biofeedback, and do something you love daily—dance, hike, paint, sing, or play the piano. Step away from work and smell the roses.
An Invitation for More Information About Diverticulitis
For questions about diverticulitis, coffee enemas, food combining—or anything gut-related—join me every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. PST on TikTok Live. TikTok Live is a fun and easy way to ask me questions in real time. I enjoy meeting my tribe and interacting with them weekly on TikTok. I hope to see you there!
Author & Digestive Health Consultant,
Santa Barbara, California