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Whether you’re on this side of 60 or the other, you need to get serious about preventing diverticulosis. Follow Body Ecology’s simple steps to increase fiber, heal your colon and keep on kicking!
In the US, more than 50 percent of people older than 60 have diverticula, according to the Mayo Clinic!1
Here’s what you need to know about this increasingly common condition, what causes it, and the natural Body Ecology approach to prevention and treatment.
Diverticulitis is an acute condition caused by diverticulosis.
Diverticulosis occurs when small, bulging pouches (called diverticula) form in your digestive tract. But just because you have diverticulosis does NOT mean you have diverticulitis.
Diverticulitis is when those diverticula pouches become inflamed.
Symptoms of the inflamed diverticula can be:
Doctors will use blood tests as well as CT scans and X-rays to determine if your abdominal pain is indeed diverticulitis, and then treatment depends on the severity and frequency of your inflammation.
Treatment for mild symptoms includes:
More serious cases involve actually removing the diseased parts of your colon.
Don’t let diverticulosis (and possibility diverticulitis) creep on you. Answer these questions to determine if you are at risk.
First, how old are you?
This is a tough one to change, so anyone over 40 needs to be vigilant about preventing diverticula.
Next, how much fiber do you eat every day, on average?
Low fiber intake (thanks to processed foods with little nutrition) is seen as the culprit behind the growing number of cases of diverticulitis.
Put down the processed foods and begin to eat a whole food diet, like the Body Ecology program. Just make sure to add fiber gradually, or you may upset your stomach. Aim to eat 30 grams of fiber per day. Most people think fiber is flax and hempseed fiber, Metamucil or psyllium husks. But your best source of fiber is vegetables...and The Body Ecology Diet is a high-fiber, plant-based diet.
Finally, how much do you actually exercise?
Be honest on this one... Researchers are not sure why there is a link, but apparently people who exercise regularly are less likely to have diverticulosis than those who do not.
Perhaps it’s because exercise encourages effective elimination and a healthy colon? Regardless of the reason, 30 minutes a day will give you a head start against diverticulitis.
The Body Ecology System for health and healing is ideal for encouraging a healthy colon. So if you want to prevent or slow the progression of diverticulosis, naturally, Body Ecology is a great solution.
The Body Ecology system is great for a diverticulitis diet because it:
Also remember that if you have just had diverticulitis, you may need to follow a special diverticulitis diet that is low in fiber while your colon heals. Then you can begin to incorporate Body Ecology principles step by step into your life.
Other tips to help you stay healthy:
If you are serious about avoiding the fate of half the American population over 60, let Vitality SuperGreen can be in your first line of defense! Vitality SuperGreen helps you build (or re-build) your intestinal lining AND provides probiotics to help your body digest and heal.. It’s not too late. Whether you’ve had diverticulitis or want to avoid it in the future, Vitality SuperGreen is the nourishing drink that can keep your digestive tract happy for the long term. Try Vitality SuperGreen and see how tasty health can be!
And it is the best tasting green food on the market!
Let Body Ecology’s simple principles guide you to a life free from diverticulosis with lots of fiber, tasty fermented foods and drinks, regular exercise and plenty of water.
You, your colon, and your doctor will all be happy!
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