I have been treated for diverticulitis. My
doctor has put me through several tests and we are waiting for the results.
How should I eat and manage my lifestyle?
I recommend you wait until all the
test results are in and a specific diagnosis is made by your primary
physician before you begin any additional treatment protocols.
In the mean time, I suggest you go on a soft, liquid diet. Avoid meat and
preservative products. Also avoid cold raw foods, including raw salads. Do
not eat any oily fried foods and drink plenty of water. Eat foods rich in
fiber and complex carbohydrates. A good breakfast would be oatmeal or rice
porridge. Soups are also good, but do not eat the canned kind. Instead,
prepare a nice mixed vegetable soup with no heavy spices, and blend it
before eating. You should avoid all spices in general because they irritate
the intestinal lining. Do not eat corn, popcorn, or other small bitty foods
that might get captured in the diverticula.
In terms of beverages, do not drink coffee and alcohol. Instead drink green
tea or buy some chrysanthemum tea. At this time, do not engage in strenuous
exercises and avoid stress. Get at least 8 hours of sleep at night, going to
bed no later than 10:00 PM.
Doctor question was answered by:
Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D.
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