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Many diverticulitis sufferers prefer to assist their western medicine prescriptions and help to heal themselves with alternative herbal remedies.  Upon a bit of research we have come across an amazing recommended mix of herbs, minerals, vitamin, and food supplements to help control the condition and possibly assist in alleviating a mild attack.  The list may seem a bit overwhelming, however check the supplements you are already taking and a few of these may be already in there.

 SUPPLEMENT

 DOSAGE (Suggested)

PURPOSE

CRUCIAL ELEMENTS
  
Kyo-Dophilus


Follow label directions,
take on empty stomach.

Bowel flora replacement, 
assisting in absorption 
properties and elimination.

Bio-Biofidus
     American Biologics

Follow label directions.


Assist in replacing flora in 
the small intestines and
absorption.
Vitamin B complex


100 mg 3 times daily


Necessary for all enzyme 
systems in the body and
assists in digestion
Fiber
  psyllium,
  flax seeds,
  oat bran




Follow label directions.  
Best taken 1 hour before
meals with 8 - 12 oz of 
water. Should be taken
separately from other 
medications and supplements.


Helps to reduce the risk of 
constipation, in turn lowering 
the risk of feces getting into diverticulum pockets which
could result in diverticulitis 
infections.

BENEFICIAL ELEMENTS
  
Proteolytic Enzymes


Follow label directions
and take between meals.

Assist in digestion and  reduces inflammation 
in the colon.
Multienzyme Complex


Follow label directions,
take with meals.

Necessary to break down 
proteins.  Utilize a formula
high in pancreatin.
Dioxychlor
   American Biologics
Follow label directions. 

Vital antibacterial, antifungal, 
and antiviral agent.
Licorice Supplement
   Bio Rizin -
     American Biologics 
Follow label directions.


Helps relieve allergy 
symptoms and improves
glandular function. 
Garlic (Kyolic)
   utilize a yeast free
   formula
2 capsules 3 times 
daily with meals.

Assists in digestion and 
destroys unwanted "bad"
parasites and bacteria. 
Essential Fatty Acids
   flaxseed oil,
   salmon oil,
   primrose oil

Follow label directions.




Aids in protecting the cells
that line the walls of the colon,
and improves the lymphatic
function.

Vitamin K


100 mcg daily.

Vitamin K deficiency has 
been linked to a variety 
of intestinal disorders.
L-Glutamine



500 mg twice daily with 
water or juice - no milk-
on an empty stomach.

A primary source of fuel for 
enterocytes (cells lining the inside 
of the small intestine).

ELEMENTS TO CONSIDER
  
Free Form Amino Acid Complex 

 
Follow label directions,
on an empty stomach 30
minutes prior to a meal.
Supplies the protein needed 
for the repair and healing 
of tissue.
Aloe Vera         
              


1/2 cups 3 times daily.  
Can be mixed with herbal
teas.

Promotes healing in the 
inflamed tissues and helps 
to keep constipation down.

Vitamin A


Up to 25,000 IU daily.
Pregnant women do not exceed 10,000 IU.

Heals and protects the 
colon lining.

Vitamin C


3,000 - 8,000 mg daily, 
split up through out 
the day.
Boost immunity and helps 
reduce inflammation.

Vitamin E



Up to 800 IU daily.



This little pill is an amazing 
antioxidant that helps in 
protecting the mucous 
membranes.

   
   

Once your bowels are healthy and well rested, following these simple recommendations daily will help to keep the diverticulosis under control:

  • Water, water, and water at least 8 – 10 glasses daily
  • 30 – 35 grams of fiber each day (can be naturally supplemented)
  • Keep your diet higher in proteins (from vegetable and fish sources) and lower carbohydrates
  • Plenty of green leafy vegetables (great source of vitamin K)
  • Garlic for detoxifying and its wonderful healing properties
  • Avoid laxatives; they tend to irritate the colon wall

Pro active is the key to your healing, stay in strong communication with your healthcare advisor and be sure to inform them of any additional supplements you may plan to take so as not to interfere with their diagnosis and prescriptions for your condition.

 

 
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