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DIVERTICULITIS





  • Diverticulitis Description
  • Diverticulitis Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Diverticulitis Causes
  • Diverticulitis Diagnosis
  • Diverticulitis Conventional Medical Treatment
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Diet & Nutrition Recommendations
  • Nutritional Supplement Recommendations
  • Notify Your Health Care Provider
  • Diverticulitis Supplements & Products




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    diverticulitis


    DIVERTICULITIS DESCRIPTION

    Diverticulitis is a condition in which the mucous membranes lining the colon become inflamed, resulting in the formation of small, pouch-like areas called diverticula usually in the intestines. The diverticula appear as sac-like, pea- or grape-sized protrusion in the intestinal wall that are perforated and become infected and inflamed. The pouches can develop anywhere on the digestive tract, but they most commonly form at the end of the descending and sigmoid colons, and the also occur frequently on the first section of the small intestine (although they rarely cause problems there). Once diverticula develop, they do not go away. The diverticula themselves cause no symptoms, but if waste matter becomes trapped in them, they can become infected or inflamed, causing fever, chills, and pain.




    DIVERTICULITIS FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    Diverticulitis usually strikes people between the ages of 50 and 90 years. It affects millions of Americans, but many people do not even know they have the condition because they either experience no symptoms or accept their symptoms as simple indigestion.

    Diverticulitis may be acute or chronic. The acute form can manifest itself with one or more severe attacks of infection and inflammation. In chronic diverticulitis, inflammation and infection may subside, but they may never clear up completely.

    The inflammation of diverticulitis can eventually result in a bowel obstruction, which is indicated by constipation, thin stools, diarrhea, abdominal distension (bloating), and abdominal pain cramping and tenderness on the left side of the abdomen that is relieved by passing gas or a bowel movement). If the obstruction persists, abdominal pain and tenderness will increase, and you may experience nausea and vomiting, constipation or diarrhea and an almost continual need to eliminate.

    It may involve anything from a small abscess in one or more of the pouches to abscesses forming around the infected diverticula. If these abscesses go through the intestinal wall, a massive infection in the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritonitis) which can develop. If diverticulum ruptures with perforation of the bowel, the intestinal contents flow into the abdomen. Developing peritonitis is a potentially fatal infection that requires immediate treatment.

    The symptoms are similar to those of appendicitis, except the location of the pain may differ. If left untreated, diverticulitis can lead to serious complications requiring extensive surgery. Sometimes scarring can occur, leading to a stricture or blockage of the intestine from the infection. An infected diverticulum can also reach an adjoining organ and form a connection, or fistula, between them. This most frequently occurs between the neighboring kidneys. Another potential complication of diverticulitis is severe internal and colonic bleeding.
    • Cramping, sometimes severe abdominal pain that is usually worse on the left side.
    • Tenderness on the left side of the abdomen that is relieved by passing gas or a bowel movement.
    • Pain in the lower left quadrant of the abdomen that increases when the area is touched.
    • Bloating.
    • Constipation, thin stools, or diarrhea.
    • Nausea.
    • An almost constant need to eliminate.
    • Chills or fever.

    Symptoms that may accompany diverticulitis include:
    • Rectal bleeding, blood in the stool. Diverticula on rare occasions bleed bright red blood and may appear in your stool.





    DIVERTICULITIS CAUSES

  • Diverticulitis typically forms when an individual is constipated. Eating a low-fiber diet, as is typical in industrialized countries such as the United States, may contribute to the development of diverticulitis. Without sufficient fiber to soften and add bulk, stools are harder to pass. Greatly increased pressure is required to force small portions of hard, dry stool through the bowel. This rise in pressure can cause pouches to form at weak points in the wall of the colon. Once diverticula develop, they do not go away.

  • Because the walls of the large intestine often weaken as a person ages, this is a condition affecting older rather than younger people. It usually strikes people between the ages of 50 and 90. It affects millions of American, but many people do not even know they have the condition because they either experience no symptoms or accept their symptoms as simple indigestion.

  • Exactly why is not known, but it is known that smoking and stress make symptoms worse. This is a classic example of a stress-related disorder.

  • Poor eating habits compound the problem. A poor diet, a family history of the disease, gallbladder disease, obesity, and coronary artery disease all increase the chances of developing diverticulitis.





  • DIVERTICULITIS MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS

    DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

    If you think you have either diverticulosis or diverticulitis, your health care provider will probably have tests done on both your blood and stool to help diagnose possible infection. Because cancer, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and diverticulitis can share the same symptoms, your health care provider will need to thoroughly examine your intestines.

  • Barium Enema: A barium enema is a procedure in which the colon is filled with liquid barium and allows an X-ray to reveal an outline of the inside of the intestines and pouches in the colon wall, narrowing of the colon, or other abnormalities.

  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Barium Enema

  • Sigmoidoscopy: To help confirm a diagnosis of diverticulosis, you may also have the insides of your intestines examined with a flexible lighted tube in a procedure called sigmoidoscopy. This procedure if performed by inserting a lighted tube into the rectum to give a health care provider a closer look at the lower colon.

  • Biopsy: Sometimes, if necessary, a bit of a tissue sample may also be removed for a biopsy, to test for cancerous growth.

  • Colonoscopy: To see into other parts of the colon, a colonoscopy must be performed. This is similar to a sigmoidoscopy, but allows a view of the entire colon.

  • CT Scan; If you have an acute case of diverticulitis, both barium enemas and sigmoidoscopies can injure your intestine, so your health care provider may choose instead a CT scan, which can help confirm the diagnosis.





  • DIVERTICULITIS CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT

    Aging and heredity are primary factors in the development of diverticulitis and diverticulosis, but diet also plays a role. Eating a lot of low-fiber, refined foods can greatly increase the risk. Indeed, in Western societies, an estimated 10-percent of people over 50 eventually develop diverticulosis, the figure reaches 50-percent in people over 60.

    Though it has not been proven, it is though that if you are often constipated and usually strain at bowel movements, you may create enough pressure in the intestinal walls to begin the development of diverticular pouches. If the diverticula then become filled with fecal material or with undigested food, they are vulnerable to bacterial infection, leading to the inflammation of diverticulitis.

    Diverticulosis can be treated at home, but if you have diverticulitis, you need to see your health care provider to make sure you recover completely and to avoid possible life-threatening complications. Conventional medicine treats diverticulitis using diet modifications, antibiotics, and possibly surgery.

    If you have a mild case of diverticulosis, your health care provider may have you eat a high-fiber diet to make sure your bowels move regularly and to reduce your odds of getting diverticulitis. If you do go on to develop diverticulitis but have only a mild infection, you may need just bed rest, stool softeners, a liquid diet, antibiotics to fight the inflammation, and possibly antispasmodic drugs.

    If you have had a perforation or develop a more severe infection, however, you will probably be hospitalized so you can receive intravenous antibiotics. You may also be fed intravenously to give your colon time to recuperate. In some cases, your health care provider may want to drain infected abscesses and give your intestinal tract a rest by performing a temporary colostomy. A colostomy creates an opening (called a stoma) so your intestine will empty into a bag that is attached to the front of your abdomen. Depending on the success of your recovery, this procedure may be reversed during a second operation.

    If you have several attacks of acute diverticulitis, your health care provider may want to remove the affected section of the intestine when you are free of symptoms. You may also need surgery if intravenous therapy does not effectively treat your acute attack of diverticulitis. Whatever your treatment, your chances for a full recovery are very good if you receive prompt medical attention.





    HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Alfalfa is a good natural source of Vitamin K and valuable Minerals, which are often deficient in people with intestinal disorders. It also contains Chlorophyll, which aids healing. Take 2,000 mg daily in capsule or extract form.

  • Aloe Vera promotes the healing of inflamed areas. It also prevents constipation. Drink 1/2 cup of Aloe Vera juice three times daily. Aloe Vera juice can be mixed with a cup of herbal tea if you wish.

  • Other herbs beneficial for diverticulitis include Cayenne (capsicum), Chamomile, Goldenseal, Papaya, Slippery Elm, Red Clover, and Yarrow extract or tea. The fibrous inner bark of slippery elm contains large quantities of a gentle laxative that soothes the digestive tract while keeping things moving. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has declared Slippery Elm to be a safe and effective digestive soother. Prepare it like oatmeal, adding hot water or milk to the powdered park to make a cereal. Capsules are also available. Caution: Do not use chamomile on an ongoing basis, as ragweed allergy may result. Avoid it completely if you are allergic to ragweed. Do not take goldenseal for more than one week at a time, and do not use it during pregnancy. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use it only under a health care provider's supervision.
  • If you suffer from occasional bouts of diarrhea, use Blackberry root bark, Chamomile, Pau D'Arco, and/or Red Raspberry leaves. Herbs can be taken in tea form or added to Applesauce, Bananas, Pineapple, or Papaya juice. Caution: Do not use chamomile on an ongoing basis, and avoid it completely if you are allergic to ragweed.

  • Herbal Antibiotic (Without) Poke Root tincture contains three well known herbs: Echinacea Root, Goldenseal Root and Cayenne Pepper.

  • Acacia is a natural, pure, certified organic, soluble dietary fiber produced from the gum of the Acacia tree (also known as gum arabic). Acacia is a natural plant water-soluble fiber that has been harvested for millenia in Africa; its recorded dietary use dates back to the Egyptian pharaohs.

  • Acidophilus is essential for healthy digestion. Acidophilus helps cure diarrhea and candida infections, lower cholesterol, prevent and heal cancer and restores healthy intestinal flora after antibiotic treatment.

  • Amalaki is said to stimulate the production of red blood cells, enhance cellular regeneration, increase lean body mass and support proper function of the liver, spleen, heart and lungs. It has also been used to purify the blood, improve eyesight, strengthen the bones and teeth, and cause hair and nails to grow.

  • Anantmul (Indian Sarsaparilla) has long enjoyed a reputation as tonic, alterative, demulcent, diaphoretic, diuretic and blood purifier.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar is used for intestinal function. Apple vinegar contains large amounts of potassium, pectin and beta carotene. These gently help restore destroyed intestinal flora so intestinal function can return to normal. Drink a glass of non-carbonated mineral water with 2 teaspoons of apple vinegar 3 times a day until the problem eases. A damp, hot compress soaked with apple vinegar soothes pain. Apply it to the abdomen for 2 hours twice daily.

  • Arsen Alb (Arsenicum Album) Homeopathic is used for upset stomach, diarrhea, and vomiting and therefore much better suited to a busy lifestyle.

  • Baby Calm, Natural Calm for Babies, is absorbed instantly and contains Magnesium for baby's relaxation, comfort and growth and Vitamin C for immunity.

  • Barberry is used for treating gallbladder disease, heartburn and indigestion and diarrhea. This herb can also be used to treat infections, parasites, psoriasis, and vaginitis.

  • Bentonite Clay powder is one of the most effective natural intestinal detoxifying agents available. Bentonite powder works in the body much like a sponge by attracting and absorbing toxins before being eliminated by the body.

  • Bilberry is helpful with many different diseases of the eyes including vascular retinal disturbances, cataracts, diabetic-induced glaucoma, myopia, and all forms of eye strain. Antioxidant rich.

  • Bio Defender is an immune system support supplement. It is an Antibacterial, Antiviral, & Antifungal Formula that is a unique formula, a clinical nutritionist response to bio terrorism such as anthrax.

  • Blackberry vinegar is used throughout Europe for hundreds of years for various maladies including burns, boils, blackheads, dysentery, diarrhea, whooping cough, sore throats, wounds and ulcers and has also been employed as a hair dye.

  • Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga Racemosa) studies support the usefulness of black cohosh for symptomatic relief from menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, and Black cohosh has been used traditionally as a relaxant, sedative, and antispasmodic.

  • Brewer's Yeast has been shown to help people having difficulty sleeping, fatigued, and diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile.

  • Carob powder is high in protein and helps halt diarrhea.

  • Try a mineral-rich broth when you are ill with diarrhea. Simmer chard, collard greens, kale or other dark green, leafy vegetables for 1 hour with a little Apple Cider Vinegar. Strain off the broth and drink.

  • Cat's Claw Bark is a traditional tonic herb for well being, Cat's Claw was historically used by the indigenous people of South America to stimulate the immune system in a variety of serious ailments. Cat's Claw extract, also known as Una de Gato is derived from the bark of plants wild-harvested in Peru and Brazil. Cat's Claw is a rain forest herb that grows in the Peruvian Amazon; it has been used by native healers for many years.

  • Cayenne Pepper is beneficial for the heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, spleen, and stomach. When combined with other herbs, Cayenne Pepper helps increase their effectiveness by helping them enter the blood stream faster.

  • Chlorofresh Liquid Chlorophyll complex is derived from premium alfalfa leaves.

  • Cinnamon bark is warming to the body, an analgesic, carminative, antiseptic, and antibacterial.

  • Cleanse your body and start feeling more healthy with a body & Colon Cleansing System. Colon Cleanse formulas and teas are used to support the digestive system. Use of cleansing tea has many additional benefits: improves overall digestion; strengthens the immunity; removes toxins and helps to prevent cancer; makes the skin more emollient and flexible: clears the eyes; and provides an overall tonic effect on the body.

  • Curcumin, through its antioxidant mechanisms, supports colon health, exerts neuroprotective activity and helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

  • A Diarrhea Relief Formula can be used as a remedy for diarrhea and to use for colitis and as an herbal treatment for dysentery.

  • Digestion Enzyme Complex is a superior formulation of digestive enzymes along with digestive acids. Digestion is a vital process necessary for the breakdown and absorption of nutrients needed for basic health.

  • Soothing Flaxseed pouch may be helpful. A flaxseed pack relaxes gastrointestinal cramping and discomfort due to inflammation. Fill a pouch with raw flaxseed or rice and stitch closed. Hang the pouch over a pot of boiling water to heat it with steam for about 30 minutes, or heat it in a microwave. Place the pouch (as hot as you can stand) on your abdomen. Cover with a towel and a wool blanket and leave in place for about one hour.

  • Use Garlic as a preventive food because of its high sulfur content, it helps to regulate digestive activity and kill germs. Try taking garlic capsules or use liberal amounts of fresh garlic in your cooking as a preventive measure. Avoid garlic if you do not digest onions well.

  • Ginger tea is good for cramps and abdominal pain.

  • Grapefruit Seed Extract has antiparasitic properties.

  • Haritaki is an herbal remedy used for detoxification and rejuvenation. As a natural laxative and purgative, Haritaki removes undigested food and accumulated toxins from the gastrointestinal tract. It strengthens and nourishes the tissues and supports proper function of the colon, lungs, liver and spleen.

  • Kachnar (Bauhinia tormentosa) can be used as a gargle for sore throats, as a paste for skin diseases, or internally as a remedy for diarrhea. It is grown all over India in beautiful gardens and its self grown trees are found in forests, in the Himalayan valleys and in lower hilly region. Based on the flower types its three main varieties are identified as purple rose: Bauhinia purpurea, white to purplish: bauhinia variegata and yellow flowered: Bauhinia tomentosa. Yellow flowered trees are large in size and grow in hilly areas and its flowers and leaves are larger than the other two varieties. For medicinal purposes generally the white to purplish: bauhinia variegata is used which is described here but in properties all three are the same. This is why if one variety is not available the other variety can be used. Bauhinia acuminata white flower is also used as an ornamental garden plant.

  • Kombucha tea extract is used by people from all over the world, claiming drinking Kombucha Tea provides relief from many physical ailments. Kombucha tea, which has detoxifying and immune-boosting properties, may be beneficial for diarrhea and other digestive disorders. See Kombucha Tea Therapy.

  • Marshmallow root tea (also known as malva tea) helps calm the stomach and sooth intestinal problems. The primary use of Marshmallow root is to relieve digestive and respiratory problems, such as coughs, colds, sore throats and asthma.

  • Mullein has been used medicinally to treat respiratory diseases, hemorrhoids, and diarrhea.

  • Multi-Fiber supports the body's own natural detoxification processes, helping to promote 2 to 3 good bowel movements per day. A fiber complex may contain powerful cleansing herbs chosen to stimulate and facilitate the release of toxins. A natural fiber supplement formula helps to give bulk to the stool and to check diarrhea; thus, creating balance in the bowel movements.

  • Myrrh Gum supplements may be used for skin disorders, asthma, colds, flu, sinusitis, herpes simplex and ulcers. Myrrh-Goldenseal formula combines herbs traditionally used for ulcerations of the mucous membrane and general health maintenance.

  • Natural Calm Magnesium Supplement so special over other forms of Magnesium supplements is that it is water soluble and assimilates instantly and thoroughly, and works even in cases of highly impaired digestion.

  • Oregon Grape Root (Mahonia aquafolium) was used by Native Americans as a tea to treat jaundice, arthritis, diarrhea, fever, and many other health problems.

  • Peppermint Oil capsules, as part of the diet, have been clinically proven to help IBS symptoms, even in children. A recent survey of clinical trials declared peppermint oil capsules the drug of first choice for IBS patients with constipation or diarrhea, to alleviate general symptoms, and to improve quality of life.

  • Peppermint is a cooling, calming herb that, through dietary management, helps relieve the symptoms of IBS. Clinical studies have shown that peppermint is exceptionally beneficial for IBS abdominal pain and spasms, diarrhea, and urgency (it will not cause or worsen constipation).

  • Pippali, an Ayurvedic, is good for digestion, inflammations of the nose, throat, larynx. Helpful in constipation, diarrhea, as well as toothaches. Pippali is a powerful rejuvenating herb that strengthens and nourishes the body. It is a close relative of the common table spice, black pepper, and is similarly pungent and heating. Pippali stimulates metabolism, burns natural toxins and helps maintain a healthy digestive environment. It is an excellent tonic for the lungs, supporting clear and comfortable breathing. Pippali nourishes the blood and promotes healthy circulation and supports a healthy liver. It is also used in many Ayurvedic formulations in small amounts to encourage proper assimilation of the herbs.

  • Samento is beneficial in the treatment of a wide range of immune system related conditions; these include but are not limited to cancer, arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, allergies, ulcers, systemic candidiasis, all forms of herpes, diabetes, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, intestinal disorders and HIV infection.

  • Slippery Elm bark, taken in tea or extract form, is soothing to the digestive tract. Slippery Elm Bark is a soothing nutritive demulcent which is perfectly suited for sensitive or inflamed mucous membrane linings in the digestive system.

  • Swedish Bitters are the traditional European herbal extract, Gentle and stimulating. Promotes regularity for healthy digestive function. Swedish Bitters Herbal Elixir cleanses and soothes the system, promotes regularity, improves digestion, tones the liver and increases energy. NatureWorks Swedish Bitters is an artfully blended extract of selected herbs of unsurpassed quality. They make the extract and analyze it in their laboratory to assure you of unquestionable purity and optimum potency. Swedish Bitters is the most remarkable traditional European herbal extract. Swedish Bitters (or Swedish Herbs) have been around since the middle 1500's. This mixture was invented as a digestive supplement, but it's effects far outweigh the original intent a thousand fold. Swedish Bitters are one of the best known herbal remedies world wide. The knowledge of Swedish Bitters as an herbal remedy was brought to the public's eye by writings of the famous Austrian herbalist, Maria Treben. Ingredients in the Maria Treben formula are 13 grams Myrrh, 2 grams Saffron, 2 grams Senna leaves, 2 grams Camphor (natural, white), 18 grams Rhubarb roots, 2 grams Wornwood herb, 8 grams Theriac Venezia, 4 grams Carline Thistle roots, 7 grams Angelica roots, 9 grams Zedoary roots, 7 grams Diotom, 5 grams Purified Infuscial earth, 7 grams Gentian roots, 2 grams Tormentilla roots, 2 grams Nutmeg blossoms.


  • SWEDISH BITTERS TONICS

    Swedish Bitters - Schnapps Recipe:

    Pulverize the herbs, pour them in a bottle and fill the bottle with 1.25 liters of Schnapps made from wheat or rye with at least 40 to 80-percent (20 to 40 proof) alcohol. You may use Vodka or any other fruit schnapps. Shake he bottle thoroughly several times a day. After 10 days fill the clear mixture (without shaking it), into a different bottle. Over the residue in the first bottle, one can refill with another 1.25 liter of Schnapps or Fruit Spirits. Again, let it sit for 10 days, shake it frequently. There after, extract again the clear liquid and add the remainder by filtering it through a cheesecloth with a layer of cotton in-between if needed to catch the residue. Mix the contents of the 2 bottles together and pour the mixture into small bottles for storing. Should you want part of the mixture for external use only, do NOT add sugar to one of the bottles. Keep the bottles stored in a cool, dark room and the mixture will be usable for several years.


    Swedish Bitters - Wine Recipe:

    Pulverize the herbs, pour them in a bottle and fill the bottle 1 Liter of pure wine. Shake the bottle thoroughly several times a day. The mixture can have a temperature fo 80 to 90°C. After 10 days, add 1 liter of boiled water and let it sit again for 10 more days, then fill the clear mixture (without shaking it), into a different bottle. Over the residue in the first bottle, one can refill with another 1 liter of pure wine. Again, let it sit for 10 days, shake it frequently. Thereafter, extract again the clear liquid and add the remainder by filtering it through a cheesecloth with a layer of cotton in-between if needed to catch the residue. Mix the contents of the 2 bottles together and pour the mixture into small bottles for storing. Should you want part of the mixture for external use only, do NOT add sugar to one of the bottles. Keep the bottles stored in a cool, dark room and the mixture will usable for several years.


  • Turkey Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum) root is an essential ingredient in many old homemade ciders, wines and root beers. A strong decoction of Rhubarb root has a purgative action for use in the treatment of constipation, but also has an astringent effect following this. It therefore has a cleansing action upon the gut, removing debris and then astringing with antiseptic properties as well. Rhubarb is used as a natural laxative, also helps with diarrhea. Acts as a blood builder and cleanser. Helps disorders of the colon and liver.

  • Wild Oregano Oil contains antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antiviral agents.


  • THERAPEUTIC TEA FOR DIARRHEA IN ADULTS

    4 tablespoons Alfalfa leaves.
    3 tablespoons Oat Straw
    3 tablespoons Licorice root, shredded
    3 tablespoons Red Raspberry or Blackberry leaves
    2 tablespoons Thyme

    Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 3 teaspoons of the herb mixture. Steep for 10 minutes. Strain. Drink 2 to 3 cups a day.


    THERAPEUTIC TEA FOR NAUSEA IN ADULTS

    3 tablespoons Peppermint leaves
    3 tablespoons Chamomile flowers
    3 tablespoons Licorice root, shredded
    3 tablespoons Fennel seeds

    Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 3 teaspoons of the herb mixture. Steep for 10 minutes. Strain. Drink 2 to 3 cups a day.


    THERAPEUTIC TEA FOR CHILDREN

    1 ounce Marshmallow leaves
    1 ounce Licorice root, shredded
    1 ounce Blackberry leaves

    Pour 1 cup of hot water over 1 tablespoon of the herb mixture. Steep and strain. Have the child drink up to 3 cups a day.


    HEALING TEA FOR INTESTINAL INFLAMMATION

    The potent astringent tannins in Tormentilla Root tightens tissues. They can reduce the inflammation of intestinal mucous membranes. They also thicken the membranes, so toxins are less easily absorbed. To make a tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of the root. Steep for 5 to 8 minutes, Drink 2 to 3 cups daily.


    HEALING TEA FOR PAINFUL CRAMPING AND BLOATING

    1 ounce Peppermint leaves
    1 ounce Caraway or Fennel seeds
    1 ounce Chamomile flowers

    Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of the blend and steep for 15 minutes. Strain. Drink 1 cup several times each day.`





    DIETARY & NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS

    PREVENTION

    The best preventive action you can take against diverticulitis, of course, is to keep from developing the small sacs called diverticula. You have a good chance of doing that simply by modifying your diet and lifestyle. Eat whole-grain breads, oatmeal, bran cereals, fibrous fresh fruits and vegetables, or try an over-the-counter preparation containing Psyllium (Plantago psyllium) to increase the bulk in your diet. You can also try ground psyllium seed: Once a day, add 1 teaspoon over any cold liquid and drink within a few minutes of preparing, before the mixture gels. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids (at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day) if you increase your intake of fiber, and take care to add fiber gradually; a sudden switch to a high-fiber diet can cause your abdomen to become distended and create an uncomfortable amount of intestinal gas. Adjust your diet to remove foods that are difficult for you to digest.

    Try over-the-counter stool softeners to fight constipation. If you have the urge to move your bowels, don't delay or ignore it. Regular exercise can help the muscles in your intestine retain their tone, which encourages regular bowel movements. Do not use suppositories for constipation, because your system may become addicted to them. Prunes, prune juice, and psyllium seed are all good natural laxatives. Specially formulated teas to fight constipation are available in health food stores, but some may be very strong, so use them only as directed; also avoid products containing senna (Cassia senna), which is an especially strong herbal laxative and can be addicting.

    CONSIDERATIONS

  • Food allergies are often a cause of intestinal disorders. Allergy testing is advised.

  • MoonDragon's Health Disorders: Allergies

  • If the diverticula are infected, your health care provider may prescribe antibiotics. Be sure to consume plenty of soured products (Yogurt and kefir) and take some form of non-dairy Acidophilus supplement if you are taking antibiotics.

  • Do not overuse laxatives. They can irritate the colon wall. Prunes or Prune Juice may serve as natural laxatives.

  • Fasting therapy is beneficial. Allow yourself to rest. Moderate fasting the first day helps. Stick to fluids at first, substantially increasing your normal intake; experts suggest at least 10 cups daily. As you begin to eat, choose foods with high levels of nutrients to replace those lost. You will find the suggestions given here helpful. Avoid rich, fatty, heavy foods, which overtax the intestine.

  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Fasting
    MoonDragon's Health Disorders: Crohn's Disease
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Ulcerative Colitis

  • Follow a low-fat diet since fat slows down the passage of food through the intestine.

  • The key to controlling this disorder is to consume an adequate amount of Fiber and lots of quality water. You need at least 30 grams of fiber each day. You may prefer to supplement your diet with a bulk product and/or a stool softener that contains methylcellulose or Psyllium, since these do not promote as much gas formation in the colon as other sources of fiber, especially wheat bran. Drink at least ten 8-ounce glasses of water daily. Herbal teas, broth, and live juices can account for some of the liquid needed. Liquid aids in keeping the pouchlike areas clean of toxic wastes, preventing inflammation.

  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Therapy: Juicing Information
    MoonDragon's Nutritional Diet: Enhanced Fiber Diet

  • Eat a low carbohydrate diet with high levels of protein from vegetable sources and fish. Do not eat grains, seeds, or nuts, except for well-cooked brown rice. These foods are hard to digest and tend to get caught in the crevices of the colon wall, resulting in bloating and gas. Also eliminate from the diet dairy products, red meat, sugar products, fried foods, spices, and processed foods.

  • Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables. These are good sources of Vitamin K. Obtaining this vitamin through diet is especially important for people with intestinal disorders.

  • Eat Garlic for its healing and detoxifying properties.

  • During an acute attack of diverticulitis, your health care provider may recommend low-fiber diet temporarily. Once the inflammation clears you may slowly switch back to a high-fiber diet. Eat low-bulk foods (broths and low-fiber breads) while diverticula are still inflamed and sensitive, and make the following foods a significant part of your diet: cooked vegetables, cooked fruits, and Apples - all of which will be soothing to the inflamed intestine.

  • When an attack or pain begins, give yourself a cleansing enema using 2 quarts of lukewarm water and the juice of a fresh Lemon. This helps to rid the colon of undigested and entrapped foods and to relieve pain.

  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Enemas

  • On the day of an acute attack, take 4 Charcoal tablets or capsules with a large glass of water to absorb trapped gas. Charcoal tablets are available at health food stores. Always take charcoal separately from medications and other supplements, and do not take it for prolonged periods, as it will absorb beneficial nutrients as well as gas.

  • During severe attacks, use liquid Multivitamin supplements for better assimilation and put all vegetables and fruits through a blender. Eat steamed vegetables only. Baby foods are good until healing is complete. Organically grown baby foods are often available in health food stores and some supermarkets. Making your own baby foods is easy to do and may be considered instead of buying prepared baby foods. Add supplemental fiber to the baby food. As healing progresses, gradually add raw fruits and vegetables to the diet. Drink Carrot juice, Cabbage juice, and Green Drinks. A Chlorophyll liquid or liquid Alfalfa juice may be added to the diet.

  • To relieve pain, massage the left side of the abdomen. Stand up and do stretching exercises.

  • Bentonite Clay tablets are beneficial. Take them as directed on the product label on an empty stomach upon rising.

  • Check stools daily for blood. If the stool is black, take a portion of it to your health care provider for an analysis.

  • Try to have a bowel movement at the same time each day. Take Fiber and Acidophilus first thing in the morning before breakfast to help the bowels move at this time. Note: Always take supplemental fiber separately from other supplements and medications.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Diarrhea
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Information: Constipation


    NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    Unless otherwise specified, the dosages recommended in this section are for adults. For a child between the ages of 12 and 17 years, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under the age of 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Essential
    Acidophilus
    1 teaspoon in distilled or quality water, twice daily, on an empty stomach. Replaces lost "friendly" bacteria. Use a non-dairy powder form.

  • Acidophilus Supplement Products
  • Kyo-Dophilus Supplement Products
  • Bifidus
    As directed on label. Take on an empty stomach. To replace flora in the small intestine, primarily to improve assimilation. Kyo-Dophilus is for bowel flora replacement to improve elimination and assimilation.

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  • Psyllium
    Or
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    Take fiber as directed on label, one hour before meals with a large glass of liquid or water. Take separately from other supplements and medications. Helps prevent constipation. Prevents infection by preventing accumulation of wastes in pouches in the colon walls.

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  • Vitamin B-Complex
    100 mg of each B Vitamin daily, with meals 3 times daily. Amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary. Do not exceed 300 mg daily from all supplements. All B Vitamins work best when taken together and are necessary for digestion and absorption of nutrients. Needed for all enzyme systems in the body and for proper digestion. Use a hypoallergenic formula. Sublingual forms are recommended. Injections (under a health care provider's supervision) may be necessary.

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  • Very Important
    Multi-Enzymes Complex
    With
    Pancreatin
    Take with meals, as directed on label. Needed for normal digestion. Needed to break down proteins. Use a formula high in Pancreatin.

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  • Pro-Flora Probiotics
    As directed on label. Essential for maintaining the proper pH of the colon flora. Helps prevent constipation and infections.

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  • Proteolytic Enzymes
    As directed on label, 3 times daily. Take between meals, on an empty stomach. Aids in digestion and reduces inflammation of the colon.

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  • Important
    Charcoal
    4 tablets or capsules every hour with water until diarrhea subsides. Take separately from other supplements and medications. Absorbes toxins from the colon and bloodstream.

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  • DioxyChlor
    As directed on label. An important antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral agent.

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    As directed on label 3 times daily, before meals. Improves lymphatic function and aids in protecting the cells lining the wall of the colon.

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  • Garlic
    (Kyolic)
    2 capsules 3 times daily or as directed on label. Aids in digestion and kills bacteria and parasites. Enhances immunity. Use a yeast-free formula.

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  • L-Glutamine
    500 mg twice daily or as directed on label. Take on empty stomach. Take with water. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. A major metabolic fuel for the intestinal cells. Maintains the villi, the absorption surfaces of the gut.

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  • Vitamin K
    Or
    Alfalfa
    100 mcg daily. Deficiency has been linked to intestinal disorders.

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  • Helpful
    Aloe Vera
    1/2 cup juice 3 times daily. Promotes healing of inflamed areas and helps prevent constipation.

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  • Free-Form Amino Acid Complex
    As directed on label. Take on an empty stomach 1/2 hour before meals. To supply protein needed for healing and repair of tissue.

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  • Raw Thymus Glandular
    As directed on label. See Glandular Therapy for more information. Do not give this supplement to a child.

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  • Vitamin A
    25,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Protects and heals the lining of the colon.

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  • Beta Carotene
    & Carotene Complex
    Beta Carotene: 10,000 IU daily.
    Carotene Complex: As directed on label.
    Powerful antioxidant that promotes healing. Use a wheat- and yeast-free product only.

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  • Vitamin C
    And
    Bioflavonoids
    3,000 to 8,000 mg daily, in divided doses. Reduces inflammation and boosts immune response. Use a buffered form.

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  • Vitamin E
    Up to 800 IU daily. A powerful antioxidant that protects the mucous membranes.

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  • If you have symptoms, such as severe pain, that get worse despite treatment. You may have another abdominal disorder.

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    Probiotic

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  • KACHNAR HERBAL PRODUCTS

    All parts of Kachnar (Bauhinia Tormentosa) tree are used in Ayurveda for treatment of a wide variety of ailments and especially for thyroid and glandular enlargements. The bark of the tree is astringent to the bowels and tonic to the liver. The therapeutic uses of stem bark include worm infection, scrofula, cervical lymphadenitis and wounds. Bauhinia tree parts have antibacterial, antifungal, antimalarial, pain reducing, swelling reducing, cytotoxic, fever reducing and thyroid hormone regulating properties. In Ayurveda, the tree is used extensively for treaing skin and glandular diseases, leprosy, intestinal worms, tumors, wounds, ulcers, inflammations, scrofula, protoptosis, hemorrhoids, hemoptysis, cough, menorrhagia and bleeding disorders. It is considered best for treating diseases of lymphatic system and glands. Ayurvedic medicine Kanchnar guggulu is used in treatment of hypothyroidism.

    Goiter: 14 to 28 ml decoction of stem bark is given 3 times daily or 14 to 28 grams of past of stem bark is given with 25 to 100 ml rice water 3 times daily.
    Tonsils, Thyroid: Boil 20 grams bark in 200 ml water until water reduces to 50 ml. Filter and drink.
    Jaundice, Liver: For jaundice grind leaves of Kachnar to extract juice. This juice can be taken 2 times daily. Dose for adult is 100 ml and for children 15 ml. This improves liver function and also helps in treating liver enlargement.
    Mouth Ulcers, Bad Breath: Take 10 grams bark of Kachnar tree and boil in 400 ml until volume reduces to 100 ml. Filter and gargle frequently.
    Diarrhea: Take dried bark and ground to make powder. Take 3 grams powder 2 times daily.
    Loss of Appetite: Drink leaves juice of Kachnar.
    Burning Sensation in Urine, Urinary Problems: Take 10 grams bark and 4 grams Coriander Seeds and cook in 250 ml of water. Filter, add misri (rock candy sugar) and drink.
    Weakness: Dry flowers of Kachnar in shade and grind to make powder.
    Uterine Cysts, Fibroids, Tumors: Take 5 grams dry bark or 10 grams fresh bark and boil in 400 ml water until it reduces to 100 ml. Filter and drink. This is also helpful for treating hormonal imbalance.

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  • PIPPALI HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Pippali (Piper longum) is also known as Long Pepper and is especially useful in respiratory problems. It encourages broncho-dilation and improves blood circulation in lungs. Because of its Ushna Virya; Pippali increases the fire content of the body and an increased metabolic rate which works in burning of extra fats from the body. Pippali is also of great use in liver and spleen disorders. A formulation of Pippali named Pippali Vardhaman Rasayana is specially indicated in splenomegaly, a health problem involving enlarged spleen. Besides all these Pippali is also one of the best Ayurveda herbs which nourish each and every part of the body and increases vigor and vitality of the body.

    Effect on Doshas: Pippali is katu- kaphashamak, Snigdha vatashamak. When fresh it is sweet an sheeta and thus is vatakaphavardhak and pittashamaka. Disorder related to Kapha and Vata are the main uses of dry Pippali. Pippali increases blood flow when applied locally. Therefore it is used in swelling accompanied with pain. Pippali is a brain tonic and alleviates vata. It is useful in weakness of the brain and vata disorders. Pippali is used to treat anaemia and blood disorders as it act on rakta dhatu and enhances rakta dhatvagni. Pippali act as vermicide by pungent, Tikshna and ushna properties. Pippali is vitiated vata-kapha Doshas viz. anorexia, loss of appetite, indigestion, colic, piles, liver disorders and ascites. Pippali in increasing dose is a boon for chronic fever, typhoid, agnimandya and splenomegaly. Though pungent, dry ginger and long pepper are only two drugs which are used in bleeding. Pippali is an excellent medicine for cough, asthma and hiccoughs. Pippali acts as expectorant and prevents the production of mala kapha. Pippali is used as a tonic for tuberculosis. Pippali is the only ushna and Tikshna dravya which act as an aphrodisiac. It reduces seminal debility and act as an rejuvenator. Pippali is useful in dysmenorrhoea and painful labour by its action of rasa pachan. Pippali is the best medicine for typhoid and chronic fever. Increase dose of Pippali effective in remittent fever, fever occurring in anupdesha and fever due to tuberclosis. Pippali powder should be taken with honey for maintaining a healthy body weight. It removes the unnecessary fat from the body. Fruit Powder is taken in dosage of 1/2 to 1 gram.

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