Diverticulitis occurs when diverticula (small pouch-like sacs found in mucous membranes, particularly those of the large intestine) become inflamed. These pouches are abnormal but pose no real health problem by themselves. However, if food particles become entrapped in them, which is a common occurrence, inflammation will result. It is usually accompanied by fever, constipation, severe abdominal pain and occasionally blood in the stool. It is possible for the intestinal passage to become partially blocked in some cases.

Recommended Action

See treatment for colitis.

Nutritional Supplements: Folic acid (1 mg. daily), Multiminerals and vitamins (two daily), Garlic oil capsules, Krill / Black Currant Oil (1000 mg, twice daily), Whey powder (one tablespoon with each meal), Cod Liver oil (two tablespoons daily), L-Glutamine (1- 2 grams daily), Pro-Biotics, Green drinks.