ok lets get a ‘bit sciency’ here with real facts.
Yes, diverticula are in our digestive tract but ‘they are normal’ and not ‘an issue’ when healthy…our digestive tract does have normal pouches and they are called haustra. However, these are not the pouches that are affected when you have diverticulitis. Diverticulitis happens when your digestive wall begins to weaken and an unnatural pouch is created in your tract.
This happens thru inflammation and that is thru food intake for a person thru ‘whatever’ food is their culprit.
ONLY way to gain back a healthy gut is elmination menu of all.
and yea, it is ZC menu point blank. We drop all plants, drop all sugar or fake sugar subs and drop everything but meat animal proteins.
Now key being this can show us alot of things, but this can take easily up to 3 mos. of on plan to ‘heal a bit’ before ‘adding back’ what ‘might be the culprit’ that is causing inflammation of the guts so —
and then we got who are ya before, how sicky icky before, age on being sicky icky and lifestyle and stress in life and more…
so key being, OFF ALL is key to heal first and repair and the ‘guts come into play kinda quick here’ but your body WILL NOT heal all guts on ANYONE’s person want of that timeline, so it could be 4 mos or more easily up to 6 etc for each of us to find our personal healing and ‘then’ if we add back, we learn truly for what it takes on food intake for each of us.
also we ‘can get very worse’ as we dump it all and go full on ZC elim. menu cause we have to adapt/adjust/ toxins leaving body and body is in ‘its own shock to heal’ now vs. just surviving so it can effect even worse as we dump the old and come into the new.
it ain’t an easy walk but it is full on commitment to change and find us in the process but we can never find us IF WE don’t give it BIG time usually and most will never do just that.
so ‘a flare up of diverticulis’ is ONLY cause the inflammation from food intake will not let the body heal that issue of the gut in distress, so the ‘pockets’ of inflammation are formed bigger and then the ‘fiber or seeds’ or ‘chunks of food’ then get ‘caught’ into those inflamed pouches and one can go into very bad issues with this medical bad. When one gets food ‘trapped in those pockets’ and inflammation is worse and then the bacteria builds and then one has ‘big attacks of divert.’ and damn one can go down fast on it for sure.
I researched this to the hilt cause hubby has been ‘diagnosed’ with divert. and he has and will have this issue. that is not for me ‘to fix’, I tried, didn’t go well HAHA
So key being cart before the horse. Elimination menu of ZC diet heals and changes back to normal health but could take a LONG time for this and ya still gotta get thru adaption which could make guts worse a tad while this goes down but in the bitter end, IF ONE wants real changes and real health, you put in this time and THEN ADD back every SO slowly and real fast one ‘gets in’ on what works for the body/guts or doesn’t but again…big time is required for real health and healing and steps come into play but again, many will never do this but ‘some might’ and those that do! heal long term!
ok just some general chat on it all from what I read up on and how this all goes down