Diverticulosis Diet & What Foods to Avoid With Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis occurs when pockets in the wall of the intestine, called diverticula, become inflamed or infected. Fortunately, sufferers can find relief by following a diverticulitis diet.
Alow residue dietis recommended during the flare-up periods of diverticulitis to decrease bowel volume so that the infection can heal. An intake of less than 10 grams of fiber per day is generally considered a low residue diverticulitis diet. If you have been on a low-residue diet for an extended period of time, your doctor may recommend a daily multi-vitamin/mineral supplement. Here's a brief menu for diverticulitis:
- enriched refined white bread, buns, bagels, english muffins
- plain cereals e.g. Cheerios, Cornflakes, Cream of Wheat, Rice Krispies, Special K
- arrowroot cookies, tea biscuits, soda crackers, plain melba toast
- white rice, refined pasta and noodles
- avoid whole grains
- fruit juices except prune juice
- applesauce, apricots, banana (1/2), cantaloupe, canned fruit cocktail, grapes, honeydew melon, peaches, watermelon
- avoid raw and dried fruits, raisins and berries.
Frequently Asked Questions
If a lady has leaky gut syndrome, can it cause the baby to have colic when she nurses?
When I nursed, I had to carefully watch my diet for the first nine months of nursing. No beans, nuts, peanuts, green vegetables, apples or spicy foods. With one baby, I also could not have any dairy or eggs. Any of these things caused bad colic. When I avoided these foods, the baby did not have colic. Could leaky gut syndrome be a cause?
I also have a lot of allergies.
It seems to be connected to many other disorders, so I suppose it is possible.
However, my personal belief is that your baby was just a little sensitive to the food protein that was passed to her through your breast milk.
My reason for this thinking is that I have to avoid dairy products because my son is sensitive to the milk protein in my diet, but I have no allergies, nor do I have leaky gut syndrome.
This would be a good question to ask the doctor who diagnosed your leaky gut syndrome.
How is food sensitivity different than intolerance?
I have been told by my nutritionist that I have leaky gut syndrome and it has made me sensitive to eggs, gluten, milk, and corn. I'm finding it very difficult to avoid all of these foods all of the time.
How is food sensitivity different than intolerance? Can I still eat these things in small amounts? What if I look for dairy products naturally low in lactose, or whole-wheat, preservative-free bread?
it isn't the preservatives in bread, it is the wheat flour gluten, if you can find bread made without flour, you could eat that. Get soy milk, it is the lactose in dairy that you cannot have, and all dairy products have lactose. Sensitivity, is one step below intolerance and two steps below allergy, but if you continue to eat them, you will develop intolerance and eventually allergy....miserable things to deal with. Be smart, accept your limitations.
What could I do about my headaches?
I don't want to complain because I know it's annoying when people complain about their headaches and there are definitely things that are infinity times worse, but anyway, I hope you can offer me some good advice.
I've been getting almost constant headaches for a few months now. They start shortly after I wake up and don't stop 'til I sleep...I usually don't get enough sleep (about 6.5-7 hours a night) and I'm 17. I have food intolerances, but I make an effort to avoid the foods I'm not supposed to have. I have leaky gut syndrome. I drink about a litre - a litre and a half of water per day. I'm doing year 12 so I'm kind of stressed, but it's generally not too bad.
The headaches are interfering with my schooling as they make it very difficult to focus and get motivated. When I come home and know that I'll be doing homework soon I want to try because the headache makes it so difficult to focus and really gets me down.
Do you think it's time to go to the doctor? Thanks in advance for any help you can offer me.
*cry, not try
OK I think I definitely need to go to a doctor just to be on the safe side, and more sleep couldn't hurt, either. I have tried taking ordinary medications like panadol etc. but they seem to help very little. Thanks for your advice everybody.
Yes definitely go to a doctor. They are the only ones that can accurately tell you what's going on and help you. Worst case scenario is that it's a brain tumour (WORST) - a similar thing happened to a year 12 girl a while back, you may have heard of it. She had constant headaches that overwhelmed her with immense pain and then right before her exams she died. I don't mean to scare you but if you go to the doctor it will be the safest option.