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Anyone on here with diverticulosis/diverticulitis and have any suggestions on diet to help calm flares from occurring? And also being able to stay within macros?
 

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I suggest you speak to a registered dietitian than folks on here for this matter.
I did and got

Eat more fibre, it's individual, you'll have to figure it out.

Problem is they don't really know. I was looking for someone that was dealing with this already that could give me tips.
 

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Just got diagnosed with diverticulitis yesterday, In a fair amount of pain and on Flagyl (antibiotic) for the next 10 days. Doc and pharmacist say to skip my test shots while im on the flagyl. sorry for the necropost but in thought it was better than making a new post since @Sorbate is still active here.
 

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My old man has Diverticulitis - he has slowed down on red meat/anything with seeds. Increased fibre and fish
Flare ups are virtually gone now
Alcohol is also a factor (with him anyways)

Good luck to the pair of you
 

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yeah I got diagnosed with it 2 weeks into my first test only cycle a year ago.
I take a couple tablespoons of psyllium with a big glass of water prior to breakfast (but after having a cup of coffee).
I make sure to eat greens with about half of the 5-7 meals a day I eat. Especially with red meat I have a huge salad after my meal with mostly greens (spinach and romaine usually ) with just vinnegar. I switched to brown rice and eat it by the pound also lots of fiber there. tons of broccoli. Im still taking in upwards of 225 grams of protein a day just lots of fibrous stuff with it.
If I even suspect I may be getting constipated I just have a second serving of psyllium that day. Constipation will preempt diverticulitis which you likely already know.
Oh and I eat cheese once a week at best.
My understanding is that the "dont eat tiny seeds" is a myth, I eat strawberries often..
One day at a time really its just how I eat at this point its become habit.
Best of luck to you @Sorbate and @Conan_the_Barbellian
 
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Because I'm talking for medical use and strictly not mentioning recreational effects...

I cannot fully explain what eating organic Cannabis infused into my fats has done for me.

It's night and day, all my gut inflammation goes away, my shit goes from alien looking foul partially digested food..to normal solid healthy digested bowel movements after a few weeks of solid treatment.

It's basically not feasable unless you can grow it as I extract and use over an ounce a day. It saves my life, takes my short term memory and a bit of motivation but I'm certain I would be dead or dying without.

Anyone with inflammatory gut disease should give this an honest try. I hope to figure out a diet/nutrition method to get similar results but in the mean time my quality of life has gone up drastically. Gained 80lbs, can think, can work, can train etc.

If anyone wants feel free to message me, I do not sell but can guide you how to do this legally.

I have 0 symptoms, I understand this is a different disease, but I have a strong gut feeling the results could be similar.
 

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Just got diagnosed with diverticulitis yesterday, In a fair amount of pain and on Flagyl (antibiotic) for the next 10 days. Doc and pharmacist say to skip my test shots while im on the flagyl. sorry for the necropost but in thought it was better than making a new post since @Sorbate is still active here.
So you got you first infection.
Ok a bit of history.
4 years ago I pushed way too hard talking a shit and felt lower bowel pain. It slowly went away, then I started to take anavar, which made me more constipated, well one day I pushed even harder. Anyhow a couple weeks later I’m in the hospital on IV antibiotics because my infection was that bad, anyhow I was told if it didn’t heal, that I would need an ostomy (yes shit in a bag) until it healed then they would reverse it.
I healed. Then I started to take fibre daily, so 1 big tablespoon of Metamucil 3-1 every night before bed with a huge glass of water.
I was fine for 3 years. I would get occasional colon pain before having to poop, but it was because the scar tissue that formed from the infection does not stretch and gives discomfort, but all was good, I could have lived that way forever. I had no restrictions except I needed to take Metamucil.
Then 3 years later I changed my diet, I started to eat oats. Then I decided that I would take anavar again to see.
Well the combination of oats and anavar created constipation, so guess who pushed a bit harder, well at this time my colon was already damaged, so it was easier to damage. I went back in for another infection in my colon, and after that I was fucked.
A year after that I had sigmoid colon resection. They removed 10 inches.

Ok now here is my advice, since I have been thru the whole thing, this is real experience, not so something off the Internet.

Take fiber 2 times a day, once at lunch, once before bed a tablespoon each time. NEVER MISS A DOSE. Anytime you feel lazy, think that it WILL LEAD TO SURGERY. I’m not fucking around here, this is extremely serious. If I travel I bring the individual pouches with me in my carry on, and the big tub in my luggage.

Take a probiotic daily. I like Align. I’ve tried others, but it agrees with me daily. DO NO SKIP THIS. I’m fucking serious, surgery was no fucking joke.

Do not eat oats or beans. Avoid soluable fibre. It creates a paste that is more difficult to pass. You need smooth easy poops. You will be ok with volume, your colon is still not that damaged. Even nuts can cause an issue because it creates a paste.
The whole thing with seeds sticking, and popcorn is bullshit for most. If you are simplementing with fiber, nothing will get stuck.

You need to learn to not push hard when pooping. Do not force yourself to poop, just becayse your guts feel off. I’m sorry but you will now be the guy that shits at a hockey game, lol.
If you are sitting on the toilet and feel yourself pushing, stand up and walk away. You keep doing this you will damage your colon further.

THIS IS NOT NEGOTIABLE, DO NOT FORCE YOURSELF TO POOP EVER! Unless you want surgery.

I know right now you have a push to poop habit. This is how we get this disease. We did it to ourselves, you need to retrain. There were times I felt like I had to poop, but sat down, pushed a bit, went fuck that, not hurting myself, got up and dealt with the funky gut feeling.

Do not run drying gear, no anavar, mast or Winny. If you do, I hope you like surgery. Primo has given me no issues.

Watch the useage of anti estrogens, they constipate as well, less amounts, spaced farther apart. So what I do is keep my test low so I don’t need an ai, and the run more of another compound that doesn’t aromatize, so pretty much all you can use is primo.

Gh is a godsend if you can get good stuff. It greatly speeds the healing of your colon. If a flare took a week to go away, it would be gone with gh after a day. If I felt a flare coming on I’d inject 3 iu in the evening, 3 iu morning then 3 iu evening, the next day flare was gone. Now this is a non infection flare.

Don’t stop taking your trt. Fuck are they dumb. You want to reduce your healing capacity? Man that’s gotta be the dumbest piece or advice I ever heard in a while. Steroids and antibiotics do not react. If they dud it would react with your natural test. I never came off. Only before surgery I reduced to 100 mg a week, only becayse I wanted to reduce the risk of blood clots. I also donated 30 days before surgery.

Steroids to not directly cause diver. Poor toilet habits mixed with shit diet of no or wrong fibres does. Gear will increase the chance of speeding diver along because the muscle wall in your colon will increase in strength like any other muscle while on gear, especially if you are straining, so more or less training your colon muscles to get bigger, lol. Now the colon can only take so much pressure, so larger stronger colon wall muscle can lead to a higher chance of diver, but only if you toilet habits are poor and you diet is shit. More or less your gear useage sped up the inevitable.

I would not run less than 100 mg, I ran 200 all the time. I believe after the initial damage, it held it together for longer thru the enhanced healing of test.

To summarize.
Keep taking test
Do not strain to poop under no circumstances
Take your fibre, never skip it, your health depends on it
Take your probiotic
Avoid soluable fibre like the plague, so no oats, nuts, beans
Use gh if you can get good stuff, it’s great for the colon
No more mast, anavar, Winny
Oh, if you do get constipated, restorlax before bed fixed that issue.

And one last thing. If your guts fix up and are doing good, you don’t need a colonoscopy. They already know what your issue is, why take a chance of the maybe damaging your colon. And no there isn’t an increased cancer risk with diver.
Save that for if it gets worse, or you get older and need to be checked for polyps. You have scar tissue now, there is a greater risk of tearing the colon by the scar tissue during that procedure.

If you get 2 bad flares with antibiotics, push for laparoscopic surgery. It’s wasn’t bad. I was back to work in a week, on holidays in Cuba a couple weeks after that, but mind you I’m crazy, lol. The average person needs 4-6 weeks off work.

In the picture the larger scar on the left is where they pulled the colon out to cut off the bad part. The scar on the bottom right is from a tool, above my belly button was a tool, plus I had 2 other small incisions. Btw sorry my phone is a potato, lol. I had the surgery in February this year.

Also if you are curious, this is a video of the surgery
 

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Because I'm talking for medical use and strictly not mentioning recreational effects...

I cannot fully explain what eating organic Cannabis infused into my fats has done for me.

It's night and day, all my gut inflammation goes away, my shit goes from alien looking foul partially digested food..to normal solid healthy digested bowel movements after a few weeks of solid treatment.

It's basically not feasable unless you can grow it as I extract and use over an ounce a day. It saves my life, takes my short term memory and a bit of motivation but I'm certain I would be dead or dying without.

Anyone with inflammatory gut disease should give this an honest try. I hope to figure out a diet/nutrition method to get similar results but in the mean time my quality of life has gone up drastically. Gained 80lbs, can think, can work, can train etc.

If anyone wants feel free to message me, I do not sell but can guide you how to do this legally.

I have 0 symptoms, I understand this is a different disease, but I have a strong gut feeling the results could be similar.
CBD oil is great. IBS can cause diver
 

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CBD oil is great. IBS can cause diver
Not to be a dick, but I get very little relief from CBD compared to full spectrum. Some but very little.

So much so that I have a need to mention this when I see info posted like this. I'm not saying CBD doesn't help, and maybe moreso for some than others but if I find it so much more useful to use high THC, full spectrum cannabis oil that I spend about 20hrs a month and 400 dollars a month on electricity to be sure I get all the cannabinoids. It's so clear to me I cannot help myself from explaining this to those who could potentially benefit. With enough of a dose daily and consistently I have 0 symptoms with no other meds. Without I immediately stop digesting properly and within 4 days lose energy and start to become ill. My stomach and bowels become Inflames to the point it causes blockages. My doctor's want me to stop the cannabis so they can test drugs and properly diagnose me and the fear of becoming that ill, and knowing this fixes it with very few sides prevents me from even doing that.

Sides: poor short term memory, cravings for bad food, smell like weed, expense and time to grow, euphoria that is unwarranted.

Benefits: don't need anti immune drugs, no inflammation In gi tract, discontinues sleep meds. Discontinues fibre supplements because of dry herb capsules, clear thinking die to proper nutrition and absorption.


I just take my daily dose an hour before bed, I no longer get migraines which I got weekly. I would be very interested how this works for those with this condition when done properly.

And yes this is diet info as it's a herb I mix into my food/diet.
 

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Just a little suggestion here on what I started doing years ago. DO NOT take Metemucil, it is full of chemicals.

Take pure Physilium Husk, it is the main ingredient in there. Do this 2x per day with Apple Cider Vinegar. Take GDA with all carb meals.

And always take a Probotic 1-2 x per day. A good Collagen supplement works wonders as well.

Just my 2 cents...

- PacMan
 

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Just a little suggestion here on what I started doing years ago. DO NOT take Metemucil, it is full of chemicals.

Take pure Physilium Husk, it is the main ingredient in there. Do this 2x per day with Apple Cider Vinegar. Take GDA with all carb meals.

And always take a Probotic 1-2 x per day. A good Collagen supplement works wonders as well.

Just my 2 cents...

- PacMan
I just looked at list of ingredients
Maltodextrin, citric acid, orange flavour, aspartame, yellow 6.
Plus I have another that does not use aspartame but real sugar.
Does the pure husk dissolve in a similar way? Where do you buy it?
 
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Not to be a dick, but I get very little relief from CBD compared to full spectrum. Some but very little.

So much so that I have a need to mention this when I see info posted like this. I'm not saying CBD doesn't help, and maybe moreso for some than others but if I find it so much more useful to use high THC, full spectrum cannabis oil that I spend about 20hrs a month and 400 dollars a month on electricity to be sure I get all the cannabinoids. It's so clear to me I cannot help myself from explaining this to those who could potentially benefit. With enough of a dose daily and consistently I have 0 symptoms with no other meds. Without I immediately stop digesting properly and within 4 days lose energy and start to become ill. My stomach and bowels become Inflames to the point it causes blockages. My doctor's want me to stop the cannabis so they can test drugs and properly diagnose me and the fear of becoming that ill, and knowing this fixes it with very few sides prevents me from even doing that.

Sides: poor short term memory, cravings for bad food, smell like weed, expense and time to grow, euphoria that is unwarranted.

Benefits: don't need anti immune drugs, no inflammation In gi tract, discontinues sleep meds. Discontinues fibre supplements because of dry herb capsules, clear thinking die to proper nutrition and absorption.


I just take my daily dose an hour before bed, I no longer get migraines which I got weekly. I would be very interested how this works for those with this condition when done properly.

And yes this is diet info as it's a herb I mix into my food/diet.
Lol, I always love when someone says, not to be a dick, lol.
If you had not mentioned that, I would have never thought you were being a dick at all. Now I think, you think, you are being a dick, so had to say you weren’t, but now I think you are a dick, bwahaaaa :)

I do not like getting stoned. I cannot handle being stupider than I am already, lol. I already have short term memory loss from a 20’ fall to the concrete.
Oh I bet the full spectrum works a lot better, but I use prescription CBD and found that it relaxed my colon when I got spasms from a diver flare.
But shit man if it’s working for you, keep it up.
 
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I just looked at list of ingredients
Maltodextrin, citric acid, orange flavour, aspartame, yellow 6.
Plus I have another that does not use aspartame but real sugar.
Does the pure husk dissolve in a similar way? Where do you buy it?
Again, you donot want any added anything. Just pure Physillum Husk.

I buy mine at a health food store. Try Choices or Palm...

- PacMan
 

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Again, you donot want any added anything. Just pure Physillum Husk.

I buy mine at a health food store. Try Choices or Palm...

- PacMan
Does it dissolve partly like Metamucil. I tried another that floated Nd it was difficult to drink.
So does this mean I can’t drink tang anymore, lol.
 

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Again, you donot want any added anything. Just pure Physillum Husk.

I buy mine at a health food store. Try Choices or Palm...

- PacMan
I agree I read the label and gagged and ordered a bag of organic psyllium husk off amazon for 15$ a lb
 

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Does it dissolve partly like Metamucil. I tried another that floated Nd it was difficult to drink.
So does this mean I can’t drink tang anymore, lol.
the pure husk is kinda thick but I got used to it. like a milkshake that has no flavor . Seems way more effective than metamucil or ground up psyllium.
I add probiotics when I take it I hear they enjoy the ride that way.
 

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Lol, I always love when someone says, not to be a dick, lol.
If you had not mentioned that, I would have never thought you were being a dick at all. Now I think, you think, you are being a dick, so had to say you weren’t, but now I think you are a dick, bwahaaaa :)

I do not like getting stoned. I cannot handle being stupider than I am already, lol. I already have short term memory loss from a 20’ fall to the concrete.
Oh I bet the full spectrum works a lot better, but I use prescription CBD and found that it relaxed my colon when I got spasms from a diver flare.
But shit man if it’s working for you, keep it up.
Good to know that the straight CBD gives a noticable difference.

I definately won't be doing med school while on this. I'm quite sick of being anything other than sober, that's why I take it at night.
 
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