Diverticulitis - Inflammation in the colon, causing pain and disturbance of bowel function
Several of our friends have found Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet by Elaine Gottschall helpful to their recovery.
Diverticulitis usually develops after the age of forty as a result of weakened tissue and pressure against the intestinal walls due to aging. Inflammation occurs when these pockets fill with waste that becomes trapped in them.
1. I have found that I can knock down severe inflammation due to diverticulitis with Linda’s Warrior blend in a 00 capsule 3 times daily.
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2. Aloe vera promotes the healing of the inflamed areas. I drink 125 ml aloe vera juice three times a day.
3. I find relief with a blend of Peppermint Roman Chamomile, Rosemary and Clove in a small amount of coconut oil rubbed over my stomach in a clockwise motion.
4. I used to have severe attacks with diverticulitis, but since applying Digestion Support on my naval morning and night, I have not had one more attack. I love these oils. - J.F.
5. I am using Digestion Support for diverticulitius. I was diagnosed with this many years ago and have controlled it well with diet, but I had a severe bout with it a couple of weeks ago, which is why I ordered Digestion Support. I put a drop on my belly button when I have any stomach distress, and this has worked really well. - Sharon G.
6. My mom has great success.with Digestion Support in her belly button several times per day plus at least 1 cup of aloe vera 2x per day and probiotics daily. - Sunny