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colitis
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
I can certainly help you with this.

What is your question about colitis?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


what sort of medication is posible is there some sort of diet we could try

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
OK
This depends on the type of colitis.
Has a colonoscopy been done?
What findings?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes divertical colitis was diagnosed

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
That is diverticulitis.
Diverticulosis.

This is not a colitis unless the diverticuli [pockets] become inflammed.

Yes there is a bowel stabilizing diet that will help immensely with this.

The diet, in order of preference in quantity, should look like this
leafy greens
green veggies
other veggies
whole fruit, beans and peas
Whole grains no yeasted breads, dry cereals or anything refined
Seeds and nuts, but cut out seeds since you have diverticulosis.
A little tofu or tempeh daily
A little high quality soy or coconut milk yogurt

The soluble fiber in this strategy will stabilized colon function in about 6 to 8 weeks, then about 2 or three helpings of animal foods a week, preferably fish, can be added back.
See the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, for instructions on this type of diet.

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions.
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