Diverticulitis Treatment: Natural Remedies

Fiber
Posted by Michele (Reno, Nevada) on 05/18/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have had two flare ups of diverticulitis. After the second one, I was so afraid I was going to get cancer. I started taking Metamucil. The directions say to take it three times a day. I have been doing this and have had no problems like before.


Aloe Vera Juice, Papaya
Posted by Peteremond (Mobile, Al) on 10/23/2013

how much apple cider vinegar did y'all take to get such great relief?


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Jessaka (Tahlequah, Ok, U.s.a.) on 10/24/2011
4 out of 5 stars

I tried a lot of these remedies. As for the Grapeseed Extract, I read that it could cause problems, but my other thought is, if it kills bacteria, then it could kill all the good bacteria too. I could be wrong.

What someone told me to do, as she had, is to take Paul D'Arco tea 3 cups a day and to take probiotics. I failed miserably on drinking the tea 3 times a day, but I took a lot of probiotics, and it helped. Then I had one small pain in my colon, and I didn't know what to do about that. It dawned on me that it could be gas, so I took some charcoal capsules, and it went away.

I am still drinking noni juice in case it can heal the pouch I have. But I also plan on buying some papaya tablets, but I am drinking the juice.

Personally, I think it was the probiotics that helped most.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Carol (Okanogan, Wa) on 11/17/2011

I took used those for my ailments and saw a great improvement, don't give up. Taking pharma drugs have some many dangerous side effects.


Acid Alkaline Diet
Posted by Marion (Nc) on 03/18/2017

What is an acid alkaline diet? Also I have found collagen to be very soothing. It isn't a complete treatment but one of the things in my arsenal. Digestive enzymes before eating is very important.


Acid Alkaline Diet
Posted by Marie t (Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire ) on 01/27/2021

Hi Erica.

I have read your comment posted in 2011 about your mum's diverticulitis and the regime she followed for the acid alkaline diet. I was wondering if you could tell me what it was. I am 84 and have had this for 50 years and coped but now I am older it is a problem. Many thanks.


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 08/07/2011

Johanna, can one really get diverticulitis because of eating too many raspberries? I thought that were terribly healthy and the only thing you could get from eating too many was diarrhea? But diverticulitis, if I understand well, comes from constipation. I am interested in this subject because we are intending to grow raspberries in our new house so I might be tempted to eat a lot more of them but I don't want to get health problems!


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Sheila (Egg Harbor Township, NJ) on 03/06/2015

Seeds do not CAUSE diverticulitis. A low fiber diet can cause it to develop. Once you have the condition, you need to eliminate things like seeds from your diet as they will cause a flare-up, because they get caught in the pockets in the colon which causes inflammation and pain.


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Jean (Alabama) on 06/24/2015

I was just diagnosed with diverticulitis. Dr. gave me 2 shots in the rear.They gave me one bag of IV antibiotics and sent me home with Cipro and Flagyl oral antibiotics. Its day 4 since diagnosed and I feel better than when I went in but it still is hurting and I had alot of back and pelvic pain with mine. Did anyone else? My back still hurt and pelvis which is what I struggled with for months on end before my lower abdominals started really hurting. Actually my abdominals didn't start hurting until about 2 weeks ago but the backache has been 6 months at least. Just wondering if they are even related. I have to strain alot to pass stools whether they are hard or not. I always have to push to get out my BM's. I have internal hemorroids and that is part of the problem. But I wonder if scar tissue for passing too large BM has not happened. Anyway I don't know a cure for me as I will always strain and I think that is what cause the intestines to swell the pockets from pure pressure of straining at the bowel to empty. I need to fill up the pockets so nothing can get in. I heard Slippery elm helps coats the intestines and if the normal muscus coating fills in the pockets then nothing can get in. Short on me having them get rid of the hemorroids which is surgury that I don't want. I don't feel like I have a answer. Does anyone know of anything to get rid of internal hemorroids?


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Melinda (North Carolina) on 05/15/2017

I had my hemorrhoids banded - no surgery. Easy, painless procedure. Ask your Gastroenterologist.


Aloe Vera Juice, Papaya
Posted by Cindy (Whitehorse, Yukon) on 12/30/2011

Wondering how many ounces a day I need to take of the aloe Vera juice ? Thoughts ???


Aloe Vera Juice, Papaya
Posted by Robert (Atlanta, Ga.) on 01/02/2012

I use one-third cup aloevera gel, mixed with two-thirds buttermilk. Once or twice daily.


Aloe Vera Juice, Papaya
Posted by Stanley's Mom (Boston, Ma) on 03/25/2012

Thank you for these posts. I'm on my second round of antibiotics and Drs are starting to mention surgery. Not going there. I know all Aloe Vera juices are not the same, are people buying any special types? Straight papaya juice? I switched to kagen water, lots of it, vegies brown rice, yogurt and raw honey. Im afraid of everything :) but completely determined to beat this.


Aloe Vera Juice, Papaya
Posted by Judy (Chicago, Illinois, Usa) on 03/30/2012

Read some books. Try Serovera (dehydrated aloe plus l glutamine) also other glyconutrient aloe products.


Aloe Vera Juice, Papaya
Posted by Michele (Alachua, Florida) on 08/06/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Have had diverticulitus for years... Just didn't know what it was! Often getting "that pain in the left side", etc. The last couple of year on and off, waking up around 2:30 am with the pain and not being able to sleep again till 6:00. Did several cleanses which would clear out the colon; that helped temporarily; of course stayed away from nuts, seeds, etc. Also took aloe gel (whole leaf, inner filet, organic). It really didn't seem to help. But after reading this post decided to try aloe capsules a friend had used with success. I've only used them for 2 days now but, Wow! I'm very happy with the results... My pain is entirely gone! V Vegetarain


Aloe Vera Juice, Papaya
Posted by Michele (Alachua, Fl) on 08/07/2012

Reporting back after my 2nd day on the aloe capsules: read the label on the bottle; it says it's for relieving constipation (I'll vouch for that! ) which is also verified by other reading I've done. The bottle also says, "Not for long term use. " And I have to say, I think 1 pill 1 day was enough for me! So, back to the drawing board. I'm going to try the aloe juice and papaya pills; if that doesn't work, I'll try the Noni juice or maybe just have to cleanse regularly...


Aloe Vera Juice, Papaya
Posted by Peteremond (Mobile, Al) on 10/23/2013

Michele,

What brand of aloe capsules did you use? Why did you stop using them? Did they make you go too the bathroom too much? It sounds like from your previous post that the capsules worked to clear up your diverticulitis pain, but something changed to make you go "back to the drawing board." Would you mind expounding? Thanks!


Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Ti (Houston, Tx) on 03/23/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Grapefruit seed extract works miracles when combined with high quality vitamin C.

Usana has an amazing product called proflavanol-C that has both these ingredients. Google usana and read about it. I have been taking 2 per day and it has done wonders for my overall health.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Betty (Oakville, Ontario/canada) on 11/10/2010

Thank you so much Stanley. How many times a day did you take the ACV/Cayenne pepper


Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Michael (North Augusta, Sc) on 09/22/2013

Did you get an answer to question about frequency?


Warning About Colon Cleanse
Posted by Lauren (New York, Ny) on 08/17/2013

You could also have had a mold allergy. People with mold allergies aren't supposed to use clay products as they can grow mold when wet.


Warning About Colon Cleanse
Posted by Misty (Indiana, Usa) on 02/07/2014

Psyllium and clay can cause constipation if sufficient water is not consumed while taking them, and some people cannot use this remedy at all without experiencing constipation and gastric inflammation. I would advise a moderately strict diet with regular salt water cleanses to clear up your condition and avoiding ingestion of psyllium and clay in the future.


Psyllium, Coconut Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Max (Coolum Beach , Queensland) on 11/14/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I recommend psyllium husk I take 5 teaspoons a day with plenty of water for preventing Diviticulitus, it works. Just get the powder from the supermarket.

Psyllium, Coconut Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Max (Coolum Beach, Queensland) on 10/02/2011

Update - Have found that raw virgin coconut oil taken each day helps with diverticular disease. It has Lauric acid in it.


Psyllium, Coconut Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Coolumax (Coolum Beach, Queensland Australia) on 10/21/2011

Update October 2011

I now have a routine that I sticking to Coconut oil each day. 2 table spoons. Psyllium husk 5 teaspoons after evening meal with plenty of water. 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract a day.


Psyllium, Coconut Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Coolumax (Coolum Beach, Queensland) on 01/31/2012

No attack for 6 months now, I take 3 tablespoons of Coconut oil a day. Changed from psyllium husk to GROUND Chia seeds.


Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Joan (Endicott, NY) on 06/25/2008

Comments to Noni juice Honolulu, HI I am writing to ask if the sender will share her recipe for the homemade noni juice that seemingly helped her diverticulitis... I am 75 years old, had my first attack of diverticulitis yesterday, went to ER, was diagnosed, and today have been searching the web.....5feef3


Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Jeff (Bath, UK) on 06/28/2009

Guess what, the tablets my wife takes for high blood pressure, stops her from ever using, grapefruit, in any form. So maybe Noni?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Nikki (Fairview, Nc) on 04/30/2012

Yes please what is the additional regime for diverticulitis? Im 31 and have had this since I was 23, the first time in my life when I regularly ate strawberries. I can not eat them or popcorn. Lately I have back pain related to flare ups and I cant afford to go to a doctor. I am goiing to try the acv/honey but need all additional information possible. Thanks!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kathy (La, US) on 11/09/2014

Please look into essential oils for Diverticulitis. I just read something about cinnamon oil helping with that pain. But research it on your own first!!! I always go to "Essential oil testimonies"


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Catherine (Post Falls, Idaho) on 03/08/2017

I would appreciate it if you could let me know your regimen for diverticulitis. My mother in law and both of her sisters suffer from this awful disease. I can't imagine the answer being as simple as Apple Cider Vinegar after all they have been through. Thank you so much


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Marsha (Wv) on 04/09/2017

Could you please tell me about the other ingredients for Diverticulitus. I would greatly appreciate that!!!! Thank you


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lisa (New Boston, Tx) on 07/02/2017

I am looking for an answer to heal diverticulitis. What is the other remedy other than ACV?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Linda (Charlotte, Nc) on 11/19/2017

What is the regime for Apple Cider Vinegar with diverticulitis?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lorraine (Capitol Heights, Md) on 12/02/2017

Please pass the regimen for diverticulitis.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Nicole (Green Bay, Wisconsin) on 09/18/2021

What is the diverticulitis step?


Noni Juice
Posted by Mary (Honolulu) on 01/17/2007
5 out of 5 stars

About 10 years ago I got diverticulitis and peritonitis and was hospitalized for a week. My doctor told me that I would need an operation on my colon once I got healthier. My friend gave me some homemade noni juice to drink every morning and I took it for the 6 months after my hospital stay. When I went back to the doctor for a 6 month check up and to schedule the surgery, I no longer had any bad spots left on my colon. There was no reason to have surgery. My doctor put up the before and current xrays of my colon and asked me "What the heck did I do to cure myself like that!" I now make it myself and take it every morning.

Noni Juice
Posted by BRENDA (COLUMBUS, MS) on 05/16/2009

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE RECIPE FOR THE HOMEMADE NONI JUICE. DOES ANYONE HAVE IT? I KNOW SOMEONE WHO SUFFERS FROM DIVERTICULITIS AND NEEDS HELP. IF ANYONE HAS THE RECIPE PLEASE EAMIL ME. THANKS BRENDA

EC: Here's one article we found: http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/29210

and a how-to video here: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1288432/how_to_make_noni_juice/


Noni Juice
Posted by Lynn (Highland Park, Il) on 02/18/2013

We were in Hawaii and went to an organic noni processing plant. We tasted the noni juice, bought the capsules and continue to buy the capsules. The capsules give me energy, and may have helped me avoid getting sick so far this winter. But I do want you to know that noni juice tastes terrible-people described it as a cross between pineapple and stinky cheese. Nevertheless, I am going to order the juice to try it on my diverticulitis. I have an episode now, despite taking the capsules. But I imagine the juice is more easily transported through the bowel. I can tolerate the taste of a few capfuls- you don't have to drink a lot to get the daily dose they recommend for general health. Good luck on healing yourself!



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