What Causes Diverticulosis?
Diverticulosis is a condition in which pouches or bulges, called diverticula, form in the digestive system. Although they can appear anywhere from the stomach to the esophagus, they usually occur in the colon. When these pouches are present but do not cause symptoms, this condition is called diverticulosis. It affects both men and women and often occurs after a person is over 40 years of age. There is currently no cure for diverticulosis, but it is treatable through diet and medication.
The exact cause of diverticulosis is unknown; however, there are several potential causes. Doctors believe diverticula may form when pressure inside the colon begins to push on weak spots in the colon wall, causing it to bulge and form the diverticula pouches. When you have a high-fiber diet, stool is bulky and moves easily through the colon. However, with a low-fiber diet, the colon is under more stress to move the hard, small stool and weak spots may form in the walls. This can lead to diverticulosis.
One way to help avoid extra strain on the colon and the rest of the digestive system is to practice food combining. If you have ever experienced gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or heartburn after eating certain types of foods, food combining will help prevent this. These symptoms often occur because when you eat incompatible foods, your stomach has to produce more than one type of acid and these acids work against each other. This puts extra strain on your stomach, and these painful symptoms are the result.
Food combining will teach you which foods will digest with the same acids and which ones will not. When you eat wholesome, natural foods in the right combinations, your digestion is smooth and easier. This reduces the stress on your stomach and less stress means better digestive health. Try food combining today and see why millions of people around the world use it at every meal.
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