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Diverticulitis Helped By Whole 30? Follow AIP?

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Diverticulitis is caused by inflammation. So following an AIP diet will help. Depending on what your husband can tolerate, I've also found that eliminating FODMAPS helps. Here is a great article from Chris Kresser's site about diverticulitis:




Thankfully, one of the best ways to decrease intestinal inflammation is to eat a paleo diet! By avoiding potentially irritating and inflammatory foods such as grains and omega-6 fatty acids, we can reduce intestinal inflammation and encourage proper gut health. A paleo diet also positively influences gut bacteria, which in turn results in reduced inflammation as well. A paleo diet for diverticular disease should focus on gelatinous cuts of meat, bone broths, well-cooked vegetables, starchy tubers, and fermented foods.


Sounds a lot like W30 to me!

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They pointed out that African natives living on a tribal diet do not develop diverticulitis, but they do so when they become urbanized and change to a Western diet...


Drs. Cleave and Campbell blame the increased use of refined carbohydrates in the form of white flour and sugar in our so-called civilized diet for these changes.

From a study done in 1967. Mind-boggling.


Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1842207/pdf/brmedj02148-0068b.pdf

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