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Diverticulitis Causes

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    Could it have something to do with the way proteins break down (or are created) over time?

    But does it really matter? You believe what you believe and it seems you have worked out, for the most part, how to avoid irritating your condition. Might as well stick to what works.
     
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    You can see from replies to your posting that foods are a big problem area for some people but with a variety of ideas how to 'cure' any problems.

    I go with 'The Dude' in possibly trying an 'Exclusion Diet', which basically removes almost everything and then adds it back in one at a time. You would need to research that on the internet and be very careful that the base diet you start with does not include anything which you might react to. I am not sold on 'blood-match diets' but who knows - the human body is ingesting foods unheard of a few years ago and it has not evolved to cope with them. But, as you will know, trying more than one treatment at a time is counter-productive as it confuses the issue as to what is the cause.

    I was interested to read that you can be affected by food that is frozen overnight because freezing food should virtually halt any cell reproduction (which means cells of bacteria and fungi predominantly) and slow down enzyme activity to almost nothing. Because one option, other than growth of microbes, is that the composition of the food (thus the chemicals entering your body) changes when it is no longer fresh.

    I agree with avoiding street food (and similar), especially for those new to the country (or any new country), as we have low immunity to local microbes and hygiene may be lacking.

    The subject is complex and there are many other diseases of the gut which also still puzzle doctors - sometimes we just have feelings about what is right for us and the best we can do is work on them. Sometimes it is what we ate, what combination we ate, how our gut is physically at that time, how stressed our body is, what medicines we took (and combinations of), etc., etc., etc.

    I hope it goes well for you as these conditions can be limiting to your daily life - medicine does not have answers to everything and sometimes it makes matters worse.
     
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    So again I don't need to show you anything.. and it is childish of you to think you can just demand and if I don't comply that it is my ego that is hurt...
     
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    Well, you sound like an intelligent person. The reason white bread was linked to diverticulitis was because it had very low fiber content and it was advertised as healthy for growth. Every family in America fed their children white bread practically three times a day and then baked everything with bleached white flour which as well had little fiber content.
    One big cause of diverticulitis is low fiber diets. As such, if you grew up in America in 40s-80s your diverticulitis most like is a result of that and for sure if you already have it now a low fiber food like white bread would irritate it as you said. I have been through what you are going through. I had to have seven inches of my colon removed in 2012 because of diverticulitis becoming a fistula and attaching to my bladder. I have had 5 surgeries related to this since the original emergency operation. So I do know a little bit about the subject.
     
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    really.. that's all you got.. water could be linked to diverticulitis..
     
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    and as we see... even in the medical world people don't know and do disagree with out being pushy..
     
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    I was reading just a few days ago about the human body being only 47% human cells (with 20,000 genes) and 53% being microbial cells (with possibly 20 MILLION genes). It is possible that some allergies, and some other problems, could be linked to the microbial genome instead of the human one.
     
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    Without our gut flora we would be pretty screwed.

    Or possibly the lack of certain gut flora/cells.

    Some nut jobs have taken this to the extreme and formed groups on social media for the purpose of getting together (without medical testing or oversight) and injecting poop up each other's poop chutes. Do NOT go to YouTube and search for "DIY fecal transplantation". No really! Don't do it.

    And for a business you probably didn't think would ever exist, check out this poop bank.
     
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    I think self diagnosis of an illness is a really bad idea.
    The Mayo Clinic in the US was one of the pioneers of fecal implants. Attached is a link to their site. https://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-...istently-high-success-rates-for-recurrent-cdi
    I don't understand a lot of what they are saying.
    An American friend in Valencia got sick with a pretty serious infection and following treatment he lost a huge amount of weight. He went from rather rotund to skinny as a rail. His Dumaguete doctor ( a GI type) could do nothing to get his digestive system back on track. My friend did some research and discussed a fecal implant with his doctor. Needless to say the doctor was not interested enough to look into the procedure. My friend did it himself and is now back to his chubby, jolly old self.
     
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