Finally both traditional and alternative doctors agree on one thing about curing a particular disease and that is fiber will actually cure diverticulosis. Diverticulosis is a disease of the colon that happens when small areas of the colon wall come out between the bands of the muscle that surround the organ. This causes pea size tiny pockets called diverticula. The only way to cure this disease is increasing your fiber intake. Fiber provides bulk in the colon in order for the stools to come out easier. A lack of fiber causes small stools that result in the muscles around the colon to squeeze in order to purge the stools. This pressure can cause diverticulosis. Eating more fiber strengthens the muscles of the colon, which alleviates squeezing, small stools, alleviates pressure, and therefore, cures diverticulosis.
Those who suffer from diverticulosis often have pain in the lower abdomen, bloating, and constipation. Taking 20 to 35 grams of fiber everyday will help cure diverticulosis. For those who don’t want to eat foods high in fiber, you can take some fiber supplements. Taking plain psyllium is one way to get fiber through supplements. Take one teaspoon of psyllium a day with a meal by mixing it with a glass of water or unsweetened juice. If you don’t develop gas, increase the dosage to two teaspoons a day breaking it up between two meals. Then if you don’t develop any gas or constipation, you can increase it to three teaspoons a day with meals. Always mix it with fluid. Of course, the easiest and completely natural way to cure diverticulosis and protect your colon is to eat more foods high in fiber, which includes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Eating whole grain cereal or enough fruits and vegetables daily can provide enough fiber necessary to cure diverticulosis.
Slippery elm works to relieve diarrhea and can help soothe, strengthen the digestive system, and cure diverticulosis. Slippery elm is very safe and you can take high doses of the supplement on a daily basis. You can take 3,000 mgs daily either in powder form or capsules to help cure diverticulosis. Fiber is not the only way to cure diverticulosis. Diverticulosis can cause the wall of the colon to lose their natural elasticity. Anyone suffering from diverticulosis can make MSM part of their daily supplement intake. To restore and strengthen the wall of the colon and cure diverticulosis take a 1,000 mg daily of the supplement MSM. MSM also repairs damaged tissue from pressure. Also, taking 100 mg of vitamin C along with MSM can increase its effectiveness. One thing to keep in mind is that taking fiber during a diverticulosis episode can aggravate the problem. Getting the required amounts of fiber on a daily basis will not only cure diverticulosis but prevent it as well.