Originally Posted by dottiedo
geez, i have so many questions...do you mean magnesium in pill form? and what kind of fat? butter, cream,???? and do you guys with diver problems think it would help if every week a person did a one day fast with nothing but water and broths? just wondering...also thinking of making my own yougurt from store bought greek yogurt and whole milk..but have heard yogurts not great for diver either..guess i should follow doctors orders but it doesnt seem to be working.
I would DEFINITELY ignore that doctor's orders.
Magnesium - yes, I mean pill form.
And any kind of fat will help, although butter and cream are great.
I don't particularly believe fasts are of any great help, although I do tend to stick to broth and water the first day of an actual diverticulitis attack. But resting the gut never hurts either. Wishy washy answer.
Yoghurt, hmm. Several years ago I followed The Specific Carbohydrate Diet,
which is very similar to the Paleo Diet. It is by no means a bad diet, but I was interested because it mentions diverticulitis, but in fact it really is only of help to inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Anyway, I mention this because they insist you make your own yoghurt (their way) and eat it every day. I wound up gaining weight like crazy since they said it was fine to add honey, and even though I knew
honey was high in carbs and therefore stupid, I am a carb addict and therefore came up with all sorts of excuses! And besides, the yoghurt did nothing whatever to help my tummy. Which is my longwinded point. I have made it several times since (and eaten it without the honey!) and it has never done anything to help the tum. But we are all different, so you could maybe give it a try if you wish.
I hope my bla blas are of a little help to you matey. Do feel free to keep asking questions.