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Experiences and Testimonials of others
A diverticula is like a hernia in the colon wall. Though most people will have them, the pain comes from either simple inflammation or when bacteria get trapped in the little “pouch” causing infection. I’ve watch people writhe in pain from it and know it can get pretty ugly.
Most doctors recommend a HIGH FIBER diet, and exercise. The fiber adds substance to stool and helps scrape the colon walls of leftovers this in turn helps the bowels work more efficiently. They also recommend Tylenol and heat for the discomfort. It also depends on if an infection has set in which may require antibiotics. Most diverticula will subside on their own if you give the colon a chance to rest and heal.
Like I said, I don’t know much about the oils but I do know that they will be able help with the pain and even the inflammation. Above all else give the bowel a rest. Good natural fiber.
Pat - The DigestZen will help a lot as will drinking lots of water with lemon.
Rob - I would try capsules with 4 drops frankincense, 4 drops DigestZen, twice per day to address the infection and resulting inflammation. The Life Long Wellness supplements along with probiotics will give long term support.
Skipper - I did start her on DigestZen and lemon water. She also stopped taking so much Ibuprophen (which is hard on your kidneys and liver), and the pain is actually subsiding rather quickly.
Daniel - The essential fatty acids present in evening primrose oil, and flaxseed oil (ingredients in DoTERRA's EOMEGA supplement) will help reduce inflammation and ease the passage of stools by providing lubrication.
Probiotic supplements are essential for a healthy intestinal tract, especially if you must take antibiotics. (see DoTERRA's probiotic)
If your diet does not provide sufficient fiber, take psyllium powder or oat bran. When adding a fiber supplement to you diet, begin slowly and gradually increase to the desired amount. Take the fiber supplement with a full 8-ounce glass of spring water, and at least one hour away from food, other supplements, and any medications.
To reduce inflammation and help heal the mucous membranes of the colon, take an antioxidant formula that contains therapeutic doasge units of vitamin E daily (Microplex VM and AlphaCRS).