Most people think of high protein in their diet as healthy. But did you know that a high protein/low fiber diet can cause diverticulitis?
As people age small pouches form in the lining of the intestines. When a pouch becomes infected, usually due to the effects of a high protein/low fiber diet, the condition is called diverticulitis.
The condition is painful and may be treated with antibiotics or extreme cases, surgery. Antibiotics may stop the infection but at the same time the drug changes the diversity and abundance of the normal microbiota.
As a result a person is very susceptible to irritable bowel syndrome with chronic pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea.
According to article from Science Daily “UCLA researchers have described a new form of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that occurs after an acute bout of diverticulitis, a finding that may help lead to better management of symptoms and relief for patients.” Read More …
This information supports the importance of a gluten and dairy free diet with appropriate amount of fiber which is known to help relieve the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
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