It should be no surprise that a vegetarian and vegan diet may prevent diverticular disease. The health benefits of eliminating dairy and animal fats and proteins is not new science, in fact, the health benefits of a vegan diet have been known for centuries. There are cultures around the world living on vegetables, whole grains and fruit that live to be centurions free of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and obesity. These diseases are the product of the rich Western diet. With hypnosis, you can change your desire for the rich Western diet and sweep your colon clean with a high-fiber, plant-based diet.plant

Vegetarian Diet May Prevent Diverticular Disease

Experts Credit High-Fiber Foods, Such as Fruits, Veggies, Whole-Grain Cereals

WebMD Health News, July 18, 2011: A high-fiber, vegetarian-style diet may reduce the risk of developing diverticular disease, a new study suggests. Diverticular disease is an umbrella term for diverticulosis, which is small pouches in the colon, and diverticulitis, which occurs when these pouches become inflamed or infected. Symptoms of diverticulitis include painful abdominal cramps, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea, and can last anywhere from a few hours to a week or more.

In the study, vegetarians were more than 30% less likely to develop diverticular disease when compared to their counterparts who ate meat. Vegetarians were less likely than meat eaters to develop diverticular disease, the study showed. What’s more, people who had a diet rich in fiber (about 25 grams a day) had a lower risk of being admitted to the hospital and/or dying from diverticular disease, compared with people who ate less than 14 grams of fiber a day.

These findings lend support to public health recommendations that encourage the consumption of foods high in fiber, such as whole wheat breads, whole-grain cereals, fruits, and vegetables, conclude study authors led by Francesca Crowe, a nutritional epidemiologist at the University of Oxford.

Overall the opportunity for preventing the occurrence of diverticular disease and other conditions, such as colorectal cancer, probably lies in the modification of diet, at either a population or an individual level.

Diverticular disease is related to the Western diet and the fact that we don’t have enough fiber, and our diets are animal-based. This is why Western stools are very small. A high fiber, plant-based diet is like the broom that’s sweeps the colon clean.

Not all fiber is created equally. We are not talking about muffins and breads and granola. Plant-based fibers such as kale and nectarine and cabbage and broccoli are really good. A high-fiber diet can also help prevent a recurrence of diverticulitis if you already have a history, she says. Fiber keeps the stool moving so they don’t fester in pockets and set up an inflammatory reaction.

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Its been said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” I continue to be amazed at the power that food has over us mortals. Several times each day people choose the fat and sugar that lead to obesity and disease over health. I frequently hear excuses like “I don’t want to eat just rice and beans.” I can only giggle and refer you to Slender For Life™ where I have web sites that have more than 12,000 fiber rich  plant-based recipes. When you have tried all of those and are bored, talk to me then.

In the mean time, if you are serious about taking charge of your health and are willing to create a new relationship with yourself and a new relationship to food, discover how hypnosis can help you eat a high fiber, plant-based diet and sweep your colon clean.

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