Diverticulitis is a condition that occurs when small pouches, called diverticula, form in the lining of the digestive tract and become infected or inflamed. It is most commonly found in the colon, but can occur in other parts of the digestive tract as well. The exact cause of diverticulitis is not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to a combination of factors, including a diet low in fiber, aging, and genetics.


Diverticulitis is most common in people over the age of 40 and affects an estimated 5-10% of people over the age of 50 in the United States. It is more common in developed countries, where diets are often low in fiber and high in processed foods.


Anti-Inflammatory protocols and working with a functional medicine practitioner can help to decrease the severity and frequency of flare ups.



  • Abdominal pain, usually on the left side
  • Fever and chills
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Bloating or gas
  • Loss of appetite


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