Diverticulitis is a disaster for the 40 million who suffer
and the doctors who know there is no cure.
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What Your Doctors Are Taught !
Medical Universities teach diverticular disease (diverticulosis and diverticulitis) is a disease of inflammation. I am not a doctor or a nutritionist, but I believe this inflammation in diverticular disease patients is caused by something very simple... too much acid.
What is different about Mike’s theory?If Mike’s idea is correct, then the way people eat in the U.S., U.K., A.U., and CAN, could be the actual cause of the over-acidification and inflammation... the root of diverticulitis. Over-acidification may be the cause of inflammation, and inflammation may cause virtually every symptom of diverticulitis, from bloating, throat and esophageal scaring, bathroom problems, and belly pain. In other words, if Mike’s theory is correct, diet modification may be the secret weapon everyone else has missed.
Others before Mike, have seen the link between diet and digestive disease. They include: Hay, SDC, Eat Without Pain, Klein/Vegan, Paleo, and many others. All of these diets had some value but none of them put it all together.
The Mayo Clinic (worlds most popular diverticulitis diet) admits, their diet does not heal or cure:
What Causes Diverticulitis?
The Mystery, I say it is staring us in the face!Modern medicine states the cause of diverticulitis is unknown and there is no cure. This is not my claim. Here are medical website links confirming this:
I Ask you: “What reaches the colon that causes inflammation (the main symptom of diverticulitis)?
Here is an example to help you picture what’s happening inside your body.
Imagine a man with hay fever, who also mows lawns daily. Eventually he will have breathing issues, inflammation, and asthma from continued exposure to the allergen. His Inflammation is caused by overdoing or repeating anything that aggravates tissue. You can see what our landscaper is doing wrong. If some foods and food combinations aggravate the colon or increase acid flow, you can see how this might cause inflammation. Diverticulitis is inflammation.
What enters the stomach that may be the cause? This Section is Everything!
Some other acid related disorders are GERD, heartburn, acid reflux, Crohn’s, colitis, IBD, IBS and celiac disease, to name a few. All these diseases have one thing in common: acid. Acid, in excess, can corrode anything… even steel. Certainly, in excess, it can corrode the mucosal lining (the colon's protective armor). Inflammation in the colon may lead to infection (attacks and flare-ups). It may also thin the colon lining allowing diverticula to form. Some medical studies agree that digestive conditions are related to stomach acid.
This is why some of these diseases are even named after their acidic origins, such as heart burn and acid reflux. Again, if you want proof from the medical community, here are two Internet sources that document the fact that GERD and other stomach disorders are related to stomach acid:
Nothing is actually wrong with the occasional use of stomach acid to digest food, but the preferable form of digestion is a mix of bile, enzyme, and acid (acid being the least preferable). In my opinion, too much acid damages delicate tissues like the esophagus, throat, intestinal cilia stomach valves, and the mucosal lining of the colon (all the acid problems are avoided when we predominantly digest with enzymes).
Yes, the digestive tract is designed to tolerate acid but today we eat so many acid causing "catalyst" meals daily, that instead of enzyme digestion 90% of the time (as I think it should be), we digest almost all meals with hydrochloric acid. This, in my opinion is the entire problem and cause of almost all digestive disorders. PS: This is my theory based on my research. I do not claim that the medical community agrees.
Using a decade of research I believe that the modern Western style of eating forces our bodies to produce excess stomach acid with each meal. The proof is heartburn, acid reflux, and/or colon inflammation and pain. So much acid that it bubbles up our throats and is burning through our colon's mucosal lining.
This is why millions take antacids every day. Acid is bloating us, ulcerating us, burning our throats and stomachs and inflaming our colons and yet everyone is missing that it might be the actual cause of diverticulitis.
I believe my catalyst food diet reduces acid production and brings temporary relief for tens of thousands of diverticulitis patients.
How Can We Know If Mike's Theory is Correct?
In my 20's, had a severe digestive disorder (mine was diverticulitis but I consider diverticulitis, colitis, and Crohn's to have the same root cause). Then for almost two years, I worked overseas. While I was abroad, I gave up my "American" diet and ate according to local traditions in an Asian country. After a few weeks, my digestive symptoms simply went away.
Why would symptoms disappear because I ate differently? When I returned home to the U.S., my symptoms came back with a vengeance. It became obvious to me that my diet that was the problem.
I researched and found that diverticular disease mainly exists in 7 countries. The other 180+ countries, with billions of people, have very few cases of diverticulitis. This is a fact. Here is what doctors at Cornell University said (paraphrased): 30% to 65% of the population in the “Western world” have this disease but it is almost nonexistent in the other 180! Here are the medical research citations:
Which few (7) countries with only 15% of the world’s population have nearly 90% of the worlds Diverticulitis, colitis, and Crohn’s patients? Here they are: If you have Diverticular disease (diverticulitis or diverticulosis), you are from one of the countries below (90% odds):
You are near to the end. I strongly suggest you finish.
Changing your eating style is difficult. Anyone telling you differently is not being truthful. There is no capsule or magic pill that cures diverticulitis.
What Exactly Will I Get When I Order?
- A hardcopy of the complete Pain Free Foods Catalyst Foods, acid reduction eating program in a soft cover 140 page book (newest edition). (All books mentioned come bound together in this one volume)
- 6 BONUSES included.
- “50 Things You Absolutely Must Know” The book that answers the questions 40,000 customers have asked us during 7 years of coaching. Put your health back in your hands. This is your "go to, diverticulitis bible."
- Diverticulitis Diet Recipes! Use the recipes to make your menu for a week or two until you get used to the program. Since the recipe collection has breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and smoothies, you are all set.
- 7-Day Menu and Shopping List! Don't want to read or think? We hand select 21 great meals, all you need to do is eat.
- “5-Minute Quick Start Guide” Some people don’t want to study or “know everything,” this guide makes it easy to start in 5 minutes. Check page 21 first thing!
- "Eat Out Guide," is a color chart in your book, showing you what you can and can't eat. Copy it with you so you can eat at friends or restaurants without fear.
What Our Customers Have to Say:
*Disclaimer: The overall health and even genetics of the dieter can affect their outcome. Your experience may certainly vary from those who have written these testimonials.
*Disclaimer. MY name Valene. I was in the ER on Jan. 7 with acute Diverticulitis. On Jan. 8 we found your web site. We ordered the book and started on the diet of not mixing food types. I have always had problems with stomach pains; about 2 or 3 times a month. Since I started the pain free foods plan, I have not had one stomach pain. IT REALLY DOES WORK. Sometimes it is hard and confusing to me but I am really trying because it is working. My brother asked, are you going to eat like this for the rest of your life? and I said YES. I don't have that bloating feeling any more and I have lost a little weight. Thank you for the book and the help. I don't want those pains ever again.
*Disclaimer. Hi Mike and family,
I have been doing the programme for four weeks approx now and am really starting to feel better.
I have had several bouts of diverticulitis over maybe a couple of years and had a very scary one some three months back which convinced me I,ve got to change my life and do something about it, hence your programme.
We live in the country and grow nearly all our own fresh foods, veges etc and I do a lot of hunting deer, goats etc so was surprised to have this problem in the first place.
However, understanding that it’s the way we eat that makes the difference has been amazing. I had always wondered what the problem was and its taken years to finally find out after all the tests etc.
You are so right, doctors don’t cure anything just feed drugs to treat symptoms.
This is not completely easy, but I am getting better at it and don’t have to look anything up anymore, your ongoing tips are much appreciated and very helpful.
Many thanks and kind regards
RICK CHILMAN 6-12-2017
*Disclaimer. Thank you Rachel and your family. I carefully read all your most helpful emails. Your understanding and the information you share has allowed me to control my diet so that I have been able to avoid any flare ups or episodes of “Diver” for several months.
Keep up the good work
NARELLE (MARICIA) GREEN 7-9-2017
*Disclaimer. Hi There!
I have been doing "great" with following the diet from Pain Free Diverticulitis for the past almost 2 years. Thank you - I couldn't have done this without your help!! :-)
SONIA VENEGAS 1-2-2017
*Disclaimer. I am so grateful to Michael for this program. I think I am alive because of it. At age 68, in 2014 I had a severe attack, diagnosed as diverticulitis. I had so little confidence in allopathic treatments and prayed earnestly for REAL help. In a casual conversation with someone I hardly knew, I learned about Michael's book. If you learn and follow it, I promise it works! I made the mistake of thinking I had it all down pat, but recently had a flare up and quickly reread the book and found my mistakes. You cannot be lazy or nonchalant about this business. If you hurt bad enough, (and you will I something doesn't change), you will be quick to make needed changes, and grateful to know what changes need to be made! Someone suffered greatly to learn this program. I grieve for the multitudes who suffer and do not know where to turn. Thank you Michael, and your family. I pray for your health and success and you move this work forward.
GEN W. 1-1-2017
*Disclaimer: The overall health and even genetics of the dieter can affect their outcome. Your experience may certainly vary from those who have written these testimonials.*
PFF is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. If you are seeing a doctor or taking medications, continue to do so and consult with your physician before starting any new eating or nutrition program or changing your medication regimen. We do believe in this program and stand behind our guarantee 100%, but we are never going to be aware of all the conditions or complications that may exist in an individual patient. Doctors or nurses do not supervise PFF nor have any trained personnel in any country evaluated its theories or recommendations. None of the statements on this website or within the program have been evaluated by the FDA or any other agency of any government of any country. The theories herein represent the beliefs of the author, Mike Hohlweg