My theory is that diverticulitis and diverticulosis are related to stomach acid. 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, damages the mucosal lining (the colon's protective armor), which in turn causes inflammation. Inflammation in the colon (our septic tank) leads to infection which leads to attacks and flare-ups. It may also cause the weakening of the colon lining which allows diverticula (pouches) to form. Medical studies agree that these conditions are related to the amount of hydrochloric acid produced.
This is why some of these diseases are even named after their acidic origins, such as heartburn and acid reflux. Diverticulitis is one member of the acidic disease group. 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:
What's wrong with acid? Nothing, however, enzyme and bile digestion are the preferable methods of digestion in my opinion and they are not damaging to delicate tissues like the esophagus, throat, intestinal cilia stomach valves, and the mucosal lining of the colon.
Yes, the digestive tract is designed to tolerate acid but today we eat so many catalyst meals daily, that instead of enzyme digestion 90% of the time, we digest virtually every meal 3 times per day 365 days per year with hydrochloric acid.
This, in my opinion is the entire problem and cause of almost all digestive disorders.
Using 7 years of research and thousands of client testimonials, I confirmed that almost everyone with a digestive disorder suffers from over-production of stomach acid. 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 we take antacids all the time, (or suffer). Acid is bloating us, ulcerating us, burning our throats and stomachs and inflaming our colons and yet everyone (even the whitecoats) is missing that it might be the actual cause of diverticulitis. I think it is and no antacid can fix it.