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Diverticula can become irritated and inflamed by fermentation of the colon content by bacteria and sometimes yeasts present in the waste.

Inflammation of the colon can lead to narrowing and stagnation causing infection. This condition is known as Diverticulitis.

Treatment usually requires antibiotics and a change in the diet to prevent further attacks.

The infected thin walled sacs or Diverticula may rupture and cause small amounts of the contents of the large intestine to leak into the abdominal cavity.
This can lead to a life threatening condition called peritonitis and requires hospitalization and possibly surgery.

Diverticulosis is a condition that normally appears after the age of 30 years and progresses into late age. This fact indicates that damage to the wall of the colon that causes stressed areas leading to bulging of the thin wall is due to an ongoing insult to the muscles that make up the wall of the intestine.
Straining during defecation is the main cause of this repetitive injury.

How to heal and prevent Bowel disorders

Diet is not about what you should NOT eat, it’s about what you should include in the diet that matters.
As long as your diet includes the correct balance of plant foods containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch your colon will produce the perfectly formed stool. The important next step is to evacuate this stool without straining so that the body does not suffer from the pressures created each time the bowel is emptied.

In order to heal and prevent bowel disorders you need to make lifestyle changes that last the rest of your life time.

1. Include more fluids and plant food containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch in the diet so that the perfectly formed stool will be made in the colon and beneficial bacteria will flourish and eliminate disease causing bacteria and fungi.

2. Evacuate the perfectly formed stool by adopting the squat posture to eliminate the need to strain during bowel movements.

It is not possible or safe to squat on the modern raised toilet seat installed in all western homes and it is impossible to squat for any length of time if you have not done this from childhood onwards. This makes the use of any raised platforms impossible to adapt to.

The SquattLooStool is designed to allow you to adopt the squat posture while seated comfortably on your raised toilet seat.
The single best and easiest lifestyle change you will ever make, leading to a healthier body.