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Diverticular Disease
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Did You Say Diverticular Disease?


Diverticular. We can name it what we wish, either way we still don’t want it. The disease occurs usually in the sigmoid colon and the large intestine. Inflamed pockets called diverticula puncture the intestinal wall leaving some people with few symptoms. Over age 70, around 50 percent of adults have diverticular disease, yet 80 percent show no symptoms, which are: irregular bowel movements, gas, bloating, nausea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain and rectal bleeding. Much like other digestive tract illnesses, the cause is still unknown, but probiotics can diminish symptoms.


Probiotics: It’s Time To Lactobacillate!


Sure, pills are cute little things, but food make you beauty-full. If you struggle with diverticular disease, a high fiber diet, rich in vegetables and essential minerals can decrease the risk of developing its painful symptoms. Using glutamine and omega-3 fatty acids will better intestinal health and decrease inflammation. But you want to win the goal medal, and probiotics are the gut Olympics. Balancing your intestinal bacterial flora is what rectal and colon happiness is all about. Lactobacillus acidophilus and his coach Lactobacillus plantarum have one many goal medals. Saccharomyces boulardii and his uncle Bif, better known as Bifidobacteria are also great at keeping symptoms at bay. Lactobacillus casei and mesalazine have wrestled down many symptoms as well. But before trying probiotics check with you doctor to verify if you need the whole group of bacterial athletes, especially if you have a suppressed immune system. You don’t want an overload of bronze medals in your gut.


NOVA probiotics: Uncle Bif Wants You!

Behind the case argument for the usage of probiotics is the idea that our intestinal tract’s microbiota is the war zone for many gastrointestinal, psychological and physiological diseases. With probiotic supplements to restore normal intestinal health, the immune system will help the body repair what has been altered by diverticular disease and stasis. As a matter of fact, in one study led by Fric and Zarovral in 2003, probiotics were given to 15 patients with uncomplicated diverticular disease. After taking the probiotics they had longer periods of remission and they observed less abdominal symptoms compared to their health before the study.


With the highest concentration of live cells on the market (73 billion per capsule), NOVA probiotics give you the hands-on experience of meeting Uncle Bif. Lucky you! Seek advice from your therapeutic practitioner or contact us to know which product is right for you.