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Contrary to what you may find or read on the Internet, Diverticulitis is a disease that CAN be controlled. For some it may be as simple as a change in diet, while for others it may require surgery.

Nevertheless, expanding your understanding of this disease is the first step in over coming it

What are diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

Many people have small pouches in the lining of the colon, or large intestine, that bulge outward through weak spots. Each pouch is called a diverticulum. Multiple pouches are called diverticula. The condition of having diverticula is called diverticulosis. About 10 percent of Americans older than 40 have diverticulosis. The condition becomes more common as people age. About half of all people older than 60 have diverticulosis.

Many people have small pouches in their colon that bulge outward through weak spots. Each pouch is called a diverticulum. Multiple pouches are called diverticula. The condition of having diverticula is called diverticulosis.

Diverticula are most common in the lower portion of the large intestine, called the sigmoid colon. When the pouches become inflamed, the condition is called diverticulitis. Ten to 25 percent of people with diverticulosis get diverticulitis. Diverticulosis and diverticulitis together are called diverticular disease.

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Diverticulitis requires a medical diagnosis and would require lab tests and/or imaging is most likely a requirement as well.

Treatable by a medical professional and can be resolved within days/weeks depending on severity.  There are holistic approaches to mitigating diverticulitis.  Treatment can include rest, a liquid and/or low-fiber diet,  antibiotics and probiotics.

Diverticulitis sufferers are benefiting from Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharides

Aloe mucilaginous polysaccharides (AMP) is making strong headway with autoimmune and diverticulitis sufferers. AMP are long chain glyconutrients composed of individual mannose and glucose molecules connected together which are having a fortifying and soothing effect on the immune system.

These little super-molecules are the sole ingredient responsible for all the healing properties attributed to Aloe vera. They are considered a major breakthrough for natural uses for autoimmune and gastrointestinal conditions.

Dr. Ivan Danhof, M.D., Ph.D. is regarded by many as the leading authority on the internal uses of the aloe vera plant. He has impeccable credentials: B.S. in biology and chemistry, M.S. in Nutrition and Microbiology, Ph.D. in Physiology, and a Medical Degree with specialties in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has written 80 research papers throughout his career. Additionally, he served as a Fulbright Scholar in Afghanistan investigating Botanical Medicine.

In looking closer at this magnificent ingredient, he has discovered that aloe mucilaginous polysaccharides are broken down into 4 varying chain lengths. Respectively, they are small, medium, large, and very large sized chains. Each varying size of chain may uniquely provide its own healing properties. Here is a breakdown of those healing properties:

Small/50-600 molecules – Reduces inflammation–which is involved in a variety of serious conditions. Also helps with the reduction of blood sugar with both type I and II diabetes.

Medium/up to 1500 molecules – Whereas vitamins and minerals can only function outside the cells, mucilaginous polysaccharides are very effective intracellular antioxidants and free radical scavengers–very important in preventing and treating an array of potential conditions. With the ever increasing pollution on the planet and loss of nutrients in the soil, the increase in free radicals and loss of cellular oxygen will only become worse with time. This makes Aloe Vera mucilaginous polysaccharides even more important than ever.

Large/up to 5,000 molecules – Has a direct antibacterial and antiviral effect. Important with all the new infectious diseases cropping up.

Very large/up to 9,000 molecules – The very large molecules are immune modulating, which have a powerful healing effect on many different immune system disorders. The mucilaginous polysaccharide molecule is very fragile. When the leaf is cut, enzymes in the plant are released which breaks down the long chains of the mucilaginous polysaccharides, which then results in a loss of the different healing properties. Stabilization of the mucilaginous polysaccharides is the key to preserving the healing properties associated with aloe vera. Stabilization requires extraction of the mucilaginous polysaccharides in a freeze dried form; but also the process must include a way to deactivate the enzymes released in the plant when it is cut. Furthermore, the high concentration of mineral salts found in aloe vera gel must be separated from the final extract because they are very irritating to the gut.

If you’ve taken or tried an aloe product in the past unsuccessfully for your diverticulitis, you’ll now understand why it may have caused more problems than good. The product has to be correctly refined for it to be soothing to the gut, and more importantly to positively promote healing. Synergism is paramount to successfully aide diverticulitis with mucilaginous polysaccharides.

Benefits of Aloe mucilaginous polysaccharides may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Reduced recurrence of incidence
  • Effective intracellular antioxidants
  • Antibacterial and Antiviral effect
  • Immune-modulating
  • Tissue growth promotion
  • Improves cellular metabolism
  • Enhanced immune system functions
  • Increased immune cells
  • Side-effect free

Believe it or not, mucopolysaccharides are made in the human body and perform many key functions in your health, including growth and immune system functioning. Unfortunately, after puberty we cease the manufacturing of mucopolysaccharides and must obtain them from outside sources.

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