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Thursday, March 5, 2015
Diverticulitis Supplemental Treatment
Can you please tell me what complementary medicine is available for the treatment of diverticulitis?
We use orthomolecular medicines or nutritional therapeutics to control the frequency of the bowel movements and the intra colon pressures.
Here is some information about nutritional therapeutics:
Definition: An assortment of nutrients and non-nutrients, bioactive food components that are used as chemo-preventive agents, and the use of specific foods or diets as cancer prevention or treatment strategies.
Examples: dietary regimens such as macrobiotics, vegetarian, Gerson diet, Kelley/Gonzalez regimen, vitamins, dietary macronutrients, dietary supplements, soy phytoestrogens, nutrient minerals and elements (amino acids), antioxidants, glutamine, selenium, coenzyme Q10, orthomolecular medicine.
Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University