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Help for dad, diverticulosis, yeast connection

Posted by
Lisa on May 04, 2002 at 09:23:55:

My father has just been released from the hospital after a two day stay for blood in stool and much testing, he is 65. Prior to this bout I have tried to emphasize the yeast in his body to his digestive problems, stomach discomfort, avoiding certain foods, he also has chronic arthritis, spondylities and has had foot and nail fungus his entire adult life. After this horrible scare, they were in essence checking for cancer, I want to emphasize the connection to him and get him to really understand there is an answer and these scares are not necessary if he follows a protocol. He eats an absolute ton of white bread, starches such as pasta, etc. Dr. Walt, can you comment on this or direct me to information that will drive this home? Thank you in advance for any help!



Re: Help for dad, diverticulosis, yeast connection

Posted by
Lisa on May 04, 2002 at 09:30:33:

In Reply to: Help for dad, diverticulosis, yeast connection posted by Lisa on May 04, 2002 at 09:23:55:

I neglected to add, they diagnosed him with diverticulosis, the Dr. said he knew nothing about yeast, and that it was from eating red meat in younger years which caused the pockets to form. I believe my father's system is defective from the yeast, he avoids nuts, anything remotely like them, fresh fruit, in essence all things that are good for you because they make him feel uncomfortable. I would like to get him on a good yeast fighting protocol, there is a wonderful product called Yeast D-fense, I am aware of dietary changes as well and have advised him previously but no luck in him following it. That's it...thanks again.



Re: Help for dad, diverticulosis, yeast connection

Posted by Raisa on May 04, 2002 at 16:57:13:

In Reply to: Re: Help for dad, diverticulosis, yeast connection posted by Lisa on May 04, 2002 at 09:30:33:

Hi, Lisa -
Did your father consult a specialist for his diverticulosis, and did he have diverticulitis or was this coincidental? One thing which could help him greatly is taking Metamucil. Perhaps you could tell him that a "friend" (me) told you that it worked for her/him. In fact, I had a very bad case of diverticulitis about 10 years ago, and my doctor, a GI specialist, recommended taking it each morning and also gradually increasing my fiber, including nuts and things like tomatoes (seeds). He advised increasing my fiber intake to 20 grams per day or more - gradually as tolerated. It has worked very well.
This could be a good start, and if that works, you can go on to the yeast-fighting protocol you mentioned. Just thought you'd like to know another person's experience with this, if, in fact, any of your dad's diverticula were inflamed. Raisa

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Re: Help for dad

Posted by Carol B. on May 05, 2002 at 02:27:30:

In Reply to: Help for dad, diverticulosis, yeast connection posted by Lisa on May 04, 2002 at 09:23:55:

Lisa,
Well, good luck with persuading your father to change his way of eating, because he probably won't.
When I worked in the hospital, I was discharging a patient who had been advised regarding a low fat diet. He told me the first thing he was going to do when his wife drove him home would be to stop at Burger King for a cheeseburger.
Sheesh....

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Re: Help for dad, diverticulosis, yeast connection (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 05, 2002 at 07:44:41:

In Reply to: Help for dad, diverticulosis, yeast connection posted by Lisa on May 04, 2002 at 09:23:55:

Hi, Lisa.

It is your DAD who has to want to change. That will take knowledge! Unfortunately there are an awful lot of people would sooner die than learn anything new---Let alone, God forbid, actually DO anything about what they might learn.

Listen to Carol B., Lisa & Raisa.

MY suggestion would be to love him as he is till the end and not bother him with the facts. The very last person in the world he is likely to listen to is a family member (in MY experience). It matters little how much you may love him and want to help.

His real problem is LGS and even his "specialist" has not yet bothered to learn about that. How can you expect him to go beyond his specialist even though it is HE that will be doing all of the suffering--not the specialist.

The allopathic monopoly claims yet another victim.

Namaste`

Walt

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