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Mayo Clinic defines diverticulitis as the inflammation of small pouches in the intestinal wall. These tiny pouches, otherwise known as diverticula, are more prone to form in the large intestine but can also occur in the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common symptom of diverticulitis is abdominal pain, especially around the left side of the lower abdomen. Individuals with this illness can also experience nausea, vomiting, hot flashes, cramping and change in bowel movements. Fortunately, this condition is very treatable with probiotics.

How to Cure Diverticulitis With Probiotics

Visit your physician if you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms. Your physician will treat you with prescribed antibiotics, but if your case is mild, diverticulitis can be cured by nature’s antibiotic, otherwise known as probiotics. Probiotics, according to the Mayo Clinic, are dietary supplements or foods that contain beneficial bacteria similar to the naturally occurring bacteria in your body.

Integrate foods with natural probiotics such as yogurt, curd, miso and kefir into every meal for one week. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention state that these foods can eliminate the inflammation of diverticulum and cure diverticulitis.

Continue integrating probiotics into every meal until your symptoms subside, and after to keep your digestive tract healthy and free from flare-ups.


For optimal results, eat plenty of fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains and drink plenty of fluids.


If you are still experiencing symptoms after a week, consult your doctor. If you are experiencing incessant vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding or severe abdominal pain do not try this remedy at home as it is meant to treat very mild cases of diverticulitis.

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