Diets in Review Question

What About The "No Nuts or Seeds" Medical Advice For Those With Diverticulosis?

Rich asked this question Mar 12th, 2012 9:44 pm

Nothing here about how overcoming junk food addictions went when switching to this diet. Also, if one has diverticulosis the common medical advice is that they should not eat nuts or anything with seeds. What then? Risk a diverticulitis attack?

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Fuhrman talks about toxic hunger, which he differentiates from real hunger. He associates it with eating calorie dense processed foods. The premise is that by eating a strict nutrient dense diet for six weeks you will change your habits and your palate. I have experienced this. The plan works well.

posted on Apr 15th, 2012 9:14 pm


Maybe you should read the diet again. I have only been on it a couple of months, but I have never had to eat so many nuts and seeds in my life as I have on this diet.

posted on Jun 5th, 2012 2:08 pm


Wendy, it's only 1 oz of seeds or nuts!! That's NOT a lot!!

posted on Jun 30th, 2012 3:49 am


Most nuts and seeds are ground to a paste to make sauces and dressings. They only cause problems when chewed insufficiently. I find it is much easier to taper down to a better diet. Every day I eliminate one more type of junk. Day 1 is no chocolate, day 2. Drop all real sweets (i stop artificial sweeteners later). Day 3, chips and popcorn. Etc. Within 1week I can eliminate all the junk and replace it with real food. Now that I have found furhman, I am much less tempted to go off the diet, but I know this plan will work after a vacation or other event.

posted on Sep 24th, 2012 6:15 pm

Margaret Todd

Answer to Rich: I recently was diagnosed with diverticulosis and was told the former instructions about seeds, etc. was passe. We have been changing our way of eating for several months towards more raw veggies, fruit and non meat protein. I have lost 10 pounds since January and intend to lose about 20 pounds more. I need to add exercise regularly to maintain and build muscle tone and heart function. I have no gallbladder and a few food intolerances which makes no processed food and raw a good idea. This way of eating encouraged me to grow a small garden to supplement our table, I don't can but I may freeze. Yes, It's more expensive but a lot less than the cost of ill health.

posted on Oct 14th, 2012 5:47 pm