I'm sorry I do not know any details about South Beach Diet, but you definitley need to take care of yourself first, and as long as it is for your health, I'm sure south beach wont mind
I am currently reading the book, and just read about diverticulosis last night... luck you!! lol It says to eat lots of soft cereals, cook your whole grains with twice as much water, for example cook 1 cup of brown rice with 4 cups of water, cook for 2 hours, twice as long as usual. Eat it as is, or you can add diced up fruit.. it's supposed to be very soothing to the colon.
Try blended soups. Steam cut up carrots in water. When theyre soft put them in a blender with the water from the pot, blend with a little butter.
Avoid whole seeds and nuts.
Take 3-4 probiotic capsules two to four times per day.You can try these nutrients for 1 to 3 weeks:
1/4 cup liquid aloe, once or twice a day.
1 gram of glutamine twice per day.
5,000 IU of Vitamin A daily.
400 IU of Vitamin E daily.
1 Bcomplex once a day.
take 2 garlic capsules with meals.
I DO Recommend giving yourself a reflexology massage. There are reflex points in your feet that can releive abdominal pain, gas, and distension, usually within 10-15 minutes.
~With the knuckles of your thumb, start at the heel and work up the outside of the right foot, up to the middle, then across to the instep. THEN work from the instep of the left foot across to the side of the foot and down to the heel. Work the center of the area on both feet. Use your nails to stimulate both big toes. Finish by working the original path up the right foot, across to the left foot, and down. Start and finish in this order.
HOPE THIS HELPS.
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