I tried metamucil once and got instant diarrhea
Increasing soluble fiber is a great idea not only for diverticulitis but for IBD in general. But Metamucil is more than psyllium husks:Inactive ingredients: citric acid, FD&C Yellow No. 6, natural and artificial flavor, sucrose
You can try "clean" psyllium husks or powdered psyllium seed. Or if psyllium is the culprit there are other soluble fibers such as Citrucel, (but then you should make sure the Citrucel is "clean").
Male/61 DX IBD in Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar10. Powdered psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 is very helpful. Food journal instead of SCD or Paleo.
Lots of fruit & vegetables (but no plums or cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
Probiotics, fish oil, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, E complex, phos choline, magnesium, boswellia, curcumin, glutamine.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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