Gastrointestinal Disorders

What is Diverticulitis?

What is diverticulitis, what causes it and how can it be cured naturally at LifeWorks

Diverticulitis is often caused by a low-fiber diet. Without fiber, the colon has to work harder than normal to push the stool forward which can cause pouches to form in weak spots along the colon.

Diverticulitis Symptoms

Diverticulitis symptoms may last from a few hours to several days and may include:

  • Stomach pain, usually in the left lower side
  • Bloating and stomach gas
  • Fever and chills
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Lack of appetite

Causes of Diverticulitis

When naturally weak places in the colon give way under pressure, they cause pouches to protrude through the colon wall. These pouches can range from pea-size to much larger and are formed by increased pressure on weakened spots of the intestinal walls by gas, waste, or liquid. Diverticulitis happens when feces get trapped in the pouches, leading to inflammation or infection.

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Diverticulitis Diagnosis

Conventional medical doctors will often order a colonoscopy or a biopsy to sample tissues for lab testing.

While these procedures may be necessary in some cases, our initial diagnostic approach is different.

The friendly doctors at LifeWorks Wellness Center will discuss your symptoms and take a full medical history. Your related symptoms and history will be evaluated, along with any other seemingly dis-related symptoms you may be experiencing.

Then a more hands-on, functional evaluation will be performed which will help the doctor assess the condition and functioning of the related organs that may be  contributing to your condition.

The patient will then be evaluated to see if they need any form of nutritional supplementation to bring the organ function back into a healthy state.

A functional stool test may also be ordered to evaluate the physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, inflammation status, enzyme activity of the pancreas, whether any bacterial overgrowth or parasites are present and what the immune system status is, in the gut.

The patient will then receive one or more natural therapies that are delivered at the clinic to help the healing process.

Natural Diverticulitis Treatment

Our diverticulitis treatment program is tailored to each patient to address their unique issues.

We offer a powerful and effective natural diverticulitis treatment plan that may employ one or more of the below natural therapies to help heal and restore your gut:

We most commonly find a combination of issues that have lead the person to developing diverticulitis. These can then be addressed naturally.

Clearwater & Tampa, FL.’s Best Diverticulitis Doctor

LifeWorks Wellness Center is long recognized as one of the foremost natural health clinics in the US.

At our Tampa Bay, Florida alternative medicine office we have been offering natural diverticulitis treatment for a long time and many of our patients have benefited from it.

Our patients fly in from all over the world because they simply can’t find clinics offering solutions to diverticulitis and natural medicine for diverticulitis where they live.

We have helped many patients regain their health and we would love to help you, too.

To become a patient, or for more information, feel free to call our New Patient Coordinator at (727) 466-6789 or simply submit an online web inquiry with your request.


About Dr. Minkoff, Medical Director

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr. Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr. Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr. Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy, and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr. Minkoff is one of the most in-demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best-selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein. The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness. Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 43 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teaches to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.