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Diverticulosis or Diverticulitis?

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Ever heard of Diverticulitis?  Become aware of it, and understand how your eating habits will increase or reduce your odds of getting it.

It ain’t pretty. Diverticulitis can become painful. Close to half of Americans will be impacted. Doc told me Thursday, during my annual physical, I have diverticulosis.

Here’s an informative Everyday Health article to help you quickly understand what this is and what you can do about it.

Or, we could stick our heads in the sand.

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10 Tips To Better Digestive Health

Yesterday’s blog post about bread and high fiber is really part of everyday life for my Family. Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), has taught us to pay much closer attention to fiber, hydration and a host of other high fibers food choices.

Just yesterday, coincidentally, this article “10 Tips to Better Digestive Health” arrived via email from our free Everyday Health subscription. Click here to read.  They’re common sense and serve as a reminder that good health is not that complicated.

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Lane 8 Digestive Health

Lunch in Finland
Lunch in Finland

When do we think about our long term outcomes – from the food choices we make this week?

Um, well, uh, like never.   Right?

Most of us can’t or don’t want to see that far, because it’s too much work. Or, we won’t give up today’s pleasure and convenience for tomorrow’s payoff – good digestive health.

Our son told me last Friday on the drive home from school that he had a “confession”. He doesn’t really like the bread (double fiber) we use to make his lunch sandwiches.

Grateful for the truth, but now what?

So last night on the way home from a doctor’s visit, I stopped to get some food items, including a different kind of bread, but with the same digestive goal – high fiber.

Blogging about health enhances accountability and increases motivation. Are you working on that too?

If not you, who?  If not today, when?  Seriously. Enjoy your lunch.