I am a 64 year old female. I have been diagnosed with redundant/tortuous colon and a colon full of diverticulosis. I have had three hospital visits from the diverticulosis turning to infection (diverticulitis) within a year and a half. One time it was quite bad with high temperature and the other remaining I went earlier to the ER after experiencing the same type of early pain. Most of my adult life (24 on) I always ate a diet filled with fiber….fruits, nuts, vegetables which I thought was the healthy thing. As my family is prone to colon problems I always followed this diet along with being an active tennis and workout person all my life. Because of this I believe it is partially genetic. I had a colonoscopy 3 years ago which showed a few pockets but 3 years later after my diverticulitis attacks started, my new colonoscopy showed my entire colon had diverticulosis. The last 5 years of my life have been very stressful also which maybe accounts for some of this happening?? I have found drinking at least 6-8 glasses a day of water (3 or 4 bottles), hour of fast cardio walking 3-5 days a week, and heaping teaspoon of Metamucil morning and night mixed with more water has kept me under control with no problems. Constipation is my worst enemy and will NOT let it happen! Each time I got diverticulitis it had started with constipation. The other culprit associated with my attacks is I had gone to the movie which I rarely go, and each time had lots of popcorn. I drink 2-3 cups of coffee each morning which always gets me moving and the coffee never bothers me but helps me. I have not had a bought of diverticulitis for one year now. I have worked nuts a little into my diet but I make sure just a few, chew them soooo fine and eat something else with them. Sadly, popcorn will forever never enter my diet again. If I feel a little discomfort in two particularly common areas of my lower abdomen I make sure to go soft diet and drink lots of water. It usually lets up and back to normal in hours. I live a normal active life and it is not as bad as I thought going without popcorn! My nutritionist claims popcorn is fiber but the coincidence of each time having popcorn days before my attacks scares me enough to go without! I feel good and healthy. Hope this helps. Good Luck.