A note to someone (was it Dianne?) who had problems with proteins. Proteins are very acid producing. My system is very acidic and eating foods that create acids in the - body proteins, many grains (some are more alkaline, I try to gear towards those), oils etc are hard for me to eat in large amounts. This may be one of the problems you are having with a lot of protein. If you have diverticulitis (sp?) you probably have some other digestive problems. Maybe try to increase the amount of vegetables etc you are eating, but it's hard to say without more info.