"I immediately jumped onto the whole-grain wagon and started eating oatmeal by the boat load, whole grain bagels every morning, fiber crackers with lunch, and every other classic conventional wisdom food you could imagine. A few months into this lifestyle I developed a crippling case of diverticulitis that resulted in having a foot of my colon surgically removed at the age of 24."
Sounds familiar. Read the whole thing...
"My diverticulitis, I believe, was a direct result of my attempts at eating 'healthy' whole grains."
Exactly right. Someone please tell Cordain and Lindeberg.
Luckily for me, when this happened when I was in my 20s, I didn't go see a doctor. They got me the second time around, however.