James Polk was President of the United States during the mid 19th century. According to C.J. Cregg, Polk had "diverticulitis" and was unable to digest nuts. Notes and references ↑ "It could be anything with these Presidents. James Polk had diverticulitis." "Couldn't digest nuts." from The Fall's Gonna Kill You Retrieved from "https://westwing.fandom.com/wiki/James_Polk?oldid=28912" Categories: Presidents of the United States Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.