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A 47-year-old female asked:

does digestive enzymes help digestion when you are on a high protein diet? i'm having problems with constipation

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Fiber: One who has constipation on high meat diet would do well to eat an apple a day + 1/2 portion of Oatmeal with fruit and nuts at breakfast. If problem persists, see Gastroenterologist. Fiber-roughage is what is needed.

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