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Low fiber diet--now dealing with constipation!?

Low fiber diet--now dealing with constipation!?

Fiber& constipation: If you are not on medications that cause constipation, like antidepressants, a low fiber diet can cause constipation. Solution, try to incorporate high fiber foods like whole-grain breads, cereals, pastas, fresh fruits, vegetables, and legumes such as beans and lentils.If you are female, you should eat 21-25 grams of fiber per day.If you are male, then you should eat about 30-38 grams of fiber a day! ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Can moderate exercise help with digestion and bowel movement?

Can moderate exercise help with digestion and bowel movement?

YES: Moderate exercise, particularly when exercising the abdominal muscles, helps to stimulate the intestines to move along the material within and can help speed up bowel movements and avoid constipation. This helps the intestines to only absorb what they are meant to absorb and avoid reabsorbing toxins related to the material sitting there too long and allowing resorption. ...Read more

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Can eating a high fiber diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Can eating a high fiber diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Not related: However a healthy diet is recommended for patients with vascular disease. Ideal body weight, lower blood sugar, increased lean muscle are helpful in risk reduction for cardiovascular events. High fiber is the beginning of better diet. ...Read more

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Do pre- and probiotics help with inflammatory bowel disease?

Do pre- and probiotics help with inflammatory bowel disease?

Probiotics and IBD: One of the different theories about the mechanism of disease in ibd is the interaction of the gut flora and the lining of the bowel. There are instances on which the bowel flora could make the inflammation worse and probiotics may be able to modifiy the flora and decrease the inflammation. ...Read more

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Does diet modification or weight loss help with ADHD symptoms?

Does diet modification or weight loss help with ADHD symptoms?

Depends: Many obese adhd kids eat themselves into obesity because they are unable to inhibit (a primary symptom of adhd) and lose weight when treated because they can learn to eat properly. Losing weight, per se, will not help adhd. The only dietary modifications that help adhd kids is the avoidance of caffeine or chocolate. ...Read more

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Could diets such as Paleo, dr. Fuhrmans, antihistamine diet etc. help control, reduce symptoms of autoimmune diseases like Sjogrens and Lupus?

Could diets such as Paleo, dr. Fuhrmans, antihistamine diet etc. help control, reduce symptoms of autoimmune diseases like Sjogrens and Lupus?

Possibly: There is some evidence that anti inflammatory diets can help improve symptoms of auto immune diseases. Certainly eating an diet high in antioxidants will note harmful. But always check with your physician before you make a drastic changes to your diet. You should ensure that you get enough protein, carbs and fats along with micronutrients and vitamins. ...Read more

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I have moderate diverticulosis, gastritis, celiac disease, and lactose intolerance. How do increase fiber in my diet besides taking Metamucil?

I have moderate  diverticulosis, gastritis, celiac disease, and lactose intolerance. How do increase fiber in my diet besides taking Metamucil?

Look at various : Look at various products. Google gluten-free fiber. You will find products like Citrucel, A whole prior your products from vibrant and so forth. As your own detective you will be able to find the product you're looking for ...Read more

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Is the paleo diet a good diet for someone with digestive issues?

Is the paleo diet a good diet for someone with digestive issues?

Yes!: Paleo diet works well for gastrointestinal issues. I suggest checking out this quick start guide http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet.Html. ...Read more

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Can a vegan/vegetarian diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

Can a vegan/vegetarian diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

Yes it can: Depending on what you are eating. Light healthy vegetarian diet is good for GI health. Rice and lentils are good source of carb and protein during diarrhea, make sure eat plenty of yogurt and probiotics for good bacteria. ...Read more

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Having PCOS, IBS and IBD, (besides limiting stress), are there any lifestyle choices (ex: habits, foods, diet changes, etc) that should be avoided?

Having PCOS, IBS and IBD, (besides limiting stress), are there any lifestyle choices (ex: habits, foods, diet changes, etc) that should be avoided?

IBS Diet: I commend you for limiting stress. For IBS, avoid: •Breads and cereals made with refined grains •Processed food-s chips and cookies •Coffee, carbonated drinks, and alcohol •High-protein diets •Dairy products, especially cheese •Too much fiber, fruits and vegetables •Food and drinks with chocolate, •Carbonated drinks •Large meals •Fried and fatty foods •See Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment ...Read more

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Does eating carbs help with constipation?

Does eating carbs help with constipation?

Try higher fiber: foods rather than just shooting for carbs in general. Vegetables & fruit along with whole grains can help. ...Read more

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Can a vegan diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

Can a vegan diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

Unlikely: There is no reason a vegan diet would specifically help recurrent gastroenteritis. You should see your provider to find out a possible cause. ...Read more

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Macrobitic diet to help people with weight?

Macrobitic diet to help people with weight?

Yes: But some people need more protein and good fats so modify the diet accordingly. Olive oil can be added after food is cooked, and coconut oil is good to cook with. Avoid soy oil as it promotes weight gain more. ...Read more

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Can i eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet with leaky gut?

High fiber: Eat a high fiber diet. A high fiber diet contains more vitamins and antioxidants than a low residue diet. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can people with nose cancer eat a regular diet, with no restrictions?

Can people with nose cancer eat a regular diet, with no restrictions?

Yes: There is no reason not to eat a regular diet unless the cancer has somehow impaired their ability to swallow. ...Read more

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Which is the best diet for people with 'irritable bowel syndrome'?

Which is the best diet for people with 'irritable bowel syndrome'?

Daily fiber: Any diet will do, but incorporate daily fiber. Sometimes supplementation is needed with something like benifiber to help with symptoms. ...Read more

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Need help with diet for diverticulitis and gallstones?

Need help with diet for diverticulitis and gallstones?

Will differ: Gallstones cause symptoms when they block the function of the gallbladder after eating fatty foods. Thus avoiding fatty foods like fried and high fat foods may be helpful. For diverticulitis, the blockage of diverticular sac openings is the root cause for inflammation. Avoiding constipation by eating more fiber and drinking more water, and to exercise more frequently. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more