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

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

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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Do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet if leaky gut?

Do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet if leaky gut?

High fiber helpful: Healthy intestinal flora break down fiber to produce short chain fatty acids like butyric acid, which are essential for healing a leaky gut, so a high fiber diet, along with probiotics/prebiotics will generally help. It is also necessary to treat the causes of the leaky gut by treating parasites, yeast and unfriendly bacteria and avoiding allergenic foods and alcohol and anti-inflammatory drugs. ...Read more

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Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

High fiber: Low glycemic food (rich in fiber) is recommended for all and particularly for those living with diabetes. Fiber delays glucose absorption and minimizes rapid glucose excursion which can mismatch Insulin rise (via injection/bolus). You also should know that fiber is not accounted for when you calculate your carb intake before administering insulin. ...Read more

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Will having a high fiber diet prevent diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

Will having a high fiber diet prevent diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

To some degree: Fiber supplementation has been shown to reduce the likelihood of episodes of diverticulitis, but not completely prevent them. ...Read more

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Low fiber diet--now dealing with constipation!?

Low fiber diet--now dealing with constipation!?

Fiber and our Bowels: Good morning: i think you are smarter than the rest of us. You have identified the most likely reason of the problem with your bowels. Low fiber diets lead to all kinds of problems including obesity but most importantly constipation. Please add some fiber either naturally or with an additive such as psyllium fiber. And hydrate well. Your bowes will start moving regularly. ...Read more

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Diet for diverticulitis?

Diet for diverticulitis?

Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat high fiber diet daily?

Is it good to eat high fiber diet daily?

Yes: fruit and vegetables contain the fiber that is needed for good nutrition. ...Read more

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Will a fiber rich diet help constipation?

Will a fiber rich diet help constipation?

Daily recommended: Dose is 25-30 gms a day. Besides fiber drink atleast 6-8 glasses of water and take a stool softener twice a day. Stay active and if this all doesnt help then see a GI doc for further workup. ...Read more

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Is a high fiber diet beneficial for weight loss?

Is a high fiber diet beneficial for weight loss?

Yes: To lose weight you need to get into negative caloric balance, i.e., burn more calories than you take in. High fiber diet and exercise will help. ...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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Will a low fiber diet contribute to my hemorrhoids?

Will a low fiber diet contribute to my hemorrhoids?

Definately: There are other factors such as genetics, hobbies like cycling, pregnancy, jobs that involve sitting and lifting, but bowel regularity is the most common reason for hemorrhoids in america. Hemorrhoids are a result of the pressure that builds up in the abdomen for any of the above reasons. If you can decrease that pressure by fiber and regular bowel habits, you can prevent hemorrhoids. ...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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Is a high fiber diet and exercise good for losing weight?

Is a high fiber diet and exercise good for losing weight?

Yes: To lose weight you need to achieve negative caloric balance, i.E, burn more calories that you take in. High fiber diet and exercise should help. ...Read more

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I see an emphasis on low carb eating, even from bariatric docs here. Are fruit, yogurt, high fiber cereal not recommended for weight loss?

I see an emphasis on low carb eating, even from bariatric docs here. Are fruit, yogurt, high fiber cereal not recommended for weight loss?

Determine Yourself: Most marketing, advice&products, is only marketing to sell stuff, Not Reality. I disagree with other answers. To figure out what works for you, weigh daily, to 0.01 lbs accuracy, after up & commode, & record. Mentally do a detailed review of specific foods & quantities you ate previous day & Start Seeing What Works vs. What Does Not. LCHF really helps. Study my answers, DietDoctor.com & NuSI.org. ...Read more

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Is a good high fiber diet helpful is you have high cholesterol?

Absolutely: A high fiber diet can be helpful both alone and in combination with certain medications. Fiber helps to prevent the dietary absorption of cholesterol and also improves glucose metabolism which in turn increases the size of your cholesterol particles (a good thing). Your best bet is soluble fiber to maximize these benefits. ...Read more

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Who should follow low fiber diet?

Who should follow low fiber diet?

Colitis: People with active inflammation in the intestines or colon=- such as those with crohn's colitis or diverticulitis should follow a low fiber diet. The fiber can worsen the inflammation. ...Read more

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Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Yes: Low carb diet, irrespective of fat content will help you lose weight, keep insulin levels low and help liver clear fat. Ensure you eat adequate protein - 1.5 grams/kg body weight. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What would be a good high fiber diet for someone with IBS conatapation i go on websites and the information is conflicting from site to site?

What would be a good high fiber diet for someone with IBS conatapation i go on websites and the information is conflicting from site to site?

Fiber conflict: Fiber, of both water soluble and water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber adds bulk to stool ; improves bowel regularity. Fiber can be used as an adjunct to weight loss by filling you up without excess calories ; in so doing restricting fat intake. Too much fiber can make you gassy ; increase stool volume--hence conflict. ...Read more

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Could a high fiber diet cause constant gas?

Could a high fiber diet cause constant gas?

Perhaps: Any significant change in diet will alter gut flora which could produce excessive gas. ...Read more

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Is a high fiber diet beneficial for weight loss?

Yes: To lose weight you need to get into negative caloric balance, i.e., burn more calories than you take in. High fiber diet and exercise will help. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat for a high fiber diet & anemia?

Normal diet.: Fiber is not needed to prevent anemia. Most anemias are caused by iron deficiency, especially in young women. Iron rich foods are red meat, dark green leafy vegetables, raisins and liver. The other nturients needed are B12 (mainly animal products) and Folic Acid (vegetables, fruits, nuts, fortified cereals and grains). ...Read more

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Is a good high fiber diet helpful is you have high cholesterol?

Absolutely: A high fiber diet can be helpful both alone and in combination with certain medications. Fiber helps to prevent the dietary absorption of cholesterol and also improves glucose metabolism which in turn increases the size of your cholesterol particles (a good thing). Your best bet is soluble fiber to maximize these benefits. ...Read more

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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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What do I do to get on a low fat, low carb, high fiber diet and loss weight fast?

What do I do to get on a low fat, low carb, high fiber diet and loss weight fast?

It depends: If you would like to do a low fat, low carb, high fiber diet, i'm assuming you'll be taking high protein as well. Then, make sure you take at least 60-70 grams or lean protein per day, less than 50 grams of carbs (fiber does not count), and keep the fat below 20 grams, all from fish or plant based. Three meals and two snacks daily. Another option if you don't want to do high protein is ornish diet. ...Read more

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After you switch to a high fiber diet and start drinking more water how long till my hemroides go away?

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After you switch to a high fiber diet and start drinking more water how long till my hemroides  go away?

1-2 weeks: Hemorrhiods will improve with modifications such as adding fiber within a couple of weeks. Dietary modification alone iis not always successful in treating symptoms. If your symptoms persist see your physician for further evaluation. Blood in your stool can be a sign of more serious conditions as well. ...Read more

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I've eaten a high fiber diet my whole life and now have Diverticulosis. I question the etiology of this disease. Does high fiber cause Diverticulosis?

I've eaten a high fiber diet my whole life and now have Diverticulosis. I question the etiology of this disease. Does high fiber cause Diverticulosis?

Holistic hoax: Anecdotal study based on African tribes who had a high fiber diet and were w/o diverticular disease. There have been no scientific double blind long term studies. Since you now have diverticular disease suggest a low residue diet. Consult a gastroenterologist for help in management ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a high fiber diet?

What are the benefits of a high fiber diet?

Prevent cancer: High fiber diets, prevent colorectal cancer, and help people with constipation. The fiber enables you to have more frequent and softer bowel movements. Toxins and contaminants in food, don't stay as long in the colon as those who are not on high fiber diets, so there is less exposure to cancer causing toxins. ...Read more

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Which foods are the best to eat for a high fiber diet?

See below: Fiber is the non digestible part of fruits, whole grains. Vegetables, beans and legumes. You get it by eating these foods. Fiber is not found in meat, dairy, fowl or fish. When fiber foods are processed ( orange juice for example, or white rice) alot of the fiber is removed in processing. Your best bet to have fiber in your diet is to eat foods in their natural state with minimal processing. ...Read more

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Please describe a good high fiber diet plan?

Beans, Fruits, Vegs: Beans are very high in fiber- about 6 g per serving. Veggies are a great way to increase fiber, about 3 g a serving. Fruits are also a good source as are whole grains. An adult needs about 25-35 g of fiber a day. At least 7 servings of fruits and veggies/day. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to be on a high fiber diet?

Is it a good idea to be on a high fiber diet?

Yes: But as with most things, don't overdo it. Your diet must contain protein and fatty acids, but high fiber will allow smooth passage of your food through your gastrointestinal system and absorption of some fats in food. Get the fiber naturally from fruits, vegetables, bean, nuts, and whole grains. ...Read more

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Is a high fiber diet and exercise good for losing weight?

Yes: To lose weight you need to achieve negative caloric balance, i.E, burn more calories that you take in. High fiber diet and exercise should help. ...Read more

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How does a high fiber diet compare to a regular but healthy diet?

How does a high fiber diet compare to a regular but healthy diet?

Same thing: A fiber-enriched diet is a healthy diet, as referenced to weight management, cholesterol management, and for GI health--e.g. 25grams daily of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and/or commercial fiber supplements. I'm curious... What's your definition of a "regular but healthy diet" without fiber? ...Read more

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Will having a high fiber diet prevent diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

To some degree: Fiber supplementation has been shown to reduce the likelihood of episodes of diverticulitis, but not completely prevent them. ...Read more

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I eat a very high fiber diet. Will this make the bag explode if I have too much gas in my system?

I eat a very high fiber diet. Will this make the bag explode if I have too much gas in my system?

Probably not: I am not sure what you mean by "bag explode." do you have a colostomy, or is there a surgery done to create a pouch? If so, these are not likely to rupture or perforate based on a diet rich in fiber. Keep consuming! ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more