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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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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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Difference between fiber in your diet and supplement fiber? Isn't fiber, fiber?

Difference between fiber in your diet and supplement fiber? Isn't fiber, fiber?

Yes ; no: Yes, fiber is fiber. But no, there's also soluble vs non-soluble fiber. More importantly, try to focus on eating enough of the right foods to get 25-36g/d as opposed to eating poorly ; then attempting to supplement w/fiber pills/mixes. Besides which, food tastes much better than pills ; powder. And eating enough fiber daily w/plenty of fluids ; physical activity will regulate bowel function. ...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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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

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Is boost liquid diet constipating for everyone?

Is boost liquid diet constipating for everyone?

No: Probably not for everyone, however, the cows milk protein which is predominantly casein, curdles in the stomach, empties slowly and is a contributing factor to constipation. Boost is also low in fiber, further leading to constipation. The casein in milk is also converted to alpha caseo morphine- a by product similar in constipating properties to morphine. ...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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Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...Read more

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Wat are things to eat on liquid diet. Colon scope prep?

Clear liquid diet: Juice, soups, jello, etc. Are just some of the things that you can have on a clear liquid diet. ...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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Constipation problems. I've tried everything. Laxatives. Fiber. Change in diet. Probiotics. Chiropractic adjustments.

Constipation problems.  I've tried everything.  Laxatives.  Fiber. Change in diet. Probiotics. Chiropractic adjustments.

Other basics: Do you try to move bowel twice a day, after breakfast and dinner, at least 5 minutes, regardless the result? Do you drink plenty of fluid including juices containing large amount of soluble fibers such as apple or prune juice? Have you consulted with your doctor( to rule out neurologic conditions and hirschsprung disease)? ...Read more

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How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?

How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?

Balance the diet: A lacto-vegan has many choices for foods. A good nutrition book or a visit to a dietician can help form a balanced diet. Eating a big variety of foods helps prevent nutrient deficiencies. Also, one can take a daily multivitamin+mineral tablet. Lowfat or nonfat dairy products have plenty of protein. One can buy natural, gluten-free foods and cook them without adding salt, sugar, oil, nor vinegar. ...Read more

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Are dietary fiber and soluble fiber the same thing?

Are dietary fiber and soluble fiber the same thing?

Read below: Dietary fiber may include soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber such as oatmeal soaks up fluid and slows down transit in the intestinal tract ( good in diarrhea). Insoluble fiber such as the peel of an apple, is poorly digested and draws fluids into the intestinal tract and speeds up transit of stool ( good in constipation) ...Read more

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Use of bulk forming fiber like unifiber fiber supplement during sitz marker test?

Use of bulk forming fiber like unifiber fiber supplement during sitz marker test?

No: Standard answer: always ask your doctor about proposed tests & procedures as well as medications. With that said, check out http://www.Sitzmarks.Com/questionstoaskyourdoctor.Aspx which states not to use any laxatives including bulking agents prior to test. ...Read more

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Recommended daily calorie, fat, carb, protien, sugar, sodium intake?

Recommended daily calorie, fat, carb, protien, sugar, sodium intake?

Here: A little article about sodium: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease.Html.

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Can psyllium husk fiber aggravate gerd?

Can psyllium husk fiber aggravate gerd?

Psyllium: The psyllium itself, should not aggravate gerd, but sometimes the flavorings that are used in different products are problematic. You're going to have to try different flavors to see what you tolerate the best. ...Read more

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17m baby,eating 3 meals only,3 cups yoghurt daily 100 gm each,no bread,1or2 tbs pasta or rice,1oz chicken/meat,3 tbs veg.,200 ml fruits.no sugar/salt?

17m baby,eating 3 meals only,3 cups yoghurt daily 100 gm each,no bread,1or2 tbs pasta or rice,1oz chicken/meat,3 tbs veg.,200 ml fruits.no sugar/salt?

Baby diet: hello ~ I dont know what your question is because you havent asked one, but reading that list, let me note this: PLEASE DONT ADD SALT OR SUGAR TO ANY BABYS DIET ! THANKS ...Read more

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I know you need both fiber and liquids but is one more important than the other for regular BM?

I know you need both fiber and liquids but is one more important than the other for regular BM?

Probably water: Both are important to avoid constipation, but without liquids, fiber is just going to plug you up more!!! :). Hopefully you will never be in a situation where you have to choose one over the other, so try to incorporate BOTH in your diet!!! ...Read more

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Can hems develop just because?Don't strain, not constipatd, get moderate activity.Eat soft foods and fiber.Drink plenty of liquids.Dne nothg to add prsr

Can hems develop just because?Don't strain, not constipatd, get moderate activity.Eat soft foods and fiber.Drink plenty of liquids.Dne nothg to add prsr

Yes: Hemorrhoids are more common in developed countries, whose diet is typically high in fat and low in fiber. Anatomically , a weakening of the support structure of the anal canal is all that is needed. This can occur without provocation. ...Read more

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I can't tolerate fiber or more than a bit of sugar. They cause discomfort and loose stools - sometimes foamy or just liquid for hours the next morning?

I can't tolerate fiber or more than a bit of sugar. They cause discomfort and loose stools - sometimes foamy or just liquid for hours the next morning?

Supplements?: Are you talking about fiber supplements? It is common for fiber supplements to cause some cramping and loose stools when first starting on them. Why are you taking the fiber? It may just mean that you need to get your fiber from fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains. ...Read more

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Already eating fiber and drinking enough liquid. Still having severe constipation. Doctor said Mirlax. Would psyllium husks be better?

Already eating fiber and drinking enough liquid. Still having severe constipation. Doctor said Mirlax. Would psyllium husks be better?

I like psyllium.: When it comes to the management of an otherwise normal bodily function, it's always nicer to manage it'd naturally. As such, I would prefer you try psyllium husk first - it has a great taste when added to baking or to oatmeal or bread crumbs for recipes, and it will increase further your fiber intake. Just don't overload with fiber all at once. 35 grams/day in divided doses. ...Read more

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Ibs 10 yrs but lately i feel worse. My stomach (left side) feels bloated and 'too full'. I have tried fiber. Liquid cleanse or colon cleanse?

Ibs 10 yrs but lately i feel worse. My stomach (left side) feels bloated and 'too full'. I have tried fiber. Liquid cleanse or colon cleanse?

IBS: Is often due to signals from the brain through the autonomic (automatic)nervous system. The commonest cause in my experience is sugar in the diet because it produces vitamin b deficiency that makes the lower part of the brain irritable. ...Read more

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Why do I need fiber in my diet?

Why do I need fiber in my diet?

Fiber: Fiber in your diet serves many useful purposes. First of all, it will lower your cholesterol by prevent your body from absorbing excess cholesterol from your GI tract. Also, fiber moves any toxins through and out of your body. It has been shown that the less contact time toxins have with the lining of the intestines, the lower the incidence of colon cancer. Fiber is good for colon health. ...Read more

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How to increase fiber in the diet?

How to increase fiber in the diet?

For a healthy diet: that is high in fiber, check out www.Drmcdougall.com or www.Nutritionfacts.org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health. Many plants foods are naturally high in fiber. For example, prunes are more effective for constipation that pills. ...Read more

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What should you eat while on high in fiber diet?

What should you eat while on high in fiber diet?

Fruits veggies etc: Fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes are high in fiber. Especially beans. Meat chicken fish and fowl and dairy have no fiber. Nuts have minimal fiber. Whole grain products contain fiber 2-3 grams a serving where as processed grains, flours dont contain much fiber at all. ...Read more

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Why do we need more fiber in our diet as we age?

Why do we need more fiber in our diet as we age?

Constipaton: Adequate fiber in diet can help constipation and prevent diverticular conditions. Diverticular are little outpocketings in the lining of the colon, attributed to inadequate fiber in the diet and constipation. ...Read more

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Suggest me a good diet which gives fiber & calcium?

Suggest me a good diet which gives fiber & calcium?

Many Choices: Even though it is said and assumed that fiber may reduce your body s capacity to absorp calcium..But some foods are rich in both fiber and calcium.The foods are1acai berries2dates&figs4grapefruits5lemons6manadarins7prickly pears 8mulberries9oranges10strawberries11papayas12spinach13broccoli14beets15carrots16 salad17sybeans18winged beans19lentils20nuts&seeds21 calcium fortified foods. ...Read more

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Please help me! i'm planning to go on high in fiber diet, what food should I eat ?

Beans: Beans- red, kidney, pinto, black beans, etc. Beans are the highest in fiber - more so than fruits and vegetables. You should however include fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet as they are high in fiber too. Meat dairy chicken and fish are absent of fiber, so eat them in smaller portions. ...Read more

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Which types of diseases may you incur if you do not have enough fiber in your diet?

Which types of diseases may you incur if you do not have enough fiber in your diet?

Diverticula: If you strain to have a bowel movement because of inadequate fiber in your diet, you may get outpocketings of the large intestines- called diverticula, they can lead to diverticulitis- inflammation of the intestines. Colon cancer is also associated with a low fiber diet. ...Read more

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Help I have diverticulitus and need a high fiber daily diet. What would you recommend?

Fiber tablets: I recommend fiber tablets to get started. Add 2 to 6 tablets with a big glass of water in the morning. The fiber tablets are inexpensive, no prescription needed, available at most pharmacy and grocery store. As you recover, you can add to the fiber tablets with vegetables and other high fiber foods. Be well. ...Read more

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After reducing sugar and increasing fiber in my diet, i now crave sugar in the evening. How to stop the cravings?

After reducing sugar and increasing fiber in my diet, i now crave sugar in the evening. How to stop the cravings?

See your R.D: "sugar" is a generic term...Everything has sugar in it..Your body runs on glucose which is a sugar. What you may be referring to is "refined" sugar such as sucrose. There are things you can do, and alternative foods you can eat that will satisfy this craving. I suggest that you consult your family doc and get a referral to a registe3d dietician for some dietary counseling, . ...Read more

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