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Liquid Fiber Diet
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I eat healthy diet like vegies in dinner ,consume husk for fiber daily at night eat fruits and do lityle workout sometimes constipation and drink wate?
Despite high fiber, healthy diet & lots of fluids, i get constipated with diarrhea. Things down move.Use miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2/day which helps but not enough?
Food sensitivities: Consider food sensitivities. Consider alcat testing and igg and IgA food sensitivity testing. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Eat high fiber, healthy diet & lots of fluids & use miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2/day. Sometimes the loose stool won't come(constipation) & i get bloated & very nauseated?
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?
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
I took 1/3 cup phylum husk powder with 8 oz. water, blueberries and 1/2 banana. The recommended dose is 2 tsps. per 8 oz. liquid. It was inadvertent. 5g fiber to 2 tsps. Now what?!
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trying to incorporate more fiber into my almost 4yr olds diet, what over-the-counter product is safe to give her?
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