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I am vegetarian and I also eat kosher, but I don't experience regular bowel movement. Any dietary or lifestyle suggestions?
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
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In brief: Kosher colon care
Many pareve & milchig favorites can be constipating, especially processed carbohydrates (white breads, pastries, noodles, anything made from matzoh meal) & cheeses.
Try using more whole grains & also plenty of fresh fruits & veggies. For torah at your table, aim to fit the seven species of eretz yisroel into your weekly menu: whole wheat, barley, grape, fig, pomegranate, olive oil, & date honey.

In brief: Kosher colon care
Many pareve & milchig favorites can be constipating, especially processed carbohydrates (white breads, pastries, noodles, anything made from matzoh meal) & cheeses.
Try using more whole grains & also plenty of fresh fruits & veggies. For torah at your table, aim to fit the seven species of eretz yisroel into your weekly menu: whole wheat, barley, grape, fig, pomegranate, olive oil, & date honey.
Dr. Leto Quarles
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
In brief: Irregularity
Try increasing the fiber in your diet with plenty of fruits & vegetables; drink plenty of water to assist the fiber in normalizing bm's.
There are many fiber supplements that may help as well; again, adequate fluid intake is a must. Fiber works both ways: fiber+little fluid firms the stool; fiber+plenty of fluid softens the stool. If problem persists, see fp for further evaluation.

In brief: Irregularity
Try increasing the fiber in your diet with plenty of fruits & vegetables; drink plenty of water to assist the fiber in normalizing bm's.
There are many fiber supplements that may help as well; again, adequate fluid intake is a must. Fiber works both ways: fiber+little fluid firms the stool; fiber+plenty of fluid softens the stool. If problem persists, see fp for further evaluation.
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