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What to do about connective tissue disease & lack of intestinal peristalsis? I have high fiber diet, drink lots of h20, & exercise daily.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Try Triphala
The things you are doing are wise.
I advise trying triphala, a combination of 3 fruits used in ayurvedic medicine, that can improve peristalsis- especially the component known as haritaki. See http://www.Onlyfoods.Net/terminalia-chebula-haritaki.Html and http://www.Planetherbs.Com/specific-herbs/the-wonders-of-triphala.Html triphala is quite safe and not habit-forming.

In brief: Try Triphala
The things you are doing are wise.
I advise trying triphala, a combination of 3 fruits used in ayurvedic medicine, that can improve peristalsis- especially the component known as haritaki. See http://www.Onlyfoods.Net/terminalia-chebula-haritaki.Html and http://www.Planetherbs.Com/specific-herbs/the-wonders-of-triphala.Html triphala is quite safe and not habit-forming.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: High fiber not good
Fiber will not increase peristalsis.
Exercise and high fluid intake are good. Few medications improve peristalsis. Baclofen has been tried. In canada Cisapride is also used.

In brief: High fiber not good
Fiber will not increase peristalsis.
Exercise and high fluid intake are good. Few medications improve peristalsis. Baclofen has been tried. In canada Cisapride is also used.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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