Friday, August 25, 2006

Increasing Fiber is Good.. but Not Too Much

I thought this article explained nicely how fiber helps keep our colons moving. I have always felt that a healthy amount of fiber in the course of ones food supply is a good thing. Of course we have made an industry out of fiber pills, drops, mixes etc. I do believe you can have too much of a good thing.

Many people use fiber continuously to get their bowels to stay mobile. I think people get to this point because there is something else wrong with the digestive tract that is keeping peristalsis from occurring normally. Continuing to use fiber to stimulate peristalsis in the lower digestive tract will not solve the original problem but only mask it. All the while overstimulating cell wall change in the colon that could lead to the usual problems with increased cell turnover that becomes unhealthy (we call this cancer among other things)

What would be better to do is look at your gut pH and diet and see what is causing your gut to shut down. There are plenty of ways to do this (too long to detail here). We can help with this at our office. It is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Remember if your digestive tract is not working correctly, it will eventually cause all the other problems you have or cause them to be worse.


At 4:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of us not able to come to your office, could you post more about the way this problem could be handled?


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