Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: CURE: Gut Improvement From All Bran Buds Fiber« on: October 01, 2016, 08:52:12 pm »
Interesting that you post this as I've been researching fiber also - specifically soluble vs insoluble. After a long spell of a calm GI, I'm in trouble (again). I think it's because I have a tendencyHey, thanks for the info about the "prepackaged washed veggies". I have had several run-ins with major gut attacks lately. I'm back to work however and the stress is definitely making things work. I have however been eating more pre-washed veggies as of late and I'm wondering if they are not clean at times and that is what is making me sick. Major gut cramps like Ive been punched in the stomach with gas and bloating.
to gradually load up on too much insoluble fiber via raw foods/veggies, which also makes me vulnerable to bacterial infections if I get at all careless about washing the stuff. Those clamshell containers of "pre-washed" greens/veggies? Don't trust that they are clean - Consumer Reports had an article about them, and said not to trust them, they found bacterial samples and recommended washing the stuff thoroughly. And I was eating a ton of this stuff via smoothies or salads. It probably was just a matter of time.
My understanding is that you need a good balance, the insoluble acts as a laxative, while the soluble fiber is key to calming the GI system and making one more regular by forming a gel and keeping the colon more 'full'. So as Joe says, the "All Brans" cereal does contain psyllium powder, which is a great source of soluble fiber. I wonder if your fiber balance is just low on the soluble?
I had issues starting a month ago, so, I've cut out the raw stuff and only eat cooked veggies, and started eating more soluble fiber via oatmeal and quinoa, a little rice (temporary: not fond of it - too much arsenic) and it's really helping. Some other good sources of soluble are bananas, sweet potatoes, carrots, avocadoes, mangoes, papaya, squash, turnips, parsnips, and mushrooms.
What is the rest of your diet like now? Have you tried other forms of soluble fiber?
These days my diet is pretty limited as I'm scared to eat a lot of things. Been experimenting with no gluten, then no dairy, etc but just cannot find a way to get my gut right.
The Bran Buds were working well for a few weeks but then I got an attacked and had to stop them because I wasn't eliminiating very well. So not sure what the heck is going on..