Archives: February 2023

Colon Health – Rules for Taking Fiber Supplements

Fiber supplements and other nutritional supplements piled on table

Our modern diets have shifted away from fiber-rich complex carbohydrates, including whole fruits and vegetables. They have been largely replaced by highly processed foods and those with little fiber content. The result has been problematic with levels of excess weight and obesity reaching record highs and significant problems stemming from an imbalanced gut microbiome, including insulin resistance and worsened colorectal problems like diverticulosis/diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and more. There are trillions of microbes in our guts (more than the number of cells in our bodies!) most of which are very beneficial. However, to function correctly, they require a proper diet. Once that balance is lost, some beneficial bacteria may give way to harmful bacteria that can cause metabolic problems.

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