I have diverticulosis and have cut out lettuce, apples, peanuts and cabbage. What else would you suggest?

I have a condition called diverticulosis. It seems every Spring I get into trouble with it. I've already cut out lettuce, apples, peanuts, and cabbage. What else would you suggest? Well, first of all, you are cutting out the very foods you should be eating. You need a high fiber diet, not a low fiber...

I have had a few patients wanting to know if they could take Chitosol as a fiber supplement.

I am currently working as an outpatient dietitian. I recently have had a few patients wanting to know if they could take Chitosol as a fiber supplement. I advised against it for a variety of reasons. I just wanted to get your opinion on this product. Thank you. I checked several over the counted medication...

Since my daughter was born she has had a problem with not going to the bathroom everyday.

This is a rather "delicate" subject with my daughter. Ever since she was born, she has had a problem with not going to the bathroom every day and therefore having very large stools. We have tried a variety of remedies Metamucil, orange juice every morning, cereal with bran flakes or oat flakes. Nothing seems...

Is Psyllium Seed (in Metamucil) made of seaweed?

Is Psyllium Seed (in Metamucil) made of seaweed? If yes can it contain large amounts of iodine that may aggravate hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormones)? Psyllium seeds are soluble and insoluble sources of fiber from a plant (plantago ovata), not seaweed and to the best of my knowledge do not contain iodine. I could not find...

I read in a magazine about ProFibe. Do you know where to locate it?

I recently read in a magazine about ProFibe. I am having a lot of difficulties locating it in the natural food stores. Can you give me any ideas on where to locate it? Thank you very much. Haven't a clue. My question is why do you want to use it? What are the reported benefits?...

What can I eat with acid reflux, IBS, lactose intolerance, and diverticulosis?

I am a 58-year-old female who is a bit of a challenge, I have been diagnosed with acid reflux, IBS, lactose intolerant, and diverticulosis (the less severe one). What can I eat, NOT what I cannot eat? Any suggestions? My life is miserable. One thing or another causes problems. Your help would be appreciated! First...

I purchased a Vita-Mix blender. What is the recommended amount of fiber per person per day?

Hello, I just purchased a Vita-Mix (blender) to blend fruit and vegetable drinks. I would like to find out what is the recommended amount of fiber intake per person per day. Should children consume the same amount of fiber? Also, I don't like to eat fruit by chewing it. However, blending into juice is...

At the pharmacy, I was told the best diet pill was in the laxative section. I picked up FiberCon. What is in it?

I went to the pharmacy and asked about diet stuff and was told the best diet pill in the place was in the laxative section. I picked up a package of FiberCon and started taking one with a big glass of water around 11 AM and another (with water) around 4 PM. It seems...

What is bran?

What is bran? You hear so much about fiber and bran lately. My grandmother used to tell us to eat roughage. Why? Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Bran is the brown, outer covering of cereal grains such as wheat, rye, oats, barley, corn, and rice. The body does not digest...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who want to eat more fiber or have problems with consitpation?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who want to eat more fiber or have problems with constipation? The Medical Nutrition and Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice groups of the American Dietetic Association provide medical nutrition therapy based on your diagnosis. Dietitians often have their own private practice nutrition counseling services in...

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