You know, I havent read the book, but I like the idea that we could all be eating too much fiber. But I see nothing about soluble vs insoluble fiber. Could it be that we are just eating too much Insoluble fiber? I go to www.helpforibs.com for some answers. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want.
Mr. Monastyrsky, I would be interested for your view on Acacia Powder that is offered on that site the poster above mentioned. It is organic acacia, no fillers, and of course soluble. It seems to me that taking Acacia fiber would be a good alternative to traditional fibers? Would you consider this a "safe" fiber? I noticed one of your supplements has Acacia in it. I wonder if than amount taken in this supplement at helpforibs, which you gradually work up to (2-4 tablespoons twice a day, or the equivalent of 12-25 grams of soluble fiber supplement per day.) would be problematic for the bowel?
Acacia fiber is just as 'deadly' in these amounts as any other soluble fiber. We use trace amounts of it in one of our supplements to provide selective feed to intestinal flora, because that's essential for colorectal recovery, particularly in combination with VLC (very low carbs diet).
Please read that article indicated in the link to get a better handle on this issue. Remember, fiber is fiber no matter the source. Once it is inside your body, it doesn't know the difference.
I purchased Fiber Menace for Kindle and really believe that my severe diverticulitis is caused from me eating WAY TOO MUCH fiber, and I am so glad you wrote this book. Is there a list of the forbidden foods - and a list for acceptable foods, I can't seem to find it?
Thank you for your interest in my book. In terms of protecting yourself from too much fiber, Just eliminate fiber laxatives and processed foods (i.e. fiber-fortified breads, pasta, and cereals), and you'll be fine fiber-wise, because natural foods are naturally low in fiber. If you are affected by IBS or IBD, google FODMAP diet, and that's your list. To find out a fiber content of any food, you can use this result: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list