Friday, April 11, 2008

Take Your Fiber

Fiber is one of the most important aspects of health. Proper fiber in your diet is critical to reducing your risk of colon cancer and many other issues such as digestive disorders like irritable bowel, candida syndrome, and leaky gut, obesity, high blood pressure, and allergies.
Here are some ideas for adding more fiber in your diets from the foods you eat:
  • Eat raw fruits (also known as soluble fiber) instead of fruit juice
  • Eat more vegetables in each meal, particularly raw vegetables (also known as soluble fiber)
  • Reduce or completely eliminate the amount of processed grain products you eat - crackers, bagels, pasta, packaged breads, corn chips, potato chips, and similar processed foods
  • Eliminate wheat products
  • Add into your diet moderate amounts of real whole grains - also known as insoluble fiber - such as Ezekiel breads, hot-cooked cereals such as oatmeal, millet, quinoa, buckwheat, or amaranth
Even under the most favorable conditions, most people do not consume adequate fiber. If you would like to take good quality supplements that offer fiber, try the following:

Biotics Research Colon Plus and other related products (you must consult a licensed health care professional for these products)
Sonnes - outstanding natural products for cleansing and colon maintenance
Gastro Fiber - Standard Process brand products for health and prevention

Also, consider visiting with a knowledgeable health care practitioner to determine which fiber product is right for your individual needs, as not all products work for everyone.

In conjunction with fiber, you should also be taking a good probiotic as well to maintain immune system function and overall health. Fiber and probiotic activity work together to keep you healthy! Visit Agriculture Society for an informative article on probiotic selection and use.

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