What Are Common Dietary Fermentable Carbohydrates?
Discussion Parents may often come to the pediatrician for concerns about crying and colic, increased belching, abdominal distention, increased flatulence, abdominal pain or stool changes. They complain of increased “gassiness,” which could mean any or a combination of these problems, or something different that they believe is referred to the abdomen. In newborns parents’ intolerance for crying and normal changes in the abdomen (e.g. appearing larger or smaller) may have them complain of “gassiness” but they do not mean actual belching or flatulence. In older children, parents may state that t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 16, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Kiwifruit Found Effective for Constipation Kiwifruit Found Effective for Constipation
The fruit beat psyllium in treating functional constipation and matched it in treating constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 29, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

How to Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally
In the years following World War II, physicians in the U.S. and Europe noticed a surprising phenomenon: rates of heart attack and stroke fell dramatically in many places. Autopsies from this period also revealed reduced rates of atherosclerosis, which is a buildup of fatty arterial plaques that causes cardiovascular disease. At first, experts were perplexed. But as time passed, many concluded that wartime food deprivations and the forced shifts in people’s diets—namely, big reductions in the consumption of red meat and other animal products—contributed to the heart-health improvements. Later work, particu...
Source: TIME: Health - August 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized freelance healthscienceclimate heart health Source Type: news

Title: psylliumCategory: MedicationsCreated: 5/24/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/24/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 24, 2022 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Statins: Taking psyllium fibre at the same time boosts drug's cholesterol-lowering effects
STATINS can slash your risk of heart disease by reducing high cholesterol levels. Research suggests you can enhance this effect by supplementing with psyllium fibre at the same time. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What the Science Says About the Health Benefits of Vitamins and Supplements
From multivitamins and melatonin to fiber and fish oil, Americans who are trying to boost their health and immunity have a plethora of supplements to choose from. An estimated 58% of U.S. adults ages 20 and over take dietary supplements, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the supplement industry is valued at more than $30 billion a year. Supplement use has been growing rapidly over the past few decades along with the wellness industry. “The popular belief is that a supplement is going to be helpful for promoting health,” says Fang Fang Zhang, a professor at Tufts University&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandeep Ravindran Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Study innovates in gluten-free formulations, creating more palatable and nutritious bread
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Study at the Federal University of S ã o Paulo developed a recipe combining chickpea flour and psyllium, a plant-derived soluble fiber. The product is nourishing and rated highly by consumers in qualitative surveys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tasteless yet revolting: Isabgol for the digestively challenged Indian gut
Most of India ’s production of Isabgol, the soluble fibre made of psyllium seeds, is based in Sidhpur, a town in north Gujarat where Plantago ovata, the plant from which psyllium is processed, is grown. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dietary fibre for the prevention of recurrent colorectal adenomas and carcinomas
This Cochrane Review has led to a practice changing update on DynaMed Plus. It concludes that dietary fiber with wheat bran, ispaghula husk, or high fiber sources of food might increase risk of colorectal cancer in patients with history of adenomatous polyps. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swapping meat for plant-based protein cuts heart disease
Researchers from St Michael's Hospital in  Toronto suggested substituting animal-based protein with soy, nuts and pulses. Adding high-fibre oats, barley and psyllium brings extra benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Seven health benefits of psyllium
Psyllium is a type of fiber often used as a laxative. Here is all you need to know about psyllium, including seven ways it can benefit your health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Soluble/insoluble Fibre vs. Psyllium for Chronic Constipation Soluble/insoluble Fibre vs. Psyllium for Chronic Constipation
Fiber supplements are useful in the treatment of chronic constipation, but which type is most effective, and best tolerated? < br / > < i > Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics < /i > (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

How to Get Passionate About the F-Word
There are few things in this world that can make you feel as sexy and fit as the F-word. Of course, I'm speaking about that big thing you can really sink your teeth into... FIBER. When talking about the indigestible portion of food from plants, I get excited -- that is excited about losing weight. Over the last couple of years, fiber has grown in popularity for good reason -- nutritionally speaking, it's a powerhouse. You can't seem to flip through a magazine without fiber making an appearance, plastered on the front of a new product, but all that fame may have you a bit confused about what fiber is, where it comes from,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Fantastic, Delicious, Super Low-Carb Muffin, Bread and Biscotti
For the past seven years I've traveled the country speaking to hundreds of people with diabetes. What does everyone want to know: "What can I eat?!" The cry rises midway through a presentation followed by, "I know I should cut my carbs but I can't give up______(fill in the blank with anything crumbly and delicious)." Being a recovering muffin- and scone-aholic myself, who has long gone without for better blood sugar management, I am hooked once again. But this time it's a nutritious, soul-satisfying low carb muffin that has found its way into my heart and onto my plate. And this muffin comes with "mojo." You make it in ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wholegrains, not just porridge, may increase life
Conclusion This analysis of two large prospective cohort studies from the US has found an association between higher wholegrain intake and a reduced risk of death during follow-up, particularly from heart disease. The study benefits from its large size (more than 100,000 participants) and long duration, as well as the thorough collection of information on the participants as the study progressed (prospective data collection). Our diets and lifestyles are very complex, and it is very difficult to entirely isolate the effect of one dietary component and remove the effect of all other factors. However, the researchers have ...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Food/diet Source Type: news