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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? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (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 &qu...
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

Simple Cure for Cat Constipation
The most common cause of constipation in a kitty is inadequate fluid intake. Cats are by nature infrequent and inefficient water drinkers. They depend on their diet for the majority of their water intake, which is how nature intended things to work. But herein lies the problem. Many cats are fed dry food, which isn't the food they are designed to eat. Cats are obligate carnivores designed to hunt mice. Mice, as it turns out, provide the perfect balance of fiber (their fur), protein and moisture in one tiny package. Mice are 70 percent water, which provides kitties with exactly the amount they need for their bodies to rem...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psyllium as Effective as Loperamide for Fecal IncontinencePsyllium as Effective as Loperamide for Fecal Incontinence
Episodes of fecal incontinence can be nearly halved with either psyllium fiber or loperamide, a crossover placebo-controlled trial has shown. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news