The Benefits of Acai vs. Blueberries for Artery Function

The Benefits of Acai vs. Blueberries for Artery Function
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The effects on artery function of açai berries, cooked and raw blueberries, grapes, cocoa, green tea, and freshly squeezed orange juice.

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“Plant-based diets…have been found to reduce the risk of” some of our leading causes of death and disability. “Studies have shown that the longest living and least dementia-prone populations subsist on plant-based diets…” So, why focus on just this one plant for brain health and performance—açai berries? Well, “foods rich in polyphenols [appear to] improve brain health,” and açai berries have lots of polyphenols and antioxidants; so, maybe they’d help.

But, if you’re just looking at polyphenols, there are over a dozen foods that have more per serving, and it doesn’t have to be black elderberry. Regular fruits, like plums, have more; a few spoonfuls of flax seeds, a few squares of dark chocolate, or even just a cup of coffee, has more.

In terms of antioxidants, yes, açai berries may have ten times more antioxidant content than more typical fruits, like peaches and papayas; five times more than strawberries—but comparable to blackberries. In fact, blackberries appear to have even more antioxidants, and are cheaper and more widely available.

Ah, but açai berries don’t just have potential brain benefits—for example, protecting the lungs against “harm induced by cigarette smoke.” But you all remember that study, right? That’s the one where “addition of açai [berries] to cigarettes has a protective effect against emphysema in [smoking] mice.” That’s not very helpful. There’s this long list of impressive-looking benefits, until you dig a little deeper.

For example, I was excited to see “reduction of coronary disease risk due to [a] vasodilation effect,” but less excited when I pulled the study, and found out that they were talking about a “vasodilator effect…in [the] mesenteric vascular bed of the rat.” But, there hadn’t been any studies on açai berries and artery function in humans, until now.

Give some overweight men a smoothie containing about two-thirds of a cup of frozen açai pulp, and a half a banana, versus an artificially-colored placebo smoothie with the banana but no açai; you get a significant improvement in artery function within two hours of consumption, which lasts at least for six hours. That one- or two-point bump is clinically significant. Those walking around with just a point higher go on to have 13% fewer cardiovascular events, like fatal heart attacks.

You can get the same effect from wild blueberries, though, about a point-and-a-half bump two hours after wild blueberry consumption—an effect peaking and plateauing at about one-and-a-half cups of blueberries, with two-and-a-half or three-and-a-half cups showing no further benefits.

What about cooked blueberries? Here’s the same wild blueberry drink effect we saw before. But what if you baked the blueberries into a bun, like a blueberry muffin? Same dramatic improvement in artery function.

Cocoa can do it, too. One tablespoon of cocoa gets you about a point, and two tablespoons is like a whopping four points—that’s like double the berries.

One-and-a-quarter cups worth of multicolored grapes gave a nice boost in artery function, but enough to counter an “acute endothelial insult”—a sudden attack on the vulnerable inner layer of our arteries? They decided on a sausage-and-egg McMuffin meal; they weren’t messing around. Without the grapes, that meant cutting artery function nearly in half within an hour, and the artery stayed stiffened and crippled three hours later. But, eat that McMuffin with all those grapes, and hardly any effect.

Eat a meal with hamburger meat, and artery function drops after the meal. But, eat that same meal with some spices, including a teaspoon and a half of turmeric, and your artery function gets better.

What about orange juice? Four cups a day for four weeks, and no change in artery function. Ah, but that was commercial orange juice, from concentrate. What about freshly squeezed orange juice? Here’s the before and, here’s the after—still nothing. That’s one of the reasons berries are the healthiest fruits.

Want a beverage that can improve your artery function? Green tea. Two cups of green tea, and you get that same cocoa effect, nearly four points within just 30 minutes. And, that same crazy effect you get with green tea, you get with black tea. Twice as powerful an effect as the açai berries.

So, why focus on just that one plant? Well, the real reason, presumably, is that the author owns a patent on an açai-based dietary supplement.

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Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

“Plant-based diets…have been found to reduce the risk of” some of our leading causes of death and disability. “Studies have shown that the longest living and least dementia-prone populations subsist on plant-based diets…” So, why focus on just this one plant for brain health and performance—açai berries? Well, “foods rich in polyphenols [appear to] improve brain health,” and açai berries have lots of polyphenols and antioxidants; so, maybe they’d help.

But, if you’re just looking at polyphenols, there are over a dozen foods that have more per serving, and it doesn’t have to be black elderberry. Regular fruits, like plums, have more; a few spoonfuls of flax seeds, a few squares of dark chocolate, or even just a cup of coffee, has more.

In terms of antioxidants, yes, açai berries may have ten times more antioxidant content than more typical fruits, like peaches and papayas; five times more than strawberries—but comparable to blackberries. In fact, blackberries appear to have even more antioxidants, and are cheaper and more widely available.

Ah, but açai berries don’t just have potential brain benefits—for example, protecting the lungs against “harm induced by cigarette smoke.” But you all remember that study, right? That’s the one where “addition of açai [berries] to cigarettes has a protective effect against emphysema in [smoking] mice.” That’s not very helpful. There’s this long list of impressive-looking benefits, until you dig a little deeper.

For example, I was excited to see “reduction of coronary disease risk due to [a] vasodilation effect,” but less excited when I pulled the study, and found out that they were talking about a “vasodilator effect…in [the] mesenteric vascular bed of the rat.” But, there hadn’t been any studies on açai berries and artery function in humans, until now.

Give some overweight men a smoothie containing about two-thirds of a cup of frozen açai pulp, and a half a banana, versus an artificially-colored placebo smoothie with the banana but no açai; you get a significant improvement in artery function within two hours of consumption, which lasts at least for six hours. That one- or two-point bump is clinically significant. Those walking around with just a point higher go on to have 13% fewer cardiovascular events, like fatal heart attacks.

You can get the same effect from wild blueberries, though, about a point-and-a-half bump two hours after wild blueberry consumption—an effect peaking and plateauing at about one-and-a-half cups of blueberries, with two-and-a-half or three-and-a-half cups showing no further benefits.

What about cooked blueberries? Here’s the same wild blueberry drink effect we saw before. But what if you baked the blueberries into a bun, like a blueberry muffin? Same dramatic improvement in artery function.

Cocoa can do it, too. One tablespoon of cocoa gets you about a point, and two tablespoons is like a whopping four points—that’s like double the berries.

One-and-a-quarter cups worth of multicolored grapes gave a nice boost in artery function, but enough to counter an “acute endothelial insult”—a sudden attack on the vulnerable inner layer of our arteries? They decided on a sausage-and-egg McMuffin meal; they weren’t messing around. Without the grapes, that meant cutting artery function nearly in half within an hour, and the artery stayed stiffened and crippled three hours later. But, eat that McMuffin with all those grapes, and hardly any effect.

Eat a meal with hamburger meat, and artery function drops after the meal. But, eat that same meal with some spices, including a teaspoon and a half of turmeric, and your artery function gets better.

What about orange juice? Four cups a day for four weeks, and no change in artery function. Ah, but that was commercial orange juice, from concentrate. What about freshly squeezed orange juice? Here’s the before and, here’s the after—still nothing. That’s one of the reasons berries are the healthiest fruits.

Want a beverage that can improve your artery function? Green tea. Two cups of green tea, and you get that same cocoa effect, nearly four points within just 30 minutes. And, that same crazy effect you get with green tea, you get with black tea. Twice as powerful an effect as the açai berries.

So, why focus on just that one plant? Well, the real reason, presumably, is that the author owns a patent on an açai-based dietary supplement.

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Doctor's Note

How do the antioxidant effects of açai berries compare to applesauce? See my last video, The Antioxidant Effects of Açai vs. Apples.

What about the effects of other foods on artery function? Coronary artery disease is, after all, our leading cause of death of men and women. See:

What else can blueberries do? Check out:

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  1. I remember the MonaVie multilevel marketing/pyramid scheme fad that swept through my area back in the day. The company was somewhat clever in that many of the claims about acai were transmitted orally rather than written in their literature. Apparently, they finallt went bust in 2015.




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    1. Yes, that was my comment to make. My introduction to acai berry was through a person who was hook-line and pyramided in to the MonaVia sales program. I tasted a sample. That was about the time I gave Fruitarianism a go with my modified approach to 80-10-10. And that was about as healthy as I’d eaten in my life. I lost weight but was constantly eating huge amounts of fruit-and always hungry.

      I’m much healthier and satisfied eating WFPB with all the starches and grains and beans and ground flaxseed (oh my!).

      Since I have discovered that frozen blueberries are available at NEARLY every grocery, I’ve been eating them 5-7 days per week year ’round. I eat them fresh in season of course.




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  2. Well I guess this was a good confirmation video for my breakfast. First are steel cut oats with two heaping tblspns of coco powder all cooked together. Then add two tablespoons of ground flax, a cup of acai pulp and a cup of frozen blueberries. I make it the day before and have it cold in the morning. Better than chocolate ice cream in the Texas heat.




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    1. That’s an awesome breakfast! I just thought I’d mention you that you don’t have to cook the oatmeal if you’re doing it the night before. You can prepare Overnight Oats. In a bowl, add one cup of uncooked oats, 1 TB of chia seeds, 1 teaspoon cardamon, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 cup of almond milk (or soy or whatever), and some maple syrup. The next morning it is ready to eat! You can also add those things you add to it that you mentioned either the next morning or night before.




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      1. Laurie, glad you raised that about the no cook approach. I think that would work well with rolled oats but not quite as well with the steel cut. So to review the process a bit: cooking the oats will at least partially gelatinize the starch and make it more digestible. By not cooking, it is likely to be more of a microbiota accessible carbohydrate, aka resistant carbohydrate. Oat bran results in a very high level of butyrate production and the additional resistance from not cooking could only help. However, I do like the smoother taste from cooking.

        I have tried the cardamon and cinnamon and, given the nutrition quality of these spices, one really should add them. I will start using the maple syrup in small quantities but just not a big fan of plant milk.




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          1. I am aware but I have no prostate issues at age 83. I am mostly interested in healthy living and avoiding issues. I guess I decided years ago to avoid dairy and went to unsweetened almond milk, occasionally coconut milk.




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    2. I usually have cooked steel cut oats in the morning with cranberries, walnuts, ground flax seed, and unsweetened soy milk. If I have time I cook whole organic oat groats. Though they are, of course, just intact steel cut oats, the flavour is measurably ramped up a notch—delicious.




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  3. Most days I have a fruit salad breakfast made from 500-700 grams of diced cold watermelon, 200 grams sliced frozen strawberries, 150 grams of frozen blueberries, 150 grams of sliced frozen bananas, 120 grams of chopped Power Greens (spinach, chard, kale mix), 40 grams of minced jalapeño, 20 grams of ground flaxseeds, the juice and pulp of two fresh lemons, two tablespoons of balsamic and apple cider vinegar respectively, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric power, one crushed cardamom pod, and 9 grinds of black pepper. It just like having dessert from breakfast because the frozen fruit turn the mixture into a slurry, and it’s chocked full of polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Most of the ingredients are sourced organic. It is very refreshing.

    I postpone my breakfast to about noon by sipping on a tea that I make in a 16 ounce thermos cup made with 20 grams of crushed fresh ginger and two green tea bags, which also makes for a good cold or flu remedy.

    It is my NutritionFacts.org research inspired creation.




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    1. Wow Joe, we are operating from the same playbook. Except I start my day with a cup of warm water containing 1 tbsp organic ACV and 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice. Then follow that with a liter of water. Then my cup of green tea with fresh ginger, pepper and 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, which I eat with walnuts (I don’t know why walnuts and green tea tastes good to me!!).Then more water until at least 12 hours have passed since I had dinner! Then its time for a breakfast smoothie. I am not consistent on what kinds of fruits and vegetables I add. But I do have color and nutrient requirements- The smoothie must have something green, something yellow, something purple, something red, some seeds, some cruciferous vegetables, some fat (ex avocado, coconut flesh etc) and a little spice. Lately I have been experimenting with powdered protein because I need the protein for my gym workouts and for energy. But I have not found a brand that I can be loyal to. So my oatmeal serves as “lunch” or “early dinner” .




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  4. Okay, you want to play, “who’s got the best oatmeal?” Here’s my entry. Into 5 cup slow cooker:

    — 50 g. oatmeal,
    — 1 small carrot, 60 g. grated fine,
    — 1 tiny apple grated, (tiny apples, 110 g., have 2 or 3 times the skin area of large, huge apples)
    — 50 g. dried cranberries (rinsed to remove some of sugar coating)
    — 60 g, banana very ripe,
    — 60 g. walnuts,
    — 15 g. ground flax seed,
    — 4 g. wheat germ,
    — 10 g. cinnamon,
    — 4 g. ginger,
    — 200 g. soy milk,
    — 200 g. water,

    Set temp to “warm” and leave overnight. Have a serving warm in morning, refrigerating second for later served cold with 3 g. Alma added. Enjoy




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    1. You can also “cook” oatmeal overnight without any heat whatsoever. Just pour oatmeal and an equivalent amount of nondairy milk in a bowl. Stir, cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, it will be ready to eat, either hot (via microwaving for 30 seconds) or cold. Then add all your fruit, nuts, etc.




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    2. I wanna play too. Here’s what I put in my morning oatmeal or corn grits:

      Cook oatmeal or corn grits with 2 whole cloves
      1 tsp erythritol
      1/2 tsp ground cardamom
      1 tsp ground turmeric
      1/4 tsp ground Ceylon cinnamon
      2 or 3 shakes of freshly ground black pepper

      After it’s cooked & cooled, add a little almond, soy or veggie milk and
      2-3 tbsp freshly ground flax seeds

      I make it the night before & eat it cold from the fridge the next morning.




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      1. Okay, me too!

        Cooked steel-cut oats
        2 tbsp ground flax seed
        wild blueberries, strawberries, and a couple of prunes (yeah, prunes—yum!)
        walnuts
        sprinkling of hulled hemp seeds
        soy milk
        ground cloves, cardamom, and Sri Lankan (“true”) cinnamon

        I love my breakfast so much I dream about it sometimes.




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        1. My spice-heavy spicy/savory version has been a work in progress. Here’s the current iteration (note: all measures are heaping):
          1/4 cup steel-cut oats cooked with a handful of dried fruit (raisins, golden raisins, goji berries, apricots–whatever is at hand)
          1 Tbs flaxseeds ground together with 1 tsp black seeds (nigella)
          1/4 cup chopped walnuts
          1/2 tsp each of cayenne, ginger, paprika, sumac, turmeric,
          1/4 tsp each allspice, cinnamon
          1/8 tsp black pepper, clove, nutmeg
          Mix together, cool/dilute with soy or coconut/almond milk.

          May need to try adding a few other ingredients, based on recipes above…..




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      2. OK Nancy, you may have given me a very good reminder. I do need some sweetener and my local store no longer carries erythitol, so you prompted me to mail order some.
        AND,,, I have been wondering about adding turmeric. I suspect we should consume it with every meal. How does it work for taste in this dish?

        No matter I will, with your example, try it. I always think of turmeric as a savory spice but then cinnamon has always been a sweet spice,,, unless you are from say the Southern or Eastern Mediterranean. So we might as well mix it up.

        I just added some to tomorrow’s breakfast.




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        1. Stewart, turmeric can go both ways – sweet & savory. Indian chai, which is very sweet, can have turmeric in it. They also use it sometimes in desserts.

          If the turmeric in your oatmeal or corn grits tastes too strong, just add a little more erythritol. Also, the amounts I gave above are approximate. I tend to just throw stuff in without really measuring. I’ve been making oatmeal for breakfast for years, & the recipe keeps morphing.

          Also, at one point I was adding freshly grated ginger or powdered ginger. I gives it a little darker flavor, but lately I prefer it without it.




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    3. ha ha ha ha …a couple of folks on a Friday competing for who has the healthiest and tastiest oatmeal !! You are so my kind, its unbelievable! Made my day !!




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  5. I’d like to see similar graphs for pine bark extract (or someone chewing on a pine tree) and pomegranate.

    So if I eat 3/4s of a pizza…I should have some dark chocolate with it? Sounds good to me….




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  6. Thanks great video.
    My questions are:
    First – “Are all antioxidants equal?”
    Second – “Are all polyphenols equal?
    If they are the basically the same, then just measuring the total amounts are all that is needed. However, the more variation in types and effects would lend itself to a strategy of variance in foods based on effects of different types not just total amounts.




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    1. Oops, that other link evidently points to the wrong comment. I’ll just dredge up the quote:

      I was introduced to the idea that microbial metabolites of polyphenols are the effective compounds for systemic benefits by this paper, and here is an update. There’s only been a handful of studies, but the microbial catabolites are well absorbed (44% of blood orange cyanidin glycosides are absorbed as protocatechuatic acid vs. only 0.02% of the parent anthocyanidin, 54% of strawberry pelargonidin glycosides are absorbed as 4-hydroxybenzoic acid) and appear to elicit similar cell responses as their parent compounds. A positive here is that the actual polyphenol source may not matter so much compared to aggregate intake, as our cells only see a more limited set of their breakdown products. A negative is that this makes studies where plant extracts are dripped on cells still further removed from the physiological situation..




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      1. There is, however, some emerging evidence from animal studies that some polyphenols are better than others. From a recent review/

        It has become increasingly evident that it is not just the anthocyanin presence or concentration, but rather the particular molecular structure and the type of aglycone moiety that actually determine the effectiveness of anthocyanin intake for human health interventions…The disparities in bioactive efficacy for anthocyanins appear to be linked to their sensitivity to gut microbes and their chemical instability at neutral pH , and, coincidentally, to their rates of absorption and relative bioavailability, which in turn relate to their fate in the gastrointestinal tract…predominantly delphinidin and malvidin-containing fruits (e.g., blueberry, blackcurrant, bilberry, grape) offered effective interventions to attenuate metabolic and cardiovascular disease risk biomarkers; however, cyanidin based sources (elderberry, blood orange, and purple carrot) failed to provide the same levels of protection.

        And with respect to the gut microbiota:

        When the gut microbiota were disrupted (due to administration of antibiotics), administration of anthocyanins to the animals failed to curb body weight gain or improve glucose metabolism. But without antibiotic pretreatment (when gut microbiota was intact), the resulting anthocyanin metabolites (especially delphinidin-derived) were clearly protective against obesity and associated insulin resistance…Recent hypotheses and evidence suggest in these cases that the phenolic acid metabolites may not be exerting direct influence on human tissues but may indirectly be attenuating inflammation and exerting antioxidant effects on the gut microbiota, effectively lowering intestinal and systemic inflammation and consequently improving metabolism




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    1. Consider, if antioxidants and polyphenols are primarily found in the skin, then more skin per pound of fruit, the more antioxidants and polyphenols. The size of the fruit matters. For example, when I measured the skin area of a sampling of wild blueberries and the plump commercial variety, the difference is skin area was equal to the report antioxidants difference between the two. That is, tiny size of the wild one could account for the 70% increased antioxidant level reported for wild blueberries.

      Interesting, isn’t it. For many fruits and veggies the smaller sizes ones are the cheap ones. At my supermarket the tiny snack apples sell for $1/lb in bulk packages vs. $3/lb for the huge ones, yet those little bittie cheap apples can have substantially more antioxidants. Go figure, or maybe we should ask Dr. G to?




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  7. Can Dr. Greger or someone talk about the Y axis of the graph, the FMD %. He shows it in a ton of videos and it doesn’t really mean anything to me. Some of the studies the controls start at 5% or 7% (big difference!) and then move up a couple %. The other study shows the triangle (delta) FMD % like at 3:04.

    Whats it all mean? It seems like the good Dr. is really attached to antioxidants being a standard to measure all foods against. A little reductionist?




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    1. FMD stands for flow-mediated dilation (or dilatation). It is a measurement of vascular (blood vessel) elasticity. From a quick look at one of the source papers, it appears to be a standard test using ultrasound to measure a dimension of the brachial artery (in the paper I looked at) before and after restriction by a blood pressure cuff.
      A percentage is used because it is the difference in the restricted and non-restricted dimension that is important, not the dimension itself. Healthy blood vessels are more elastic, so a higher percentage means there is a greater difference between the restricted and unrestricted dimensions and thus a healthier blood vessel.
      I am not a medical person, so if I interpreted any of this incorrectly someone please clarify.




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  8. I just switched to Organic, Plant Based Protein Powder for my morning shake. The ingredients include Protein from Peas, Beans, etc. My question is: Do Plant Based Protein Powders count towards the daily servings of any of the “12” you talk about in your book? Thank You.




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  9. Companies that push their pills in health food stores are no different than the main stream doctors who push pills for the big pharmaceutical companies. Everybody is out to make a “buck” and they don’t care if it hurts your health or not. I’ve had several
    pill pushin’ doctors tell me that a whole plant food diet cannot reverse plaque in the arteries as Dr. Dean Ornish has proven that it can. As a matter of fact these pill pushin doctors never mention diet. They don’t even have any knowledge like that of Dr. Greger. As a matter of fact they don’t even have any understanding about nutrition like most of the people who post on this forum. They are brain washed soulless money grubbing pill pushers. I call them soulless because they get mad and angry if you bring up the topic of whole plant food diet. All they care about is the money they can make from pushing pills. By the way, how many people die in the United States from pharmaceutical drug reactions and adverse effects? Maybe we should also call them killers.




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  10. Dr schauss , whom you mentioned , has a long medical research background around Vit C and antioxidants… he was involved in the early assessment of the Acai berry in the early 2000’s… when he reportededly analyzed the Acai berry, he was blown away by the enormous ORAC values , which were off he charts compared to blueberries….is there any value in ORAC measurements related to healthy benefits?




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  11. Love Nutritionfacts and I share it with every open soul I meet.
    Breakfast ~ smoothie basics; kale, oatmeal (rolled oats), a carrot, turmeric, ginger and a Brazil nut. Add fruit as desired and available, water to help the blender and ice if the weather is hot. It feels green and clean and I feel great. So easy and inexpensive! THANK YOU DOCTOR GREGER (yes, yelling!)




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  12. Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

    My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

    I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!




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    1. Hi Beast,

      There is a medicine called ” Macrogol and electrolytes TEVA 13,7G” it says on the box, It comes in sachets. It’s a powder which you dissolve in a glass of water. Ones or twice a day. It softens your stool, making it easier to pass. Every now and then I take it ( most of the time 3/4 of a sachet) for a day or three. Works for me.
      90 grams of fiber, in my opinion, is a lot. Maybe you could try reducing a little, see how that goes.
      Walking a couple of times a day helped me as well.

      Hope that helps you. Good luck.

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      Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

      My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

      I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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      [Summer] Summer July 15th, 2017 3:22 pm

      A question…are corn grits healthy? I though all corn had gone GMO. Not ture?

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      [https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/postmatic/assets/icons/reply.png]Reply [WFPB Nancy] WFPB Nancy July 16th, 2017 12:06 am

      Summer, this might help answer your question: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-gmos-safe-the-case-of-bt-corn/

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      [https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/postmatic/assets/icons/reply.png]Reply [BeastFromTheEast] BeastFromTheEast July 16th, 2017 2:00 am

      Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

      My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

      I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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        1. thanks for the help guys, to respond.

          -The medication sounds like a great idea, but my doctor already had me using laxatives for a while. It didn’t help really at all. Also, I hear that if you use them long term your body relies on them heavily so they aren’t a viable solution. Maybe what you are suggesting is different and I will take a look at it.

          – About having too much fiber, I understand where you are coming from, but understand I use to eat about 20-30g per day before and that was on a good day. So why didn’t the lower fiber diet work either? A vegan diet should have cured it instantly. The most mindblowing thing ever is that I have around 3 bowel movements per day but am still constipated, I don’t understand how the f this is possible.

          @Liisa No, i Don’t at all. but I used to.I’ve speculated for a while that might be the problem. I pretty much sit down the entire day in one spot. But before I used to do weight training in the gym 5 days a week. And a couple of times very recently I did some hiking for around 3 hours and added in some hard sprinting to see if it would help. Did it help maybe a bit? Maybe I didn’t do it long enough? Also recently I got a new job that requires me to be moving on my feet for 9 hours straight, and I have seen no benefit and I’ve been going for about a month. I just don’t understand makes NO SENSE to me. Hart disease is easier to cure than this.

          Typical meal in a day:

          Description
          Amount
          Unit
          Calories

          Banana, Fresh
          1
          cup, mashed
          200.24

          Almond Milk, Plain, Original, Unsweetened
          1
          cup
          38.9

          Whole Wheat Flour, Use in Recipes Not Containing Yeast
          1
          cup
          408.02

          Brown Sugar
          4
          tbsp, unpacked
          137.75

          Baking Powder
          1
          tsp
          2.44

          Cucumber, Raw, With Peel
          0.25
          large – 8 1/4″ long
          11.29

          Lettuce, Romaine or Cos
          0.09
          cup, chopped
          0.74

          Sweet Potato, Baked
          0.25
          medium – 2″ diameter x 5″
          25.65

          Brown Rice, Steamed
          1
          cup
          248.45

          Red Kidney Beans, Canned, Drained Solids
          1.23
          cup, whole pieces
          269.97

          Blackberry, Fresh
          13
          each
          28.51

          Raspberries, Fresh, Red
          7
          tbsp, whole pieces
          27.98

          Apple, Fresh, With Skin
          2
          large – 3 1/4″ diameter
          231.92

          Arrowhead Mills, Lentils, Green, Dry
          77
          g
          262.5
          Calories Summary
          1894 kcal
          CONSUMED

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          1. Hi Beast,

            Maybe there is something in the ” built ” of the last part of your colon, that makes that you are constipated. Perhaps a (more) simple examinaton of the last part of the colon, which is no bother at all in regards to preparation and invasion, would be a good thing after all. Try consulting another doctor for a second opinion.

            The medication I mentioned is not a laxative. It just softens the stool.

            And maybe constipation is something that is “typical” of you? Like some folk have a higher bloodpressure ” naturally “?

            Good luck in your search.

            —- BeastFromTheEast schreef —-

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            BeastFromTheEast left a reply to a comment by Liisa on The Benefits of Acai vs. Blueberries for Artery Function:

            [BeastFromTheEast] BeastFromTheEast

            thanks for the help guys, to respond.

            -The medication sounds like a great idea, but my doctor already had me using laxatives for a while. It didn’t help really at all. Also, I hear that if you use them long term your body relies on them heavily so they aren’t a viable solution. Maybe what you are suggesting is different and I will take a look at it.

            – About having too much fiber, I understand where you are coming from, but understand I use to eat about 20-30g per day before and that was on a good day. So why didn’t the lower fiber diet work either? A vegan diet should have cured it instantly. The most mindblowing thing ever is that I have around 3 bowel movements per day but am still constipated, I don’t understand how the f this is possible.

            @Liisa No, i Don’t at all. but I used to.I’ve speculated for a while that might be the problem. I pretty much sit down the entire day in one spot. But before I used to do weight training in the gym 5 days a week. And a couple of times very recently I did some hiking for around 3 hours and added in some hard sprinting to see if it would help. Did it help maybe a bit? Maybe I didn’t do it long enough? Also recently I got a new job that requires me to be moving on my feet for 9 hours straight, and I have seen no benefit and I’ve been going for about a month. I just don’t understand makes NO SENSE to me. Hart disease is easier to cure than this.

            Typical meal in a day:

            Description Amount Unit Calories

            Banana, Fresh 1
            cup, mashed 200.24

            Almond Milk, Plain, Original, Unsweetened 1
            cup 38.9

            Whole Wheat Flour, Use in Recipes Not Containing Yeast 1
            cup 408.02

            Brown Sugar 4
            tbsp, unpacked 137.75

            Baking Powder 1
            tsp 2.44

            Cucumber, Raw, With Peel 0.25 large – 8 1/4″ long 11.29

            Lettuce, Romaine or Cos 0.09 cup, chopped 0.74

            Sweet Potato, Baked 0.25 medium – 2″ diameter x 5″
            25.65

            Brown Rice, Steamed 1
            cup 248.45

            Red Kidney Beans, Canned, Drained Solids 1.23 cup, whole pieces 269.97

            Blackberry, Fresh 13 each 28.51

            Raspberries, Fresh, Red 7
            tbsp, whole pieces 27.98

            Apple, Fresh, With Skin 2
            large – 3 1/4” diameter 231.92

            Arrowhead Mills, Lentils, Green, Dry 77 g
            262.5 Calories Summary 1894 kcal CONSUMED

            .

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            The Benefits of Acai vs. Blueberries for Artery Function was published on July 14th, 2017 by Michael Greger M.D. FACLM.

            [The Benefits of Acai vs. Blueberries for Artery Function]

            The effects on artery function of açai berries, cooked and raw blueberries, grapes, cocoa, green tea, and freshly squeezed orange juice.

            There were 50 comments previous to this. Here is this reply in context: [BeastFromTheEast] BeastFromTheEast July 16th, 2017 2:00 am

            Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

            My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

            I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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            Hi Beast,

            There is a medicine called ” Macrogol and electrolytes TEVA 13,7G” it says on the box, It comes in sachets. It’s a powder which you dissolve in a glass of water. Ones or twice a day. It softens your stool, making it easier to pass. Every now and then I take it ( most of the time 3/4 of a sachet) for a day or three. Works for me.
            90 grams of fiber, in my opinion, is a lot. Maybe you could try reducing a little, see how that goes.
            Walking a couple of times a day helped me as well.

            Hope that helps you. Good luck.

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            [BeastFromTheEast] BeastFromTheEast

            Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

            My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

            I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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            Summer, this might help answer your question: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-gmos-safe-the-case-of-bt-corn/

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            Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

            My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

            I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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            BeastfromtheEast,

            I am wondering: do you exercise? (walking/running???) what might be a typical day’s worth of meals?

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            thanks for the help guys, to respond.

            -The medication sounds like a great idea, but my doctor already had me using laxatives for a while. It didn’t help really at all. Also, I hear that if you use them long term your body relies on them heavily so they aren’t a viable solution. Maybe what you are suggesting is different and I will take a look at it.

            – About having too much fiber, I understand where you are coming from, but understand I use to eat about 20-30g per day before and that was on a good day. So why didn’t the lower fiber diet work either? A vegan diet should have cured it instantly. The most mindblowing thing ever is that I have around 3 bowel movements per day but am still constipated, I don’t understand how the f this is possible.

            @Liisa No, i Don’t at all. but I used to.I’ve speculated for a while that might be the problem. I pretty much sit down the entire day in one spot. But before I used to do weight training in the gym 5 days a week. And a couple of times very recently I did some hiking for around 3 hours and added in some hard sprinting to see if it would help. Did it help maybe a bit? Maybe I didn’t do it long enough? Also recently I got a new job that requires me to be moving on my feet for 9 hours straight, and I have seen no benefit and I’ve been going for about a month. I just don’t understand makes NO SENSE to me. Hart disease is easier to cure than this.

            Typical meal in a day:

            Description Amount Unit Calories

            Banana, Fresh 1
            cup, mashed 200.24

            Almond Milk, Plain, Original, Unsweetened 1
            cup 38.9

            Whole Wheat Flour, Use in Recipes Not Containing Yeast 1
            cup 408.02

            Brown Sugar 4
            tbsp, unpacked 137.75

            Baking Powder 1
            tsp 2.44

            Cucumber, Raw, With Peel 0.25 large – 8 1/4″ long 11.29

            Lettuce, Romaine or Cos 0.09 cup, chopped 0.74

            Sweet Potato, Baked 0.25 medium – 2″ diameter x 5″ 25.65

            Brown Rice, Steamed 1
            cup 248.45

            Red Kidney Beans, Canned, Drained Solids 1.23 cup, whole pieces 269.97

            Blackberry, Fresh 13 each 28.51

            Raspberries, Fresh, Red 7
            tbsp, whole pieces 27.98

            Apple, Fresh, With Skin 2
            large – 3 1/4″ diameter 231.92

            Arrowhead Mills, Lentils, Green, Dry 77 g
            262.5 Calories Summary 1894 kcal CONSUMED

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            1. Isn’t it difficult to understand? I’m a nutrition student and still can’t figure it out. I don’t expect it being natural as you say. Constipation is never normal. I have had my appendix removed, could this be a contributor? Also, would a too low of a fat intake have anything to do with it? What about not getting enough DHA? What is your opinion on these issues, thanks?




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              1. Hi,

                It’s certainly worth a try to increase your oil intake. Maybe it smoothens your stool. How knows that’s the answer. On the other hand; there a several diet goeroes that say ” no oils ” other than the oil in the plant itself.

                You’re absolutely right; it’s very hard to understand. You’re doing everything right, but no joy…

                Maybe the good doctor Greger himself could comment on this?

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                [BeastFromTheEast] BeastFromTheEast

                Isn’t it difficult to understand? I’m a nutrition student and still can’t figure it out. I don’t expect it being natural as you say. Constipation is never normal. I have had my appendix removed, could this be a contributor? Also, would a too low of a fat intake have anything to do with it? What about not getting enough DHA? What is your opinion on these issues, thanks?

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                The Benefits of Acai vs. Blueberries for Artery Function was published on July 14th, 2017 by Michael Greger M.D. FACLM.

                [The Benefits of Acai vs. Blueberries for Artery Function]

                The effects on artery function of açai berries, cooked and raw blueberries, grapes, cocoa, green tea, and freshly squeezed orange juice.

                There were 53 comments previous to this. Here is this reply in context: [BeastFromTheEast] BeastFromTheEast July 16th, 2017 2:00 am

                Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                [https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/postmatic/assets/icons/reply.png]Reply [Ringer Heringa] Ringer Heringa July 16th, 2017 3:54 am

                Hi Beast,

                There is a medicine called ” Macrogol and electrolytes TEVA 13,7G” it says on the box, It comes in sachets. It’s a powder which you dissolve in a glass of water. Ones or twice a day. It softens your stool, making it easier to pass. Every now and then I take it ( most of the time 3/4 of a sachet) for a day or three. Works for me.
                90 grams of fiber, in my opinion, is a lot. Maybe you could try reducing a little, see how that goes.
                Walking a couple of times a day helped me as well.

                Hope that helps you. Good luck.

                Verzonden vanaf mijn Xperia™-tablet

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                [BeastFromTheEast] BeastFromTheEast

                Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                Summer, this might help answer your question: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-gmos-safe-the-case-of-bt-corn/

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                Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                BeastfromtheEast,

                I am wondering: do you exercise? (walking/running???) what might be a typical day’s worth of meals?

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                thanks for the help guys, to respond.

                -The medication sounds like a great idea, but my doctor already had me using laxatives for a while. It didn’t help really at all. Also, I hear that if you use them long term your body relies on them heavily so they aren’t a viable solution. Maybe what you are suggesting is different and I will take a look at it.

                – About having too much fiber, I understand where you are coming from, but understand I use to eat about 20-30g per day before and that was on a good day. So why didn’t the lower fiber diet work either? A vegan diet should have cured it instantly. The most mindblowing thing ever is that I have around 3 bowel movements per day but am still constipated, I don’t understand how the f this is possible.

                @Liisa No, i Don’t at all. but I used to.I’ve speculated for a while that might be the problem. I pretty much sit down the entire day in one spot. But before I used to do weight training in the gym 5 days a week. And a couple of times very recently I did some hiking for around 3 hours and added in some hard sprinting to see if it would help. Did it help maybe a bit? Maybe I didn’t do it long enough? Also recently I got a new job that requires me to be moving on my feet for 9 hours straight, and I have seen no benefit and I’ve been going for about a month. I just don’t understand makes NO SENSE to me. Hart disease is easier to cure than this.

                Typical meal in a day:

                Description Amount Unit Calories

                Banana, Fresh 1
                cup, mashed 200.24

                Almond Milk, Plain, Original, Unsweetened 1
                cup 38.9

                Whole Wheat Flour, Use in Recipes Not Containing Yeast 1
                cup 408.02

                Brown Sugar 4
                tbsp, unpacked 137.75

                Baking Powder 1
                tsp 2.44

                Cucumber, Raw, With Peel 0.25 large – 8 1/4″ long 11.29

                Lettuce, Romaine or Cos 0.09 cup, chopped 0.74

                Sweet Potato, Baked 0.25 medium – 2″ diameter x 5″ 25.65

                Brown Rice, Steamed 1
                cup 248.45

                Red Kidney Beans, Canned, Drained Solids 1.23 cup, whole pieces 269.97

                Blackberry, Fresh 13 each 28.51

                Raspberries, Fresh, Red 7
                tbsp, whole pieces 27.98

                Apple, Fresh, With Skin 2
                large – 3 1/4″ diameter 231.92

                Arrowhead Mills, Lentils, Green, Dry 77 g
                262.5 Calories Summary 1894 kcal CONSUMED

                .

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                [https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/postmatic/assets/icons/reply.png]Reply [Ringer Heringa] Ringer Heringa July 16th, 2017 1:48 pm

                Hi Beast,

                Maybe there is something in the ” built ” of the last part of your colon, that makes that you are constipated. Perhaps a (more) simple examinaton of the last part of the colon, which is no bother at all in regards to preparation and invasion, would be a good thing after all. Try consulting another doctor for a second opinion.

                The medication I mentioned is not a laxative. It just softens the stool.

                And maybe constipation is something that is “typical” of you? Like some folk have a higher bloodpressure ” naturally “?

                Good luck in your search.

                —- BeastFromTheEast schreef —-

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                BeastFromTheEast left a reply to a comment by Liisa on The Benefits of Acai vs. Blueberries for Artery Function:

                [BeastFromTheEast] BeastFromTheEast

                thanks for the help guys, to respond.

                -The medication sounds like a great idea, but my doctor already had me using laxatives for a while. It didn’t help really at all. Also, I hear that if you use them long term your body relies on them heavily so they aren’t a viable solution. Maybe what you are suggesting is different and I will take a look at it.

                – About having too much fiber, I understand where you are coming from, but understand I use to eat about 20-30g per day before and that was on a good day. So why didn’t the lower fiber diet work either? A vegan diet should have cured it instantly. The most mindblowing thing ever is that I have around 3 bowel movements per day but am still constipated, I don’t understand how the f this is possible.

                @Liisa No, i Don’t at all. but I used to.I’ve speculated for a while that might be the problem. I pretty much sit down the entire day in one spot. But before I used to do weight training in the gym 5 days a week. And a couple of times very recently I did some hiking for around 3 hours and added in some hard sprinting to see if it would help. Did it help maybe a bit? Maybe I didn’t do it long enough? Also recently I got a new job that requires me to be moving on my feet for 9 hours straight, and I have seen no benefit and I’ve been going for about a month. I just don’t understand makes NO SENSE to me. Hart disease is easier to cure than this.

                Typical meal in a day:

                Description Amount Unit Calories

                Banana, Fresh 1 cup, mashed 200.24

                Almond Milk, Plain, Original, Unsweetened 1 cup 38.9

                Whole Wheat Flour, Use in Recipes Not Containing Yeast 1 cup 408.02

                Brown Sugar 4 tbsp, unpacked 137.75

                Baking Powder 1 tsp 2.44

                Cucumber, Raw, With Peel 0.25 large – 8 1/4″ long 11.29

                Lettuce, Romaine or Cos 0.09 cup, chopped 0.74

                Sweet Potato, Baked 0.25 medium – 2″ diameter x 5″ 25.65

                Brown Rice, Steamed 1 cup 248.45

                Red Kidney Beans, Canned, Drained Solids 1.23 cup, whole pieces 269.97

                Blackberry, Fresh 13 each 28.51

                Raspberries, Fresh, Red 7 tbsp, whole pieces 27.98

                Apple, Fresh, With Skin 2 large – 3 1/4” diameter 231.92

                Arrowhead Mills, Lentils, Green, Dry 77 g 262.5 Calories Summary 1894 kcal CONSUMED

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                Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                Hi Beast,

                There is a medicine called ” Macrogol and electrolytes TEVA 13,7G” it says on the box, It comes in sachets. It’s a powder which you dissolve in a glass of water. Ones or twice a day. It softens your stool, making it easier to pass. Every now and then I take it ( most of the time 3/4 of a sachet) for a day or three. Works for me.
                90 grams of fiber, in my opinion, is a lot. Maybe you could try reducing a little, see how that goes.
                Walking a couple of times a day helped me as well.

                Hope that helps you. Good luck.

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                Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                Summer, this might help answer your question: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-gmos-safe-the-case-of-bt-corn/

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                Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                BeastfromtheEast,

                I am wondering: do you exercise? (walking/running???) what might be a typical day’s worth of meals?

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                thanks for the help guys, to respond.

                -The medication sounds like a great idea, but my doctor already had me using laxatives for a while. It didn’t help really at all. Also, I hear that if you use them long term your body relies on them heavily so they aren’t a viable solution. Maybe what you are suggesting is different and I will take a look at it.

                – About having too much fiber, I understand where you are coming from, but understand I use to eat about 20-30g per day before and that was on a good day. So why didn’t the lower fiber diet work either? A vegan diet should have cured it instantly. The most mindblowing thing ever is that I have around 3 bowel movements per day but am still constipated, I don’t understand how the f this is possible.

                @Liisa No, i Don’t at all. but I used to.I’ve speculated for a while that might be the problem. I pretty much sit down the entire day in one spot. But before I used to do weight training in the gym 5 days a week. And a couple of times very recently I did some hiking for around 3 hours and added in some hard sprinting to see if it would help. Did it help maybe a bit? Maybe I didn’t do it long enough? Also recently I got a new job that requires me to be moving on my feet for 9 hours straight, and I have seen no benefit and I’ve been going for about a month. I just don’t understand makes NO SENSE to me. Hart disease is easier to cure than this.

                Typical meal in a day:

                Description Amount Unit Calories

                Banana, Fresh 1 cup, mashed 200.24

                Almond Milk, Plain, Original, Unsweetened 1 cup 38.9

                Whole Wheat Flour, Use in Recipes Not Containing Yeast 1 cup 408.02

                Brown Sugar 4 tbsp, unpacked 137.75

                Baking Powder 1 tsp 2.44

                Cucumber, Raw, With Peel 0.25 large – 8 1/4″ long 11.29

                Lettuce, Romaine or Cos 0.09 cup, chopped 0.74

                Sweet Potato, Baked 0.25 medium – 2″ diameter x 5″ 25.65

                Brown Rice, Steamed 1 cup 248.45

                Red Kidney Beans, Canned, Drained Solids 1.23 cup, whole pieces 269.97

                Blackberry, Fresh 13 each 28.51

                Raspberries, Fresh, Red 7 tbsp, whole pieces 27.98

                Apple, Fresh, With Skin 2 large – 3 1/4″ diameter 231.92

                Arrowhead Mills, Lentils, Green, Dry 77 g 262.5 Calories Summary 1894 kcal CONSUMED

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                Isn’t it difficult to understand? I’m a nutrition student and still can’t figure it out. I don’t expect it being natural as you say. Constipation is never normal. I have had my appendix removed, could this be a contributor? Also, would a too low of a fat intake have anything to do with it? What about not getting enough DHA? What is your opinion on these issues, thanks?

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                1. It certainly doesn’t make sense. I’m off to the health food store in a few minutes to pick up algae based DHA supplement to see if that makes any difference. Would be AMAZING if Greger himself saw this. One more thing I just thought of, could stress contribute to it? Since we know when we go into stress the digestive system is sort of “put on hold”.

                  I was actually going to contact Greger but he is too busy. I reached out to Dr.Klaper to schedule a consultation but so far no reply :(. I really think me and him could have a very productive discussion because I study nutrition. Ultimately its very frustrating.




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              2. OK there are a coupla things I’ll mention. First the water. 3 liters sound like a lot unless you live where it is hot and dry, say, West Texas or Arizona. At one time I used up more than half that in one afternoon run. So more water might help.

                So in line with that, do you have polyuria? If so you might be losing enough water to make you dehydrated. If that is the case then perhaps you should check for diabetes. Developing T1 on a wfpbd is much less common but hold over effects from your previous diet can be at play. T2 is very unlikely. Still, have it checked.

                Then I would also try prunes. In addition to their fiber they have a mild stimulative effect that can be beneficial.

                And when doing all that, add in 1200 mg magnesium. This is not a stimulant and it is not habituating. As it is in excess of the amount of magnesium you generally need, it will tend to concentrate water in your colon and have a moving effect. If you are defecating but not getting a complete emptying, this will likely help. If it does not work, increase a bit and add water.

                Oh one other thing, the suggestion that you are getting too much fiber is very unlikely. About the only time this happens is when the elderly take a fiber supplement but then fail to drink enough water. This can result in impaction which I would imagine would be monumentally miserable.




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                1. Best answer so far, thank you,
                  to respond…

                  -Heres the thing, I think the line drawn between fiber in water is much to arbitrarily drawn. How do I know if I am getting too much or too little? What we need is a fiber to water ratio. That way we can access exactly how much water per gram of fiber should be consumed. I’ve been looking online for this forever and have had no success. Simply saying drink more/less isn’t good enough.

                  -I haven’t been diagnosed with polyuria and the amount of urine I eliminate per day is not excessive and fairly normal by my own standards at least.

                  -Diabetes is unlikely, my a1c is in the normal range. My blood work shows good insulin function.

                  -I’ve tried prunes, that was the first thing my doctor put me on almost 3 years ago. I took it very seriously and performed it habitually multiple times daily. So that can’t be it either. .It gave some benefit but never fixed the issue.

                  -Magnesium is something I could try, however, cronometer shows on average an excess magnesium intake of around 200% every day. It comes out to an average of around 400mg but you are suggesting I go REALLY excessive with 1200mg? If there are benefits to going that high I will do it. But if daily magnesium amounts through diet are not only sufficient but excessive,, supplementation shouldn’t be necessary

                  Thank you for your suggestions the most prominant contributors that I can identify seem to be.
                  1- Stress
                  2- Lack of movement (sedentary)
                  3- I have had my appendix removed in the past
                  4- Too low fat

                  Can you comment on those above ^




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                  1. hi BeastFromTheEast,.. I sympathize with your issue having suffered similar problemvin spite of ythe wfpb diet, high fiber. Yes, walking, water intake, 200 mg magnesium glycinate powder (dissolved in bit of water), all helps. I eat low fat, no oil. But! I can make 1 suggestion. before bed, mix 1 tablespoon of ground flax in water, enough to drink it down. Drink some more water after that. It should help, even if you are already adding 1 tbsp to your morning oatmeal. My issue is more of lack of gut motility, and domperidone (prescription medication) was something I tried in the past. Iget enough magnesium in the diet but I really do better with the added 200 mg. Best in health to you !




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                    1. Hi Susan,

                      Domperidone is a really bad one. It’s almost no longer being prescribed overhere, because of severe side- effects.
                      My GP told me to stay away from it “at all costs.”

                      Greetings.




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                    2. hi Ringer Heringa, I do not take domperidone… I took it for a couple of weeks and it helped diagnose my issue with slow gut motility. I had no problem with it.

                      My suggestions to Beast were, 1. exercise, 2. magnesium supplement taken in the evening 3. 1 tbsp flax stirred in water taken before bed . (no fail solution for me)

                      Perhaps Beast is having trouble sifting through all the superfluous text. Best in health, susan




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                  2. Hello,

                    Maybe the problem lies in your “gut content”. There are ways to check the micro- bacterial situation. Enough good ones or too many bad ones. I read about people getting a “transfusion” of some sorts with good gut bacteria. You could check for that on this site. There are videos on that subject available.

                    Best of luck.

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                    Best answer so far, thank you, to respond…

                    -Heres the thing, I think the line drawn between fiber in water is much to arbitrarily drawn. How do I know if I am getting too much or too little? What we need is a fiber to water ratio. That way we can access exactly how much water per gram of fiber should be consumed. I’ve been looking online for this forever and have had no success. Simply saying drink more/less isn’t good enough.

                    -I haven’t been diagnosed with polyuria and the amount of urine I eliminate per day is not excessive and fairly normal by my own standards at least.

                    -Diabetes is unlikely, my a1c is in the normal range. My blood work shows good insulin function.

                    -I’ve tried prunes, that was the first thing my doctor put me on almost 3 years ago. I took it very seriously and performed it habitually multiple times daily. So that can’t be it either. .It gave some benefit but never fixed the issue.

                    -Magnesium is something I could try, however, cronometer shows on average an excess magnesium intake of around 200% every day. It comes out to an average of around 400mg but you are suggesting I go REALLY excessive with 1200mg? If there are benefits to going that high I will do it. But if daily magnesium amounts through diet are not only sufficient but excessive,, supplementation shouldn’t be necessary

                    Thank you for your suggestions the most prominant contributors that I can identify seem to be.
                    1- Stress 2- Lack of movement (sedentary) 3- I have had my appendix removed in the past 4- Too low fat

                    Can you comment on those above ^

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                    The effects on artery function of açai berries, cooked and raw blueberries, grapes, cocoa, green tea, and freshly squeezed orange juice.

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                    Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                    My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                    I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                    Hi Beast,

                    There is a medicine called ” Macrogol and electrolytes TEVA 13,7G” it says on the box, It comes in sachets. It’s a powder which you dissolve in a glass of water. Ones or twice a day. It softens your stool, making it easier to pass. Every now and then I take it ( most of the time 3/4 of a sachet) for a day or three. Works for me.
                    90 grams of fiber, in my opinion, is a lot. Maybe you could try reducing a little, see how that goes.
                    Walking a couple of times a day helped me as well.

                    Hope that helps you. Good luck.

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                    [BeastFromTheEast] BeastFromTheEast

                    Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                    My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                    I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                    Summer, this might help answer your question: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-gmos-safe-the-case-of-bt-corn/

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                    Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                    My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                    I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                    BeastfromtheEast,

                    I am wondering: do you exercise? (walking/running???) what might be a typical day’s worth of meals?

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                    thanks for the help guys, to respond.

                    -The medication sounds like a great idea, but my doctor already had me using laxatives for a while. It didn’t help really at all. Also, I hear that if you use them long term your body relies on them heavily so they aren’t a viable solution. Maybe what you are suggesting is different and I will take a look at it.

                    – About having too much fiber, I understand where you are coming from, but understand I use to eat about 20-30g per day before and that was on a good day. So why didn’t the lower fiber diet work either? A vegan diet should have cured it instantly. The most mindblowing thing ever is that I have around 3 bowel movements per day but am still constipated, I don’t understand how the f this is possible.

                    @Liisa No, i Don’t at all. but I used to.I’ve speculated for a while that might be the problem. I pretty much sit down the entire day in one spot. But before I used to do weight training in the gym 5 days a week. And a couple of times very recently I did some hiking for around 3 hours and added in some hard sprinting to see if it would help. Did it help maybe a bit? Maybe I didn’t do it long enough? Also recently I got a new job that requires me to be moving on my feet for 9 hours straight, and I have seen no benefit and I’ve been going for about a month. I just don’t understand makes NO SENSE to me. Hart disease is easier to cure than this.

                    Typical meal in a day:

                    Description Amount Unit Calories

                    Banana, Fresh 1
                    cup, mashed 200.24

                    Almond Milk, Plain, Original, Unsweetened 1
                    cup 38.9

                    Whole Wheat Flour, Use in Recipes Not Containing Yeast 1
                    cup 408.02

                    Brown Sugar 4
                    tbsp, unpacked 137.75

                    Baking Powder 1
                    tsp 2.44

                    Cucumber, Raw, With Peel 0.25 large – 8 1/4″ long 11.29

                    Lettuce, Romaine or Cos 0.09 cup, chopped 0.74

                    Sweet Potato, Baked 0.25 medium – 2″ diameter x 5″ 25.65

                    Brown Rice, Steamed 1
                    cup 248.45

                    Red Kidney Beans, Canned, Drained Solids 1.23 cup, whole pieces 269.97

                    Blackberry, Fresh 13 each 28.51

                    Raspberries, Fresh, Red 7
                    tbsp, whole pieces 27.98

                    Apple, Fresh, With Skin 2
                    large – 3 1/4″ diameter 231.92

                    Arrowhead Mills, Lentils, Green, Dry 77 g
                    262.5 Calories Summary 1894 kcal CONSUMED

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                    Hi Beast,

                    Maybe there is something in the ” built ” of the last part of your colon, that makes that you are constipated. Perhaps a (more) simple examinaton of the last part of the colon, which is no bother at all in regards to preparation and invasion, would be a good thing after all. Try consulting another doctor for a second opinion.

                    The medication I mentioned is not a laxative. It just softens the stool.

                    And maybe constipation is something that is “typical” of you? Like some folk have a higher bloodpressure ” naturally “?

                    Good luck in your search.

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                    thanks for the help guys, to respond.

                    -The medication sounds like a great idea, but my doctor already had me using laxatives for a while. It didn’t help really at all. Also, I hear that if you use them long term your body relies on them heavily so they aren’t a viable solution. Maybe what you are suggesting is different and I will take a look at it.

                    – About having too much fiber, I understand where you are coming from, but understand I use to eat about 20-30g per day before and that was on a good day. So why didn’t the lower fiber diet work either? A vegan diet should have cured it instantly. The most mindblowing thing ever is that I have around 3 bowel movements per day but am still constipated, I don’t understand how the f this is possible.

                    @Liisa No, i Don’t at all. but I used to.I’ve speculated for a while that might be the problem. I pretty much sit down the entire day in one spot. But before I used to do weight training in the gym 5 days a week. And a couple of times very recently I did some hiking for around 3 hours and added in some hard sprinting to see if it would help. Did it help maybe a bit? Maybe I didn’t do it long enough? Also recently I got a new job that requires me to be moving on my feet for 9 hours straight, and I have seen no benefit and I’ve been going for about a month. I just don’t understand makes NO SENSE to me. Hart disease is easier to cure than this.

                    Typical meal in a day:

                    Description Amount Unit Calories

                    Banana, Fresh 1 cup, mashed 200.24

                    Almond Milk, Plain, Original, Unsweetened 1 cup 38.9

                    Whole Wheat Flour, Use in Recipes Not Containing Yeast 1 cup 408.02

                    Brown Sugar 4 tbsp, unpacked 137.75

                    Baking Powder 1 tsp 2.44

                    Cucumber, Raw, With Peel 0.25 large – 8 1/4″ long 11.29

                    Lettuce, Romaine or Cos 0.09 cup, chopped 0.74

                    Sweet Potato, Baked 0.25 medium – 2″ diameter x 5″ 25.65

                    Brown Rice, Steamed 1 cup 248.45

                    Red Kidney Beans, Canned, Drained Solids 1.23 cup, whole pieces 269.97

                    Blackberry, Fresh 13 each 28.51

                    Raspberries, Fresh, Red 7 tbsp, whole pieces 27.98

                    Apple, Fresh, With Skin 2 large – 3 1/4” diameter 231.92

                    Arrowhead Mills, Lentils, Green, Dry 77 g 262.5 Calories Summary 1894 kcal CONSUMED

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                    Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                    My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                    I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                    Hi Beast,

                    There is a medicine called ” Macrogol and electrolytes TEVA 13,7G” it says on the box, It comes in sachets. It’s a powder which you dissolve in a glass of water. Ones or twice a day. It softens your stool, making it easier to pass. Every now and then I take it ( most of the time 3/4 of a sachet) for a day or three. Works for me.
                    90 grams of fiber, in my opinion, is a lot. Maybe you could try reducing a little, see how that goes.
                    Walking a couple of times a day helped me as well.

                    Hope that helps you. Good luck.

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                    Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                    My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                    I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                    Summer, this might help answer your question: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-gmos-safe-the-case-of-bt-corn/

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                    Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                    My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                    I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                    BeastfromtheEast,

                    I am wondering: do you exercise? (walking/running???) what might be a typical day’s worth of meals?

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                    thanks for the help guys, to respond.

                    -The medication sounds like a great idea, but my doctor already had me using laxatives for a while. It didn’t help really at all. Also, I hear that if you use them long term your body relies on them heavily so they aren’t a viable solution. Maybe what you are suggesting is different and I will take a look at it.

                    – About having too much fiber, I understand where you are coming from, but understand I use to eat about 20-30g per day before and that was on a good day. So why didn’t the lower fiber diet work either? A vegan diet should have cured it instantly. The most mindblowing thing ever is that I have around 3 bowel movements per day but am still constipated, I don’t understand how the f this is possible.

                    @Liisa No, i Don’t at all. but I used to.I’ve speculated for a while that might be the problem. I pretty much sit down the entire day in one spot. But before I used to do weight training in the gym 5 days a week. And a couple of times very recently I did some hiking for around 3 hours and added in some hard sprinting to see if it would help. Did it help maybe a bit? Maybe I didn’t do it long enough? Also recently I got a new job that requires me to be moving on my feet for 9 hours straight, and I have seen no benefit and I’ve been going for about a month. I just don’t understand makes NO SENSE to me. Hart disease is easier to cure than this.

                    Typical meal in a day:

                    Description Amount Unit Calories

                    Banana, Fresh 1 cup, mashed 200.24

                    Almond Milk, Plain, Original, Unsweetened 1 cup 38.9

                    Whole Wheat Flour, Use in Recipes Not Containing Yeast 1 cup 408.02

                    Brown Sugar 4 tbsp, unpacked 137.75

                    Baking Powder 1 tsp 2.44

                    Cucumber, Raw, With Peel 0.25 large – 8 1/4″ long 11.29

                    Lettuce, Romaine or Cos 0.09 cup, chopped 0.74

                    Sweet Potato, Baked 0.25 medium – 2″ diameter x 5″ 25.65

                    Brown Rice, Steamed 1 cup 248.45

                    Red Kidney Beans, Canned, Drained Solids 1.23 cup, whole pieces 269.97

                    Blackberry, Fresh 13 each 28.51

                    Raspberries, Fresh, Red 7 tbsp, whole pieces 27.98

                    Apple, Fresh, With Skin 2 large – 3 1/4″ diameter 231.92

                    Arrowhead Mills, Lentils, Green, Dry 77 g 262.5 Calories Summary 1894 kcal CONSUMED

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                    Isn’t it difficult to understand? I’m a nutrition student and still can’t figure it out. I don’t expect it being natural as you say. Constipation is never normal. I have had my appendix removed, could this be a contributor? Also, would a too low of a fat intake have anything to do with it? What about not getting enough DHA? What is your opinion on these issues, thanks?

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                    OK there are a coupla things I’ll mention. First the water. 3 liters sound like a lot unless you live where it is hot and dry, say, West Texas or Arizona. At one time I used up more than half that in one afternoon run. So more water might help.

                    So in line with that, do you have polyuria? If so you might be losing enough water to make you dehydrated. If that is the case then perhaps you should check for diabetes. Developing T1 on a wfpbd is much less common but hold over effects from your previous diet can be at play. T2 is very unlikely. Still, have it checked.

                    Then I would also try prunes. In addition to their fiber they have a mild stimulative effect that can be beneficial.

                    And when doing all that, add in 1200 mg magnesium. This is not a stimulant and it is not habituating. As it is in excess of the amount of magnesium you generally need, it will tend to concentrate water in your colon and have a moving effect. If you are defecating but not getting a complete emptying, this will likely help. If it does not work, increase a bit and add water.

                    Oh one other thing, the suggestion that you are getting too much fiber is very unlikely. About the only time this happens is when the elderly take a fiber supplement but then fail to drink enough water. This can result in impaction which I would imagine would be monumentally miserable.

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                    Best answer so far, thank you, to respond…

                    -Heres the thing, I think the line drawn between fiber in water is much to arbitrarily drawn. How do I know if I am getting too much or too little? What we need is a fiber to water ratio. That way we can access exactly how much water per gram of fiber should be consumed. I’ve been looking online for this forever and have had no success. Simply saying drink more/less isn’t good enough.

                    -I haven’t been diagnosed with polyuria and the amount of urine I eliminate per day is not excessive and fairly normal by my own standards at least.

                    -Diabetes is unlikely, my a1c is in the normal range. My blood work shows good insulin function.

                    -I’ve tried prunes, that was the first thing my doctor put me on almost 3 years ago. I took it very seriously and performed it habitually multiple times daily. So that can’t be it either. .It gave some benefit but never fixed the issue.

                    -Magnesium is something I could try, however, cronometer shows on average an excess magnesium intake of around 200% every day. It comes out to an average of around 400mg but you are suggesting I go REALLY excessive with 1200mg? If there are benefits to going that high I will do it. But if daily magnesium amounts through diet are not only sufficient but excessive,, supplementation shouldn’t be necessary

                    Thank you for your suggestions the most prominant contributors that I can identify seem to be.
                    1- Stress 2- Lack of movement (sedentary) 3- I have had my appendix removed in the past 4- Too low fat

                    Can you comment on those above ^

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                  3. Hello,

                    Stress is a really important factor. Tuff one to have influence on.

                    Lack of movement is an important one too. This may be the easiest one to change, in normal circumstances.

                    I have no idea what the effect of not having an appendix could be.

                    You could try using a little more oil.

                    ( Moms something stick up a small piece of soap up the baby ‘s backside, when they ‘re in pain because of constipation. It works…)

                    Best of luck.

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                    Best answer so far, thank you, to respond…

                    -Heres the thing, I think the line drawn between fiber in water is much to arbitrarily drawn. How do I know if I am getting too much or too little? What we need is a fiber to water ratio. That way we can access exactly how much water per gram of fiber should be consumed. I’ve been looking online for this forever and have had no success. Simply saying drink more/less isn’t good enough.

                    -I haven’t been diagnosed with polyuria and the amount of urine I eliminate per day is not excessive and fairly normal by my own standards at least.

                    -Diabetes is unlikely, my a1c is in the normal range. My blood work shows good insulin function.

                    -I’ve tried prunes, that was the first thing my doctor put me on almost 3 years ago. I took it very seriously and performed it habitually multiple times daily. So that can’t be it either. .It gave some benefit but never fixed the issue.

                    -Magnesium is something I could try, however, cronometer shows on average an excess magnesium intake of around 200% every day. It comes out to an average of around 400mg but you are suggesting I go REALLY excessive with 1200mg? If there are benefits to going that high I will do it. But if daily magnesium amounts through diet are not only sufficient but excessive,, supplementation shouldn’t be necessary

                    Thank you for your suggestions the most prominant contributors that I can identify seem to be.
                    1- Stress 2- Lack of movement (sedentary) 3- I have had my appendix removed in the past 4- Too low fat

                    Can you comment on those above ^

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                    The effects on artery function of açai berries, cooked and raw blueberries, grapes, cocoa, green tea, and freshly squeezed orange juice.

                    There were 58 comments previous to this. Here is this reply in context: [BeastFromTheEast] BeastFromTheEast July 16th, 2017 2:00 am

                    Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                    My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                    I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                    Hi Beast,

                    There is a medicine called ” Macrogol and electrolytes TEVA 13,7G” it says on the box, It comes in sachets. It’s a powder which you dissolve in a glass of water. Ones or twice a day. It softens your stool, making it easier to pass. Every now and then I take it ( most of the time 3/4 of a sachet) for a day or three. Works for me.
                    90 grams of fiber, in my opinion, is a lot. Maybe you could try reducing a little, see how that goes.
                    Walking a couple of times a day helped me as well.

                    Hope that helps you. Good luck.

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                    [BeastFromTheEast] BeastFromTheEast

                    Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                    My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                    I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                    Summer, this might help answer your question: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-gmos-safe-the-case-of-bt-corn/

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                    Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                    My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                    I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                    BeastfromtheEast,

                    I am wondering: do you exercise? (walking/running???) what might be a typical day’s worth of meals?

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                    thanks for the help guys, to respond.

                    -The medication sounds like a great idea, but my doctor already had me using laxatives for a while. It didn’t help really at all. Also, I hear that if you use them long term your body relies on them heavily so they aren’t a viable solution. Maybe what you are suggesting is different and I will take a look at it.

                    – About having too much fiber, I understand where you are coming from, but understand I use to eat about 20-30g per day before and that was on a good day. So why didn’t the lower fiber diet work either? A vegan diet should have cured it instantly. The most mindblowing thing ever is that I have around 3 bowel movements per day but am still constipated, I don’t understand how the f this is possible.

                    @Liisa No, i Don’t at all. but I used to.I’ve speculated for a while that might be the problem. I pretty much sit down the entire day in one spot. But before I used to do weight training in the gym 5 days a week. And a couple of times very recently I did some hiking for around 3 hours and added in some hard sprinting to see if it would help. Did it help maybe a bit? Maybe I didn’t do it long enough? Also recently I got a new job that requires me to be moving on my feet for 9 hours straight, and I have seen no benefit and I’ve been going for about a month. I just don’t understand makes NO SENSE to me. Hart disease is easier to cure than this.

                    Typical meal in a day:

                    Description Amount Unit Calories

                    Banana, Fresh 1
                    cup, mashed 200.24

                    Almond Milk, Plain, Original, Unsweetened 1
                    cup 38.9

                    Whole Wheat Flour, Use in Recipes Not Containing Yeast 1
                    cup 408.02

                    Brown Sugar 4
                    tbsp, unpacked 137.75

                    Baking Powder 1
                    tsp 2.44

                    Cucumber, Raw, With Peel 0.25 large – 8 1/4″ long 11.29

                    Lettuce, Romaine or Cos 0.09 cup, chopped 0.74

                    Sweet Potato, Baked 0.25 medium – 2″ diameter x 5″ 25.65

                    Brown Rice, Steamed 1
                    cup 248.45

                    Red Kidney Beans, Canned, Drained Solids 1.23 cup, whole pieces 269.97

                    Blackberry, Fresh 13 each 28.51

                    Raspberries, Fresh, Red 7
                    tbsp, whole pieces 27.98

                    Apple, Fresh, With Skin 2
                    large – 3 1/4″ diameter 231.92

                    Arrowhead Mills, Lentils, Green, Dry 77 g
                    262.5 Calories Summary 1894 kcal CONSUMED

                    .

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                    [https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/postmatic/assets/icons/reply.png]Reply [Ringer Heringa] Ringer Heringa July 16th, 2017 1:48 pm

                    Hi Beast,

                    Maybe there is something in the ” built ” of the last part of your colon, that makes that you are constipated. Perhaps a (more) simple examinaton of the last part of the colon, which is no bother at all in regards to preparation and invasion, would be a good thing after all. Try consulting another doctor for a second opinion.

                    The medication I mentioned is not a laxative. It just softens the stool.

                    And maybe constipation is something that is “typical” of you? Like some folk have a higher bloodpressure ” naturally “?

                    Good luck in your search.

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                    thanks for the help guys, to respond.

                    -The medication sounds like a great idea, but my doctor already had me using laxatives for a while. It didn’t help really at all. Also, I hear that if you use them long term your body relies on them heavily so they aren’t a viable solution. Maybe what you are suggesting is different and I will take a look at it.

                    – About having too much fiber, I understand where you are coming from, but understand I use to eat about 20-30g per day before and that was on a good day. So why didn’t the lower fiber diet work either? A vegan diet should have cured it instantly. The most mindblowing thing ever is that I have around 3 bowel movements per day but am still constipated, I don’t understand how the f this is possible.

                    @Liisa No, i Don’t at all. but I used to.I’ve speculated for a while that might be the problem. I pretty much sit down the entire day in one spot. But before I used to do weight training in the gym 5 days a week. And a couple of times very recently I did some hiking for around 3 hours and added in some hard sprinting to see if it would help. Did it help maybe a bit? Maybe I didn’t do it long enough? Also recently I got a new job that requires me to be moving on my feet for 9 hours straight, and I have seen no benefit and I’ve been going for about a month. I just don’t understand makes NO SENSE to me. Hart disease is easier to cure than this.

                    Typical meal in a day:

                    Description Amount Unit Calories

                    Banana, Fresh 1 cup, mashed 200.24

                    Almond Milk, Plain, Original, Unsweetened 1 cup 38.9

                    Whole Wheat Flour, Use in Recipes Not Containing Yeast 1 cup 408.02

                    Brown Sugar 4 tbsp, unpacked 137.75

                    Baking Powder 1 tsp 2.44

                    Cucumber, Raw, With Peel 0.25 large – 8 1/4″ long 11.29

                    Lettuce, Romaine or Cos 0.09 cup, chopped 0.74

                    Sweet Potato, Baked 0.25 medium – 2″ diameter x 5″ 25.65

                    Brown Rice, Steamed 1 cup 248.45

                    Red Kidney Beans, Canned, Drained Solids 1.23 cup, whole pieces 269.97

                    Blackberry, Fresh 13 each 28.51

                    Raspberries, Fresh, Red 7 tbsp, whole pieces 27.98

                    Apple, Fresh, With Skin 2 large – 3 1/4” diameter 231.92

                    Arrowhead Mills, Lentils, Green, Dry 77 g 262.5 Calories Summary 1894 kcal CONSUMED

                    .

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                    The effects on artery function of açai berries, cooked and raw blueberries, grapes, cocoa, green tea, and freshly squeezed orange juice.

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                    Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                    My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                    I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                    Hi Beast,

                    There is a medicine called ” Macrogol and electrolytes TEVA 13,7G” it says on the box, It comes in sachets. It’s a powder which you dissolve in a glass of water. Ones or twice a day. It softens your stool, making it easier to pass. Every now and then I take it ( most of the time 3/4 of a sachet) for a day or three. Works for me.
                    90 grams of fiber, in my opinion, is a lot. Maybe you could try reducing a little, see how that goes.
                    Walking a couple of times a day helped me as well.

                    Hope that helps you. Good luck.

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                    Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                    My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                    I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                    Summer, this might help answer your question: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-gmos-safe-the-case-of-bt-corn/

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                    Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

                    My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

                    I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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                    BeastfromtheEast,

                    I am wondering: do you exercise? (walking/running???) what might be a typical day’s worth of meals?

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                    [https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/postmatic/assets/icons/reply.png]Reply [BeastFromTheEast] BeastFromTheEast July 16th, 2017 9:59 am

                    thanks for the help guys, to respond.

                    -The medication sounds like a great idea, but my doctor already had me using laxatives for a while. It didn’t help really at all. Also, I hear that if you use them long term your body relies on them heavily so they aren’t a viable solution. Maybe what you are suggesting is different and I will take a look at it.

                    – About having too much fiber, I understand where you are coming from, but understand I use to eat about 20-30g per day before and that was on a good day. So why didn’t the lower fiber diet work either? A vegan diet should have cured it instantly. The most mindblowing thing ever is that I have around 3 bowel movements per day but am still constipated, I don’t understand how the f this is possible.

                    @Liisa No, i Don’t at all. but I used to.I’ve speculated for a while that might be the problem. I pretty much sit down the entire day in one spot. But before I used to do weight training in the gym 5 days a week. And a couple of times very recently I did some hiking for around 3 hours and added in some hard sprinting to see if it would help. Did it help maybe a bit? Maybe I didn’t do it long enough? Also recently I got a new job that requires me to be moving on my feet for 9 hours straight, and I have seen no benefit and I’ve been going for about a month. I just don’t understand makes NO SENSE to me. Hart disease is easier to cure than this.

                    Typical meal in a day:

                    Description Amount Unit Calories

                    Banana, Fresh 1 cup, mashed 200.24

                    Almond Milk, Plain, Original, Unsweetened 1 cup 38.9

                    Whole Wheat Flour, Use in Recipes Not Containing Yeast 1 cup 408.02

                    Brown Sugar 4 tbsp, unpacked 137.75

                    Baking Powder 1 tsp 2.44

                    Cucumber, Raw, With Peel 0.25 large – 8 1/4″ long 11.29

                    Lettuce, Romaine or Cos 0.09 cup, chopped 0.74

                    Sweet Potato, Baked 0.25 medium – 2″ diameter x 5″ 25.65

                    Brown Rice, Steamed 1 cup 248.45

                    Red Kidney Beans, Canned, Drained Solids 1.23 cup, whole pieces 269.97

                    Blackberry, Fresh 13 each 28.51

                    Raspberries, Fresh, Red 7 tbsp, whole pieces 27.98

                    Apple, Fresh, With Skin 2 large – 3 1/4″ diameter 231.92

                    Arrowhead Mills, Lentils, Green, Dry 77 g 262.5 Calories Summary 1894 kcal CONSUMED

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                    Isn’t it difficult to understand? I’m a nutrition student and still can’t figure it out. I don’t expect it being natural as you say. Constipation is never normal. I have had my appendix removed, could this be a contributor? Also, would a too low of a fat intake have anything to do with it? What about not getting enough DHA? What is your opinion on these issues, thanks?

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                    July 16th, 2017 5:25 pm

                    OK there are a coupla things I’ll mention. First the water. 3 liters sound like a lot unless you live where it is hot and dry, say, West Texas or Arizona. At one time I used up more than half that in one afternoon run. So more water might help.

                    So in line with that, do you have polyuria? If so you might be losing enough water to make you dehydrated. If that is the case then perhaps you should check for diabetes. Developing T1 on a wfpbd is much less common but hold over effects from your previous diet can be at play. T2 is very unlikely. Still, have it checked.

                    Then I would also try prunes. In addition to their fiber they have a mild stimulative effect that can be beneficial.

                    And when doing all that, add in 1200 mg magnesium. This is not a stimulant and it is not habituating. As it is in excess of the amount of magnesium you generally need, it will tend to concentrate water in your colon and have a moving effect. If you are defecating but not getting a complete emptying, this will likely help. If it does not work, increase a bit and add water.

                    Oh one other thing, the suggestion that you are getting too much fiber is very unlikely. About the only time this happens is when the elderly take a fiber supplement but then fail to drink enough water. This can result in impaction which I would imagine would be monumentally miserable.

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                    Best answer so far, thank you, to respond…

                    -Heres the thing, I think the line drawn between fiber in water is much to arbitrarily drawn. How do I know if I am getting too much or too little? What we need is a fiber to water ratio. That way we can access exactly how much water per gram of fiber should be consumed. I’ve been looking online for this forever and have had no success. Simply saying drink more/less isn’t good enough.

                    -I haven’t been diagnosed with polyuria and the amount of urine I eliminate per day is not excessive and fairly normal by my own standards at least.

                    -Diabetes is unlikely, my a1c is in the normal range. My blood work shows good insulin function.

                    -I’ve tried prunes, that was the first thing my doctor put me on almost 3 years ago. I took it very seriously and performed it habitually multiple times daily. So that can’t be it either. .It gave some benefit but never fixed the issue.

                    -Magnesium is something I could try, however, cronometer shows on average an excess magnesium intake of around 200% every day. It comes out to an average of around 400mg but you are suggesting I go REALLY excessive with 1200mg? If there are benefits to going that high I will do it. But if daily magnesium amounts through diet are not only sufficient but excessive,, supplementation shouldn’t be necessary

                    Thank you for your suggestions the most prominant contributors that I can identify seem to be.
                    1- Stress 2- Lack of movement (sedentary) 3- I have had my appendix removed in the past 4- Too low fat

                    Can you comment on those above ^

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    2. I might help as I had digestive and constipation for many months From Nutri-Health.com, I take a probiotic 1/2 hour before breakfast and one at bedtime on an empty stomach. I also have used an enzyme from Enzymedics called Digestive Health but only if I think I need it. Then I take it before my largest meal but not very often. I’m doing great no med crap for me. I am 83. good luck.




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    3. 28 grams fiber / day is fine and at least 1 1/2 Qts. water. Fish oil with DHA and EPA. 1 TSP MCT coconut oil in you morning drink or cereal.

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      1. Fish Oil? Coconut Oil? Do you know what site you’re on? The American Heart Association just came out denouncing coconut oil and advising against it




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        1. Perhaps flaxseed -oil, or in any case a plant based one, but not coconut! That’s a bad one.

          What Susan suggests, is an idea I read about before. Might be the solution to your problem.

          You should’nt worry about it all day, though, that alone will give you stress and perhaps cause extra constipation.

          Best of luck.

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          Fish Oil? Coconut Oil? Do you know what site you’re on? The American Heart Association just came out denouncing coconut oil and advising against it

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          The Benefits of Acai vs. Blueberries for Artery Function was published on July 14th, 2017 by Michael Greger M.D. FACLM.

          [The Benefits of Acai vs. Blueberries for Artery Function]

          The effects on artery function of açai berries, cooked and raw blueberries, grapes, cocoa, green tea, and freshly squeezed orange juice.

          There were 60 comments previous to this. Here is this reply in context: [BeastFromTheEast] BeastFromTheEast July 16th, 2017 2:00 am

          Hi, I just joined the site, I am looking for specific medical advice and was told to post my question on a random video, so here I am.

          My question is directed to anyone who has experience in the field of digestive and endocrinology, but all responses are welcome.

          I eat a very healthy 100% whole foods plant based diet with no oil, low salt, and low refined sugar diet. (Under 10g per day). I am working on completely eliminating the refined sugar. My diet consists of very high fiber plant foods, such as sweet potato and other complex carbs, whole grains, and occasional plant fats like whole coconut, avocado, flax seeds, and walnuts. My overall daily fiber intake is around 90g per day. And also about 3 liters of water, but yet I am still constipated. I’ve had chronic constipation for nearly 3 years before I was vegan and went to a gastrologist and he told me I had no IBS or other diseases and there was no need for a colonoscopy and no gluten intolerance.WHAT GIVES? PLEASE help me! I hate living like this, nothing helps!

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          28 grams fiber / day is fine and at least 1 1/2 Qts. water. Fish oil with DHA and EPA. 1 TSP MCT coconut oil in you morning drink or cereal.

          ron

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          Fish Oil? Coconut Oil? Do you know what site you’re on? The American Heart Association just came out denouncing coconut oil and advising against it

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  13. Dr. Michael Greger,

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    1. More good news is that blueberries are more local for most people. I already can’t afford to buy acai powder on a regular basis, so this is good news for me lol. I get frozen wild blueberries from Trader Joe’s.




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  14. Wow, cool. This was the first time I could find anything legit on cooked blueberries. All over the internet it’s two extremes, you’ll see articles allusively including cooked fruit in pie as antioxidant rich but then other sources claiming there’s little to no antioxidant power. This is cool to know that you still get antioxidants in cooked berries. I’m sure it’s better raw, obviously, but it’s nice to know that if you are baking some whole grain muffins, the blueberries in it aren’t just for flavor!




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    1. I wrote that poorly, I meant they would include it as a source of the antioxidants form the fruit, not explaining whether or not the cooking process destroyed them or not.




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