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  • #16
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    My personal favourite CW hobbyhorse is fiber-I love pointing out that babies manage to get by just fine bowel-wise without ever consuming it. There isn't really a way to respond to that.


    Way for the husband to step up. Having the support of your SO is a huge help (mine is slowly, slowly coming around.)

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    • #17
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      Durga said: "My personal favourite CW hobbyhorse is fiber-I love pointing out that babies manage to get by just fine bowel-wise without ever consuming it. There isn't really a way to respond to that."


      Sure there is. They also get by fine without any solid food. Without anything at all besides milk, in fact. Doesn't mean that's healthy for adults. I'm not saying we need lots of fiber. But your logic doesn't hold.

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      • #18
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        Uh, actually, avocado, the logic of babies and no fiber does hold, if someone has been asserting that without fiber one can't make poops, or that poops exist only in order to pass on the fiber.


        Babies make poops several times a day with no fiber at all.


        For a long, riveting reading experience, which will teach you more about poop than you ever wanted to know, I'd suggest Googling "Fiber Menace" by Konstantin Monastyrsky.


        So far my own experience indicates he's right. Excessive fiber clogs up the system and leads to straining at stool trying to pass huge compacted poops too large for the plumbing. When I cut back on fiber, life got easier, poops got multiple, smaller, and softer. kafloop, all done.


        He doesn't mind eating the kind of fiber normally present in a reasonable amount of fruits and vegetables, though he doesn't believe in eating veggies by the ton, either. But he truly despises fiber from grains, and he waxes eloquent against psyllium.


        He says that excessive fiber overworks the digestive system, as it struggles to digest the indigestible.


        Here, have some fun:

        http://www.gutsense.org/


        His book Fiber Menace is also excellent.

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        • #19
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          I agree Piano-Doctor-Lady (love that name). I have had problems in that department for years and tried all the usual, extra fibre, large amounts of water, psyllum etc, but nothing worked. Once I cut grains, ate more meat and fat, it all changed in the way you described so eloquently! Hark at me discussing my bowel habits on the internet!! The fibre myth is deeply entrenched in our culture, which is sad because most people's problems would be eased if they just ate a bit more meat and fat. That ain't going to happen anytime soon.

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