I have NO doubt that the gut is related to MANY thousands of modern diseases.. Fiber can be tough on the gut, although not as tough as gluten.
I really suggest you all listen to this:
"In this episode we discuss the gut-brain axis: the relationship between digestive health and cognitive function, memory, depression, anxiety and other mental and behavioral health issues. We cover:
the basic physiology involved
how inflammation in the gut affects the brain
how decreased brain activity compromises gut function
how to recognize the signs and symptoms of gut-brain axis dysfunction
studies demonstrating gut-brain dysfunction and its effects on health
dietary and lifestyle modifications to improve gut-brain function.
I think the gut-brain axis is one of the most important and least recognized factors in human health. If you follow a good diet (Paleo, Primal, Perfect Health Diet, etc.) and youíre still experiencing gut symptoms, itís likely you have a gut-brain axis issue."
Primal since March 2011
Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs