Hi, you are probably paraphrasing me. Look, I am not anti-fiber, per se. However, I don’t think fiber supplemention should be taken as a cover-up for poor bowel health. A lot of people start getting constipation and immediately head for the psyllium or, worse, Metamucil. I think it would be wiser to head for the bottle of probiotics instead.
A lot of us have poor intestinal flora due to past/present use of antibiotics, etc. Probiotics can restore healthy intestinal flora and thereby restore healthy bowel movements. Mind you, probiotics aren’t new (though the name is). People have been getting probiotics from such sources as kefir, yoghurt, fermented foods, pickled (real pickles, not the crap soaked in vingear) for ages.
In my opinion therefore, adding fiber supplementation is not getting at the root cause of the problem. It is addressing a symptom. Constipation is the symptom. Fiber supplementation might be a quick, temporary fix, but probiotics go to the source of the problem.
This is just my opinion, based upon my readings.
it might have been you!
so it isn’t you are anti-fiber, you are pro-probiotics
I eat yoghurt and volia - I have calcium and some bacteria!
But I don’t supplement these things.
Those special pro-biotic drinks have been found to do more harm than good by the way with more bad bacteria being found in some test subjects.
The root cause of any dietary problem is not eating fruits, vegetables and animals.