Why do doctors recommend fiber?
The majority of medical doctors in the United States practice medicine “by the book.” This means a strict adherence to established clinical guidelines and standards of care in order to insulate themselves from malpractice lawsuits. Unfortunately for patients, doctors are taught to recommend fiber not because it is good for them, but because it benefits those who wrote “the book.”
In essence, the recommendation to use fiber for constipation is a widespread cover up of the side-effects of antibiotics, dental amalgams, and most other prescription drugs.
Medical doctors themselves are aren‘t involved in this unintentional cover up, and they are just as much victims as anyone who follows this advice, because doctors also consume fiber themselves, and insist their families do the same.
Pharmaceutical companies in the United States control almost all aspects of medical education, either directly, by publishing references, textbooks, and curriculums for continuous education courses as well as designing and administering licensing exams, or indirectly, by sponsoring the teaching faculties of medical schools. Their interests shape doctors‘ thinking and treatments.
And that‘s even before spending enormous amounts of money for all forms of advertising to promote their views on radio, television, and in printed publications.
In turn, doctors recommend fiber for constipation because that is what is written up in all medical references and textbooks, even though every single piece of independent research states emphatically:
— Fiber causes constipation and related colorectal disorders.
— Fiber doesn‘t relieve constipation or improves motility.
— Fiber is squarely behind colorectal cancer.
To learn more why independent scientists and the Federal Drug Administration is against using fiber for constipation, please visit this page!
On the one hand, medical schools teach students that bowels contain innate bacteria, that these bacteria are critical to health, that antibiotics routinely kill this bacteria along with their intended target, wreaking all kinds of havoc in the process.
On the other hand, the American Medical Association and, consequently, the American doctors with an M.D. title next to their names, do not recognize dysbacteriosis — that is the term for a dead bacteria condition — as a legitimate medical disorder. Go figure…
Since it is next to impossible to find an American child or adult nowadays, who hasn‘t taken antibiotics at least once or twice, or hasn‘t been exposed to traces of antibiotics in meat, dairy, poultry, and farmed fish, it is safe to presume that almost all Americans suffer from dysbacteriosis.
Add to this the tens of millions of Americans who are getting exposed 24/7 to mercury in dental amalgam. True, mercury preserves cavities from further decay, but it also destroys gut bacteria in the same way as does the mercury from a broken thermometer or in tuna fish.
These bacteria protect bowel mucosa from inflammation, polyps, and cancers. They make the essential vitamins K and biotin, and govern fagocitosis — a term for primary immunity response. In addition to these life-critical tasks, bacteria also give stools their soft, amorphous shape and moisture by retaining water and minerals.
According to the medical textbooks, healthy bowels are supposed to contain over 450 strains of intestinal bacteria, and they compose 50 to 75% of dry stools by weight. After the bacteria are gone, stools become small, dry, and hard, pebble-like. So, to fix this anomaly, doctors recommend insoluble fiber, commonly found in fruits, vegetables, and grains, because fiber enlarges stools by retaining water in them.
Since larger stools cause internal hemorrhoids from straining and narrow an already narrow anal canal even more, constipation gradually sets in. At this point doctors recommend adding soluble fiber, because it blocks the absorption of fluids inside the bowel, and acts as a potent laxative. Psyllium found in Metamucil is one of the most versatile laxatives because it contains plenty of both fibers — soluble and insoluble.
Thus, by recommending fiber, doctors are able to overcome not only the side effects of antibiotics, but also most other drugs that affect muscle tone and nerve sensitivity, and, in turn, diminish the bowel‘s peristalsis and suppress the natural urge to move your bowels. These are the drugs used for blood pressure, cholesterol reduction, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxieties, depression, Parkinson‘s, and many others.
In essence, by replacing the dead bacteria in stools, dietary fiber has been covering up the complicity of most drugs in constipation and bowel disorders, even though it is against the law to even mention fiber in connection to constipation.
Obviously, I haven‘t made that law – the Food and Drugs Administration did, and any doctor or nutritionist who recommends fiber for regularity or constipation relief, violates that law and commits professional malpractice.
Some legal purists may argue: this law applies only to supplement labels.
Come on, give me a break! If a supplement label can‘t say “Fiber relieves constipation” without violating the law, then the same law applies to all other uses of fiber in connection to constipation.
If this was otherwise in a country governed by English laws, I too could use my former Russian driver's license to run red lights with impunity, because the law doesn‘t explicitly mention a jerk driving around with a foreign driver's license!
So, what should you do if you rely on fiber in food or supplements to move your bowels, or use laxogenic food, such as prune juice, prunes, oats, and fiber-fortified morning cereals?
The answer is obvious: stop doing it because fiber gradually leads to dependence and addiction by stretching out the colon, narrowing down the anal canal, and causing anorectal nerve damage. In turn, these irreversible changes make constipation more severe and cause further colorectal damage, such as diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, polyps, and cancers.
To wean yourself from self-destructive fiber dependence, review this page first: Overcoming Fiber Dependence. It explains how to normalize stools, restore intestinal flora, and maintain regularity without fiber and laxatives.
If you are already affected by constipation, and would like to eliminate its underlying causes, start here: No Downside, Just Upside-down.
If you would like to get an even better understanding of the far-reaching 'fiber conspiracy', please review these two videos:
If you are still not convinced after reading and viewing all of the above, then ask your GI doctor to give you a thorough examination, record all of the doctor's findings, and continue consuming fiber as you always have.
Wait for several more years, and, then, visit the same doctor again. Ask him/her to find any improvements in your colorectal health. If there aren't any, or your doctor discovers more problems, you already know how to find this site!
See you back soon!