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
— Fiber causes constipation and related colorectal
— Fiber doesn‘t relieve constipation or improves
— 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 disbacteriosis — 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 disbacteriosis.
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
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
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
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
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