Who has the burden of purity, the FDA or manufacturers of food products and nutritional supplements? Have you heard of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994? This legislation gave the green light to manufacturers to make what's called a "structure-function" claim.
In plain language, it means that manufacturers can put on a label a claim such as "calcium can contribute to bone health." But it leaves out details that so can magnesium, vitamin D3, and other minerals also can help build bone, or that magnesium can also help to produce a balance of calcium and magnesium in the body as long as you're getting your calcium, vitamin D, and magnesium in balanced amounts from your foods.
Without magnesium, calcium won't be fully utilized in the body. See, Magnesium and Calcium Absorption. Milk is about 8 parts calcium to one part magnesium, and excess calcium can create a magnesium deficiency. Excess calcium in the body can result in calcium deposits such as gallstones or excess tartar on the teeth at the gumline. But people with certain kidney conditions aren't supposed to take magnesium supplements. And many nutritionists suggest getting your balance of nutrients from whole foods unless you're not absorbing what you eat, and your health professional suggests other measures.
The burden of safety and purity has changed hands
The burden of purity and safety has changed hands from the manufacturer of the past to the FDA of the present. Presently, the FDA needs to prove that a supplement is unhealthy in some way, such as having an excess amount of lead or other problem, instead of the manufacturer being required to have an independent laboratory test the product for safety first and to require what's on the label to be exactly the same as what's in the container.
One example of not telling you exactly what's in the container on the label is any given plant extract that says "natural flavors" when it comes to naming what's making the plant extract taste so sweet, but doesn't tell you what's used to sweeten the product, other than it contains no sugar. You have no idea of whether the sweetener comes from a plant or an extract from an animal's gland or whether hexane or other chemicals rather than water or heat are used to extract the nutrients from the plant.
When a label says 'natural' you don't know whether the food color or sweetener comes from a plant or the juice of a crushed beetle that provides some foods with a reddish color, instead of using beet or berry juice. And you don't know whether the particular sweetener has had complaints of causing heart beat changes because you can't look up the side effects if you don't know the name of the sweetener listed as "natural flavors" on any given label of a supplement that lists it's antioxidant value rather than every additive that's in it that makes it taste so good.
Don't let a bezoar buzz you in the gut
Don't let a bezoar, a ball of fiber form between your stomach and small intestine from too much fiber building up with no place to go. It can happen if you're taking a fiber supplement to relieve constipation instead of using food with some insoluble fiber such as emulsified broccoli stems, raw carrots as in a carrot salad, or oatmeal and/or cooked whole oat groats or flax seed meal in other foods, or even oat bran.
You can also eat functional fiber, which is the gummy fiber found in oatmeal and similar foods. It's a nondigestible carbohydrate. But it can help move food along to relieve some types of constipation. It's best if anyone who needs more fiber in the diet use real food instead of fiber supplements to avoid a possible bezoar, which is a mass of fiber build up from supplements or foods high in fiber that's found trapped in the gastrointestinal system.
A bezoar can block the digestive system, especially the exit of the stomach. A that's composed of vegetable materials is called a phytobezoar. .A bezoar is a hard indigestible mass of material, such as hair, vegetable fibers, or fruits, found in the stomachs or intestines of animals. Cats have hairballs, and humans (and other animals) can have bezoars of fruit, fiber, or vegetable matter as well as fiber supplements taken for constipation that build up instead of move waste out.
Fiber versus belly fat
The more fiber in a teenager's diet, the less chance the youth has of developing excess belly fat, known as visceral adipose tissue, according to a new study. The majority of teenagers in the USA choose comfort foods over foods that have fiber. Smooth and milky foods are chosen over crunchy foods such as chopped apples and carrots with nuts and seeds.
Recently, this latest study of more than 550 adolescents ages 14-18 recruited from Augusta, Georgia high schools found that on average they got about 33 percent of the adequate amount of daily fiber, according to the report published online in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.You can read that May 16, 2012 abstract of the original study, "Adolescent Fiber Consumption Is Associated with Visceral Fat and Inflammatory Markers."
Lower fiber intake was associated with an increase in visceral adipose tissue -- or belly fat -- and markers for increased inflammation, the study found. That kind of chronic inflammation is associated with the potential to develop health problems such as diabetes.
Before this year, the link between adolescent fiber consumption, inflammation, and body fat distribution has not been investigated. What that study investigated emphasized the associations of dietary fiber intake with inflammatory-related biomarkers and robust measures of total and central adiposity (fat) in a sample of 559 adolescents aged 14–18 yr (49% female, 45% Black).
How the researchers worked consisted of taking fasting blood samples for measurement. Researchers looked for levels of leptin, adiponectin, resistin, C-reactive protein, and fibrinogen.
Diet was assessed with four to seven 24-h recalls, and physical activity was determined by accelerometry. Fat-free soft tissue mass and fat mass were measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. Visceral adipose (fat) tissue was assessed using magnetic resonance imaging.
The results of the study revealed that dietary fiber intake was inversely associated with fat mass and serum leptin in males but not in females. That means the less fiber eaten, the more fat on the teenagers.
In both genders, dietary fiber intake was negatively associated with visceral adipose (fat) tissue, plasma C-reactive protein, and plasma fibrinogen and positively associated with plasma adiponectin. No relations were found between dietary fiber intake and plasma resistin in either males or females.
What the conclusion of that study revealed for adolescent data suggested that greater consumption of dietary fiber is associated with lower visceral adiposity (such as belly fat) and multiple biomarkers implicated in inflammation.
High levels of inflammatory markers and high levels of visceral fat are associated with insulin insensitivity
This type of condition can lead to type 2 diabetes in teenagers or in people of any age. The study happened to be the first study to look at the impact of fiber intake in adolescents You can check out another study published online in the journal Pediatrics that found the rate of teens with diabetes or pre-diabetes increased from 9 percent in 1999 to 23 percent in 2008.
The question is whether teenagers eating more fiber can stop the dramatic rise of type 2 diabetes in the USA. It could be a matter of eating an apple and drinking a vegetable juice smoothie instead of a bag of chips and a soda.
Even with all the sugar in fruits, teenagers in the USA are still not getting enough fruits and vegetables in their diet. The fiber seems to be missing from the diets of children and adolescents. You could hide kale or spinach and other green leafy vegetables such as arugula in a smoothie made of carrot juice and mangoes and still have it taste sweet, if that's all kids will drink until they're adjusted to eating more fiber. Some kids could have a scoop of grapefruit pectin added to their smoothies.
How do you get more fiber into teenagers?
If you can't coax kids to eat more fruits and vegetables you could add fiber powder to their food or give them fortified yogurt or smoothies. There needs to be funding for doing interventional studies on whether fiber can 'rescue' kids from pre-type 2diabetes. How do you get fussy eaters to even taste juices made by emulsifying in a blender green leafy vegetables?
One way is to hide the vegetables in a fruit smoothie made of melons and berries. Kids are only going to eat foods they enjoy according to their taste buds. If parents ate a certain way, the children by habit will pick up on those food choices, such as having preschoolers make raw food cookies from high-fiber ground seeds, nuts, and grains. And if grains rot their teeth, try nuts and seeds such as flax seed meal ground with almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachio nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and blueberries.
What does a super fiber do?
A super fiber such as PGX eaten before each meal slows absorption of sugar and fat. It's supposed to make you feel full so you don't eat too much.
People with insulin resistance issues, insulin sensitivity, too high insulin levels in the blood, pre-diabetes, and/or type 2 diabetes sometimes are told by their health care team to have a "medicinal protein" shake for breakfast instead of oatmeal, which often quickly turns to sugar in the blood, especially if people eat it sweetened or highly processed. The goal is to improve blood sugar control and help tone down insulin resistance. Check out foods low on the Glycemic Index. Other health care professionals ask why older people's immune systems go down and sometimes suggest "reishi mushrooms." But what about fiber?
It has been said that fiber can prevent obesity and all the chronic disease of aging, according to the study, "Dietary Fiber and Weight Regulation." Check out the abstract of this study. This is because fiber slows the rate at which food enters your bloodstream and increases the speed at which food exits your body through the digestive tract.
In nutrition circles, the influence of dietary fiber on energy regulation remains controversial. When your diet is full of juices, sodas, sports drinks, or vitamin waters and other refined carbohydrates such as rice, pasta, bread, and potatoes, your cells start to resist the effects of insulin. Suddenly your body needs a lot more insulin to keep your blood sugar levels balanced.
Excess insulin pours into your blood and you begin to feel anxious or start to shake due to the high insulin levels pouring into your blood. Your own body is overdosing you in insulin. Meanwhile doctors are testing your for blood glucose levels, which can be normal or even low. But your problem is your high insulin levels, and usually doctors never test you for high insulin levels.
Health care professionals usually test you for high blood sugar levels (glucose levels). The higher your insulin levels, the worse your insulin resistance may be. Unless you ask for a test of your insulin levels, you can go for decades with insulin resistance or sensitivity and suffer premature aging from the inside out.
What may happen next is that the resultant diseases of premature aging, where your muscles turn to soft fat, inflammation happens, and you rapidly age and develop a higher risk of stroke, heart disease, and clogged arteries from too-small LDL cholesterol particles, too low HDL particles, and other signs of degenerative disease, all possibly leading to a root cause of insulin resistance which could be changed by what you decide to eat. The big issue is what problem-solving tools your doctor will use, prescription drugs, or a change in diet?
In one study of how fiber may be able to help if you're obese and crave sweets and too many carbs such as potatoes, pasta, or bread, the study found that under conditions of fixed energy intake, the majority of studies indicate that an increase in either soluble or insoluble fiber intake increases post-meal satiety and decreases subsequent hunger. Studies indicate that consumption of an additional 14 g/day fiber for >2 days is associated with a 10% decrease in energy intake and body weight loss of 1.9 kg over 3.8 months.
You can look at some of the studies with fiber and overweight people. What some of these studies say, for example is that the observed changes in energy intake and body weight occur both when the fiber is from naturally high-fiber foods and when it is from a fiber supplement. In view of the fact that mean dietary fiber intake in the United States is currently only 15 g/day (i.e., approximately half the American Heart Association recommendation of 25–30 g/day), efforts to increase dietary fiber in individuals consuming >25 g/day may help to decrease the currently high national prevalence of obesity.
Why super fiber is emphasized in the latest books on ultra-metabolism
The goal in nutrition is to eat "cleaner source of protein" instead of the high-heated, overly fatty sources. In addition, vitamin B3 is said to increase cholesterol particle size. With super fibers in the diet, you have the start of a plan based on knowledge of what works better in your own, individual body.
A super fiber such as PGX (a special fiber to lower blood sugar, insulin, and cholesterol levels, and nutrients that are supposed to improve insulin sensitivity such as chromium, biotin, alpha or r-lipoic acid, vitamin D3, and niacin (to raise good cholesterol levels) often is given to people with insulin sensitivity.
PGX® (PolyGlycopleX®) is a unique complex of highly-purified, water-soluble polysaccharides (plant fibres) developed using advanced EnviroSimplex® technology. This technology combines these natural compounds in a very specific ratio making PGX an effective weight loss aid and dietary supplement. PGX was invented by researchers at InovoBiologic Inc, Calgary after many years of extensive research. PGX is available in Ultra Matrix soft gelatin capsules as PGX Daily, as well as in granules, meal replacement powder and capsules. For more information, check out the site, What Is Pgx Supplement?
The super fiber PGX is made from plant fibers called polysaccharides, which are strands of different 'simple' sugars that are linked together to form complex carbohydrates. It's used as a weight-loss supplement because PGX makes you feel fuller faster. So you don't eat as much. PGX as a super fiber also helps to improfe blood sugar and insulin levels.
For more information, on PGX, you can learn a lot about PGX from the book, Blood Sugar Solution, by Mark Hyman, M.D. If you look in the index under PGX, the doctor explains how and why he used PGX to help patients with specific conditions related to insulin sensitivity, insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, obesity, high insulin levels in the blood, and other health issues in the book explained as to how the patients improved by dietary changes. PGX is supposed to help keep your blood sugar and insulin levels more in balance.
Super fiber in the news
The site, What Is Pgx Supplement explains PGX, the "super-fiber" should be taken with meals and not taken before bed time. Side effects include loose stools and constipation, bloating, and gas, and recommends starting at low doses and gradually working your way up to more effective doses. So talk with your health care team if you need this type of fiber. The vegetable and fruit world also has a wide variety of fiber plants that are edible as well. Also see another site, PGX - What You Need to Know. And check out other foods that are considered as super fiber foods. See, Super Fiber Foods.
Also check out the site, Mark Hyman, MD: The Super Fiber That Controls Your Appetite and Blood Sugar. According to the article site and the video you can watch on that site, "Dr. Dennis Burkitt, a famous English physician, studied the differences between indigenous African bushmen and their 'civilized' western counterparts. The bushmen seemed to be free of the scourges of modern life -- including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
"Dr. Burkitt found that the average bushman had a stool weight of two pounds and the 'civilized' men had a stool weight of only four ounces - that's 87.5 percent smaller. The difference was in the amount of fiber they ate.
"Today, the average American eats about 8 grams of fiber a day. But the average hunter and gatherer ate 100 grams from all manner of roots, berries, leaves and plant foods. And the fiber is what helped those ancestors of ours stay healthy. Just take a look at all the good things that fiber can do for your body."
The point is that whatever you eat, the goal is not to have excess insulin pouring into your bloodstream on a daily basis due to insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance. The way you can tell is if your weight gain is primarily in your belly and whether you're thin or overweight, your blood insulin levels will give you a clue as well as the size of your LDL cholesterol particles.
Small is bad, and large is good when it comes to the size of LDL particles. If insulin sensitive or insulin resistance is your issue, whether you're thin on the outside and fat on the inside or the opposite, check it out and follow a diet that's healthier and tailored to your metabolism and body chemistry.
Can eating fish help ward off colon polyps, new study asks?
Eating fish may ward off colon polyps in a new 2012 study. See the sites, "Eating more fish may lower women's colon polyp risk (02/9/12)," and "Eating Fish May Help Ward Off Colon Polyps in Women: MedlinePlus." The question for researchers is what's better--fiber or fish--to lower the risk of developing colon polyps?
Also the tendency to develop polyps can run in the family and be inherited -- or they can sprout up spontaneously, perhaps from a diet-related imbalance. What scientists are looking at presently is whether a high-fiber diet can be of help in lowering the risk.
Eating at least three servings of fish a week may reduce women's risk of developing some types of colon polyps, according to a new study. In other studies, omega-3 fats in fish may reduce inflammation and help protect against the development of colon polyps, according to the researchers at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
The researchers studied more than 5,300 participants. Scientists found that women who ate at least three servings of fish a week were 33 percent less likely to develop colon polyps, and also had lower levels of an inflammation-related hormone called prostaglandin E2.
For those who'd rather take fish oil than aspirin, research has revealed that fish oil appears to have the same beneficial effect as aspirin in reducing inflammation. So basically, you want to first reduce inflammation in your nutrition plan to lower the risk of developing colon polyps. The only issue is that researchers found that eating fish reduced the risk of colon polyps in women, but not in men.
Too many omega 6 oils in the diet and not enough of the other types of fats?
Scientists are surmising that men may be eating too much omega 6 fatty acids from oils or nuts that contain high amounts of omega 6, compared to balancing omega 6, omega 3, and omega 9 oils. The body is looking for a balance of oils. Do you need a change of oil?
Most people get their excess omega-6 fatty acids from diets high in meats, grains and seed oils, including corn oil. On the other hand, fish have high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Some fish have higher levels than others, for example tuna, salmon and sardines. You can check out the study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
You have to look at these studies as showing an association or link between fish and less of a risk of developing polyps. But the studies don't prove eating fish or taking fish oils is the reason why fewer polyps were found in women.
Check out the Feb. 8, 2012 news release on the study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. You might also look at last year's studies from the local University of California, Davis. Check out the research performed at the University of California, Davis in the Sacramento and Davis regional area, "For non-whites, geography plays key role in colon cancer screening: race, ethnicity only part of equation, research finds," as reported in the January 11, 2011 issue of Science Daily. Also see the HealthDay site. Also see Colorectal cancer risk related to gene's expression (01/26/12).
UC Davis researches fiber in relation to possibly lowering risk of colon cancer
In a paper published online in the journal Cancer, medical oncologist Thomas Semrad and colleagues at UC Davis Cancer Center demonstrated that while screening rates for whites rarely vary regardless of geography, location accounts for significant differences in colorectal testing among non-whites. Check out the U.C. Davis Dept. of Nutrition article, "What is fiber? Multiple definitions of total fiber." Also see in the journal Cancer, "The effect of a low-fat, high fiber, fruit and vegetable intervention on rectal mucosal proliferation."
Research from the Sacramento area's UC Davis Cancer Center also found that whether a person gets screened for colon cancer often depends on where they live in addition to their race or ethnicity. Sacramento nutritionists and researchers are looking at high fiber (vegetable) diets and vitamin D3 as one way to possibly shrink colon polyps so that they eventually may disappear.
It has long been known that racial minorities have lower colorectal screening rates than whites, presumably because of differences in socioeconomic status, access to care and cultural issues. What hasn't been known, until now, is whether these differences also vary across geographic regions.
Red meat cooked at high heat may boost risk of colon polyps
Also see other articles based on various studies at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee, "Red meat cooked at high heat may boost risk of colon polyps (09/29," and "Licorice compound offers new cancer prevention strategy."
Researchers looked at ordinary cooked foods and foods cooked at high heats, particularly red meats. Many studies have been done on various foods, including grains and plant foods cooked at high heat and meats that have been charred around the edges. See the articles, Eating Food Cooked At High Temperature - Life Extension and High Cooking Temperature and Inflammation - Arthritis Today.
Do fatty acids and high fiber vegetable diets plus vitamin D3 help the colon?
One question researchers may ask is whether the fatty acid, Butyrate along with a high vegetable fiber diet and a specific amount of vitamin D3 turn your colon polyps into a state where they could shrink and disappear by the process of redifferentiation?
Could butyrate lower your risk of getting colon cancer? When you eat a lot of raw vegetables and fruits day after day for a few weeks, your stools will contain a lot of the chemical called butyrate, which is an organic acid. Don't get butyrate mixed up with a food supplement called Butyrex™ .
See the study titled "Dietary Fiber and colorectal adenoma in a colorectal cancer early detection program." Peters, U, et al, Lancet, 361: 1491-95, 2003. The findings reported, "High intakes of dietary fiber were associated with a lower risk of colorectal adenoma, after adjustment for potential dietary and non-dietary risk factors."
According to The Analyst, "Butyrate, a fatty acid, comes from two dietary sources. First, it is one of the metabolic end products of unabsorbed dietary carbohydrate that has been bacterially fermented in the gut. Butyrate is the single biggest metabolite of fiber.
Second, the only direct source in the diet is from butter, which contains 3% butyrate. Adequate amounts of butyrate are necessary for the health of the large intestine cells."
When the butyrate is present at a higher level than usual in your intestines and colon, according to the May 2009 issue of Total Wellness newsletter, it causes a reaction that scientists call redifferentiation. The word, redifferentiation in biology might also imply that if your polyps were just beginning to turn cancerous, redifferentiation could help the cells, in some cases, to go back to their normal state.
The term redifferentiation also means to return to a specialized condition in order to perform a specific function after a period of having been doing a non-specific activity. Butyrate is a fatty acid. It comes from unabsorbed dietary fiber that has been bacterially fermented in the gut, and is also found in cow’s milk or butter.
How butyrate works is by metabolizing fiber in the colon. It helps produce the energy necessary for the health of the large intestine. See The Analyst site to learn more details about what butyrate does.
When you ask your doctor a question about whether a butyrate-based product will prevent your colon polyps from turning to cancer, what do you think your doctor's answer might be? Some scientific studies have shown that you even can increase your butyrate with a food supplement called Butyrex™ .
For example, Butyrex™ from T.E. Neesby, a dietary supplement provided by Jigsaw Health, and other online supplement sellers, is a butyrate complex that helps metabolize fiber in the colon for a healthier gastrointestinal system. Are researchers looking at supplements, plant extracts, oils, or whole foods?
According to a 2003 study, (The Lancet, Volume 361, Issue 9368, Pages 1491 - 1495, 3 May 2003), "Participants in the highest quintile of dietary fiber intake had a 27% (95% CI 14—38, ptrend=0·002) lower risk of adenoma than those in the lowest quintile. The inverse association was strongest for fiber from grains and cereals and from fruits. Risks were similar for advanced and non-advanced adenoma."
The study noted that, "Risk of rectal adenoma was not significantly associated with fiber intake." How do you as a consumer interpret the findings? The study noted, "Dietary fiber, particularly from grains, cereals, and fruits, was associated with decreased risk of distal colon adenoma."
Can a product such as Butyrex™ help to lower colon cancer risk? Butyrex™ is considered part of a calcium supplement, to be taken with each meal. Its purpose is to help people with severely compromised digestion.
Yet Butyrex™ also is used to help those with autism. At the Enzymes and Autism yahoo group, Butyrex™ has been mentioned there as being able to purge ammonia. This news also is of interest to people with leaky gut, where the compromised intestines leak bacteria and undigested food into the bloodstream.
See the Aeonpi site. Also, at a mercury toxicity help site called Moondragon Birthing Services, Butyrex™ is recommended for digestion and gall bladder support for autism. Liver and gallbladder congestion are major issues in states of toxicity.
Is the product also being used as a detox formula to remove mercury and other toxins from the lower bowel or bloodstream? Or is it mainly used for reversing instestinal metaplasia? Here butyrate when combined with retinoic acid, a natural form of vitamin A, is discussed regarding being of help for those with intestinal metaplasia.
Intestinal metaplasia-related article
At Dr. Jonathan V. Wright’s Nutrition & Healing publication there's an article online published in September 2004, on page 8 that answers a query regarding intestinal metaplasia. The article notes that “Although there's no way to say for sure, there's evidence suggesting that calcium-magnesium butyrate and retinoic acid, a natural form of vitamin A, may help reverse metaplasia. Calcium-magnesium butyrate is available as a product called Butyrex™ .”
The article explains, “I usually recommend taking one capsule three limes per day. Retinoic acid is available only by prescription, so you'll need help from a compounding pharmacist and a physician skilled and knowledgeable in nutritional medicine to get it and to determine what dose might be best for you.” The excellent nutrition and healing publication article also appears online as a PDF file.
Folic acid and conflicting studies on polyps
Some doctors prescribe folic acid to prevent polyps. But there are conflicting studies, some showing cancer rates increasing when folic acid is added to flour used in several countries, and other studies showing that a steady dose of folic acid keeps colon cells from developing cancers.
Studies continue to be conflicting about what the results are when either the active form of folate or folic acid is added to grain or other foods. Originally folic acid had been added to flour and other foods to prevent birth defects.
Which studies can you believe on folic acid?
There’s a folic acid product called Folixor on the market. Explore the research. Some people can’t absorb folic acid because they have a specific gene variation and must take folate in the active form as it comes in food or is taken from whole food products that say on the label that the folate is in the active form.
According to the Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine's site, "Senate Bill (SB) 907 (Statutes of 2003) established the Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine within the Department of Consumer Affairs. The Bureau will administer the Naturopathic Doctors Act. This law specifies various standards for the licensure and regulation of naturopathic medicine that the Bureau will enforce."
You could look at the Heart Spring site to find out more about how environmental chemicals are implicated in up to 90% of all cancers, according to research by the World Health Organization. But what if you want to prevent your benign colon polyps (adenomas) from turning cancerous?
High fiber diets in the news
Are there certain foods that can help? High fiber diets have been shown to be helpful in general for numerous health benefits such as lowering cholesterol and possibly preventing polyups or diverticulitis by getting rid of numerous toxins that remain in the colon.
Scientific studies for the past half century have emphasized eating a high-fiber diet without being specific as to what type of foods are best. According to the May 2009 issue of Total Wellness newsletter, by eating a special raw food breakfast or snack, you’re off to a good start. First you take a handful of raw buckwheat groats (or any whole grain that is not processed) and put it into a glass jar of filtered water.
On top of the groats, you put a handful of almonds. Then on top of the almonds goes a handful of sunflower seeds. You leave these three ingredients to soak in the refrigerator overnight. They will begin to sprout. Take out the grain and seed mixture and add some fruit in a bowl.
Add liquids such as almond milk, soy milk, kefir, yogurt, or any type of milk or juice to the fruit, nut, and grain soaked raw mixture. You’d also need to check to see whether you have enough vitamin D3 and omega 3 fatty acids in balance with your other fatty acids.
See Grant WB, Garland CF's medical research study and article titled,"A critical review of studies on vitamin D in relation to colorectal cancer." The study reported, "There is strong evidence from several different lines of investigation supporting the hypothesis that vitamin D may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Further study is required to elucidate the mechanisms and develop guidelines for optimal vitamin D3 sources and serum levels of vitamin D metabolites."
If you and your doctor agree for you to take vitamin D, use the natural vitamin D3, in the appropriate amount. Don't consume synthetic vitamin D2. Also see the article, Growth control of human colon cancer cells by vitamin D and calcium in vitro, by Heide S. Cross, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 84:1355-57, 1992. What would you include in your dietary measures?
If you like, other natural approaches include adding two tablespoons of lecithin granules on top (optional). Your next meal could be cut up raw vegetables or a salad. Brown bag it. Cut up radishes, cucumbers, zucchini, green onions, fennel, carrots, celery, or any raw vegetables you enjoy. For dessert eat some whole fruits. Slice an organic apple.
Some doctors tell you to try a salad for dinner topped with cooked or canned salmon or other types of fish such as sardines. The point is you want some high-fiber, raw foods, about 30-35 grams of fiber in your diet, if your doctor says it’s okay for you to eat a few meals with 30-35 grams of fiber.
Dietary fiber that's fermented in the gut and butter
According to the Jigsaw Health site, the fatty acid Butyrex™ "comes from two dietary sources: 1) unabsorbed dietary fiber that has been bacterially fermented in the gut, and 2) cow’s milk or butter. By metabolizing fiber in the colon, butyrate helps produce the energy necessary for the health of the large intestine."
Butyrate is offered from T.E. Neesby. If you do eat a high-fiber diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, butyrate is helpful for soothing the gastrointestinal system and also is used by some people with chronic ailments such as digestive or colon problems, autism, and even memory loss.
Check out the benefits to you of butyrate with your health care providers. Can it shrink those polyps along with a high-fiber diet? You're getting some butyrate when you eat butter, but then again, you're getting saturated fat with the butter. The first place to look for validation is in the research results.
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Sec. 5. Dietary supplement claims.
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