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Paperback Fiber Menace: The Truth About The Leading Role Of Fiber In Diet Failure, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Etc. Book

ISBN: 0970679645

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Fiber Menace: The Truth About The Leading Role Of Fiber In Diet Failure, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Etc.

Fiber Menace is for people who believe fiber prevents cancers, reduces the risk of heart disease, regulates blood sugar, wards off diabetes, lowers appetite, induces weight loss, cleanses the colon,... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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It puts the subject on the table...

This book is impressive. I read it thoroughly, even though I didn't feel its recommendations applied directly to me because I haven't been on any diet, haven't had digestive problems, and have generally followed what would probably be identified as a "moderate diet." For one thing, it conveys technical (chemical, medical) information in a conversational way that enables a layman like me to understand it. And it writes about a subject not considered to be "discussable" in polite society (i.e. digestion, bowel movements, etc.,) in an open and unaffected way. This is probably the sole time I have read anything at all about this subject. It "puts the subject on the table." The opening, about Graham and Kellogg, those symbols of healthy diet, is something of a shock to read and discover in their own words, their "philosophies" about food and health. That is almost entirely unknown today.

Fiber Menace

Fiber Menace By Konstantin Monastrsky (Pub. by Ageless Press, 2005) From a symbolic cover illustrating a cereal bowl full of gold screws, the insightful book, Fiber Menace, reveals the disastrous effects that our modern high-fiber nutritional dictates may have on the proper functioning of the digestive system. From purely a perspective of the problems that a high-fiber diet creates--of large stools that stretch the intestinal tract beyond its normal range and eventually cause intestinal damage and bowel problems, including hernias, hemorrhoidal disease, constipation, malnourishment, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease, to drastically upsetting the natural bacterial flora in the intestinal tract--Fiber Menace describes major health issues that can develop from eating what's considered a modern healthy diet that is high in fiber from fiber supplements, grains, vegetables, fruits and legumes. The book also details the problems with over-hydration. The recommended 8 glasses of water a day may cause problems such as constipation, mineral depletion and imbalances, which can factor in digestive disorders, kidney disease, degenerative bone disease, muscular disorders and even cardiac arrest from electrical dysfunction. Pointing to traditional healthy cultures, we find that people did not drink large quantities of water because a clean water source was not guaranteed. Instead, they stayed hydrated with dairy, fermented beverages and bone broth soups, which have incredible nutrient qualities and are not flushed through the body as plain water. The author of this book is a brilliant man who suffered a life-threatening illness from years as a vegetarian. Mr. Monastyrsky is a pharmacologist, and after immigrating to the US from the Ukraine, pursued a career in high technology. He worked in two premier Wall Street firms: as a senior systems analyst at First Boston Corporation and as a consultant at Goldman-Sachs & Co. He has also written two best-selling Russian language books, entitled Functional Nutrition: The Foundation of Absolute Health and Longevity, and Disorders of Carbohydrate Metabolism. I was fascinated with this author's perspective as I also suffered a life-threatening digestive illness and recovered through eating a nutrient-dense diet, which happens to also be a low-fiber diet. For years, I ate lots of fruits and vegetables--mostly raw--ate lots of grains and faithfully drank 8 glasses of water daily. I ate some meat and dairy and very little fat-- and definitely no butter! I developed severe intestinal damage from undiagnosed Celiac disease and a hiatal hernia, but am convinced, from reading this book, that many of my digestive problems may have been equally caused from a high-fiber diet as a factor in the intestinal damage and severe malnutrition that I suffered. The author discusses that a low fiber diet and not eating anything that your great, great, great, great grandmother wouldn't eat will heal digestive illness. He advoc

Finally, a solution for my constipation

I have been suffering from severe constipation for many years and tried all the methods known to traditional medicine, including eating fiber, of course. A year ago I met the author of this book and got help that allowed me to improve my condition dramatically. A lot of what I learned from the author is now available to everyone in this book. It's going to help a lot of people! If you have any kind of digestive disorder (and constipation, in particular) you must read this.

This book has changed my eating habits for good!

Fiber Menace is a fascinating read. I received an advanced copy of Fiber Menace for review. Before reading this book, I thought I knew a lot about nutrition. I thought I had a great grasp on fiber's role in our diet and on the importance of consuming plenty of it...Fiber Menace convinced me that the "truths" I had absorbed from other books, articles, and the food industry were in fact highly questionable. Fiber, it turns out, can actually be very harmful in the quantities recommended by the "establishment." Our bodies become addicted to it -- and then depend on it to stay regular. Basically, we get into a vicious cycle. Fiber Menace explains how that happens, what the results are (frightening and not always apparent until later in life) and what to do about it now. Since reading the book, I've changed my diet. For example, I've cut way back on fiber, I don't rely on drinking water to force down the food (as I've discovered this is not how our bodies function), I've stopped forcing myself to drink those 8 glasses of water daily, etc...the result is that I'm already starting to feel better after a relatively short period of time. Author Konstantin Monastyrsky boldly challenges many truths about diet and nutrition, taking to task Dr. Atkins and many other diet gurus whose teachings many of us had taken as gospel (often with mixed to poor results!). His writing style is very accessible and engaging.
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