Fiber Is Not Necessary

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3435786/

“”Lack of fiber in the diet was first postulated in 1971 as the cause of diseases such as diverticulosis, hemorrhoids and colorectal cancer. Since then, partly due to widespread media publicity, it is now widely accepted that dietary fiber is a necessary component of a healthy diet and is required for normal bowel movement. It is popularly used in the management of constipation by the publicLack of fiber in the diet was first postulated in 1971 as the cause of diseases such as diverticulosis, hemorrhoids and colorectal cancer[1]. “

“Since then, partly due to widespread media publicity, it is now widely accepted that dietary fiber is a necessary component of a healthy diet and is required for normal bowel movement[25]. It is popularly used in the management of constipation by the public and by many doctors. Insoluble fiber is known to increase stool weight and decrease colonic transit time[6,7]. Fiber is said to aid in water retention in the colon and results in stools that are less dry and easier to evacuate. However, the reality is that stool moisture content remains at 70%-75% regardless of the amount of fiber and water consumed[7,8].”

“There were 16 males (25.6%) and 47 (74.4%) females, median age 47 years (range, 20-80 years) included in the study. At the commencement of the study, all patients were already on a high fiber diet or taking fiber supplements. After 2 wk of a no fiber diet, patients were asked to continue on as little fiber in the diet as they were able to follow if this were to give them relief from their symptoms.

At 6 mo, 41 patients continued on a no fiber diet and 16 were on a reduced fiber diet. The remaining 6 patients continued on a high fiber diet for various reasons including being vegetarians or inability to stop consuming dietary fiber for religious or personal reasons.

The median age of patients who stayed on a no fiber diet was 46 years (range, 21-80 years), on a reduced fiber diet was 45 years (range, 20-65 years) and on a high fiber diet was 59 years (range, 28-75 years). There was no statistical significant difference in age between the 3 groups. There was also no statistical difference in sex between the 3 groups (Table ​(Table11).

At 6 mo follow-up, the interval between bowel movements decreased with the reduction in fiber intake (P < 0.001). Forty one patients who completely stopped fiber intake had their bowel frequency increased from one motion in 3.75 d (± 1.59 d) to one motion in 1.0 d (± 0.00 d) (P < 0.001). Of 16 patients who reduced their dietary fiber intake, 12 patients had daily bowel movement, 3 had one bowel movement every 2 to 3 d and one had a bowel movement every 4 to 6 d, giving one motion per 1.9 d (± 1.21 d) on a reduced fiber diet compared with 1 motion per 4.19 d (± 2.09 d) on a high fiber diet (P < 0.001). There was no change in the frequency of bowel movement for patients who continued with high dietary fiber intake, with one motion per 6.83 d (± 1.03 d) before and after consultation (P = 1.00).

There was also a difference between the groups in the proportion of patients with associated symptoms. For symptoms of bloating, all of those on a high fiber diet continued to be symptomatic, while only 31.3% in the reduced fiber group and none of the no fiber group had symptoms (0%, P < 0.001) (Table ​(Table22).

With regards to straining, all those on a no fiber no longer had to strain to pass stools. Of those who reduced dietary fiber, 7 of 16 showed improvement while the symptoms remain unchanged in those who remained on a high fiber diet (P < 0.001 between groups).

Symptoms of abdominal pain only improved in patients who stopped fiber completely while those who continued on a high fiber diet or reduced fiber diet did not show any improvement (Table ​(Table2).2). In addition, those on a no dietary fiber diet no longer had symptoms of anal bleeding.

It is well known that increasing dietary fiber increases fecal bulk and volume. Therefore in patients where there is already difficulty in expelling large fecal boluses through the anal sphincter, it is illogical to actually expect that bigger or more feces will ameliorate this problem. More and bulkier fecal matter can only aggravate the difficulty by making the stools even bigger and bulkier. Several reviews and a meta-analysis had already shown that dietary fiber does not improve constipation in patients with irritable bowel diseases[1821].

The role of dietary fiber in constipation is analogous to cars in traffic congestion. The only way to alleviate slow traffic would be to decrease the number of cars and to evacuate the remaining cars quickly. Should we add more cars, the congestion would only be worsened. Similarly, in patients with idiopathic constipation and a colon packed with feces, reduction in dietary fiber would reduce fecal bulk and volume and make evacuation of the smaller and thinner feces easier. Adding dietary fiber would only add to the bulk and volume and thus make evacuation even more difficult.

In conclusion, contrary to popularly held beliefs, reducing or stopping dietary fiber intake improves constipation and its associated symptoms.”

FPP

FUCK PUBLIC PERCEPTION

We really out here. Take care of yourself and your family friends and loved ones. What one participates in working influences one’s said feelings, which encourage reproduction and replication and eventually habituation. So when one may work and influence “positive” results, this attracts bountiful “positive” reciprocations into the universe which is eventually relayed full-circle.

Now, this could be the reason why you attract certain people into your life. This is a result of universal replication of yourself into other “cellfs.”

FPP

Landrace Strains and What is Marujuana?

Marujuana  : What are landrace strains?

Landrace strains are strains that have been un-aldultered by man. They have not been corrs-pollinated or bred with any other species (type) of strain. These are the original *(OG) marujuana strains. They are natural and from the earth. So is man. Cross-pollinating and breeding may not be a bad thing, and it is a growing interest for many cannabis enthusiasts. 

The landrace strains are provided by leafly as shown.

https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/the-cannabis-origin-what-is-a-landrace-strain

Whether or not you enjoy marujuana, enjoy yourself!\

love,

AG

Eating and drinking.

Stomach acid oh…

YEah.. we humans enjoy digesting things. Or could I say, ingesting things (insert evil laugh here). Yeah, you heard it right folks, we love to eat as a collective. It provides us nourishment and comfort. 

When we eat, food lands right in the stomach’s pool of coca-cola type level pH.

When we add water to it, things get…diluted. And when your vodka you bought from your friend 21 or not freezes in the fridge…you may get uneasy. This is how the digestive tract will operate after poorly broken-down materials are passed through tubes and pipes that are not properly lubricated already for this mad mess. It is because water should not be consumed within 30-60 minutes after eating a meal. Snacks, most likely included. 

Drinking something (like wine) before a meal for me is experienced occasionally, while water is most frequent. I assume since there is probably not food in your belly before a big-three meal that it is okay to drink before eating. 

Drinking while eating is probably more strenuous to the body than taking a little sip while eating some dry meat, and hard to chew foods like gummy steaks. Drinking a sip after a meal is alright, then again, its your body. Do what feels right. 

One thing I may mention is that after a few weeks of not drinking (anything) while eating is that I poop better. My stomach feels more pure and my pipes feel smooth and upgraded. 

I believe eating and drinking now hurts my stomach.

Anyways, I think it’s an interesting endeavor. Give it a try some time! (If you are a lab rat science geek double life). JK

Love,

AG

Happiness Unexpected

This is how we get everything we want, and want more. We as a species are capable of performing actions of service towards ourselves and others. So, when we get everything we want, We are happy for a full second, then: onto the next thing.

We are destined for more than we think. It’s not chasing happiness, we are expanding it.

Our whole existence unfolds in moments, one moment at a time, in the present. Fear is based on too much worry of future events, while guilt, resentment, longing, and other forms of non-forgiveness are centered backwards in the past. In the moment, one may remain truly focused, motivated, and continue to exist as one pleases. Through presence, however, one may truly eliminate factors that hinder oneself from achieving what one sets out to accomplish. A new weight of confidence is added to the ever-expanding brain. Through presence, one can perform the best one can, because all the energy required is put into what needs to be done.

Once, I was constantly engulfed into what would happen next. Later, it struck me; I forgot what I was doing, now. I forgot that there is only one state of being, that is, the moment that we are present in right now. Throughout day-to-day life, I have many things to accomplish, as most people do. Many of us, however, concentrate on what needs to get done, and not necessarily, what we are getting done. This releases a flood of stress throughout not only the brain, but also the body, and inhibits our true potential. I was guilty of this crime, shrinking my potential by stressing my brain’s power, for I was constantly thinking, distracted from reality and the present moment. Instead of trying to find a solution, I relished in my vicious thought cycle, almost nearly impossible to escape; this is the precursor to chronic anxiety, stress, and depression. After years of this madness, I sought to escape.

My vavó (Portuguese for grandmother) once said that even with a room filled with loved ones, you can still feel completely alone, trapped in one’s own thoughts of the past or future, not acknowledging what is right beside you in the present moment.  My vavó was dying from cancer, and in the last few months of her life instilled in me an urgent need to solve my dilemma of constantly keeping my thoughts in the past or future. I have made simple changes, such as meditating and focusing on my breathing for two to ten minutes a day, taking more time to be mindful of my environment, and I look for ways to be a positive contributor to society. I realized that when one is especially ill or elderly, the dilemma of not being present is most prevalent, and yet most important.  During my junior year in high school, I decided to start the “Make Me Smile” club because it does not take much effort to bring someone into the present moment, brighten someone’s day, encourage a smile, provide a moment of joy, and maybe inspire hope.  Throughout the year, we make, collect, and deliver inspirational homemade cards to local children’s hospitals and senior nursing homes. In addition to Brentwood High School, “Make Me Smile” now includes a middle school and two elementary schools. We will continue to grow with the objective of bringing someone into the present moment and producing a smile. As a result, incessant thoughts and worries of the future and constant reflection about the past are gradually diminishing more and more as I increasingly enjoy and work with what I have in the present moment.

Josephine Wall

In summary, we forget about the clarity that arises in the present moment, unclogged from the waste of the past and the hopes of the future. The present moment presents us with infinite power. Time is the most underrated asset we all posses. I have learned to pay attention to every moment I pass through. I have never been so motivated to get things done, to be happy, and productive in the present moment, in an effort to improve my future and the future of others.