Detox Diet

Detox Diet – Is it Needed

Detox Diet Fiber FoodsA Detox Diet or more generally detoxification is often associated with fiber supplements or dietary fiber supplements. In fact many of the detox products contain a significant amount of dietary fiber in one form or the other. Often it is psyllium with one or two additional additives or beneficial substances that constitute detoxification products.

And while there are many people who swear by the process of detoxing it is, in fact, a controversial issue for most practitioners in the mainstream medical world. The consensus being that it is not necessary or even a desirable thing to undertake a detox diet or detoxification.

So in the interests of looking at both sides of the argument I thought that the first thing we could do is describe the current medical thinking about detoxification and the reasons why they feel that it is of no practical use.

Then we can move on and look at one or two of the more popular detoxification methods so that those who need to do it have the ability to choose one of the many products that are available.

Detoxification And The Medical Fraternity
Detox DietEssentially current medical thinking is that detoxification serves no useful purpose. continue reading…

PGX Fiber

PGX Fiber – A Closer Look

As the number of people who suffer from weight gain rises, so does the number of weight loss supplements. There are countless medications available in the market today. One of them being PGX Fiber Supplement by InovoBiologic Inc. This supplement is advertised as a potent solution that addresses the main causes of weight gain.

PGX Fiber supplements vegetable fiberFiber supplements are considered as a subgroup of or a form of dietary fiber that contain non-digestible carbohydrates which can improve digestion and bowel movement. Fiber is also known to contribute to the reduction of cholesterol and may offer some protection from colorectal cancer. Apart from improving an individual’s weight PGX is also advertised as maybe contributing to the above mentioned benefits. Today we will look more closely at the product and find out about its manufacturer, how it works, its ingredients, and what users say about it.

InovoBiologic Inc.

Just like with any other product, it is important to first take a look at the manufacturer, InovoBiologic Inc. They are a corporation that specializes in manufacturing and providing ingredients used by pharmaceutical companies to make medicines and also cater to the functional food industry. continue reading…

Psyllium

Make Sure You Eat Enough Fiber

Fruit & Vegetables

Fruit & Vegetables

Make sure you eat enough fiber- We hear this comment a lot these days – but this is nothing new. Dieticians and others in the medical profession have known for many years that most of us do not eat enough dietary fiber. I can recall my father ate All Bran as a breakfast cereal for most of his life. That memory is over 60 years old.

But the message remains the same today and is, perhaps, even more important now that there are so many refined foods around.

The message is

‘We need to ensure that we consume sufficient fiber in our diet to maintain good gastrointestinal function’
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That generally means eating more of those foods that remain in their natural or unprocessed state – like vegetables, whole grains and fruit. But this is not always possible for everyone. So if you want to ensure that you do consume enough fiber in your diet there are a number of proprietary products on the market that can help

Fiber – Soluble and Insoluble?
Along with the advice to eat more fiber we often hear the description of fiber being either soluble or insoluble. Which for many of us is quite confusing.
How can you have a fiber that is soluble? continue reading…

Fiber Supplements

Whenever people talk about diets fiber or fiber supplements often come up as a topic. However for many of us the idea of fiber in the diet is difficult to comprehend. And this is is understandable because often when dietary fiber is discussed it is not clearly explained.

So its worth taking a look at just what we mean when we refer to fiber in the diet or consider fiber supplements.

What Is Dietary Fiber
Dietary fiber is a term that is often used when referring to diets or food intake but it is a confusing term because it is not often explained. In fact fiber is commonly found in many foods but you need to eat the right kind of food to be able to get sufficient fiber in your diet.

 

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This is because the modern Western diet, in particular, is often based around refined foods. Whereas in times past much of what was eaten came from natural sources such as vegetables, grains and other natural unprocessed foods. continue reading…

Glucomannan Reviewed – Will I Lose Weight

There has been a lot of discussion recently about the advantages of using an appetite suppressant to lose weight. One product used in a number of appetite suppressants is glucomannan. Some times called konjac, konjac fiber or konjac glucomannan it is now appearing in the market usually in a capsule, tablet or powder form.

And three questions immediately come to mind

  • What is glucomannan
  • How does it work
  • Is it safe to use

The answer to these questions depends to a great extent on the appetite suppressant being considered, the quality of the product and the integrity of the supplier or manufacturer. All of these play a role in determining the final outcome in these situations.

Nuropharm Limited

However there is another form that has been described as the Japanese women’s secret weapon, namely Shirataki Noodles. These noodles are predominantly glucomannan and these have been around for centuries longer than today’s appetite suppressants. continue reading…