Gastroenterology/Change in stool

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Hi Doctor,
I am 56. Since the new year I have been eating a diet very low in saturated fats, almost vegetarian, with only some fish and nuts. This was in response to weight gain, increasing blood pressure, fear of colo-rectal cancer, and response to the death of a close friend from a massive heart attack-he was a true meat and potatoes, bacon and eggs guy.
It took a few weeks, but now I am starting to see results in weight loss, reduced blood pressure, and generally feeling better all over. The only change that doesnt seem good is my bowel habits. Before it was one big long 'sausage' dump a day, now its three or more smaller ones. Before I could hold it in, now I really have to go! The stools are soft and mushy, type 6 on the bristol stool chart. I believe this is from the faster motility I now have with less fat/meat. Is this anything to worry about? I have not increased my fiber intake much. Should I take a fiber supplement? The OTC ones dont leave me feeling very good. What about Konjac? Thanks!

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Dear Barry

You are doing right things.
Your stool changes because your change the diet. Konjac and oat bran are water-soluble fibers. They are beneficial for you. Vegetarian diet it good for weight loss, but it can lead to some deficiencies.

You can find the information about complete diet for the metabolic syndrome in my EBook “Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You”, part 2. Healthy diet is vital.
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/240466#longdescr

Keep you way to a healthy life.

Peter Melamed, Ph.D.

Biotherapy Clinic of San Francisco
http://www.biotherapy-clinic.com/  

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I can answer all questions about digestive health, especially in focus on the non-drug, non-surgery treatment. It includes healing diet, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, healing mineral water, abdominal massage, and cleansing techniques. All these practices are widely used by gastroenterologists all over the world.

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