Why does fiber make things worse, shouldn't it make it better? - gut health, constipation

There are reasons our protocols start where and how they start.

If you have any slow motility of the stomach (slow gastric emptying / gastroparesis), the last thing you want to do is load up on fiber. If constipation issues are the only problem, that is the only time I suggest our constipation protocol.


Fiber slows stomach emptying. Meaning, motility is a whole system issue. If you are trying to resolve constipation by adding in fiber when your stomach is also slow then you are likely causing more issues. Further, did you know that constipation is a problem caused by slow stomach emptying? If slow stomach emptying can be made worse by taking fiber and slow stomach emptying can cause constipation, why run the risk of adding to the problem, right?

People with rapid motility issues (chronic diarrhea) can still have slow stomach emptying. It happens all the time. Just because you don't have constipation does not mean you do not have slow motility issues.

If you have the discomforts mentioned in this post, please use the Slow Motility + Reflux, Heartburn, Gastritis Issues Protocol. You can do a full protocol if you need it or you can just help with these discomforts (visit ⁠https://silver-fern-brand.circle.so/c/slow-motility/ to get started!)

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