I'm with both of you, for all the "healthy" reasons I know I "should" be eating whole grains, multi grains etc, and I really prefer whole grains. But....one or two days of salad and whole grains, and I'm chained to the great white fixture in the bathroom. If things turn around and I go into c mode, then I will try some of the whole grains (never the fibrous veggies because I'll be guaranteed an attack, to get things going. All else fails I go to my trusty friend Restorolax, or Restolax, whatever your favourite ammunition might be. One thing I do know is any softener with psyllium is not good as it pulls moisture from the bowel, causing bloating, gas, severe cramps etc. I've heard this on this board and have read it on other medical sites. Also any softener with inulin or chickory root can be very uncomfortable as well, just not as drastic as psyllium.
Always a difficult balancing act. I had my gall bladder removed and that is part of the reason for the fibrous veggies and digestion, as I don't have that extra store of bile to help break down the waxy stuff.
Hope everyone is doing well. Myself I'm home with a terrible head and chest cold with body aches, yuck. It's beautiful and sunny and I just wanna go out and play :(
I'm sure things will clear up soon, not like me to have a cold but a friend who still had the fever/cold kissed me and hugged me at the marathon on Saturday....and here I am, busted!
This is a good forum, hope we can keep it rockin.
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