About a year ago my doctor said, "I've never said this to anyone before, but maybe you're getting too much fiber." It really isn't a problem that happens to many Americans! Unfortunately, I was suffering bouts of what I can only (indelicately) refer to as toxic poop. And although it galled me, I did cut back on the fiber and I did get better.
But since switching to unprocessed plant foods, I don't think I CAN take in too much fiber. The main culprit before, I think, was my beloved Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted whole grain cereal. I love it, but it doesn't love me! I was only eating a half cup, and that only contains 6g of fiber, but I just couldn't handle it. I've added back pretty much everything else now, & I'm still ok. If I try Ezekiel again, tho, oops! symptoms again. All of which just goes to say, try it out for yourself. Your body will tell you what it can handle.
Some people think the “plant-based whole foods diet” is extreme. Half a million a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.
- Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, “Forks Over Knives”