The most common form of diabetesin which either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin (insulin resistance) that is produced.
Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use sugar.
Eating soluble dietary fiber lowers blood cholesterol levels and helps to normalize insulin levels.
Soluble fiber is found in many foods and in psyllium fiber supplements.
Studies show that soluble fiber may coat the gut's lining and delay stomach emptying. As a result, insulin and cholesterol concentrations decrease after a meal. Adding fiber to your diet will help:
If you have difficulties meeting the recommended 25 - 35 grams/day, you should use a fiber supplementsuch as Konsyl Original or Konsyl Easy Mix. Click here for more information on how to prevent or manage your diabetes
- reduce blood sugar absorption
- help control weight
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is a buildup of cholesterol-filled plaque in the coronary arteries, which are the arteries that feed the heart. Total blockage of a coronary artery produces a heart attack. Soluble fiber helps lower cholesterol levels by increasing its elimination from the body.
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) states that "psyllium intake of greater than or equal to 7 grams daily effectively reduces the risk of heart disease".
To get your 7 daily fiber grams easily, take a heaping teaspoon of Konsyl Original Formula in the morning and at night. Each teaspoon dose has 3 grams of soluble psyllium fiber.
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Experts believe that a high fiber diet may reduce your risk of colon cancer. Most of the American population has a low daily fiber intake - only half of the 25 - 35 grams that are recommended. When this intake is doubled - through good food choices and supplementation, you can lower the risk of colon cancer by 40%, according to a study involving data collected from 10 different countries.
A recent National Cancer Institute study also linked high fiber intakes to a lower risk of colorectal cancer.
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Approximately 30 million Americans have diverticulosis.
Diverticular sacs are caused by pressure along colon walls.
Fiber in the diet reduces pressure build up. However, most US diets only contain about 10 - 15grams/day. Studies show that in areas where diverticulosis rarely occurs, the fiber intake is close to 45grams/day.
You can get the extra fiber you need by supplementing with Konsyl Fiber Products. All natural Konsyl Original Formula contains 6 grams of psyllium fiber = 3 grams of soluble fiber. Take one dose in the morning and one in the evening, and you are well on your way to meeting the daily requirement.
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly referred to as GERD or acid reflux (heartburn) is a condition in which the liquid content of the stomach regurgitates (backs up, or refluxes) into the esophagus. The liquid can inflame the lining of the esophagus and if left untreated, GERD can lead to ulcers and bleeding of the esophagus.
Studies have indicated that consumption of fatty food, larger food portions and eating right before bedtime can trigger GERD. Many experts believe that if you have frequent and persistent hearburn, you should be consuming a high fiber, low fat diet. However, it is often difficult to get an adequate amount of fiber from the foods you eat; to increase your fiber intake, try supplementing your diet with Konsyl Fiber Products.
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. Symptoms include abdominal pain and diarrhea, sometimes bloody, caused by inflammation of the intestines. Crohn's can be managed but not cured.
Crohn's disease is related closely to colitis and together, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are frequently referred to as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's have no medical cure. There are some medical treatments that can help, as well as natural treatments and supplements, such as the addition of fiber, such as Konsyl Original Formula and Konsyl Easy Mix, to the diet.
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Colitis is an inflammation of the lining of the colon ("itis" means "inflammation"). Symptoms of colitis are diarrhea (which can be bloody) and abdominal pain. According to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, about half of those with ulcerative colitis will have relatively mild symptoms. More serious symptoms may include:
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- Loose and/or bloody stools
- Stomach cramps and feeling of urgency
- Appetite and weight loss