Psyllium can perforate a weak bowel, resulting in abscesses, peritonitis, and septicemia.

It’s widely recommended as a gastrointestinal scrubber by colonic therapists and sold in pharmacies under product names such as …

Alramucil, Effer-Syllium, Fiberall, Hydrocil, Konsyl, Metamucil, Mylanta Natural Fiber Supplement, Naturacil, Perdiem, Pro-Lax, Reguloid Natural, Serutan, Siblin, Syllact, Vitalax, V-Lax, etc.

Psyllium is also used by the food industry as a stabilizer for frozen desserts.

Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) cautioned me that even oat bran can clog the intestines.

I argued back that oat bran, unlike wheat bran and psyllium, is water-soluble and doesn’t pose that threat.

Adano shot me one of his notorious “Be my guest” looks, as in, “Be my guest. You’re entitled to placebo yourself till Midnight Eternity.”

Within a year, the media confirmed Adano’s assertion.

Doctors recommended a significant reduction in oat bran’s consumption because so many people needed surgery to remove it from their intestines.

They advised using no more than a third of a cup of oat bran accompanied by a glass or two of fluids.

Jonathan A. Edlow, M.D. (The Deadly Dinner Party & Other Medical Detective Stories, 2009) wrote …

“Because it is narrow, the human intestine can become obstructed relatively easily, making such blockages a common cause for admission to a surgical ward. In patients with small bowel obstructions, the portion of the intestine proximal to the obstruction swells. As the swelling increases, the blood supply to that part of the gut is compromised, and if the obstruction is not relieved, that part of the bowel will die. This leads to perforation and infection of the abdominal cavity, or peritoneal cavity, as doctors call it. This inflammation or infection of the peritoneum is called peritonitis. The inflammation leads to fluid being drawn out of the blood vessels and accumulating in the peritoneal cavity; this in turn can cause the blood pressure to fall. Unchecked and untreated, a bowel obstruction usually results in death.”

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'The Yin & Yang Of Dietary Fiber' have 7 comments

  1. January 25, 2015 @ 11:28 pm atomb

    Check out our Sun Sync Nutrition Website (including a Color Recycling app, Solar Time calculator, holistic bibliography, blog, FAQs, etc.) at …

    My e-books (including Placebo Power, Dead Dentists Don’t Lie, Butterflies Need No Taxidermist, etc.) are available at …

    Reflexology charts, blogs, photos, FAQs, Yes No Maybe book (paperback), Solar Timing Recipe Book (36-page PDF) by Vibrant Gal, etc., are available at …


  2. January 28, 2015 @ 3:19 pm Helen

    Hello AtOM
    Can you suggest anything for hormone balance for a female in her late 40’s who’s had a hysterectomy? — the butchers took out EVERYTHING … ovaries, uterus, the whole lot…
    Love from Sydney Australia


    • January 29, 2015 @ 12:54 pm atomb

      One in four men between the ages of 50-80 grow breasts.

      Estrogens (plural) are produced in the liver, adrenal glands, skin, and other tissues.

      Women have no hormonal problems when they eat natural, unrefined food free of pesticides according to a Sun Sync eating schedule/protocol, with special emphasis on foods like …

      Cobalamin Tonic (coffee, cocoa, & 100% grade B maple syrup), apples, pomegranates, etc., in the morning (Growth Zone 1)

      Sesame seeds, lentils, rice, wheat, alfalfa, red clover, dairy products, etc., at midday (Growth Zone 2)

      (GMO-free soy works too, but it gets a lot of bad press these days.)

      Yams, carrots, dong quai, sarsaparilla root, licorice root, Tequila Sunset (tequila, aloe vera, & pineapple juice), etc., in the evening (Growth Zone 3)


  3. January 29, 2015 @ 8:12 pm John

    Hi Atom,
    what is the best time of day to work on the eyes (taking herbal formulas for them) ?


    • January 30, 2015 @ 5:23 pm atomb

      Lung Time (3:00-5:00 a.m.) delta brain wave

      Large Intestine Time (5:00-7:00 a.m.) bowel movement

      Stomach Time (7:00-9:00 a.m.) pistachios, cherries, etc.

      Spleen-Pancreas Time (9:00-11:00 a.m.) citrus fruit (not combined with anything else)

      Heart Time (11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) wolfberries, mulberry leaves

      Small Intestine Time (1:00-3:00 p.m.) tomato juice & molasses

      Urinary Bladder Time (3:00-5:00 p.m.) grapes, bilberries, blueberries,

      Kidney Time (5:00-7:00 p.m.) sprinting

      Circulation-Sex Time (7:00-9:00 p.m.) yams, carrots, etc.

      Triple Heater Time (9:00-11:00 p.m.) wear orange sunglasses

      Gall Bladder Time (11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.) lemon, olive oil, garlic

      Liver Time (1:00-3:00 a.m.) delta brain wave


  4. January 30, 2015 @ 4:23 am Helen

    Thanks a lot.
    Hugs & kisses


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