Does Fiber Really Prevent Diverticulosis? October 19, 2019 48 By Ewald Bahringer CategoryArticles BlogTagsAfrica benefits of fiber citrus diverticulitis Does Fiber Really Prevent Diverticulosis dr greger dr gregor dr michael greger Dr. James Linde fiber fish fruit greens how not to die intestinal health lemons meat michael greger mortality nutrition facts nutritionfacts.org paleolithic diets plant-based diets scurvy vegans vegetables vegetarians vitamin C 48 Comments Chimon says: July 20, 2015 at 11:41 am So I have learned, there can never be enough fiber, I guess =) Reply Claire Poza says: July 20, 2015 at 11:41 am Bam I predicted this one! Can I work for you now?! Reply Jana van Rooyen says: July 20, 2015 at 12:02 pm I love this! Thank you for sharing such valuable information, and for making it so obviously clear. Reply Life Treasures says: July 20, 2015 at 12:11 pm Bashing away all the scams! 🙂 The healthy vegan movement is unstopable with doctors like you 🙂 thank you a lot! Reply Miko says: July 20, 2015 at 12:11 pm Thank you for pointing out theses flaws in these studies. Reply Yellow Paper says: July 20, 2015 at 12:29 pm Thanks for giving us this information. Reply Mark Kempton says: July 20, 2015 at 12:38 pm Hilarious how these retarded "studies" always make the headlines. It's almost as though retarded meat eaters are looking for excuses to justify their harmful habit. Smoking used to be good for people's lungs, remember? And just like smoking, eventually the truth is going to come out. Reply Patrick Nottingham says: July 20, 2015 at 1:31 pm As soon as I heard 25g of fiber being the "high fiber" group I didn't need to hear the rest. How does science like this even get funding? This is why the general population is so confused. Reply WellingtonBikeCam01 says: July 20, 2015 at 2:18 pm High fibre, my ass 😉 Reply Nikki H says: July 20, 2015 at 2:51 pm Great find!! Reply Yannick Mortier says: July 20, 2015 at 3:28 pm Seems like there is a pattern here. Just like how the low fat groups in studies always get like 30% or even more daily fat calories. Seems like people need to re-evaluate what they consider high and low. Reply Victor Crosswell says: July 20, 2015 at 4:10 pm lol I live in north Carolina and I get 25 grams of fiber first meal I eat (banana/berry smoothie). become high carb low fat whole foods vegan n end diverticulosis Reply Dennis Nowland says: July 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm Wonder if a reduction in diverticulitis is correlated with shitting on the toilet all day. Reply Predrag Nikolić says: July 20, 2015 at 6:12 pm Brilliant! Or, as another example of false conclusions, many people say to me: Well, my grandfather used to eat bacon and drink brandy (rakia) and smoked every day and lived 90 years. But they forget to realize, I reply to them, that their grandfather drank water we never even tasted, for 40 years from his birth, and for his first 40 years or so ate so natural food we never even saw in our whole lives, and never ate any junk food in his life, and never had such sick sensations we are experiencing from our youth, and never watched crappy TV program, so he has a vey big credit indeed… Reply Alexandre Gareau says: July 20, 2015 at 6:16 pm And then they say that vegans nit pick their studies…. No retards, we actually search for the actual truth instead of finding the ones that draw hasty broad conclusions like the ones you use as "arguments". Reply Alexandre Gareau says: July 20, 2015 at 6:22 pm Talking about vitamin C here, Is this why when I take like 3 oranges, a kiwi and a nectarine along with oats in the morning, I feel amazing? Can someone tell me what the daily recommendation actually mean. Because only with like an orange and a kiwi, you're pretty much at 100% already. Reply tamcon72 says: July 20, 2015 at 6:58 pm Although, being a cynic, I kind of expected this shadiness on the part of researchers, I'm still indignant. What the bloody Walter?! Reply MAXnBOOM max says: July 20, 2015 at 7:03 pm man I've grown up eating crappy foods, I still do, I want to become vegetarian but its so hard as iv ate meat all my life, anyone got any advice on how to become vegetarian Reply Amit Dhumash says: July 20, 2015 at 7:35 pm Do you know that most of the scientific conclusions like this one is "paid" ? And then that paid research is thrown to media. Its all about business. Thank you Doc for clarifying this. You are always awesome!! Fiber is extremely important part of the meal. Stay Vegan guys !!! 🙂 Reply dabigisland1 says: July 21, 2015 at 12:05 am ? Who paid for this flawed study and the lies shown in the results. Reply rollinstn 93 says: July 21, 2015 at 12:10 am This studies won't stop as long the people funding this studies stop doing so, which will be never. Great video. I'm a about to become a nutritionist and I was wondering if you could do a video about high uric acid non-related to high protein intake, that'd be really helpful. Thanks for the great work. Reply meow0meow7 says: July 21, 2015 at 3:59 am Why are people so dumb? Reply Vegan Growth says: July 21, 2015 at 4:36 am Wow, now this is a game changer! I didn't even know this information. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge! Reply Debbie Driver says: July 21, 2015 at 10:47 am It would be good to see how much filbre we should be eating, what does it look like? and why do some people have trouble with it?! (me) Reply Todd Sloan says: July 21, 2015 at 3:31 pm High fiber works 4:23 only if you it it. Reply Netinspired says: July 21, 2015 at 7:39 pm even the carbs consumed in Africa and Asia are of much higher quality than in developed nations as far as fiber is concerned. there is just no comparison of wholesome cooking bananas, sweet potatoes, millets, versus your crappy sugary cereals, fructose, and white bread Reply AIL Ⓥ says: July 21, 2015 at 11:50 pm I've been looking for an explanation for the strange but very serious stomach-pain my mother sometimes experiences and that somehow no doctor found the reason for.When I saw the video about reflux and stomach-deformation, I already guessed that the very same thing should also be causing something similar unhealthy within the gut.So I was assuming that a condition where the bowels are deformed probably also exists without knowing that it actually does! I somehow feel honoured by that. I told my mother about it back then but without a name for the disease I wasn't convincing. Now that I know that what I described back then not only exists but even has a medical name, and is correlated to the exact same thing that I assumed back then, I'll tell her again! This madness of having to kill animals just to fuel your own ailments must stop! Reply PETER MAINWALD says: July 22, 2015 at 8:38 pm This is exactly what I have been trying to tell my co workers. They hear one number associated with being normal and they think thats the bar. When everyone around you has an IQ of 50, the one with an IQ of 80 is a Genius" Reply NutritionFacts.org says: July 25, 2015 at 5:16 pm What about that study that found no benefit to fiber consumption? Watch below or click the link to watch on NutritionFacts.org: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/does-fiber-really-prevent-diverticulosis/ Reply gesus44 says: August 18, 2015 at 10:33 am So you are saying my stir fried noodles are not going to give me the fibre I need to be healthy? Reply Alan Heath says: August 19, 2015 at 6:23 am I did not realise that one has to do the diet for it to work. Isn't it enough just to watch the video? Reply 1sunbear says: August 20, 2015 at 10:18 am Wasn't it James Cook who cured scurvy with citrus? Reply Patrick Ryan says: November 15, 2015 at 8:09 pm BEWARE This is DANGEROUS MISINFORMATION The truth is that fiber can cause diverticulitis b/c it scratches the delicate lining of the colon.. The real cause of the disease is GLUTEN.. I wouldn't expect any less from Greger who is a shill for the wheat industry after all, allegedly : | Reply Journeyman says: December 19, 2015 at 8:06 am You are brilliant! Thumbs up! Reply Oswin Oswald says: July 22, 2016 at 6:45 am Yesterday, i ate 120 g of fiber XDLove my beans, fruits and vegetables!! Reply OLDSKOOL978 says: August 20, 2016 at 9:34 pm Colonoscopy's cause diverticulosis. Show me a man who has diverticulitis who doesn't hasn't had a colonoscopy… please, Ill wait. Reply thaddeus buttmunch says: May 18, 2017 at 9:37 pm I'm a physician. I'm not saying that Fiber is BAD-but we shouldn't be simplistic, Either. 1. In Asia (not sure about Africa) folks are predisposed to getting right-sided Diverticulosis. That isn't as Bad in the first place, since waste moves from right to left in your Colon. 2. The patients who get Diverticulosis young have lifestyle problems distinct from low fiber. They tend to be smokers, sometimes heavy drinkers, and, in earlier times, used Aspirin for hangovers and other pain. Desi Arnez was one such famous sufferer who was afflicted in his younger years. 3. Similar to #2-there are both healthy and unhealthy behaviors that affect you. The pigment that makes red meat red may be associated with most of the problems with it. Red meat causes/worsens flareups. White meat and fish do not. 4. As above, the oils in fish are anti-inflammatory. 5. Obesity and a Sedentary Diet are associated with Diverticulosis, Too. For folks with Diverticulosis, who are prone to Diverticulitis attacks, I would advise Soluble Fiber and Miralax. Insoluble Fiber, like Bran Muffins, can stop them up GOOD. I've seen this happen! 6. Diverticulosis was NOT commonly seen before the Twentieth Century. Greater Longevity is undoubtedly one reason for this (and, it also applies to most other chronic diseases, such as Heart Disease, Cancer and Dementia.) But-our diets HAVE changed since that time. Less Fiber?? MAYBE. They didn't separate out the germ from the bran when they made bread. But-our ancestors ate PLENTY of Bacon and eggs, game meat, etc. BUT-there was also less added sugar, and flour was not Bleached. Our ancestors were also generally not sedentary nor obese. 7. The "Hygiene Hypothesis." Hey-I'm grateful, that in First World America, there's no more typhoid or cholera in the water supply. It was a Major cause of sickness and Death. But- it ALSO meant that kids got a "Live Polio Vaccine" without going to the Pediatrician. Polio only started to become a problem-and a BIG one at that-from about 1920 until 1955 when the Salk vaccine finally came out. There also is a school of thought that hole-in-the-ground squatting toilets prevent Diverticulosis, but I am not so sure. The Anti-fiber people point out that the Masai of Africa who eat meat, and drink milk and cow blood, and FEW plants, are exceptionally healthy and don't get Diverticulosis, either. Reply Rhimi Lee says: August 9, 2017 at 5:23 am Fiber MAY help.I work in endoscopy, see so many intestinal tracts, and everyone is different w/ or w/out high fiber. Some of the most ill and obese have not even 1 polyp. It really surprises me. Some others more health cautious and active have the worst issues. I always ask about what they eat in a day.This topic in diverticulosis is fascinating. This is my experience, my specialty and I do maintain plant based lifestyle so no disrespect to Dr Greger on Divertics. Reply Chris56Y says: October 6, 2017 at 9:04 am Great work clarifying the need for sufficiently high fiber intake. But does the success of the vegan group versus the vegetarian group show that the added fats and possibly casein protein also make it harder for the intestines to move food along effectively, leading to more diverticulosis? Reply Kyla Szweety says: November 30, 2017 at 3:32 pm I hoped my mom wouldn't have another flare up but expected it since she didn't go vegan with me. I just sent this and the last one to her, thank you so much 🙂 here's hoping she finally listens to me Reply Moncef Ar says: February 25, 2018 at 2:07 pm The question is : how misleading studies like these even get published in prestigious medical journals, isn't the process of peer review's goal is to detect such flaws? Studies like these can have dangerous chain reaction effect ,as other physicians may reference and rely on them,leading to more misleading studies based on false and shaky bases, making them misleading to the professionals as well as the public. Reply bears 25 says: April 6, 2018 at 6:36 pm But most people get over 100 grams of sugar a day soft drinks and long chained sugars Reply Ivan B says: May 7, 2018 at 10:31 pm Such an awesome video 👍 Reply Scuba Diva says: May 15, 2018 at 12:09 pm My [sadly deceased, 83-year-old] roommate never made the fiber connection and was always amazed that I was never constipated. Considering that he smoked for over 50 years of his life—quit just in time to be diagnosed with lung cancer—he was an amazing study in "what not to do and still survive." Reply Sodham G'morris says: July 13, 2018 at 10:38 pm Washington Post – say no more. Reply Create Nature says: August 15, 2018 at 7:23 pm While debating someone who follows a carnivore diet I was presented with this study on the dangers of fiber in the diet. As well as the very insignificant benefit it provides. Anyone care to take a swing at critiquing or debunking it? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4250613/ Reply Jonathan Isbit says: November 1, 2018 at 10:23 pm Burkitt's fiber theory was disproved, both for diverticulosis and colorectal cancer. The reason – contrary to this video – is that the African natives he studied squatted for defecation. That is why they don't get "western" GI diseases. Diet has little or nothing to do with it. See this site for more information: http://www.naturesplatform.com/health_benefits.html. By the way, genuine squatting (not the bogus squatty potty method) is essential to get the full benefits. Reply allkindsamusicchick says: September 12, 2019 at 5:36 am I had my first and only full-blown attack a few years back. At the time I had been eating a low-fat diet prescribed by my doctor, including tofu products, and 3 Brazil nuts/day for selenium.I rarely ate meat and had been consistent with that throughout my lifetime. I also had been taking at least 4 Advil a day for knee and other pains. Over the counter, no problem, right? I continue to not touch Advil and Brazil nuts, exercise a little every day, and no longer follow a low-fat diet. I have my fair share of fiber in vegetables and fruit. Thank goodness I like both. Who knows the answer? Mystery. There was one other time when I felt some similar type of pains in my lower left. I Immediately switched to a liquid-only diet and stuck it out for 6 full days. No outbreak occurred and I lost 10 pounds to boot! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.