Dr. Barry Sears, website, http://www.drsears.com, in his book, The Zone: A Dietary Road Map, published in 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers, websites, http://www.zonediet.com, reported that the “high-protein diet,” website, http://www.lowcarbdiets.about.com, which might be at least one effective way to reduce obesity and maintain a healthy weight, might also inevitably cause constipation. Human beings, these days, might need to relieve constipation by utilizing some extra dietary help.
Constipation might be relieved by possibly eliminating dietary grains and consuming a particular type of food supplement called “probiotics,” which might, in some people, serve as a complement to a “grain-less diet,” or the consumption of fewer yeast-containing grain products, such as many types of bread and cereals, according to the websites, http://drkevinlau.blogspot.com and http://www.melissadianesmith.com.
Grain, fruits, and vegetables are made of different types of plant fiber, or cellulose. Fiber water-holding capacity, dependent upon cellulose density, might partly determine fecal elimination. The human body might digest the denser grain-based carbohydrates less efficiently than the more water-filled types of carbohydrates, for instance, the fruits and vegetables. Reducing dietary grains and increasing dietary fruits or vegetables might add to the colonic fecal water, more of which might improve fecal elimination.
Along with a grain-less diet, probiotics, natural, non-synthetic, dietary food supplements containing certain digestive-aiding bacteria processed into a state of pre-digested dormancy and usually activated after consumption into a state of living bacterial metabolic food-digesting activity, might also relieve some cases of constipation. Some people might possess smaller digestive tract populations of some of the particular digestive bacteria that typically flourish in the digestive tract. According to Wikipedia, at the beginning of the 20th century, Henry Tissier of the Pasteur Institute discovered the dominance in some breast-fed infants of the bacterium, bifidobacterium, which alleviated some infants’ diarrhea. Dominating or suppressing bifidobacteria might dominate or suppress other digestive bacteria, such as acidophilus, which might relieve constipation. In 1935 trials, also according to Wikipedia, Lactobacillus acidophilus, “implanted in the human digestive tract,” relieved some subjects’ constipation.
Probiotics are made by fermenting milk with lactic-acid bacteria, which, by “seeding” and acidifying the intestine, inhibit “proteolytic bacteria.”
In Bakersfield, California, Rite-Aid, website, http://www.riteaid.com, offers customers the following probiotic brands: Enzymatic Therapy Acidophilus Pearls, website, http://www.enzymatictherapy.com, Phillips Colon Health, website, http://www.bayercare.com, Sustenex, website, http://www.sustenex.com, Align, website, http://www.AlignGI.com, Culturelle, website, http://www.culturelle.com, and GNC, website, http://www.GNC.com. Each over-the-counter probiotic brand contains a unique formulation of certain probiotic bacteria, including, for instance, Lactobacillus acidophilus, meaning, according to Wikipedia, website, http://www.wikipedia.org, an “acid-loving” bacterium obtained from milk, and S. thermophilus, meaning, also according to Wikipedia, a “heat-loving” bacterium The probiotic bacterium, Bifidobacterium longum, contained within human breast milk, according to Wikipedia, might enable breast-feeding infants to digest the same human breast milk’s complex sugars, which along with the human breast milk’s bacteria, might confuse the infant’s system into certain false beliefs about the actual predetermined strengths of the infant’s inborn digestive system, perhaps actually weaker than the presumed added synthesized digestive strengths of the consumed human breast milk. Therefore, the human breast milk’s inborn strengths might weaken the infant’s overall development and result in a disordered or disabled infant-breast-fed adult, who might need extra digestive help, for instance, from probiotics.
You also might want to include in your grain-less diet one or two soluble fibers like Fiber Choice, website, http://www.fiberchoice.com, a brand of inulin, and Benefiber, website, http://www.benefiber.com, a brand of dextrin. According to Wikipedia, in the topics, “Inulin,” “Dextrin,” “Resistant starch,” and “Dietary fiber,” both inulin, a dietary plant fiber, and dextrin, a “resistant starch,” are “prebiotics,” indigestible, natural food-processed additives that can help good digestive bacteria grow.
If you’re an infant-breast-fed adult, you might need to add probiotics to your diet. You might ask your doctor or pharmacist to help you in selecting and administering your own particular probiotic brands and the right dosages for you in relieving your own constipation and other digestive disorders.