Fiber Menace

Fiber Menace

by Konstantin Monastyrsky

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Overview

Fiber Menace is for people who believe fiber prevents cancers, reduces the risk of heart disease, regulates blood sugar, wards off diabetes, lowers appetite, induces weight loss, cleanses the colon, and eliminates constipation.

Tragically, none of it is true, and Fiber Menace explains why it’s the complete opposite. Most of those findings have been well known and widely publicized even before Fiber Menace’s release. Here are some of the most striking examples:

— Fiber doesn’t ward off colon cancer, according to the Harvard School of Public Health: “For years, Americans have been told to consume a high-fiber diet to lower the risk of colon cancer […] Larger and better-designed studies have failed to show a link between fiber and colon cancer.” Scores of other studies, cited in Fiber Menace, have demonstrated that fiber increases the risk of colon cancer. (p. 181)

— Fiber doesn’t prevent breast cancer either, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, it’s the complete opposite: “Carbohydrate intake was positively associated with breast cancer risk.” Fiber happens to be a carbohydrate too, and carbohydrates are the only food that contains fiber. (p. 183)

— Fiber doesn’t reduce the risk of heart disease, according to the American Heart Association: “A fiber supplement added to a diet otherwise high in saturated fat and cholesterol provides dubious cardiovascular advantage.” Furthermore, these supplements caused “reduced mineral absorption and a myriad of gastrointestinal disturbances” — factors that in fact, contribute to heart disease. (p. 41)

— Fiber doesn’t counteract diabetes, according to the Harvard School of Public Health: “Fiber intake has also been linked with the metabolic syndrome, a constellation of factors that increases the chances of developing heart disease and diabetes.” Truth is, fiber requires more insulin or drugs to control blood sugar, and makes diabetes even more devastating. (p. 220)

— Fiber doesn’t curb appetite, according to the Jean Mayer U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University: “…fiber supplements did not alter hunger, satiety or body weight in a pilot study of men and women consuming self-selected diets.” In fact, fiber stimulates appetite, extends digestion, expands stomach capacity, and makes you hungrier the next time around. (p. 60-76, or here.)

— Fiber doesn’t keeps “colon clean” by speeding elimination, according to the highly respected and authoritative Rome II: The Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders textbook: “There is little or no relationship between dietary fiber and whole gut transit time.” In fact, fiber delays transit time more than does any other food ingredient, and is the primary cause of chronic constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease. (p. 21,23, 29, 103)

— Fiber doesn’t relieve chronic constipation, according to the American College of Gastroenterology Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Task Force: all legitimate clinical trials demonstrated no “improvement in stool frequency or consistency when compared with placebo.” How could it, if it caused it in the first place? (p. 105, 115)

But that's only a small part of fiber’s menacing role in human nutrition. It also has it’s imprint in practically all digestive disorders. In that context, learning from Fiber Menace diet may end up becoming one of the most transformational experiences of your life.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013722477
Publisher: Ageless Press
Publication date: 01/05/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 726,661
File size: 613 KB

About the Author

Konstantin graduated from medical university in 1977 with a pharmacy degree. He is also a certified nutritional consultant and an expert in forensic nutrition, a new field of science that investigates the connection between supposedly healthy foods and nutrition-related disorders, such as diabetes and obesity.

Unfortunately, his promising career in high tech ended abruptly in 1998, soon after he became ill with late-stage type 2 diabetes. To get his health back in order, he closed his software development company so he could devote all of his time and skills to restoring his health and performance.

In the process, he wrote four nutrition-related books and started a popular Web site dedicated to digestive disorders. Konstantin is living proof that any well-motivated person with advanced know-how can recover from type 2 diabetes, restore normal weight, and remain exceptionally productive, like he has been over the past decade.

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JessLucy More than 1 year ago
Truly amazing! I found this book to be incredibly informative and helpful. After cutting out all refined and processed grains and all high-fiber fruits and veggies, I have had much improvement with stomachaches, digestion, bloating and other issues that I won't elaborate on here. This kind author also answered several questions for me via e-mail. I am a vegan and will be supplementing with organic coconut oil per his recommendation. The basic premise of the book makes complete sense in that humans are not evolved to effectively process refined grains and high-fiber foods. So sad that most doctors prescribe more and more fiber and more and more water; thus contributing to a host of diseases and disorders. I have been sleeping better and just feeling overall healthier since cutting out fiber 2 weeks ago.