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I have noticed that the PREMIUM prunes that are in a smaller can are the best. They are really moist and soft and really gets things moving. The others are good too, but I notice that the premium really works because they are so soft.
 

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i dont like prunes and am unable to eat wholegrain things - what else can i eat that is nice and healthy that will help my...movements?!
 

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i dont like prunes and am unable to eat wholegrain things - what else can i eat that is nice and healthy that will help my...movements?!
 

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Apples, pears, peaches, plums and apriocots all have sorbitol in them and that may be one of the things in prunes that helps loosen stools. (cooking can destroy the sorbitol so fresh or dried rather than canned or cooked--for people with D cooking these fruits may be helpful).Do fiber supplements bother you? Those can help.Some people find taking the USRDA of magnesium in a supplement (400mgs) is helpful.K.------------------I have worked for the government and at universities doing scientific research primarily in the area of the environment and the impact of environmental factors on human health, I have never done any independant clinical testing for the pharmaceutical industry, nor have I ever worked for a drug company. I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial, natural, or any other product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 

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Apples, pears, peaches, plums and apriocots all have sorbitol in them and that may be one of the things in prunes that helps loosen stools. (cooking can destroy the sorbitol so fresh or dried rather than canned or cooked--for people with D cooking these fruits may be helpful).Do fiber supplements bother you? Those can help.Some people find taking the USRDA of magnesium in a supplement (400mgs) is helpful.K.------------------I have worked for the government and at universities doing scientific research primarily in the area of the environment and the impact of environmental factors on human health, I have never done any independant clinical testing for the pharmaceutical industry, nor have I ever worked for a drug company. I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial, natural, or any other product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 

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It's a small can that says, Premium prunes. I have to take a look tonight about the brand,but I think that's what it says.
 

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It's a small can that says, Premium prunes. I have to take a look tonight about the brand,but I think that's what it says.
 

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thank you kmottus. I havent tried fibre supplements - would these be good to take then to up my fibre content instead of normal foods? Would i find them in health shops and what are good brands?
 

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thank you kmottus. I havent tried fibre supplements - would these be good to take then to up my fibre content instead of normal foods? Would i find them in health shops and what are good brands?
 

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If eating high fiber foods like Whole Grains is bothersome you can try upping the fiber with supplements.Most pharmacies and health food store carry a variety, and it may be that you have to try a couple to see what works best for you.The most common fibers in supplements arePsyllium (ispagula). This is used in alot of the health food store brands as it is natural. It is also used in Perdiem and Metamucil. Metamucil has both drinks and wafers that you can eat. Psyllium is fermentable and some people may have problems with increased gas production that typically go away after a couple of weeks.Methyl cellulose is primarily found in Citrucel brand and is a non-fermentable fiber. (the colonic bacteria cannot digest it to make gases) They used to have just the drink, but recently came out with caplets.Polycarbophil is found in Fibercon, Equalactin. It is also a non-fermentable fiber. Most commonly this is found in a pill form.One thing with fiber is you may have to up your intake slowly over time. If you add a bunch of supplements or up the fiber from food all at once in a big jump that can sometimes upset the system. Slow but sure increases is a better way to go.Some healthfood store products also have various herbs in them (avoid cascara segunda and senna for regular use) and may have other fruit or vegetable derived fibers in them.K.------------------I have worked for the government and at universities doing scientific research primarily in the area of the environment and the impact of environmental factors on human health, I have never done any independant clinical testing for the pharmaceutical industry, nor have I ever worked for a drug company. I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial, natural, or any other product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 

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If eating high fiber foods like Whole Grains is bothersome you can try upping the fiber with supplements.Most pharmacies and health food store carry a variety, and it may be that you have to try a couple to see what works best for you.The most common fibers in supplements arePsyllium (ispagula). This is used in alot of the health food store brands as it is natural. It is also used in Perdiem and Metamucil. Metamucil has both drinks and wafers that you can eat. Psyllium is fermentable and some people may have problems with increased gas production that typically go away after a couple of weeks.Methyl cellulose is primarily found in Citrucel brand and is a non-fermentable fiber. (the colonic bacteria cannot digest it to make gases) They used to have just the drink, but recently came out with caplets.Polycarbophil is found in Fibercon, Equalactin. It is also a non-fermentable fiber. Most commonly this is found in a pill form.One thing with fiber is you may have to up your intake slowly over time. If you add a bunch of supplements or up the fiber from food all at once in a big jump that can sometimes upset the system. Slow but sure increases is a better way to go.Some healthfood store products also have various herbs in them (avoid cascara segunda and senna for regular use) and may have other fruit or vegetable derived fibers in them.K.------------------I have worked for the government and at universities doing scientific research primarily in the area of the environment and the impact of environmental factors on human health, I have never done any independant clinical testing for the pharmaceutical industry, nor have I ever worked for a drug company. I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial, natural, or any other product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 
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