Fiber: Facts, Foods, and Feeling Well

The Path:

So much has been said and written about fiber that it seems to have become a catch all for everything that we think we know about food, digestion and our general well-being.  At Mind Body and Flow we sort out the ‘wheat from the chaff’ by providing some basic ways to help you achieve a balanced physical and emotional life through proper nutrition, natural supplements and a common-sense approach to get you on the path to proper health!

What We Know:

Basically, the body is like a full-time furnace, taking in food and liquid, and emulsifying them with its own reservoir of natural enzymes, acids and bile to extract nutrients and produce the energy that we need. We can only ‘burn’ and effectively use the energy our bodies require if the food or ‘fuel’ is of the proper mixture. Unfortunately our modern diets of processed and chemically altered foods have wreaked havoc with our body’s ability to function properly. Mind Body and Flow has been at the forefront in helping people to get back on a healthy path by providing the guidance and the natural supplements to help us to feel better and live well!

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Fiber is misunderstood because many people think it’s only for ‘bulk’ in the digestive system. In fact, all fiber is not created equal. At Mind Body and Flow we suggest a natural supplement like Ortho Molecular Fiber Plus because it has a combination of natural soluble and insoluble fibers. These are sometimes referred to as viscous fibers which have known benefits such as:

  • Lowers serum cholesterol by reducing the absorption of bad cholesterols in the diet
  • Combines with bile acids in the liver for the proper digestion of fat to control weight
  • Reduces cholesterol and normalizes blood sugar levels to help prevent diabetes
  • Helps to promote bowel health to reduce the rates of colon cancer and IBS maladies
  • Lowers bad cholesterol levels associated with heart disease and cardiac issues
  • Controls appetite by prolonging the absorption of nutrients in the small intestine[/box]

Simple Solutions:

Included in our daily diligence to try to eat properly and sensibly is the simple fact that no matter what we do, our bodies need additional help to function at peak performance.  We offer a number of natural supplements that will help make a significant difference in your health, the way you feel and the very quality of your life.  We offer several types of excellent fiber both at our office and in our online store. One brand that we’re particularly happy with is the Ortho Molecular Fiber Plus natural supplement. Try it and see how easy it is to get back on the path to real health and the total well-being that all of us strive for. Or, give us a call and we’ll gladly offer you a personalized recommendation based on your individual needs.