Start with 1/2 level teaspoon, twice daily. Add to an empty cup, then stir with a fork as you gradually add room temperature liquid. Let rest for a minute, then stir again to completely dissolve.
Does not dissolve well in boiling hot or ice cold liquids, but once fiber is liquified you can boil or chill beverage. Or, stir into any moist food.
Gradually increase your dose. Add an extra 1/2 teaspoon every 3-5 days and keep increasing until symptoms stabilize.
Diarrhea can resolve fairly quickly as you gradually increase your dose. Constipation, if chronic and severe, may take several weeks and require a gradual increase to the higher dose range of 4-5 tablespoons per day.
Daily Dosages Adults 12 Years & Older:
On average, symptoms stabilize at a final dose range of 4 to 18 grams (2 teaspoons to 3 tablespoons) per day total, divided into two separate doses. You may need more or less. Max daily dose is 30 grams (5 tablespoons).
Cooking: Add 1 tbsp per cup of liquid, whisk.
Baking: Add 1 tbsp per cup of flour, whisk.
|Serving Size: 2.5 g (about one level teaspoon)|
|Servings Per Container: 180|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates||2 g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g||9%|
|Soluble Fiber||2 g|
|Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sugars, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium or iron.|
|* Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
Cautions: For use under a physician's supervision. Keep out of the reach of children. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing. Under 12 years old consult your physician. Use within 12 months of opening. Store airtight in a cool, dry place. Organic product. Color variations are normal.
Kit includes a generous supply of Heather's Tummy Fiber for the dietary management of IBS symptoms, particularly diarrhea, constipation, alternating bowel motility, and pain, plus Eating for IBS and First Year: IBS. The Tummy Fiber must be used twice daily, staring at a low dose and increasing gradually until bowel motility stabilizes, and then continued daily on that maintenance dose. Eating for IBS has detailed dietary information and 175 delicious recipes, for addressing multiple IBS symptoms. The First Year: IBS offers a comprehensive and sympathetic approach to managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome whether you're newly diagnosed or have been struggling for years.
Heather's Tummy Fiber is a medical food for the dietary management of IBS symptoms. Acacia senegal is a natural (not synthetic) whole food soluble fiber with a clinically proven prebiotic effect. Studies have shown that soluble fiber, as part of the diet, helps regulate bowel motility (alleviating both diarrhea and constipation), and relieves abdominal pain from IBS.
Acacia senegal's prebiotic effect stimulates the growth of healthy gut flora for ideal bowel stability, which can reduce bloating, gas, and bowel irregularities from IBS.
Heather's Tummy Fiber is unique, because it has a good gastrointestinal tolerance and a proven significantly bifidogenic effect. It is formulated specifically for the dietary management of IBS and improved bowel stability
Eating for IBS confirms what every IBS sufferer instinctively knows: that diet plays a direct role in gut function, and that the abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating from bowel disorders can be directly controlled through diet. This is true not just for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but also for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis, plus diverticulosis and diverticulitis. The Eating for IBS diet can make the difference between living a normal, happy, outgoing life versus spending every day stuck in the bathroom enduring pain, bowel dysfunction, and misery.Contrary to what many believe, eating for IBS and IBD does not mean deprivation, never going to restaurants, boring food, or a limited and therefore unhealthy diet. It does mean learning to eat safely by realizing how different foods physically affect the GI tract, and how foods can help or hurt both diarrhea AND constipation, as well as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and nausea. Foods can either prevent or trigger IBS or IBD symptoms.
* There are two kinds of fiber...one soothes the colon and regulates gut function but the other can cause severe attacks
* Dairy is a common trigger...even in people who are not lactose intolerant
* Peppermint, chamomile, and fennel can prevent pain, spasms, and bloating better than some drugs
* Bland foods are not automatically safe foods
In Eating for IBS, Heather Van Vorous, who has suffered from IBS since age 9 and gradually learned to control her symptoms through dietary modifications, offers sympathetic information tailored specifically to the needs of IBS and IBD sufferers. She provides a comprehensive overview of IBS, explicit eating and cooking strategies, travel and restaurant advice, daily menus, supermarket ideas, and 175 delicious recipes. How delicious? Eating for IBS was a finalist for the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) Health and Special Diet Award - also known as the "Julia Child" award.
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People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome desperately want to eat without fear. This groundbreaking book tells IBS sufferers exactly what they need to know to relieve diarrhea and/or constipation NOW, and how to maintain stability by preventing symptoms in the future. Eating for IBS is the first and only work written by an author with IBS, with the express goal of helping others who suffer from the same disorder.
It offers sympathetic suggestions based on first-hand experience as well as nutritional and medical research, comprehensive eating and cooking guidelines, travel and restaurant advice, supermarket ideas, and gourmet recipes - all tailored specifically to the needs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
In addition, the IBS dietary guidelines can aid diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain from bowel dysfunction related to Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, or IBD), diverticulosis, diverticulitis, enteritis, and fibromyalgia.The First Year: IBS incorporates suggestions, concerns, and personal stories from many Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers, and includes in-depth diagnostic and medical information for IBS treatments, drugs, and research. Chapters provide extensive suggestions for using supplements and herbs to prevent symptoms, as well as innovative and successful IBS stress management techniques. There are empathetic strategies for dealing with friends and family members, and detailed travel and socializing coping techniques.
|Product*||Lois from Leesburg, FL
Purchased on 3/20/2019
Reviewed on 4/10/2019
|Life saving advice and products|
|Suffered for years with IBS. Saw many GI doctors. None addressed dietary needs and natural supplements. Her book included answers to so many questions no one else has ever addressed. What a blessing to have found Heather and her wealth of knowledge and experience.|
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Purchased on 3/13/2019
Reviewed on 4/3/2019
|Great product. Great service.|
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|Product*||Carmel from CHARLOTTE, NC
Purchased on 6/18/2018
Reviewed on 7/9/2018
|as a celiac, diary free and multiple food allergies I still had issues that kept me from leaving the house or worrying about working. The last 20 yrs, especially the last 5 have been awful. Since I added the soluable fiber and drinking the fennel tea my life has changed.. I'm 60 yrs old and the past 2 weeks has given me my life back. Thank you!|
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|Product*||Rebecca from Mason, MI
Purchased on 1/15/2018
Reviewed on 2/6/2018
|Too soon to tell if it's working or not. Still giving the 'old college try' as it were.|
|I've only been doing this for a couple weeks. It's hard to tell if it's working or not yet. Some issues are calming down. Other's, are hopefully getting there. I'll be able to dive more into the books once my current class is finished. However, taking the fiber is easy. Thank you!|
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|Product*||Marie from Winston Salem, NC
Purchased on 11/22/2016
Reviewed on 12/13/2016
|Have not been taking the product long enough to give it a true rating.|
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