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No and I am desperately afraid...I had one done 30 years ago and it was extremely painful.
The diet, in order of preference in quantity, should look like this leafy greens green veggies other veggies whole fruit, beans and peas Whole grains no yeasted breads, dry cereals or anything refined Seeds and nuts, but cut out seeds if you have any diverticulosis. A little tofu or tempeh daily A little high quality soy or coconut milk yogurt The soluble fiber in this strategy will stabilized colon function in about 6 to 8 weeks, then about 2 or three helpings of animal foods a week, preferably fish, can be added back. See the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, for instructions on this type of diet.
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Please suggest an alternative solution. There are only a few foods I like. Is there another soothing type of diet?
Thank you that is more tolerable.
One last question. Well, two questions. 1. Is there an OTC product I can get at a drug store that has a more immediate effect (albiet temporary)?
Lastly, What type of doctor should I make an appointment with for a colonoscopy? Will I need to be seen by a GP first?