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.
Exercise and water will be critical
Tapering the laxative.
Thyroid disease has to be ruled out..hypothyroidism specifically.
And labs still say, along with most docs, that up to 5 on a TSh value is normal.
Not true...3 or higher is potentially hypothyroid and many undiagnosed people are walking around.
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