Re: [FH] CoCo or Scratchy Updates?????????
- Fiber works to normalize the stool -- it's good for either diarrhea or
constipation. Pumpkin is effective because it has lots of fiber.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sue B" <rockii@...>
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 8:34 PM
Subject: Re: [FH] CoCo or Scratchy Updates?????????
> I thought pumpkin was used to solidify the stool & as a cure for diarrhea.
> Isn't this counter-productive?
- Hi Sue,
In a message dated 2/25/05 8:38:21 PM, rockii@... writes:
<< I thought pumpkin was used to solidify the stool & as a cure for diarrhea.
Isn't this counter-productive? >>
No, it isn't. Pumpkin, along with all plants, contains insoluble fiber
(generally in the form of cellulose), which is indigestible in the mammalian gut and
which therefore increases stool volume and speeds gut transit, promoting
Pumpkin, along with many other plants, also contains a certain amt of soluble
fiber. Soluble fiber helps improve moisture balance in the gut, so if there
is too much liquid in relation to solids (diarrhea), it reduces it; if there is
too little liquid (constipation), it increases it. // Rosemary