Transitioning to a Regular Diet from a Low or Minimal Fiber Diet

Certain medical conditions require a person to restrict their fiber intake, including Chron’s Disease, Small Bowel Obstruction (SBO), and acute diverticulitis. Your medical adviser may also recommend a Low-Fiber Diet if there is a narrowing of the bowel due to a tumor or an inflammatory disease; after bowel surgery, or when treatment, such as radiation, […]

Minimal Fiber Diet for Digestive Disorders

The Minimal Fiber or Soft Diet requires you to avoid more foods than the Low-Fiber Diet, including ALL fruits and vegetables. (Some juices are allowed – download the free Digestive Health Guide to find out which juices are allowed). If you find that your symptoms are getting better, you can gradually begin switching to the […]

Low Fiber Diet for Digestive Disorders

Fiber is found in plant foods, such as vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, legumes, and seeds. It is considered an indigestible carbohydrate. Sometimes when your bowel becomes obstructed or if the risk of bowel obstruction is present, your doctor or dietician may advise you to follow a Low-Fiber Diet. In doing so, you lessen stool bulk […]

Bowel Obstruction: Diet & Lifestyle Recommendations

Small bowel obstruction is a potentially life-threatening condition. Even in relatively less serious cases, bowel obstruction can completely disrupt your daily life. Obstructions are caused by adhesions or internal scars that form in the small intestines (small bowel) and sometimes in the large intestines (colon). Adhesions form as the first step in healing from surgery, […]