Insoluble : Soluble Fiber Ratio

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delemur
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Insoluble : Soluble Fiber Ratio

Postby delemur » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:14 pm

I started following this Fiber intake plan today in hopes that it will start to relieve my clustering: http://www.lowrectalcancer.com/Bm%203.pdf

This plan focuses on incrementally adding soluble fiber into your diet, but it doesn't address insoluble fiber. Does anyone know what a good ratio of insoluble to soluble would be to keep throughout this process? For a normal digestive system the ratio is roughly 3:1. Should I try to stick with that ratio or is there a ratio that works better for our rehabilitating digestive systems?

I did search the older posts. I found some dietary threads that discussed fiber, but not this specific question. Thanks for any help.
- Sex: Male
- DX Age: 41
- Tumor Location: Proximal = 9 cm; Distal = 1.5 cm
- Tumor Type: Adenocarcinoma
- Tumor Size: 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm
- Tumor Grade: G2: Moderately differentiated (intermediate grade)
- Stage: IIIB
- Positive Lymph Nodes: Yes
- Radiation + Chemo: 03/16/17 - 29 days / 3000mg Capecitabine
- Surgery: 05/16/17 - LAR & Diverting Ileostomy
- Chemotherapy: 06/16/17 - 62 Days CAPOX / 56 Days FOLFOX
- Surgery: 11/27/17 - Ileostomy Reversal

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Re: Insoluble : Soluble Fiber Ratio

Postby CRguy » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:37 pm

Just bumping up here for you.

No real info except to say that it has always seemed to be a bit of trial and error, self-test experiment when it comes to playing with the soluble / insoluble fibers.

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delemur
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Re: Insoluble : Soluble Fiber Ratio

Postby delemur » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:05 pm

CRguy wrote:Just bumping up here for you.


Thanks for the bump. It's hard to find the insoluble to soluble ratio for many foods even with research. I put together this spreadsheet with some common names/brands as a reference. The Soluble (+) column identifies foods that are higher in soluble fiber.

Here it is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10zPir-QjDKEot27-n9iIlVJbu1vOSmvQr6dTUqy0-QU/edit#gid=0
- Sex: Male
- DX Age: 41
- Tumor Location: Proximal = 9 cm; Distal = 1.5 cm
- Tumor Type: Adenocarcinoma
- Tumor Size: 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm
- Tumor Grade: G2: Moderately differentiated (intermediate grade)
- Stage: IIIB
- Positive Lymph Nodes: Yes
- Radiation + Chemo: 03/16/17 - 29 days / 3000mg Capecitabine
- Surgery: 05/16/17 - LAR & Diverting Ileostomy
- Chemotherapy: 06/16/17 - 62 Days CAPOX / 56 Days FOLFOX
- Surgery: 11/27/17 - Ileostomy Reversal


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