Re: Thin Light Brown Stool
There are 2 types of fiber--- soluble and insoluble. The insoluble type passes through your intestines and produces a thin type stool. The fiber that is soluble absorbs fluid and bulks up the size of a stool. As you may know all meat, seafood and dairy products have NO fiber.
I take a water soluble fiber supplement twice daily to make me regular w/o much straining--- psyllium. It comes in powder, capsules and wafers. A person needs 20 to 30 grams of fiber daily to have normal BMs.
Cramping and spasms in any muscle in your body is usually caused by lack of magnesium and calcium. You need it anyway to prevent Osteoporosis along with vitamin D for calcium absorption.....
Last edited by Harry; 05-06-2004 at 12:47 PM.