Monday, September 15, 2008


I have recently discovered some fascinating work by a man named Konstantin Monastyrsky, author of The Fiber Menace. His book goes to great lengths to expose the untruths surrounding the universally accepted notion that fiber is good for everyone and more of it is even better.

What I was most interested in and surprised by was that even though this man was coming from a totally different perspective that I do when talking to my patients about their diets, his conclusions about the best diet were basically identical to mine.

I have to admit though that I was not aware of ALL the particular dangers behind excessive fiber consumption, especially in the supplemental form used by so many people, and that this info has really opened my eyes to how potentially harmful excess fiber consumption can be.

To get started, I would strongly recommend watching Mr. Monastyrsky's video introduction to the topic. You can find a link to it by clicking HERE.

1 comment:

Konstantin Monastyrsky said...

Dear Dr. Chong,

Thank you very much for your kind words about my work, and for recommending to watch my video. your patients are luck to have an open-minded, forward-looking, and sharing doctor like you.

The reasons we came to the same conclusions about optimal nutrition are obvious -- human physiology is the same regardless of our own biases and paradigms. If you start your work from this foundation (i.e. physiology), you can't go wrong...

Thank you again,

Konstantin Monastyrsky, author of Fiber Menace