Your gut flora eats this to survive. If you like b-vitamins and you like energy, you have to have this vitamin to get some of those vitamins.
This vitamin cleanses your body, getting rid of junk that can get stuck in nooks and crannies just like a swiffer.
This is the one vitamin your juicer destroys.
A lack of this vitamin has been correlated with increased rates of heart disease.
... and syndrome X.
... and diabetes.
... and acne.
... and colorectal cancer.
... and hemorrhoids.
Well shiz. Are you scared yet?
No, I'm not talking about "vitamin F," as in fatty acids, I'm talking about fiber. It's not really called "vitamin F," but it should be. It is so vital to our physiologic processes — especially anything involved with our intestinal system, the "tube of life" — that it should be called a vitamin, it should be called an essential nutrient. Make sure your diet is fiber rich, and you'll also be increasing your intake of all other vitamins, because fiber just so happens to be rich in veggies, fruits, and whole grains. Plus, if you start making sure you eat fiber now, you probably won't have to poop into a plastic bag taped to your abdomen later.
Josh holds a Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic, is currently enrolled in The Carrick Institute studying Functional Neurology, and runs a full-time practice in Farmington, NM. His interests are in neurology of movement, pain, and what a human being needs to express health. He also likes to read and write, hence this blog.