By late 2007, the formulator of AusFibre, Dr Warwick D Raymont, had been suffering incessant attacks of diverticulitis and, as a result, was almost constantly on antibiotics and special diets. His surgeon, Prof Peter Hewett, had booked him in for major bowel surgery to remove his transverse and descending colons—much of his large bowel. Wishing to avoid this, he prepared himself the mixture that was to become AusFibre and, after three months, Prof Hewett told him, “You’re doing so well that I don’t want to operate!”.

Now, in late 2016, nine years have passed without him experiencing one single attack of diverticulitis and the result? He has had AusFibre manufactured by a GMP Audited Food Facility and has mas it available to all.