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Totally Grain Free- What About Psyllium Husks?

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:27 AM

I have recently discovered that I am intolerant of ALL grains due to the minute amounts of gluten in all grains, even rice.

This link: http://www.glutenfre...ity-what-is-it/ has helped to shed some light on why am still having problems. However the website seems driven toward selling something. I am at a loss as where to find the information about psyllium husk and whether it is truly gluten free.

Taking psyllium husks in the past has been unpleasant (no, painful), but I was not truly grain free at the time and my problems may have been associated with the other grains in my diet. Does anyone have any thoughts?
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:43 AM

I don't know about psyllium, but the information on that site is incorrect. The storage protein in grains is different from grain to grain.
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 12:49 PM

You will need to check with the supplier of the psyllium husk to see if they process it on shared lines or if there are any other cross contamination possibilities. I can tell you that I have never had a problem the brand I use, Yerba Prima.
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 11:47 AM

The brand I use is produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility (Purely Bulk).
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