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Polka Nut

Member Since 10 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Jan 07 2012 02:46 PM

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Egg Substitutes- White Only

18 July 2007 - 04:32 AM

I recently received a gluten-free diet list from the JFK Medical Center. There-on, "some egg substitutes" was listed to avoid. Why? I've been eating Egg Beaters- a whites ony product. Would this product cause loose BM's?

Please advise.

High Fiber Supplements,

17 July 2007 - 07:36 AM

I recently had my first colonoscopy. Hip! hip! Hooooooray! No polyps or signs of cancer. However, the Dx was diverticulosis (left colon greater than right). This Dx requires a high fiber diet excluding nuts, popcorn, corn, and seed( sunflower, pumpkin, caraway, sesame.) Considered harmless seeds are from tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, strawberry, raspberry and poppy.

Q1: I like watermellon. Are the small white seeds bad or safe to eat? The larger black seeds I spit out.

I am waiting for a recommendation from my GI Doctor for a gluten-free high fiber supplement. I'm bother by dirrhea/loose stool and frequent bowel movements.
The fibers available are as follows:
1) acacia
2) guar gum
3) methylcellulose
4) calcium polycarbophil (FiberCon is gluten-free, Equalactin is ??)
5) inulin
6) psyllium (Metamucil,powder & tablets are gluten-free; the wafers are not.)

Q2: Which of these type of fibers works better with a gluten-free diet?

Any input would be appreciated.

Fat Free,

13 July 2007 - 06:44 AM

My wife brought home a bag of Lay's Light Potato Chips yesterday. I did not recgonize the ingredient "olestra." I did a quick google search and I was SHOCKED. Apparently this artifical fat is making thousands of people very sick with diarrhea, stomach cramps,etc. Many users end up going to the emergency room for treatment.

I'm trying to limit my fat intake but, not with this product. As always, the inventing company, P& G, claims it was fully tested and safe to eat. Even the FDA approved it for food use.

I have enough trouble with diarrhea and loose stool. As a Celiac, I'm relucant to eat these chips, and asked my wife to return it to the store. I warned her not eat these chips herself. She is not a Celiac patient, but does have constipation.

Anyone have any problems with Olestra?

Prostate Dietary Supplement

11 July 2007 - 08:11 AM

I have been using a product called "Urinozinc Prostahelp-Prostate Formula" since April, 2005. The company, Vitanergy of Miami, FL, did not reply to my E-Mail regarding hidden gluten in this product.
Neither the company's web site nor the product label for other ingredients claims it. Sometimes formula's change without notice. A telephone call is no guarantee either. I would like to continue using this formula because it contains a good blend of B-6,12, folic acid,etc required for Celiacs.

Does anyone familiar with this product know for sure?

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