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AmandaD

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Hi - I thought I'd post this and see if any of you have used this stuff, etc.

My allergist doctor told me that celiacs don't often get enough fiber and fast peristalsis or sort of loose stools could be a result of this issue. He mentioned that it'd be a good idea if I started a little bit of Citrucel everyday to help bulk up stools, etc. He said it was totally safe and I could take it forever, it's also gluten-free which surprised me.

So I've done just a teaspoon (which is like 1/4 of the regular dose) for the past two days with lots of water and my gluten-free diet and it has totally made my stools a large size with barely any gas. I'm stunned.

Have any of you added soluble fiber - not INSOLUBLE (like Metamucil, psyllium, etc...) - and had good results too?

I'm curious...

Thanks for answering.

A


Amanda

Positive TTG 9/05

Positive endoscopy 9/05

Doing well with "Sprue"

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Very interesting!

Could you post the ingredients list so those of us with other food allergies can see if it's safe for us? I'd certainly be interested if it doesn't contain my allergens (corn, soy, egg, dairy, etc.)


Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

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Active Ingredients: Each 19g adult dose contains: Methylcellulose (2g)

Inactive Ingredients: Citric Acid, FD&C Yellow #6, Orange Flavors (natural and artificial), Potassium Citrate, Riboflavin, Sucrose, Other Ingredients


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Yeah, but if you go to their website also they guarantee it's gluten free - and I'd think a company making a digestive product would totally know if it would irritate a celiac.


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It is totally gluten-free, as are most fiber supplements.

My gastroenterologist has me on fibercon, which is also gluten-free, and it does seem to help.


Alright, don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy

We'll all float on, alright

Well we'll float on good news is on the way...

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Just an fyi, methycellulose acts by attracting water into the colon (so make sure you stay hydrated) to bulk up the stools. Hence it acts as a thickener in shampoo and toothpaste and ice creams. It also can act as an emulsifier to keep two chemicals that usually separate mixed together. And it can be used as a lubricant, in things like eye drops or KY. It can even be used as a mild glue, such as in wallpaper adhesive. It's fascinating! :) Check it out on the Wikipedia. (And, incidentally, psillium husks are a very good source of soluble fiber (~70%), they just happen to be a decent source of insoluble fiber too (~30%).)

The following foods are good sources of gluten-free soluble fiber:

  • beans (particularly kidney, black, and lima)
  • flax seed
  • oranges/grapefruit
  • pears
  • peachs/plums/nectarines
  • mango
  • carrots
  • brussel sprouts
  • broccoli

One serving of citrus fruit, or a pear, or one serving of beans will give you just as much soluble fiber as one serving of Citrucel (2g), btw. Most of the other items on the list would require 2 servings.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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On a good day I want to ask people to come and admire my fabulous stools. I refrain from doing this, but I'm very proud of them! :)

LOL :lol:

Active Ingredients: Each 19g adult dose contains: Methylcellulose (2g)

Inactive Ingredients: Citric Acid, FD&C Yellow #6, Orange Flavors (natural and artificial), Potassium Citrate, Riboflavin, Sucrose, Other Ingredients

Darn, there's a lot of corn in there (citric acid, sucrose, and possibly in natural and artificial flavors)

But, I'll be trying out some of the food sources, for sure!

--- I wanna be "proud", too!!! :D


Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

Hypoglycemic

Sensitivity to high EMFs [electromagnetic frequency] (limits my time in front of the computer)

Living a healthier, happier life.

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If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.Psalm 139: 9,10

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Flax seed has this effect also. I take it every day, I use the seeds and sprinkle them on my foods. I have dry eyes from medications and it soothes them on its own with no drops needed anymore. Not only that but you get the nice omega 3's and omega 6's. My mom's good cholesterol went up 20 points just from 2 tbsp of flax everyday.

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I tried flax as well - and I tried it from Bob's red mill and it made me pukey - so I'd recommend against that brand.

Citrucel, though, I give mad props to :D It worked VERY quickly.


Amanda

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I tried flax as well - and I tried it from Bob's red mill and it made me pukey - so I'd recommend against that brand.

Did you have a fresh bag, and kept it in the freezer? I haven't had a problem with their brand, but flax - particularly the meal - is so high in fat that it can go rancid at room temperature, and is best kept in the freezer. I even keep the seeds it the fridge. (I had a bag of flax go bad once... ewwwww.)


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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Tarnalberry - I wonder if that was the issue - I wasn't too careful about storage...I've gotten better with my flours, etc...just recently...


Amanda

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On a good day I want to ask people to come and admire my fabulous stools.

that's the funniest thing I ever heard!!!!! :P

Seriously, thanks for posting this. I was wondering why I only seem to have "good Poop days" on days I eat salad (and darn it, sometimes I just get tired of eating salads! :ph34r: )

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I would have to second the fabulous-stools thing that was written. I've been incredibly impressed by mine the past few days. I sort of want to "accidentally" leave them in the toilet so my husband can "bump" into them...

That was sick celiac humour. :D


Amanda

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Positive endoscopy 9/05

Doing well with "Sprue"

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I sort of want to "accidentally" leave them in the toilet so my husband can "bump" into them...

That was sick celiac humour. :D

:lol::lol::lol:


Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

Hypoglycemic

Sensitivity to high EMFs [electromagnetic frequency] (limits my time in front of the computer)

Living a healthier, happier life.

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If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.Psalm 139: 9,10

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I seem to have sort of the opposite problem. I was eating a lot of fiber, I had lots fresh carrots and apples most every day. I also liked having ground flax with my rice (to add in nutrients.) (If you don't grind the flax it will just pass on through :o .) I have stopped eating so much of the carrots and the flax, but it hasn't seemed to make to much of a difference :( .

David

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David could you be having a problem with another food like apples?

My intolerances came out later after my body started healing from the gluten.

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David could you be having a problem with another food like apples?

My intolerances came out later after my body started healing from the gluten.

It's possible. I became very intolerant of beans after becoming gluten free.

David

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