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Just found something interesting. Metamucil does not tend to agree with me, so I bought some Benefiber as it is made with Guar gum. When reading the ingredients on their website, it says it is gluten free even though it contains wheat dextrin (less than 10 ppm gluten). Can this not cause a problem with Celiac, and if so, what in the world can I take in the way of fiber that is absolutely gluten free (I also have post infectious IBS).

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The Metamucil may not agree with you because it is sweetened with Aspartame (they don't list it on the package, but my pharmacist called to ask, and he was angry when he found out!). Why don't you just try plain old psyllium husks?

But really, you should get all the fiber you need from fruits and vegetables. You don't need to replace the fiber you used to get from gluten grains, nobody needs those.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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As a celiac who has the added health problem of not being able to digest fruits and vegetables my husband was annoyed at Novartis OTC for putting wheat in Benefiber then calling it gluten-free just because it meets some ruling...

Anyway, he uses generic brands of Benefiber made by CVS and Rite Aid but they are not as good in quality (yes, they have Guar Gum as the main ingredient with maltodextrin from corn).

We really wish Benefiber would take the wheat out...has anyone been using the new Benefiber formula?

Loraleena: Do you happen to know a name of a product I can get in health food store (guar gum) and what is the consistency when you mix it in water? Thanks. Deb.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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I really like Psyllium Husks. But I take the capsules with a lot of water. I can't stand the consistency of any of the fiber supplements that you mix with water. I get them at any of my local health food store and usually buy the NOW brand which clearly lists no gluten.


Catherine

Gluten Free Since 4/1/06 and feeling much nicer!

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