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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.

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Hi, I use Citrucel. It's a methylcellulose and says gluten free right on the label. I've used it for months now with no problem. I usually mix it with cran-raspberry juice and the protein powder I use - Jay Robb's Vanilla Egg White Protein. That generally by itself may not be enough, but mixed with some higher fiber foods it's fine. I include refried beans in my diet, and other beans are also high fiber.

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