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Sweetfudge

Benefiber "gluten Free" Made W/ Wheat!

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Seriously, what the freaking heck????

I got a free sample in the mail today of the "New, Gluten Free" Benefiber. Right on the bottle, it says Gluten Free. So I looked at the ingredient list to see what was in it, and the one and only ingredient listed is wheat dextrin. Tell me how this makes sense? I was half tempted to try it out, but thought I'd talk to you smart people first and see if I'm the only one who thinks this is nuts :rolleyes:


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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Does the new ingredient, Wheat Dextrin, have any ill effects on people who experience wheat allergies or wheat intolerance?

Benefiber


Rebecca

Partial Gluten Free March 2007

Completely Gluten Free February 2008

Tapioca Starch/Flour Free April 2008

No MSG July 2008

Cut out Nitrates//Nitrites January 2009

Problems with Tomatoes and Potatoes -- Cut out Nightshades Aug '09

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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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yeah, kinda pisses me off. misleading people like that. i'm definitely going to be writing to the company.


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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Does the new ingredient, Wheat Dextrin, have any ill effects on people who experience wheat allergies or wheat intolerance?

Benefiber


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I can't stand the fact that a governmental body is going to decide how much poison my body can take.

Me too!!!

I feel that is preferable to roulette with any processed product.

Seriously!!!


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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All I know is that Benefiber did not have any wheat product in it before Novartis

reformulated it. We have called them numerous times in the past couple of years after

the reformulation and feel that Novartis really couldn't care less. In their minds

it's Gluten free because they say so based on the # of blah blahs per PPM.

I just want the old formula back, that's all I ask for.

We recently purchased the Wal Mart brand of fiber and the manufacturer over the phone stated that it's gluten-free. It's called EZ Fiber.


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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Strange, I have been warning everyone about the CODEX gluten-free for quite a while.

Now it's too late it seems suddenly like this is a new topic?

As I have repeatedly posted the relevant parts of the CODEX and they have been ignored I don't feel inclined to do it again.

The bottom line is the CODEX is written by the food industry (Canada and the US actually getting the majority of votes.)

It is passed by the WHO .. but written by the food industry who present faked biased studies to say that 20ppm does NO MORE HARM than people who SAY they are totally gluten-free. (SAY is bolded, these studies don't actually check)

Well, due to apathy the US has adopted the VOLUNTARY standard that forces (practically) anything labelled gluten-free to had added gluten... so welcome to the lottery.


Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. (JC, De Bello Gallico Liber III/XVIII)

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Strange, I have been warning everyone about the CODEX gluten-free for quite a while.

Now it's too late it seems suddenly like this is a new topic?

As I have repeatedly posted the relevant parts of the CODEX and they have been ignored I don't feel inclined to do it again.

The bottom line is the CODEX is written by the food industry (Canada and the US actually getting the majority of votes.)

It is passed by the WHO .. but written by the food industry who present faked biased studies to say that 20ppm does NO MORE HARM than people who SAY they are totally gluten-free. (SAY is bolded, these studies don't actually check)

Well, due to apathy the US has adopted the VOLUNTARY standard that forces (practically) anything labelled gluten-free to had added gluten... so welcome to the lottery.

hmmmmm


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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I use Yerba Prima brand Psyllium husks. It is a powder so you can put it in any food you want to. Not saying this is better than other brands, it is just the one I picked up.at Vitamin Shoppee.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psyllium


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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