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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Hello - I know I've seen posts here before about the best fiber supplements for celiacs, but I can't seem to find any current ones using search! I'm only coming up with early years...let's get a topic going for late 2012?

Yesterday, hubby brought home some Metamucil capsules labeled as "Gluten-Free" but the gluten-free has an asterisk footnote *less than 20ppm. I have had reactions to these trace amounts in the past.

Online, I found some products: 1) Heather's Tummy acacia fiber 2) Now brand psyllium with apple pectin - Does anyone have experience with these?

Also, are there other recommendations? Is anyone using Metamucil caps or any other brand successfully?

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I buy flax seed and grind it myself and add it to foods every day. While I am generally not all hippie-ish about my food and what I eat and put into my body, I do and have always preferred something natural over something chemically processed. I find that now more than ever I am quite careful about how much fiber I am getting and if I don't get enough it is quickly evident. Kind of weird that now that I have eliminated nearly all of the "traditional" sources of fiber that are staples of the American diet I am finally getting the recommended amount.

Really though, as recommendations. Instead of a supplement with apple pectin, why not a little cottage cheese with ground flax seed and an apple with it's peel still on? Whole fruits are a great fiber source. There are plenty of fiber sources for us without adding expensive and unnecessary supplements.

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Yes, I do use ground flax and chia in my smoothies and foods. However, when I travel or have a hectic work schedule, I'm not able to do this as often as I like, and find myself relying on gluten-free protein bars and other foods that make constipation an issue.

I'm specifically looking for capsules or other dissolve-able powders that have good portability and convenience for those times when an occasional apple and leafy greens are not enough.

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