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1/20/11 1:04 P

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The label says GFree, bt the product has a wheat dextrin if I recall.

They say dextins are safe--I react.

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1/14/11 6:03 P

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i use psyllium husks. and if I put some flax seed into food (without chopping them up) they do the same thing for me. emoticon

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12/19/10 10:01 P

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I just take psyllium husk. I looked at the ingredients on all the other stuff and didn't like all the stuff in them. Psyllium is all natural and has worked like a charm for me.

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12/19/10 9:41 P

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If it is giving you problems then I would say to stop it. You can go to the health food store and get psyllium and mix it with ground flax seeds. The flax keeps the psyllium from gelling and that way you can drink it before it gets to that stage.
You got to be careful with Benefiber because they make it along side the regular be one that does contain wheat.

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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12/19/10 9:21 A

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I took Benefiber for a while with my gastro Dr. approval. I called the company and they said yes it was GF.



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12/19/10 8:54 A

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I've been taking Benefiber to help with some "digestive issues" (caused by medications and low thyroid), but now I'm wondering if I should not be using it. It is made from wheat dextrin, but the label claims it is gluten free (less than 20 ppm gluten).

I have not been diagnosed with celiac, I've just found that when I eliminate wheat products from my diet the joint/bone pains I'd been having in my legs at night go away. If I go back on wheat it takes a few days (seems to be dose dependent), then the pains return. Now I've also noticed that when I avoid wheat, then start eating it again I start having allergy symptoms - itching/burning eyes, mouth, skin, etc. Not sure how much is coincidence or actual cause and effect - plan on having food allergy testing as soon as I can afford it.

Anyway, thoughts on Benefiber - better to quit using it? If so, what are alternatives? Is psyllium fiber okay?

Thanks for any input!

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Shall renew their strength;
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They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
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Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13
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