I'm Mzzchief, generally I post on the hypothyroid forum, cuz I've got that charming dilemma too.
Its recommended that hypo's have 30 -40 gs of fiber a day, due to their slooow metabolism. Somewhat of a challenge, particularly when you can't eat wheat or oat bran.
So I've been experimenting with a few and thought I'd share.
My standard is straight Psyllium, which I mix with triphala. Its kinda a lumpy brew, but its worked wonders for my digestion. Its real nice not to feel like I'm hauling a bowling ball around in my gut.
Triphala isn't a fiber, but its been used to balance the digestive system and good for your skin. Used for centuries in India in Ayurvedic medicine. Here is a link:
Its easier to find in capsules, but me being a purist, I went for the powder. The taste is a cross between the inside of a banana peal and a grapefruit rind. So if you don't like bitters, better to start with the capsules... you can always open one and taste it for yourself, go for the powder next go round.
Another fiber I picked up today is Fibersure. Its made of inulin, which is derived from the chicory root... chicory being in the lettuce family and no threat to us gluten sensitive folks. I've also seen it included in some yogurts. I just mixed some up, and it was like drinking a glass of water, no thickening, no grittiness, just as advertised, like when does THAT happen!
I've also added "pearls" of acidophilus to my routine, this seems to have benefitted my system as well.
If anyone would like to add what else they've been doing, or if they have tried these things, that would be great!
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