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3/4/08 3:39 P

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Here's a recent thread about fiber Cheri. I also found this site about incorporating more fruits and veggies into our daily lives, which looked like it was chock full o'help :)
www.weightlossresources.co.uk/diet/h
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1/24/08 10:30 P

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GREAT point!
thanks for bringing it up!

LOL that almost sounds countrapuntal.
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1/24/08 7:00 P

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This thread really should come with a warning label that states: Do not increase your fiber intake drastically and suddenly or you may experience unwanted side effects. It is better to increase fiber gradually. (It can do great things for you if you don't over-do it.)

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1/24/08 1:44 A

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yes!
Psyllium, Fibersure and Triphala are all gluten, corn and oat free!

Check it out for yourself on Google!

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1/24/08 12:35 A

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I'm glad this subject was brought up. After years of diarrhea, I'm am now constipated. It's like night and day. I wondered about what to take that was gluten free. I can't eat oats or corn either. Are these free of those also?

 
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1/22/08 7:36 P

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I never thought about flax seed being cross contaminated. I usually get the Bob's Red Mill organic brand and have just started grinding my own in a coffee grinder that I use only for flax seed. I also put flax seed in my morning protein smoothie.

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1/21/08 9:59 P

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Flax muffins...that sounds like a great idea! I tried flax a coupla years ago... don't know if it was "cross contaminated" with wheat or what... I had the most embarassing reaction to it! But I am fine with the oil... so go figure!

I might just try this again,(of course my vision is of a moist flaxseed muffin oozing with butter... okay, I'm stop... naughty thoughts!) they sell flaxseed at this market called Sprouts, they have the stuff in barrels... I could buy a small quantity and giver a go and not be out much cash in case its a bbbbbbuuuusst t t t.

Thanks for the idea!

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1/21/08 7:41 P

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Can you have flax? I have started grinding my own flax seeds and making flax seed muffins.
In a large mug combine: 1/2 cup ground flax seed, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1 large egg, 1 Tblsp butter or margerine and 2 pkgs of sweetener of your choice. Cook in microwave for 2 minutes on high and you have a delicious low carb, high fiber muffin.

I have used Stevia powder with inulin as the sweetener and also have used maple syrup or blackstrap molasses. There can be many variations of this. I am also thinking of using part rice bran instead of all flax seed.

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hi!

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:

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

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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