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I've had a few comments/questions come in, so I will use this blog to respond to them.
Hi Debbie- about psyllium husks for fiber supplement, from what I remember methylcellulose is more agreeable for most Os (though I have trouble finding any regular brand without avoids, check the health food store). I never quite feel well with psyllium husks. The very best thing for O's regularity in my experience is protein in the morning. Odd that a high fiber cereal would stop me up, while eggs or meat just gets everything moving right along. Also, for fiber supplements, the Larch Arabiniglactan in the store here, is great. It's a little more pricey, but for the benefits, it's well worth it, as promotes better health in so many ways. It also doesn't take as much per dose. There are also some posts about using flax seeds that have been soaked overnight, do a search on Heidi's column for info on that.
Thanks to Debra for pointing out that citric acid is in the ingredients in coke. I haven't checked the ingredients for a few years, and it's pretty common for them to shuffle around from time to time. I'll have to look out for that come next Christmas eve! P.S. I'll pray for you too!
Thanks to Chris for pointing out a new book I may have to pick up and add to my library, "What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You", sounds interesting.
Thanks to Natalie also for your comments, I always enjoy reading your blog and basking in your community spirit.
Luis asked about the status of Vitamin C for O's, I seem to remember that it has to be from good natural sources like rose hips or acerola cherry. I think there are some problems with the standard drugstore vitamin C sources causing trouble for Os acidic digestion. I know that I never really thought of taking Vitamin C for that reason, until I saw it listed in some of the health protocols, like the Allergy protocol for non-secretors.