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« on: May 04, 2009, 02:13:09 AM »

Hi folks, can anyone suggest a good low phos & low k source of dietry fibre (if it exists!)?
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 04:32:04 AM »

I take psyllium fibre husk, but be sure to check with your doctor about it and ask if it would interfere with any meds you take. On the package it says to take it two hours away from any medications.

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009, 11:44:54 PM »

Monrein, thats very helpful info. Hopefully, i will be seeing my Neph this week, so i'll check it out. Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 09:07:23 AM »

Psyllium must be taken with a significant amount of fluid, to prevent choking.  This can be a problem on severely fluid-restricted diets.  And it can interfere with the absorption of meds and minerals, if you take them together with psyllium.

An alternative is Unifiber.  Unifiber doesn't need to be taken with fluid, though it can be mixed into foods or beverages too.  And Unifiber is just cellulose, so it doesn't interact with meds you are taking.

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2009, 12:09:41 AM »

Thanks Rightside, will have a look at this.
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