Psyllium Dangers?

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Mon Jan 8 13:22:01 EST 1996

boliver at Direct.CA (Bill Oliver) wrote:

>In article <4ckq04$b41 at>, texasdaddy at (TexasDaddy) says:
>>Here is an added thought:
>>Psyllium does not "cause" water to be brought into the gut.  Rather it is
>>hydrophylic, i.e. it absorbs a certain amount of the  water around it. 
>>That is what it is "supposed" to do.  Taking psyllium with minimal or no
>>water can be bad news.  There are cases reported in the medical literature
>>of globs of inadequately diluted psyllium or almost-dry psyllium getting
>>stuck in the throat and ultimately causing the death of an (usually
>>elderly) patient.

>  How often should one use psyllium.I have heard of people using it 
>daily,weekly etc.What do you say?Also how much liquid do you mix it

Best to generously mix psylium with water, stir well, 
and leave it in the refrigerator overnight for the water 
to soak in before use

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