Psyllium Dangers?

sender at forecasts.com sender at forecasts.com
Mon Jan 8 13:22:01 EST 1996


boliver at Direct.CA (Bill Oliver) wrote:

>In article <4ckq04$b41 at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, texasdaddy at aol.com (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
>with?
>            

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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