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Old 08-23-2006, 09:53 AM   #1
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Embarrasing..flaxseed...and gas??

I have just begun in the last month taking ground flaxseed twice a day with my yogurts, cereals, etc. and I have to say it has helped me a great deal. I was told by a pharmacist that specializes in perimenopause that it helps to soak up the excess estrogen...if that makes any sense. Anyways, I get gas and stomach gurgling late in the day now...does flaxseed cause this? Should I be drinking more water now?

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Old 08-23-2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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Re: Embarrasing..flaxseed...and gas??

I have never tried flaxseed, but if it helps with too much estrogen, then that would be great! Maybe if you try some gaviscon or beano that could help with the excess gas. I am not sure, just thought I would throw out a suggestion.

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Re: Embarrasing..flaxseed...and gas??

I've been putting flax seeds on my cereals for about a year now, but I don't think I've noticed having extra gas with it. You are supposed to drink water with or after you eat the flax, so it says on the box I have.

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Re: Embarrasing..flaxseed...and gas??

Flax seed lowers bad cholestrol in us, plus lowers blood sugar in diabetics and also is used to relieve constipation which will cause gas build up. which would explain why you're so gasious on it. it's used as a natural alternative to laxatives.

Whole and ground flax seeds and oil are available throughout the year; it is recommended to purchase refrigerated packages of ground flaxseeds and oil because they can spoil easily.

Flax seeds are slightly larger than sesame seeds and have a hard shell that is smooth and shiny. While whole flaxseeds feature a soft crunch, the nutrients in ground seeds are more easily absorbed.

lactose in cows milk and yogurt itself gives me gas too.

beano is a wonderful suggestion from our fellow poster and has to be taken with the first bite of food in order for it to work effectively.

it's made up of an enzyme that we lack which stops the bacteria from forming the sugar it produces in us if we can't digest it easily.

read the label on the box or bottle. it really works.


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