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5/31/11 6:07 A

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Thanks Margie and Dorothy I appreciate your input. I do have low thyroid issues so I may avoid the flax for now.

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5/30/11 10:29 P

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If you want fiber then you can also get psyllium as well but this gels fast and I have found that if you put some ground flax in it it slows down the gelling process, I don't have any problems with taking flax and I like chewing on the seed.

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5/30/11 5:19 P

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Flax! Not now, not for me!
The topic of flax fits a potential for harm category which is normally accepted as allowable and edible by the Gluten-Free Celiac culture. Each of us is different. People with IBS and autoimmune conditions of inflammation and pain are wise to dig deeper into known sources for cause of these health challenging influences. I find topics like this ‘the amazing flax/linen seed’ one fascinating mixed bag. Although flax is considered gluten-free it is a source of harm for certain people.

Flax has wonderful nutrients of some omega 9, high in 6 and 3) and a wealth of fiber. A person can have exciting processed food products and kitchen tested recipes with which to enjoy a healthy serving of flax. It is a versatile calorie food source as a cereal and flour for both sweet and savory dishes; I can have neither forms of this grain.

Flax is known to lower thyroid hormone scores and in lessening the hormone daily performance; this compounds the symptoms in an already weakened hypothyroid and or adrenal fatigued person.

I have been gluten-free for 4 years. In that time I have been delving into other intolerant topics beyond my success with gluten avoidance. The discussions with my professional team by appointments use all the best advisement plans and strategies they provide and my daily enacting of their tips and my journal entries show these doctors how much better I feel by elimination if certain products, foods, medications and consumables of processed and whole foods I drop. My goal is to lose weight; to feel and be my best; and to sleep deeper and longer. I can do this better with the knowledge of factual answers of why something must be avoided.

In my conclusions: Flax is off my edible list for now and for an undefined length of time. Flax has become locked onto my no-no’s category of foods I avoid by formal recommendation and by my own personal choice. (For a deeper explanation see my flax blog.) www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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4/23/11 9:49 P

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Thanks Dorothy. I was looking at something that said to use ground flax seeds to add fiber to your diet. But I'll stick with Benefiber.....


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I have seen the flour and am cautious of getting it since it needs to be refrigerated after being ground. It loses nutrients when you ground them and don't refrigerated it.

Dorothy

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4/23/11 2:18 P

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Thanks so much for the quick reply. I do have low thyroid so I'll watch that oil.

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I've never heard of flax flour but flax is naturally GF, just make sure it's packaged to keep it GF and no CC.
I don't think you'd want to bake/cook with it since heat destroys the nutrients in it. While I'm at it, if you have any thyroid issues stay away from flax seed oil, it's a disrupter.

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Can anyone tell if flax seed/flour is gluten free?
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