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Why do I have constipation with chia seeds and not other types of seeds?

Why do I have constipation with chia seeds and not other types of seeds?

Uncertain: But one ounce of chia seeds has 11 grams of fiber. If you don't hydrate adequately with this much fiber - you are likely to become constipated. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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I eat lots of green veggies, fruit, chia seeds/flax i also exercise 5x a week, drink 4 glasses of water per day. 1/2 the time I have healthy poops and 1/2 the time I have pebbles + constipation. Why?

I eat lots of green veggies, fruit, chia seeds/flax i also exercise 5x a week, drink 4 glasses of water per day. 1/2 the time I have healthy poops and 1/2 the time I have pebbles + constipation. Why?

Fruits and veggies: Your diet will define the consistency of your stool. The fruits and veggies along with the chia and flax can alter the stool. Play detective and start to note which fruits and veggies etc you eat make it one way or the other. ...Read more

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Treatment for constipation caused by chia seeds?

Treatment for constipation caused by chia seeds?

Flush thruough fiber: Please flush through with lots of fluids, which can be critical to prevent constipation, and a good fiber laxative will help promote motility of the colon to help expel the seeds.....Perhaps MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (available over the counter) would help clear the colon. ...Read more

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Can chia seeds cause palpitations?

Can chia seeds cause palpitations?

Chia: I agree with dr. Ali -- chia seeds have been eaten safely for years, and even the ancient aztecs enjoyed them. Clinical studies show they may reduce blood pressure, hb a1c, fibrinogen, and high-sensitivity c-reactive protein -- making them potentially heart-protective. http://tinyurl.com/lts5d79 i can find no mention of palpitations. Please work with your doctor to find the cause. ...Read more

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Do chia seeds cause problems for teeth?

Do chia seeds cause problems for teeth?

Gum problem: If stuck under the gum line, any small food particle such as chia seeds, poppy seeds or raspberry seeds will eventually cause a gum line abscess or swelling. See your dentist if this develops. ...Read more

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Do chia seeds cause protein in urine?

Do chia seeds cause protein in urine?

Haven't seen that : Reported. Possible side effects from chia include ^ gas (flatus), bloating ; constipation (w inadequate hydration). Because of omega 3 fatty acids, use of Aspirin or blood thinners could be problematic. People w bleeding disorders or who may be undergoing surgery should d/w their providers. 1 study showed diastolic blood pressure can drop w chia. People w mustard seed allergies are also likely to. ...Read more

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Could eating chia seeds cause metallic taste in mouth?

Could eating chia seeds cause metallic taste in mouth?

chia seeds: There is no definitive cause of metallic taste in the mouth, but there are numerous possibilities. If you had no metallic taste before eating the seeds, and if the metallic taste disappears if you stop eating the seeds, then it may be the seeds. If the metallic taste lingers, see your dentist or ENT specialist for an examination. ...Read more

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Can chia seeds and hemp hearts cause gastric bloating and pain?

Can chia seeds and hemp hearts cause gastric bloating and pain?

My answer is only: About chia seeds. Possible side effects from chia include ^ gas (flatus), bloating ; constipation (w inadequate hydration). This is more likely to occur with ingestion of larger amounts of chia seeds. ...Read more

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Can drinking chia seeds such as the drink made from "mama chia" cause a positive opiate result in a drug urine test? I read online that it can?

Can drinking chia seeds such as the drink made from "mama chia" cause a positive opiate result in a drug urine test? I read online that it can?

Saw that online too: But i can find no evidence for it from any scientific source. The chemicals found in the plant do not cross-react with opiate tests. I do not believe that it chia seeds can cause a false positive, but poppy seeds can cause a true positive for morphine. ...Read more

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Will drinking Chia seeds in my protein shakes cause a false positive on a drug test?

Will drinking Chia seeds in my protein shakes cause a false positive on a drug test?

Highly doubt it: Chia seeds are very healthy (see https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000727.htm) Searching online I saw one report of someone claiming chia seeds caused then to test positive for opiates, and saw that a colleague here states chia can cause positive tests- but she didn't give a reference. I see no other evidence or reason why chia seeds should cause a false positive test. ...Read more

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I ate flaxseed months ago and had heart palpitations. Now today I ate chia seeds in a recipe and now having heart flutters again. Do these cause this?

I ate flaxseed months ago and had heart palpitations.  Now today I ate chia seeds in a recipe and now having heart flutters again. Do these cause this?

Possible allergy: I've never heard of either flax or chia seeds causing heart palpitations. This could be a coincidence (just because you eat something and then get a symptom does not mean that was the cause of the symptom). It is possible you are allergic to flax and chia seeds, as palpitations can be caused by food allergies. Try these again (separately).If every time you eat them you get palpitations then avoid. ...Read more

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Can chia seeds cause eyelid swelling?Took a bite of a friend's chia pudding (seeds w/coconut milk &honey)woke up the next day w/left eyelid swollen.

Can chia seeds cause eyelid swelling?Took a bite of a friend's chia pudding (seeds w/coconut milk &honey)woke up the next day w/left eyelid swollen.

Stye: If it is an allergic reaction to chia seeds, this would almost always cause swelling of both eyes, not just one eyelid. Unilateral eye swelling is more commonly a stye, or an infection of the lid. But to evaluate this more thoroughly, you should see your eye doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to chia seeds?

Can you be allergic to chia seeds?

Yes: It is a seed and can definitely cause some allergic reactions. It just depends on what the reactions are. I do not believe the allergist would be able to test you for this unless you bring in the chia seed and he/she makes a slurry from the actual product to test. ...Read more

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What are side effects of taking chia seeds?

What are side effects of taking chia seeds?

None known: There are no known side effects.Lots of omega 3s. People with ibd, chrons, etc obviously need to avoid seeds. Powdered form is considered ok. ...Read more

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Are chia seeds good for lowering cholesterol?

Are chia seeds good for lowering cholesterol?

They can be: Helpful. Chia seeds contain 11 grams of fiber per ounce ! chia are seeds from salvia hispanca which grows in the desert. They can be a healthy snack as they contain omega-3 fatty acids, protein ; antioxidants. Chia have calcium, vitamin c, zinc, phosphorous, iron ; potassium. ...Read more

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Is chia seed good supplement?

Is chia seed good supplement?

NO WASTE OF MONEY: Chia seeds are sold as a weight loss supplement with claim that it curbs the appetite but there is no evidence that it does so, a study done at appalachian university in north carolina did not see any appetite reduction or weight loss over 12 weeks trial. ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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