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Doctor insights on: Chia Seed Recipies

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Benefits of chia seeds while breastfeeding?

Benefits of chia seeds while breastfeeding?

Chia seeds: At this time the general recommendation is that chia seeds not be consumed during pregnancy or lactation (due to lack of research). 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 the. ...Read more

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Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more

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Person with gallstones, can she eat grapefruit, tea, pumpkin seed, walnut, almond, Brazilian nuts, cashew, avocado, olive oil, grapeseed oil?

Person with gallstones, can she eat grapefruit, tea, pumpkin seed, walnut, almond, Brazilian nuts, cashew, avocado, olive oil, grapeseed oil?

Sure: Eat anything you want as long as it doesn't cause symptoms. If some foods disagree with you (ex. Fatty foods can sometimes cause pain in patients with gallstones) then avoid them. ...Read more

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Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Rice: Though uncommon, pumpkin and its derivatives can cause an allergy as can various types of rice. There is no reason to expect that the more aromatic wehani rice would be an exception. Rice allergy as a whole is rare. ...Read more

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Are pumpkin seed shells edible?

Are pumpkin seed shells edible?

Yes: Pumpkin seed shells are edible- they probably test best when toasted in an oven. You might even try adding a salt free fat free seasoning for additional taste. ...Read more

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Can expired ground flax seed retain its nutritional value?

Probably: Flax seed will degrade by becoming rancid due to oxidation of the fats. So expired flax seed, ground or otherwise, might have an unpleasant taste. It has less nutritional value due to fat degredation. ...Read more

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Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Surprisingly fatty.: Sounds good on the surface, but would be rather caloric because of the amounts of healthy fats in the avocado and nuts and seeds. Would cut back on those ingredients, perhaps choosing one per day and switching them up. ...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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I take oats with nuts & multi grain porridge for 2 out of 4 meals.Can I add these for more nutrition- Sprouted flax & chia seeds,oat bran,wheat germ?

I take oats with nuts & multi grain porridge for 2 out of 4 meals.Can I add these for more nutrition- Sprouted flax & chia seeds,oat bran,wheat germ?

Keep it up: The options you suggest are healthy ones. You should eat according to your taste with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains and a healthy source of lean protein. The key is to limit processed foods and sugar as much as possible. You are making healthy choices. Keep it up. ...Read more

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Are organic flax seeds safe?

Are organic flax seeds safe?

Sure: Flax seed oil actually has Omega-3 fatty acids in it which has the possibility to help the heart and brain ... Although the actual science on if and how it helps is still a bit murky at this point. As with almost anything, moderation is key. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Sunflower seed butter better for kidney stone patient as opposed to peanut butter? Any other nut butters safe?

Sunflower seed butter better for kidney stone patient as opposed to peanut butter? Any other nut butters safe?

Oxalate stone?: Peanuts and peanut butter are rich in oxalate, though nowhere near as much as spinach, or what one will excrete from taking lots of vitamin c. There's a theoretical risk that this will promote oxalate stone production, but since even vitamin c zealots seldom get stones from it, i'd simply ask you to stay well-hydrated and not be afraid of a little peanut butter. Ask your urologist as well. ...Read more

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2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

Board certified MD?: Make sure the doc telling you this is doing skin testing and not blood testing, consider a trip to a board certified allergy immunologist specialist, unlikely all of these positive tests are clinically significant. ...Read more

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I eat daily lot good healthy food: raw almond, seed, Walnut, Pecan Pistachio, Brazil nut, & olive oil.This adds up to 15+grams sat fat. Any Concerns?

I eat daily lot good healthy food: raw almond, seed, Walnut, Pecan Pistachio, Brazil nut, & olive oil.This adds up to 15+grams sat fat.  Any Concerns?

NO unless...: While it's long been recommended that people minimize saturated fat, recent research suggests there's no benefit to limiting saturated fat (especially when it comes from the healthy foods you are eating) unless you have Familial Hypercholesterolemia or ApoE4. See http://authoritynutrition.com/saturated-fat-good-or-bad/ for a very well-written discussion of saturated fat and the current science. ...Read more

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Is organic pumpkin seed oil & organic cranberry seed oil safe to take with metoprolol?

Is organic pumpkin seed oil & organic cranberry seed oil safe to take with metoprolol?

Pharmacist: I believe your pharmacist can help you with this type of question. I feel most physicians are unacquainted with those supplements. ...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