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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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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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Moringa seeds benefits?

Moringa seeds benefits?

Well you can google : It. It is a see which has beneficial antibiotic properties and also can be eaten. It is used in poultices and can be used to purify water. Most western medicine doctors are not trained to make poultices but in the past they were used for many ailments. I think today we tend to use antibiotics and anti inflammatory agents rather than poultices, spiderwebs and other treatments. ...Read more

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Is chia seeds safe for Parkinson's patients?

Is chia seeds safe for Parkinson's patients?

Chiaseeds: Not enough is known about safety of them being used beyond 3 months. They are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids & should be safe in Parkinson short term. ...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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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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Do chia seeds have euphoric effects?

Do chia seeds have euphoric effects?

Chia Seeds: Chia are seeds from Salvia hispanca which grows in the desert. They can be a healthy snack as they contain Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein & antioxidants. Chia have Calcium,Vitamin C, Zinc, Phosphorous, Iron & Potassium. I tried researching Chia seeds & euphoria & only noted anecdotal reports. ...Read more

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Are chia seeds good for hypothyroid?

Are chia seeds good for hypothyroid?

No: No they are not. Thyroid replacement therapy is the only effective treatment. ...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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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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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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Does flax seed offer epa and DHA fatty acids?

Mostly ALA: Dha and epa are found more in animal products like salmon. ...Read more

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Can i consume Hemp seeds as a dietary supplement while on Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily? Hemp seeds seem to contain negligible amounts of tryptophan

Can i consume Hemp seeds as a dietary supplement while on Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily? Hemp seeds seem to contain negligible amounts of tryptophan

No problem: Just about every protein food contains tryptophan, some more than others (such as dairy and turkey). There is absolutely no reason to avoid those foods while on Prozac (fluoxetine). There is a big difference between taking large amounts of Tryptophan as a supplement and having the amounts that occur in food. Hemp seeds is among the healthiest foods one can eat. ...Read more

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Are there any medicinal effects to buying morning glory seeds?

Are there any medicinal effects to buying morning glory seeds?

Please don't: Morning glory seeds contain a psychedelic indole related to lsd. Effects include hallucinations, anxiety, mood changes, depersonalization, and drowsiness. Acute clinical effects may also include mydriasis, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Morning glory seeds people buy in garden stores are often coated with pesticide, so there are also these other toxins to think about. Not tasty or healthy. ...Read more

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Do chia seeds have euphoric effects?

Chia Seeds: Chia are seeds from Salvia hispanca which grows in the desert. They can be a healthy snack as they contain Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein & antioxidants. Chia have Calcium,Vitamin C, Zinc, Phosphorous, Iron & Potassium. I tried researching Chia seeds & euphoria & only noted anecdotal reports. ...Read more