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Dangers Of Taking Flaxseed Oil While Taking Thyroid Medication
No clear dangers:
Ground flax seeds are a good source of omega 3 & 6 fatty acids which have many health benefits & may be important in improving function of thyroid hormone receptors- see http://www. Cse. Iitb. Ac.In/~suranga/flax. Html
flax contains traces of thiocyanite which may harm thyroid, but more experts say flax helps thyroid than harms it. See http://www. Ehow. Com/facts_5629982_flaxseed-thyroid-disease. Html. ...Read more
The seed of the flax plant is very high in omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for health. They are most nutritious if 1-2 t are soaked in 2-4 t of water and blended into a drink or added into food. Ground flaxseeds are a nutritious source of fiber that can be added to food. They come as golden or brown. Their nutty taste make a delicious addition to foods ...Read more
I am hypothyroid and taking medication from past 15 years. Thyroxine sodium 62mcg. Can I use ground flaxseed? If not can I use flaxseed oil? Spirulina?
With thyroxine: I'm not sure if you're wanting to take the listed supplements instead of thyroxine (no) or with your thyroxine (yes). Essentially, if your thyroid levels are in the good range, you can take anything that someone with a normally working thyroid can take. Because different docs have different opinions, it's always best to check with your own doc, and make sure s/he knows exactly what you're taking. ...Read more
Unlikely if. . .: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1463-0, 1059-10639 assuming you're referring to Levothyroxine (there are thyroid medications for an overactive thyroid, too). Do be careful w/your Clonazepam as it can cause confusion, addiction & increase risk for falls & fractures (at least in elderly, no, you don't qualify yet). ...Read more
Are there good natural cures for dry eyes? I don’t want to use drugs and medicated eye drops if I can help it. I’ve read that flaxseed oil can help make tears more oily so they don’t evaporate so fast. Is this true? Are there any other natural solutions?
Although: Although taking flax seed oil by mouth can improve symptoms of dry eye, it will not have an immediate effect (and can take up to two months to be noted). In the meantime I agree that it is prudent to avoid medicated eye drops. Instead, use of a "preservative-free" artificial tear is both safe and provides immediate relief. These generally are sold over the counter and come in small plastic vials for single use. ...Read more
Can I safely take fish oil, biotin, coq10 and my thyroid and anxiety clonazepam meds daily without danger!?
Combo: Unless otherwise advised by your doctor, should be ok. ...Read more
Yes.: No significant interaction here.Get a more detailed answer ›
Side effects: Sometimes stomach upset.Get a more detailed answer ›
Let him do it: It's a great binder for paint and a component for putty, and is probably not going to do him any harm and may make him feel better. If he believes all the health claims made for the stuff, he'd be reading uncritically. If he's got any real health issues, he needs to "use his flaxseed oil" in conjuction with something evidence-based. ...Read more
No magic: This has been promoted as a 'superfood' which is simply made up. Food choices have much less impact on your overall health than does staying physically fit, eating a sensible and balanced diet, avoiding tobacco and illegal drugs, using alcohol wisely if at all, and learning good living skills and working hard. You're right to care about your health, but the key's not on the dinner plate. ...Read more
Yes: It's a popular cooking oil and like anything else greasy and good-tasting, we tend to overeat and get fat from it. If you're actually taking the oil, it's still calories. Real evidence of any health benefit remains sparse at best. Why not just eat sensibly, avoid unhealthy habits, and focus on physical fitness? Health doesn't come from a bottle or pills. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is alright.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not really: Flax seeds have short chain fatty acids. We thrive on medium land long chain fatty acids. And while we can convert short chain to medium chain, that system is very ineffective and slow. But its better than nothing if you are a vegetarian. ...Read more
Handle with care: Flaxseed oil is a good source of some healthy fats. It does not provide a compete omega profile as does a high quality fish oil. Flax oil is also more like to become rancid. Freshly ground flax seed is safer and is also a good source of fiber. Supplement for dha/epa fatty acids with fish oil. ...Read more
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