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Doctor insights on: Flax Seed Allergy Symptoms

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Do i understand this correctly : I have a seafood allergy, however it is safe for me to eat ground flax seed?

Do i understand this correctly : I have a seafood allergy, however it is safe for me to eat ground flax seed?

Not related: One can have a seafood allergy and have no problems with flax seeds, or one can have a seafood allergy and have a separate allergy to flax seeds. Flax if grown on a farm, and is not related to seafood. Also, a person with seafood allergy should actually say what kind of seafood, because many many things live in the sea (seaweed, shrimp, scallops, fish, squid, etc...). ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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How much flax seed do I need?

How much flax seed do I need?

None...: Flaxseed is not something that the body requires to be able to function. There are some health benefits for flaxseed, though, so eat the amount that is good for you without overeating. ...Read more

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How do I take milled flax seed?

Additive: You can add flaxseed to yogurt, breakfast cereal, baking or condiments. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of taking flax seed oil?

What are the proven advantages of taking flax seed oil?

V cholesterol/ fats: Flax seed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease. Because your body can digest ground flaxseed better than whole flaxseed, the ground flaxseed is preferable. This will provide more of the benefits from the lignans and the omega – 3 –fatty acids in the flaxseed. With flaxseed oil, it is quite important that it be cold pressed. ...Read more

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Is flax seed safe pre diabetic people?

Is flax seed safe pre diabetic people?

Listen to your body: It is safest if you soak and rinse 1-2 t a day and then add to food. It is high in fiber and omega 3 fatty acids which are generally healthy for persons with pre-diabetes. Eating 6 equal meals and getting 60 minutes a day of movement spread out through the day like pretend jump roping would also help pre-diabetes. ...Read more

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Is flax seed oil good for treating gout?

Is flax seed oil good for treating gout?

No: The vest treatments for gout are dietary and pharmacological measures to lower uric acid levels. ...Read more

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Does flax seed oil cause cyst ? I had it a year ago

Does flax seed oil cause cyst ? I had it a year ago

No: Flax seed oil is an excellent source of essential omega 3 ; 6 fatty acids. It does not cause cysts. ...Read more