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Doctor insights on: Flax Seed Hormones

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...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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Can flax seed oil pills make athletic performance better?

Can flax seed oil pills make athletic performance better?

Doubtful!: No one thing usually makes performance better. It is an overall process of diet/good nutrition, rest, fluid intake, mental health, sleep and adequate rest, stretching and avoiding bad health habits. Don't put all of your eggs in one basket. Variety is the spice of life. Work with a reputable trainer to enhance performance with the above taken into consideration. ...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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Does flax increase estrogen?

Not enough: To make any difference. In fact, taking it doesn't really make any difference except to spend money. ...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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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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Will pumpkin seed oil make cowper's gland bigger?

Will pumpkin seed oil make cowper's gland bigger?

Cowpers: Perhaps you discovered something new but science has not investigated it properly so i can't give you an honest answer. We call it the bulbourethral gland. ...Read more

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Does flax seed cause miscarriage?

Does flax seed cause miscarriage?

No: Flax seed is a source of heart healthy fatty acids and is safe in pregnancy. ...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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Can grapefruit seed extract cause thyroid storm?

Can grapefruit seed extract cause thyroid storm?

No effect: No. There is not much evidence that grapefruit seed extract has any medicinal properties. Some contaminants in it from manufacturing may have some effects, but nothing involving the thyroid, and certainly not something as severe as thyroid storm. ...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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I have an under-active thyroid. are eating walnuts, flax seeds and sesame seeds harmful to my thyroid?

Well: I'm not aware of any of the sinks affecting thyroid function. Thyroid test need to be evaluated by a physician Healthtap telemedicine could do this ...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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Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)

Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)

Probably not.: Although it sounds as though it probably would not affect it, nutritional supplements are not tested or overseen by any regulatory agency, so it is impossible to know for sure what you're getting. You should discuss any potential interactions with your OB/GYN. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How effective is flax seed oil on hot flashes during premenopause?

How effective is flax seed oil on hot flashes during premenopause?

Disagreement: Among experts, but I have not personally found it to be effective, while others state it is. Low dose Clonidine (0.05 mg twice daily) has been more effective in my experience, but doesn't work for everyone. ...Read more

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Could be harmful to take fish oil and pumpkin seed oil capsules together?

Could be harmful to take fish oil and pumpkin seed oil capsules together?

Not at all: This is totally safe, a bit like having pumpkin pie after eating fish. While both fish oil and pumpkin seed oil are good sources of omega 3 fatty acids, pumpkin seed oil contains omega 6 and other fatty acids not found in fish oil, so taking them together would give you a better balance of fatty acids. ...Read more