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Doctor insights on: Flaxseed Oil For Autistic Children

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Is it safe to give children with autism fish oil if it contains mercury?

Is it safe to give children with autism fish oil if it contains mercury?

Fish oil: Fish oil is very safe, if you make sure the company distills and purifies its products to be free of heavy metals like mercury and other contaminants. Research the companies. Nordic naturals, carlson's, omegabrite, vital choice, etc all are excellent companies whose processes assure good products. Subscribe to http://www. Consumerlab. Com/ for $33/year -- great info on all this and more. ...Read more

Flaxseed (Definition)

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


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Are there any problems with using fish oil supplements in children with autism?

Are there any problems with using fish oil supplements in children with autism?

Give it a try: The problem is getting them to actually take it! :-) if you can actually get the kid to ingest it, I recommend a trial of fish oil for most with autism. Although more research is needed, some research suggests modest benefits from fish oil, and no evidence of any harm. In general, fish oil and a multivitamin (+/- iron depending on constipation) are a good idea for most kids with autism. ...Read more

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Did you hear about autism parents flocking to colorado for cannibis oil to treat their children having seziures?

Did you hear about autism parents flocking to colorado for cannibis oil to treat their children having seziures?

Although studies on: Efficacy & safety have barely begun, parents of children with intractable epilepsy, with or without Autism, have purchased CBD oil in Colorado. Since medical marijuana is now legal in Nevada, affected families don't have to leave home. My hometown has always promoted cohort situational behaviors in visitors, leaving the visitors feeling slightly naughty & happy & us with no state income tax. ...Read more

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How to perform hydrotherapy with essential oil at home for autism spectrum disorder child?

How to perform hydrotherapy with essential oil at home for autism spectrum disorder child?

Why ever???: It is common for bizarre therapies to gain a following when a problem is difficult ; no successful treatments are offered through regular health sources. They are offered with the statement "your doc doesn't know about this" or they are trying to "hide" the benefit. Autism gradually improves over time in most cases with loving supportive care.These programs are a waste of time but do what you wish. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have success with essential oils for autism?

Essential Oils/Autsm: Essential Oils have been shown to help people relax as well as feel more awake. They can sooth muscles and perhaps help with headaches. But in terms of "curing" autism; there is no evidence to support that. They cannot hurt so if you want to try and see if they help calm someone with autism, you can certainly try. They should NOT be used instead of conventional therapy. ...Read more

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Can flaxseed oil increase my energy?

Can flaxseed oil increase my energy?

Typically not: Flaxseed oil contains ala, an omega-3 fatty acid known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant benefits as a healthy fatty acids. It is not typically associated with increasing energy, but contributes to overall health. However, don't overdue it as it is a fat. ...Read more

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Can flaxseed oil cause consitpation?

Can flaxseed oil cause consitpation?

Flaxseed: Flaxseed contains fiber and if taken without adequate water could cause constipation. I am unaware of flaxseed oil causing constipation. ...Read more

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What're the health benefits of flaxseed oil?

Lipoproteins: 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 fishoil or flaxseed oil good for arthritus?

Is fishoil or flaxseed oil good for arthritus?

Not really: Studies have really shown no significant benefit from either agent. In the original studies of fish oil in ra, only extremely high doses helped at all. Those doses were so high that they carried significant risks of side effects. ...Read more

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Can taking flaxseed oil make yu put on weight?

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

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What health benefits are associated with flaxseed oil?

What health benefits are associated with flaxseed oil?

V cholesterol: 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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Are 1000 mg flaxseed oil capsules beneficial for health?

Yes- source of EFA's: Flax oil is a source of the essential fatty acids ala & gla. Just as vitamins, minerals & Amino Acids are essential for health, so are these 2 fatty acids and flax oil contains both. Flax oil may help prevent heart disease & cancer, is anti-inflammatory & good for skin etc. See http://www. Herbwisdom. Com/herb-flaxseed-oil. Html & http://www. Essortment. Com/flax-seed-oil-benefits-41778.Html. See comment. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of flaxseed oil and linseed oil?

Flaxseed oil: Http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-flaxseed-oil

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What are all the benefits of useing flaxseed oil during perimenopuase?

Many benefits: I am not sure if all the benefits are known but flaxseed oil is claimed to help regulate the menstrual cycle, relieve hot flashes & reduce menstrual cramping & excessive bleeding. It is anti-inflammatory, reduces risk of heart disease & cancer, is good for skin & nails & may help with depression and anxiety. Choose organic "high lignan" flax oil. See
http://www. Herbwisdom. Com/herb-flaxseed-oil. Html. ...Read more

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I have flaxseed oil that expired in june2013. Is it still good or should I throw it away?

Oil: Oil goes rancid quicker when in heat or sunlight. Oil kept from air, light and heat may last longer. Taste goes bad when rancid. ...Read more

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Why is flaxseed oil valuable?

Why is flaxseed oil valuable?

Cholesterol: Flaxseed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of flaxseed oil?

What are the benefits of flaxseed oil?

Cholesterol: 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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Would flaxseed oil combust inside my body?

Would flaxseed oil combust inside my body?

No: Life's difficult enough without people trying to frighten you in this way. ...Read more

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How exactly does flaxseed oil help gain weight?

There are 120: Calories for each tablespoon of flaxseed oil. That can add up fast. ...Read more

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I was wondering is flaxseed oil good or bad for you?

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

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Can you tell me is flaxseed oil good or bad for you?

Good for most but...: Flaxseed oil is an excellent source of essential omega 3 ; 6 fatty acids. It likely reduces inflammation ; helps prevent heart disease ; cancer. However, some people have difficulty converting the omega 3 ala into epa ; dha (found in fish oil). It might harm those with diabetes, schizophrenia, macular degeneration ; prostate cancer. See
http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/flaxseed-oil. ...Read more

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My husband wants to start taking flaxseed oil but I have some concerns?

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

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Ate heated flaxseed oil the other day and became very sick, 3 days later still don't feel 100%, better but not 100%? Anything I should do?

Take Vit. E and...: Flaxseed oil is very healthy to eat when raw but becomes oxidized when heated, which makes it somewhat toxic. These effects will lessen but taking fat-soluble antioxidants like Vitamin E can help (take natural E with mixed tocopherols). Eating healthy oils like flax and fish oil will help displace the toxic oils from your tissues. The homeopathic remedies Nux vomica and Sulphur may also help. ...Read more

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Does flaxseed oil thin the blood?

Does flaxseed oil thin the blood?

Yes, it may...: Flaxseed oil is high in polyunsaturated fats and linolenic acid. It has been studied to raise the good HDL cholesterol. Webmd lists increased bleeding as a side effect and recommends stopping it for two weeks before or after any surgery. It should not be used however as a substitute for a blood thinner where needed, like after a stent or for treating atrial fibrillation for example. ...Read more

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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more