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How To Use Flax Seeds For Constipation
Is prune juice safe for everyone to use for constipation? How much should I drink to help with constipation?
Natural medicine: Unfortunately, the majority of the doctors here are allopathic docs and not herbal/homeopathic. That said, the active ingredient in black seed oil is an antioxidant called thymoquinone. I'm aware of selected uses:inflammation in arthritis, bronchitis, Some allergies, diabetes, high blood pressure and a few others.As an antioxidant, it boosts your immune syst. Natural prod also have side effects. ...Read more
L-tryptophan: The speculative reason to take pumpkin seed oil for depression is that it contains l-tryptophan, an amino acid. Pumpkin seed oil has not been studied in depression, to my knowledge but l-tryptophan has been studied at 300-4000mg per day. Since only a very small amount of l-tryptophan is available per gram of oil, it is not worth it to take the oil. Better to just take l-tryptophan directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard some cultures take 2 or 3 tablespoons of flax seeds with hot water as a natural laxative. Is that safe to do? How about daily for fiber?
Flax seed: Flax seed is indeed an excellent source of fiber, whether eaten whole on cereal or salad or washed down with water. Some recommend the ground form to enhance absorption of nutrients—omega 3's & lignans, which, when converted by body into phytoestrogens, may help prevent breast, colon, & prostate cancer. Fiber can help reduce cholesterol levels. If you have diverticulosis, be careful with seed form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO - very risky!!: Feeding baby oils like this or even mixing them in baby's bottle puts baby at great risk of inhaling the oil and developing aspiration pneumonia which could kill your baby. There are so may great alternatives to your method that are safe and effective. Don't risk your child's lungs and/or life! talk to pediatrician about what to use for infant constipation. ...Read more
No need to mix: Anything but if you are using mineral oil i would take a dose independent of meals. If you are constipated go on a liquid diet until resolved. Don't add more roughage to a plugged system any more than you would continue to stuff garbage into your disposal if your sink was plugged up. ...Read more
About one teaspoon: Hope the following link helps. http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3163/2.Get a more detailed answer ›
In general, how long does it take for the bowel to get used to ducolax? Also take bulking agent & osmotic laxative. Slow transit constipation sufferer
It Depends: It depends on how long you have been using dulcolax, if you have been using this for more than a month, then this is probably going to stay the same. Dulcolax is a stimulant laxative, and cramping is side effect, but part of its mode of action. I presume you are referring to its side effects when you mean "get used to it". Hope this helps. ...Read more
Safe but not: effective. Saffron may be used for color or flavor but do not expect it to improve your health in any way. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I'm on antidepressants, can I use the boosts (flax, hemp, chia seeds, and maca, gogi berries) in my smoothies, it says to consult your dr.
Probably ok: After doing a search on possible interactions, i could not find any reason why you shouldn't enjoy the additional super foods in your smoothie. ...Read more
Does chia omega 3 seeds really help with weight loss and high chlosterol and how should it be used.
No ; then Yes: 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. Of two studies on the effect of chia on weight loss – neither study showed weight loss effects. Chia seeds can contribute to a healthy nutrition plan to decrease cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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