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Doctor insights on: Is Taking Fish And Flax Seeds Good For You

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Could i substitute chia or flax seeds instead of 1, 000 mg of fish oil?

Could i substitute chia or flax seeds instead of 1, 000 mg of fish oil?

Yes: Some people do use flax seeds over fish oil. Each have their value and some actually use all products synergistically. ...Read more

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Would flax seed oil or fish oil be a better blood thinner?

Would flax seed oil or fish oil be a better blood thinner?

Comparable effects: Both fish oil and flax oil contain omega 3 fatty acids which are known to significantly thin the blood. With both the effects are dose-related; higher amounts thin the blood more. I do not know of any studies comparing their effects on thinning blood but would expect they would be fairly comparable. See www.Parade.Com/health/askdrrosenfeld/nutrition/fish-oil.Html. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the advantages of fish oil over cod liver oil and what about flax seed oil?

Can you please tell me about the advantages of fish oil over cod liver oil and what about flax seed oil?

No advant.,veg. alt.: I do not know of any advantages of fish oil over cod liver oil. Cod liver oil has advantages over fish oil as it is also a good source of vit a & d, not found in fish oils. Any fish or cod liver oil should be purified to remove mercury, pcb's & other toxins. Flax oils is a vegan alternative to fish oil. It has the omega 3 ala which our bodies convert to epa, but not all people make the conversion. ...Read more

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Flax seeds, probiotic vit and fish oil are any of these causing my horrific nightmares? Never experienced dreams like this before :(

Flax seeds, probiotic vit and fish oil are any of these causing my horrific nightmares? Never experienced dreams like this before :(

Stuff: why don't you stop all of that stuff and see if your symptoms go away. If they resolve you can stay off them and be happy or put one back at a time until the one(if its only one)causing the problems shows itself. ...Read more

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I've been trying to get done flax seed, fish oil, & calcium supplements seriously how does this take to lose weight?

I've been trying to get done flax seed, fish oil, & calcium supplements seriously how does this take to lose weight?

Supplements: If you are asking if flax seed, fish oil and calcium are going to help you lose weight....Sorry. You need to eat properly and exercise to lose weight, there's no supplement magic. ...Read more

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Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) with fish oil and flax seed oil capsules?

Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) with fish oil and flax seed oil capsules?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) ; Fish Oil: There is no reason that you cannot use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and take fish oil ;/or flex seed oil capsules. I would recommend that you do not take them at the same time of day. One could affect the absorption of the other. Separate doses of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and fish oil by at least 2 hours. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed oil and fish oil?

What's the difference between the omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed oil and fish oil?

Different fats: The fatty acid most commonly found in flax-seed oil is ?-linolenic acid (ala, 18 carbons and 3 double bonds). In fish oil, they are eicosapentaenoic acid (epa, 20 carbons and 5 double bonds), docosahexaenoic acid (dha, 22 carbons and 6 double bonds). Ala converts to epa and dha, but in limited amounts. Best to get your epa and dha from actual wild salmon and your ala from flax. ...Read more

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Flax seed oil which I'm going to put in my smoothies (for omega 3) and fish oil pills. what else can I do with flax oil?

Flax seed oil which I'm going to put in my smoothies (for omega 3) and fish oil pills. what else can I do with flax oil?

Many uses: I'm glad you're health-conscious. It's a cooking oil popular in Europe, it's the basis of putty, is used to lubricate pool cues and cricket bats, thin paint, and was the basis of linoleum. Despite all the talk online, if there's a real health benefit it awaits demonstration. Enjoy your smoothies, but these are no substitute for sensible eating, avoiding smoking and staying aerobically fit. ...Read more

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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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Best kinds of fish besides salmon that's high in the good oils that help with lowering cholesterol? How many mgs flax oil pills should be taken daily?

Best kinds of fish besides salmon that's high in the good oils that help with lowering cholesterol? How many mgs flax oil pills should be taken daily?

Fish oil for brain: The omega 3 fatty acids must be from fish rather than from plant source in order to benefit brain health. Take ~1200mg epa/day + ~1000mg dha /day must be taken with food or drink that has fat in it, in order to absorb the fish oil....Otherwise you will be flushing your omega3 fish oil down the toilet without having absorbed it. ...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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Is it good to eat two table spoons of flax seeds everyday?

Is it good to eat two table spoons of  flax seeds everyday?

Flax seeds are good: They contain good fats, i.e., omega 3. Please use flax seeds that you grind fresh. Pre-ground can get rancid or loose nutrition. You can simplify by using good quality marine fish oil. That way you body skips a step because the fish have made the omega 3 bio-available and your body does not need to do that. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How good is flax seed oil for a diabetic patient ?

How good is flax seed oil for a diabetic patient ?

For what purpose?: The body has to convert the omega 3 fatty acids in flax seed oil into epa and dha which are 2 kinds of omega 3 fatty acids which the body can utilize. Only 10% of the ala in flax seed oil is converted into epa and dha which are present in fish oil. Fish oil is better than flax seed oil for this reason. ...Read more

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What is a good way to incorporate flax seed in the diet ?

What is a good way to incorporate flax seed in the diet ?

Flax seed: You can use flax seed oil in dressings and toss flax seeds onto salads or other dishes. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat flax seeds? If yes how much we should eat?

Flax & Hemp are both: I would say to start with a teaspoon and introduce it to your body, I would not exceed more than a tablespoon at a time for the beginning of your trail with Flax. Another good seed to consume is HEMP seeds, that are organic, is what I suggest. There are also another few options, I can give you as far as natural sources to help with your digestion system. Please contact me, if you are interested. ...Read more

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I was wondering is flax seed a good recovery food for after a workout?

I was wondering is flax seed a good recovery food for after a workout?

No magic: Have yourself around 20 grams of lean protein instead. Ignore all you hear about 'superfoods'. Very glad you're working out. It's a wonderful gift to yourself that gives benefits that can't be bought for any amount of money. ...Read more