Ground Flax Seed
Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:52 PM
Gluten free since May 2012 (for 5 months.. relapsed for about a month and have been gluten free again since Nov 2012)
Corn & corn syrup free since May 2012
Dairy limited since Aug 2012
Nightshades limited since Aug 2012
Fructose limited since Nov 2012
Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:27 PM
I'm going to start trying ground flax seed. Does it make you bloated? also, how much should I have daily?
I add it to my baked goods either as an egg replacer (1 T. flax seed meal mixed with 3 T. hot water per egg) or to replace about 1/4 cup of the flour in a recipe. I haven't noticed any ill effects. I use it for the Omega 3's.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:56 PM
Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies (had both gastroscopy and colonoscopy). Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.
Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.
3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.
Osteoarthritis in back and hips.
Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.
Aspartame free May 2011.
Dairy free August 15 2011. Can tolerate aged cheese Jan. 2012. Cannot tolerate much cheese at all 2013 so am eating lactose free cheese and drinking lactose free milk.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:00 PM
In addition to using it in baked goods I use it in my fruit smoothies which gives them a nice nutty flavour and great health benefits which is why I use it. My dietitian told me to start using about 1 tsp a time and gradually work up to 1 tablespoon or more per serving.
I forgot, I add it to my smoothies too. It's really good in the pumpkin pie smoothie.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:44 AM
You should not bloat up from it, but if you do, use less for a while and work your way up.
It's great for Omega 3s, reducing inflammation and "keeping things running smoothy".
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