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Hello:

I've been viewing this forum for a little while and am so grateful for all I've learned here.

I'm now looking for a gluten-free flaxseed oil - I've heard EFA's can really help heal the villi. It's tricky to find one that has no cc issue with it. Can anyone recommend one?

thanks,

Care

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Diagnosed: December 30, 2005

Gluten-Free: February 1, 2006

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Sorry, I can't say much about the flax seed oil. I take and grind fresh flax seed each and every morning and find that I feel much better. I use a small electric coffee grinder. I would recommend using light golden flax and keeping it in a cool dark place. The oil goes rancid very quickly. Just a suggestion. I hope this helps. Lots of Luck, R. Savage

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Sorry, I can't say much about the flax seed oil. I take and grind fresh flax seed each and every morning and find that I feel much better. I use a small electric coffee grinder. I would recommend using light golden flax and keeping it in a cool dark place. The oil goes rancid very quickly. Just a suggestion. I hope this helps. Lots of Luck, R. Savage

Thanks for the tip - I'll try that.

C

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Hello:

I've been viewing this forum for a little while and am so grateful for all I've learned here.

I'm now looking for a gluten-free flaxseed oil - I've heard EFA's can really help heal the villi. It's tricky to find one that has no cc issue with it. Can anyone recommend one?

thanks,

Care

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Diagnosed: December 30, 2005

Gluten-Free: February 1, 2006

I really love golden flaxseed...Pizzey's is a great brand. I bought a small coffee grinder ($12) which I use only for grinding the flaxseed. By the way, the seed MUST be ground up to be absorbed, otherwise it just passes thru the body. I really like the taste....I keep a mix of about 28oz water mixed with 1/4 c. pure cranberry juice, and put about 2T flax in maybe 1/2 to 3/4 c. of the cran-water. You kind of have to eat it as well as drink it, but the taste is great. I like this much better than oil, and I feel better when I'm eating this regularly. Great fiber input, too!

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I have read where EFA's are really good for the body, but I hadn't seen anything about them being good for healing the villi. That's good to know. Can you tell me where you found that info ?

I use Barleans organic flax oil (from the refrigerator section of my health food store), but it doesn't say it is gluten free on the bottle. I haven't noticed any problems with any of the oils I am using though. I use Pompeian EVOO and Grapeola grape seed oil, too.

I started using oils with EFA's for "C" as well as the nutritional benefits. They are working really well.

Have you tried any oils yet ? Just in case you haven't, you'll want to start slowly because they can cause cramping.

Marcia

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I really love golden flaxseed...Pizzey's is a great brand. I bought a small coffee grinder ($12) which I use only for grinding the flaxseed. By the way, the seed MUST be ground up to be absorbed, otherwise it just passes thru the body. I really like the taste....I keep a mix of about 28oz water mixed with 1/4 c. pure cranberry juice, and put about 2T flax in maybe 1/2 to 3/4 c. of the cran-water. You kind of have to eat it as well as drink it, but the taste is great. I like this much better than oil, and I feel better when I'm eating this regularly. Great fiber input, too!

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Yes, I bought some Bob's Red Mill Raw Whole Flaxseed awhile back, got really excited - until I took a spoon full and realized it still has the husk on it. :o So the grinding is definitely something I'm going to try for this stuff. So does the Prizzey's brand that you buy still have the husk on it?

thanks, C

I have read where EFA's are really good for the body, but I hadn't seen anything about them being good for healing the villi. That's good to know. Can you tell me where you found that info ?

I use Barleans organic flax oil (from the refrigerator section of my health food store), but it doesn't say it is gluten free on the bottle. I haven't noticed any problems with any of the oils I am using though. I use Pompeian EVOO and Grapeola grape seed oil, too.

I started using oils with EFA's for "C" as well as the nutritional benefits. They are working really well.

Have you tried any oils yet ? Just in case you haven't, you'll want to start slowly because they can cause cramping.

Marcia

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Hmmmmm... where did I read that. I know Px for Nutritional Healing recommends EFA's for Celiacs to heal the villi. Can't remember who specifically mentioned flax. I'm planning to use it to help with the "C" as well. Unfortunately they don't have Barleans at my local health food stores, but I can ask about the others you recommend. Thanks, C

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I am new to this forum but I thought that flax seed was wheat....if it isn't what is it? the concept of grinding the seed sounds good to me and I am willing like everyone with celiac disease to try anything to lessen the symptons. I try to stay gluten-free but know that it is almost impossible with so many hidden ingredients and contamination.

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Hi again. I'm trying to learn about this EFA stuff too. I read in my px for nutritional healing that they recommend efa's for healing the villi. I'm not crazy about this book though, because they recommend so many herbs, etc. by brand name. But, I have seen other referrences to the benefits of EFA's.

I researched flax seeds and found out they are from the flax plant. Had me going there for a minute.

I buy my flax seeds from my health food store in bulk. It's a well known store, so they restock frequently. And I grind them up in my Mr. coffee grinder. They will grind down to a powder in less than 1 minute. I like them better than Bob's because they are so much fresher.

Good luck. marcia

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If you want to take the easy route (like me) I just bought Renew Life's Fiber Smart and it has all sorts of good stuff in it. Flax seed, acidopholus, and L-glutamine which is definitely good for healing the gut. I have to say since I started taking it I've felt a noticeable difference and it definitely helps with the C. I think I paid $15 for 90 tablets at my local health fod store.

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I got an email back from Barleans (www.barleans.com) and they say all of their products are gluten free.

They also have a store finder on their site or you can order directly from them. The price for the 12 oz Flax is the same on the website as it is in my healthfood store.

I'm not advertising for Barleans, just sharing info I researched. Marcia

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Hi again. I'm trying to learn about this EFA stuff too. I read in my px for nutritional healing that they recommend efa's for healing the villi. I'm not crazy about this book though, because they recommend so many herbs, etc. by brand name. But, I have seen other referrences to the benefits of EFA's.

I researched flax seeds and found out they are from the flax plant. Had me going there for a minute.

I buy my flax seeds from my health food store in bulk. It's a well known store, so they restock frequently. And I grind them up in my Mr. coffee grinder. They will grind down to a powder in less than 1 minute. I like them better than Bob's because they are so much fresher.

Good luck. marcia

Hi there - I know what you mean about Natural Healing - I use it as a general guide only. I've heard that it's good to balance flax with sunflower, sesame or safflower oil to balance the EFA's.

So, about buying the flax seed in bulk - I've heard bulk shopping is risky because of cross contamination (the scoops can be used for flour etc.), but I gather you've had no problems with this?

C

If you want to take the easy route (like me) I just bought Renew Life's Fiber Smart and it has all sorts of good stuff in it. Flax seed, acidopholus, and L-glutamine which is definitely good for healing the gut. I have to say since I started taking it I've felt a noticeable difference and it definitely helps with the C. I think I paid $15 for 90 tablets at my local health fod store.

Yes - I was using some Renew Life product to rebuild my intestinal lining but I had to stop because the L-glutamine was hard on my kidneys. I may try again later once my kidneys have healed a bit. Thanks for the idea. C

Bob's red Meal has a flax seed meal that I use. I also take Morgan's flax supplement. IT says gluten-free on the bottle

Yeah - someone else told me about that, so I asked my neighbourhood health food store to order for me. Hey, anything with "meal" in it sounds good to me - I'm always looking for new things to eat these days to replace my heathen (gluten) foods. Thanks. C

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Each bin at the health food store I go to has a scoop tied / wired to it. And the strings are too short to go to any other bin. I get a lot of my foods from the bins. The store I go to has been around for at least 20 years, so I trust them. They must have 100 bins. So far so good.

I noted what you said about using sunflower, sesame and safflower with Flax to balance the EFA's. Omega - wise ? I use EVOO and Grape seed oil for this, but I am curious about the other oils too. The sesame oil I bought tasted too strong for me. I know you can buy pre mixed oils, but I am enjoying tasting these to see how they differ.

I saw in px for n h, where Lecithin helps in the digestion of fats and was wondering if it should be taken with these EFAs.

All this nutrition stuff is so complicated. I checked out the latest edition of px for nutritional health at barnes and noble today and they don't even reference celiac in the index. My copy is a 1997 and I was looking for something newer.

Good luck with all this ... Marcia

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Each bin at the health food store I go to has a scoop tied / wired to it. And the strings are too short to go to any other bin. I get a lot of my foods from the bins. The store I go to has been around for at least 20 years, so I trust them. They must have 100 bins. So far so good.

I noted what you said about using sunflower, sesame and safflower with Flax to balance the EFA's. Omega - wise ? I use EVOO and Grape seed oil for this, but I am curious about the other oils too. The sesame oil I bought tasted too strong for me. I know you can buy pre mixed oils, but I am enjoying tasting these to see how they differ.

I saw in px for n h, where Lecithin helps in the digestion of fats and was wondering if it should be taken with these EFAs.

All this nutrition stuff is so complicated. I checked out the latest edition of px for nutritional health at barnes and noble today and they don't even reference celiac in the index. My copy is a 1997 and I was looking for something newer.

Good luck with all this ... Marcia

Hi again - yes the sunflower/sesame/safflower oils are good sources of omega 6 apparently. I take lecithin as well, but usually for animal-based fat.

Wow - that's surprising that Nutritional Healing doesn't cover Celiac anymore. Regards, C

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RE: "Yes, I bought some Bob's Red Mill Raw Whole Flaxseed awhile back, got really excited - until I took a spoon full and realized it still has the husk on it. So the grinding is definitely something I'm going to try for this stuff. So does the Prizzey's brand that you buy still have the husk on it?"

Pizzey's was the first golden flaxseed I ever tried. I learned about it via Dr. Christiane Northrup's medical letter which I was getting. It is lovely stuff, no husks, no weird stuff in it. They call it "Pizzey's Premium Whole Flaxseed", and the seed is cleaned and siazed and only the whole, plump seeds are selected for packaging. Awhile back I tried a different, slightly cheaper brand which sounded the same and it was truly AWFUL with all sorts of grit and hard stuff in it and I actually threw it out and re-ordered more Pizzey's. When I've looked at other brands such as Bob's Red Mill in the stores it doesn't look nearly as clean and nice as the Pizzey's.

I can't say for sure about cross-contamination, but I get the impression that Pizzey's just raises and packages flaxseed, so I don't know how x-contamiunation would occur. I'm going to write them about it.

Here's the Pizzey's link if you want to read more about their flaxseeds:

www.pizzeys.com

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Sorry, I can't say much about the flax seed oil. I take and grind fresh flax seed each and every morning and find that I feel much better. I use a small electric coffee grinder. I would recommend using light golden flax and keeping it in a cool dark place. The oil goes rancid very quickly. Just a suggestion. I hope this helps. Lots of Luck, R. Savage

Hi there,

so what brand of flax do you use? I'm totally afraid of x-contamination.

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RE: "Yes, I bought some Bob's Red Mill Raw Whole Flaxseed awhile back, got really excited - until I took a spoon full and realized it still has the husk on it. So the grinding is definitely something I'm going to try for this stuff. So does the Prizzey's brand that you buy still have the husk on it?"

Pizzey's was the first golden flaxseed I ever tried. I learned about it via Dr. Christiane Northrup's medical letter which I was getting. It is lovely stuff, no husks, no weird stuff in it. They call it "Pizzey's Premium Whole Flaxseed", and the seed is cleaned and siazed and only the whole, plump seeds are selected for packaging. Awhile back I tried a different, slightly cheaper brand which sounded the same and it was truly AWFUL with all sorts of grit and hard stuff in it and I actually threw it out and re-ordered more Pizzey's. When I've looked at other brands such as Bob's Red Mill in the stores it doesn't look nearly as clean and nice as the Pizzey's.

I can't say for sure about cross-contamination, but I get the impression that Pizzey's just raises and packages flaxseed, so I don't know how x-contamiunation would occur. I'm going to write them about it.

Here's the Pizzey's link if you want to read more about their flaxseeds:

www.pizzeys.com

Hey,

I am looking for a trustworthy flax source so please let me know what you find out as far as pizzey's being safe from contamination;)

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Hello Magdalena Rose,

I am not sure about Pizzey, but here is the reply I got from Nature's Path regarding their Nature's Path Organic FlaxPlus Flaxseed Meal:

"The Flax facility does not process or use peanuts in any product in the factory.

All of the other ingredients considered by the FDA to be allergens ie:

wheat, soy, milk, eggs are utilized in some form in producing the diverse line of products.

Flax meal is exclusively processed on its equipment but does share a common packaging line with other products.

The only allergen ingredients which periodically use the common packaging line with Flax meal are soybeans and tree nuts.

We thoroughly clean and sanitize common packaging lines when changing over from packaging one specific product to another. While some possibility exists that cross contamination could occur, with our focus on sanitation, process controls and the physical separation of liquid and dry processing areas we do everything we can to make this a very remote probability."

Hope that helps.

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