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maribeth

Flax Seed And Yeast

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hi everyone, still waiting to hear from the doctor re testing. i have started taking organic golden flax seed cold milled the past week-about a teaspoon in the morn with breacky. does that give you gas and more gas like later on in the day? i can't figure out what i'm eating that would bother me so much. i'm not sleeping very well at all on account of the bloaty upset tummy. i've been eating almonds and walnuts and dried apricots more-would that be the problem? accidently ate a home fry potatoe patty today so that mite be the issue. this is so tough trying to figure out what is gluten free and not. when i make bread can i use the regular yeast or should i by the gluten free. i've heard that some people use the regular. Thanks for any help and have a nice eve. take care. Beth

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Hi - adding more flax, almonds, walnuts and dried fruits to your diet all at once can definitely cause some bloating and upset stomachs (even for someone who isn't celiac). Those things can be healthy and beneficial, but if you've just recently cut out gluten, your gut probably hasn't healed enough to be able to tolerate all that.

Are you just starting out on the gluten-free diet? Most people do well with bland, simple foods at first, such as rice, potatoes, well cooked veggies, banannas and maybe some meats. The key is to keep it simple.

In my personal, non-expert opinion, I think you should wait a while before eating the flax. It can be really hard on the digestive system. Some people do fine with it (I make and eat flax muffins all the time), but others find it can cause an upset stomach. Maybe once you feel better, you can slowly add in the nuts (maybe add in one type of nut at a time), and maybe a bit of flax (but not right away). Dried fruit can be tough as well, especially if it contains sulpher.

If you're making gluten-free bread, yeast is safe.

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"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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flax seed doesn't cause me gas, though too much doesn't digest well for me unless I make sure to chew it well. :)


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[Thank you so much for your info. i never looked at eating to much of something but it certainly does make sence to me now that i tried to much to quickly. never realized i had to ease in with food on this diet. yes i'm just starting out with the gluten free diet. i will stick to the basics for awhile until my stomach settles down. yes i'm making gluten free bread. thanks so much for your help. at least now i know what the problem probably is. take care. Beth

Hi - adding more flax, almonds, walnuts and dried fruits to your diet all at once can definitely cause some bloating and upset stomachs (even for someone who isn't celiac). Those things can be healthy and beneficial, but if you've just recently cut out gluten, your gut probably hasn't healed enough to be able to tolerate all that.

Are you just starting out on the gluten-free diet? Most people do well with bland, simple foods at first, such as rice, potatoes, well cooked veggies, banannas and maybe some meats. The key is to keep it simple.

In my personal, non-expert opinion, I think you should wait a while before eating the flax. It can be really hard on the digestive system. Some people do fine with it (I make and eat flax muffins all the time), but others find it can cause an upset stomach. Maybe once you feel better, you can slowly add in the nuts (maybe add in one type of nut at a time), and maybe a bit of flax (but not right away). Dried fruit can be tough as well, especially if it contains sulpher.

If you're making gluten-free bread, yeast is safe.

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