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by 343 · about 19 hours ago

Hi everyone, A quick-and-dirty about flax: I like to keep my carbs in the morning nil-to-low. However, I have this genetic condition: I'm Scottish, which means sometimes I medically require porridge (or at least a passable substitute). So,... (more)

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Elizabeth_12 0 · December 08, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Thanks, @Janknitz. Not really what I wanted to hear but it sounds like advice I shouldn't ignore! My menstrual cycle is erratic and unpredictable... hmmmmm.

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by 15 · about 19 hours ago

For the past 2-3 months I have been taking 1-2 tbsps of flaxseed daily (usually just one) so that I can get more omega 3's. I understand, however, that our bodies can't convert all the omegas from flax so I do take fish oil as well and incorporate... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · January 02, 2013 at 10:18 PM

I have PCOS which causes irregular periods to begin with. When I started low carb I thought I would have a daily flaxseed "muffin in a minute" to replace the bread I was no longer eating. Each muffin contained about 1/4 cup of ground flax. A... (more)

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by 825 · about 19 hours ago

people say ALA isn't very bioavailable but doesn't it convert to omega 3 in the body? i have reservations about consuming too much fish or fish oil. there are some nasty contaminants in the oceans. are flax seeds ok?

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Stephen_4 0 · December 17, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Eat fish. http://chriskresser.com/is-eating-fish-safe-a-lot-safer-than-not-eating-fish

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by 548 · about 19 hours ago

I'm working with a naturopath to help me solve my constipation issues. As one of the steps, she's asked that I ensure to get 40g of fiber per day and include either oat bran, rice bran, or freshly ground flax as part of my daily diet. Which of... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · December 01, 2012 at 3:08 PM

To answer your question: None of the above. Raw root vegetables (think: grated carrot), berries, fresh citrus, and leafy greens. Those are the best sources for both insoluble and soluble fiber.

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

So, what's the word on flax milk?

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raydawg 0 · November 19, 2012 at 11:43 AM

There are a few of them, but my favorite is either a very smooth coconut milk - sadly these are only available canned, and usually have BPA or preservative worries, or using grassfed butter, or using coconut cream. Another is mixing coconut cream... (more)

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by 14877 · about 19 hours ago

Okay, so usually I get these eggs from Whole Foods called Vital Farms which claim they only feed the hens their natural diet of organic pasture and bugs (and by the yolk color I don't doubt it). However, yesterday they were out, and I was too, so... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · April 27, 2012 at 8:41 PM

I cannot say for sure, but I doubt the lignans remain in the egg because the lignans are found only in the fiber structure of the flax seed. The eggs should contain both ALA and DHA.

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by 90 · about 19 hours ago

I see a lot of people eating primal/paleo include flax seed in their diets. It's something I'm a bit leery of and am looking for some studies on the effects of flax, especially on the reproductive system, but the effects in general as well. (P.S.... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 09, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Funny enough, flax seeds aren't actually high in Omega-3 FAs. They are high in ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), which is a precursor to Omega-3 production in the body. Flax is suggested for pregnant women because some people believe that it basically... (more)

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by 5002 · about 19 hours ago

I've been consuming two tablespoons of ground flax seeds a day. (Fwiw, this is how I believe Seth Roberts takes his flax, which I privilege because his self-experimental results are impressive.) Previous threads suggest that flax should be... (more)

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Senneth 0 · September 13, 2011 at 5:09 PM

I get a strong phytoestrogen effect from flax. I tried a flax fiber supplement a few years ago and within 3 days I had female troubles (same effect as if I had eaten soy). Not sure how that would work for a man, but if there are other sources of... (more)

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by 5002 · about 20 hours ago

I'd like to diversify my n-3 supplementation by using flax instead of fish oil a few times a week. Other posts have noted the unique benefits that flax has over fish, though my impression is that overall fish is superior. I've noticed, however,... (more)

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James_3 0 · May 11, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Like fish oil, you have to take a bunch of pills to equal one tablespoon of oil. So it's a bit more cost effective getting the oil vs the pills for high supplementation. Plus, the oil is usually fresher than the pills (and you can easily tell... (more)

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by 116 · about 20 hours ago

Pretty much all the market "High Omega 3 Eggs" are produced by feeding the chickens flax seed meal. I think it's well known that the omega 3 from flax is absorbed poorly by our body and is inferior to fish oil in every aspect. So is there some... (more)

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alexgold 0 · February 14, 2011 at 8:03 AM

Recent studies suggest that in order for an egg to have an omega 6:omega 3 ratio close to the 2:1 that is thought to be favourable according to Paleolithic principles, the hen producing the egg would require a special feed beyond that of simply... (more)

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by 323 · about 20 hours ago

I've noticed that whenever I use flax seed oil I get some acne. Obviously, it sucks. Has anyone noticed this? Is there a correlation, or is it coincidence? I love me my healthy fats but not a big acne fan lol Thanks!

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Dave_S_ 0 · December 02, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Sorry, I don't know about the acne connection. But I doubt many here would consider flax oil to be "healthy" or "paleo". The view on flax oil has changed a bit in the last couple of years after it was found out that very little of the ALA is... (more)

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by 295 · about 20 hours ago

I've been eating a sort of flax seed meal "porridge" frequently for breakfast (4-5 times a week). While I used to make bread out of solely flax seed meal, I cut back because of the warning about eating too much. I usually have 2 servings (1/4 cup)... (more)

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Jason_8 0 · September 01, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Flax seeds were overhyped a few years ago based on an errant calculation over their Omega 3 conversion rate. Now that we know that their conversion rate is quite low it's best to move on to fish oil or other Omega 3 sources. Unfortunately, the... (more)

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by 3432 · October 19, 2014 at 3:58 AM

I did a forum search, and there were a lot of threads on flax. I tried sifting through some of it, but wasn't really getting what I'm after. Is anyone well-versed enough on the matter to just drop some science on why flax Omegas (ALA, more... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 15, 2012 at 5:02 PM

And beware the phytoestrogens in flax which caused me to bleed heavily for eight weeks until I finally figured out the connection.

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by 1098 · October 19, 2014 at 3:34 AM

I was glad to see this study come out a couple of days ago: Flaxseed dietary fibers lower cholesterol and increase fecal fat excretion, but magnitude of effect depend on food type I'm wondering a couple of things, though: Would baking vs. raw... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 04, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Why would you want to lower cholesterol, which our bodies use for repairs? And other than n6 PUFAs, why would you want to eat or absorb less fat?

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by 123 · October 19, 2014 at 3:32 AM

I have seen chia smoothies around a number of paleo cooking pages, as well as other recipies that use chia as a 'gelling' agent to make pudding/jelly like deserts. Is breaking (or blending) chia and letting them soak to a gel the best way of... (more)

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fromthericefields 0 · August 05, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Chia can be digested soaked or not soaked, it does not really matter if they are soaked or not, although nutritional benefits will increase slightly if soaked.

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by 0 · October 18, 2014 at 3:51 AM

I recently ran across a local product called Anderssen's Life Flax Rolls and was intrigued as we are really trying to up our Omega 3s. We are Paleo about 95% of the time and try to make as most of our food from scratch. Its ski season though and I... (more)

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VB 0 · December 08, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Advertising? I would not eat them. Not because they are made of rye. Just because they look disgusting. There are so many healthier, better ways to eat vegetables and meat than spending money on some rye and flax wrap. You can use regular... (more)

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by 538 · October 18, 2014 at 3:48 AM

Apparently there is a different kind of flax seed called linola that has ~2% ALA and ~75% GLA the rest are SFA and MUFA. This different lipid profile has also added to its oxidative stability. None of the other nutrients were changed in quantity... (more)

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daz 0 · October 22, 2012 at 9:47 PM

as an update to my comment above. it looks like there is a product sold in Australia that contains Linola, tho its a snack for horses. "Linola Gloss contains ground Linola seed, Molasses, Psyllium Husks, Barley, Maize and other (secret) ... (more)

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by 24523 · October 14, 2014 at 3:04 AM

Flax, canola, and friends have lots of ALA that doesn't get converted to DHA/EPA. What if anything does it get converted to, and is the end product good, bad, or neutral? (P.S. I'm not looking for "PUFA gets oxidized!!!")

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Jay_9 0 · October 06, 2010 at 8:14 PM

AKAIK, PUFAs are used by the body mainly (i) to make signaling molecules, (ii) as part of cell membranes, and (iii) as food. Short-chain (i.e., ALA and LA) PUFAs can be used for (ii) and (iii) or they can be converted into long-chain PUFAs to... (more)

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