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Ground Flaxseed Solves Constipation Problem

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Q. I have been having constipation problems for over a year. I tried everything, from increasing my activity level to adding more fiber to my diet. I took soluble fiber supplements and Chinese herbal medicine. Nothing really worked.

Then I finally tried flaxseed. I bought ground flaxseed before and it did not work. This time I use whole flaxseed and grind them right before taking 2 tablespoons every day with yogurt.
It works like magic. I am no longer suffering constipation.

A. Ground flaxseed goes rancid quickly, so it makes sense to grind it just before consuming it. Flaxseed is also found in Uncle Sam cereal.

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What do you use to grind the whole flaxseed?

Use a coffee/spice grinder (electric) found at most dept stores, Wal-Mart, etc.

Costco sells cold milled golden ground flaxseed... no need to refrigerate and won't go rancid for a year. Great value!

Wal-mart also sells the cold-milled golden ground flaxseed. Works like a charm.

Is it safe to use herbal teas in combination with prescription medications for anxiety/depression?

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: IT IS NOT SAFE TO MIX ST. JOHN'S WORT WITH ANTIDEPRESSANTS SUCH AS EFFEXOR OR PROZAC. OTHER ANTI-ANXIETY HERBS MIGHT BE FINE.

A women wrote that she grinds her flax see just before using it, how does she grind it?? Would a coffee grinder work?
Joy

Just eat more fruits and green leafy vegetables. Drink more water and sleep appropriately. There goes the constipation.

Is it possible to eat too much flaxseed a day? If so, how much?

Thanks for the tips.

After reading about flax seed, I started using it and it worked for a about a month, but now am back to being constipated. Is there anything I need to add to it or just increase the intake?
Thank you.

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