Who eats Chia seeds?

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cupcakespinkgal
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   Posted 10/13/2010 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I went to a new family doctor today that practices integrative medicine. She wrote me a prescription for Transdermal LDN, which is great, that was my purpose of the new doctor. But what I really liked about her is she gave me some suggestions on things to incorporate into my diet that would be good for my Crohn's without taking so many supplements.

She said I should be getting as much as 4000 mg of Omega's for the inflammation but she doesn't like Fish Oil and said to get the 4000 that fish oil could cause me some D, which we want to avoid. She uses Chia seeds. She said it is a great source of Omegas and would also serve the purpose of my metamucil that it gels up in water the same and a lot of people find it soothing to the bowel. It is also a good source of fiber, calcium and magnesium, which is good for me!

A regular serving is 1 Tablespoon, I am starting at 1 teaspoon to make sure I tolerate it and then working up.

The way they gel up she said she uses it in a lot of recipes. Like when she makes muffins instead of using an egg she uses the Chia seeds in water and lets it gel then adds it to the recipe!

Anyone here eat these? What do you think? Any problems?
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 1998, father has UC we were diagnosed at the same age.

Current Recipe ~ 5 mg Prednisone, 2g Sulfasalzine, Moducare, Jigsaw Essential Blend Probiotics, active B complex, SRT vitamin C, SRT magnesium, D3, and multi-mineral. Tart Cherry Juice.
Previously on Remicade, stopped Humira after 9 months, wasn't working.

No surgeries so far.

debbikay
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   Posted 10/13/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I never heard of them but they sound interesting so I looked it up. I think I might try them too because I hate taking fish oil and metemusil causes me painful bloating. Its certianly worth a try! Here is the wiki link about chia seed.
 
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_hispanica
debbikay
Age 52-Crohn's Colitis, GERD, Spondyloarthritis of spine and sacral joints, Osteo arthrits in knee, Migraine.

nelsyd
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   Posted 10/14/2010 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I eat chia seeds, though I'm in *remission*. My mother suggested it with my 2 year daughter. Her GI thought she had crohn's did a colonoscopy and egd but said she didn't have it, but to be watch her diet, because she could someday. When I talked to him about chia, his eyes lit up. He said that was the best thing anyone could eat. He said to mix them into anything she will eat, they turn into a gel and are very easy to digest. When I thought I was having a flare last month, with problems with my gallbladder I started taking them, because I couldn't eat anything with out being in pain. I was able to eat them with out pain and they stopped the D. Even when I am well I can't take fish oil or eat any fish. Anyway since my daughter started eating them she has gone from the 1 percentile in weight up to the 5th. FYI They are much cheaper online. I can get a 3 pound bag for $14, but at the health food store they are $22 for a 1 pound jar.

debbikay
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   Posted 10/14/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you nelsyd! I will look online and see if I can find some. I don't get D much but I get C alot but I think maybe it will help with that too since it is high fiber.
debbikay
Age 52-Crohn's Colitis, GERD, Spondyloarthritis of spine and sacral joints, Osteo arthrits in knee, Migraine.

nelsyd
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   Posted 10/14/2010 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Youre welcome debbiekay! My daughter has the big C. She was taking a double adult dose of miralax and on a high fiber diet. We started her on Chia and after 2 weeks we had her down to a childs dosage of the miralax (they wanted her to have D for 2 weeks, because of fears the C was damaging her bladder) We found out later she had a soy allergy and now we cut her soy as much as we can and give her a tbls of chia seeds through out the day. Thank goodness no more Miralax. She has gone from angry all the time, back to our happy little girl. I have found I have a lot more energy. I also add it to meals and my husband and son are clueless. I hope they work for you.

cupcakespinkgal
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   Posted 10/14/2010 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, that is some good info. I am glad to see someone who uses them and really likes them. The reading online I did they seem great and easy to use, I can't believe I had never heard of them before!

Glad to hear you are able to sneak them into food without the men in your life knowing. I was hoping to do the same. My man doesn't not like to take supplements and definitely could benefit from the omegas I think.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 1998, father has UC we were diagnosed at the same age.

Current Recipe ~ 5 mg Prednisone, 2g Sulfasalzine, Moducare, Jigsaw Essential Blend Probiotics, active B complex, SRT vitamin C, SRT magnesium, D3, and multi-mineral. Tart Cherry Juice.
Previously on Remicade, stopped Humira after 9 months, wasn't working.

No surgeries so far.

Squattie
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   Posted 10/15/2010 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
cupcakespinkgal,

Do you know the ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 in the chia seeds?
.....Squattie

NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 10/15/2010 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
This tells you how much Omega 3 and 6 chia seeds contains:

http://getchia.com/about-chia/chia-seed-data-and-facts

I don't bother with supplements really, but I'll look out for this at my local health food store. This, and a vitamin B complex, should do me.

Edit: Urgh, link doesn't work properly. But seems to work if you copy and paste it into an address bar, so I removed the URL tags.

Post Edited (NiceCupOfTea) : 10/15/2010 4:40:37 PM (GMT-6)


Squattie
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   Posted 10/15/2010 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks NiceCupOfTea!
.....Squattie

andorable
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   Posted 10/16/2010 3:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I buy a chia seed bread its so nice! However I'm in Australia so perhaps you can't get it where you are, but it does taste good and I have also been told you can put the seeds over anything you eat. All the best :-)

ansui
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   Posted 11/12/2010 3:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Chia seeds are great. I eat them every day if possible, and they really help with texture (help prevent or improve diarrhea). The tastiest way is to soak them in juice (a small handful in a full glass of juice). They turn into little bubbles, as in bubble tea, making them fun to drink.
- Early-30s female, diagnosed January 2010. Most likely ulcerative colitis.
- Currently, worst symptom is joint pain (it's more of an issue than any GI symptoms).
- Taking Lialda since late January. Several minor flares since then, likely due to high stress (raising a baby, very underslept :)).

dfdavedf
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   Posted 11/12/2010 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
For those who care these are not SCD legal - "Like flax seeds, they are mucilaginous (polysaccharide complex) and will feed harmful microbes" from Pecanbread
David
Back on Kapidex, and Pentasa (1,500 per day and moving up), Vit D, fish oil and SCD vit. Metanx for peripheral neuropathy legs (getting better by the week). Entocort (9 mg). SCD since Nov 2010. Amitriptyline for sleeping
I hate all steriods and they do not like me much either!!!
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