Making Progress with Chia Seeds

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ManhattanMama
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   Posted 3/7/2012 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I introduced Chia seeds into my diet a few weeks ago and have had some positive results with more fully formed BM and less urgency. On the days I forget to have my tea I definitely notice a difference. 1 tbsp has almost 7g of fiber and is loaded with Omega-3s which can help with inflammation. I add 1-2 tbsp to hot peppermint tea & add some honey. Let the seeds sit for 10 minutes. The seeds form a gel coating as they sit in the hot water and they have a little crunch as you drink your tea. It fills you up and tastes great!

This is the brand I ordered from Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Nutiva-Organic-Chia-Seeds-14-Ounce/dp/B003VXE46Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1331155783&sr=8-2

http://blog.healthychoicenaturals.com/dr-oz-and-dr-weil-love-the-chia-seed/
"The truth is, chia seeds are actually good for you–we’re talking really good for you! In fact, they just may be one of the healthiest things around. Here’s why:
Nutty-tasting whole-grain chia seeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, and they have among the highest antioxidant activity of any whole food–even more than fresh blueberries. And they do good stuff for the body, like keeping blood pressure and blood sugar under control. The chia seeds you get in a Chia Pet have not been approved as food by the FDA, so get yours from a health food store, or order some online. (Excerpt from realage.com)"

I am not sure who recommended chia seeds to me on this forum but THANK YOU!
Dx with Pancolitis in May 2005, Severe Proctitis Jan 2012
Maintenance Plan: 2 Colazal three times a day
Vitamin C, Probiotic, Multivitamin, Fish Oil, Folic Acid
Treatment during Flare-Up : Cortifoam, Mesalamine Enemas & Prednisone (40mg & taper) increase Probiotics
Other Supplements: L-Glutamine with almond milk, Peppermint Tea & honey with Chia Seeds
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suebear
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   Posted 3/7/2012 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat them daily for the omega 3s. They are wonderful and can be added to anything! Good to see you're getting results with the addition.

Sue
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Michelejc
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   Posted 3/7/2012 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I might order some of these. Thank you!!
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Michelejc
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   Posted 3/7/2012 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Try Puritan Pride. They are a little cheaper on that site.

www.puritan.com
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53, female - diagnosed with ulcerated proctitis/mild colitis
Canasa - stopped for now
Lialda - once a day
Zocor - 40 mg
Acidophilus
Boniva - once a month
Calcium with Vitamin D
Glucosamine
Magnesium
Herbs -
Valerian - when needed for sleep
Horsetail, Stinging Nettle, RedYeastRice, St. John's Wort, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Echinacea

InSoFla
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   Posted 3/7/2012 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news!
 
If you're ordering chia seeds, make sure they are organic.
Dx - UC 09/2010.Tried various Mesalamine enemas/suppos/pills with Prednisone for several rounds without any help.PaleoDiet of proteins,veggies,salads, fruits, & protein shakes w/almond milk, Liquid Minerals& Vitamins,Maca powder,L-Glutamine 15g, D-Ribose 5g,L-ArgEthylEster,chia seeds,VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3 100,000 IU every 10 days.Transdermal LDN put me remission!

seasons21
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   Posted 3/7/2012 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Can/should you eat these if you are having bleeding?

seasons21
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   Posted 3/7/2012 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Can/should you eat these if you are having bleeding?

i_love_coffee
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   Posted 3/8/2012 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   

i think i am going to try them.  thanks for posting.

they have alot of fiber in them. could they be seen as a substitute for metamucil  or psyllium seed powder?


UC dx 1991, have had it throughout colon in patches CURRENT:4inch isolated patch of inflamation in recto-sigmoid
Meds: Lialda , Entocort, Hydrocort/rowasa, omeprazole. weaning off oral entocort
fiber supp ,calcium, fish oil,multivit
jarrows sach. boul. probiotic,benebiotics, slippery elm
Diet: lactose intolerant Limit: sugar/alcohol/high acid foods/gluten. gluten free 2/24

killcolitis
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   Posted 3/8/2012 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
We tried Chia. I wouldn't recommend them or any other seeds in a bad flare. They do form a gel but the seeds did scratch (we ground them as well) and caused a worsening. I'm too scared to try them again.

JayGuitar
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   Posted 3/8/2012 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Is there a dosage recommended for chia with UC, or just whatever seems best?

I would like to try them and would love to get my kids to eat them without knowing.
They might get excited if they thought they were eating the 'hair seeds' for their chia pet.

It sounds like most people eat them without grinding -- I had always thought with seeds, like flax, that they needed to be ground first. That must not be the case here with the benefit being in the gel?

Thanks,
J
1200-1600mg. Magnesium; 4g Vit. C --
2 to 4 Nordic Naturals
2 B-Balance 100 caps.
1 to 2 Healthy Trinity
2000 IU Vit. D-3
Canasa supp. morning and night
Bellicon Rebounder 30-40 min/day

JayGuitar
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   Posted 3/8/2012 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
ahh, well, I guess Chia seeds aren't for me to try. I really try to stay on the Paleo diet and this is from the Dr. Cordain himself -- those following paleo know who he is.


For those of you who receive the weekly Paleo Diet, LLC, Newsletter, this summary will be nothing more than a refresher for you, as Dr. Cordain, just in last Friday's issue, discussed in detail why Chia Seeds, actually, are NOT a good food to have as part of our food options!

Here's a recap of what he said:

-"Chia Seeds contain antinutrients, so that once in your body, the available calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium and manganese from chia seeds are poorly absorbed, hence making chia seeds a poor dietary source for these minerals."

-"Chia seed consumption may contain one or more antinutrients which may promote chronic low level inflammation."


-"In addition, it is possible that other antinutrients found in chia seeds may adversely affect gut tissue including saponins which cause a “leaky gut”. When this occurs, the gut contents may then have access to the immune system which in turn becomes activated thereby causing a chronic low level systemic inflammation."

Dr. Cordain sums up by stating, "Until further human studies are conducted, I would be cautious in recommending chia seeds for human consumption, particularly in people with food allergies or known autoimmune diseases."

So- keep the chia seeds for your Chia Pet (do they still sell those? : ) and OUT of your body!"


---well it might make some sense in my case because when all of this started for me I was eating so much flax seed that I thought I must be the healthiest person alive, little did I know that it was tearing up my gut.
J
1200-1600mg. Magnesium; 4g Vit. C --
2 to 4 Nordic Naturals
2 B-Balance 100 caps.
1 to 2 Healthy Trinity
2000 IU Vit. D-3
Canasa supp. morning and night
Bellicon Rebounder 30-40 min/day

IamCurious
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   Posted 3/9/2012 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I was eating so much flax seed that I thought I must be the healthiest person alive, little did I know that it was tearing up my gut.

Your article was questioning the benefits of chia seeds, so are you sure it was the flax that was tearing up your gut? I find flax and fish oil very helpful. I thought chia was supposed to be good too.
Male/60 DX ulcerative colitis Feb08, or maybe Crohn's colitis.
No Meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar10. Psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 is very helpful. Food journal instead of SCD.

Watch gluten, lots of fruit & vegetables (but no plums or kale), no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
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suebear
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   Posted 3/9/2012 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know who Dr. Cordain is but I've been consuming chia seeds for years with no problem. You can purchase them inexpensively at www.getchia.com

Sue
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mum of 3
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   Posted 3/15/2012 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I use Chia seeds in my museli that I make, I mix in 3 teaspoons in a reasonable container along with rolled oats, goji berries, puffed buckwheat, millet puffs, sun flower seeds, LSA, Quinoa puffs and spicy pumpkin seeds and eat this with some fresh fruit like blueberries and strawberries cut up and have rice milk with it. A great way to start the day, Insofla is right when saying use Organic Chia seeds you should eat as much organic as you can or can afford. It is amazng after a few monthes to taste something full or chemicals, truly disgusting.

mum of 3

deltaforce
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   Posted 3/15/2012 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got 2 lbs packet of Chia seeds (not organic) from Costco for $8 or so. I haven't opened it yet as I am searching for recipes where I could make a breakfast using chia seeds, old fashioned oats and nuts.
May give a try to mum of 3's recipe. Sounds really good.

For antinutrients, you could easily soak up the seeds overnight to get rid of some, if they are really there. This is the first time I am reading about antinutrients in Chia Seeds (Read up on Soy and you would know what crap we are fed through Soy, its LOADED with antinutrients)
Diagnosed March 2007 with left sided UC at the age of 30.
Currently on,
Colazal 9 daily, Imuran, 200mg daily, Vit. B12, 1mg, Multivitamin, 1 tablet daily, Fish oil 2400mg daily, Vit D 2000 IU daily, Butterbur 150mg daily.

Verapamil 240mg for migraine, Migraine episode now at least twice a month,
Ibuprofen 400mg is the only solution (but leads to bleeding). Looking for alternatives.

Gonk
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   Posted 3/15/2012 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Here, the Chia Seed Controversy!
http://www.mendosa.com/blog/?p=783

Enjoy.
41 Year Old Male, married, 2 kids, 3 & 5 yo
First flare up in 1998, dx 2001, mild UP
Asacol for first 10 years, now Lialda 4/day, plus Canasa and Rowasa as needed. LDN as of Feb 24, 2012.
Supplements include: Bosswellia, Resveratrol, Fish and Krill Oil, L-Glutamine, Probiotics, Psyllium,
Vitamins C, D & E, DHEA, Pancreatic Enzymes, Seacure

Lonie
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   Posted 3/15/2012 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   

Here's a recipe for muffins made with Chia seeds; haven't tried it yet, but plan to this weekend.

Ingredients

1 tbsp ground chia seeds

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup sweet potato purée

1 cup unsweetened apple sauce 

2 egg whites

1/2 cup agave syrup

2 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp lemon zest

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup dried cranberries

 

Directions

Mix together wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients.

 

Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients.

 

Scoop into muffin tins and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350˚F


mum of 3
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   Posted 3/21/2012 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Deltaforce did you try the mueseli and if so did you like it? Also did you try the muffins?

mum of 3

ManhattanMama
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   Posted 3/21/2012 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I had no idea that there was a 'controversy' over Chia Seeds. Yes, I use organic seeds and no, I don't grind them. I just let them soak in my hot tea for 10 minutes and then drink.

I have been taking 1-2 tbsp a day in my tea for the last month during a flare in addition to L-Glutamine, prednisone, cortifoam and mesalamine enemas. So far no bleeding in 10 days and only 1-2 formed BMs a day. This is a big change from 25+ bloody D in January. Not sure if one of these remedies is responsible or the combination of all of them together overtime but things are improving so I am happy :)))
Dx with Pancolitis in May 2005, Severe Proctitis Jan 2012
Maintenance Plan: 2 Colazal three times a day
Vitamin C, Probiotic, Multivitamin, Fish Oil, Folic Acid
Treatment during Flare-Up : Cortifoam, Mesalamine Enemas & Prednisone (40mg & taper) increase Probiotics
Other Supplements: L-Glutamine with almond milk, Peppermint Tea & honey with Chia Seeds
Mother of 2

ucwarrior
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   Posted 3/21/2012 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Got a pound of chia seeds on the way. Gonna grind em up with some dried blueberries and make some kefir. Hope these things don't taste bad. I've had a rough enough time over the years with the coconut oil -shiver-

Figure I'll expand my diet after reading how healthy these little critters are.

One thing I can't shake out of my mind.. who thought to eat those? I mean did someone break a chia pet and decide, well I don't wanna waste my money so I guess I'll just eat em. Maybe that person is a long lost relative of the person who ate the first raw oyster. "mmm that slimey gray gloopey thing that just fell out of that shell looks mighty tasty!" Brass balls that clank I tell ya..
35 yrs old, had this thing since 95 blah blah I hate it
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Been away for awhile and didn't die yet, now stronger faster bigger smarter
Coconut Oil, Tons of multi-strain Probiotic Yogurt, lactose n fatfree protein shakes, Metamucil, Hi Glycemic sugars, raw foods, AAKG, oysters, MCTs, wanna know more? just ask

JayGuitar
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   Posted 3/21/2012 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
How about, instead of eating chia seeds, eating fish like sardines or salmon for the omega-3 benefits?
J
1200-1600mg. Magnesium; 4g Vit. C --
2 to 4 Nordic Naturals
2 B-Balance 100 caps.
1 to 2 Healthy Trinity
2000 IU Vit. D-3
Canasa supp. morning and night
Bellicon Rebounder 30-40 min/day

ManhattanMama
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   Posted 3/22/2012 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   
More info on the benefits of chia seeds: taken from http://cureforulcerativecolitis.com/organic-chia-seeds

How Do Chia Seed Benefit Your Health?

Chia is an evidence-based registered variety of Salvia hispanica L. and is nutritionally superior to flax and soy. Chia is the richest non-marine whole food source of Omega-3 and dietary fiber currently known to man.

Promotes Cardiovascular Health: According to the American Heart Association, Omega-3 fatty acids can normalize blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels, while helping promote healthy heart and blood vessels.

Assists Joint Function & Mobility: With six times more calcium than milk, and with greater amounts of high-quality protein than the one found in soy, Chia also helps strengthen muscles and bones.

Improves Digestion & Natural Detoxification: Chia can absorb a whopping 12+ times its weight in water – flax seed only absorbs 6-8 times its weight. Chia´s insoluble fiber reduces digestive transit time and removes toxins as it passes through the digestive tract.

Supports Healthy Weight Loss: Chia´s high fiber content and its ability to reduce blood sugar levels after meals inhibits the appetite, thus making it the perfect food for healthy, effective weight loss. Thanks to its neutral flavor and color, Chia integrates seamlessly into any healthy recipe.
Dx with Pancolitis in May 2005, Severe Proctitis Jan 2012
Maintenance Plan: 2 Colazal three times a day
Vitamin C, Probiotic, Multivitamin, Fish Oil, Folic Acid
Treatment during Flare-Up : Cortifoam, Mesalamine Enemas & Prednisone (40mg & taper) increase Probiotics
Other Supplements: L-Glutamine with almond milk, Peppermint Tea & honey with Chia Seeds
Mother of 2

ManhattanMama
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   Posted 3/22/2012 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
At first I was hesitant about adding "seeds" to my diet when I was having a flare but I started slowly and tried only a small amount to see how I tolerated it. Of course, this may not work for everyone but some may want to try it.
Dx with Pancolitis in May 2005, Severe Proctitis Jan 2012
Maintenance Plan: 2 Colazal three times a day
Vitamin C, Probiotic, Multivitamin, Fish Oil, Folic Acid
Treatment during Flare-Up : Cortifoam, Mesalamine Enemas & Prednisone (40mg & taper) increase Probiotics
Other Supplements: L-Glutamine with almond milk, Peppermint Tea & honey with Chia Seeds
Mother of 2

Lonie
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   Posted 3/22/2012 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband ordered chia seeds last week and I made the muffins -- really delicious! I used pumpkin instead of sweet potato, and it worked perfectly. I've been adding the chia seeds to my peanut butter and toast in the morning, and my husband said he's added his to yogurt.

InSoFla
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   Posted 3/22/2012 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been using chia seeds for a while now, without any problems.
I like it because it's does so much good: good source of protein, minerals, omega 3's, fiber as well.
 
I've been adding it straight to my protein shakes.
 
And then I also soak them overnight, and then slice them thin ( it's like the consistency of bread) and I flash fry it in some butter, toasting all sides - and add to it, depending on my mood and nutritional needs: himylian salt, or sugar, or drizzled chocolate on it.
It makes a great snack.
 
And my sweet little chocolate and tan mini-dachshund, loves to eat it too (only with a little salt) - she thinks I'm making it for her, haha...
Dx - UC 09/2010.Tried various Mesalamine enemas/suppos/pills with Prednisone for several rounds without any help.PaleoDiet of proteins,veggies,salads, fruits, & protein shakes w/almond milk, Liquid Minerals& Vitamins,Maca powder,L-Glutamine 15g, D-Ribose 5g,L-ArgEthylEster,chia seeds,VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3 100,000 IU every 10 days.Transdermal LDN put me remission!
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