I'm not sure if anyone has asked this already but aren't seeds hard on the colon? I was told by my GI not to eat anything "scratchy", and sunflower seeds would certainly fall into that category. Also, I have diverticulosis, and seeds, nuts, corn and several other types of food are on the list of things to avoid.
Diagnosed 8/2009 with proctitis and left sided UC
Asacol 400mg, 3 pills, 3 times/day
prednisone - tapering and presently down to 5mg
Canasa as needed 1000mg
Cortisone suppositories as needed
Multi-vitamin and fish oil or flaxseed oil capsules
Metamucil once a day