View Full Version : Flax seeds and nausea
09-20-2008, 10:06 AM
I have recently added flax seeds to my diet, I have been digesting them well (I have a lot of issues with digesting nuts and seeds) but I suffer from extreme nausea after eating just a spoonful or 2, or just 3 flax seeds. I am 100% so, Its not the fiber thats getting to me, I have always been on a very high fiber diet.
At this point, looking at my flax crackers, or the granola I got with sprouted flax in it is making me SICK.
has this happened to anyone?
09-20-2008, 11:40 AM
I don't know if it is unusual or not, but it sounds to me like you are detoxing using the flax. I would make sure it is really fresh, and organic. Are you eating them just by the spoonful? This may be too much for system now, and I wouldn't push it. Just back off for a while and see how you feel.
09-20-2008, 01:39 PM
I feel for me to be able to deal wit flaxseeds they need to be soaked for atleast 30 minutes. Even for making crackers or anything. I would only eat flax in crackers or crushed on top of a salat or somthing.
They have a tendancy to swolow up, also in your stomac. I learned that the hard way :( So soaking or in small amounts.
Do you soak your nuts and seeds ? they are much more easy to digest when they are soaked for 8 houres. I dont do to well with nuts and seeds either but I found that soaking and then blending really well is really imortant (no chunks) and then eating it with greens, only with greens. I think that doing food combining when it comes to nuts and seeds if you dont digest them well might be a good idear.
BUT maby better to stay away form them for a while ? no need to force our body to eat somthing that it dosent aprove of. Eating should be a joy :-))
09-20-2008, 03:42 PM
Maybe a silly question but did you soak them so they formed the jelly around them?
09-20-2008, 09:54 PM
Yep soaked em. I don't even want to think about them anymore. lol
09-21-2008, 01:39 PM
I get a sore throat if I eat flax seed crackers. One time I found a cracker that was only flax seeds and sunflower seeds, no salt. Each time I ate one I got a sore throat immediately, so I quit eating those crackers. I think different people have a different sensitivity to flax. If it doesn't feel good to you, definitely don't eat them.
09-23-2008, 03:39 PM
Hummm, hope it doesnt happen to me! i've been eating alot of flax recentley, maybe back off for abit then slowly introduce it again, it might not be the flax unless your eating buckets of the stuff lol
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