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July 14, 2012 4:48 PM
Hello people.

Right straight to the point. I added in flax seeds and chia seeds to my diet, mostly because they are both said to help with hormonal imbalances and who doesn't need extra omega 3, zinc and Vit B. The day I started eating them I made some energy balls with peanut butter, raw honey, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, raisins, chia seeds, flax seeds and a few oats.

These were very small, about a tablespoon of each thing and it made 10ish. My stomach has felt pretty rubbish since then, passing wind that is very smelly (usually when I fart it doesn't smell terrible), this smells like something has died up my bum.

Is it because of the fibre? Will my body get used to it? Shall I stop eating it for a few days to see if my stomach settles?

Has anybody else had this issue?
July 14, 2012 4:51 PM
I have never had a gas issue due to flax or chai.... Sorry
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July 14, 2012 4:51 PM
Normal for adding a lot of fiber all at once. You're system will adjust or you cut back and add slowly. It happens to be if I'm off the ground flax seed wagon then jump back in.
July 14, 2012 4:53 PM
Flax does give you gas because it takes so long to digest. Start off with a little less and work your way up, and always always always drink lots of water with it!
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July 14, 2012 4:53 PM
Any chance I could get ur recipe for these, they sound yum :)
July 14, 2012 4:55 PM
Yup, I get the same effect and doubled when I add whey protein into my mix, lol. I have greek yoghurt with whey and some flax and seeds, you can imagine the effect that has. I actually had people shifting to the other side of a charity shop today, it was so bad, lol. I found that emptying out a probiotic pill into whatever I have the issue with can help quite a lot, though not always.
July 14, 2012 4:56 PM
Been there...done that.

That happened to me when I started to eat flax seed. I would eat cereal in morning that contained flax seed and by afternoon would be all cramped up and gassy. I asked my friends about it and they said yeah the flax seed does it. I have gotten used to it so that no longer feel the gassy cramped feeling after eating it.
July 14, 2012 5:52 PM
So how much is a little bit? About half a teaspoon?
July 14, 2012 5:56 PM
In on 20 page thread.
July 14, 2012 7:30 PM
I'd try a half teaspoon and work up to a tablespoon or two a day.
Edited by cbferriss On July 14, 2012 7:31 PM

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