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I like the blonde flaxseeds better - they are more tender and delicate, also they grind up really nicely.  Grind fresh before eating.  Flax oil goes rancid quickly.  If you continue to use flax oil, it needs to be always kept refrigerated.  Whole flax seeds don't have to be refrigerated, but after they are ground, they do.  Best to grind only what you will use immediately.


I also use the blonde flaxseeds, I grind them up in my Blend Tech Blender and keep in the freezer in tupperware until I am ready to make a protein shake & add 1 tbsp of flax meal to keep my hot flashes away. Keeping the ground up flax seeds in the freezer, I don't have to worry about them going rancid. They will last a long time in the freezer. Works great for my low levels of estrogen. You may only get the hot flashes from consuming flax in the beginning while your hormones are imbalanced. Once they balance out, I would think the flax meal would be very beneficial for you.
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So I started out taking 1 tablespoon of Flaxseed. Noticed how soft and supple my skin got, especially my hands, but then I started getting hot flashes of all things!? I decreased to 1/4 teaspoon and I still get them! How come? Anyone out there that happened the same? I googled it but every source says that Flax balances hormones even though it contains phytoestrogens.
Maybe it has something to do with my liver? Dunno. Would be nice to hear feedback.
In the meantime I have switched to Black Currant Seed oil and seem to be fine with it except that my skin doesn't look as nice..

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I read your thread. You mention nothing about checking your thyroid. Check your thyroid now.   It's not all about estrogens and progesterones and liver. Flax seed oil is a goitrogen, too. Meaning, it lowers the thyroid function in unbalanced people.


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This is a link to Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) oil capsules. You may be interested to check the info.


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Hey guys, thanks for the suggestions, feedback etc....  ;

I do have severe AF and so, yes, I do have hypothyroidism along with a million other things !

Thanks for the info that flax is a goitrogen.. that is really interesting! Didn't know that!  I've read several times from different sources saying that if a veggie is a goitrogen then it should be cooked because it can mess with your thyroid. (Like for instance the issue of raw maca vs gelatinized, and broccoli. )    I am perplexed then why Flax would be good for people?  Hypothyroidism is very prevalant, and a lot of people don't even know they have it ..

Additionally, I suppose if Flax is good for people that are 'balanced' then that is great.. They are lucky! The only thing  is.. who these days is completely balanced, especially women! ? I dunno, I'd rather stay away from Flax completely. Just my honest opinion and choice.




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Hey Yaeli. Thanks for the link to the Clary Sage. I was aware of that stuff as my gf used to sell the YL essential oils years ago, and you could rub it into your skin.  I never tried that but she assured me it worked!  I'm currently  on a nutritional balancing program right now, however, and I'll eventually get my body chemistry balanced in time.

By the way love  Israel!  


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