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Chia seeds-praise the Lord.

Postby Fissure UK » 28 Feb 2020, 08:36

Since having an haemorrhoidectomy over two years ago I have struggled most of the time during a BM. It’s been a cycle of getting a fissure every few weeks, including the tearing of healed fissures.

After searching online for the food with the highest fibre content, I came by Chia seeds at 40% fibre content. I rarely eat meat, but so far I am finding these seeds a massive help. The stools exit my body like a rat up a drainpipe.

It is early days at the moment. This being my 3rd day and I am exceptionally pleased. Right or wrong I take three doses spread out throughout the day-morning-afternoon & evening. Each dose is after food.

The instructions on the packet says maximum 15g per day.
Yesterday after breakfast I took 2 heaped teaspoons in a half pint glass of water after letting it stand for 30 minutes to absorb water. I repeated this after the afternoon and evening meals. Today I plan to see what happens with one heaped teaspoon (which I had this morning), then 2 heaped teaspoons after the afternoon & evening meals as yesterday.

I may eventually knock it back to only needing 1 heaped teaspoon per dose every time. It is a bit trial and error, and everyone will have differing requirements. When I resume eating some meat I will resume the 2 heaped teaspoons 3 times per day until I know that the BMs are ok on a meat diet.

If you guys try these seeds (or have tried them previously) please share your feedback here. So far no side effects.
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Re: Chia seeds-praise the Lord.

Postby dmcff » 28 Feb 2020, 12:45

I ordered some to try, so will see how I get on.Image
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Re: Chia seeds-praise the Lord.

Postby Fissure UK » 01 Mar 2020, 10:08

@dmcff,
I hope that these seeds help you-I really do. I see that you have been suffering for around 6 years. Let us hope that you find light at the end of the tunnel quite soon.
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Re: Chia seeds-praise the Lord.

Postby dmcff » 01 Mar 2020, 11:36

Thanks, Fissure UK. Yes, I've suffered with AF for years now, though the pain is nowhere near as debilitating as it was at the beginning.

Will let you know if I notice any improvement!

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Re: Chia seeds-praise the Lord.

Postby Fissure UK » 03 Mar 2020, 12:18

Thank you.
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