Ground flax seed, also known as linaza or linseed, can offer astonishing health benefits for you. But did you know that you can use this nutritious seed as a weight loss inducer? Instead of buying expensive weight loss pills and solutions, you can quickly shed off the extra pounds by simply incorporating flaxseeds in your daily diet. This approach is much safer and it does not have any adverse side effect. Most importantly, you will be able to lose weight and still get the essential nutrition that your body needs. So here are some simple tips on how to use flax for weight loss.

First, you have to remember that ground flax seed is a high fiber food. It contains rich amounts of fiber that can optimize the digestive process. By simply eating linaza or mixing it with your meals, you are actually starting your weight loss journey. The seeds of flax expand considerably when eaten. They are transformed into a gelatinous mass in your stomach. This substance attaches itself to the lining of the intestines and promotes detoxification. It removes stored toxins, reduces cholesterol, and cleanses the stomach. By getting rid of the garbage in your stomach, you will be able to digest your food properly. You can also dissolve much of the fat content of food thus avoiding fat build up that leads to weight gain.

Because linaza linseed contains high fiber and bulks up easily, you will feel fuller when you consume it. This will suppress your appetite and could lead to lower calorie intake. If you are going to use ground flax seed as a weight loss inducer, then you have to consume it one hour before your meal. It is best to east one tablespoon of ground flaxseed before your meal so that it will have enough time to expand. Because you will not feel hungry, you can effectively fight the urge to eat more. For best results, you should eat flax before every meal. If you develop flatulence, then you may reduce the amount or frequency of your consumption. Some people use ground flaxseeds as filler for their morning shake, cereals, or soup.

Lastly, make sure to consume ground flax seed in order to get its essential fatty acid. Take note that Omega 3 is also considered as a brain nutrient. It makes you feel happy and satiated. If you have constant cravings for carbs and sweets, incorporating linaza seeds into your daily diet could help diminish those cravings. That is because your stomach is telling your brain that it is already full. As a result, your brain will start to feel satiated and it will suppress any craving. If you are not obese but you want to maintain a trimmed body, it is best to limit your consumption of flaxseeds to one tablespoon per day. If you are suffering from serious weight issues and you have problems controlling your appetite, the best approach is to eat linaza at least three times a day so you can suppress your appetite.

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11 thoughts on “Lupus And Diets

  1. Ashley

    How likely is someone to die from lupus?
    My dad has had lupus for 2-3 years now. So far, it has affected his muscles, joints, and caused him to be tired, sensitive to sunlight, and has affected his kidneys. Because it has affected one organ, would it most likely affect others?

    Does anyone know of statistics for the death rate of this disease?

    Also any general or treatment info would be great.

    Or if you have Lupus.. It would be great to read your story.


    1. Healthy

      Sever lupus can be life threatening.

      Healthy helpful steps to prevent lupus flares include:

      * maintain a healthy diet
      * get enough rest and quiet
      * pay attention to your body
      * moderately exercise when possible
      * limit the time you spend in the sun
      * develop coping skills to help limit stress
      * learn to recognize when a flare is coming
      * slow down or stop before you get too tired
      * learn to pace yourself by spreading out work and other activities

  2. Danny G

    Should I avoid oranges and other immune system boosters if I have Lupus?
    I was recently diagnosed with SLE Lupus. I was curious if it’d be a better idea to avoid foods and other products that “boost your immune system”?

    Since my medicine is working to SUPPRESS my immune system, as it’s the main enemy attacking me now, I was thinking it wouldn’t make sense to strengthen your enemy. :/

    Anyways thank you for your help!

    1. mgunnycappo

      You don’t need to go overboard with worrying about immune boosting foods. The immuno response of these foods is negligible. So you can eat oranges, pomegranates, etc.

      One thing you do not want to do is take any herbal supplements, homeopathic remedies that may boost your immune system. Before taking anything over the counter it is important to speak with your doctor first. If you take coumadin to thin your blood this is especially important as many foods and supplements will change your clotting time, such as foods high in vitamin K.

      You also want to stay away from alfalfa sprouts as they have been shown to cause an inflammatory response and trigger lupus flares. Other than that you should be pretty much ok with any foods you want to eat. Remember, it is especially important for SLE patients to eat a well balanced, healthy diet, low in sodium, fat and cholesterol. Fast food should be avoided.

  3. Babygirl

    what is the best solution for lupus sle patients whose hair either breaks or falls out?
    I am African-American was diagnosed several years ago with Lupus SLE. As a result, my hair is very dry and thin. My hair is long in most places and short in others (top and back). What is a good solution to my problem? Also, what is the best hair care regimen to follow/

  4. MJ

    Is it ok for a rheumatologist not to give a lupus patient medicine?
    I know someone who was told they had lupus and they had to go see a rheumatologist, but the rheumatologist said that they didn’t need medicine just to keep a healthy diet and exercise. Does that seem ok or should they be given medications to prevent their lupus from getting worse? Thanks.

    1. Jessica

      Many of the medicines used for lupus have side effects. Whether they should be used depends on the severity of the lupus and whether the medicine would help more than its side effects would harm. But if you and the patient are not happy with the doctor you saw, you should get a second opinion. You should see someone in a different group of rheumatologists. If possible, find a teaching hospital. You can look for both lupus and rheumatology on the web for more information, but be careful to use good sites like nih or web md. (NIH is the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., Both NIH and WebMD are good factual sources. So are many university or hospital-run sites.)

  5. kenbfos

    How do I deal with lupus with out taking drugs?
    I have had lupus for three years, but I just started get treatment from a lupus specialist at Magee womens hospital. I take a small dose blood pressure medication. But my doctor wants me to take plaqunil and prednesone. But those drugs have so many side affects and I hear so many bad things about how they help one thing but then something else breaks down, Then you are on this cycle of adding on medicine after medicine. I want to live, but I don’t want to lose my eyesight, have liver problems, or other complication caused by these medicines. I know their has to be a way of life change, or natural medicine that will help and have less or no side affects. I lived three years without medicine or help. But I do notice that I had more flares lately. I need to make a decision, I recieved my plaqunil in the mail a week ago, i need to decide if I am going to take or find something else that help to present to my doctor at my next appointment. I want to live but not taking alot of medicine

  6. Jennifer @---'--,----

    Does anyone know how to care for a dog with Skin discoid lupus?
    I have a dog, name CiCi who was diagnosted with Sking discoid lupus, her liver and kidneys are doing good.. Has anyone ever had this condition and what did they use to control it? Right now she has it on her nose and is on cordasteroids till it heals.

  7. wingsovgrace

    Have you been diagnosed with drug induced Lupus ?
    !0 years ago began having problem with elevated blood pressure. Was treated with the usually prescribed meds. Within the past ten years I have had a variety of unusual and often preplexing symptoms that the doctors couldn’t find good answers for. Lots of guesses and lots of unsuccessful treatments and increased frustration and misery until recently. The diagnosis is drug induced Lupus and it is believed to be caused by my blood pressure meds. Bingo. The symptoms have developed over the same period I’ve been on the meds. My question is: Any known effective alternatives for Blood Pressure Control? Anyone else with Lupus have bizarre skin and hair folllicle issues? Any one know a reputable doctor in Kansas City Missouri to advise on alternative treatments? Any one know of a web site to purchase alternative B/P treatments that you or someone you know have had personal experience with? Are there suggestions for a great support website for Lupus?

    1. Healing Oneself

      Hi WIngsOfGrace

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue. Also learning about detoxifying the blood by doing colon and liver cleanses will change your health forever.

      Food allergies (there is a 100 percent correlation between lupus and food allergies), rheumatoid arthritis, other connective tissue diseases, parasites, candidiasis, bowel problems, and digestive enzyme deficiencies can create symptoms that mimic or exacerbate SLE. Migraines, epilepsy, and psychoses must also be ruled out before a proper course of treatment can be decided upon.

      Both forms of lupus primarily strike young women (90% of cases) and young children.

      The drugs hydralazine, procainamide, and beta blockers can cause false-positive readings of SLE, and can also produce a lupus-like condition that disappears when the drugs are no longer taken. Birth control pills and environmental stresses can also exacerbate lupus symptoms.


      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet. Also avoid overeating and limit your intake of dairy, beef products, and polyunsaturated oils. Also screen for food allergies and avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Increase your intake of vegetables, especially green, yellow, and orange, and consume non-farm-raised fish several times a week.

      Herbs: Supplementation with Swedish bitters with each meal can increase hydrochloric acid production. Also drink an infusion of nettle twice a day. Other useful herbs include echinacea, goldenseal, licorice, pau d`arco, and red clover

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.

      Hyperthermia: Hyperthermia involves artificially creating fever in the body for the purpose of boosting immune function. Hyperthermia can be a highly effective method of eliminating toxins and heavy metals, as well as infectious bacteria and viruses that cannot survive in elevated body temperatures.

      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy or hyperthermia treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: Drink the juice of carrot, celery, flaxseed oil, black currant oil, and garlic.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Hydrochloric acid (HCL) deficiency is common in people with lupus, therefore HCL supplements with each meal is advised. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A with beta carotene, vitamin C and bioflavonoids, vitamin B complex, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, essential fatty acids, proteolytic enzymes taken away from meals, digestive enzymes taken with meals, and the amino acids L-cysteine, L-methionine, and L-cystine.

      Topical Treatment: PABA cream applied topically can help ease symptoms.

      Best of health to you

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