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Changed my mind on flax seeds

Having read how good they are for digestion, cholesterol and general health I have added a decent amount to my porridge each day - but no longer.

I have resisted articles up to now about their properties potentially increasing certain hormones that are a hindrance to letting the thyroid work effectively.

But having stopped taking the seeds I do feel a small difference and if there is any chance these might be causing an increase In my TSH levels it is now a risk I am not willing to take.

Would be interested to know anyone else’s experience over flaxseeds.

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All seeds actually not good for thyroid function☹️ So tiresome with all these foods you need to keep away from😰


Please tell me pumpkin seeds are ok !


Here some reading that may be useful😊



Why not eat beans, beans and more beans. Plus of course nuts!


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