Ive read chia absorbs 30 times its weight in water. Ive taken just a tablespoon and it stops me up fast just like psyllium.
Does anyone know the differnce? It seems like chia seeds should work as well as psylium with the added benefit of its nutritional value. Anyone know?
Chia seeds absorb 30x their weight in water? I really don't know how psyllium compares to chia seeds with absorption of water or toxins. Psyllium absorbs toxins and increases fiber thru the intestinal tract. I think the psyllium is used for the muscilangenous properties it has as well as the toxins it absorbs. I do't know what the mucilagenous properties of chia are. Maybe we don't want to absorb so much water thru the intestinal tract. I don't know how much of the chia seed you would use before it was too much. The bowels need water to move the food along or it will be absorbed from the rest of the body. That's the principle the Fleet enemas are based on and why they work, but they can cause a lot of abdominal pain if a person is dehydrated.
Chia seeds are very high in nutrition. They might be better sprouted and eaten like that.
I found upper conclusions and questions relevant for the directions I am also confronting with.
Yes both of seeds are higroscopic. That means attract water molecules and then moucus is formed with which so called form is travelliing through the bowel. That of course requires regular hydration - aditional hydration so that this moucus form of seeds can travel through the bowel. I imagine that on this way this moucus structure is brushing the wall - epithel of the intestinal. And side effect of this is celaning the bowel of internal formed biofilms of microrganisms - so as
of beneficial microflora like lactic acid bacteria so as potential pathogenes - like yeast's eg Candida Albicanis that were forced to form biofilm ( some kind of protection when
envrionment is too toxic - pH, various form of food ).
I guess this has positive and negative effect. But summing good and bad I presume the good facts overdraft the bad ones.
When I am at home i mix ground chia seeds with green juices and drink huge amount of this mix.
When I am on ultra-marathon I had some bad experiences. But lately I found out that is because I did not trust that with only with chia seeds I can maintain endurance.
When I releive myself and trust myself to the early morning dose of few probiotic yoghurts with mixed ground chia seeds I could ran few consecutive days in this rhytm and then running 50miles each day and with a lot of altitude elevation meters ( over 1500m of elevation ). Only with eating chia seeds with yoghurts at the morning and drinking only water and iso-tonic drink through the run ( no eating ). I was open-mouthed by myself. I had no problem with muscle spasms even there was a intensive heat...
I presume if there are problem with nausea because of pathogene microrganisms then at the morning after drinking green juice next meal after some amount of time ground chia seeds with probiotic yoghurt or milk kefir with garlic is good idea. If the mouth odour is problem ( garlic ) then few leaves of basilica chewing is good solution.
I am very sure few days of such protocol is advancing the body shape and personal state.
What I am still considering is mental endurance.
It is for sure that combination of green juices and probiotic mix with chia seeds is beneficial or even turning point for healing and for physical endurance.
I am still not sure about mental endurance and preserving good shape in brain clarity and mind clarity specially if there is Candida past or any other infection or past with some problems with liver or problems with adrenal glands
( after stresses ). I am talking about brain fog or chronic tiredness on the mental level - after some stressfull period of life or recovery from some stress or unpleasant sequence of events in life where you are forceed to adapt on loss or change of behaviour ...
Nutrients are: EFAs--alpha-linoleic and linoleic acid, mucin, strontium and it's 30% protein. Vitamins: A, B, D and E. Minerals: calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, iron, iodine, copper, zinc, sodium, magnesium, manganese and silicon. Actions are: antioxidant, nervine, tonic, laxative, demulcent and the nutritional properties.
Some information on the Herbs Are Special website.
to the right of the page on this forum gives some good information on the properties and nutritive value of chia seeds.
While the colon is healing and emiminating the junk, I've had to be careful about adding too much or too little bulk. I would have to experiment with using this and go careful with it. It's going to take a while to retrain the colon to work right. I have had to go easy with colon cleansers, experiment with dosage, and work from the smallest dose, up.