High in soluble fiber; acts as a mucilage and bulking agent.
• irregular bowels
- chronic constipation
• general inflammation of GI tract
- gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD)
- gastric ulcers
• high cholesterol
• female hormonal imbalance
- menopausal hot flashes
• benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
• prostate cancer (prevention)
• breast cancer (prevention)
• Ground flaxseed (added to food): 1-2 tbsp/day
Medications- Take medications away from soluble fiber because it can decrease their absorption and impair their effectiveness.
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