Thank you for your research. Overall, I appreciate the information from Medifast but I really am glad that some of us double check it. What you found out makes sense..
Hopefully it helps with the night sweats, too. I seem to only have problems at night. I wake up in the middle of the night and have to throw off all my covers....wait a few minutes....cover back up and go back to sleep. It doesn't happen every night, but often enough that it's a bother. I take black cohosh daily, but if the flaxseed helps, too, maybe I can eliminate the night sweats completely. And, if it keeps me regular as well - sounds like a plan to me!..
Good catch. I for one will not give up my flax seed. I've actually been cold instead of having the hot flashes. Not sure which is better, but I take it for other reasons than hot flashes. Being in peri-menopause, I need all the help I can get. If I get added health benefits, so be it!..
OMG! For a long while I was having hot flashes but when started Medifast that seem to eleviate. Now I get cold all of the time and I live in Maui! I'm still having peri-menopasal symptoms?? I woke up very tired and fatigued today, dizzy even. After being up 4 hours I feel like I need to have a nap. Is this related or a Medifast thing?..
There have been a lot of studies on hot flashes and how soy may provide some relief. Considering that Medifast products contain soy that may help. I know mine are very few and far between now, but they were never that bad in the first place. Maybe, because I'm heavy I was used to being hot all the time..
A lot of people complain of being cold. I remember my first two weeks, I was freezing all the time. Nutrisystem posted a comment on being cold and it has a lot to do with having so few calories..
About the tired thing: again, I don't know if it's because the body isn't getting the fuel it was used to and runs low on energy or what. I do remember it took a while for my body to get used to it's new "lean & mean" supply of fuel...I think it's still not happy sometimes!..
Sue...Just because I am ORNERY and clearly a bad, bad MediRebel, I bought the WHOLE FLAX SEEDS today. Yup, had them in a muffin. Yipppieeeeee Lignans here I come...
Bettina, Bettina, what are we going to do with you?? Please scroll up to the first post and read: "These tiny brown seeds have a nutty flavor, and when ground up, release potent phytoestrogens called lignans." So...taking a line from the Seinfeld tv show about the soup guy: "No lignans for you!" You DID have some great fiber and EFAs though which are great in the smoothage department...
Fine. I will do both Sue. Why does everyone treat me like a CHILD? Hmmmmm. Well I have ground and not ground. Someone else said to "clean the pipes" with the whole ones. Sticking tongue out at you.
I can do both. Love ya' B..
OOOOO, I remember the soup n*zi (I will not spell it out, since we all know what happened last time). People had a sense of humor about that. Maybe the critics on these boards weren't Seinfeld fans?..
Great well I will have a nice MediP**P then. Jeez...
Ummm...the classy term is "smoothage." Didn't you ever watch Archie Bunker?? He had all kinds of classy terms (or was that classic?) LOL..
Fine, Susan, I will have a lovely MediSmoothage...Glad I could be classy about it...
So, flax seed for MediRoughage? And a Magic Bullet for a MediSmoothage?..
Robyn your contrast are lovely and poetic! I got the Magic Bullet, now I just need to get the FLax Seeds to get the, er.... roughage!..