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    Found this on a thread http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ma...ke-sugar.html:

    CHICORY ROOT

    History:

    Around 1970 it was found that the root contains up to 20% inulin, a polysaccharide similar to starch. Inulin is mainly found in the plant family Asteraceae as a storage carbohydrate (for example Jerusalem artichoke, dahlia, etc.). It is used as a sweetener in the food industry with a sweetening power 1⁄10 that of sucrose[9] and is sometimes added to yogurts as a prebiotic. Inulin can be converted to fructose and glucose through hydrolysis. Inulin is also gaining popularity as a source of soluble dietary fiber and functional food.[10]

    Chicory root extract is a dietary supplement or food additive produced by mixing dried, ground, chicory root with water, and removing the insoluble fraction by filtration and centrifugation. Other methods may be used to remove pigments and sugars. Fresh chicory root typically contains, by dry weight, 68% inulin, 14% sucrose, 5% cellulose, 6% protein, 4% ash, and 3% other compounds. Dried chicory root extract contains, by weight, approximately 98% inulin and 2% other compounds.[11] Fresh chicory root may contain between 13 and 23% inulin, by total weight.[12]

    Medical Use:

    Chicory is well known for its toxicity to internal parasites. Studies indicate that ingestion of chicory by farm animals results in reduction of worm burdens,[15][16][17] which has prompted its widespread use as a forage supplement. Only a few major companies are active in research, development, and production of chicory varieties and selections, most in New Zealand.

    Chicory (especially the flower) was used as a treatment in Germany, and is recorded in many books as an ancient German treatment for everyday ailments. It is variously used as a tonic and as a treatment for gallstones, gastro-enteritis, sinus problems and cuts and bruises. (Howard M. 1987). Inulin, the dietary fiber found in Chicory, finds application in diabetes and constipation.

    Also a Non-medical Herbal Website says:

    Beneficial Uses:
    Chicory Root is considered a fine liver, gallbladder and spleen tonic. The herb is called a "cholagogue" or substance that promotes the production of bile and stimulates its flow from the gallbladder and bile ducts, and as such, is said to help purify blood and cleanse the liver and gallbladder, which helps to release and dissolve gallstones, expel excess internal mucus and treat liver complaints, such as jaundice and enlarged liver.

    The bitter principle in Chicory Root is believed to be beneficial for the glandular organs of the digestive system. Acting as an herbal antacid, the root is said to neutralize acid and correct acid indigestion, heartburn, gastritis, vomiting, upset stomach and lack of appetite; and Chicory Root has been approved by the German Commission E as an appetite stimulant and a remedy for dyspepsia. Because it stimulates bile production, this action helps to speed up the digestive process, further aiding the stomach after eating too much rich food (a use very popular in France).

    Chicory Root may be helpful in the area of good heart health. Recent studies have produced some very positive evidence that Chicory Root fights fat in the system. Those with a very high fat diet experienced a remarkable decrease in blood cholesterol levels in time after taking Chicory Root, which may prove very helpful in cases of hardening of the arteries. Moreover, Egyptian scientists have investigated the potential use of Chicory Root in treating tachycardia (rapid heartbeat). Their studies showed the presence of a digitalis-like principle in the root, which actually decreased the rate of heartbeat in laboratory animals. Hopefully, this will have a beneficial impact on human health.

    Chicory Root has been used as a tonic that nourishes and strengthens kidney function and urinary organs. The herb has a diuretic action that increases and promotes the flow of urine, which helps to improve kidney function by cleansing the kidneys of toxins and removing them from the body. It has been used to expel gravel, calcium deposits, and excess uric acid from the body, which helps to prevent gout and kidney stones.

    As a mild laxative, Chicory Root is good for expelling morbid matter from the intestines, further purifying the system of waste and toxins and often helping in cases of constipation.

    Used externally, Chicory Root is believed to have healing properties for skin lacerations, swellings, hemorrhoids, poison ivy and sunburn. In addition, it has been used in poultices to reduce the inflammation of rheumatism and the pain of stiff and sore joints.

    Contraindications:
    Pregnant and nursing women should not use Chicory Root Herbal Supplement. Those who suffer from allergies to members of the daisy (Compositae) family (ragweed, asters, sunflowers, etc.) should consult a doctor before using this product.
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    Dr K...

    What is the best way to repair damaged Leptin Receptors while on a mainly Paleo Lifestyle? I understand supplements may be necessary.

    I may post this to paleo-hacks too... ( I like poking things with a stick sometimes LOL )
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    Is there an issue with FLAX MEAL?

    there is some conflicting info out there, and was just wondering your take Dr. K.

    thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniMe View Post
    Is there an issue with FLAX MEAL?

    there is some conflicting info out there, and was just wondering your take Dr. K.

    thanks.
    MiniMe, I asked him the same question on his FAQ blog and this was his answer:

    Dr. Kruse, what are your thoughts on ground flaxseeds and grapeseed oil?

    @Perdita Good question. I think flax is close to useless. I would rather see you eat Krill oil or marine fish oil. Flax provides us with a vegetarian source of omega threes that we are ill equipped to convert well. Grapeseed oil is an oil I rarely use or recommend but it does have a place in treating some who have already repaired their O6/3 imbalance. I have a few patients who have went too far on the omega three train and it has caused them some issues. Grapeseed oil can be a help in very selective cases. In people who are trying to restore oral health grape seed is very important. Grapeseed extract suppresses lipopolysaccharide-induced matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) secretion by macrophages and inhibits human MMP-1 and -9 and can be helpful in dental decay and restoring periodontal height. Many newer toothpastes are beginning to come out with green tea and grapeseed extracts because of this. I usually recommend that diabetics change from a fluoride toothpaste to one of these newer ones that uses antioxidants to block MMPís.
    Dr. K, if you'd like to elaborate more, we're all ears!
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    ok, but my question is regarding the FLAX MEAL, not the oil .... b/c it can be used like a gluten-free flour in some recipes.

    my question is: is it NEUTRAL? or is it detrimental?
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    MiniMe, my question was on ground flaxseeds (flax meal is another name). The second half of my question had to do with grapeseed oil, which is something totally different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perdita View Post
    MiniMe, my question was on ground flaxseeds (flax meal is another name). The second half of my question had to do with grapeseed oil, which is something totally different.
    not to belabor the point, but in his response he says "rather see you eat Krill oil or marine fish oil" - meaning he thought you were asking about the oil. it would take a significant amount of actual flax seeds to produce some oil. thats why i am asking about the MEAL specifically.

    the meal can be used as both an egg replacement (soaked in water) and a "flour".
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniMe View Post
    not to belabor the point, but in his response he says "rather see you eat Krill oil or marine fish oil" - meaning he thought you were asking about the oil. it would take a significant amount of actual flax seeds to produce some oil. thats why i am asking about the MEAL specifically.

    the meal can be used as both an egg replacement (soaked in water) and a "flour".
    I know you were not being argumentative, and neither was/am I....I think Dr. K knew exactly what I was asking....I believe he was responding that instead of flax (in all forms) as a source of Omega 3, he'd rather I use fish oil. I am still planning to use flaxseed in foods (I have a favorite flaxmeal muffin recipe), but I will not count on it as a Omega 3 source.

    Let's hope he chimes in here!
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    Flax Meal: I think I have my answer:

    http://paleohacks.com/questions/9475...#axzz1bvjrlqS3

    its an estrogenic.... a no go for me.
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    "WHAT ABOUT CHIA SEEDS?" she asks....

    NO!

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread39538.html
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    I have to agree with Margies observation/suggestion that threads with questions for the doctor, be limited to only that. I doubt he has the time or inclination to wade through a bunch of chit chat. Also, I do not think he will want to respond to questions that he has already answered on his blog or the MDA website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaAPB View Post
    I have to agree with Margies observation/suggestion that threads with questions for the doctor, be limited to only that. I doubt he has the time or inclination to wade through a bunch of chit chat. Also, I do not think he will want to respond to questions that he has already answered on his blog or the MDA website.
    i just saw this thread, and was going to say that. If people post on here this will turn into all the other leptin threads. I'd suggest you all tell colleen it's ok to delete all these post and keep just the questions. (and have her continue to do so). You could even take it a step further and edit the thread each time after he has posted, taking off the questions he hasn't answered. it would keep it cleaner.
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