The forum’s cleanse protocol recommends chia seeds over psyllium husk, so I think they’re the safest bet. Since the seeds are hydrophilic, they absorb water into a coating around them, so they shouldn’t be able to scratch at your intestines, which is important if you have leaky gut. I’m not sure how gas-producing you’ll find them. If you do choose to use them to see if they work for you, make sure you drink a lot of water with them, as some people I know have reported constipation from using them. I think that is largely due to inadequate water intake.
As for black or white chia, I don’t think it makes any difference. I’d say buy the cheaper one, or maybe compare nutrient content on the packaging to see if one seems more beneficial.
Lisa Richards is an expert in digestive health and the author of the Ultimate Candida Diet program. She writes regular posts on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of Candida, and has helped thousands of Candida sufferers recover their health.
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