Sorry for the confusion, I use whole linseeds which I soak overnight, then chew them up in the morning. I try to chew them into a paste.
It's a time and a simplicity approach as I work it needs to be simple to do, additionally I'm a purist! My sister who is taking them for menopausal hot flushes grinds hers up (dry unsoaked) and puts them in her cereal.
I really don't think it matters which way, dry and ground or whole and soaked. The few western medical research programs used baked goods containing linseed and even with reduced vitality they still showed strong results.
There is about 15 references to linseed use in the book, one is for constipation which recommends ingesting them whole (soaked) with 2 glasses of water. Hence if I am in a rush I don't fret too much if I don't chew them all.
The most valuable side effect I think is feeling calmer, it's so easy to feel a little mad with this illness, it's also nice to feel more energetic.
Further interesting reading is Dr Johanna Budwigs Cottage Cheese and Linseed Diet cure for cancer. She recommends this combination as the most effective way to gain the benefits. I'm thinking about trying it, if I do I'll let you know.
I everyone is having a good day today.