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Flaxseed Oil and Other Omega-3 Life Giving Oils

Despite all the concern about fat in our diet, the body does require healthy fats and oils to function. The problem is that most people are getting the wrong kinds of fats in their diet and are lacking the good, healthy fats. Besides being an energy source, healthy fats and oils are nutrients used in the production of cell membranes, as well as in several hormone-like compounds called eicosanoids. These compounds help regulate blood pressure, heart rate, blood vessel constriction, blood clotting and the nervous system. In addition, dietary fat carries fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K from your food into your body. Fat also helps maintain healthy hair and skin, protects vital organs, keeps your body insulcuated, and provides a sense of fullness after meals (satiety). The human body cannot function properly without two polyunsaturated fats - linoleic and alpha-linoleic acid. These fatty acids, which are found in flaxseed oil and other healthy oils and are truly to normal cell structure and body function. Flaxseed may prove useful in the
nutritional management of patients with autoimmune diseases.

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Magnesium Therapy

Magnesium Therapy: Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, and bones strong - "Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (TMJ) dysfunction." . Dr. Sidney Baker

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Beyond Antibotics

The Truth About the Drug Companies : How They Deceive Us and What to Do About "The medical establishment works closely with the drug multinationals whose main objective is profits, and whose worst nightmare would be an epidemic of good health. Lots of drugs MUST be sold. In order to achieve this, anything goes: lies, fraud, and kickbacks. Doctors are the principal salespeople of the drug companies." Guylaine Lanctot, M.D.

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The Healing Power of Essential Fatty Acids

Robert Willner, M.D., Ph.D. - "A top European cancer research scientist, Dr Johanna Budwig, has discovered a totally natural formula that not only protects against the development of cancer but people all over the world who have been diagnosed with incurable cancer and sent home to die have actually been cured and now lead normal healthy lives." Research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, or essential fatty acids (EFAs), can help lower cholesterol, regulate heartbeat, and thin the blood, thereby lessening the risk of heart disease. It's also possible that the omega-3 group may aid in treating depression, according to neuroscientist Andrew L. Stoll, MD, of Harvard Medical School, who has studied the effects of omega-3s on the illness. A few promising studies suggest that natural sources of omega-3s -- especially fish oil -- may help bring mood back into balance. Will fish oil ever join the ranks of Prozac as a remedy for depression? Several teams of researchers are currently testing fish oil as a remedy for depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

Rise of Epidemic Degenerative Disease

"The degenerative disease epidemic that wracks the nation came coincidentally with the introduction of engineered fats and oils. It is the type of fats and oils that we consume that is directly correlated to the rise of epidemic degenerative disease; it is not the amount of fats and oils that we eat that causes the problem. It is by chronically consuming the fats and oils that cause degenerative disease that we impair our ability to consume healthy fats and oils. We also impair our ability to consume carbohydrates and thus become Diabetic and Obese." Thomas Smith, author of Insulin: Our Silent Killer

Dr. Budwig’s Oil-Protein Diet

Flaxoil as a true aid The Flaxseed (Linseed) oil diet was originally proposed by Dr. Johanna Budwig, a German biochemist and expert on fats and oils, in 1951. Dr. Budwig holds a Ph.D. in Natural Science, has undergone medical training, and was schooled in pharmaceutical science, physics, botany and biology. Dr. Budwig's flaxseed oil and cottage cheese formula has been used therapeutically in Europe for prevention of: cancer, arteriosclerosis, strokes, cardiac infarction, stomach ulcers (normalizes gastric juices), Prostate (hypertopic), arthritis (exerts a favorable influence), eczema (assists all skin diseases), and even immune deficiences.
The healing power of flax
Thousands have been helped by her protocol. Testimonials can be found for almost every type of cancer and tumors, even late stage. Dr. Budwig has assisted many seriously ill individuals, even those given up as terminal by orthodox medical practitioners, to regain their health through a simple regimen of nutrition. The basis of Dr. Budwig's program is the use of flaxseed oil blended with low-fat cottage cheese.

Dr. Johanna preaches against the use of what she calls "pseudo" fats - "hydrogenated," "partially hydrogenated" and even "polyunsaturated." The chemical processing causes the oils to become a harmful substance deposited within the body. The heart, for instance, rejects these fats and they end up as inorganic fatty deposits on the heart muscle itself. They end up blocking circulation, damage heart action, inhibit cell renewal and impede the free flow of blood and lymph fluids. Science has proven that fats play an important role in the functioning of the entire body. Fats (lipids) are vital for all growth processing, renewal of cells, brain and nerve functions. Our energy resources are based on lipid metabolism. To function efficiently, cells require true polyunsaturated, live electron-rich lipids, present in abundance in raw flaxseed oil.

Dr. Budwig, has been treating cancer of all kinds with nothing but cottage cheese and Flaxseed Oil for over 16 years. She says that people with cancer have blood that is low in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and the blood has a greenish cast. Flaxseed oil is 56% Omega 3 and 16% Omega 6. Recently I read that most people have blood that is 80% deficient in Omega 3. Dr. Budwig has taken patients sometimes given only hours to live and restored them to health. Doctors had attempted to treat patients with sources of Omega 3 but had not been consistently successful. (Prof. Brian Peskin's article: EFA, Oxygenation and Cancer Prevention)

The Flaxseed (Linseed) oil diet was originally proposed by Dr. Johanna Budwig, a german biochemist and expert on fats and oils, in 1951 and recently re-examined by Dr. Dan C. Roehm M.D. FACP (Oncologist and former cardiologist) in 1990. Dr. Roehm claims: "this diet is far and away the most successful anti-cancer diet in the world". Budwig claims that the diet is both a preventative and a curative. She says the absence of linol-acids [in the average western diet] is responsible for the production of oxydase, which induces cancer growth and is the cause of many other chronic disorders.

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Flax Oil and Cancer

A Tape Transcription by Clifford Beckwith
"...the only real defense against cancer is the immune system. Everyone gets cancer every day but if the immune system is where it should be those cancer cells are eliminated and we never know it. He says that once a person has developed cancer, even though treatments get it into remission, it will recur again unless the body conditions that allowed it to develop in the first place are corrected. One of the properties of Flax oil seems to be a strengthening of the immune system. It seems important to use enough oil at first to get the immune system deficiencies repaired..."

Dr Otto Warburg discovered and clearly stated that the prime, most basic, cause of cancer is too little oxygen getting into the cell. "We find by experiment about 35% inhibition of oxygen respiration already suffices to bring about such a transformation during cell growth," he stated at a 1966 conference of Nobel laureates in Lindau, Germany. The body requires special fats that, among other important functions, make it possible for sufficient oxygen to reach the cells via the cellular membranes, which are the key. These special fats are highly oxygen-absorbing. Called essential fatty acids, or EFAs, these special fats must be supplied from outside the body every day, from foods and certain oils, because your body can't manufacture them on its own.

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Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil - Specifically, Immunotec Omega-3 provides 540 mg of EPA and 360 mg of DHA per serving from a pure source of deep-water fish. This is about the same amount found in approximately 90-100 grams of wild salmon. Turmeric extract (Curcuma longa) from Immunotec contains a potent extract standardized to 95% curcuminoids. It has a long history of traditional use in both Ayurvedic (Indian) and Chinese Medecine as an anti-inflammatory. It is a powerful, plant-based antioxidant. Moreover, research has shown that it helps to protect delicate fats like those in fish oil from becoming rancid. These properties make it an excellent complement to the properties of omega-3 oils, especially for enhanced absorbtion into the cells.

Oil and Cottage Cheese

Dr. Budwig's research found that in order for these fatty acids to be fully available to the body, they must be tied to a sulfur based protein; the best source of which is cottage cheese. Depending on the severity of the condition she had her patients use 3 to 6 Tbsps. of Flaxseed oil a day, with at least 4 oz or 1/2 cup of cottage cheese per day. I would use at least 1/4 cup cottage cheese per Tbs. of oil. If 4 or less Tbsps were used per day and I'd split that up so that I took them at 4 different times, although there are no specific guidelines. I have learned recently that Dr. Budwig recommends that the oil and the cottage cheese be thoroughly mixed before eating it. I have realized that an excellent approach would be to mix however many Tbsps. Of Flax oil one plans to use each day in a bowl with at least a half cup of cottage cheese and some fruit such as crushed pineapple or frozen strawberries, put it in the refrigerator and eat a portion of it at different times during the day. For two and a half years I put a half cup of cottage cheese in a bowl, added a Tbsp. Of flaxseed oil, mixed in some crushed pineapple or frozen strawberries or honey and took it to school for lunch. That tasted good.

"Dr. Budwig has been nominated for a Nobel prize 7 times, but her methods have incurred the wrath of the establishment and she is passed over. Especially upsetting is her refusal to use radiation or chemotherapy."

Omega-3 Oils for a Healthy Cholesterol Balance

We have been mislead in our understanding of cholesterol. Cholesterol has been portrayed as being bad. The fact is cholesterol forms the membranes that enclose every cell in the body. Within the cells of the skin, cholesterol is changed by the sunlight into vitamin D which regulates the use of calcium. Cholesterol convert into bile salts in the liver to digest fats. The emphasis should not be lowering cholesterol, rather on the “measures” of cholesterol, dietary among them, supporting its benefits to produce optimal cholesterol levels. One of the measures you can apply is to increase the amount of omega-3 EFA you consume. The omega-3 oils appear to change the balance of cholesterol in the blood: (1) they lower the “bad” LDL (low density lipoprotein) that carry cholesterol to the cells throughout the body. If levels get too high they go rancid and stick to arterial walls causing them to narrow. (2) they raise the “good” HDL (high density lipoprotein) which removes cholesterol from the blood and carries It back to the liver. Only when the diet provides enough omega-3 to link up with cholesterol in the liver can cholesterol do its many important functions safely.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Health

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and HealthThis authoritative volume gathers information from the research literature to provide a current, single-volume resource. Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Health brings a nutritionist's perspective to understanding the recent developments in fish oil research. The book goes beyond a summary of the research literature. It discusses the limitations, points of agreement, and areas of conflicting or inconclusive data. Readers will gain a current understanding of issues such as the importance of Omega-3 fatty acids to health; the ways in which they are essential to human growth and development; their contribution to the prevention or amelioration of heart disease; as well as the role Omega-3 fatty acids play in immune/inflammatory responses, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and cancer; and where Omega-3 fatty acids are found in food. With its comprehensive review and discussion of current research, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Health is an invaluable resource for all researchers working to understand the relationship between nutrition and health. The book will be a unique reference for nutritionists, dietitians, and health educators. Food scientists and technologists will also find important information for their work in developing healthier food products.

Flaxseed and the Immune System

Recent research suggests that ALA (alpha-linoleic acid) and lignans in flaxseed modulate the immune response and may play a beneficial role in the clinical management of autoimmune diseases. For example, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an inflammatory disease that occurs mainly in young women. It is characterized by a variety of clinical findings, including inflammation of the kidney (nephritis). Studies show that patients with SLE exhibit increased production of platelet-activating factor (PAF), a mediator of immune response and promoter of platelet aggregation. Dietary flaxseed has provided significant benefits in animal models of lupus nephritis and in patients with this condition. In one study of nine patients with lupus nephritis, PAF-induced platelet aggregation was inhibited and renal function improved when subjects consumed 15 to 45 g flaxseed/day for four weeks. The lignan component of flaxseed is believed to be responsible for this effect.

Flax Is an Ancient Crop

Flax has been grown since the beginnings of civilization, and people all over the world have celebrated its usefulness throughout the ages. Cultivated flax, L. usitatissimum, is of two types: one is grown for the seed and the other for fibre production. In North America, it is primarily the oilseed varieties which are produced commercially. Records show that the human race has eaten this seed since early times.

  • About 3,000 B.C. Flax is cultivated in Babylon. Burial chambers depict flax cultivation and clothing from flax fibres.
  • About 650 B.C. Hippocrates writes about using flax for the relief of abdominal pains. In the same era, Theophrastus recommends the use of flax mucilage as a cough remedy.
  • About 1st Century A.D. Tacitus praises the virtues of flax.
  • About 8th Century A.D. Charlemagne considered flax so important for the health of his subjects that he passed laws and regulations requiring its consumption.
  • About 15th Century A.D. Hildegard von Bingen used flax meal in hot compresses for the treatment of both external and internal ailments
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The Budwig Diet
by Robert Willner, M.D., Ph.D.(author Cancer Solution)

"Thousands have flocked 10 hear Dr. Budwig lecture all over Europe. The many people Dr. Budwig's formula has helped testify to the benefits of her remarkable discovery. Following are a few examples: In one of my interviews with Dr. Budwig I was introduced to Siegried Ernst, M.D.. He is a rare and dedicated man who counts among his personal friends the current Pope as well as many other dignitaries."

"Seventeen years ago Dr. Ernst had developed cancer for which he had major surgery requiring removal of his stomach. Two years later he had a recurrence of the cancer and was offered chemotherapy as the only available remedy. There was little hope for survival as virtually all individuals with recurrence of this type of cancer rarely last a year."

Understanding fats and oils Dr. Ernst knew that chemotherapy was not only ineffective for his type of cancer but completaly destructive of the quality of life, so he refused.

He turned to Dr. Budwig and her formula for help. He religiously followed Dr. Budwig's formula and fifteen years later has not had any recurrence of cancer. As a matter of fact he seemed to me to be in perfect health and is tireless for a man in his late seventies".

It is essential to use only unrefined, cold-pressed oils with high linolic acid content, such as linseed, sunflower, soya, poppyseed, walnut, and corn oils. Such oil should be consumed together with foods containing the right proteins otherwise the oils will have the OPPOSITE EFFECT, causing more harm than good.

The best combination is cottage cheese and linseed oil. The linseed should be freshly ground. Carbohydrates containing natural sugar, such as dates, figs, pears, apples and grapes, are also included in the diet. Honey is also beneficial. Most of the synthetic vitamin A preparations are bad because they contain oxidation products, but much carotine as provitamin A (from carrot) is consumed. Vitamin B from buttermilk, yoghurt, and natural yeast is beneficial.

A person requires daily about 4 oz. of cottage cheese mixed well with 1.5 oz. of linseed oil and 1 oz. of milk. A blender or egg beater works fine. The mixture an be sweeten with honey or otherwise flavoured naturally. Fresh fruits can be added. Every morning 2 spoonfuls of freshly ground linseed oil should be taken in luke warm buttermilk or yoghurt.

The diet is indicated for all kinds of chronic diseases, especially heart ailments (corony thrombosis), gall disorders, diabetes, arthritis, and malignancies. It improves failing hearing and sight. It is the ideal nutrient for children and infants. It is suggested that this diet be supplemented with lactic acid ferments.

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What is the difference between fish oil and flaxseed oil?

Fish Oil Both fish and flax are good sources of omega-3's, and for people who will not consume fish for any reason, flax will do. Flaxseed oil is also less expensive, which can be an important consideration as well. The main difference is that flaxseed oil contains only alpha- linoleic acid (ALA), which is the parent compound from which other omega-3 fatty acids are derived. This leaves it to your body to do the conversion to the other forms it needs, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The problem is that the conversion is not always that efficient, and the body often uses the ALA for extra energy, leaving less for conversion to the other types. Fish oil, on the other hand, contains the other forms and delivers them directly to your body with no conversion necessary. Whatever form you decide to take, nutritionists recommend to back it up with an extra 400 IU of vitamin E (as mixed tocopherols) to prevent the fatty acids from breaking down too rapidly in your body.

Dr. Barry Sears Ph.D - "Since the body cannot make essential fatty acids, they must be a part of your daily diet. Essential fatty acids are classified as either long-chain omega-6 or long-chain omega-3, depending on the position of the double bonds in the fatty acid molecule. When metabolized, long-chain omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids produce eicosanoids, which can have dramatically different physiological actions in Fish Oil Bookyour body. Simply said, the omega-6 fatty acids found in processed shortenings and vegetable oil products produce “bad” eicosanoids and the omega-3 fatty acids found abundantly in cold water fish and fish oils produce “good eicosanoids,” which control silent inflammation. The problem with our diet today is it contains numerous sources of omega-6 from processed foods and very little omega-3 fatty acids."

Eskimos have a high intake of omega-3 fatty acids and a low incidence of heart, joint and skin problems
The low death rate from heart disease among Eskimos, about one tenth of that in many Western countries, has led to interest in the beneficial effects of fish fatty acids, such as EPA and DHA. These fatty acids are abundant in the Eskimo diet, where their content is 20 times higher than in the European and the American diet. Among the Eskimos not only heart disease but also joint and skin diseases are uncommon. Fatty fish should be an ideal source of omega-3 fatty acids. However, most fish today are contaminated with environmental poisons. Another problem is that fatty fish become rancid immediately after death. That is the reason why Chinese people bring home their fish from the shop in a living state. A third problem is that the fatty acids can be destroyed during the preparation of the fish, e.g. grilling or frying. These are some reasons why fish oils have been developed as substitution for fish. Several fish oil preparations containing omega-3 fatty acids are now available either as natural fish oil concentrates

Fish Oil Ultra-Refined Fish Oil

Quick at-a-glance glossary
EFA: essential fatty acids
EPA: eicosapentaenoic acid (an omega-3 oil)
DHA: docosahexaenoic acid (an omega-3 oil)
ALA: alpha linoleic acid (an omega-3 oil)
GLA: is gamma linoleic acid (an omega-6 oil)
LA: linoleic acid (an omega-6 oil)

Beware of farmed salmons Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Or is it's Environmental Working Group found that farmed salmon had 16 times the PCBs found in wild salmon, four times the levels in beef, and 3.4 times the levels found in other seafood. The New York Times notes that while the PCB levels in salmon are high, they do not exceed those set in 1984 by the FDA for commercially sold fish; however, they do exceed the guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1999 for recreationally caught fish.

Get the trans fat out

The media and health professionals are loudly proclaiming the health risks of trans fat, because even the smallest amounts in your diet can raise your risk of heart disease and other health conditions. But trans fats—especially from partially hydrogenated oils—are found everywhere! From the grocery store shelves to restaurant menus, trans fat works its way into the foods we eat and jeopardizes our health. Get the Trans Fat Out shows you how you can identify and avoid these damaging fats—without sacrificing taste or convenience.

Our government is in bed with the food and pharmaceutical industries. It allows the food industry to profit by poisoning our food with partially hydrogenated oils - even though the human body's tolerance level is zero. And, it allows the pharmaceutical industry to profit enormously from the sale of cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed for people suffering from a lifetime of toxic trans fat build-up. Sincere thanks to Judith Shaw for bringing this to our attention in such a concise, readable way. Insincere thanks to our US Government for betraying its citizens once again.

Mary Enig, PhD - "Vegetable oils are more toxic when heated. One study reported that polyunsaturates turn to varnish in the intestines. A study by a plastic surgeon found that women who consumed mostly vegetable oils had far more wrinkles than those who used traditional animal fats. A 1994 study appearing in the Lancet showed that almost three quarters of the fat in artery clogs is unsaturated. The "artery clogging" fats are not animal fats but vegetable oils. Those who have most actively promoted the use of polyunsaturated vegetable oils as part of a Prudent Diet are well aware of their dangers. In 1971, William B. Kannel, former director of the Framingham study, warned against including too many polyunsaturates in the diet. A year earlier, Dr. William Connor of the American Heart Association issued a similar warning, and Frederick Stare reviewed an article which reported that the use of polyunsaturated oils caused an increase in breast tumors. And Kritchevsky, way back in 1969, discovered that the use of corn oil caused an increase in atherosclerosis...." The Oiling of America

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Fats That Make You Thin - The Good Healthy Fats

It may go against all you've been taught, but trust me: Fat is your friend when it comes to weight loss. It is my belief that most weight gain is more related to this nation's over-consumption of fat-free carbohydrates than a result of too much fat. And while we're over-consuming carbs, we're suffering from a nutritional deficiency. Yes, believe it. We're not getting enough good fat.

Good fats provide satiety and stabilize blood sugar levels, helping you feel full and satisfied for hours instead of minutes. These healthy fats can even boost the body's metabolic rate and, since fat is metabolized slowly, decrease the rate at which carbohydrates are released into your system. It's just a matter of knowing which fats are good for you and how to get them into your diet.

Eat Fat Lose FatEat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats
Based on more than two decades of research, Eat Fat, Lose Fat flouts conventional wisdom by revealing that so-called healthy vegetable oils (such as corn and soybean) are in large part responsible for our national obesity and health crisis, while the saturated fats traditionally considered “harmful” (from such foods as coconut, butter, and meat) are essential to weight loss and health.

“If permanently losing weight while improving your health is a real goal, I highly recommend Eat Fat, Lose Fat.”—Dr. Joseph Mercola, bestselling author of The No-Grain Diet

“Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon are two of the most important voices in the wellness revolution. Eat Fat, Lose Fat is a must read.” —Jordan S. Rubin, author of The New York Times’ bestselling The Maker’s Diet

Adding flaxseed oil to your foods, or taken with a meal, creates a feeling of satiation (feeling of fullness and satisfaction following a meal). The essential fats in flaxseed oil cause the stomach to retain food for a longer period of time as compared to no-fat or low-fat foods. The addition of Eat Fat look thinFlax Oil to food results in a gradual release of nutritients into the small intestine. The physiological effect is a slow, sustained rise in blood sugar, then a prolonged plateau of blood sugar. Ultimately, the blood sugar undergoes a slow and gradual drop. You will experience a corresponding feeling of prolonged energy, stamina and satisfaction with no immediate hunger pangs following the meal. The net result is that you feel fuller, longer and, actually eat fewer calories in the long run than if you would have chosen a no-fat or low-fat diet.

Ms. Gittleman began observing health problems caused by fat avoidance while working at the Pritikin Longevity Center (Santa Monica, California) as the Director of Nutrition from December 1980 to 1982. In the zeal to eliminate fat from the diet, protein and fatty acids essential for the healthy functioning of all body systems are also eliminated. Ms. Gittleman believes that excessive weight results from a combination of over-consumption of fat-free carbohydrates, which stimulate insulin production and fat storage, and a deficiency of fatty acids.

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Eat Fat, Lose Weight : The Right Fats Can Make You Thin for Life
Forget low fat diets forever! 54% of Americans are overweight and 22% of them are considered obese. With many of us practicing a low fat diet why are we still gaining weight? According to Ann Louise Gittleman, It's not too much fat in our diets, but too little of the right kind of fat. In reality, many Americans are suffering from a massive fat deficiency that is contributing to the rise of obesity, diabetes, arthritis, breast cancer, depression, immune system. Some causes of obesity and or sudden weight gain may include: disturbance in thyroid function; glandular malfunctions; diabetes; hypoglycemia; hyperinsulinemia; emotional tension or stress; anxiety; depression; allergies.

Cholesterol Truth - The Dangers of Low Blood Cholesterol

The idea that too much animal fat and a high cholesterol is dangerous to your heart and vessels is nothing but a myth. Cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance vital to the cells of all mammals. Researchers at the University San Diego School of Medicine UCSD also point out that high cholesterol in those over 75 years of age is protective, rather than harmful and that low cholesterol is a risk factor for heart arrhythmias (leading cause of death if heart attack occurs). Researchers from the University of Denmark report that about 15% of cholesterol lowering drug users over the age of 50 will suffer from nerve damage as direct result of using statin drugs. USA Today reported that Statins have killed and injured more people than the government has acknowledged.

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Understanding Fats and Oils : Your Guide to Healing With Essential Fatty Acids by Michael T. Murray, Jade Beutler

Flax:The Super Food! Not only does flax contain important essential fats, omega-3s and omega-6s, but it's also rich in lignans, which boast antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties and may play a vital role in the prevention of breast, prostate, uterine and colon cancers. Includes over 80 delicious recipes using flaxseeds and flax oil.

CERTAIN LYPOLYTIC SUBSTANCES FOUND IN UNSATURATED FATS, CAUSES FAT TO DISSOLVE AGAIN !

"How is it that fats can both cause tumors to form and also to dissolve? How is it that fats both cause and prevent heart infarction?" Johanna Budwig in her book describes what fat is and that it consists of glycerin, which has three arms. Chains of fatty acids are attached to each arm. She explains the difference between saturated and unsaturated fats and concludes that what people need in Europe as well as in America are highly unsaturated fats. She says, "In the highly unsaturated fats, the so-called linoleic acids, there is generated a field of electrons, a veritable electrical charge which can be quickly conducted off into the body, thus causing a recharging of the living substance—especially of the brain and nerves. She says that a lack of highly unsaturated fatty acids paralyses many vital functions in the body, primarily in respiration, actually cutting off the air we breathe (Using flax seed should have positive implications for athletes.).

"Many people when they hear about the living foods program of recapturing health and regenerating the body instinctively know that it is true. When I first heard about Ann Wigmore and wheatgrass juice , I became enthusiastic about it, bought an electric wheatgrass juicer and began first purchasing and then growing my own wheatgrass. I had had chronic fatigue for many years and had tried almost every herb, vitamin, and healing modality available in health food stores. Later, I attended the Ann Wigmore Institute in Boston and then began growing wheatgrass commercially for juice bars and health food stores. At first, I didn’t radically alter my diet – the main thing I did was faithfully drink the wheatgrass juice every day. I noticed a great increase in energy, enough to allow me to operate my business, which involved working ten to twelve hours per day. During the years of being in business, I noticed the reactions of people when they started on wheatgrass juice. Some who started wheatgrass juice daily, didn’t change their diets and found the juice so detoxifying that they were unable to continue taking it for very long. The reaction they got was an aversion to the juice—enough to make them nauseous. (The solution to this is to 1) change the diet, and /or 2) cut back on the amount taken each day or 3) drink barleygrass juice instead. 4)Also there is a possibility that mold on the grass causes the nausea. This can be alleviated by cutting the grass and power rinsing before juicing."

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A Word of Caution about Eating Flax Seed

Many people sprinkle grounded flaxseeds on their salads or cereals. But I recently learned that there are some toxins and anti-nutritional factors found in the flax seed (not the flax oil - only the flax seed). The chia seed is one of the richest source of omega-3 oil and other essential nutrients. They were the power food of the ancient Aztecs. According to Spanish manuscripts, the Aztecs ate the Chia seeds to improve their endurance - they called it their "running food" because messengers could purportedly run all day on just a handful. more

Flaxoil v/s gounded Flaxseeds - dosage information

Jack Carter Ph.D., president of the Flax Institute of the N. Dakota State University gave me the following information:

  • Grounded flaxseed contain about 45% oil.
  • 450 grams of grounded flax is equivalent to about 180 to 200 grams of oil. (450 grams = about 1 lb)
  • 1/5 cup of grounded flax is about 30 grams which is a common dose for a 150 lb person (or about 1 1/2 tablespoon.
  • 3 tablespoons of whole flax seeds (or approx. 1 1/2 oz) = 1 tablespoon of oil
  • One ounce of oil = 2 tablespoons of whole seeds
  • 14 large capsules of flaxoil = one tablespoon of oil according to the manufacturer
  • Too much of a good thing could be detrimental.

Flaxoil manufacturers recommends one to two tablespoons of flaxoil per 100 pounds of body weight.
Some nutritionists recommends that athletes take one tablespoon of High Lignan Flax Oil per 75lbs of bodyweight. Some Pro athletes take up to 10 tablespoons of High Lignan Flax Oil per day and still LOST bodyfat. Flax oil does not convert to bodyfat, not ever. And this fact alone, makes it the perfect supplement for a dieter, and the perfect food for a hardgainer needing a way to increase calories.

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Omega 3 oils, obtained primarily from fish and flaxseed, have all kinds of possibilities, according to research physician Rudin, who has worked with them for years (coauthor Felix is a nutrition science journalist). For example, they raise the level of "good" and lower the level of "bad" cholesterol. They may be of help in preventing sudden infant death syndrome, for they have been absent in many babies who died of the tragic malady. Heart disease, diabetes, skin conditions, and premenstrual syndrome apparently are helped by Omega 3 oils as are several diseases of aging. Even mental problems such as agoraphobia, mood disorders, and schizophrenia are, Rudin claims, improved by these oils. Rudin bases most of his argument on a research study he carried out in the 1980s. Although it included just 44 patients and had no control group, the study produced results Rudin believes are valid enough to prove his assertions.

The Omega Diet: The Lifesaving Nutritional Program Based on the Diet of the Island of Crete
Artemis P. Simopoulos

Omega Diet Is it really possible that eating more fat is the key to better health? It depends on the fat, according to Dr. Artemis Simopoulos. The Omega Plan shows, in great detail, the difference between omega-3 fats, those found in and some green vegetables, and omega-6 fats, which are found in most meats and vegetable oils. The former have heart-protective and cancer-preventive properties; the latter, he writes, cause obesity, heart disease, cancer, depression, and a host of other ills. Omega-3 fats are at the heart of his plan, along with ample servings of fruits and vegetables.

Most Americans are Omega-3 deficient because of our over-processed diets, and one of the most common symptoms of Omega-3 deficiency is depression, among other mental health symptoms.

Note - Whole flaxseeds may pass through body undigested because they do not break down easily. They must be thoroughly chewed or ground into a meal to aid digestion. Flaxseed, either whole or coarsely ground, appears stable to long-term storage at room temperature. Even after 308 days at 22 C (72 F) there was essentially no change in peroxide value as a measure of oxidation by-products or in the percentage of Alpha linoleic Acid (ALA) in fat extracted from the stored flaxseed samples. Baking effects: ALA in whole and milled flaxseed also appears to be stable to heat equal or greater than the temperatures involved in baking batters and doughs such as muffins and yeast bread. Thermal stability was shown in 1992 by the absence of significant changes in peroxide values and fatty acid composition when both forms of flaxseed were heated for 60 minutes at either 100 C (212?F) or 350 C (662 F). Furthermore, gas liquid chromatography showed no signs of new transisomers of ALA or of cyclic fatty acid formation in samples subjected to these degrees of heat.

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Boost Children's IQ, Improve Behavior, Get Your Child Off Ritalin with Flax Oil

by David Steinman

"These results were further confirmed in 1983. When essential fatty acids were examined in 23 maladjusted children and 20 normal children, EFA blood levels in poorly behaved children were significantly lower. In 1987, researchers further documented that 48 children with ADHD reported significantly greater thirst, more frequent urination, and more health and learning problems than children without ADHD. Significantly lower levels of two omega-6 fatty acids and one omega-3 fatty acid were found in the subjects with ADHD symptoms. In a 1995 study comparing plasma essential fatty acid levels in 53 boys with ADHD to a control group of 43 boys without ADHD, researchers found significantly lower levels of EPA and DHA (two key omega-3 fatty acids synthesized from alpha-linolenic acid contained in flax). In 1996, Laura J. Stevens, of the Department of Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University, and co-investigators published an extremely important paper in Physiology and Behavior. The researchers found that boys with lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood showed more problems with behavior, learning, and health than those with higher levels of total omega-3 fatty acids."

This is crucial information for our children, especially those who are diagnosed with ADHD and who are presently being prescribed Ritalin. There's strong evidence that medication alone is not enough to help children who suffer from a severe inability to concentrate. "We shouldn't be prescribing medicine simply because that's the easiest way to go," notes Dr. Mark Stein, who runs a University of Chicago clinical for children and adults with the disorder. In fact, studies show that children whose treatment program includes only medication, educational and psychological therapy continue to be at high risk for vandalism, petty crime, frequency of alcoholic intoxication, and possession of marijuana.

Through his research and clinical work, Dr. Galland has found that essential fatty acids (EFAs) are critical to a healthy immune system. He says "we are in the midst of a nationwide epidemic of EFA deficiencies that is undermining the health of our children." EFAs are essential because your child needs them to be healthy and his/her body can't make them. They must be supplied by the diet. There are numerous health problems associated with EFA deficiencies. These include hair loss, eczema-like skin eruptions, susceptibility to infections, arthritis-like conditions, liver or kidney degeneration, growth retardation and vision or learning problems.

Read the incredible testimonial of Lisa Mc'Gowan whose 10 year old ADHD labeled son dramaticaly improved with flaxoil "My 10 year old son has been taking flax oil for a little over a month now. This stuff in unbelievable."

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Can omega-3 fatty acids stabilize mood and combat depression?

Research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, or essential fatty acids (EFAs), can help lower cholesterol, regulate heartbeat, and thin the blood, thereby lessening the risk of heart disease. It's also possible that the omega-3 group may aid in treating depression, according to neuroscientist Andrew L. Stoll, MD, of Harvard Medical School, who has studied the effects of omega-3s on the illness. A few promising studies suggest that natural sources of omega-3s and especially fish oil, may help bring mood back into balance. Will fish oil ever join the ranks of Prozac as a remedy for depression? Several teams of researchers are currently testing fish oil as a remedy for depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. As reported in the May 1999 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, Stoll and colleagues found that large doses of fish oil significantly eased the symptoms of severe bipolar disorder, even in some patients who weren't responding to drug treatment. The study, which measured rates of relapse into mania, involved 30 patients whose symptoms were not abated by their medications. Fourteen of the subjects started taking a hefty 10 grams of fish oil every day, some while using other medications and some using the fish oil alone, while the rest took olive oil.

Maintaining Health with the Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil Evening Primrose Oil contains the essential fatty acid Gamma linoleic Acid (GLA). GLA is the last stable precursor to a group of hormone-like compounds called prostagiandins, that control cell growth, cell regeneration, skin condition, the menstrual cycle, and blood pressure. The purposes of Prostaglandins include lowering blood pressure, reducing risks of blood clotting, stimulating the immune system, and regulating brain function. Animal studies at the University of Pennsylvania have also shown them to prevent arthritis. This is also being studied in humans trials in Europe with similar results. The source of EFA’s in these studies has been Evening Primrose Oil.

Preliminary studies in Sweden are relating Evening Primrose Oil to an anti-oxidant in that it also counter acts the formation of free radicals. Free radicals are most often associated with the aging process. Maintaining health is just one of the benefits of Evening Primrose Oil. It is also being studied extensively in England and Europe for its pain reduction in association with arthritis, controlling complications of diabetes, controlling liver and kidney damage due to alcohol, depression, Multiple sclerosis, skin/hair/nail repair, and most impressively, controlling sever symptoms of PMS.

"A study at St. Thomas Hospital in London found that when PMS suffers were given evening primrose oil three times daily, 67% of the participants were symptom-free and 22% achieved partial relief. In all total, 89% had positive results with the evening primrose oil.

GLA the primary active ingredient in EPO, has anticancer activity in test tube studies 2 and in some, 3 but not all, 4 animal studies. Injecting GLA into tumors has caused regression of cancer in people in preliminary research. 5 Preliminary evidence in people with cancer suggested "marked subjective improvement," 6 though not all studies find GLA helpful.

Properties: Formerly cultivated for its nutritious edible roots, it is being increasingly cultivated for the oil contained in its seeds which contains certain the essential gamma-linoleinc acid (GLA), a very valuable fatty acid that is not found in many plants and has numerous vital functions in the body. GLA is an essential fatty acid that the body does not manufacture.

This fatty acid is known to help prevent hardening of the arteries, heart disease, eczema, cirrhosis, rheumatoid arthritis, menopause, PMS, multiple sclerosis, and high blood pressure. It has a positive effect on sex hormone response including the hormones estrogen and testosterone, aids in lowering cholesterol levels, and is important in treating cirrhosis of the liver. Research also demonstrates that primrose oil helps relieve pain and inflammation.

The oil also has a positive effect on the uterine muscles, nervous system and metabolism. The bark and the leaves are astringent and sedative. They have proved of use in the treatment of gastro-intestinal disorders, whooping cough and asthma. A tea made from the roots is used in the treatment of obesity. A finely ground powder made from the flowering stems is used cosmetically in face-masks to counteract reddened skins.

Impact of Evening Primrose Oil on Skin's Health
Our bodies desperately require fats - the proper fats - for ultimate skin beauty, especially as we age. But too many women have cut dangerous to their beauty quest out all fats - and that's dangerous to their beauty quest.

Evening Primrose Oil is one of nature's richest sources of an even rarer fatty acid: gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is the last stable precursor to a group of hormone-like compounds called prostagiandins, that control cell growth, cell regeneration, skin condition, the menstrual cycle, and blood pressure" Prostagiandins are not stored in the body but must be constantly synthesized from essential fatty acids (EFAs) that are taken in from the diet. The exceptionally high gamma-linolenic acid content of evening primrose oil makes it critical to skin health. That is because two key enzymes-Alpha6 desaturase and Alpha5 desaturase-involved in metabolizing many of the EFAs and making them useful to the skin are absent in skin itself. However, the skin does not require either of these enzymes to convert gamma-linolenic acid into favorable compounds required for moderating inflammation.

Diabetes -
Results of GLA (gamma linoleic acid is found in flax oil and evening primore oil) supplementation in diabetics truly astounding

In her article 'The Neurobiology of Lipids In Autistic Spectrum Disorder' Patricia kane Ph.D writes that Omega 6 essential fatty acids (in this case the precursor PG1 as evening prim rose oil) must be repleted and stabilized before omega 3 supplementation commences in cases of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


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Why lignan rich flaxoil?

Emerging scientific evidence has begun to focus on another healing element found in the fibrous shell hull of the flaxseed. Special phytochemical constituents have been isolated in flax, that once ingested are converted to potent cancer fighting and preventative compounds called mammalian lignans. Extensive evidence from numerous research institutes has revealed the potent anti-cancer properties exhibited by these amazing natural plant chemicals. Lignans have been shown to prevent the cause of colon and breast cancers where they start, by normalizing hormone metabolism responsible for the disease. Lignans are phytonutrients (plant compounds) found in high-fiber foods such as grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Flaxseeds are the most abundant source of plant lignans, containing over 100 times more than other common plant sources. Some studies indicate lignans have anti-carcinogenic effects and may protect against cancer. Several clinical research centers, including the National Cancer Institute, are currently studying the preventive and nutritional benefits of flaxseed lignans on humans.

A few points about High Lignan Flax Oil and other healthy oils:

  • Not all Flax Oil is high in lignans -- a High Lignan oil will be a rich, dark-brown color, inferior oil will be a pale yellow. There are very few High Lignan Flax Oils on the market that successfully meet all of these characteristics.
  • High Lignan Flax Oil must be cold expeller pressed and unfiltered to be effective. (Heat will destroy its beneficial properties)
  • Flax oil must be fresh. (It goes rancid very quickly and will not be edible, so put it in the refrigerator after opening)
  • Liquid flaxoil is better than capsules.
  • Barleans recommends one to two tablespoons of flaxoil per 100 pounds of body weight.

Do you have a question about Flax Seed Oil or need assistance? Contact Shirley
Call 323-522-4521 or 323-989-3372