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Flaxseeds are packed with fatty acids, lignans and minerals

6/15/2014 - Flax, also called linseed, is a flowering plant native to the temperate and subtropical regions of the world. It is one of mankind's oldest cultivated crops, and its bast fibers are commonly used to produce the soft and natural textile linen, from which a large number of environmentally friendly garments...

My, your field smells fishy: GM scientists try to grow fish oils in flax

2/6/2014 - Springtime could bring rolling fields of fish-infused flaxseed to Great Britain this year if genetic manipulators are successful in convincing regulators to approve this latest genetically modified (GM) monstrosity. The Telegraph in the U.K. reports that GM flax could end up in outdoor soils in as little...

Flaxseed found to help treat high blood pressure

11/14/2013 - One of the least expensive sources of omega-3 and other beneficial nutrients, flax seeds, has recently been tested for reducing high blood pressure (HBP). Researchers in Canada performed the first known published trial of flax seeds for HBP in humans after reviewing tests with positive HBP reduction...

Follow in the footsteps of greatness by rediscovering the astonishing healing benefit of flax

10/3/2013 - Mahatma Gandhi once observed, "Whenever flaxseeds become a regular food item among the people, there will be better health." An almost perfect edible, flaxseed has been known throughout history as an exceptionally versatile plant. Not only are linen, paper and oil made from flax, but the seeds are extremely...

Grind your own flax seed for peak nutrition

8/19/2013 - Flax seed is considered as one of the prime "seeds of health" among a lot of people nowadays. A lot of people have discovered that flax seeds are really beneficial when taken regularly. Some even call it one of the most powerful foods that come from plants ever seen. There have been studies that showed...

Unauthorized genetically-modified flax found to have been exported to more than 30 countries around the world

6/24/2013 - Illegal genetically-modified (GM) wheat is not the only surprise transgenic crop being discovered unexpectedly on the commercial market. As it turns out, a long-abandoned variety of GM flax known as FP967 has reportedly been identified in at least 30 countries worldwide over the past few years, a discovery...

Flax seed consumption reduces breast cancer risk by 28 percent in new study

5/2/2013 - In the first-ever study of its type, Canadian researchers have shown that flax seed consumption reduces the risk of breast cancer by 28 percent in postmenopausal women and flax bread consumption reduces risk by 26 percent in both pre- and postmenopausal women. These results indicate that flax seed and...

Why flax seeds may be the best source of omega-3

3/7/2012 - The standard American diet (SAD) is high in omega-6 from usually processed hydrogenated oils like soy, cotton, and canola oils. These oils are used in a multitude of processed and packaged foods, even those sold in health food stores and restaurants of all stripes. Poor quality hydrogenated trans...

Protect against breast cancer risk factors with flax seeds

1/29/2012 - In the United States 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, and 1 in 3 of them will die from the disease. In 2011, there were 2.6 million breast cancer survivors coping with this diagnosis which is both personally devastating and financially expensive. At a national...

Flax seeds - Amazing tiny seeds protect from radiation and improve health

9/23/2011 - A new study by the Pearlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania revealed the radiation protection of conferred humble flax seeds. The researchers noted that the protection offered by flax seeds even included repair of tissues after exposure. The study was published in a recent issue...

Defatted versus regular flaxseed - Consider which provides more benefits (Opinion)

6/24/2011 - Flax seed, a substance that is more popular than many individuals realize, is the seed of the Linum usitatissimum plant and has long been a resource for the production of both food and clothing. Due to its high levels of dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, flax seed is utilized to increase the health...

GM flax contamination now detected in 35 countries

10/15/2010 - Since the Flax Council of Canada (FCC) first announced that genetically modified (GM) flaxseed not approved for human consumption had been detected in Europe, reports of such contamination have surfaced in a total of 35 countries. The variety of flax detected is known as FP967 or Triffid, and was...

Flax Meal and Almond Flour Chocolate Cake: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

8/16/2010 - Trying to maintain good health in our food-obsessed culture is hard. Anywhere and everywhere you go you are faced with advertisements for foods and beverages which are rarely acceptable when trying to stick with a healthy diet. Whether it is an energy drink containing a whopping 83 grams of sugar per...

Omega-3s - Fish Oils, Flaxseed Oil and Prostate Cancer - What do the Experts Say?

4/20/2009 - Just how good are fish oils, flaxseed oils and other omega-3s at preventing prostate cancer? According to the experts quoted below, they may represent some of the most powerful anti-cancer nutrients available today! Read this large collection of quotes on omega-3 oils and prostate cancer, and you'll...

The Powerful Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Preventing Diseases of Inflammation: The Experts Speak

2/4/2009 - What do the top authors, doctors and health experts have to say about the realtionship between omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation? I asked my Private Research Library that question recently and was overwhelmed with the remarkable wisdom it revealed. Below, I share the top quotes from noted authors...

Nutritionist Jonny Bowden (Part II): Best Foods for Proteins, Amino Acids and Omega-3

11/5/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com. In this excerpt, Jonny Bowden shares his thoughts on proteins, amino acids and omega-3 and the best foods to provide them. Renegade Roundtable with Jonny Bowden, a board...

Lignans Shown to Provide Great Benefits for Breast Health

9/30/2008 - Most women who worry about the health of their breasts have a yearly mammogram and hope for the best. That's about all they can do since the traditional medical model offers nothing in the way of preemptive strategy. And it's readily apparent that mammograms were designed to recruit patients into the...

The Health Benefits of Omega-3 in Flaxseeds

9/30/2008 - There are a number of sources of Omega-3. The most well known are cold water fish and flaxseed oil. Interestingly both these sources differ as to the amount of Omega-3 they contain and how the Omega-3 is processed in the body. Unrefined organic flaxseed oil contains around 55% Omega-3 more than any...

The Importance of Plant Based Proteins and Omega 3ís to Stay Healthy

8/25/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at (http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com) . In this excerpt, Jonny Bowden shares on plant-based proteins and omega-3s. Renegade Water Secrets with Jonny Bowden, author of Living the Low-Carb Life: Choosing the Diet...

Flax Shown to Be Effective Against Cancers of the Colon and Breast

8/1/2008 - Flax oil and flax seeds have been shown to lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides, and to help reduce damage to cell membranes. Flax is also important in the body's ability to reduce inflammation and prevent the many degenerative diseases associated with it. Studies have shown that women with a high...

Research shows that seeds and nuts are "brain foods" that can also stabilize your mood

8/7/2006 - Can some foods make you smarter? Research shows that nuts and seeds just might boost your brainpower and balance your moods. That's right, everything from the most common nuts -- such as walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews and almonds -- to the more exotic seeds and nuts can clear up that "brain fog" and enable...

Omega-3-rich flax seeds provide much-needed nutrition for optimal mental health

1/26/2006 - What can transform someone from being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and chronic fatigue syndrome to a state of total mental and physical wellbeing? As James Boschman discovered, omega-3 fatty acids can work those wonders and more. Within three weeks of incorporating flax seed -- the highest known...

Better than the Flat Tax, the Flax Tax saves our economy and our health! (satire)

10/4/2005 - There's a lot of talk today about the flat tax as a new way to raise revenue for the federal government in the United States. At the same time, in the worlds of health and nutrition, there's a lot of talk about the benefits of flax seeds and omega-3 oils. Now, I propose that we combine these two and...

Interview with Ruth Shamai of Ruth's Hemp Foods

7/17/2005 - Mike: I'm here with Ruth Shamai of Ruth's Hemp Foods. The company's web address is ruthshempfoods.com. Ruth, you have a line of hemp-based products. Could you give people an overview of your product line, and then we'll get into more of the history of your company and your experience? Shamai: Absolutely....

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