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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...

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...

Research find flaxseed can help prevent, treat hormone-associated cancers

10/29/2012 - There may be more benefits to eating flaxseed than simply its tendency to promote regularity and prevent the onset of Type-2 diabetes. An index of research compiled by Sayer Ji over at GreenMedInfo.com reveals that flaxseed is also rich in hormone-modulating factors such as phytoestrogens, which can...

Flaxseeds can reduce cholesterol and blood lipid levels

11/1/2011 - Folk stories had it that flaxseeds were blessed - that they could bring good fortune, restore health, and protect from the evil witchery. Nowadays, it's really no different. Bringing flaxseeds into your diet will definitely bring you good fortune, restore health, and protect you from the evils that...

Flaxseed oil could reduce the risk of osteoporosis

12/1/2009 - After menopause, women are at increased risk for the bone-weakening condition known as osteoporosis. And women who are diabetic have an even greater chance of developing the disorder. But now comes research from Egyptian scientists that suggests flaxseed oil could be a natural way to protect bone health. The...

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...

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...

Flaxseed Phytoestrogens Benefit Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

3/3/2008 - Whole flaxseeds are known to lower total and LDL cholesterol levels, reduce postprandial glucose absorption, decrease some markers of inflammation, and raise serum levels of omega-3 fatty acids (1). This is of obvious benefit to diabetics who not only need help controlling their blood glucose levels,...

Study: flaxseed oil shown to reduce blood pressure

2/8/2007 - A recent study indicates that diet fortified with flaxseed oil, which is rich in plant omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), may significantly lower blood pressure. The study, conducted by researchers from Harokopio University and Laiko Hospital in Athens, Greece, and published in the European Journal...

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...

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