Ways to serve yourself Flax Hull Lignans

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Posted by admin | Posted in General | Posted on 20-11-2014

One of my favorite ways to get a daily dose down of Flax Hull lignans, is to mix it in with grape juice. I like the combination of the two flavors. But, stay away from the more acidic juices such as orange, grapefruit, and lemonade, as the natural acids in those juices in your tummy at the same time, could reduce the healthful benefits from the Flax hull lignans.

But, having it with juice everyday could get a little boring. Following are some other tasty ways to get your daily dose of Flax Hull Lignans into your tummy.

  • Add to your favorite rice dish or hotdish
  • Mix or sprinkle on your bar-b-q or sloppy joe meat
  • Mix in with your steamed veggies
  • Sprinkle in with your cereals or on your salads
  • Blend into your favorite smoothies recipe
  • This is very appealing to me too, add 2 Tbsp to your homemade waffles, muffins, breads, pancakes, or other favorite baked goods
  • Flax Hull Lignans have a remarkable ability to retain it’s essential nutrients when used at temperatures under 400F

Adding Flax Seed To Horses Daily Diet

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Posted by admin | Posted in Pets - Animals | Posted on 02-11-2014

One of my favorite supplements to our saddle horses daily diet, is to add about 1/3 cup of flax seed to their feed ration.  Over long term use, we feel it gives them a shiny hair coat, and improves the condition of their hooves.  Of course the organic version of the grain would have been exposed to the least amount of farm chemicals, but the non-organic will do the same job too.

Canine or Dog Cushing Disease Treatment

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Posted by admin | Posted in Pets - Animals | Posted on 02-07-2014

A bit frustrating to find out that your beloved dog has cushing disease, but at least there is some relieve that will help your four legged buddy feel a little more comfort in life.

The combination that seems to work well for many is to give them Flax Hull Lignans and Melatonin.

Plant lignans are converted in the body to other lignans such as enterolactone.  Enterolactone is a major-endogenous-mammilian lignan formed by the action of intestinal bacteria on plant lignans when they are ingested, and acts as a phytoestrogen in the body.

Yep, like you, I don’t quit understand it. But it is good for our furry barking friends that are suffering from cushings. According to the University of Tennesse College of Veterinary Medicine, suggested dose of Flax Hull Lignans is about 1 mg per lb of your dogs body weight.

Now to get full benifit, you need to add Melatonin, which is available from most health food stores.  Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland and who’s job is to help regulate hormones and the body’s circadian rhythm.  Now days in veterinary medicine, Melatonin is used as a natural treatment for coat loss in dogs, cats and ferrets too!  But, researchers are not exactly sure how Melatonin helps thicken and regrow fur. However, some researchers seem to agree that it may be the relationship melatonin has with sunlight and the body’s circadian rhythm, while other’s think Malatonin’s antioxidants properties help promote hair growth.  Melatonin has also shown to help a pet gain back weight after stress, illness, surgery, and also aides with anxiety, insomnia, and phobias with noise.

Research recommends for our doggie friends, not exceeding 3 to 6 mg of Melatonin every 8 to 12 hours.

  • As a guideline:
  • 1.5 mg twice daily for dogs under 25 pounds
  • 3 mg twice daily for average to large sized dogs
  • 6 mg twice daily if you dog weight exceeds 100 pounds.
  • If it works better to dose once a day for your dog, doing so in the evening is recommended.

Diet and its preventive role in prostatic disease

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Posted by admin | Posted in Cancer | Posted on 08-08-2011

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I found this short but interesting article on Diet and its preventive role in prostatic disease – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10325492

Flax Lignans can bind to male hormones

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Posted by admin | Posted in Cancer | Posted on 26-06-2010

It appears lignans can bind to males hormones and lower incidence of prostate cancer:

“Flaxseed is high in lignans, fiber-related compounds that can bind to male hormones and increase their elimination through the digestive system. Lignans also act as plant-derived estrogens, and this combination of hormonal effects might inhibit prostate cancer formation and growth. In addition, flaxseed is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked in some studies to a lower incidence of prostate cancer.”

American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/NWS/content/NWS_2_1x_Flaxseed_and_Low-Fat_Diet_May_Prevent_Prostate_Cancer.asp

Flax Lignans may also function as Antioxidants

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Posted by admin | Posted in Cancer | Posted on 19-06-2010

More interesting information from the American Cancer Society:

“Recently, attention has also focused on the flaxseed itself, which is a rich source of lignans, compounds that can act as anti-estrogens or as weak estrogens. It is thought that lignans may play a role in preventing estrogen-dependent cancers, such as breast cancer and other types of cancer. Lignans may also function as antioxidants and, though mechanisms that are not yet fully understood, may slow cell growth. When flaxseeds are consumed, the lignans are activated by bacteria in the intestine.”

American Cancer Society:  http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Flaxseed.asp

Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Posted by admin | Posted in Menopause | Posted on 16-06-2010

Flax blossoms

Flax blossoms

When I became pre-menopause, I found that to be quit a trip!  The hot flashes, night sweats, panic attacks, my vision started to weaken, ringing in ears, periods became heavy and sporadic and were no longer like clockwork.  It just made me shutter to hear my Dr. say that this could last up to 10 years (for me it did!) and I was recommend HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy).

Most of my life I have had to many allergic attacks from most drugs, and often end up having to take drugs to offset the side affects of drugs.  I just dreaded the idea of HRT, especially anything synthetic about it.

A neighbor recommended a somewhat natural oriented Quack who did some unlicensed chiropractic adjustments, and sold a few products.  He recommened flax hull lignans for menopause and cancer.  When I got home, I was excited about the info he shared, and told my husband I wish I knew some affordable way to also put my horse on it, as he had cancer.  My husband said he knew the source, and occasionally has been marketing our own flax that way.  Why he did not share that info with me earlier, I do not know.

The Quack later refused to have me as one of his patients, as he did not like the fact that I was not purchasing lignans from him, so he would not work with me as he said he could not make “enough money” on just my adjustments/treatments, if I did not buy the products he recommended from him.  His prices were high, and the local grocery store in his own city was selling the non-organic type for half of what he sold it for. I was told that by one of his clients who buys from the store.  But, I’m much happier with my own professional Chiropractor, who is insured should an adjustment go bad.  And I’m not expected to buy anything other then pay for the treatment.  I would not advise going to an uninsured Quack, as I had.  As one of the other food supplements he recommended I be on, caused my body a lot of illness and stress due to my being allergic to it without knowing so, I had told him about my allergy problems.  Had he been properly trained, that problem could of been avoided.  But I was thankful to this Quack for his encouragement to add flax lignans to my daily diet, as that supplement was beneficial to me.

Since, and for my own benefit, I have studied a lot on HRT, Flax Hull Lignans, and general balancing of estrogen and progesterone for the female pre-menopause.  Flax Hull Lignans seem to have balanced off my estrogen, very noticeable was the disappearance of multiple panic attacks in a day.  But I still had pre-menopause problems with imbalance of progesterone, namely heavy irregular periods.  I tried several brands of progesterone cream, and found all but one inconsistent from one container use to the other.  One container would improve my hormone balance, the next container would have me nearly back to where I was before, then the next might have me someplace in-between.  After three containers of inconsistency, I would hunt for another brand.  Then finally I came across Emetria Pro-gest cream.  For me that was the consistent balance I needed, and the remaining years of pre-menopause were much smoother sailing.  I basically, just used the recommended amounts on the containers, of both the Organic Flax Hull Lignans and the Emetria Progest, and found a balance that worked very well for me.

I choose to use “organic” flax hull lignans, because organic flax is not directly sprayed with herbicides for weed control during it’s growth, nor during pre-harvest to kill weeds before combining.  Save Me Products carries the organic type, manufactured in North Dakota.

Flaxseed Lignans vs. Breast Cancer Cells

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Posted by admin | Posted in Cancer | Posted on 12-06-2010

I thought this information from the American Cancer Society was interesting:

“Most of the evidence for an anti-cancer effect of flaxseed and flaxseed oil comes from research using laboratory animals or cells grown in laboratory dishes. In one cell culture study, flaxseed lignans reduced stickiness and movement of breast cancer cells, both properties related to the cancer’s ability to spread or metastasize…”

American Cancer Society:  http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Flaxseed.asp