Ancient Flax Seed
With the belly-bursting, holiday gorge fest on the horizon, and since this classic, festive fibreless food loiters, decomposing in your colon for 3 days at 98.6°, whew; it’s prudent to explore an exit strategy. Fibrous foods ‘roto-rooter’ the ole pipes, preventing a backed-up, toxic Temple.
Prior to 5000 BC, Egyptians carried flaxseed in their medical bags. Later, Hippocrates stated in some of his writings that flaxseed was a curative for abdominal pains. For more than 8,000 years, flaxseed has been used as a laxative, a plant food responsible for adding and sustaining energy, and for its curative properties.
The flax plant, woven into the clothing that swaddled baby Jesus, is an Omega-3 essential fatty acid (EFA), high fiber food with protein, vitamins and minerals, lignans, and antioxidants. Flax seed contain vitamins B-1, B-2, C, E and carotene. These fibrous seeds that keep digested food flowing swiftly between point A and B, contain iron, zinc, and trace amounts of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and vitamin E and carotene. Flax is potent sources of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) which may prevent bone loss. Flax contains DHA for brain, eye and heart health throughout all stages of life; a miracle of God’s creation.
Research indicates flax’s Lignin is a potent antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral antioxidant, which possibly has anti-breast and colon cancer properties too. They flush excess estrogen out of your temple, reducing the incidence of estrogen-linked cancers, such as breast cancer. Lignin can reduce oxidative DNA lesions in cancer too. Pretty cool, eh?
The American Heart Association reports Omega 3 is almost entirely missing from today’s Western diet. Its ALA keeps bad cholesterol levels and blood triglycerides in check, therefore lowering blood pressure. Flax seed helps prevent heart disease by lowering LDL, reducing blood pressure and reducing strokes from clots. The heart, a muscle, needs Omega 3’s too. EFA’s in gluten-free flax regulate nerve transmission and communication, supplying us vital energy for a pumping heart. Golden flax oil can lower pesky triglycerides, improved mental clarity, help manage diabetes, depression, arthritis, allergies, circulation problems, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, skin disorders and gout. Flax can stabilize blood sugar, boost immunity, protect against respiratory infections, and may prevent kidney damage in Lupus. (SLE)
Flax seed is a groovy addition to your proactive arsenal. The temple can’t break them down so grind them in a coffee grinder to release their healing power and then store the ground seeds in the freezer. Want a happy colon? Don’t allow food to stay there too long and decay. Sprinkle ground flax on hot and cold cereal, pancakes, soup, salads, smoothies, marinara, stir-fries, or to pasta dishes and get ‘moving’ my friends.
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