The science has never been clearer: flaxseed deserves to be top of the list of the world's most powerful medicinal foods. For just pennies a day it may protect against dozens of life-threatening health conditions.
Two large research reviews by medical scientists have determined that omega-3 fatty acids from plants reduce the incidence of heart disease and heart attacks significantly better than fish oil.
Hypertension affects about 30% of adults worldwide. While most people try to cut back on salt to lower their pressure, a better strategy may be to add these healthy foods to the menu.
For many centuries the Chinese used snake oil as a treatment for joint pain, arthritis and bursitis. They brought this folk remedy with them when they arrived in the US in the mid 1800's to build the Transcontinental Railroad. That was hard work you know. Aspirin, while having been invented, was not a readily available item at that time. When the Chinese workers offered the remedy to Westerners as a palliative it was likely perceived to be a "primitive" form of "quackery...
Millions of men face prostate issues, with treatment with drugs and surgery often making their problems worse. A new study reveals that simply eating flaxseed may be the best way to improve your symptoms, and take back control of your health.
Could this humble and affordable seed prevent premature death?
Midlife women have been led to believe that hormone replacement therapy is an either or proposition: either you take it or you suffer the symptoms of menopause.
What does nature have to offer that’s new for women? Quite a lot.
Today, healthy fatty acid deficiency is epidemic. This deficiency leads to cardiovascular and immune issues and other disorders. What do you do if you're HFA deficient?
When you know you're in for a stressful day, snacking on a few walnuts may be just the thing to help you handle the pressure.
Whereas flaxseed has been enjoying its "superstar" status in the nutritional world for quite some time, sesame is still rarely appreciated for its true healing power. All that is about to change...
Flaxseed has remarkable therapeutic properties, with over 50 potential applications in the prevention and treatment of disease, as documented in the peer-reviewed biomedical literature itself* Flaxseed's role in breast cancer is one of the more compelling areas of research, considering this is the #1 form of cancer afflicting women today, and that most women still equate "prevention" with subjecting themselves to annual breast screenings involving highly carcinogenic 30 kVp...
If you have ever wondered why you should not eat wheat, this article is for you!
Flaxseeds contain unique heart friendly properties, which the scientific research is only now beginning to reveal in greater clarity. Should we wait around for randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded trials and the FDA's explicit drug approval, or take out our coffee grinders and start incorporating the meal into our diet right now? Thankfully, its a choice you still get to make for yourself.
Mammograms do nothing to prevent breast cancer or improve survival rates. But the amazing little flaxseed does.
As we edge closer to Breast Cancer Awareness month, a timely new meta-analysis proves that the consumption of flaxseed prevents and kills breast cancer.
Leaky Gut Syndrome is a rapidly growing condition that millions of people struggle with and don't even know it can lead to many other health conditions.
Effective and safe treatments for ovarian cancer simply do not exist today within conventional medical practice. However, promising research indicates that flaxseed and at least 30 other natural substances do have potent anti-ovarian cancer properties.
Only 4 tablespoons of flaxseed a day for six months results in significant improvement in blood pressure in patients with a chronic, progressive arterial disease.
Most of us know flaxseed offers healthy forms of fiber and fatty acids called alpha linoleic acids (ALA). But did you know that flaxseed reduces high blood pressure?
Could the long sought-after cure for type 1 diabetes be as close as your kitchen cupboard? An accumulating body of scientific research appears to point in exactly that direction.
We are bombarded every day by harmful radiation from medical tests like X-rays and CT scans, radon gas and radiation from space. And there is always worry about fallout from disasters like the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. How do you protect yourself from radiation?
From acupuncture to peppermint oil, there are a wide range of natural, evidence-based alternatives to drugs for alleviating hot flashes.
Both men and women can face menopausal syndrome in varying degrees. But hormone replacement therapy is riddled with risk, from heart disease to cancer. A recent clinical study finds flaxseed beats out HRT therapy in overall effectiveness for menopausal syndrome.