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Learn About Flaxseed’s Health Benefits

…and EFAs that makes flaxseed so effective in reducing cholesterol. Flaxseed Health Benefits Helped Jim Having read about flaxseed’s health benefits in my newsletter, Health & Healing, Jim decided to give it a try. He started using ¼-cup of freshly ground flaxseed once a day, an hour…

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Know Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

…compounds called lignans that modulate hormone metabolism, inhibit angiogenesis and fight free radicals. I recommend eating 1/4 cup of freshly ground flaxseed daily. * Take curcumin. Research shows that curcumin, an extract of the spice turmeric, is a very effective prostate cancer treatment option,…

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Niacin: Is it Really Safe and Effective?

…(500 mg twice a day), red-yeast rice (600–1,200 mg, taken with 100 mg of coenzyme Q10, two times a day), and ¼ cup of freshly ground flaxseed daily. Other measures that can help increase HDL cholesterol are eliminating trans fats, sugars, and starches from your diet and increasing your…

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5 Weight Loss Myths, Debunked!

…own. Fresh raw nuts and seeds are rich in omega-6 fatty acids, while cold water fish (salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, tuna, and trout) and flaxseed are the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Weight Loss Myth #4: “Healthy” sugars like honey are okay to eat. Sugar and weight loss…

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Belly Fat—It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

…choose from, I recommend beans and vegetables because they’re low in sugar. I also suggest incorporating a quarter cup of freshly ground flaxseed into your diet each day. Taking a fiber supplement like psyllium or glucomannan before meals will also help prevent you from overeating. Your goal…

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Natural Remedies for High Cholesterol

…is a daily combination of ¼ cup of fresh ground flaxseed, 500-1,500 mg of niacin (not niacinamide) in divided doses, and 1,500-2,000 mg of plant sterols. But again, no one is going to put advertising dollars behind things like flaxseed and plant sterols. Now it’s your turn: What do you…

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Natural Appetite Suppressants

…include plenty of fiber in your diet. You can get fiber from foods sources, such as a juicy apple before meals or a quarter-cup of freshly ground flaxseed sprinkled on yogurt, salads, or soups, as well as supplements (psyllium and glucommanan are good sources). Either way, fiber helps to stave off…

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4 Secrets for Eating Your Way to Better Heart Health

…cup of freshly ground flaxseed into your diet each day. These tiny golden or brown seeds have a rich, nutty flavor. Because the oils in ground flaxseed can become rancid quickly, I don’t recommend using pre-ground seed or flax oil. Instead purchase whole flaxseeds and grind them just before…

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Your Summer To-Do List for Better Health

…the omega-3 essential fats that can prevent disease. To increase your omega-3 intake, eat salmon or other cold-water fish several times a week. Flaxseed and fish oil capsules are also excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. * Increase Your Water Intake: Here at the Whitaker Wellness Institute, we…

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Lowering Your Cholesterol Naturally

…cannot hurt you. Techniques in Lowering Cholesterol Naturally * First, grind up one-quarter cup of flaxseed and add it to cereal, salads or other food, or to a protein drink. The fiber in flaxseed soaks up cholesterol in the intestinal tract, and the omega-3s have multiple benefits, particularly…

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Naturally Treating IBS

…into your daily diet. Eating more vegetables, legumes and fruits is a good start, but adding a fiber supplement and/or ¼-cup freshly ground flaxseed may also be prudent in treating IBS. Also, cut back on excess sugars and starches. They’re a favorite food of the bacteria that reside in…

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Health Benefits of Fiber Include Weight Loss

…of beans (6-8 grams) at dinner One of the easiest ways to beef up your fiber intake is to incorporate flaxseed into your daily diet. Just sprinkle a quarter cup of of freshly ground flaxseed over salads, soups, or other foods and you’ll get 11 grams of fiber—not to mention high-quality…

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Tips for Preventing Cancer

…berries, leafy greens, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, cooked tomatoes, onions and garlic. For extra fiber, grind one-fourth cup of flaxseed daily and add it to salads, soups, cereals or beverages. * Drink several cups of tea (black or green) or coffee every day, and if you drink alcohol,…

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Natural Treatments for Eczema

…subscribers reported that she was using two prescriptions for eczema before she started taking 2,000 mg of borage oil (GLA) and 2,000 mg of flaxseed oil (omega-3s) twice a day. Now, she says that she’s eczema-free—and she no longer needs any drugs to manage her condition. Finally,…

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Long-Term High Cholesterol Linked to Greater Heart Disease Risk

…most important dietary factor is fiber. Boost your intake by eating more fiber-rich beans and vegetables and adding a quarter cup of freshly ground flaxseed to your oatmeal or other foods daily. Finally, take heart health supplements. There are several nutritional supplements that have been shown to…

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Diet Is Important When Managing Diabetes

…fatty acids, found in margarine and other processed fats, and eat only healthy fats, such as those found in raw nuts and seeds, olive oil, and flaxseed. * Make unprocessed carbohydrates the mainstay of your meals. Concentrate on fruits, vegetables, and legumes. * Whenever possible stay away from…

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Four Easy Ways to Stop IBS

…gastrointestinal tract. Aim for at least 35 grams of dietary fiber from vegetables, beans, peas, and fruits. Another great source is freshly ground flaxseed. A quarter cup provides a whopping 11 g of fiber. 3) Eliminate refined sugar from your diet: Refined sugar decreases the rhythmic contractions…

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Four Ways to Treat Hemorrhoids Naturally

…bulk and roughage to your diet with foods such as unpeeled apples or pears, figs, celery, or other raw fruits and vegetables. Freshly ground flaxseed, psyllium seed, or psyllium seed products like Metamucil are also helpful. 4. Try the nutritional supplement diosmin, which has been shown to treat…

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Managing Insulin Resistance

…insulin resistance. Focus on including judicious amounts of extra-virgin olive oil, and eating plenty of omega-3 fats (found in salmon, tuna, flaxseed, and sardines)—which helps in managing insulin resistance. * Eat moderate amounts of protein, which has little effect on blood sugar levels…

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New Statin Drug Guidelines Are Bad for Patients

…and more effective at lowering cholesterol and treating and preventing cardiovascular disease than these side-effect-riddled drugs. * Niacin, flaxseed, bergamot and berberine all lower cholesterol—and provide additional benefits for blood sugar, weight control and more. * Fish oil and curcumin…

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