Key Points About Flaxseed
and Gout / Arthritis:
Flaxseeds contain plenty
Flaxseeds can be a part of a
very healthy Gout and Arthritis
Flaxseeds contain rich sources
of micronutrients and fiber
Flaxseeds contain powerful
Flaxseeds can help-
Fresh-ground flaxseed is
the safest source for Gout
and Arthritis sufferers
Is Flaxseed Good For Gout and Arthritis Sufferers?
According to the Arthritis Foundation National Office:
"Flaxseed is one of the richest plant-based sources of the anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid ALA. Studies show it may help lower overall and LDL cholesterol and reduce the complications of diabetes and heart disease risk. Crushing or milling the flaxseed make it easier for your body to digest and use the ALA, so choose these varieties over whole seeds.
Tips: Stir into yogurt along with some fruit or sprinkle onto cereal or salads."
More on Flaxseed:
Flaxseed is high in ALA, an essential fatty acid. Good health requires a balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Flaxseed also contains lignans, good for anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. When we can limit the inflammatory reactions in the body associated with conditions such as Gout, Arthritis, RA, Lupus, etc., we can address and help control such attacks.
In the mid 1950's, Dr. Budwig (a high respected German Chemist) began her extensive research on the benefits of flaxseed because of its rich essential fatty acid content known as "linoleic and linolenic". Dr. Budwig assisted many seriously ill, even terminal, patients regain their health through a simple regimen of flaxseed oil blended with cottage cheese.
Dr. Budwig supplemented her patients' diets with 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil combined with 1/4 cup of cottage cheese. Dr. Budwig found that a yellowish green substance in their blood was replaced with a healthy red pigment, hemoglobin. She also found that the tumors receded and disappeared, anemia was alleviated, and vital energy was regained.
Dr. Johanna Budwig's Blend:
1 cup organic cottage cheese
2-5 Tbsp. of flaxseed oil
1-3 Tbsp. of freshly ground up flaxseed (grind only right before use)
enough water to make it soft
a little Cayenne pepper (red hot chilly pepper)
Directions: Simply blend together and enjoy
Why Cottage Cheese? The essential fats bind to the proteins in the cottage cheese making them more easily absorbed by your body.