Seed Oil

Flaxseed: The Perfect Food

…constipation, but without adequate liquids, it can have the opposite effect—constipation. If you find that grinding seeds every day is inconvenient, take flaxseed oil. It is one of the omega-3 oils and is considered to be a super-unsaturated fat. If not used readily, it has a tendency to break down and become…

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The Health Benefits of Chia

…family plots, but it’s now being grown commercially in various Latin American countries. Oil from chia has the highest proportion of omega-3 fatty acids of any plant known. Until chia became available, the oils from flaxseed, fish, and marine algae were considered to be the only other viable sources…

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How to Build an Emergency Preparedness Kit

…respiratory threats (including the flu), I suggest keeping a small supply of fiber surgical masks around. Dousing them with several drops of eucalyptus oil goes a long way in both preventing and treating respiratory infections. Type N95 masks run anywhere from $1 to $2 each and offer improved filtering power…

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Mother’s Milk: The Original Brain Food

…and DHA levels of her milk by adding fresh fish, nuts, seeds, fresh ground whole grains and legumes to the diet. I wouldn't recommend that nursing mothers or children under the age of five take fish oil or fish oil-derived DHA supplements. Fish oil is higher in EPA than DHA, and the EPA might compete and…

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