Seed Oil

Increase Omega-3 for Heart Health

…estimated that 60 percent of our fat consumption was in the form of omega-6 oils (like corn and safflower oil) and 40 percent was in the form of omega-3 oils (like fish and flaxseed oil). How does this deficit of omega-6 and omega-3 oils contribute to cardiovascular disease? It is well established that inflammation…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

How to Prevent and Treat the Dreaded Traveler's Diarrhea

…, it is usually referred to as "turista" or "Montezuma’s revenge." Many factors contribute to turista, including the climate, the water, cooking oils and methods, spices, and even overindulgence. Basically, our digestive and immune systems get acclimated to certain types of bacteria and the introduction…

Read More