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Flaxseed / Linseed Oil

Flaxseed oil is the richest source of Omega 3 LNA, essential fatty acid.

LNA = Alpha Linolenic Acid (fatty acid), essential nutrient
LA = Linoleic Acid (fatty acid), essential nutrient



LNA : LA imbalance in modern diet:

Ratio: Omega3 : Omega 6
  LNA : LA
Modern diet:  from


: 10

up to

1 : 50
Our needs: 1 : 2
Flaxseed oil 4 : 1
Udo's Choice 2 : 1

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OILS MUST BE Expeller pressed, non refined, fresh, kept in the freezer or refrigirator !

You should consume every day small portion of flaxseed  or flaxseed oil.  The best is to blend flaxseed oil with other oils that contain more Omega 6 LA, in order to get the fight balance.  (sesame oil, sunflower oil, evening primrose oil, ...)

If flaxseed oil is used in diet for long time, without other oils, it may cause Omega 6 LA deficiency symptoms !

Our body needs 2 times more Omega 6 LA then Omega 3 LNA.


The best oil blend is :    Udo's Choice Oil Blendudoschoicebottle.gif (9528 bytes)


How much oil blend do you really need ?

As much as it takes to get skin on your hands soft and healthy !

At least   1 Tbs. per day.

But , you can eat up to 5 Tbs. or more, depend of your needs.



How to eat oil ?

With salads, with cereals, with soups, with spoon or best:

Dr.Johanna Budwig Blend:

Put in your blender:

1 cup Organic cottage cheese (low fat, soft freshly made cheese, best make your own)(or use yogurt)
2-5 Tbsp. of flaxseed oil-
1-3 Tbsp. of freshly ground up flaxseed (electric coffee grinder ($15) works fine)
enough water to make it soft
little cayenne (red hot chilly pepper)

little red pepper



Make it very soft.

Eat some of it every day.

(PS Adjust quantities for your taste !)

It is not very good to use flaxseed whole, unless you are ready to chew every mouthful over 100 times.
People doing Bowel cleanse have reported finding a lot of whole flax seeds, sesame seeds, popcorn (unpoped) and other seeds. It stuck in the bowel mucus, if it is not chewed well.   Some people have reported finding popcorn many years old, in the thing that came out while bowel cleansing. (they remember not eating popcorn for many years.)

Flaxseed oil have one advantage over whole flaxseed:

To get the same amount of Omega 3 fatty acid that you get from the 1 tbsp. of flaxseed oil, you would have to eat at least 5 tbsp. of flaxseed.  And that is a big amount. It is not unhealthy to eat 5 - 10 tbsp. of flaxseed a day, but it is unusual.

And, what about people who need 5 tbsp. of flaxseed oil ?

More about fats:


LNA = Alpha Linolenic Acid (fatty acid), essential nutrients
LA = Linoleic Acid (fatty acid), essential nutrients

LNA :LA imbalance in modern diet:

Ratio: Omega3 : Omega 6
  LNA : LA
Modern diet:  from


: 10

up to

1 : 50
Our needs: 1 : 2
Flaxseed oil 4 : 1
Udo's Choice 2 : 1
hemp oil 1 : 3
sunflower 0 : 65
safflower 0 : 75
corn 0 : 59
Olive oil 0 : 8
Canola (Rape seed) 1 : 4
soybeen 1 : 7

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LA (omega 6 Linoleic essential fatty acid(EFA))

Polyunsaturated means many times Unsaturated
(Two double bonds, four H are "missing")

Chemical formula:18:2w6

LA ( 18:2W6 ) C18 H32 O OH

Empirical formula Linoleic ACID:


FATS_LINOLEIC.GIF (2362 bytes)

melting point 23 degrees F (-5C)

Linoleic Acid (LA) and is poly-unsaturated. LA is an 18 carbon chain
fatty acid with two double bonds in the middle and is missing four hydrogen
atoms, all on one side. The first double bond occurs after the 6th carbon
atom(W6), the second occur after the 9th carbon atom.

Because of this, LA is sometimes referred to as the W6(omega6) EFA.

Because of the four missing hydrogen atoms, LA is more bent than Oleic
Acid, giving it a melting temperature of 23 degrees F (-5C). LA is fairly
unstable, reacting with light and oxygen.

It is bent. It bends because of the opposing charges of the hydrogen atoms.
If you have ever played with magnets, you have recognized that the North
and South poles of two magnets pull towards each other. But when you turn
one of the magnets over and try to put the two North poles or the two South
poles together, they push apart. The same thing happens here. The hydrogen
atoms carry a negative charge and repel each other.
It is liquid in room temperature

LNA (omega 3 Alpha Linolenic essential fatty acid(EFA))

Poly-unsaturated (Super-unsaturated)
Super-unsaturated means very many times Unsaturated
(Three double bonds, six H are "missing")

Chemical formula:18:3w3

LNA ( 18:3W3 )

Empirical formula Alpha Linolenic ACID:



melting point 10 degrees F (-12 C)

Alpha Linolenic Acid (LNA). 18 carbon fatty acid with three double bonds
after 3rd, 6th, and 9th carbon positions. LNA is missing 6 hydrogen atoms,
again all from one side. Because of the first double bond occurring at the
3rd carbon atom, LNA is referred to as the W3 EFA.

It is also referred to as a super unsaturated fatty acid (SUFA), even
though it is also poly-unsaturated. Because LNA is bent more than the
others, it has the lowest melting point of the three, 10 degrees F (-12 C).

LNA is 5 times more unstable than LA and quickly goes rancid if exposed to
light or oxygen. It is so unstable, in fact, that when it is pressed from
the seeds that possess it, the pressing must be done in the total absence
of light and oxygen. It must be handled in this way right through to the
packaging stage, then quickly refrigerated or frozen.

Essential: LA and LNA are essential in our diets because our bodies cannot
make them, yet use them to make many other fatty acids our bodies must
have. Therefore, without LA and LNA, our bodies miss out on a bunch of
fatty acids we must have to be healthy.

References: "Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill" by Dr.Udo Erasmus

As you can see, oils that can balance great deficiency of Omega3 in
modern diet are oils that contain a lot of Omega 3:

Flaxseed oil
Hemp oil
Udo's Choice (contain at least 50% flaxseed oil)

Flaxseed is the richest source of Omega 3 LNA.

Flaxseed oil increases immunity, it makes nails and hair grow better,
and it makes skin softer:

Alpha Linolenic Acid (LNA)
Deficiency Symptoms:

growth retardation;
impairment of vision and learning ability;
motor incoordination;
tingling sensations in arms and legs;
behavioral changes;
These symptoms can be reversed by adding LNA back to the diet from which
it was missing. Other symptoms that can result from LNA (or w3)
deficiency include :

high triglycerides;
high blood pressure;
sticky platelets;
tissue inflammation;
dry skin;
mental deterioration;
low metabolic rate;
some kinds of immune dysfunction;
These are not considered 'classic' symptoms of w3 deficiency, but often
respond remarkably well to w3 supplementation.

LNA is five times more unstable than LA and modern people consume 10
times less LNA then LA.

LNA is found in flax, hemp seed, canola(rape seed), soybean, walnut and
dark-green leaves. Flax seed is the richest source, containing over 50%
of its fatty acids as LNA. Chia and kukui (candlenut) oils contains
about 30% LNA. Hemp seed oil contains about 20% LNA. Pumpkin seed oil
contains between 1% and 15% LNA. Canola oil contains up to 10% LNA and
Walnut oil contains between 3% and 11% LNA.

How to keep oil from getting rancid ?

When buying, buy only fresh: It must stay frozen or in the fridge of The
Health food shop. If kept outside fridge, it rapidly turn rancid.
Educate people in the Health food shop, if they are not keeping it
frozen or in the fridge.
Frozen oil can keep fresh for years. It freezes on ~-7degree Celsius.

When using at home, close the bottle after use and put it back in the
freezer. Like that it can keep 2-3 weeks , and still taste good.

If rancid, use it for painting and preserving wood or threw it, don't
eat it.

Fresh flaxseed oil can cure or help curing cancer.

Rancid flaxseed oil contain carcinogens. (You can get cancer if eating
rancid flaxseed oil)

Buy always small bottle, rather then big. You will use up small bottle
faster then big.

Once opened, air comes inside the bottle, and oxidation starts.

If you don't use it up within 2 -3 weeks, it is rancid.

Read here more about flaxseed oil:

Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 14:37:37 -0500
From: PJ Macon <>
To: "" <>
Subject: [cancercure] Colon Cancer and Flax (Lignans)

Here is some current research to back up the flax seed/oil
recommendations. Using flax seed in cottage cheese is not an options
for me since the casein protein in dairy products causes my rheumatoid
arthritis to flare.

I use flax seed in Bob's Red Mill's eight grain cereal. I cook the
cereal per directions and as it cools I add 2 tbsp. of ground flax seed
and 1 tbsp. of Barleans oil. Along with cinnamon, honey and some organic
raisins it makes a tasty breakfast that my husband will eat without

Below are some more Medline studies regarding the use of flax and colon


Anticancer Res 1998 May-Jun;18(3A):1405-8&;

Mammalian Lignans inhibit the growth of
estrogen-independent human colon tumor cells.

Sung MK, Lautens M, Thompson LU

Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Ont.,

PURPOSE: The mammalian Lignans enterolactone (EL) and enterodiol (ED) derived from precursors in foods, particularly flaxseed, have been shown to reduce the mammary tumor growth due to their antiestrogenic properties. Our objective was to investigate whether lignans have growth inhibitory effects against colon tumor cells and whether these effects are mediated through their antiestrogenic

METHODS: Four human colon tumor cell lines (LS174T, Caco-2, HCT-15, T-84) were incubated with various levels of EL, ED or 17 beta-estradiol for 8 to 10  days. Cell proliferation was measured by the BrdU method.

RESULTS: At 100 microM concentration, both lignans significantly reduced the proliferation of
all cell lines. EL was more than twice as effective as ED at this concentration. The growth was not
affected by the presence of 17 beta-estradiol implying that these cells are not estrogen-sensitive.

CONCLUSION: Lignans are growth inhibitors of colon tumor cells and they may act through mechanism(s) other than antiestrogenic activity.

Carcinogenesis 1996 Jun;17(6):1343-8&;

The influence of flaxseed and lignans on colon carcinogenesis and beta-glucuronidase activity.

Jenab M, Thompson LU

Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.&;

Flaxseed, the richest source of mammalian lignan precursors, such as secoisolariciresinol diglycoside (SD), has been shown over the short term to decrease some early markers of colon cancer risk. This study determined whether over the long term flaxseed still exerts a colon cancer protective effect,
whether its effect may, in part, be due to its high content of SD and whether any change in beta-glucuronidase activity plays a role in the protective effect.

Six groups of male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed for 100 days either a basal high fat (20%) diet (BD), BD supplemented with 2.5 or 5% flaxseed or 2.5 or 5% defatted flaxseed (equivalent to the respective flaxseed diets) or BD with a daily gavage of 1.5 mg SD.

All rats were injected with a single dose of azoxymethane (15 mg/kg body wt) 1 week prior
to commencing the dietary treatments. Urinary lignan excretion, which is an indicator of mammalian lignan production, was significantly increased in the flaxseed and defatted flaxseed groups. The total activity of cecal beta-glucuronidase was significantly increased in a dose-dependent manner by the flaxseed and defatted flaxseed diet groups. Compared with the control the number of aberrant
crypts per focus was significantly reduced in the distal colon of the treated rats.

Four microadenomas and two polyps were observed in the control group, but not in the treated groups. The total activity of beta-glucuronidase was positively correlated with total urinary lignan excretion and negatively with the total number of aberrant crypts and the total number of aberrant crypt foci in the distal colon. There were no significant differences between the flaxseed and the corresponding
defatted flaxseed groups. It is concluded that flaxseed has a colon cancer protective effect, that it is
due, in part, to SD and that the protective effect of flaxseed is associated with increased beta-glucuronidase activity.


Anticancer Res 1998 May-Jun;18(3A):1621-7

Dietary effects of fatty acids on growth and
metastasis of KPL-1 human breast cancer cells in
vivo and in vitro.

Senzaki H, Iwamoto S, Ogura E, Kiyozuka Y, Arita S, Kurebayashi J,
Takada H,
Hioki K, Tsubura A

Department of Pathology II, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan.

To evaluate the effects of dietary fats on breast cancer growth and metastasis, KPL-1 human breast carcinoma cells which have a propensity for axillary lymph node metastasis when inoculated into the thoracic mammary fat pad of female nude mice were examined. The mice were fed one of three semipurified diets containing 9.5% eicosapentaenoic acid plus 0.5% linoleic acid (EPA diet), 10% linoleic
acid (LA diet), or 9.5% palmitic acid plus 0.5% linoleic acid (PA diet), or commercial laboratory chow containing 8.5% fat of which 4.1% was LA, 1.1% was PA, 0.06% was EPA, and 3.24% was other (Standard diet) starting 19 days before tumor cell inoculation and continuing until the end of the experiment (43 days after tumor cell inoculation).

The tumor growth was faster and at a higher incidence in the mice fed the LA diet, and much slower and at a lower incidence in the EPA diet group compared with the mice fed the PA or Standard diet; the two separate experiment demonstrated identical results. The differences in tumor weight between the LA and PA groups and between the PA and EPA groups were significant (P < 0.05, respectively) at the
termination of the experiment; the differences were due to different tumor cell proliferation rates. In
an in vitro MTT assay, fatty acids showed direct stimulatory or inhibitory effects on the KPL-1 cells. Lymph node metastasis was seen in the LA and Standard diet groups, whereas it was not seen in the PA or EPA groups. The body weights were significantly lighter in the LA and EPA groups compared with the PA and Standard diet groups (P < 0.05, respectively).

The results indicate that the EPA diet produced a reduction in tumor cell growth and metastasis whereas the LA diet had an enhancing effect on these parameters; dietary fatty acids may thus have a direct role in the growth and metastasis of human breast carcinoma independent of their
systemic effects.

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And more about flaxseed oil:

Read here:


Today, fresh expeller pressed flaxseed oil is available in most
countries in the world, including USA and Europe.

Flax Oil by Dr Budwig

Flax Oil and Cancer -A Tape Transcription by Clifford Beckwith

Links to Other Flaxseed Oil & Health Sites

Dr. Budwig and The Healing Power of Flaxseed (Commercial site)

Essential Fatty Acids for Kids Superimmunity

Flaxseed and the Immune System @

The Importance of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Adults and Children

Essential Fatty Acids: Are You Deficient In These Key Nutrients?



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