> whole flax seed in 1/2 cup boiling water. Boil until slimy like egg white.
Interesting chemical process there, you are cross linking the unsaturated
fats at the unsaturated bonds. The same (period) process happens when you
coat wood with flax oil, also known as linseed oil. I wonder is fish oil
might do the same thing ( hmm, there is some coagulated goop on some baked
Tibor > according to some semi-reliable early data that I have read, flax
seed oils seem to accentuate prostate cancers in men with slightly elevated
My natural suspicion would be that men eating flax meal or oil would be
eating it for reasons (treatment of autoimmune inflammation) that would
happen to correlate with risks for elevated PSA.
I now have annual PSAs with my prostatitis and family history. I am also
eating flax meal and oil for IBS and fighter shoulder per a doctor's
recommendation. I'm also on a gluten free diet for the same reasons. My
PSA's were around 0.67, about average for my age. The prostatitis has
mostly cleared up on the GFD. But the PSA's haven't really changed, but I
haven't had the 2-years-on test yet.
I was put on flax for the glucosamine because it is "…the rate limiting
factor in cartilage repair." But I have since A) learned gluten drives
most rheumatoid arthritis, and B) glucosamine preferentially neutralizes
the toxin in gluten.
Tibor > It seems hyper-cautious to me - but since I hate the flavor, it
was easy advice to take. (:-)
I like a heaping spoonfull on salad and baked potatoes with enough other
toppings to hide the bitter part of the taste, but then the linseed oil
smell in woodshop always made my mouth water. I'm thinking if people
aren't questioning wheat, they shouldn't be worrying too much about flax,
Love, miss you all,