We have added the high quality Stoney Creek linseed (flaxseed) oil to our range of products
and thought you might be interested in the following two
stories we have come across which illustrate the
healing properties of this remarkable oil.
Udo Erasmus, the Canadian nutritionist and author
of the best selling book 'Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill'
was motivated to do his pioneering research on fats
and oils because of his own health crisis and eventually
ended up curing himself with linseed oil because of
what he discovered.
His health problems began when
he worked for three years as a pesticide sprayer using
the organophosphate dioxin known as Agent Orange.
When the skin on his feet started to peel and he
developed chronic fatigue syndrome and depression he
finally went to his doctor who simply told him that he
had developed pesticide poisoning and there wasn't a
thing that science could do to help him. Rather than
resigning himself to a life of chronic illness, Udo decided
to study further in the areas of science which related to
health and nutrition in the hope of coming up with
something which could assist his own situation. His
years of research culminating in the PhD thesis which
formed the basis of his book, led to an understanding of
the relationship between essential fatty acids (EFAs)
and soluable toxins which store in our body's own fat.
By feeding himself enough Omega-3 fatty acids from
fresh linseed oil he was able to dissolve the fat-soluable dioxins that were poisoning his body and to
flush them out through his bowels, kidneys and the
pores of his skin. His self-made treatment worked and
he soon recovered completely.
The second story is about Dr Johanna Budwig, a German biochemist and nutritionist, who has used
linseed oil as the basis for an apparently successful
dietary cancer treatment. As a result of her research Dr
Budwig concluded that linseed was the richest source
of the EFAs that clean the cells of the body and assist
them in getting the nutrients, oxygen and electric
energy essential to their proper functioning. Her dietary
regimen for cancer patients includes 120ml of linseed oil
a day and she claims to have well over a thousand
documented cases of people being successfully
treated this way.
In addition to being used to successfully treat
cancer, linseed oil is also being used in the treatment
programs of most of the major degenerative illnesses
including cardiovascular disease, diabeties, arthritis,
MS and high blood pressure. It is also helpful for treating
PMS, overweight, dry skin, dandruff, excema and
psoriasis and can also relieve some cases of asthma
Linseed oil contains high amounts of the EFAs
(Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9) which are so
essential to the healthy functioning of our cells. In fact it
is the richest known source of alpha linolenic acid
(Omega-3) which is lacking in the foods that most
people regularly eat.