Flax Seed Oil
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 and allergies.
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.