Hippocrates on Flaxseed

Posted on April 08, 2016 by Susie Allport | 0 Comments

Over 2000 years ago, Hippocrates recommended flax seed to his patients for their gastrointestinal problems. He probably didn't know that flax seed is full of the parent Omega-3 fat: alpha linolenic acid, and that Omega-3s are important to the health of every organ in the body -- but maybe he did since he was prescient in so many ways. Flax seed is more important than ever since a tablespoon or so of ground flax seed goes a long way in counteracting the large amounts of Omega-6s in Western diets. "Let thy food be thy medicine."

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