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Hippocrates on Flaxseed

April 08, 2016

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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