Flaxseeds, Chia, and Oil

Many complementary and alternative regimens recommend the use of flaxseeds or flaxseed oil. 2 tablespoons of oil daily is the general rule. This translates to about 3 times as many of the seed alone.

Johanna Budgwig, a German doctor, created the Budwig diet part of which uses cottage cheese (or quark) with flaxseed oil.

From Cancer Cure Foundation(www.cancure.org):

"Budwig diet/flax seed oil: The Flax seed (Linseed) oil diet was originally proposed by Dr. Johanna Budwig, a German biochemist and expert on fats and oils in 1951. Her simple formula of two tablespoons of flaxseed oil to a quarter cup of low fat cottage cheese (or other foods containing sulfur) helps increase metabolism, boosts the immune systems, reduces cholesterol levels, and helps inhibit cancer-cell growth."

Today healthfood stores carry many brands of flaxoil. We have listed below the websites of some of these companies.

Naturopath Michael Murray

How and Why to take flaxseed oil

Guidelines in choosing a product
Am Institute for Cancer Research (flaxseed and breast cancer)

Newsletter, winter 1998

Manufacturers/Sources: Flaxseed oil

Links and information on manufacturers and online resources

Trans-fatty Acids = Hydrogenated/Partially Hydrogenated

National Academy of Science, 8/02

Trans Fatty Acids in Food Supply: Myocardial Infarcation
Flax Council of Canada


Gerson Institute on Using Flaxseed Oil

Gerson Institute

Flaxseed Oil/Prostate Cancer

Udo Erasmus article

Dietary Fats

Essential fatty acids, study and discussions


Article on Chia Source: THE NATURAL PRODUCT NEWS Vol. 3, No. 1 Winter, 2004 Also contains links for sources and more

Book: "Chia Rediscovering a Forgotten Crop of the Aztecs"
Chia was an important California Indian food
Integrity Direct Inc.

LINK to site offering flaxseed and balanced Omega-3/-6 product

 alpha linolenic acid (ALA) Protective Against Breast Ca (mice)

J Nutr Cancer, 2007

Cancer: The Problem and the Solution

Author Dr. Johanna Budwig

Nature's Emporium

LINK to source and articles

Effects of Flaxseed Consumption: Blood Pressure, etc.

J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther, 3/05

Plant Lignans Reduce Risk Post-meno Breast Ca

JNCI, 3/07

Remember we are NOT Doctors and have NO medical training.

This site is like an Encyclopedia - there are many pages, many links on many topics.

Support our work with any size DONATION - see left side of any page - for how to donate. You can help raise awareness of CAM.