In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
Has anyone tried or heard of using coconut oil in baking? A friend tried and liked it without things tasting like coconut or turning out wrong. I had never heard of it being used for that and was curious whether anyone has tried that or used coconut... Read more
The brown, hairy fruit of the coconut palm tree, coconut has a hard shell covering the white nutmeat inside, which is very rich in fat. Some coconut oil products are labeled "cold pressed." During cold pressing, the oil from the coconut meat is mecha... Read more
I love coconut oil. Found out recently that while it's good for many uses. It's *not good for leather
My black boots looked like I coated them in white shoe polish
I had to buy some leather cleaner to get it off.... Read more
Flaxseed Oil and Omega-3 Flaxseed Oil and Cottage cheese mixed together and in a small protein shake can reduce the effects of diabetes. I just eat 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese with flaxseeds... Read more
Flaxseed oil is good for the heart because it is the richest source of alpha-linolenic acid. Flaxseed itself (ground or whole) also contains lignans, which may have antioxidant actions to help cancer, constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticular diseas... Read more
In 2008, over-the-counter fish oil supplement sales in the United States nearly topped $740 million. Add to that the additional $1.8 billion spent on other omega-3 fortified foods like margarine and peanut butter and you can see that omega-3 is big b... Read more
In 1992, “Lorenzo’s Oil” was a heart warming hit at the box office starring Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon, who portrayed sympathetic parents who searched for a treatment for their son Lorenzo, who suffered from ALD (adrenoleukodystrophy), a genetic d... Read more
Went to the eye doc who recommended a Flaxseed Oil blend to help with my dry eyes. I'd taken Omegas before, but I'd always done the fish oil rather than flaxseed. Did some research on the flaxseed benefits over fish, and it looks like a better bet!... Read more
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