Omega-3 in Animal feed

I have to admit I am not sure about this latest research where a French company Valrex have started trials on enriching feeds with extruded Linseed, to me it just seems to defeat the whole object. Apart from it being a complete waste of money!

You can read more on this over at First Science.

The second article really is just more comfirmation in case you think you needed it. The Canadians seem to have just realised that Cardiovascular Disease accounts for the death of more Canadians than any other disease.

What is interesting that over the last 40 years as lifestyle have changed they have seen this rate reduced.

“Research tells us omega-3 fatty acids offer a number of cardiovascular benefits, including reducing hardening of the arteries, decreasing triglycerides, protecting against irregular heartbeats and lowering blood pressure,” said Michelle Latinsky, registered dietitian and nutrition specialist for Jamieson Laboratories. “In addition, omega-3s reduce inflammation and help support overall health.”

You can read more of this article over at Miramichi Leader

A practicing Doctors Experience with Omega-3

I came across this article from the Ellsworth Maine website written by by Dr. Benjamin Newman M.D., I thought I would post the full article here as I build info on the peoples experience with using Omega-3 in their diet.

What made this particularly interesting is that it comes from a practising Doctor, which helps to give credibility.

Friday, January 30, 2009
For years I have recommended the use of omega-3 fatty acids to my patients with very favourable results. In general, omega-3s can be an extremely helpful adjunct to conventional medicines. If I could only recommend one supplement to my patients, it would be this one. Omega-3s have been studied for over 25 years in literally millions of people. It would be easier to discuss what omega-3s are not good for, rather than the benefits.

The usefulness of omega-3s is based on their ability to decrease the inflammatory process and make platelets in the blood less sticky, much like aspirin does. The final common pathway for heart disease, cancers, and many other diseases is inflammation. There is no known dietary requirement for omega-3 fatty acids, but many population studies have shown that those who have high blood levels of omga-3 fatty acids have significantly less incidences of:

* Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
* High blood pressure
* Angina (chest pain)
* Diabetes
* Depression

In my own Family Practice I have found that that rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, diabetes, migraine headaches, elevated triglycerides, and chronic anger have been improved with the supplementation of omega-3s to the diet. There is much evidence-based data that support my personal experiences.

What are the good sources of omega-3 fatty acids? Fish in general, but particularly coldwater fish such as herring, mackerel, anchovies, salmon, cod, and sardines are high in omega-3s. The fish that gives the “biggest bang for the buck” in terms of nutrition are sardines packed in olive oil. Not only are sardines a rich source of omega-3s, but also an excellent source of vitamin D, protein, and calcium. It is almost the perfect food. I wish I had recipes that would make sardines appealing to more people.

The best vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids is flaxseed. The seeds must be ground to release the most fatty acids as possible. Ground flaxseed also has the added bonus of providing high protein and fiber to the diet. I find ground flaxseed is best utilized in yogurt, oatmeal, soups, and health drinks. Nuts, and soybeans are also a good source of these fatty acids. A great book with more information about flaxseed and some pretty good recipes is The Flax Cookbook: Recipes and Strategies for Getting the Most from the Most Powerful Plant on the Planet by Elaine Magee. My wife, Sharon found a wonderful salad dressing recipe for the use of flaxseed which is included at the end of this post.

Only your healthcare team can determine what dose of omega-3 fatty acids is optimal for you. I would caution anyone that is about to have surgery to stop taking omega-3s at least ten days before surgery, as it can promote bleeding in some individuals. If anyone has questions about other topics that they would like me to address, please feel free to email me at: topdoc@thevillagedoc.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Balsamic-Flaxseed Salad Dressing

1 Tbsp. whole flaxseed
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp. water
1 Tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Small clove of minced garlic
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Flaxseed may seem like a surprising addition to a salad dressing, but not only is this an easy opportunity to incorporate flaxseed into your diet, it has a pleasant nutty flavour and will give the dressing a good coating consistency. This is a great dressing for any kind of salad greens and it will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week. Be sure it is covered.

To prepare, place flaxseed in a spice mill or a clean coffee grinder. Grind to a course meal and transfer to a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add remaining ingredients and shake or whisk to blend. Enjoy!

Can Water Cure Cancer?

dr_batmanghelidjAn interesting question and because of this I became more aware of alternative medicine, or the cures we are not told about.

In truth we are told continually how by eating the right foods and drinking water can have superb benefits, but what is more amazing is we pay no notice.

I digress a little and although I cannot say water can cure Cancer, I am confident to say that it will help and best part of all it is free.

The only thing to remember is our body is made up of 75% water and we generally drink just 1 glass a day. The result is dehydration and then our body reacts in different ways.

I myself tested this amazing product and for the last couple of months, I have gone from less than a glass a day to 2 ltrs a day. The result is I no longer feel tied and I feel full of life. If you do not believe me try it or watch this video below, but hey what have you got to loose.

And it is all thanks to Dr. F. Batmanghelidj or Dr. B as many call him.

Also if you want to see many testimonials then visit

Head in the Sand!

I have to apologise as I must have had my head in the sand when it comes to diet and its affect on our health. I have only really became interested since the so called conspiracy to hide Budwig´s findings on curing cancer, but in truth by sheer logic you would come to this conclusion anyway that it works.

Everywhere I look I see info on protecting our bodies from cancer, but we just do not want to listen.

The truth is that with all this info out there about this vegetable helps this and that helps that, why on earth has there not been another scientific study on the Budwig Diet and if there is I have not seen it.

I suppose you could draw your own conclusions on this, if it didn’t work the big pharma companies would love to keep us on their expensive drugs, but if it was AGAIN proved to work, well you can just imagine the repercussions.

So why did I write this post, because I came across this news article from the Livingston Daily 15 Budget Foods to Keep You Healthy and others!

Breast Cancer Testimonial using the Budwig Diet

fresh-vegtablesI have not been writing this blog for too long, but I am really pleased that it is beginning to take shape, but more importantly my scepticism is disappearing and felt comfortable to enthusiastically promote the benefits of Dr Budwigs Diet to my wife’s Aunt.

Today was a special day as I was so please to see Wanda Cline, who had breast cancer and used the Budwig to cure her disease. Although not completely cured yet she is now beginning to recover using this diet rather than chemotherapy.

It must have been a scary moment and a brave moment to move across from chemo to a change of diet, but doing so she wanted to share her success so that more and more people can see that there are alternatives.

I will not go on too much but I will leave you the visitor to read her full story, but I hope that many others will do the same and share their success. If anyone wants to do the same, please contact me as I would be more than happy to help.

PS Wanda I hope you didnt mind me using your fantastic picture, I thought it would look great to make it a featured post.

The healthier Life

While I am trying to keep abreast of this relatively new area on alternative health, I try to keep an eye out whenever the Budwig diet gets a mention. On this occasion it brought me across a UK website called a Healthier Life, via an article called “Plight for better funding for alternative Cancer Treatments an excellent article from a UK point of view.

What did make me laugh was the statement close to the end of the post

New research has shown that using mouthwash could increase risk of cancer by nine times! The simple facts about this article is: The ethanol in mouthwash is thought to allow cancer-causing substances to permeate the lining of the mouth.

Great. So, not only is conventional cancer treatment so extortionately expensive but now we are also being ‘fed’ cancer-causing substances. It just puts oral hygiene in a completely new category…

Bladder Cancer

As promised I thought I would add one of the testimonials for the Budwig Diet, here from Yahoo groups, but I think it is worth mentioning that although there are a number I am very keen to have more accountable accounts, IE with maybe contact info links to their blogs etc.

Dear cliff and Peter and Wilhelm,
Re: Mike and his statements

All I can say is that in September 2002 there was
evidence of cancer in my bladder. I began the Dr
Budwig treatment and followed it precisely. In April
I had biopsy of my bladder. The pathology report
shows no cancer. In June the urologist agreed with
me that the flaxseed oil with cottage cheese was
helpful for me. My next appointment is in December.
My PSA is very low, 1.02. There is no evidence of CA
in the bladder.
The only treatment I did was Dr Budwig’s diet.
I will not add to that treatment or change it in any
kind of way. I make a mixture in the morning, put it
on my oatmeal, save some to use as my salad dressing
for lunch. I am strong and feel wonderful.


Pandora´s Box

I have to say that since starting this site and having my eyes opened, it feels like I have opened Pandora´s box.

I do not mean it in a negative way but probably the most scary thing has been joining the yahoo groups for flaxseed oil, I have been inundated with all the email updates, which in all honesty is too much it is continuous and I just haven’t the time to read them all.

At some stage I will have to cancel, what was fascinating was how big and helpful the group is and how sad it is to read some of the stories of new members looking for help. What I am sure is that when it comes to help this must be one of the best resources available.

Also on the site you will find hundreds of testimonials, some of which I will include here. So if you are looking for support you couldnt do much better than this group.

The Budwig Diet for Breakfast

Having reached the age of 45 I have to say the one thing that worries me most is getting cancer, for many reasons. As a result of learning more and more about the work of Johanna Budwig and the Budwig Diet, it has started to become obvious over the last few days that this simple recipe can aid you in not getting cancer. So for me it is a must do diet.

The question then is where does one start and after some research I came across this recipe on youtube, which you can see below. The recipe is using the basics of the diet but produced in a very appetising way by Sandra Olson, who´s website is a must visit and as she says it is a labour of love.

So as an appetiser, pardon the pun her video follows and I for one cannot wait to start each morning with this. Still would you believe I still need to find where I can buy flaxseed oil here in Spain!

No Mercury in Fish Oil Supplements

I have to admit I was really pleased to read the report at about Omega-3 and Fish Oil Supplements in that when it comes to Mercury levels, out of the 41 tested none contained detectable levels of Mercury (more than 100 ppb).

The reason apparently is as a result that mercury is actually found in the fish meat and not the oil, but combined with the manufacture and filtration process this takes out any contamination.

Still we do not have that problem with Flaxseed oil!