Greetings Brethren,

To the chagrin of many God has not made any restrictions on the eating of meat or vegetables. However the Word does tell us that many foods due to the producer and the choice of foods can cause various health problems. Also believers in Love respect the opinions of other believers. However the choice of meat or vegetables has no bearing on one's salvation.

But meats that are high in fat (hog guts, hog ears, hot tails, and hog feet) can increase and cause various heath problems. Follow God and not man. Thus you will live Now and Later.

Peace and love,

Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal April 29, 2002 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

HEALING AND GOOD HEALTH

Part 9: Available Forms Of Garlic

In the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.

Garlic products are made from whole fresh garlic, fresh or dried garlic cloves, or the oil of garlic. But the amount of allicin in commercial products can vary, depending on how the product was prepared, or on the percentage of active compounds in fresh garlic cloves. Not all garlic contains the same amount of active ingredients.

Precautions

Avoid eating too much garlic because it might give you a stomachache. Also, if you handle too much fresh or dried garlic, you might get burn-like skin lesions or other skin irritations. Garlic has blood-thinning properties. If you know that your blood clots slowly, don't take large therapeutic doses of garlic. This is especially important if you're going to have surgery. Too much garlic can increase your risk for bleeding during or after the operation.

Possible Interactions

There have been reports of a possible interaction between garlic and warfarin that could increase your risk of bleeding. Therefore, if you are taking anticoagulant (blood- thinning) medications such as aspirin, warfarin, dipyridamole, and indomethacin, you should refrain from consuming large amounts of garlic, either fresh or commercially processed.

FLAXSEED:

Flaxseed has been used throughout the world for food, medicine, and fiber to make clothes, fishnets, and other products. The ancient Egyptians grew flax thousands of years ago, and it is now found throughout the world.

Flax is a rich source of dietary fiber that can help lower cholesterol levels. Flaxseed oil helps improve cardiovascular health. Long before people knew about the health benefits of flaxseed oil, they used whole and milled flaxseeds as a laxative. The laxative effect comes from mucilage.

Flaxseed contains both omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. Flaxseed is nature's richest storehouse of omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed contains more than twice as much omega-3 oil as fish oils and it costs less than fish oils ounce for ounce. Omega-3 oil has been shown to reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis. Flaxseed also contains plant nutrients like phytoestrogens. These are natural estrogen-like substances that can lessen the discomfort of menopause.

You can benefit from adding flaxseed to your diet if you have elevated cholesterol, heart disease, high blood pressure, psoriasis, eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, or diabetes.

Taking flaxseed may reduce cancer risk. This is because flaxseed contains the richest sources of lignan building blocks, which play a major role in preventing cardiovascular diseases and cancer. New research indicates that the lignans in flaxseed have both short-term and long-term protective effects against colon cancer.

Plant Description

Flax is an annual plant that thrives in deep moist soils rich in sand, silt, and clay. The seeds in the flax plants are filled with flaxseed oil, sometimes called linseed oil. (Note: Commercial-grade Linseed oil commonly used in furniture restoration is not meant for human consumption.) The husks of the seeds are rich in mucilage. Both the seed oil and mucilage have many nutritional and therapeutic properties.

What's It Made Of?

Flax products are made from the seeds found inside the fruits. The seeds contain fatty oils called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid. ALA is the omega-3 oil in flaxseed. Flax also contains other important substances like lignans, which may protect you against some types of cancer.

Available Forms

You can buy several types of products made from flaxseed. Ripe seeds, linseed cakes, powder, capsules, and flaxseed oil are all available at health food or grocery stores. Flaxseed oil can be purchased in liquid form (to use in preparing food) or as soft gels that you can take as a dietary supplement.

How to Take It

Adult

Recommended dose:

Flaxseed: 1 tbsp. whole or bruised seed with 150-mL liquid two to three times per day for gastritis and enteritis. 2 to 3 tbsp. bulk seeds taken with 10 times the amount of water as a bulk laxative.

Poultice: 100 g soaked in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes, strained, placed in cheesecloth and applied. Decoction (liquid prepared by boiling down herb in water): 15 g of whole seed simmered in 1-cup water for 10 to 15 minutes.

Flaxseed oil: 1 tbsp. oil daily, added to foods such as salad dressing the best way to take flaxseed is to add it to foods like cereal, salads, or yogurt. You should not use flaxseed oil for cooking because heat destroys the healthful fatty acids. If you suffer from constipation, gastritis (stomach inflammation), or enteritis (inflammation of the small intestine), try adding flaxseed products to various dishes.

Cont. Part 10: Flaxseeds

 

 


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