flaxseed

April 9, 2018

Urinary System / Diuretic / Liver

The urinary system includes the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra.  The liver, while not a direct part of the urinary system, rids the body of excess nitrogen via urine. Diuretic herbs promote urination, helping to stimulate the kidneys, remove waste, and reduce urinary irritation.  More human studies are necessary.  Juniper berry and […]
April 19, 2018

Alpha linolenic acid

Alpha linolenic acid is an omega 3 fatty acid as found in chia, flax, hemp, walnuts, soy, and kiwi. Links to Plants Containing Alpha Linolenic Acid   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of […]
April 24, 2018

Lignans

Lignans are a phytoestrogen as found in flax, sesame, rye, wheat, oat, barley, brassica vegetables, and red wine. Links to Plants Containing Lignans   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This […]
May 14, 2018

Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) Research

Latin Name: Linum usitatissimum Family: Linaceae Eating flaxseed may help with reducing cholesterol and blood sugar levels.  It has also shown in some research to help with estrogen levels in menopausal women, possibly aiding in the reduction of hot flashes and osteoporosis. RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a […]
October 28, 2018

Weight Loss

Weight gain can be caused by a variety of factors, including: over-eating, lack of exercise, stress, hormone changes, and more. Recipes to Help with Weight Loss Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description […]
October 28, 2018

What are 3 foods that may help with weight loss?

Losing weight can be a daunting task.  Eating right is an important part of the equation.  I found some human studies demonstrating that the foods and herbs listed below may be helpful. Try incorporating oats, flax, and grapefruit into your diet!  Further, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, and green tea may […]
December 11, 2018

Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to our health, and found in the following plant sources: walnuts, flaxseeds, hemp, chia seeds, pecans, hazelnuts, canola oil, and algae. They are also found in fish. Links to Plants Containing Omega-3   RESEARCH WOUND HEALING A flaxseed oil omega 3 fatty acid supplement in […]
November 8, 2019

What is the Difference Between a Seed and a Nut

This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Fall 2019) and it is republished here according to the NAHA Writer Guidelines 2019-20 copyright statement. By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT Answering the question “What is the difference between a seed and a nut?” can become quite complex. This […]