Flax Seed and Cancer Relief
The high fiber and lignan content of flax seed has intrigued scientists, nutritionists and physicians in regard to its preventative nature with certain cancers. Flax seed and cancer relief have a link that will be pursued with all available resources. It has been shown that flax seed consumption can protect against or slow digestive and hormone-reactive cancers, breast, prostate, ovarian and colon cancers have been studied with flax – all with positive results!
How Flax Seed Can Help Breast Cancer or Colon Cancer
Diets rich in fiber have long been held as a safeguard against colon cancer. Flax seed can help breast cancer. Keeping a healthy balance of fiber from fruits and vegetables is enhanced when high-fiber flax seed is introduced into the daily eating routine.
Good defense in prevention of colon
cancer is to keep the digestive tract
active. The fiber in flax seed is helpful in
regulating bowel movements and
preventing constipation. Because
flaxseed’s insoluble fiber content is
able to hold water, this in turn helps
soften the stool and allows it to move
through the colon quickly. Maintaining a
well-hydrated body is also helpful to
keep the digestive tract active and
efficient. It is especially important to
drink more water when you increase your
consumption of fiber. These common-sense
habits are essential to a
prevention-based lifestyle, guarding
against colon cancer.
Thanks to my sister, V.J. Sweet, we received the first flax seed ever for us. We were quite interested in what she said since there has been colon cancer in our family. The doctor told my cousin that colon cancer is from fesses staying and fermenting in the colon. Thanks to your flax seed information - none of us have that family problem anymore. I called my relatives to give them the information but found that their doctor had already told them and they too were on the program. We are spreading the information at every chance. We love the taste and if by chance we forget it one day, we fill we lost a treat in flavor.
Thanks Again & Again,
Lignans first entered the limelight about two decades ago, when researchers detected their presence in the urine, blood, bile and feces of humans. After some preliminary lab investigations, researchers proposed that these compounds may be natural anti-cancer agents in the diet. Interestingly, they also discovered that not all lignans appear to have been created equal: although several thousand lignans have been identified in the plant kingdom, very few of them are positively correlated with “chemo-protection or chemo-prevention” against cancers. The lignans in flax, however, are among the happy groups that are!
-Jane Reinhardt-Martin RD, LD
Breast, Prostate and Ovarian Cancers
Information presented here does not replace
seeking advice from your physician.