Let me tell you that this oil is transformational. It flushes out cholesterol from your cells – taking away the protective coating that your body was using to ‘ration’ the water around the body, and allows more space for the water to re-hydrate you.
Flax oil reassures the body and brings it back to a rhythmic balance. It also has a slightly negative charge, which means that each cell will repel another slightly and so helps the blood to stop being sticky, allowing it to flow freely around the body. This in itself is truly healing and essential for a healthy heart and bodily functions.
Flax oil contains Essential fatty acids. You have probably heard of our need to get enough omega 3’s and 6’s. Well flax oil has these in a proportion that is really healing for our body, as we are usually deficient in Omega 3’s.
Ancient East Indian scriptures state that in order to reach the highest state of contentment and joy, a yogi must eat flax daily.
Barbara Wren’s book is aptly named Cellular Awakening.
It has been her book that has revolutionised my thinking and has inspired and transformed my life. It was Barbara Wren who made me truly understand the significance of flax oil in the diet and it is her Naturopathy course which I am currently studying.
Flax oil has been said to improve:
Dr Johanna Budwig was treating Cancer in the 1950’s with a combination of Flax oil and Quark (or cottage cheese or yoghurt). Combining the flax oil with the quark breaks down the oil (emulsifies it), for greatest absorption by the body. This combination is really important for maximising the healing potential.
Johanna Budwig, a seven times Nobel Prize nominee, a world -renowned Scientist and Biochemist, explains her approach in her book:
Flax Oil As a True Aid Against Arthritis Heart Infarction Cancer and Other Diseases
How to take flax oil
- Mix 1 teaspoon of flax oil with 6 teaspoons of live natural yoghurt (or 4 of quark). You can work up to 1 tablespoon of flax oil with 6 tablespoons of yoghurt (or 4 if using quark). Johanna Budwig was using this combination three to four times a day with her cancer patients.
- Keep the oil fresh, it must be kept in the refrigerator and will only last a month or so. If it tastes repugnant then it is not fresh and can do more harm than good.
“People who have tried both fresh and old flax oil sometimes go to great lengths to get it air-shipped fresh.”
“When someone tells me they have tried flax oil and don’t like its taste I suspect they have not tried fresh flax oil”
Udo Erasmus, 1986, Fats that Heal Fats that Kill
Get a good source; this oil is like liquid gold.
My experience with Flax oil
My experience is truly not just a physical healing but also a spiritual awakening. I have had a huge increase in the connections that I have been making since taking the flax oil and yoghurt. By connections I mean attracting like-minded people to me, experiencing many ‘coincidences’, having things ‘come to me’ and finding real breakthroughs in my newly acquired desire for meditation. (I couldn’t sit still long enough before!).
I have taken flax now for about six months and ‘inner calm’ is certainly something that I have experienced as a result of taking the flax oil/yoghurt combination. I have more energy. My skin is clearer and less dry, my hair shinier.
I am so confident of the positive effects of this oil that I have made taking it part of a daily routine for my four children; aged between 3 and 10. When my daughter Freja was 8, she suffered with energy slumps and mood swings and seemed to be a bit ‘disconnected’. I decided to try Flax oil when I couldn’t tweak anything else diet wise. Ironically out of all my children she finds things too sweet and will ask for a chunk of cucumber or a sheet of seaweed for ‘pudding’. So realising that there was more to sugar inbalance than just well, sugars I introduced the flax oil.
I mix a teaspoon at a time for the oldest three and half a teaspoon for the 2 year old. They eat a large pot of Rachels Live natural yoghurt between them, to which I also add a powdered pre-biotic when I have some; to provide a double whammy of that all-powerful gut flora. The elder two started by adding a teaspoon of local or Manuka honey but I have got them out of the habit now. Establishing this as part of the daily routine has made a significant difference not only to Freja’s moods and energy levels, but I really feel that it has affected her dynamic within the family, she is much more involved and chatty. Flax oil has, I believe helped us to navigate through the winter ‘flu season’ in fine fettle.
I repeat what I said earlier about ‘connectedness’ Flax oil has opened us all up to better relationships and more vitality.