The German Doctor Johanna Budwig was the Linus Pauling of flax oil.
She was nominated for a Nobel Prize seven times but never got one.
She analyzed the chemical properties of fats and investigated their health effects.
She found that fresh flax oil is the best. She also found a way to make it more available to the
body by reacting it with certain proteins. By the early 1950's she'd tried it with good success
on many patients and developed a method anyone could do at home.
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I learned about this stuff from my Dad, who was trying out remedies for various health
conditions. It seemed to make a major difference for him. He has one at every meal.
I have one of these every morning. Among other things, my joints seem to feel better when I'm
drinking it than when I skip it for a while.
Here's my method. I don't use bottled oil because my life is too irregular to keep it
refrigerated and fresh. I grind the seeds each time.
It's important that it be fresh. When the oil oxidizes it crosslinks and turns into a "varnish" that is worse for you than other oils.
Put two or three tablespoons of flax seeds in a coffee grinder. If you don't have a coffee grinder you can just put them in a blender and skip to the next step.
Grind them until they don't seem to be evolving anymore.
Step 1: Add Sour Milk Product and Blend
I use kefir/kombucha hybrid.
I tap the blender's "wimpy" button a few times to get the stuff spinning before I hit the "maelstrom" button. That keeps it from gulping too much air or scattering seeds where they won't get blended.
Blend the hell out of it. If you didn't pre-grind the seeds in the coffee grinder it takes a lot longer. My dad uses a "stick blender" also known as an "immersion blender".
Don't let your concoction get hot.
If you don't have a blender just take a mouthfull of both ingredients and chew them thoroughly before swallowing.
Step 2: Add Other Stuff
I usually just add some water and blend again to make it thin enough to drink and make it easier
to clean out the pitcher. Sometimes I'll add kombucha or frozen bananas, especially if it's hot out.
My dad pours his on Muesli and fruit and eats that.
Lately I've been starting the day with some mixed nuts and fruit washed down with Budwig formula.
To find out more about the Budwig system and how it's worked as a remedy for various people's conditions, try the
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