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Most of the lignans in flax seed are located in the hull that encased the seed.  Our product contains only pure organic flax hulls, which have been mechanically separated from the flax seed.  The resulting product is said to contain 70 times the amount of SDG lignans per gram as compared to the traditional ground up seed.

Studies have shown these SDG lignans to be effective in a variety of health complications.  Much extensive study has been done on the effects of flax lignans on certain diseases such as Prostate cancer, Skin cancer, Melanoma, Diabetes, Lupus and many more.

Being Phytoestrogens, SDG lignans have also been reported to be effective in balancing hormone related problems in women.  These have included breast tenderness, sweating, vaginal dryness, bloating, hot flashes and uneven menstrual cycles and PMS symptoms. 

For more information call 701-327-2121 ask for Curtis 

                         

ANALYSIS OF CONCENTRATED FLAX HULL LIGNANS

Test                                             Results                 Units

Moisture- Forced Draft  Oven.........................

.............................................9.30%   

Protein - Combustion.....................................

............................................24.9 %

Ash................................................................

.............................................4.89%

Fiber, Acid Detergent.....................................

.............................................18.1%

Lignin

...............................................7.0%

Fiber, Dietary, Total.......................................

.............................................51.5%

Carbohydrates, Calculated..............................

...........................................52.64%

Calories/100 G...............................................

.................................................384                          

Tryptophan....................................................

.............................................0.24%

Cystine...........................................................

.............................................0.41%

Methionine.....................................................

.............................................0.42%

Aspartic Acid.................................................

.............................................2.28%

Theonine........................................................

.............................................0.93%                               

Serine.............................................................

.............................................1.15%

Glutamic Acid................................................

.............................................4.32%

Proline...........................................................

.............................................0.84%

Glycine...........................................................

.............................................1.39%

Alanine............................................................

.............................................1.05%

Valine.............................................................

.............................................1.10%

Isoleucine........................................................

.............................................0.90%

Leucine...........................................................

.............................................1.31%

Tyrosine..........................................................

.............................................0.47%

Phenylalanine...................................................

.............................................1.02%

Lysine, Total...................................................

.............................................0.88%

Histidine..........................................................

.............................................0.48%

Lignin..............................................................

...............................................7.0%

Arginine..........................................................

.............................................1.88%

Total Fat.........................................................

...........................................8.21*%

Saturated Fatty Acid........................................

.........................................0.76**%

 *Reported as triglycerides 

**Reported as fatty acids

Total Monounsat. Fatty Acids Calc..................

............................................1.30%

Total Polyunsat. Fatty Acid Calc......................

............................................5.79%

Calcium...........................................................

............................................0.48%

Phosphorus.....................................................

............................................0.58%

Iron.................................................................

..........................................0.010%

Magnesium......................................................

............................................0.43%

Potassium.......................................................

............................................1.06%

Sodium...........................................................

..........................................0.042%

Zinc................................................................

........................................0.0055%

Niacin.............................................................

..................................34.4  MG/LB

Vitamin B1 - Thiamine Hydrochloride...............

...................................7.12 MG/LB

Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin....................................

...................................2.69 MG/LB

(analysis done by Woodson-Tenent Laboratories  www.wtlabs.com)

 

Microbial Analysis for Concentrated Flax Hull Lignans

Aerobic Plate Count .............................................................50CFU/g

Yeast and Mold Count..........................................................30 CFU/g

Coliform Count.....................................................................None detected

E.coli Count..........................................................................None detected

Salmonella spp.(+/-)..............................................................Negative

(Microbial analysis done by department of veterinary & microbiological science  NDSU at Fargo, ND) 

 

SDG Lignans Information:

                                           

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been implicated in the development of diabetes mellitus.  SDG isolated from flaxseed is an antioxidant.  An investigation was made of the effects of SDG on the development of diabetes in rats, to determine if SDG can prevent/reduce the development of diabetes and if this prevention/reduction is associated with reduction in oxidative stress.  RESULTS:  SDG prevented the development of diabetes by 75%. (Prasad K, et a, Mol Cell Biochem, 206(1-2):  2000; Prasad K. Mol Cell Biochem, 209(1-2): 89.2000) 

 

Flaxseed SDG may have a therapeutic role in lupus nephritis. (Clark W. et al Lupus, 9(6): 429, 2000)

 

Asian men have a much lower incidence of prostate cancer and possibly of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) than Western counterparts.  Vegetarian men have a lower incidence of prostate cancer than omnivorous males. Plant lignans give rise to the mammalian lignans, enterodiol and enterolactone; the richest source is linseed (flaxseed).  In addition to their oestrogenic activity, these plant compounds can interfere with steroid metabolism and bioavailability, and also inhibit enzymes, such as tyrosine kinase and topoisomerase, which are crucial to cellular proliferation and hence may contribute to lower incidences of prostrate cancer.  (Eur Urol, 35(5-6): 377, 1999)

 

Dietary estrogens, such as lignan-rich flaxseed, are similar in structure to endogenous sex steroid hormones and act in vivo to alter hormone metabolism and reduce subsequent cancer risk in postmenopausal women. (Hutchins A, Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 9(10): 1113, 2000)

 

Research suggests that SDG reduces hypercholesterolemic atherosclerosis and that this effect is associated with a decrease in serum cholesterol, LDL-C, and lipid peroxidation product and an increase in HDL-C and antioxidant reserve.  (Prasad K. Circulation, 99(10): 1355, 1999)

 

 

Phytoestrogens are diphenolic compounds that are present in several plants eaten by human beings.  Flaxseed is a particularly abundant source of phytoestrogens.  When ingested in relatively large amounts, phytoestrogens have been shown to have significant estrogen agonists/antagonists effects in animals and humans.  There is epidemiological, laboratory and clinical evidence which indicates that phytoestrogens, like certain selective estrogen receptor modulators, have an antiproliferative effect on the breast, and positive effects on the lipoprotein profile and bone density.  They might also improve some of the climacteric symptoms.  (Brzezinski A & Bebi A. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 85(1): 47, 1999.

 

Flaxseed is high in secoisolariciresinol diglycoside (SDG), the precursor of mammalian lignans, which can affect mammary gland structure.  Lifetime or gestation and lactation exposure to 5 or 10% flaxseed induce structural changes in the mammary gland that may potentially reduce mammary cancer risk. (Tou J & Thompson L. Carcinogenesis, 20(9): 1831, 1999)

 

Flaxseed and SDG, regardless of dose, appeared to delay the progression of MNU-induced mammary tumorigenesis.  (Rickard S. et al, Nutr Cancer; 35(1): 50, 1999)

 

Because flaxseed and its lignans are colon cancer protective, it is concluded that, in contrast to other studies, beta-glucuronidase activity may play a beneficial role in their presence by increasing mammalian lignan absorption and enterohepatic, (Jenab M, et al, Nutr Cancer, 33(2): 154, 1999)

 

Dietary supplementation with secoisolariciresinol diglycoside (SDG), a lignan precursor isolated from flaxseed, significantly reduced pulmonary metastasis cells and inhibited the growth of metastatic tumors that formed in the lungs. (Li D. et al, Cancer Lett, 142(1): 91, 1999)

 

Flaxseed the richest source of lignans reduces metastasis and inhibits the growth of the metastatic secondary tumors in animals.  Flaxseed may be a useful nutritional adjuvant to prevent melanoma metastasis in cancer patients. (Yan L, et al, Cancer Lett, 124(2): 181, 1998)

 

Flaxseed contains lignans that have antioxidant activities and inhibit platelet-activating factor (PAF).  Pretreatment with flaxseed attenuated emdotoxin induced cardiac dysfunction and cellular damage.  Flaxseed antioxidant and anti-PAF agents may be effective in the treatment of ET shock. (Pattanaik U & Prasad K, J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther, 3(4): 305. 1998)

 

The mammalian lignans enterolactone (EL) and enterodiol (ED) derived from precursors in foods, particularly flaxseed, have been shown to reduce the mammary tumor growth due to their antiestrogenic properties. Lignans are growth inhibitors of colon tumor cells        and they may act through mechanism(s) other than antiestrogenic activity, (Sung M, et al, Anticancer Res 18(3A: 1405, 1998)

 

Flaxseed, the richest source of mammalian lignan precursors, such as secoisolariciresinol diglycoside (SD), has been shown over the short term to decrease some early markers of colon cancer risk.  This study determined that flaxseed has a colon cancer protective effect, that it is due, in part to SD and that the protective effects of flaxseed is associated with increase beta-glucuronidase activity. (Jenab M & Thompson L, Carcinogenesis, 17:1343, 1996)

 

Flaxseed, a rich source of mammalian lignan precursor secoisolariciresinol-diglycoside _SD) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), has been shown to be protective at the early promotion stage of carcinogensis. In conclusion, the SD lignans in flaxseed appears to be beneficial throughout the promotional phase of carcinogenesis whereas the oil components is more effective at the stage when tumors have already been established. (Thompson L, et al, Carcinogenesis, 17:1373, 1996)

 

Flaxseed lignans have antitumor, antimitotic, antioxidant and weak estrogenic activity, are potentially the richest source of phytoestrogens in the human diet and may be linked to a low incidence of breast and colon cancer.  Secoisolariciresinol was discovered to be a very potent antioxidant similar to BHA.  No toxicity was found in the lignans.  (Obermeyer W, et al (US Food and Drug Administration, center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Div. Contaminants Chem., Natural Products Branch), Meeting Of The Federation Of American Societies For Experimental Biology On Experimental Biology March/April, 1993, Faseb J (Fed Am Soc Exp Biol), A863, 1993)

 

Vitamin E-deficient diets containing 5 to 20% ground flaxseed protected mice against the malarial parasite Plasmodium voelii as shown by decreased parasitemia and enhanced survival. (Levander O, et al, (USDA/ARS Human Nutrition Research Center, Vitamin Mineral Nutrition Laboratory), Nutrition Research, 11, 1991)

 

Cyanogenic Glycosides

 

Flaxseed is increasingly being used in many food products because of its high content of alpha-linolenic acid and dietary fiber.  However, flaxseed contains cyanogenic glycosides, which release toxic hydrogen cyanide in the presence of water (autohydrolysis).  (Chadha R, et al (Food Research Division, Bureau of Chemical Safety, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), Food Addit Contam, 12: 527, 1995) Cyanogenic glycosides) linamarin, linustatin, neolinustatin) were highest in extracted flaxseed mucilage. We conclude that up to 50 g high-alpha-linolenic acid flaxseed is palatable, safe and may be nutritionally beneficial in humans by raising n-3 fatty acids in plasma and erythrocytes and by decreasing post-prandial glucose responses. Cunnane S, et al, (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada) Br J Nutr, 69:443, 1993)

 

The presence of cyanogenic glycosides and diglucosides in flaxseed is a concern, as they may release cyanide upon hydrolysis. In addition, the polyunsaturated fatty acid may undergo thermal or auto-oxidation (rancidity) when exposed to air or high temperatures that are used in food preparation (& needed to detoxify the cyanogenic glycosided in the mucilage).  Cyanide levels produced as a result of autolysis, are below the harmful limits to humans (remember however that “the dose maketh the poison”) (Wanasundara P & Shahidi F, Adv Exp Med Biol, 434: 307, 1998)

 

 

Cyanogenic Glycosides in Flaxseed

 

The presence of cyanogenic glycosides in the diet is significant only in relation to dose and the nutritional status of the consumer.  Flax seed meal contains two cyanogenic glycosides, linustatin and neolinustatin. Many foods are slightly cyanogenid (e.g. wheat and barley!), probably as an evolutionary adaptation to discourage herbivory and our body has a limited capacity to detoxify low concentrations of cyanide through addition of sulpher (from amino acids) to form thiocyanate or reaction with cysteine directly to form beta-cyanoalanine.  Thus if the dietary levels of sulpher-containing amino acids are high the body can resist a low intake of cyanide, but if the diet is low in protein overall or due to imbalances in vegetable protein amino acid composition it is low in the sulphur containing amino acids, then we see toxicity.

 

The two most common symptoms of chronic cyanide intoxication are goiter, probably cause by high levels of thiocyanate formation where dietary protein levels are adequate and the detoxification mechanism is operation in high gear but the body can’t clear the thiocyanate product quickly enough, and fibrocalculous pancreatic diabetes associated with protein malnutrition, where toxicity is probably directly due to cyanide because of the lack of adequate detoxification.  Few of us are not likely to consume significant quantities of flaxseed, nor are those people consuming flax seed likely to have protein malnutrition.

Robin J Marles. Ph.D Associate Professor, Botany Department Brandon University, Brandon, MB R7A 6A9 CANADA

 

 

BENEFITS:     

1. SIMPLE:  Take once a day with food or drink.  It can be put in orange juice, on your cereal, in coffee, in yogurt; whatever your favorite breakfast food may be!  This is one of the most essential health food supplements on the market today. 

 

4POSITIVE RESULTS:  Has shown tremendous health benefits in the areas of cancer (also helps reduce the side effects of chemo), heart disease, blood pressure, lupus, diabetes and Aids. It has also shown positive effects on women who have problems with hormonal balances.

 

2.  INEXPENSIVE:  What kind of price do you put on your health?  Is $1.25-$1.30 per day a price you can live with? To feel good, with all the benefits Flax Hull Lignans has to offer, this is a price you can feel good about!   

5.  NO GRINDING REQUIRED:  ready to use right from the canister, oh so convenient.

 

 

3.  GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH:  Check us out if you have any health complications!  This improves your immune system, and helps to fight off disease.

6.  Many compliments, from people all over the world!!!  Check out the testimony page.

 

 

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Our Product Has Shown a Positive Effect on These Ailments!

Read information about them:

 

Diabetes

Lupus

Skin Cancer

Kidney Disorder

Colon Cancer

Heart Disease

Breast Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Melanoma

 

 

HIV Positive Testimony recipient responds:  I was positive for HIV just 4 months prior to trying the concentrated flax hull lignans.  I had low energy, my lymph nodes were swollen and sore, and I had low grade headaches.  Read the complete testimony page.

                                 

 

What are Lignans? 

Lignans are a group of phytonutrients (plant nutrients) and phytoestrogens which are found in seeds, grains, and vegetables.  Flax seed is by far nature's richest source of plant lignans.  Flax seed yields 800 mcg/g.  While the essential fatty acids are in the oil of the flax seed, the lignans are in the fiber hull of the seed.

 

 

  Organic natural grains are the way to go for your future health. Concentrated Flax Hull Lignans are so good for the body to feel more energy, to keep up with our fast paced world.  It's so easy to take once a day in the morning with your juice or cereal or yogurt or it can be use as a salad topping.  It's entirely up to you how to take it.  I know for a fact it makes me feel good (I take it every morning), just for a health remedy to prevent as many complications as I can before they can attack.  Just knowing that I'm consuming a good organic product works wonders for me.

 

    North Dakota Innovations  carries the organic certification for, 

 

 

Top 3 Feedback Responses From Ladies and Men: 

                                         1.  Hot Flashes go away

                                         2.  Menstrual Cycle Regulates

                                         3.  Boosted Immune System  

                                 Men:

                              1.   Prostate Problems require fewer trips to the bathroom at night

                               2.  Hemorrhoids, less pain if any

                               3.  Boost Immune System and Energy Level  

 

TESTIMONY #1  Lydia  10-01-02

I have been fighting cancer for nearly 20 years.  I asked my doctor about Flax Hull Lignans.  He said it was good to take and is used as a preventative for cancer. I already have cancer; but he told me I could take it as it wouldn't hurt me.

I was unable to take my regular chemo for the last three months, but did start taking the Flax Hull Lignans.  I noticed one of the lumps on my chest was getting smaller and is now gone.  My Doctor told me it was the Flax Hull Lignans that was causing the changes in the lump.  I will continue taking Flax Hull Lignans.          

                                                                           

TESTIMONY #2 (Home Page Testimony Complete):  A.C. (HIV positive)

I'm very pleasantly surprised and happy to say the Concentrated Flax Hull Lignans are working!  It must be working because I feel great and I seem to have a lot more energy these days.  Just to give you a quick overview, I'm going to list some of the symptoms before taking the Concentrated Flax Hull Lignans.  As you know I've been HIV positive for just over five months, four months when I started taking the Concentrated Flax Hull Lignans.  My symptoms before the Concentrated Flax Hull Lignans were as follows: low energy levels, to the point of sleeping 15 hours a day and still feeling very tired.  My lymph nodes in the back of my head, arm pits and groin were swollen to the point of being very sore, and I was constantly getting low grade headaches that would linger on for a day or more.  Since taking the Concentrated Flax Hull Lignans, I'm happy to report the following changes.  I now sleep on average of 8 hours each evening and wake up energized and actually wanting to get out of bed, no more headaches...not even one in the last 30 days!!!  And my lymph nodes are no longer swollen and sore.  I know it must be working because I've seen changes and improvements in my overall health and my mental state has improved and my concentration has improved ten fold over the last 30 days.  I cannot wait to report back my labs which I get done on Dec. 20.  I feel great and I'm looking forward to continued success with this product (Concentrated Flax Hull Lignans)!  Thanks again and looking forward to reporting back my numbers in the next six weeks.

Follow up 60 day report essentially there is no change from my 30 day.   I'm still feeling great and swelling in my lymph nodes has not returned.  I'm sleeping normally and I feel like I could run a marathon.  I'm not sure if you remember, but I went and had my labs done on Dec. 19-02 and I'm getting those results back from my doctor on Jan 14-03.  I do believe though that the Concentrated Flax Hull Lignans has helped me tremendously and I've gained 15 pounds over the last 6 weeks.  I now weight 205 pounds at 6'1''.  This is a record for me and to top it off, it's not fat and people tell me now all the time, how good I look.  If they only knew what I've been living with these past months.  Update 1-14-03 OK, my v/l is 5629 and my cd4 is 460 with 28% t8 cells.  My cd4 is back down to where it was when I was first infected by the needle stick, but my doctor does not seem to be worried about it.  He mentioned that the cd4 tends to bounce around +/-100 and can fluctuate as much as +/-50 a day, depending on a lot of factors.  On the positive side, I have an extremely low viral count of 5629 and that is excellent.  I guess I should be happy about my very low v/l.  That is the positive I take away from this and stay tuned for April's numbers. But you know what?  I'm not going to live my life like that.  It's not going to be a series of labs followed by results.  I've been living a normal life and I will continue to do so.  My labs will be a minor inconvenience in order to continue to stay healthy.  

TESTIMONY #3   Lee 

I have been using Flax Hull Lignans from Tappen for a couple of months.  I have had real good luck with it.  I didn't think it would work when I started, but it has helped me.  I have a bad prostate and I am constantly looking for a bathroom.  Also, I just don't feel right most of the time.

A friend gave me a couple of jars of the Flax Hull Lignans she got from Tappen.  I forgot about it for a few days then I was getting company in about two weeks, so I decided I might as well try the Flax Hull Lignans.  Boy oh boy, did it work.  I made a few more trips then usual for the first day or two.  After that I made less and less trips.  I am down to one or two a night and that is generally early evening and early morning.  After getting up every hour, on the hour and getting little sleep and being a real grouch for most all day.  I can't believe, how much better life seems.  My wife says she may keep me if this stuff keeps working.

I generally feel better too.  I seem to be happier and have a better outlook on life.  My Doctor said I should have surgery, he hasn't said anything about it now.  There are a lot of guys in our area that have bad prostates and cancer.  Sure hope you keep making this stuff (flax hull lignans) it is the only thing that has worked for me.

TESTIMONY # 4   G.E.

We have had great success with this product.  Being suspect of most new products of this nature, we never expected to have great results.

My husband, Hugh has an enlarged prostate and a heart that beats very irregularly.  Several Doctors over the years have felt he would need surgery on his prostate.  In the last two years it had become very bad, with Hugh getting up several times during the night.  He had not been on the Flax Hull Lignans for more than two weeks when he noticed a significant improvement, almost a complete reversal.  Now he does not get up more then once at night, if that to go to the bathroom.  His heart has been beating steady and at, an even speed.  He was a candidate for a pace-maker before he started with Flax Hull Lignans, now there is no mention of needing surgery.  

Hugh's Doctor was absolutely astonished at his last progress report.  He asked what we were doing differently.  We could only say Flax Hull Lignans.  Our Doctor said he knew that they were very good from different studies and so forth that he had read, but he had never seen such a dramatic improvement.  While the prostate is still enlarged, the side effects are lessened to a great extent.  Hugh's heart is so much better that our Doctor can not believe it. Hugh had a stroke in August of 2001.  His heart was so bad that we were worried that if he needed surgery he would not recover. Now, he is just bouncing along and mowing and putting up hay and working with his horses and cattle.   I should mention that Hugh is 71 years young.  We can only summarize that Flax Hull Lignans, is responsible for his improved health.

I am a Diabetic with uncontrolled sugar levels.  While Flax Hull Lignans has not been portrayed as being a cure for Diabetes, it certainly has helped me control mine better.  Also, I have a problem with constipation. I never worry about that as long as I am taking Flax Hull Lignans.  Another problem that I have is Cysts in my breasts, they can be very painful. After a short time using Flax Hull Lignans, I noticed that I wasn't having the pain I used to.  In fact there isn't any pain.  Now, I was never told that Flax Hull Lignans would do so much for us, but it sure has.

We put a measuring spoon full in our orange juice in the morning.  It is so handy having the measuring spoon provided in the jar. I like to mix mine with 7-up, Hugh likes to use hot chocolate.  I believe the very best is in orange juice, also works on breakfast food, etc.

TESTIMONY #5  M.M. (healthy subject)

Regarding the Flax Hull Lignans, I have experienced four times when I thought I was coming down with a cold or flu symptoms.  Each time, they only lasted from late afternoon till I went to sleep.  I woke up and they were gone.  This usually happens only once or twice during an entire "flu" season.  I have noticed no other side effects good or bad.

TESTIMONY #6 (has chronic breathing problems-must use oxygen tank and inhalers)

I have been taking the Flax Hull Lignans for 2 reasons (1) to see if it would increase my physical strength (2) gas.  I was having a little problem with the Flax Hull Lignans because doing it twice a day made me feel so full, I didn't want to eat food.  So I cut it to once a day.  I have noticed I don't have as much gas and it has helped my regularity.  Before I started the Flax Hull Lignans, God had increases my physical strength, so I can't give the Flax Hull Lignans credit for that.

TESTIMONY #7  R.B. (knee and back pain, occasionally takes morphine)

Before starting the Flax Hull Lignans, I would have a bad cough and would throw up stuff that I think was from my sinuses draining during the night.  I used to get bad headaches from sinus pressure also.  Now I don't cough as much in the morning and hardly ever seem to throw up.  The sinus headaches are not as frequent now.  I also seem to have a "better feeling" overall.

TESTIMONY #8 M.J. (arthritis)

 I have noticed a slight improvement in joint pain since I have been taking the Flax Hull Lignans.  I have had arthritis for years.  Also, I seem to be sleeping better at night.  I take a sleeping aid at bed time yet I still have some trouble sleeping

TESTIMONY #9 P.C. 

 First of all.  Yes I will continue taking the Flax Hull Lignans.  I would like to take it long term.  One thing I have noticed is that my blood sugar has been regular.  I tend to get hypoglycemic and have had very few problems since taking the Flax Hull Lignans.  A few weeks back, I was trying to come down with a cold, and it never happened.  I am sure that it is from the Flax Hull Lignans.  My hunger has reduced significantly.   When I eat fruits or vegetables, I get full very quick.  I have always been gassy, but this product has made that a little bit worse.  Once in a while, I feel a little bit nauseated still, but that has mostly subsided.  I think the biggest this is that I feel healthy.  I didn't see a big increase in energy but I do feel good.  I also started drinking 100% pure aloe vera juice, and between the Flax Hull Lignans and the juice, I'm feeling healthy. 

TESTIMONY #10 W.V. 

Since starting on the Flax Hull Lignans I have noticed a slight energy increase, but without the rush or jitteriness associated with many other medications.  It hasn't been a sudden jolt, and didn't even start right after starting it, just a gradual increase in energy.  I have had psoriasis on my elbows and one wrist for a long time.  I wasn't really even thinking about a change with that...but I have been pleasantly surprised in finding new skin forming and fewer flakes of skin.  We have started into the season of colds and flu.  I have been surrounded with people suffering with them, and have had only a couple of days of slight nasal stuffiness.  My son was so sick with stuffy nose, cough, fever and overall body aches that he was on the couch and slept for most of a week.  My niece had Strep and in the past I have always been very susceptible to it, and usually have been absolutely down with it for a week when I had it.  In spite of being with both my son and my niece, I only had a couple of days of slight nasal stuffiness with a little sleepiness.  I was able to continue with normal life and didn't need to interrupt for recuperation.  I'm not sure of changes in the blood pressure or blood glucose yet, but hope to have conclusive results by next report. (Will add when responds) 

TESTIMONY #11  T.V.

Since starting the Flax Hull Lignans the main change I have noticed is an improvement in the condition of my feet.  I have had problems with athlete's foot for years, better or worse at different times, but consistently a problem.  Since taking the Flax Hull Lignans, I have noticed a decrease in itching, and improvement in the condition of the skin.  The athlete's foot isn't completely gone, but I just started noticing this change in the last week, and am watching for more improvement.  My son was sick with sinus problems, dizziness and fever and was sick in bed for most of the week.  I only had a slight throat tickle and cough with slight head congestion which lasted about a week and a half.  It wasn't bad enough to stop me from daily activities of living or work.

Testimony # 12  J.W.

I just started taking the Flax Hull Lignans a weeks or so.  I haven't seen a big change except I don't have so much soreness in the top of my stomach.  Report more later.  60 day report after others mentioned about some of the women had noticed less tenderness in their breast.  I got to thinking my breast hasn't been so tender since I started taking the Flax Hull Lignans, Thanks

Testimony # 13 AH

T cell 470 (highest to date) VL undetectable (in November before the flax I had gone on a drug holiday for a month, the third so far over four years). November labs--T cell 220 and VL 135000. So you tell me.  I started back on the same meds and added the Concentrated Flax Hull Lignans.  Told my doctor--he wants to know more.  I as yet, can't say that the flax did the trick, but the coincidence factor is more than a factor.  So, in closing, I continue to have my roughage (almost every day)--have days where I have no desire to do anything and days where I do way plenty.  Cholesterol is great. All other significant lab scores are within normal range.  So, in conclusion, I think I will keep it up for a while and will not hesitate to share my personal experience.  Going to Hilton Head in February.

 

Testimony # 14 Please Pray for These People:

I've got a huge meeting with city officials, doctors, church leaders, etc...And these guys are really ready to do something. They're working on the WHAT IF"S when this thing hits like a flood.  They've already got testimonies of AIDS sores going away, melanoma disappearing, etc...Just on 6 weeks of a select few patients!  Praise God!!


I'll let you know more as I know it... Going to Swaziland and Mozambique this week...and preparing to see the AIDS orphanages and 80% filled hospitals with AIDS patients, mass graves, etc...  Not looking forward to this, but I have to go and document it.   50% of all babies here are born with HIV, 60% of white college students are infected, 40% of the entire Zulu tribe infected, and this isn't the hardest hit areas. Swaziland is in reverse population growth for first time in history.  They're losing ground.
We're here just in time in the name of Jesus!!
The Africans that have been on the product already are having amazing recoveries and healings...mouth sores disappearing and strength coming back. One skin cancer patient saw the cancer stop growing then shrink back before doctors cut it off.

I just visited the DREAM CENTER AIDS hospital and saw the babies and teens dying... hard to see and imagine.  They're so fragile and full of fear. The hospitals are 80% filled with AIDS patients and they're carting off around 80% of those out the back door without being able to help them.  One million are having AIDS symptoms right now in Durban S Africa and most of them are lying in homes with no nutrition, no one to help them, etc...Very tragic. Reminds me of a horror movie in 3-D, real life.  I don't think that America could handle seeing it.

We have a medical Christian doctor (with a nano mind) who's agreed to try to get approval from the major university to do a double blind monitored study.  We decided on a 30 day study with blood tests before and after on around 40 patients at the DREAM CENTER (Christian ran) if the dean and other boys will approve...they seem pretty desperate but still skeptical and want to prove scientifically.  We have to raise $150 per patient X 40 for blood tests and 30 days of care at the facility in a controlled environment...but this test could be the worldwide test that everyone would approve in the medical community.

After that, they'd want to do a 90 day longer term study, then they'd do phase three which would decide dosage amount. This will clearly take a year, so we're interested in working with them on the long haul for next year...but we're proceeding forward into the bush territory NOW with the naturalists and those who need this product now.  Pastors are ready to get started.... lots of need, not a lot of finances in the third world nation....

God bless.  Pray as I go to meet with the head of ZULU nation tomorrow and SWAZILAND on Thursday where the epidemic is at highest proportion in Africa....second highest is Zimbabwe where we're going next week.

 www.aidshivawareness.org

 

 

They can also go to:

 www.childrensfeedingnetwork.org

 

I am trembling with the power of the Holy Spirit in me right now. I think this is what we have been waiting for and I feel confident that God is making a mighty move for us to be able to help the sick heal, both physically and spiritually.

 

Thank you, Jesus.


Send this to whomever you can. I'm on internet cafe for first time since I left town...not much internet capacity over here.

God bless,

 Testimony # 15 A.W. 

Yes, I am delighted to be able to report the changes we have experienced by using the Concentrated Flax Hull Lignans.

My husband and I are in our fifties, and are starting to show a little wear and tear from fifty years of living, so this is the time when we are looking everywhere for natural ways to prevent any serious problems before they strike. (We don't resort to Western medicine because we feel it is often more life-threatening than the diseases.)

We both started using the Lignans three months ago. My husband needs to urinate too often, and wanted to try the lignans for his prostate, and takes it every day. At this point, he can't really say that there has been a change, but he wants to continue because he feels that there is something happening, but just can't say exactly what. He just feels better.

Mine is the really clear success story. One of my concerns had been much thickened, hardened breast tissue. I'm sure this must be a precursor of some very serious problems, because the circulation is restricted, and therefore toxins build up, leading to the dreaded cancer. I had been taking the Barlean's High Lignan Flaxseed Oil, and noticed absolutely no changes. But in the VERY FIRST WEEK using your Concentrated Flax Hull Lignans, I noticed some softening around the hard edges of the breast tissue mass. This has continued progressively in an amazing way, and I know that in time, everything in that area will be completely normalized. I cannot tell you how relieved and happy I am!!! The lignans are probably a life-saver for me.

I have also noticed an improvement in elimination regularity and consistency. This in itself must be improving the function of all other areas of the physiology.

The bottom line is that we feel your Lignans are a vital part of our health regimen, and we will probably continue until we are in perfect health!

My husband mentioned one more benefit that he thinks may be from the Lignans. This is something that we weren't expecting, but it may be possible. Every winter he battles with attacks of severe bronchitis. He has found relief in the past with Lobelia and Grapefruit Seed Extract, but the bronchitis always gets started at some point. We have been taking the Lignans since October, and it's now January, but so far, no bronchitis! Could this be the Lignans? We are willing to believe it's possible. What do you think?

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North Dakota Innovations, Inc. took form March 20, 2002, with a vision to bring the best of what this world has to offer, in whatever endeavor North Dakota Innovations, Inc. would take on, with the integrity of a Christian loyalty and our Lord's Blessing on all Products.

OUR MISSION:  To make sure we have the best flax products the world has to offer.  How do we do this, with the knowledge of all the studies done at the World Flax Conferences, done at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND?  The University has done many studies on Flax and its properties.  On the Organic side, we went with USA Organics Certification Standards and integrity. 

Our first project involved a product called Flax Hull Lignans.  Upon Maw and Rangeloff meeting, we saw the vision of the need to get Flax Hull Lignans out to the world in a timely manor.  They gave NDI approval to use their technology to bring this product (or food) to the world.  Ladies and men that are currently taking Flax Hull Lignans are having wonderful results. Testimonials coming in are having unbelievable results, along with the Praise of what the Lord is doing with this Product (food).

 North Dakota Innovations, Inc. is in business for better overall health, with the use of Flax Hull Lignans. Preferably, organic hulls that are without chemicals. Good - right  - well... Excellent would be the perfect term we use around here.  Why are people dying?  Think about all those chemicals working against what GOD created (our bodies). If we can't treat our own bodies better than that, who can? Who is in control? You are! So if you want to learn about how to feel better, read on!!

                                                                                                  

         I would like to tell you about our product: 

FLAX HULL LIGNANS (SDG): They are the shell of a flax seed.  Kind of like a sunflower, it peels off with a procedure that is quite unique. (The procedure was developed by Curtis and Dennis residents of Tappen, ND).  The benefits it has shown to have, on the people whom are taking it are quite phenomenal.  Read testimonies as they come in.  Please check them out for yourself. See just what the Flax Hull Lignans are doing for real people in the real world.  GOD does beautiful work!  I thank the LORD for giving my husband (Curtis) the knowledge to have invented this product.  It has proven itself over and over already.  Won't you give it a try?   GOD BLESS AND THANKS SO MUCH!!!

Health Conditions That have shown positive results of our Flax Hull Lignans information:

Diabetes: is currently the ninth leading cause of death in America.  The most common form of diabetes, mellitus, is generally divided into two categories: type 1, called insulin-dependent or juvenile diabetes, and type 2, called adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes

     Several studies at the University of Saskatchewan indicate that the lignan SDG from flaxseed can help prevent or significantly delay the development of diabetes.  In a study with rats published in 2001, Dr. Prasad of the College of Medicine, Physiology Department, found that SDG reduces development of adult-onset (type 2) diabetes by 80 percent, and delays the development of the disease significantly.*

     The findings of this study builds on Prasad's previously published studies involving two animal models of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes.  These two studies showed that SDG reduces the development of the type 1 diabetes by 71 and 75 percent respectively. **

     Prasad has shown that both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are associated with oxidative stress (increase in toxic metabolites of oxygen known as oxygen free radicals).  But because of SDG's potent antioxidants activity, its ingestion is effective in preventing and reducing the development of diabetes by reducing this oxidative stress.  As a complex-carbohydrate, lignans can help reduce blood sugar levels.

     Prasad stresses that diabetic patients would have to consume very large amounts of whole flax seed to get enough SDG to provide the equivalent beneficial effect found in the animal studies.  Drawbacks to doing this would also include high caloric intake (flaxseed is 35-40 percent oil) and a laxative effect.  For that reason, SDG extracts derived from newly developed extraction methods would be needed. __________________

* Prasad, K., Jour. of Lab. & Clinical Med., July, 2001, 138: 32-39

**  Prasad, K., et al., Mol. Cell Biochem., 2000, 206(1-2): 141.  Prasad, K., Mol. Cell Biochem., 2000, 209(1-2): 89

Lupus: is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect many of the body’s organs and skin.  On the skin it is characterized by remissions and exacerbations of a scaling, red, macular rash.  Late in the disease patients suffer significant morbidity from kidney failure and accelerated vascular disease with heart attacks, strokes and other atherogenic complications.  There is no cure and complete remissions are rare.*

     Lupus research at the University of Western Ontario indicates that SDG has a therapeutic role in animal and human lupus nephritis.  It is known that in patients with lupus nephritis (SLE) there is an increase in the production of platelet activating factors (PAF), and a decrease in their metabolism.  Platelets are the fragments of megakaryocytes (large cells in the bone marrow) which get into the blood.  Lignans acts as PAF receptor antagonists, which means the lignans reduce the accumulation PAF’s

     A study conducted with eight lupus patients, they were given 15, 30, and 45 grams of flaxseed per day for four weeks.  PAF-induced platelet aggregation was inhibited by all doses.  In conclusion, the flaxseed conferred significant benefits in reducing inflammatory and atherogenic mechanisms important in the pathogenesis of lupus nephritis. ** Test so far indicate that very beneficial results are occurring from use of lignan-rich flaxseed (concentrated flax hull lignans). 

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*Karsh, J., et al., “Mortality in Lupus Nephritis,” Arthr. Rheum., 1979, 22:764-769 

** Clark, W.F., et al., “Flaxseed: A Potential Treatment for Lupus Nephritis,”  Kidney Int., Aug. 1995,  48(2):475-80.

 

            

Kidney Disorder: the kidneys are the major regulators of the water electrolyte, and acid-base (pH) content of the blood and, indirectly, all body fluids.  Kidney disease is often the result of damage done to kidneys by exposure to certain drugs or toxins, heavy metals, solvents, poisons or pesticides. Impaired kidney function can also accompany or result from other disorders, such as diabetes, lupus, hypertension, and liver disease.*

     There is growing evidence that dietary phytoestrogens, such as flax lignan, have a beneficial role in chronic renal (kidney) disease.  Recent findings from dietary intervention studies performed in animals and human suggest that consumption of flaxseed rich in lignans (concentrated flax hull lignans) retards the development and progression of chronic renal disease.**

     In a study involving the dietary supplement of concentrated flax hull lignans the research showed the existence of proteinuria, or protein in the urine, which is a sign of severe renal disease.  It was noted that lignans produce specific reversible and completive inhibition of PAF.  This PAF factor has been implicated with the onset of renal injury.  Mortality was lower in the flaxseed-fed mice.*** 

     In a study at the University of Manitoba, it was discovered that lignans in flaxseed improve kidney function in certain types of kidney diseases.  When rats with kidney dysfunctions were given flaxseed in their diet it preserved renal function and reduced histological injury.****

     Flaxseed has been investigated in both immune and non-immune models of renal injury.  It was concluded that in both models, flaxseed was beneficial in slowing the decline in renal function.  Studies comparing defatted flaxseed meal with full meal indicates that components other than the oil, such a fiber or lignans, have desirable properties in some aspects of renal disease.*****_________

*Blach, J., Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 1997, p. 357.

** Velasquez, M.T., Am. J. Kidney Dis., May, 2001, 37(5):1056-68

***Clark, W.F., & Parbtani, A., "Flaxseed in Experimental and Clinical Lupus Nephritis," University of Western Ontario, 2000, p. 17-22.  Hall, A.V., et al., Am. J. Kidney Dis., 1993, 22(2):326-32.

****Ogborn, M.R., et al., "The effect of dietary flaxseed supplementation on organic anion and osmolyte content and excretion in rat polycystic kidney disease," Biochem.  Cell. Biol., 1998, 76(2-3):553-9.

*****Parbtani, A. & W.F. Clark, "Flaxseed and its Components in Renal Disease," Flaxseed in Human Nutrition, 1995, AOCS Press, 244-260.

 

Breast Cancer: The American Cancer Society reports that one in eight women will contract breast cancer.  Unfortunately, breast cancer may be present for as long as 4 years before it can be detected by mammography or self-examination.

     According to Dr. Ross Pelton, author of Preventing Breast Cancer, the largest misconception among women is that if they do not have a history of breast cancer, they are at low risk.  This myth is simply untrue.  Dr. Pelton elaborates in stating that the majority of newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer are in women with no family history of the disease.

     Standard medical treatment for breast cancer includes lumpectomy (partial removal of the breast), mastectomy (total removal of the breast), chemotherapy, and radiation.  None of these are desirable treatments as they are harmful and destructive.  Natural treatments such as SDG are desirable, nondestructive and effective.

     Evidence of lignans in reducing breast cancer came from the University Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Center, Perth, Western Australia.  In this case-control study, published in Lancet, women with newly diagnosed breast cancer were interviewed by means of questionnaires, and a 72 hour urine collection and blood sample were taken.  The urine samples were assayed for various plant constituents including the lignans enterodiol and enterolactone.  After adjustment for age at menarche, parity, alcohol intake, and total fat intake, high excretion of both equol (a plant estrogen) and enterolactone was associated with a “substantial reduction in breast-cancer risk,” the researchers stated.  They further concluded:

     “There is a substantial reduction in breast-cancer risk among women with high intake (as measured by excretion) of phyto-estrogens—particularly the isoflavonic phyto-estrogen equol and the lignan enterolactone.  These findings could be important in the prevention of breast cancer.”*

    Lignans help prevent or reduce breast cancer partly due to the fact that the lignan constituents in plants such as SDG in flax seed resemble the female hormone estrogen.  Lignans are thus classified as phytoestrogens.  Like other phytoestrogens, they hook onto the same spots on the cell where estrogen attaches.  When natural estrogen is abundant in the body, lignans reduce estrogen’s effects by displacing it from cells.  This displacement of the hormone can help prevent those cancers, such as breast cancer, that depend on estrogen to start and develop.

     In a 1996 study, SDG was tested for effects on mammary tumorigenesis in rats.  The consumption of the flaxseed lignan SDG resulted in a 37% reduction in the number of tumors per tumor-bearing rat, and a 46% reduction in the number of mammary tumors per number of rats in each group.  This study showed, for the first time, that SDG has an antitumor effect when provided at the early promotion stage of tumorigenesis. **

     Another study was conducted to determine if the lignan SDG could reduce mammary tumor growth at the late stage of carcinogenesis.  Flax SDG supplementation began 13 weeks after carcinogen administration to see if it would reduce the size of established mammary tumors (present at the start of treatment), and the appearance of new tumors in rats.  After 7 weeks of SDG treatment established tumor volume was over 50% smaller in all treatment groups, while there was no change in the rats on the normal control diet.  New tumor number and volume were also lower in the SDG group.  The conclusions were that SDG is beneficial throughout the promotional phase of carcinogenesis, and at the stage when tumors have already been established. ***

     During lactation breast development occurs involving the terminal end bud (TEB) structures in the breast.  A test was conducted to see if flaxseed lignans affected the development of the mammary gland in rats during lactation.  This was important because mammary glands with more TEBs are more susceptible to carcinogens.  The results were that lignans taken during early postnatal life induced structural change in the mammary gland that may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. **** Thus lignans work in several different ways to fight breast cancer._____________

*Ingram, D., et al. “Case-control Study of Phyto-oestrogens and Cancer.”  Lancet, 1997; 350(9083):990-4.

**Thompson L.U., et al., “Antitumorigenic Effect of a Mammalian Lignan Precursor from Flaxseed.” Nutr. Cancer, 1996: 26(2):159-65.

***Thompson, L.U. Richard, S.E., “Flaxseed and its Lignan and Oil Components 

Reduce Mammory Tumor Growth at a Late Stage of Carcinogenesis,” Carcinogenesis, 17(6):1373-6

****Tou, J.C., “Exposure to Flaxseed or its Lignan Component During Different Development Stages Influences Rat Mammary Gland Structures,” Carcinogenesis, Sep. 19.

 

 

Colon Cancer: Several factors put people at risk for colon cancer—lack of dietary fiber and calcium, a build up of toxins in the colon, continued constipation and/or diarrhea, a polyps, a high-fat diet.

     Since the plant lignan SDG is converted into the mammalian lignans enterolactone and enterodiol directly within the colon, SDG is particularly effective in combating cancer of the colon.

     In a study it showed that SDG lignan over the short term decreases some early markers of colon cancer risk.  Studies at the University of Toronto, Department of Nutritional Medicine, were conducted which showed that over the long term flaxseed lignan still exerts a colon cancer protective effect.  Six groups of rats were fed for 100 days either a regular diet or one supplemented with 2.5 or 5% defatted flaxseed.  All rats were injected with a single dose of azoxymethane one week prior to commencing the dietary treatments.  This was done to induce colon cancer. The rats which were fed the defatted flax diet had significantly reduced number of aberrant crypts in the colon compared to the control group. It was concluded that flaxseed has a colon cancer protective effect that is due, in part, to the lignan SDG; and that the protective effect of flaxseed and SDG is associated with increased beta-glucuronidase activity.*

     Another research we performed which involved the mammalian lignans enterolactone (ED), which are derived from SDG.  In this research four human colon tumor cell lines were incubated with various levels of EL, ED, or 17 betal-estradiol for 8 to 10 days.  At 100 microM concentration, both lignans significantly reduced cell proliferation of all cell lines.  EL was more than twice as effective as ED at this concentration.  The growth was not affected by the presence of 17 beta-estradiol, implying that these cells are not estrogen sensitive.  The conclusion was that lignans are growth inhibitors of colon tumor cells and may act through mechanism(s) other than antiestrogenic activity. ** 

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*Jenab, M., & Thompson, L., “Influence of Flaxseed and Lignans on Colon Carcinogenesis,” Carcinogenesis, 1996; 17(6):1343-1348.

**Sung. M.K., Lautens, M., Thompson, L., "Mammalian Lignans Inhibit the Growth of Estrogen-Independent Human Colon Tumor Cells,” Anticancer Res., 1998, May-Jun; 18(3A):1405-08.

 

 

Prostate Cancer: is cancer of the prostrate gland and is the second leading cause of death among men.  It is a disease that primarily occurs in men over sixty years old.  By the age of eighty, 80 % of all men have prostrate cancer to some extent.  Fortunately, in most cases prostrate cancer is a slow-growing cancer, doubling in mass every six years.  Like all cancers, the rate of prostrate cancer is rising in the US.  Part of the reason is due to high-fat diets and exposure to chemicals.  Current treatments are radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy.

     Flaxseed ingestion produces large amounts of mammalian lignans with weak estrogenic/anti-estrogenic properties.  In tests these properties reduced adult relative prostrate weight and cell proliferation, suggesting potential protection against prostatic disease, without affecting sex hormone levels.*

     Researchers from the University Of Wales College Of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom, determined the concentration of lignans in prostrate fluid from Portuguese, Chinese and British men.  The mean concentration or enterolactone and other plant estrogens were very high among Portuguese and Asian men, respectively.  The research team concluded that the levels of lignans and related plant estrogens may be responsible, in part, for lower incidences of prostate cancer in men from Mediterranean countries. **

     A very recent study involved twenty-five patients with prostrate cancer which were given a lignan-rich flaxseed supplementation.  The results show a favorable affect on prostrate cancer biology and associated biomarkers. ***

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* Tou, J., et al., Jour. Toxicol Environ. Health, 1999, 56(8):55.

** Morton, M.S., et al. “Lignans and Isoflavonoids in Plasma and Prostatic fluid in men: samples from Portugal, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom.”  Prostrate, 1997: 32(2):122-8.

***Demark-Wahnefried, W., et al., Urology, Jul., 2001, 58(1):47-52.

 

 

Heart Disease: is well known that flax oil fights heart disease by lowering dangerous LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and reducing the build up of atherosclerotic plaque on artery walls.  But now evidence is revealing that SDG lignan in pure, concentrated form has an equal or greater effect in fighting heart disease.

     Researchers produced a high concentration from flax meal consisting of 99% pure SDG.  The 99% pure SDG was fed to rabbits on a high cholesterol diet for a period of 8 weeks.  Another group was fed a diet high in cholesterol but received no SDG treatment.   After 8 weeks the rabbits were sacrificed.  It was discovered that the addition of SDG resulted in a 73% reduction in atherosclerotic plaques compared to the untreated rabbits.  It was also noted that there was a 33% reduction in serum cholesterol in the SDG-fed rabbits.  This shows that flaxseed SDG is effective in reducing hypercholesterolemic atherosclerosis.*

     The ability of SDG in reducing atherosclerosis is partly due to its antioxidant activity.  Oxygen free radicals have been implicated in the development of the disease.  Dr. Prasad states that oxygen free radicals damage the lining of the blood vessels and set the stage for development of atherosclerosis.**  SDG’s antioxidant activity has the ability to remove toxic metabolites of oxygen or free radicals, thus retarding atherosclerosis.

     Recent work from the University of Saskatchewan, has demonstrated that the reduction of hypercholesterolemia atherosclerosis is greater with SDG than with the whole flaxseed. *** The decrease is associate with a reduction of serum cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol.  These studies show the need for a more pure and concentrated form of lignan than what is in most “lignan flax oils” in order to obtain the greater benefits it offers against heart disease.

     In one study several dogs were pretreated with lignan-rich flaxseed.  The pretreatment attenuated endotoxin induced cardiac dysfunction and cellular damage.  Thus the lignans

Antioxidant and anti-PAF agents may be effective in the treatment of endotoxic shock. ****

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*Prasad, K., Atherosclerosis, 1997, 132(1):69.

**Prasad, K., J. Kalra, “Oxygen Free Radicals and Hypercholesterolemic Atherosclerosis,” Am. Heart Jour.., 1993, 125:958-973.

*** McLennan, B., “Flaxseed-Lignan Research: the Potential for Inproved Health Care.”  College of Medicine & Alumni Review, University of Saskatchewan, 1996, 4(2): 7-8.

**** Pattanaik, U., Jour. Cardiovasc. Pharmacol.  Ther., 1995, 3(4):305

 

Skin Cancer & Melanoma: There are several different types of skin cancer, some of which are benign and others malignant.  An estimated 600,000 Americans develop some type of skin cancer each year, and over 10,000 die from the disease.  A recent review suggests that both isoflavonoids and lignans are natural cancer protective compounds, and useful against skin cancer. *

     Research from the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, investigated the effect of dietary supplementation of flaxseed, the richest source of lignans, on experimental melanoma cells.  Flax reduces tumor occurrence by up to 63%.  The addition of flaxseed to the diet also caused a dose-dependant decrease in tumor area and volume, showing that it could be beneficial in both prevention and treatment.  Further, the rich source of lignans reduced metastasis and inhibited the growth of the metastatic secondary tumors in the animals tested. **

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*Adlercreutz, H., “Phytoestrogens: Epidemiology and a Possible Role in Cancer Protection,” Environ. Health Perspectives, 1995, 103:103-112.

** Yan, L., et al. “Dietary flaxseed supplement and experimental metastasis of melanoma cells in mice.” Cancer Lett, 1998; 124(2):181-6.

 

Women’s Health: Since lignans are phytoestrogens, they are effective in treating several health issues for women.  If there is little estrogen in the body lignans may act like weak estrogen; but when natural estrogen may act like weak estrogen; but when natural estrogen is abundant in the body, lignans may instead reduce estrogen’s effects by displacing of the hormone can help prevent breast cancer.

     A clinical study has shown that SDG phytoestrogen in particular, exhibits agonist properties to the estrogen receptor.* This property is of specific value to post-menopausal women, which typically exhibit low estrogen levels.  

     Women consuming lignan-rich flaxseed oil products generally report a reduction in breast tenderness, bloating, hot flashes, sweating, vaginal dryness, and other symptoms related to PMS and menopause.**  This is due to the lignan’s estrogenic activity.

     For years people have been trying to regulate menstrual cycles.  Lignans in flaxseed have been shown to regulate women’s menstrual cycle.  In one study, women consuming lignans in flaxseed did not miss a single cycle, compared to the control group that missed several cycles. *** In another study women supplemented their diet with a dose of 10 g/day of flax.  It resulted in elevated progesterone/estradiol ratios in the luteal phase: this was due to a decreased estradoil concentration.  The concentration of lignans measured in the urine showed the level of lignans absorbed.  Thus flax lignans clearly has a significant impact on controlling women’s menstrual cycle. ****

     In a study with rats, the effects of flax and its lignan SDG was compared with tamoxifen, an antiestrogen drug, by monitoring rat estrous cycling.  After four weeks 66% of the rats taking flax SDG had more regular cycling produced by a cessation or lengthening of estrous cycles.  In the rats given tamoxifen, 83% of the animals had irregular cycles or were in persistent diestrous.  The conclusion was that flaxseed and SDG were effective in being antiestrogenic without gross tissue toxicity.*****  The control which lignan has over the menstrual cycle has an influence on cancer growth.  This is because the less time a women spends in the luteal phase the lower the risk of breast cancer.******

     A study of 28 postmenopausal women was conducted in which they consumed lignan-rich flaxseed.  The supplementation significantly increased urinary excretion of the estrogen metabolites 2-hydroxyestrogen and 16 alpha-hydroxyestrone.  These results suggest that lignan from flaxseed may have chemoprotective effects in postmenopausal women. *******

     Because of the potential effects lignans have on estrogen, women who are pregnant or nursing should avoid taking large amounts of this supplement It is considered safe when used in moderation at this time.

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*Brzezinski A., and Cebi A, Eur. J. Obst. Gyn. Reprod. Biol., 1999; 85:47-51.

** Knight D.C and Eden J.A., Obstet. Gynecol., 1987 (5 pt.2), 897-904.

***Lampe JW et al. “Urinary lignan and isoflavonoid excretion in premenopausal women consuming flaxseed powder.”  Am. Jour. Clin. Nutr., 1994; 60:122-8.

****Phipps, W. & Martini, M., Jour. Clin. Endocrinol Metab., 1993, 77:1215-1219.  Lampe, J., Am. Jour. Clin. Nutr, 1994, 60:122-128.

***** Orcheson, L.J., et al., “Flaxseed and its Mammalian Lignan Precursor Cause a Lengthening or Cessation of Estrous Cycling in Rats.” Cancer Lett., 1998, 125(1-2):69-76.

****** Henderson, B., et al., Cancer, 1985, 56:1206-1208.

******* Haggans, C.J., “Effect of Flaxseed on Urinary Estrogen Metabolites in Postmenopausal Women,” Nutr. Cancer, 1999, 33(2):188-95.    

 

Men’s Health: The biological properties of lignans have several beneficial effects for men.  Their potent anti-estrogenic effect has drawn the interest of bodybuilders who are always looking to increase their testosterone to estrogen ratio.  Here is one cheap, natural way to do it without adverse effects or putting yourself on the wrong side of the law.

     Lignans may also offer a benefit to those men who are athletic, do heavy lifting or strenuous work by preventing damage to muscles.   It was demonstrated that rats which were pretreated with a lignan-enriched extract were protected against physical exercise-induced muscle damage.*

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* Ko, K.M., Duncan, H., Phytotherapy Research, vol.10, Issue 5, 1996,pp.450-452.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HISTORY OF FLAX:

Flax is one of the most ancient of useful herbs.  Its Latin name, Linum Usitatissimum, means "most useful."  The usefulness of flax, to humankind predates earliest recorded history.

The Book of Exodus and the Talmud both mention the cultivation of flax.  Ancient Egyptians grew flax along the Nile and wove linen fabrics for clothing, bed sheets, diapers, sails, even wrapping for mummies.

SOME INTERESTING INFORMATION ON FLAX:

Flax seeds are the richest source of essential fatty acids (EFA) Linoleic (Omega-6) and Linolenic (Omega-3).

Flax helps build cell membranes and prostaglandins, hormone chemical transmitters in the body.

Omega-3 prostaglandins decrease blood pressure, water retention, cholesterol levels and platelet stickiness.

In years ago fresh pressed flax oil was delivered to doorsteps just like milk.

Years ago cancer and heart disease were very rare. In the 1900's 1 in 7 died of heart disease and 1 in 30 died of cancer.  Today deficiencies or excess of fat are involved in 70% of deaths.

Fresh Flax Oil will drive cellulite out of the body and restore you energy level.

Flax seed contain lignans which are thought to be a cancer preventative high in fiber.

Women who have a diet high in lignans have less breast problems, no mater the nationality.

The oil must be fresh and cold pressed, its delicacy is why it's so rare in the diet.

Sometimes weeks or months may go by before any improvements become evident, so you may need to patient to see results. 

Flax Seed is beneficial to promoting a general sense of wellbeing for the body to heal with natural sources, in may health areas as kidney disease, colon, prostrate and breast tenderness to mention a few.  

 

 

Women’s Health Update!

There absolutely is something I would recommend to you and to all my readers—flax. It's a nutritional powerhouse that helps support heart health, promotes emotional well-being, restores moisture to skin, promotes hormone balance, prevents bone loss, aids weight-loss efforts, and so much more.  Just 1-2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil or 4-6 tablespoons of ground flaxseed a day is all you need to reap these benefits. That's because flax is super-food rich in essential fatty acids, phytoestrogens (known as lignans), fiber, and alkaline minerals.

 There’s quite a lot to be said about flax. Here's an overview.
 Essential Fatty Acids Are Essential to Health
 Studies have shown that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, including
 flaxseed, substantially lowers your risk of heart disease. Among other
 things, omega-3 fats can help lower LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and
even blood pressure.

 Flaxseed is also an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids. Your body
uses both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to create series 1 and 3
 prostaglandins. These "good" prostaglandins help reduce menstrual cramps,
 breast tenderness, bloating, and the effects of PMS. They also protect you
 from inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis.

 Essential fatty acids (Eras) also provide moisture to your tissues. On
the outside, you'll notice that your skin will be more supple and your hair
shinier. And you'll be able to detect changes on the inside, too. Eras can
 help restore moisture to the vaginal tissues and cushion your joints.

 Phytoestrogens Restore Hormone Balance

 Flax contains phytoestrogens (plant-based estrogens) in the form of flax
lignans, which have mild estrogenic properties. This can be particularly helpful for midlife women with estrogen dominance. The lignans help reduce estrogen production while promoting progesterone production, thus restoring hormone balance.

 Interestingly, plant-based estrogens, like those found in flax, actually
 mimic estrogen, so women with post-menopausal symptoms also find relief by
 adding flax to their diet. But unlike synthetic estrogens, the lignans in
 flax block the hormone's ability to bind to tissue receptors. This has been
 shown to decrease your risk for some cancers, including breast and ovarian
 cancer.
 

The Many Benefits of Fiber

 Flax is also an excellent source of fiber, which promotes the excretion of
 fats and other waste products from your body. This reduces the load on your
 liver and helps your body excrete excess estrogen.

 I’m sure you know that dietary fiber is necessary for healthy bowel
 function, but did you know that it supports heart health at the same time?
 Fiber reduces not only total cholesterol, but also LDL ("bad") cholesterol
 by binding with bile and cholesterol in the intestines and speeding food
 through your digestive tract.

 Furthermore, fiber is an important element in any successful weight loss
program. Increasing dietary fiber, while lowering caloric intake, enhances
weight loss, calms food cravings, and decreases feelings of hunger. Fiber
also prevents spikes in blood sugar by slowing the release of carbohydrates
 into the bloodstream. This helps keep energy levels consistently high.

 Mighty Minerals

 Ground flaxseed contains large amounts of alkaline minerals such as
 calcium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. And since flax is also high in
 phytoestrogens, it is a good source of nutrients that support bone health.
 In fact, a study published in the Journal of the American Nutraceutical
 Association examined the effects of flaxseed consumption on postmenopausal
 women who were not taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Researchers
 found that adding 38 grams (about 4 tablespoons) of ground flaxseed a day to
 a woman's diet significantly reduced their rate of bone loss.

 Plus, these same minerals can help to maintain the proper acid/alkaline
 balance. If you've been with me for any amount of time, you know how
 important this is. If you are out of balance and overly acidic you are more
 likely to be fatigued, and have headaches, digestive problems, urinary tract
 conditions, chronic illnesses, colds, and flu. So flax's benefits truly are
 comprehensive.


 

 My Flax Recommendations:

 I recommend taking 1 to 2 tablespoons of flax seed oil or 4 to 6
tablespoons of ground flax every day as an easy way to support your health
on many levels.

 Here’s to your health,


 Susan M. Lark, MD

 

 

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Flax Hull Lignans:  $39.95/Jar (one month supply) Free Shipping.

Our product Flax Hull Lignans consists of the hull of the flax seed where the SDG Lignans are located.  These Flax Hull Lignans have proven in testimonies that they are a great benefit for fighting many diseases that affect the body.  It is also a good source of dietary fiber.  Remember to drink plenty of water with fiber.  

Directions:  Take one scoop of the Flax Hull Lignans daily.  Take directly (I don't recommend it this way) or mix in water, cereal, juice, oatmeal, yogurt, blended drinks, or mix with any foods of your choosing.  Analysis of our product is listed here.  Each jar contains 30-32 scoops of Flax Hull Lignans.

Don't be fooled by other retailer's lignan count.  Our product has an impressive 30-60 mg/g which equals 150-300 mg SDG per serving.  We believe this is the highest concentration on the market today.  All testimonies are results of using Flax Hull Lignans.

We would like to know how you came across our product.  Visit the contact page to let us know!

 

 

Standard Whole Seed Cold Pressed Flax Lignan Meal: $6.00 per 1.75 lb jar.  Organic $10.00 per 1 lb. jar, Free Shipping

 

Contains an average of 10-16 mg of lignans per gram.  Been known to help with bowel movements.  This product still contains low amounts of lignans (which is considered high in some people's advertising).

 

 

                                                             Whole Brown Flax

$0.99/lb 10 lb. minimum plus shipping.  

Currently we are sold out of this item.  Please call us for orders (701) 327-2121.  Thanks!! 

 Whole Brown Flax is a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids such as Omega-3 and Zinc.  It is also a source of dietary fiber, a necessary element for the body's digestive system.                                     

 

                                                                                                                

                                                  

Whole Yellow Flax       

$0.99/lb 10 lb minimum

Whole Yellow Flax

is a source of polyunsaturated fatty acid (such as Omega-3) and aids in dietary fiber consumption.

                                                           Animal Lignan Supplement

$24.99 for 1/2 lb jar

 Animal Lignans Supplement has shown in some animals to help with arthritis symptoms. Mix with moist food or sprinkle in milk.  Get 1/2 pound jar for $24.99.  Feed no more than one scoop a day. This is a new product to the pet industry. What benefits it has for animals, haven't been determined at this time. Pets seem to be able to move around with less stress to the joints. Always make sure the pet has a fresh water dish.                      

        

 

Flax Oil  $16.00 per 16 Oz. Bottle                                                                             

Flax Oil contains essential fatty acids best known for constituent in flaxseed for health benefits. It is beneficial for many health conditions as dry skin, arthritis, heart disease, aids in cell production, among many others.  It contains the richest known source of linolinic acid.

  


© 2003ndinnovations
 

Our product Flax Hull Lignans consists of the hull of the flax seed where the SDG Lignans are located.  These Flax Hull Lignans have proven in testimonies that they are a great benefit for fighting many diseases that affect the body.  It is also a good source of dietary fiber.  Remember to drink plenty of water with fiber.  

Directions:  Take one scoop of the Flax Hull Lignans daily.  Take directly (I don't recommend it this way) or mix in water, cereal, juice, oatmeal, yogurt, blended drinks, or mix with any foods of your choosing.  Analysis of our product is listed here.  Each jar contains 30-32 scoops of Flax Hull Lignans.

Don't be fooled by other retailer's lignan count.  Our product has an impressive 30-60 mg/g which equals 150-300 mg SDG per serving.  We believe this is the highest concentration on the market today.  All testimonies are results of using Flax Hull Lignans.

We would like to know how you came across our product.  Visit the contact page to let us know!

 

 

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