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Posted by: HarmonyKitty, Sunday, December 9, 2007, 10:54pm
Hello There:

As a B nonnie, I have recently gotten into the habit of having my membrane fluidizer cocktail every morning (pineapple juice, 1 T flaxseed oil, 1 T soy lechithin).  I have to admit, one of the main reasons for taking flaxseed oil myself is due to perimenopause.

So this morning a "nutritional expert" is on the local news touting the benefits of flax seeds.  My husband sees this and now wants to start taking flaxseed oil too.  The "expert" mentioned flax seeds offer prostate protection.  Something he is getting concerned about.

My question is, will this help a male, blood type O, who is probably a secretor?  Since "experts" tend to lump things together as being great for everyone, and we all know differently here at the BTD, I don't know if it would be of much benefit to him.  I tend to think of it as something more beneficial to females.  Is that correct??   ??)

Also, I also thought the oil is much more beneficial than the seeds.  The "expert" this morning recommended putting a handful of flax seeds in recipes, but I've always heard the oil is much more beneficial as the seeds actually have to be broken to get their benefit.  I would think flax seeds randomly added to certain recipes would just be swallowed whole and have no benefit.

Thanks anyone!
Posted by: 1151 (Guest), Sunday, December 9, 2007, 11:05pm; Reply: 1
From what I know of the Cancer book, flaxseed oil is an AVOID for all men in conern to cancer prevention or fighting.  It has something to do with the chemical reaction of it being processed from the whole seed.  I can't remember right off what ranking the whole seeds have but the oil should definitly be avoided by your O husband.
Posted by: HarmonyKitty, Sunday, December 9, 2007, 11:24pm; Reply: 2
Thank you StevenT.  For now, I'LL stick to the flaxseed oil!  He can continue to take his stinging nettle root.
Posted by: Linda, Sunday, December 9, 2007, 11:29pm; Reply: 3
I just checked the Typebase and flaxseed oil is either beneficial or neutral for all blood types.  Please don't dismiss the usefullness of flaxseed oil for you husband.  Check the Typebase.  It says beneficial for O secretors.
Posted by: LarryC., Sunday, December 9, 2007, 11:36pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from 1151
From what I know of the Cancer book, flaxseed oil is an AVOID for all men in conern to cancer prevention or fighting.  It has something to do with the chemical reaction of it being processed from the whole seed.  I can't remember right off what ranking the whole seeds have but the oil should definitly be avoided by your O husband.


Steven was right Flaxseed oil, in the cancer book all men all risk of Prostate cancer should not use Flaxseed oil, It is the only food that is gender related, It is good for Women but not men.

Thank You Steven I see you did get something out of Class.
Good Job.

Posted by: Victoria, Monday, December 10, 2007, 1:55am; Reply: 5
H Kitty, You didn't say that your husband is at risk for prostate cancer.  Is he just wanting protection for himself, or does he have existing problems?

Freshly ground flaxseeds will do most of the same beneficial things that flax oil will.  This has been my choice instead of the oil, and there is no warning about the seeds with regards to prostate cancer. You're right that the seeds need to be crushed if a person wants to benefit from the efa's.  An inexpensive coffee grinder or seed mill will do the job easily. Grinding fresh daily is best, or be sure to keep the ground seeds in a glass jar in a cold refrigerator.

One problem with the oil is that it becomes rancid quickly and has to be kept very cold, preferably in the freezer.

Both the oil and the seed are beneficial for O secretors unless prostate cancer exists or is a genuine threat, in which case the oil is not advised.
Posted by: 1151 (Guest), Monday, December 10, 2007, 2:21am; Reply: 6
Quoted from HarmonyKitty
So this morning a "nutritional expert" is on the local news touting the benefits of flax seeds.  My husband sees this and now wants to start taking flaxseed oil too.  The "expert" mentioned flax seeds offer prostate protection.  Something he is getting concerned about.


If he is over 35, clinically he is at risk for prostate cancer.  Lifestyle & family history will not change if he is at risk.  I look at it as any man is at risk and should take any measure possible to prevent it.  And to me that means following the Cancer book in that respect to prevent the chance of cancer showing up.
Posted by: Lloyd, Monday, December 10, 2007, 3:01am; Reply: 7
The stinging nettle root is a good approach for type O benign hyperplasia. Also on the list are pygeum, false daisy and pumpkin seeds.
Posted by: LarryC., Monday, December 10, 2007, 9:15am; Reply: 8
Flaxseed and Flaxseed meal are OK, it is the ALA in the oil that is bad.
Posted by: HarmonyKitty, Monday, December 10, 2007, 3:00pm; Reply: 9
Victoria and Steven T:  He is 45 and is just getting concerned about it.  As far as he knows, there is no family history of it (prostate cancer).  I have a feeling he's not telling me all there is though  ::)

He usually doesn't worry about anything so for him to bring something like this up makes me a bit suspicious.  Although he does say he'd like to prevent prostate problems from ever happening and wants to take steps in that direction.  

Lloyd, pumpkin seeds are something we both enjoy so I can definitely add that to his diet.
Posted by: comper, Monday, December 10, 2007, 5:37pm; Reply: 10
what about tomatoes?
Posted by: Lola, Monday, December 10, 2007, 6:23pm; Reply: 11
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