Transcript: Preventing Arthritis
It just got compared to the leading pharmacological treatment for enlarged prostates: the standard drug costs about $300 a year, versus about $10 a year of daily flax. This new study found they both worked just as well as each other, so, I guess it all comes down to side effects. Of which there are many for tamsulosin, headaches, dizziness, diarrhea, and all sorts of abnormal things. Flax also has a number of side-effects, though. It improves your cholesterol and blood sugar, controls your blood pressure. and controls your hot flashes, though usually not a huge problem in prostate sufferers…
It may even help with arthritis: “Fish, seal, and flaxseed oils lessen joint pain.” So, it looks like you have another choice! You can kill and grind up her... You can kill and grind up him... Or, you can kill and grind up this.
On the other hand, eating meat, even a tiny amount, may dramatically increase our risk of developing degenerative arthritis. Even eating meat less than once a week may trigger arthritis. My patients will say things to me like they only smoke x number of cigarettes and my response is always that any amount of smoking is too much. Well, this kind of data suggests the same thing for meat. So, let’s compare burgers. Same serving size, but downer burger has 25% more calories, 300% more fat, 500% more saturated fat, and infinitely more cholesterol, of course, in addition to its arthritis-inducing potential.”
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