One teaspoon of flax seeds may double one’s daily production of lignans—phytonutrients that appear to play a role in both breast cancer prevention and survival.
Nota del Doctor
This is the third of a five-part video series on improving survival for those diagnosed with cancer. See also Breast Cancer Survival and Trans Fat, and Breast Cancer Survival, Butterfat, and Chicken. For more on exploiting the slow growing nature of breast cancer, see Cancer Prevention and Treatment May Be the Same Thing, and Slowing Growth of Cancer. Check out my other videos on flax, and also my more precautionary pregnancy videos, such as Caffeine During Pregnancy, and Iron During Pregnancy. In this video, I mentioned alcohol consumption and mortality—more on balancing the risks in Alcohol Risks vs. Benefits.
Note that two of the sources for this video are open access, so you can download them by clicking on the links in the Sources Cited section, above. And lignans are not the same as lignins, in case anyone is confused.
Be sure to also check out my associated blog posts for some more context: Breast Cancer Survival and Soy; Health Food Store Advice: Often Worthless or Worst; Treating an Enlarged Prostate With Diet; Gerson Therapy for Cancer?; How Tumors Use Meat to Grow; Mushrooms for Breast Cancer Prevention; Foods That May Block Cancer Formation; Flax Seeds for Prostate Cancer; Flax and Breast Cancer Survival; and Treating Breast Pain with Flax Seeds.