As I researched the role of chronic inflammatory states on the incidence of cancer I repeatedly found references to the need to increase Omega-3 Fatty Acid intake.
There are many websites out there that have posts about increasing the amount of Omega-3 FattyAcid you eat or consume in supplement form.
Most of them are also trying to sell you a product that they claim will give you what you need.
As I researched the information that was available I blundered upon products manufactured for Udo Erasmis, PhD. You can find a link to his website here: http://www.udoerasmus.com/index_main.htm . He has also written a book titled ‘Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill’.
At first, I ignored this guy’s products. But, as I continued to research the topic I kept finding more and more support for Dr Erasmis’ claims.
So – I bought his book. After reading it a couple of times I bought some of his oil so my family member who had cancer could integrate it into her regimen.
As I researched Udo’s ingredients and their properties I became very concerned about the possiblity that some of them could act as estrogen receptor stimulants. I want to emphasize, I remain undecided about whether they might cause estrogen receptor stimulation or not. Better safe than sorry, I thought. So, we stopped the oil.
But I really wanted to add the Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids in the ratio Dr Erasmis proposed.
Thinking the problem over for several days – and remembering references and comments from Dr Erasmis’ book – I decided to formulate my own version of his oil.
It costs less than Udo’s Oil to make, tastes good, and has a biochemical make up that I judge to be roughly equivalent to Udo’s Oil without the compounds I was worried about.
To make it go to your local health food store and buy some cold pressed hemp seed oil and cold pressed high lignin flaxseed oil. (yes, flaxseed lignins are known to interact with estrogen receptors. but the research seems to support an interaction that does not stimulate estrogen receptors.)
You’ll find them in the refrigerator section. If they’re not, go somewhere else. I’m serious. These oils are delicate and need to be refrigerated to retain their beneficial properties. NEVER heat them up to cooking temperatures.
Mix the oils in a ration of three teaspoons of the flaxseed oil to one teaspoon of the hemp seed oil.
That’s it. Simple, eh?
Keep these oils and your oil mix in the refrigerator. Store them in a glass container. If you must use plastic use a plastic bottle like the ones the oils come in originally. Don’t ever cook with them. Shake the container to mix the two oils before you pour the mix out of its container.
Use them in a vinaigrette or added to a soup just before you serve it.
I take somewhere between one to three tablespoons a day of this oil mix. I usually mix it with balsamic vinegar and use the mix as a salad dressing or dip for bread.
Now, to make sure you know what I’m talking about – I am NOT talking about Hemp Oil that people claim to be using to cure cancer and other maladies. You are looking for Hemp Seed Oil. It has the THC removed from it before it’s imported into the United States from Canada.
I do not have any kind of relationship with Dr Erasmis. I do not get any benefit from your buying and using his oil blend. But, I believe he’s darned sharp – and I believe in his oil blend.
If you’re worried about estrogen receptor stimulation I’d use my oil blend.
Oh yeah, stop using other cooking oils. Start using extra virgin coconut oil to fry and cook your foods.
If you want to get a copy of his book and support this website you can click on the ‘Fats That Heal Fats That Kill’ book cover located on the right side of this website. You’ll be taken to Barnes and Noble and if you buy from them at that time they might send me some cash for you buying the book from them. Regardless of how you get a copy of it, I highly recommend you get a copy and read it for yourself. Also read through the postings at Dr Erasmus’ website.
Again, I am a Pharmacist. Not a nutrition expert. Not a Physician. Check with your Physician to make sure he/she supports getting your Omega-3s and Omega-6s in this manner.