Foundation Breakfast 2
Last week I wrote about the combination of Yoghurt (or some equivalent amount of vegetable protein powder) with flaxseed oil. This is enormously helpful. Dr Budwig stated that this combination improves the structure and function of cell membranes, increasing the uptake of oxygen and other nutrients by the cells. This combination has been recommended for several decades and the reported results have always been very positive.
Most people’s diet has too high a ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. This can be especially true of people who reduce their intake of animal proteins and eat large amounts of nuts, which are rich sources of omega-6 fatty acids. Flaxseed oil is by the far the richest source of readily available omega-3 fatty acids from vegetable seeds, and so helps to balance this ratio. You could use fish oil for the recipe but the flavour would probably be unacceptably strong! You could also use specialised oils such as evening primrose or borage oil, but these are expensive and usually only available in capsule form.
See the previous note, ‘Foundation Breakfast’ for more details of its preparation.
There are also some other ways that you can use this combination:
- Add additional flaxseed oil and a small amount of lemon juice or good quality vinegar and you can use it as a salad dressing
- Add chopped fresh herbs to increase the flavour. In addition, almost all the culinary herbs offer some benefit in relation to health in general and cancer in particular.
- Add herbs to the original mixture and use it as a sauce over cooked fish, meats (if you eat them) or cooked vegetables. Do NOT heat the mixture, flaxseed oil should never be heated. However, if you pour the mixture over or alongside the cooked food, the combination will rapidly come down to a temperature conducive to eating.
- If you choose to add spices to the mixture you may want to warm them slightly in coconut oil, to draw out the flavours. Let this cool to blood heat and then add to the yoghurt-oil combination, and serve.
- Alternatively use the original mixture, modified, as a ‘dip.’ You can increase the thickness of the original mixture by using Greek-style yoghurt. Or you can thicken it by adding tahini or ground seeds such as sunflower or sesame. Add crushed garlic, herbs, or other flavour sources to increase the variety and serve with slices of cumber or carrot or celery sticks.
We have had a very enthusiastic response to these ideas. Enjoy!
You can use your imagination to increase your options and reap the benefit of this combination in many different ways.