Thursday, April 3, 2014
Inversion therapy table elongates the spine and relaxes back muscles. It feels like it opens up the disks and that may the thing that really helps me. As I have aged I can see that my shoulders have curved forward and I have the hunched over look. My excess weight is what is really causing so much pain. The fat on my body seems to be super glued on.....I just can't seem to get rid of it!I am currently trying to follow an eating plan called "Forks Over Knives". I watched a documentary about it and then bought the cookbook. It is very extreme and I may have trouble following it completely. The plan is to not eat or drink anything that comes from an animal. No milk, cheese, butter, eggs...all dairy products are eliminated. Everything you eat has to be plant based. So I have bought a lot of items that I have never tried or even heard of. One item...flax seed...is good! We have been putting in our smoothies in the morning. It has a nutty flavor. I found some good info about it on Web MD so I copied and pasted it here.
Although flaxseed contains all sorts of healthy components, it owes its primary healthy reputation to three of them:
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids, "good" fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
- Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
- Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.