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I recently read that Flax Seed Oil contains Omega-3 and helps dry skin a lot. Does anyone use this. I never have but I think you put it in food.
 

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Yes, and make sure you get golden flax seed because the darker seeds act more as a fiber whereas the golden flax seed has more of the lubricating factors. And it's okay to use the actual seeds as opposed to the oil. You can also get fatty acids from hemp seeds, grapeseed oil, walnuts and walnut oil, pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil, lecithin (found in soy....and sometimes eggs....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">), safflower oil, black currant seed oil, and primrose oil. Omega 6 is apparently the most important one to have and Omega 3 is apparently easy to get. Noone talks about Omega 9 though...but I know that it's in flax seeds and hemp seeds at least...they have all three.
 

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sure <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Have you thought about using one of those foot socks with the lotion? Jason makes the best cocoa butter lotion on the planet....non greasy, super thick, and staying power....good stuff.
 

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I've never heard of the foot sock before but it's worth a try on these alligator feet. You wouldn't believe how dry they are. Not a pretty site.
 

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Jason is usually in health food stores. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I love Jason products!!<br><br><br><br>
Lecition can be purchased in oil form in a HFS. It should be incorporated into any veg*n diet as it is a plentiful source of Choline which is essential for the brain. (other veg*n sources are cauliflower and peanut butter)<br><br><br><br>
I use flax oil ocassionally (I should probably use it more).<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Actually the converse is true. Omega 6 is all too prevelant in an American's diet as Omega 3 is so much harder to obtain from our overly processed foods.<br><br><br><br>
Hemp oil is great and I highly recommend using this. It is not only a high source of protein (richer source than beef, chicken, cheese or fish) it contains all the essential amino acids and is very high in omega 3. The seed is 47% oil.
 

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Wearing socks actually makes your feet worse. It contains moisture and cracks your feet more. Simply put lotion on your feet a few times a day and there should be an improvement.
 

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I started eating flax seeds in my food to help my hair, because I dyed it so much it was damaged and brittle. I'd sprinkle the seeds in pasta dishes and such, and it really did help. They don't taste so great on their own, though...
 

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Yes, I believe Flax seed oil will help out your dry skin. It seems to help me, and even my puppy. I take a supplement everyday, but try to eat food with flaxseed meal or Omega-3 enriched. You can take it a variety of ways, sprinkling flaxseed meal on your cereals, breads, etc..., drizzling the oil on your salads and such (I think it tastes yucky though), or taking supplements. Studies have been done with people taking the supplements, and they work, so that is what I do. I don't like the flaxseed oil taste, although the flaxseeds ground up or flaxseed meal is not bad.<br><br><br><br>
Someone above had their omega's switched, it's the Omega-3's that are most important and difficult to get in your average American over-processed diet. Omega-6 is everywhere, but Omega-3 is only found in a few foods such as flaxseed, walnuts, hempseeds, and fish oils (not that I recommend fish oils to vegans). Haha, I see someone wrote almost exactly this same paragraph I did.<br><br><br><br>
I have been very interested in these essential fatty acids this year as I strive for a very low-fat diet, but am trying to incorporate these healthy fats more and more.<br><br><br><br>
As for Omega-3, my puppy had real flaky skin. Finally my vet put her on Omega-3 supplements, and her dry skin was solved in 4 days! I highly recommend it for people and even their pets now.
 

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I bought Bob's Flax Seed Meal that you sprinkle on food. I found out my cholesterol is high and it's supposed to lower it. It's not bad--goes down easy. Haven't noticed any skin change yet but it hasn't even been a week I've used it. I'll keep you informed.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the replies, guys! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Veg*ns can benefit so much from omega 3 fatty acids, from healing dry skin, to "lubricating" the nervous system, and improving mood. I put flax oil in my morning smoothies, or flaxseed meal for more fiber. I recently started taking a vegan DHA supplement, the source being from algae. They sell it at <a href="http:" target="_blank">www.veganessentials.com,</a> it's the only place I have found vegan DHA in a veggie capsule.
 

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Yes I agree with missliegh, omaga 3 fatty acids are good for many things...I like to eat peanut butter on toast, sprinkled with flax seeds (pickles optional)...they are good on salads and other things too. You can also buy suppliments if your interested in that.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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O my gosh we used to call this the dreaded mothers foot! Yes, I would also recomend a good lotion slathered on and then socks overnight...perhaps a couple days in a row<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I nearly bought some oil today. Why does all this stuff scare me?? LOL I think it is because I picked up the seeds before and it tells you to drink water after and that has scared me!! lol Why is it you have to drink? What is the best way to take this stuff do you think? The oil?
 

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The reason for the water is because the seeds are high in fiber, so water helps keep the fiber moving along in your system, so it won't expand. No need to be scared! Flax seeds and oil are just nutritious foods, just like other seeds you eat, or oils you use. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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veganchick...I would think that lots of fresh raw fruits and vegetables and drinking lots of water would be very helpful for that. Also, if you were to just wash your face once a day...like in the morning you won't be stripping the natural oils from your face like if you were to do it twice a day. .....when that happens, for some reason the glands overcompensate and create more oil.<br><br><br><br>
The absolute best most amazing super fantastic "soap" on this planet we call Earth is called the Beauty Cleansing Bar by Nature's Plus and is technically not soap. Seriously, I cannot believe how incredibly awesome this stuff is! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> It's good for acne too and I really need that during my period.
 
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