Benefits of Flaxseeds for Inflammation

Benefits of Flaxseeds for Inflammation


  • Running Into Myself says:

    Flax yeah! 🌱👊🏻

  • The Moo says:

    The recommended dose in the studies was 4 tablespoons. How much at risk are you of getting cyanide toxicity? Dr Gregor warned of cyanide in flaxseeds.

  • Auggies1956 says:

    I had high bp till I retired fifteen years ago now I take meds because its to low.

  • Kay Witt says:

    I eat ground flaxseeds every day , 2 tablespoons for years But my blood pressure is still high and I have to take meds😐

  • Healthy Species says:

    For those of you thinking he recommended a certain amount a day on this particular video, he didn't. It's in his Daily Dozen which is only 1 tablespoon.

    That said if you ever are not sure what the doc has said on any of his videos, if you go to the web page featuring the video you just watched, you can access the transcript under the video. In this case you can access the transcript here: Here's a link to the full topic of high blood pressure:

    In addition, you can also find his sources with links to the original research articles.

    My thoughts, however, is you don't rely upon a singular means to lower blood pressure or lower cholesterol or whatever ails you, it's the totality of all that you do. All your foods, inclusion of exercise, proper sleep, hydration, and attention to your mental health be that through meditation, spiritual connections, and/or social interactions. Healthy people have an overall healthy life and that goes beyond just what you put in your mouth.

  • Beth Campagna says:

    Excellent!!! Thank you so much for what you and your team do💖

  • Chris Chung says:


  • nino nikki says:

    Look at yourself in the mirror and see if you look healthy. WAKE The F.UP

  • Eelke Aptroot says:

    Finding yummy ways to consume flax is about as important as learning about all the benefits!

  • J B says:

    Thanks Doc! Always add it to my smoothies, oatmeal, pancakes etc.

  • Allostasis says:

    Whats the result if you do a meta analysis of all the studies that used ground up flax seeds?

  • Al Fin says:

    I like the new format.

  • Mike H. says:

    I know he is Not but….if he was a pastor or some other head of a church….count me IN! I will be getting some flaxseed soon.

  • Mike Skylark says:

    I take 2 teaspoons daily! Just throw them in a smoothie. :)))

  • John Adair says:

    Is flaxseed meal just as good?

  • Miz Behaven says:

    Or they could stop eating crap.

  • Rob Murrah says:

    woa he's actually in the video this time.

  • Jason Raybuck says:

    Having my daily tablespoon of flax right now!

  • George Indestructible says:

    I was eating Flaxseeds when i saw the notification for this video xD

  • Robin Fielding says:

    Love the look of your new video s

  • Zachariah Willburn says:

    New format looks awesome. Thank you for striving to be the best @nutritionfacts!

  • Chris K says:

    Thank you for the clear explanation of the studies and the science

  • Gzpo says:

    A report stated that flax can increase cancer in the prostate gland. Can you check that out for us? Thanks.

  • Pleiadian says:

    SO flaxseed have these benefits also combining them to an omnivorous diet or must be strict plant based to achieve those results?

  • Vassago says:

    You have to chew them very well because if you swallow them whole the nutrients will not be absorbed, right ?

  • RipeApple says:

    Looking young, dr. G!

  • Maple Flavor says:

    but what happens if we whole food vegans don't have arachidonic acid like these dumb boomers on SAD? what benefits would we have by consuming flax seeds? i'm hesitant because of it lowering free testosterone

  • lenny harry says:

    ground flaxseeds everyday for 2 years in my morning smoothie… damn dont i feel smug lol

  • A says:

    Shared. Thank you again.

  • Mike J. says:

    I like the new presentation style. Much easier to watch. Most of the videos feel like college lectures where you can't take notes fast enough. They just give me the same feeling – that feeling where you're getting behind and you just can't catch up. Do I have to mention I hated that feeling?

  • MotherOfCats says:

    Eating my three ingredient breakfast cookies (banana, oatmeal, flax) while watching this. 😉

  • Cat Lover says:

    Thank You…..

  • Jeremy Thiessen says:

    This is fantastic. Our family can attest to this as we have members that USED to be on BP meds, but now enjoy flaxseed with all its side affects like happiness and quality of life. Also, just an observation, that all healthy roads lead to FIBER. God I love Fiber!

  • Diane Hall says:

    The new format is sooooo distracting. Please stop it, and just go back to the original format of presenting the data. I had to rewind this a couple of times as I was so distracted by the hand movements, etc. Love Dr. Greger—can’t stand this new format.

  • Sandra E. A says:

    I take 1 tblspn of grounded flaxseed with soymilk, blueberries, oats, walnuts, and sprinkled with nutmeg every day.

  • Jessus Christ says:

    Are tou tweaking doc? Aderall is a heck of a drug.
    Stop twiching. You aint james brown

  • Black Bunny says:

    Do you need to soak them?

  • michael onello says:

    As always, excellent…! Thanks
    whole plant based foods to reduce inflammation on Instagram == mikewakethefoodup

  • GeneralArmorus says:

    Im gonna eat my 30 g now!

  • Sidilicious says:

    Been adding flax seed to my daily smoothies for the past 6 years. Yay!

  • AheadoftheHerd says:

    Good to know!

  • hernan kaufmann says:

    Loving the new format of the videos, much more engaging and dynamic

  • Believe in Steve says:

    I love the new way of presentation!! Your visualcharisma adds a lot to these videos! 🙂

  • Anna LA says:

    It always blows my mind that people can’t get the RDA of 25-30g of fiber. Even without trying I get about 50-60g a day. Can’t wait for my copy of “How Not To Diet” to arrive!!

  • KinaStar says:

    Flax Seeds = Fountain of Youth ❤️

  • Alba Cesar says:

    How to eat flax seeds?

  • TestingU 4Research says:

    Including Greger himself in video is distracting, already too many stats and charts to focus on in his videos. Go back to just stats and charts.

  • Robb's Homemade Life says:

    I have a blueberry smoothie every morning. I was adding a spoon of ground flax to it every night and would drink it in the morning. I began having digestive problems over several months and felt tired. I stopped the flax and have felt better. I still recommend the dried blueberries though and thank Dr Greger for his information on them in the past.

  • teak43 says:

    I like the videos where you can see Dr Greger

  • sunny pepper says:

    Hard to pay attention to the science with Dr. Greger standing in front blabbing away. This new format is lousy. Plus the poor guy has been so coached to over-gesticulate for the sake of getting an audience that now he can't help himself, even though he has risen to a point that less drama would actually be more convincing for a larger more conservative audience.

  • Evil Scientist says:

    So, is it better to grind them yourself? Do you get more nutrients from freshly ground flaxseeds, or does pre-ground flaxseeds have the same nutrient content?

  • הערוץ של בל ועמית says:

    What about the oxidation of the omega 3 in heating?

  • Ken Swiatek says:

    The reason why flaxseed works is that it is a significant source of anti-inflammatory Omega 3 fat. The Flax seed should be ground so it is absorbed. Omega 6 fats are inflammatory.

  • says:

    Check out all of my flax videos on the playlist:

  • Christopher Hanson says:

    Is there any difference between eating the ground flaxseed raw vs cooked? I add a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds to my oatmeal every morning just a couple minutes before it's done cooking. Would I be better off adding it raw?

  • memefeed says:

    you don't need anti inflammatory seeds if you don't eat inflammatory plants to begin with.

  • Laurie Anne says:

    Enjoyed the body and facial drama he put with it, too. Love this Doc!

  • Karla Dawn Jones says:

    Oooo! I like to see you talking Dr. G!

  • justgivemethetruth says:

    Does a vegan diet have to give everyone such huge ears? 😉

  • justgivemethetruth says:

    I eat ground up flax seeds from my coffee grinder with oatmeal, and it tastes better up to a point … about 1 tablespoon. I actually prefer it with the flax than without. So, my question is what can you eat that has that much flax in it? If I put more than about 1.5 tablespoons of ground flax in my oatmeal, it starts to taste not so good.

  • justgivemethetruth says:

    Can anyone down a whole giant muffin with multiple tablespoons of ground flax seeds in them without massive sugar and flavoring? Isn't that just as bad? What simple recipe or food product can I find to eat that will give me the amount of flax seeds I need to have these healthy effects?

  • justgivemethetruth says:

    Love the graphics … you should have a playlist that just has some of these graphics on them that make a point. Whoever is making these they are very talented.

  • Triple C says:

    I've been eating flax for years and this just reinforces my thoughts on it, thanks very much.

  • Dark Sky says:

    What about a video on flax seed vs black chia seeds

  • Andrew Snow says:

    Dr Gregor! Your video production is so good. I not only love your content, but the way you present it is so appealing. I've often been inspired by how you highlight and animate the studies. I've tried to replicate it on my videos using keynote for these animations. But your green screen and movement now takes it to a new level. You've not only mastered your medical craft, but also your production craft. Thank you for doing what you do. Both in nutrition, and in content creation.

  • stefaniecg says:

    I don’t like Dr Gregger being physically in the video. It is just distracting and one cannot properly read the scientific paper, which is the most important part. Having Dr Gregor audio suffice.

  • Vegan Rebel Scum says:

    Go flax yourself!

  • Fecal Transplant Donor says:

    I'm lovin' the new format! 😘

  • Jan Schachtschabel says:

    Thank you very much for your work. Are flaxseeds benefical for men? I found a study, that Flaxseeds lowering Testosteron

  • Harun Arslan says:

    Hi Mr. Greger, can you add Turkish subtitles this and other videos, please?

  • Elie Chouinard says:

    Dr. Greger I am an 81 year old male, the number one item on my bucket list is to get healthy before I die. Last January I was taking 13 different meds in the morning and about 6 meds at night 365 days a year.I don't take any now. My maximum weight was 333 lbs. I now weight about 220 lbs.I still have about 60 lbs of fat to loose. I consider losing the weight less important than getting rid of the meds. A few years ago I went to a lecture on the China study at Loma Linda University which started me on my journey to get seriously healthy. I had tried all kinds of programs, pills, products, and potions but it wasn't until last January that I discovered a way traverse chronic health issues. I adopted a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle. Eliminating all dairy, meat, salt sugar and oil 99% of the time. I haven't got to 100% yet but I've come a long way from the China Study lecture. Here is my problem, I can't get enough sleep. I have to pee about six times a night. Can you help me and others who may have the same problem?

  • suchalad242434 says:

    no hate but wtf are these "charities" that ur profit goes to??

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