Transcript: Flax Seed | Sep 06, 2000

(Music plays)

The opening sequence begins.

Clips of people of different ages flash on screen, one by one, against an animated blue
sky background. First a baby boy, then a 10-year-old boy with short brown hair, a
teenage girl with curly brown hair, a man in his thirties with middle-parted brown hair
and glasses, and finally a woman in her sixties with long gray hair.

The title appears: "Your Health."

Maureen stands in a studio with windows and sofa chairs in the background. She is in
her forties, has short, side-parted, curly blond-highlighted brown hair in a bob, and
wears a red V-neck coat over a red top.

Maureen says I'M MAUREEN TAYLOR.
FLAX SEED IS THE NEW
"WONDER SUPPLEMENT."
THERE'S FLAX SEED, AND
THERE'S FLAX SEED OIL.
NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR
RUTH ANNE BARON TELLS US
WHY FLAX SEED IS
GOOD FOR US
AND HOW TO TAKE IT.

A woman in her forties with short blond hair in a fringe wearing a black coat
over a red open-necked blouse sits at a round white corner table with light
blue French blinds on the windows in the background. A bottle and a jar with
red and yellow labels, a red plate containing seeds and long black capsules
plus a glass with yellow liquid in it stand on the table. A caption reads "Ruth
Anne Baron, Naturopathic Doctor."

Ruth says WELL, FLAX SEEDS ARE A
WONDERFUL SOURCE OF FIBRE
AS THE WHOLE SEED,
WHICH YOU SEE HERE.
BUT THEY'RE ALSO A VERY
IMPORTANT SOURCE OF
A SPECIAL KIND OF FATS
CALLED OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS,
OR ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS.
SO, REALLY, FLAX SEEDS PROVIDE
TWO SEPARATE SUPPLEMENTS.
AS A SEED YOU CAN
LIGHTLY GRIND IT.
SOMETIMES YOU CAN
EVEN PURCHASE IT
ALREADY GROUND.
ADD IT TO YOUR CEREAL,
ADD IT TO YOGURT.
IT PROVIDES A LOT
OF GOOD BENEFICIAL
AND GENTLE FIBRE.
AS AN OIL, YOU NEED TO
TAKE IT AS EITHER A
LIQUID OIL.
AND THIS IS A LOT
IN THE GLASS.
YOU WOULD USE
ABOUT 1-2 TABLESPOONS
OF THE OIL A DAY.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
ARE VERY IMPORTANT
IN THE BODY.
THEY HELP TO MODIFY
PATHWAYS OF INFLAMMATION,
THEY'RE HELPFUL FOR
PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS,
VERY GOOD FOR PEOPLE
WITH ALLERGIES,
PEOPLE WITH
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE.
THE BODY NEEDS ESSENTIAL
FATTY ACIDS, AND IT'S
VERY HARD TO GET
THEM FROM OUR FOOD.
IF YOU TAKE THE LIQUID
OIL, YOU CAN'T COOK IT.
YOU CAN'T PUT IT
IN A FRYING PAN.
YOU NEED TO EITHER TAKE
IT STRAIGHT OFF A SPOON
OR ADD IT TO YOUR FOOD.
YOU CAN ALSO TAKE THE
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
OR THE FLAX SEED OIL
IN THE FORM OF A CAPSULE.
SOME PEOPLE DON'T CARE
FOR THE TASTE, OR THEY
FIND IT INCONVENIENT TO
TAKE IT OFF A SPOON.
IF YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE
FLAX SEED OIL CAPSULES,
YOU NEED TO TAKE ABOUT
4-6 CAPSULES A DAY
TO ACHIEVE THE
EQUIVALENT DOSE.
AND FLAX SEED OIL
SHOULD ALWAYS BE
TAKEN WITH YOUR MEALS
BECAUSE, OF COURSE,
WHEN YOU'RE EATING YOUR
DIGESTION IS TURNED ON,
AND YOU'LL ABSORB THE BENEFITS
OF THE OILS MUCH BETTER.

(Theme music plays)

A slate reads "Viewers should consult their own medical professional for advice
specific to their individual circumstances."

A production of TVO Ontario, copyright The Ontario Educational
Communications Authority 2000.

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