The sun was shining and the day started with a fascinating tour around The Linseed Farm. As well as generally enjoying the country air, we also got to see the entire process of production from seed to oil.
'The linseed farm aspect was fascinating, we saw them milling the meal and pressing the oil. It was amazing to actually watch this happening in real time.' - Simone
Linseed contains a high source of omega 3 fatty acids ALA (alpha linolenic acid), as well as protein, fibre and vitamins and minerals such as Zinc, Iron, Magnesium & Calcium.
The Linseed (Flaxseed) Oil produced on Durwin's farm contains 60% omega 3 making it one of the richest sources and because it’s plant based, it’s a great vegetarian and vegan source. Omega 3 is well documented for it's health benefits, and is particularity important for people with cancer so it was great to discover such a rich source.
We were then treated to a delicious, healthy lunch (including lots of Linseed based goodies!) which was enjoyed in the sunshine of the farmland - what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
Lunch was followed by two more talks. Yvette Jordan spoke on 'The Life of Lymph' - the front line defence system of the body. She talked us through the importance of the lymph system, especially after breast cancer treatment, and gave us some tips of how to ensure a healthy lymphatic system.
Pete Cohen followed up with 'The Magnificent Journey to Health, Happiness and Well-being'. As an experienced life coach he had lots of wisdom to offer for people supporting themselves or others through challenging times.
The days was a perfect mix of new information, inspiration and good old fashioned farmyard fun. We got to try lots of linseed products and were given some to take away too. The linseed really was the hero of the day and with so many health benefits, we will all be singing its praises for a long time to come.
Elisabetta, one of our helpline volunteers who came along, is already a convert (not to mention her dog!) She has kindly shared her experience of the day and new love of linseed:
Don't miss Robin's radio show tomorrow where he will be interviewing the man himself!