We eat a bunch of flax. It’s full of all kinds of goodness. And it’s the best laxative we’ve found (we eat lots of cheese too!). We hide it in the kids’ food, but Hope is on to us. It takes distraction and skill to hide some ground flax under the cinnamon and sugar on her toast.
Our favorite nutritionist (who also wrote a cookbook and is founder of “The Dirty Book Club”) says you have to grind it fresh to get the goods. So we buy whole flax seeds at the General Store in Montrose from Wunder Flax. John Wunder is a farmer in Miner County, near Howard, SD. My friend Mike Knutson recently teamed up with John to start a blog called “The Wunders of Flax.” Clever name. You can even get yourself some Wunder Flax online. You’ll feel better, live longer and poop like a champ.
I also went through agony and despair trying to buy a good, cheap flax grinder. I found one, and so I built a squidoo lense to save you the pain. See it here.
If you want to know more about The Dirty Book Club, sorry. The first rule of Dirty Book Club is we don’t talk about Dirty Book Club. Or so I’m told–my wife has the only membership in our household.
Just received a picture on my cell phone from my brother Paul:
He was in his neighborhood grocery store in Johnstown, Colorado and this little bag caught his eye! He even bought a bag. Small world, huh? Now at least you know what to get Paul for Christmas…(hint: he’ll want to grind up those little seeds).