Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sometimes a fad comes along and it makes sense to join in...

Everyday I talk with my sister-in-law Betty by phone. She lives 2 blocks away but we like to keep in touch. One day a few weeks ago she said tell me about Chia Seeds. I said what do you want to know, are you thinking of growing a Chia pet? No, she laughed, the kind you eat. They are suppose to be super food high in omega 3's or something. She proceeded to tell me how her friend who lives here, but came from Italy originally, had heard about them from a relative there. Apparently it's all the rage there. I said, oh it must be just one of those health food fads that come along, I don't pay much attention to them. A little pompous I was... She bought some and said she felt a lot of energy from them, so I tried them and found the same thing. An almost euphoric feeling, very vibratory in nature, comes over you about 15 minutes after you consume them.

I got to work and started to research all about them.
They are. in fact, a super food that has been used since the Aztec days.

I have highlighted 2 articles this week on them and what they do. I also found a great source for those that want to try them.

Chia Seeds - 16 oz - They sell here at the local health food store for $17.00 for 16 oz. You save $6.00, and the quality is great.

Enjoy this week's article, studies, and videos.

And remember, you are never too old to become younger.


Chia Seeds Benefit Health...
(NaturalNews) Chia seeds are one of these foods that, if you talk about them with other people, you'll inevitably get a blank stare back at you. That's fine because that gives you the chance to tell people about what is thought to be one of the healthiest foods you can eat. The name chia comes from the Aztec word for 'oily', which is 'chian', and this explains well what one of the main benefits of chia is; it is very high in omega-3 acids, which are a type of unsaturated fats.

Chia Seeds (Salvia Hispanica) for Radiant Health, Endurance, and Boundless Energy...
Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L) was first used as food as early as 3500 B.C. The ancient Aztec civilization used Chia seed to provide them with radiant health, endurance, and boundless energy. The seeds have twice the protein of any other seed or grain, five times the calcium of milk, boron which is a trace mineral that helps transfer calcium into your bones, omega 3 and omega 6, which are essential oils for the body. They also have a very long list of other valuable nutrients. The Aztecs prized this grain more highly than gold and they even used it as medicine. The soluble fiber in the gel forms a wall between carbohydrates and the body, releasing them slowly into the body. This has been found to be very helpful for people who have trouble controlling their sugar levels like Diabetics.

Diet and Nutrition and how it effects cancer...
Dr. Donald Abrams of UCSF sifts through some of the complex data on the relationship between nutrition and cancer... VIDEO

Beets are an Alternative Cancer Treatment...
(NaturalNews) Beets are one of nature's wonder foods. They've recently been found to increase stamina during exercise by 16 percent and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Beets are known to break up cancers and tumors, and they're known to do so faster than the body can eliminate them.

Nutrition victory: Cancer doctors begin prescribing vitamin D as part of cancer therapy...
(NaturalNews) Resounding evidence proving the effectiveness of vitamin D in slowing the onset of breast, colon, and other cancers is convincing a growing body of doctors and physicians to utilize the sunshine vitamin in their arsenal of cancer treatment weapons.

Supplements Best Way to Raise Vitamin D Levels...
The best way to get enough vitamin D is through food, right? No, according to the latest Harvard Heart Letter, which says supplements are the best way for Americans to raise their body’s level of vitamin D, which in most cases are too low right this moment.

Low-carb gaining a foothold…with the mainstream...
The video above shows Chris Gardner, Ph.D., researcher from Stanford University, giving a presentation about the data he generated when he compared the Atkins diet to the Ornish diet, the Zone diet, and the LEARN diet. You all probably remember this study, which he published in JAMA in 2007, showing the low-carb diet brought about greater weight loss and better lab value improvement than the other three diets.

The 7 foods experts won't eat...
How healthy (or not) certain foods are—for us, for the environment—is a hotly debated topic among experts and consumers alike, and there are no easy answers. But when Prevention talked to the people at the forefront of food safety and asked them one simple question—“What foods do you avoid?”—we got some pretty interesting answers. Although these foods don’t necessarily make up a "banned” list as you head into the holidays—and all the grocery shopping that comes with it—their answers are, well, food for thought.

The New Science of Nutrigenomics Unveiled... VIDEO
Change your lifestyle and you will alter your genes...

Gluten: What You Dont Know Might Kill You ... VIDEO
Could a slice of bread be the source of your health problems? Dr. Mark Hyman says yes! In this weeks UltraWellness...

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