The Amazing Chia Seed

CHIA SEEDS – A TRUE SUPERFOOD by Mark James Gordon

These small seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition and have the right to be called a “superfood.” They are high in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids, are naturally GMO, gluten, and grain free, and contain more anti-oxidants than blueberries. The Aztecs, Mayans and Incans used Chia as a staple of their diet and as an energy food. Warriors used them to sustain energy during long battles. They store for long periods, don’t have to be ground to release the nutritional benefits, and unlike flax seeds they don’t contain estrogen stimulating components.

Chia’s are great for backpacking and travel because they are lightweight and absorb many times their weight in water. Add them to your drinking water for sustained hydration. They help regulate the body’s absorption of nutrients more efficiently and aid in balancing electrolytes which is good for athletes, especially runners. You can make a quick energy gel by combining a cup of coconut water and 2 tablespoons of Chia.

FATS – Chia has more omega-3 than flax and salmon. The ALA (alpha linolenic fatty acid) that is in Chia seeds is the only known essential omega-3 fatty acid that the body can’t produce on its own.
PROTEINS – 6x more protein than kidney beans by weight
FIBER – 1 ounce of Chia adds 11 grams of fiber and has 2x more fiber than bran flakes. Fiber helps regulate blood sugar which is good for diabetics.
VITAMINS –  vitamins A, B, E and D
MINERALS –  copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, niacin, phosphorous, potassium, silicon, sodium, sulphur, thiamine, alcium, and zinc. By weight Chia contains 15x more magnesium than broccoli, 6x more calcium than milk, 3x more iron than spinach, and 4x more phosphorous than whole milk

Just sprinkle them on salads, cereal, or put them in yogurt or smoothies. They sprout well for salads in a few days. Use them instead of breadcrumbs in meatballs, meatloaf, etc. Great for thickening soups, sauces, and gravies. You can grind them into flour for baking. As an egg substitute in baking add 1 tablespoon of Chia to 3 tablespoons or water for each egg substituted.

Make a Chia  gel by combining 1/3 cup of Chia to 2 cups of water. Mix thoroughly. Let it sit for 10 mins. Stores in the fridge for a few weeks. Add this to smoothies, salad dressings, jams, etc.

For quick, raw crackers just add equal parts Chia and Coconut milk and bake or dehydrate at low temperatures till dry. You can season with salt and pepper or your favorite spices for a tasty and healthy snack.

And here’s an added bonus. Since Chia’s retain water they are great for adding “bulk” to food which aids in weight loss by making you feel full.

The Five Tibetans – Yoga for Longevity

THE FIVE TIBETANS IN FIVE MINUTES  by Mark James Gordon

The Five Tibetans are a short series of Yoga poses created 2500 years ago by Tibetan Monks in a Himalayan Monastery that legend says is key to their superior longevity, and overall health and vitality.

Author Chris Kilham (The Five Tibetan Rites) says they can add a decade to your life if you practice these every day. It only takes 5 minutes to complete the routine by giving each exercise only a minute with 21 repetitions maximum which you can slowly work up to.

Many areas of the body are helped including your overall metabolic and cardiovascular systems. You will gain strength, energy, and improve balance. Even your brain and nervous system get a workout. You will experience real vital health on a whole new level as you practice.

1. SPIN – Stand with your arms out at shoulder lever. Spin in a clockwise direction for 10 reps. Now put your hands on your hips and take 2 full deep breaths. As we age we lose balance which can lead to bone breaks and other common injuries. This exercise helps us maintain good balance. This is like “push ups” for your inner ear.

2. LEG RAISES – Lay on the floor facing up with your hands at your side, palms up, and your fingers pointing forward. As you inhale, bring your legs up while tucking your chin in to your chest. Keep your lower back flat to the floor and toes pointing forward. Now lower your legs as you exhale. Do this for 7 reps. Stand up, hands on hips, take 2 deep breaths.  a great core workout that stimulates your spinal nerves and strengthens your lower back and abdomen while enhancing digestion.  Tucking the chin strengthens your thyroid gland which regulates your entire metabolism.

3. BACK ARCH – Get down on your knees, touch the balls of your fee to the floor, put your hands on the back of your thighs just below the butt, tuck your chin in to your chest. As you inhale arch backwards while supporting yourself with your hands. Exhale back to the start, tucking your chin into your chest. Do 7 reps. This is great for the lungs, spine, neck, and also the thyroid.

4.  TABLE – Sit on the floor with your legs forward, hands beside your hips, chin tucked in. As you inhale bring your knees and hips up and drop your head back. Your body will look like a table. Exhale back down. Your arms never bend. Back up for 2 deep breaths with your hands on your hips. Great for strengthening the lower back.

5. DOWN-DOG/COBRA – lay on the floor face down then lift your chest up, balls of the feet touching the floor, looking up to arch the neck and back. In Yoga this is known as “Cobra.” Now inhale and bring your hips up to “down-dog” pose. Exhale down to Cobra. Repeat 7 times with a steady even motion. Great for the back, legs, toes, arms, thyroid, and the cardio-vascular system.

Seventy-five percent of honey bought at the supermarket isn’t real honey

by: Lance Devon

(NaturalNews) Large scale tests on US supermarket honey now reveal that roughly 75 percent of honey on the market isn’t even real. According to investigation by Food Safety News, today’s mass produced honey is often times void of real pollen, artificially processed and laundered from China. Honey manufacturing experts and the World Health Organization agree that real honey must contain true microscopic particles of pollen, to be considered real, with an identifiable source. Honey void of pollen is an artificial, nutrition-void, watered-down scam.

Watered down, heated, pressurized honey not real at all

Much of the honey hitting supermarket shelves is derived from an ultra filtering procedure that heats honey to high temperatures, forcing the natural substance at high pressure through extremely small filters to remove pollen. In this way, manufacturers conceal the identity of the source of the honey, which is a technique used by the Chinese, who have illegally dumped tons of their honey on the U.S. market for years. The Chinese are responsible for dumping dangerous antibiotics, artificial sweeteners, and leeching copious amounts of heavy metals into imported honey products.

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Now No Excuse to Drink Poisonous Tap Water

Tap water is full of poisons, plain and simple. The most notorious is fluoride which a recent Harvard study revealed causes brain damage. Great 25 cent Water in Your Neighborhood – Here’s how to get it. Search for “fluoride tap water” and read some well researched articles.  You will be appalled.

Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children’s IQ

Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children’s IQ

by Dr, Joseph Mercola – Physician and author

A recently-published Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water have “significantly lower” IQ scores than those who live in low fluoride areas.

In a 32-page report that can be downloaded free of charge from Environmental Health Perspectives, the researchers said:

A recent report from the U.S. National Research Council (NRC 2006) concluded that adverse effects of high fluoride concentrations in drinking water may be of concern and that additional research is warranted. Fluoride may cause neurotoxicity in laboratory animals, including effects on learning and memory …

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He Shou Wu – The “Feel Good” Herb

He Shou Wu (aka Polyganum) – Besides being the premier longevity herb of Chinese tonic herbalism, it  also calms you but increases your energy, cleans the blood, fortifies the muscles, tendons, and bones; prevents premature aging, maintains the youthful condition and color of the hair, strengthens sperm and ova, fortifies the back and knees, and is a major sexual tonic when used regularly.

He Shou Wu also has the amazing ability to put you on a blissful “natural high.” Researchers have found that of all the herbs studied, He Shou Wu is the greatest inhibitor of MAO-B (Monoamine Oxidase-B). Produced by our bodies in increasing amounts as we age, MAO’s can break down the brain chemical Dopamine, which is a “feel good” chemical we produce. By inhibiting this breakdown, we get more Dopamine to our brains which naturally makes us feel great. This can also improve other brain functions like concentration, focus, memory, learning power, and more.

By combining this herb with foods that are naturally full of good brain chemicals like raw chocolate (cacao) and Blue Green Algae (E3 Live – Brain-On is best) which contain  PEA’s (phenylethylamine) you can really turn on the “pleasure” centers of the brain. The South American herb Macuna Puriens has very high levels of L-dopa which is converted to dopamine by the brain. A bruised banana has lots of dopamine quinine, a natural form of dopamine. Almonds and sesame seeds contain it as well.

He Shou Wu works best with those with low dopamine levels and is not for everyone. Dopamine levels start to fall dramatically in many people after 45 or 50. As always, proceed slowly at first and consult your health practitioner.

 

 

Study finds Western diet leads to advanced aging and premature death – Are you slowly killing yourself?

(NaturalNews) Nutritional researchers have repeatedly demonstrated that what we eat directly determines genetic expression and can predict chronic disease risk, rate of aging, quality of life and mortality. A diet predominated by processed foods and laden with sugars, hydrogenated fats and refined carbohydrates has been shown to promote metabolic oxidation, systemic inflammation and lowered immune response that opens the door for heart disease, diabetes, dementia, stroke and many forms of cancer. A new research body evaluates precise risk factors in the development of several chronic illnesses and premature death.

A research team studying the dietary habits of British adults has published the results of a study in The American Journal of Medicine that shows how following a Western-style diet consisting of fried and sweet foods, processed and red meats, refined grains, and high-fat dairy products can reduce a person’s likelihood of achieving older age in good health and with higher functionality. Scientists assessed dietary habits in midlife, using dietary patterns and adherence to the industry standard Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI).

Excessive dietary sugars, refined carbohydrates and hydrogenated fats increase disease risk and shorten lifespan

The lead study author, Dr. Tasnime Akbaraly noted “The impact of diet on specific age-related diseases has been studied extensively, but few investigations have adopted a more holistic approach to determine the association of diet with overall health at older ages.” Past studies have shown that following the AHEI standards can double the odds of reversing metabolic syndrome, a condition known to be a strong predictor of heart disease and mortality, and can identify factors known to prevent premature death while promoting ideal aging.

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ALERT! Facebook Censors Pictures From March Against Monsanto & GMO

Exclusive: Facebook censors pictures of children rallying against GMOs during global March Against Monsanto

Mark’s Comments: Our free speech is being attacked from many directions right now….however, in a way, it’s a sign that we are winning. Carry on the fight!

(NaturalNews) In one of the most devastating acts of destruction of its own credibility, Facebook engaged in yet more censorship of Free Speech with the suspending of an account that posted a photo of children rallying against Monsanto during today’s global March Against Monsanto.

The picture shows two children of Natural News reader Andrea Lalama. They are carrying hand-drawn signs that read:

“ORGANIC FOOD It’s My Medicine – Label GMOs – Say NO to GMO”

and

“BIOPESTICIDES = AUTISM – SAY NO TO GMO”

After this picture was shared on Facebook by Natural News, Andrea’s account was immediately suspended. Facebook displayed a message on her account which read (see screen capture, below):

“FACEBOOK: You have been restricted from Interacting With Pages until Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 6:47pm.”

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040484_Facebook_censorship_children_Monsanto_rally.html#ixzz2UPOvfrCN