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"Grinding flaxseeds in a seed or coffee bean grinder boosts their digestibility and nutritional value. ?When buying ground flaxseeds, look for vacuum-sealed and/or refrigerated packages, as the seeds are much more susceptible to oxidation once they are ground. Store ground seeds in an airtight container and refrigerate. ?Flaxseeds can be sprinkled on cereal and vegetables, added to breakfast shakes, or mixed into muffin, bread, or cookie recipes. ?When adding ground flaxseeds to a cooked dish, do so at the end of the cooking time."
- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"Organic Grapefruit seed Extract A botanical extract derived from the seeds of wildcrafted or organic grapefruit, the active ingredient (citricidal) of grapefruit seed extract can safely and effectively kill harmful pathogens. Citricidal can also help create an unwelcoming environment for intestinal invaders. 8. Organic American Wormseed (Chenopodium) Derived from the seeds and other aboveground parts of worm-seed, Chenopodium is an excellent ingredient for any product used to promote a healthy intestinal environment."
- Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, Health Begins in the Colon (Get the book.)

"A number of seed suppliers offer purslane seeds. Try Seeds of Change (www.seedsofchange.com), Eden Seeds (www.edenseeds.com), or Bountiful Gardens (www.bountifulgardens. org). PATTY'S SPINACH PESTO Puree raw spinach with almonds or walnuts, some garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese. This is delicious on chickpeas or bow-tie pasta. It can be frozen."
- Steven G. Pratt, M.D. and Kathy Matthews, SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life (Get the book.)

"The seeds must be ground, as the nutrients are difficult to absorb from the whole seed. Since the oil in flaxseeds spoils quickly, ideally it's best to grind them as you go. Some people use a grinder, dedicated to flaxseeds, and grind them in small amounts, keeping the ground portion in the fridge in a small glass jar. I keep flaxmeal—already ground flaxseed, which you can buy in health food stores—in a plastic container in the fridge. I sprinkle 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed a day on oatmeal, cereal, and yogurt, or use it in smoothies, pancakes, muffins, and quick breads."

- Steven G. Pratt, M.D. and Kathy Matthews, SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life (Get the book.)

"Tahini, or sesame seed butter, is another good choice. almonds & almond butter (cashews) flax seeds (ground) (peanuts & peanut butter) pecans pumpkin seeds sesame seeds & tahini (sesame seed butter) sunflower seeds walnuts oils The low-fat fad has steered many people away from fats and oils. This is unfortunate, as they are an essential part of a well-balanced diet and highly beneficial to the body — the good fats and oils, that is. Look for oils that are unrefined, cold-pressed, and virgin or extra virgin whenever possible. Heat alters the nature of oils and renders them harmful to the body."
- Kelly Harford, M.C., C.N.C., If It's Not Food, Don't Eat It! The No-nonsense Guide to an Eating-for-Health Lifestyle (Get the book.)

"Pumpkin seed oil. If you take medication for your high blood pressure, you might also want to take some pumpkin seed oil. A Saudi Arabian study of rats found that pumpkin seed oil may improve the effectiveness of calcium antagonists and ACE-inhibitors. Rich in the antioxidants vitamin E and selenium, pumpkin seed oil is available in capsule form, as well as a nutty-flavored oil you can use for salad dressings. Just as some foods can help lower your blood pressure, others pose a Gobble guava and danger. When planning your lower V°ur blood Pres" menu, remember to forget these f"re' a"°'Jd,nT9l,!"
- The Editors of FC&A, Unleash the Inner Healing Power of Foods (Get the book.)

"It had been previously discovered that flaxseed contained phytochemicals known as lignans within the cell matrix of its seed. Much of the interest surrounding plant lignans is based on the suspected association between them and the low incidence of breast and colon cancers of those consuming a plant- and grain-based vegetarian diet. Flaxseed, in particular, contains 100 to 800 times more plant lignans than its closest competitors, wheat bran, rye, buckwheat, millet, soybeans, and oats."
- Freedom Press, Natural Cancer Cures: The Definitive Guide to Using Dietary Supplements to Fight and Prevent Cancer (Get the book.)

"Flax seeds oxidize fairly rapidly when exposed to light or oxygen, once the seed is ground and the oil is released. Thus either grind it just before you use it, or store the ground seeds in a dark container in the refrigerator. Flax seed oil is another option. The oil must be kept refrigerated and will stay fresh for up to 8 weeks after it is opened, or it can safely be kept frozen for at least a year. Never expose flax oil to direct heat, as it contains EFAs and will become trans fatty acids."
- Dr David W Tanton, Ph.D., Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, And Stimulants - Dangerous Drugs on Trial (Get the book.)

"As of May 2001, all seed corn in the United States was thought to be contaminated with at least a trace of genetically engineered material. Organic groups believe that GE pollution of American commodities is so pervasive that it is not possible for farmers to keep their sources of seeds pure.43 It appears that some farmers whose land was contaminated with GE seeds are being sued because they did not buy GE seeds from Monsanto. This in turn has lead to counter suits because they claim they never planted or wanted the modified seeds."
- Doris J. Rapp, M.D., Our Toxic World: A Wake Up Call (Get the book.)

"Flax seed oil is another option, as it normally converts to DHA in the body. EFAs in flax seed oil and fish oil help build healthy cell walls and receptors. This is one approach of reducing insulin resistance. It is also beneficial for building receptors in the brain, and is thus beneficial for reducing depression. Fish oil appears to be the most beneficial regarding the brain. I personally take four 1,000 mg soft gels of flax seed oil, along with two 1,000 mg soft gels of fish oil daily. Both flax seed oil and fish oil are also available in the liquid form, so the choice is up to you."
- Dr. David W. Tanton; Ph.D., A Drug-Free Approach To Healthcare, Revised Edition (Get the book.)

"To get the biggest bang for your one buck (that's about what a pound of flaxseed costs), you are probably better off getting everything in the ground seed. For example, lignans are known to help the immune system, but so are the omega-3s, just through different metabolic pathways. Lignans also appear Fast Flax Facts Recent studies have shown that flaxseed has protective effects against cancer, particularly of the breast, prostate, and colon, with the effect depending on the stage of carcinogenesis. Here's a snapshot of the nutrients in flax responsible for those feats."
- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"In reality, however, just about any seed or fruit that contains an edible kernel inside a brittle covering is called a nut. It's true for cashews, coconuts, pistachios, and walnuts. It's true for the elegant almond, which is actually the seed of a drupe—that is, of a stone fruit, a fleshy fruit with a single hard stone that encloses a seed. And perhaps the most famous nut of all, the peanut, is actually the pod of a pealike legume. Other edible seeds, like sunflower seeds or herb-produced sesame seeds, develop in softer fruits or pod capsules."
- Stephanie Beling, PowerFoods: Good Food, Good Health with Phytochemicals, Nature's Own Energy Boosters (Get the book.)

"A newer approach to radiating prostate cancer, called internal seed radiation, uses tiny radioactive "seeds" surgically implanted in the prostate. Internal radiation refines the approach by getting the radiation right up against the cancer cells instead of passing it through the body and possibly harming other tissue along the way. The radiation seeds, which look like rice or bird seeds, are pushed through small needles right into your prostate. Fifty or more radiation seeds may be used on a typical patient. Internal seeding has some advantages over external beam radiation."
- Larry Clapp, Prostate Health in 90 Days (Get the book.)

"Saturated Fat 0 g - Cholesterol 0 mg - Sodium 1600 mg - Total Carbohydrate 7 g Dietary Fiber 1 g - Sugars 1 g - Protein 3 g - Calcium 2% DV Grapefruit and Avocado Salad 2 whole Ruby Red grapefruits 1 medium ripe avocado 3 tablespoons orange juice 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt 1 teaspoon raw honey 1 teaspoon poppy seeds Fresh spinach Peel, section, and seed grapefruit. Peel avocado and slice lengthwise. Mix orange juice, yogurt, and honey, whisking until well blended. Stir in poppy seeds. Arrange grapefruit and avocado together on bed of spinach."
- C. W. Randolph, M.D., From Belly Fat to Belly FLAT: How Your Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waistline and Subtracting Years from Your Life (Get the book.)

"The typical supplemental dose of flaxseed recommended by some nutritionists is 1 tablespoon of the whole or bruised seed (not ground), with plenty of liquid, 2 to 3 times daily; a typical dose of flaxseed oil is 1 to 2 tablespoons daily. Flaxseed oil is easily damaged by heat and light, so don't cook with it. The most palatable way to take it is by adding it to foods, such as using it as a salad dressing.48 Safety Issues Flaxseed and flaxseed oil are thought to be safe in the recommended nutritional doses."
- Richard Harkness, The Natural Pharmacist: Your Complete Guide to Reducing Cancer Risk (Get the book.)

"But the seed may have synergy with several other foods (like fish omega-3s and soy), and these are just the ones we know about. Keep in mind, too, that small amounts of plant omega-3s are converted by the body into the long-chain omega-3s (normally found in fish). It's ground flaxseed, not whole, you want to add a spoon of here and there because all those wonderful components aren't absorbed and available until the seed is ground. Keep your ground flax in the freezer to preserve its freshness, and add a tablespoon a day, if you can, by stirring it into your yogurt, cereal, smoothie, or stew."
- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"As such they are helpful for constipation, especially when made into a "seed tea." To do this, soak 1/2 ounce of the seeds, preferably overnight, in a cup of water. Drink it down, seeds and all. Native Americans use the seeds as food. In fact, they call plantain "Englishman's foot" because it was brought over by the early European settlers. Its seeds stuck to their feet and scattered throughout this country wherever they walked."
- Lesley Tierra, Herbs of Life: Health & Healing Using Western & Chinese Techniques (Get the book.)

"Then combine salt and seeds according to your chosen ratio in a suribachi (a nut and seed or coffee grinder will do) and stir constantly with a wooden pestle until most of the seeds have been crushed. Variations of gomasio are made in other countries. The Arabs eat a mixture of dried powdered thyme and coriander seeds mixed with gomasio. They eat this with olive oil on bread. It is quite delicious and has actually become the gomasio staple in our household. I am told by some people who live in Israel that the people there combine sesame seeds and salt with hyssop for a similar seasoning."

- Lesley Tierra, Herbs of Life: Health & Healing Using Western & Chinese Techniques (Get the book.)

"As of May 2001, all seed corn in the United States was thought to be contaminated with at least a trace of genetically engineered material. Organic groups believe that GE pollution of American commodities is so pervasive that it is not possible for farmers to keep their sources of seeds pure.43 It appears that some farmers whose land was contaminated with GE seeds are being sued because they did not buy GE seeds from Monsanto. This in turn has lead to counter suits because they claim they never planted or wanted the modified seeds."
- Doris Rapp, Our Toxic World: A Wake Up Call (Get the book.)

"That's because at the heart of the seed, carefully protected by that nutlike shell, is the seed's food storage tissue. It is a highly concentrated source of proteins and calories containing all the nutrients the plant embryo requires to grow and mature. What's good for plant sustenance is also healthy and beneficial for humans, which is why nuts and seeds serve as major sources of food for millions of people throughout the world. Nuts and Seeds: History in a Nutshell In fact, nuts and seeds have a very long history as staple foods."
- Stephanie Beling, PowerFoods: Good Food, Good Health with Phytochemicals, Nature's Own Energy Boosters (Get the book.)

"Sulforaphane is much more concentrated in the sprout, which is midway between the dry seed and the green vegetable. Unlike vitamins, manufactured by the plant as it grows, sulforaphane lives in the donnant seed. As the seedling grows, the compound spreads throughout the vegetable. The seeds and 3-day-old sprouts were found to be "extraordinarily high" in the enzyme that neutralizes carcinogens and free radicals. The sprouts, much more edible than the seeds, aren't bitter and don't taste like broccoli, though they possess "a little zing."
- Richard Harkness, The Natural Pharmacist: Your Complete Guide to Reducing Cancer Risk (Get the book.)

"He talked about the value of sprouting grains and seeds in water before eating them, warning that if we didn't, the enzyme inhibitors would require our bodies to produce a huge amount of enzymes to break down that nut, seed, or grain. Dr. Howell contended that enzymes were temperature-sensitive and pH-specific, as each enzyme became active only in its designated pH range. If we killed the enzymes by cooking the vegetables, grains, seeds, nuts, and meats, we were relying on our own precious enzymes."
- Timothy Brantley, The Cure: Heal Your Body, Save Your Life (Get the book.)

"The idea is that the animal eats the fruit, but that the seed passes through its gut to the outside and is voided with the animal's droppings, some distance away from the parent plant. The seed itself is highly nutritious—it contains all the food the young seedling will need to become established—so the plant must guard its seeds well. Animals that might be tempted to break the apricot pit open and eat the seed as well are deterred by toxins, principally cyanides (the chemicals that give almonds and apricot kernels their characteristic smell and flavor)."
- Jonathan Brostoff M.D., Linda Gamlin, Food Allergies and Food Intolerance: The Complete Guide to Their Identification and Treatment (Get the book.)

"Barley is germinated or sprouted by the malting process, in which the enzymes, particularly amylase, increase. Any seed can be made to germinate by boiling in water. Resting seeds contain starch, which is a storage nutrient and a source of future energy when conditions become ideal for the seed to germinate and grow into a plant. In nature, seeds must rest for months or years before conditions become satisfactory for them to grow. Enzymes are present in the resting seed but are prevented from being active by the presence of enzyme inhibitors."
- Henry Pasternak, D.V.M., C.V.A., Healing Pets With Nature's Miracle Cures (Get the book.)

"Grapefruit seed extract: Also known as citrus seed extract, this substance is processed from the seeds of grapefruit (Citrus paradise). It has powerful antiseptic properties against antibiotic-resistant germs. Its broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity fights against bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It's commercially available in liquid concentrate or as a dry extract. Take two to five drops in six ounces of water or juice three times daily. The recommended dosage for the dry extract is 250 mg three times daily to treat an active respiratory tract infection."
- J. E. Williams, Beating the Flu: The Natural Prescription for Surviving Pandemic Influenza and Bird Flu (Get the book.)

"They are like a seed that carries the potential to become the most majestic tree in the forest; but there is the power of the seed, and then there's the receptivity of the soil. How receptive are you to the power of these methods and to your own power? The monthly publication of the National Guild of Hypnotists recently featured an article by a well-trained hypnotherapist who decided to do a little experiment with himself. He had a heart problem for which he took medication and decided to use his hypnotic skills to heal his heart."
- Rick Levy and Lou Aronica, Miraculous Health: How to Heal Your Body by Unleashing the Hidden Power of Your Mind (Get the book.)

"Per 100-gram serving, sesame seeds and wheat germ contain more than 400 milligrams of phytosterols; pistachios have 279 milligrams, and sunflower seed kernels have 270 milligrams. Brazil nuts and English walnuts followed with around 100 milligrams. Want to know what effect nuts have on cholesterol? Well, so did a team of South African researchers from North-West University in Potchefstroom."
- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"That's because at the heart of the seed, carefully protected by that nutlike shell, is the seed's food storage tissue. It is a highly concentrated source of proteins and calories containing all the nutrients the plant embryo requires to grow and mature. What's good for plant sustenance is also healthy and beneficial for humans, which is why nuts and seeds serve as major sources of food for millions of people throughout the world. Nuts and Seeds: History in a Nutshell In fact, nuts and seeds have a very long history as staple foods."
- Stephanie Beling, PowerFoods: Good Food, Good Health with Phytochemicals, Nature's Own Energy Boosters (Get the book.)

"The top nut and seed sources of arginine in descending order include: watermelon seeds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and pistachios. It's interesting to note that while the beneficial fatty acid composition of nuts would account for some of their positive effects on blood lipids, and thus their benefits to heart health, that doesn't explain the whole picture."
- Steven G. Pratt, M.D. and Kathy Matthews, SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life (Get the book.)

"Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you." Indeed, scientists analyzed six different studies of thousands of vegetarians and found that those that restrict meat are associated with living longer. Some people worry that a plant-based diet may not provide enough protein and iron. The fact is, says Dr. Leslie Lytle, that those of us over 19 years of age need only 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram (2."
- Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest (Get the book.)

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