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"Fill each jar separately with your favorite nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, and as always, make sure everything's organic. Nuts and Seeds • Sunflower seeds • Raw almonds • Tamari almonds • Raw filberts • Raw cashews • Raw walnuts • Raw pecans • Raw pumpkin seeds (or lightly baked with olive oil and salt) • Ground flaxseeds (we sprinkle flaxseeds on absolutely everything) Dried Fruits (buy in bags or from the bulk bin) • Dates • Dried pineapple • Dried banana chips • Dried cherries • Dried blueberries • Fresh fruit."
- Deirdre Imus, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care: Volume 2 in the Bestselling Green This! Series (Green This!) (Get the book.)

"Whole flaxseeds help with constipation, but because these seeds are so difficult to digest, flaxseeds typically pass through us undigested and the lignan quality is lost. Flax oil is the highest food source for omega-3 fatty acids and is great for your mood, skin, hair, nails, and digestion; but because lignans are not oil-soluble, flax oil is not very effective for helping your estrogen metabolize better. For improved estrogen metabolism, you really need to eat ground flaxseeds. You can grind flaxseeds in a coffee grinder or simply buy flax meal, available in most health food stores."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"NUT-MILK 1 cup raw nuts or seeds 4 cups water 2-3 dates, 2 figs, or handful of raisins 1 tsp. honey, if dried fruits are not available Any kind of raw nuts or seeds could be used, such as walnuts, almonds, filberts, peanuts, cashews, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, etc. Note: chia seeds will make drink jell. Place nuts and pitted dates, figs, or raisins in blender, add two cups of water, and run for about two minutes. Add remaining water, run for a few more seconds, and serve. It makes four servings."
- Paavo Airola, There is a Cure for Arthritis (Get the book.)

"Lignans are found in a wide variety of foods, including seeds, whole grains, and legumes, but the highest amounts by far are found in flax seeds. LIGNAN CONTENT OF FOODS Food Serving Total Lignan Ground flaxseeds 1 oz. 85.5 Sesame seeds 1 oz. 11.2 Kale Vi cup chopped 0.8 Broccoli l/i cup chopped 0.6 Apricots Vi cup sliced 0.4 Cabbage V2 cup chopped 0.3 Brussels sprouts V2 cup chopped 0.3 Strawberries V2 cup chopped 0.3 Strawberries lA cup sliced 0.2 Tofu V'2 block (4 oz.) 0.2 Dark rye bread 1 slice 0."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"Any kind of raw nuts or seeds could be used, such as walnuts, almonds, filberts, peanuts, cashews, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, etc. Note: chia seeds will make drink jell. Place nuts and pitted dates, figs, or raisins in blender, add two cups of water, and run for about two minutes. Add remaining water, run for a few more seconds, and serve. It makes four servings."
- Paavo Airola, There is a Cure for Arthritis (Get the book.)

"This can be done with wheat bran, psyllium seeds, flaxseeds, or as a last resort, with a nonabsorbable sugar called lactulose (doctor's prescription required). Ease and regularity of bowel movements should improve in the following days until movements are effortless, at which time the dosage of wheat bran, psyllium seeds, flaxseeds, and/or lactulose can be slowly decreased and eventually discontinued. Larry Says Good-Bye to Laxatives ouise joked that Larry had single-handedly kept the laxative manufacturers in business. "
- John A. McDougall, Dr. McDougall's Digestive Tune-Up (Get the book.)

"Pumpkin seeds. A new and unusual remedy for prostate problems is pumpkin seeds. A handful of pumpkin seeds a day has long been used as a treatment for enlarged prostate in Bulgaria, Turkey, and the Ukraine. Now these seeds are popping up at health food stores everywhere. Although studies to support pumpkin seeds' claim to prostate fame are slim, pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, an important mineral for prostate health. Soy. Adding some soy foods, like tofu and soy milk, to your diet might be a healthy choice for your prostate."
- Frank K. Wood, Natural Cures and Gentle Medicines: That Work Better Than Dangerous Drugs or Risky Surgery (Get the book.)

"Unhulled sesame seeds (sometimes called brown sesame seeds) are sold in natural food stores and specialty shops. Vi cup unhulled sesame seeds V-2 teaspoon salt In a small dry skillet over medium heat, toast sesame seeds; stir constantly for about 5 minutes, or until seeds begin to pop and brown slightly. Transfer seeds to a blender, add salt, and grind for about 30 seconds into a uniform powder, per 1 tablespoon: 54 calories, 1.5 g protein, 2.5 g carbohydrate, 4 g fat, 134 mg sodium Sesame Seasoning Makes '/i cup Nutritional yeast adds a cheeselike flavor to Sesame Salt."
- Neal Barnard, M.D., Foods That Fight Pain: Revolutionary New Strategies for Maximum Pain Relief (Get the book.)

"The other container of salt water, which had not been exposed to the healer, would hold the remainder of seeds. After the seeds were soaked in the two containers of salt water, the batch exposed to the water treated by the healer grew taller than the other batch. Grad then hypothesized that the reverse might also happen - negative feelings might have a negative effect on the growth of plants. In a follow-up study Grad had several psychiatric patients hold containers of ordinary water which were to be used again to sprout seeds."
- Lynne Mctaggart, The Field - The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe (Get the book.)

"Oleaginous fruits (except for almonds and Brazil nuts) are all acidifying, including walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, pecans, coconut, and even the seeds used in health food mixes—sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and so forth. Their acidifying character is due to their high fat content as well as their high content of protein, phosphorus, and sulfur. However, a few sunflower seeds do not acidify the body to the same extent as six to twelve ounces of meat, although both foods are included in the list of acidifying foods."
- Christopher Vasey, The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health: Restore Your Health by Creating pH Balance in Your Diet (Get the book.)

"That includes seeds used as toppings on baked goods like poppy seeds and sesame seeds as well as seeds and hard particles inside the food itself like the seeds in zucchini or cucumbers or the grain particles in cracked-wheat bread. These tiny particles could become lodged in the sacs of the colon and become infected, bringing on an attack of diverticulitis. Natural Prescription for Diverticular Disease • Adopt a high-fiber diet. This means lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and cereals."
- Robert M. Giller, M.D., Natural Prescriptions: Dr. Giller's Natural Treatments & Vitamin Therapies For Over 100 Common Ailments
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"Flax seeds themselves are a good source of the omega-3 oil and a large amount of fiber, especially soluble fiber. Each tablespoon of seeds contains about one teaspoon of oil. The fiber in flax seeds is an effective treatment for both constipation and diarrhea, and it helps to eliminate toxins. Grinding the seeds only for immediate use (in a small electric coffee mill) provides the freshest source of the oil. I like to grind up some flax seeds and add them to a blender drink with banana, other fruit, dilute juice and low-fat organic yogurt."
- Michael Janson, M.D., The Vitamin Revolution in Health Care (Get the book.)

"The soluble fiber in the seeds can cause the liquids in the dish to thicken, and high heat damages the delicate essential fatty acids in flax (and heating/frying with flax oil under high temperature generates cancer-promoting compounds). ?Add flaxseeds to your diet gradually; use 1 teaspoon on your cereal the first few times rather than 2 tablespoons. ?Never use flaxseed oil in high-heat cooking. Add it to foods after they have been prepared. ?DAY 2 Breakfast ? Whole wheat cereal topped with chopped walnuts Low-fat milk or soy beverage for cereal Orange or berries Green tea ?DAY 2 Lunch ?"
- 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.)

"Nuts, seeds, and avocados are all excellent sources of healthy oils, but you'll want to consume them in moderation due to their high fat content. Select raw, organic nuts and seeds (such as pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower) whenever possible, and soak them overnight to deactivate enzyme inhibitors and thus improve their digestibility."
- Brenda Watson and Leonard Smith, The Detox Strategy: Vibrant Health in 5 Easy Steps (Get the book.)

"Flax's many forms include whole seeds, ground seeds, and oils, and it is often used as an ingredient in cereals, breads, and muffins. The abundance of essential omega-3 fatty acids present in flaxseed may be linked to its use in the promotion of heart and circulatory health and in helping to maintain healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels. In particular, flaxseed holds a special role in protection against pancreatic, colon, breast and prostate cancers, as well as helping to forestall the spread of melanoma."
- Freedom Press, Natural Cancer Cures: The Definitive Guide to Using Dietary Supplements to Fight and Prevent Cancer (Get the book.)

"Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are the richest sources of zinc available in common foods. Sunflower seeds seem to have a normalizing effect in disorders of the prostate gland. The reports indicate strongly that this is due to their unsaturated fatty acid content in combination with other factors. The main reason why pumpkin seeds are indicated for prostate health is their high zinc content. Dr. W. Devrient of Berlin, Germany, reports that he has been curing patients of prostatic trouble by having them eat pumpkin seeds regularly. They can be eaten like candy. Prostate and Hernia Relieved!"
- Rex Adams, Miracle Medicine Foods (Get the book.)

"NUTS AND seeds. Natural-food supermarkets offer a wider selection of raw or lightly toasted nuts and seeds than can be found in traditional supermarkets. Almonds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds are probably the best nuts to emphasize, but it is good to include small amounts of a variety of nuts and seeds in the diet. The most affordable way to do that is to buy nuts and seeds in the bulk food section of a natural-food supermarket. PUMPKORN. We recommend Pumpkorn, a snack food sold in health-food stores, because it is a good source of protein and healthy fats, and it is low in carbohydrates."
- Jack Challem, Burton Berkson, Melissa Diane Smith, Syndrome X: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance (Get the book.)

"Among the best sources of calcium, I recommend yogurt, hard cheese, sardines, salmon, kale, collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, broccoU, seeds and nuts. I feel raw sesame seeds, sunQower seeds and pumpkin seeds are the best, while the almond is the king of the nuts. It is best to take the nuts and seeds in the form of nut and seed butters or nut and seed milk drinks. I do not recommend milk because I believe most Americans have too much of it, the pasteurized variety, that is. If you feel you must have it, the best is raw goat milk or raw cow milk made into yogurt or kefir."
- B. Jensen, Arthritis, Rheumatism and Osteoporosis (Get the book.)

"In a follow-up study Grad had several psychiatric patients hold containers of ordinary water which were to be used again to sprout seeds. One patient, a man being treated for psychotic depression, was noticeably more depressed than the others. Later, when Grad tried to sprout seeds using water of the patients, the water that had been held by the depressed man suppressed growth.i This may be one good explanation why some people have green fingers and others can get nothing living to grow."
- Lynne Mctaggart, The Field - The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe (Get the book.)

"The natural oil that is found in seeds like soybeans, corn, cottonseeds, rapeseeds, and peanuts, has to be extracted mechanically or by chemical solvents. To obtain the oil mechanically the seed is crushed and mixed with water, then heated to 230°F for half an hour. Following this, the crushed seeds are run through a press that exerts ten to twenty tons pressure per square inch. The result of this great pressure is that the crushed seeds are exposed to great heat. oil heated to 330?380°F under vacuum for 12 hours to deodorize it."
- Zane R. Kime, Sunlight (Get the book.)

"Magnesium is found abundantly in nuts, seeds (especially coarse pumpkin seeds, as well as leafy green vegetables, especially kelp and spinach), beans, tofu, and fruits such as figs, apricots, and bananas. Remember, magnesium is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body, and is crucial in any reaction requiring ATP enzymes. Taking magnesium supplements in combination with a healthy diet is the way to go. That recommendation is pretty justifiable based on the Honolulu Heart Program alone. Meanwhile, I'm not going to wait for another thirty-year finding."
- Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., The Sinatra Solution Metabolic Cardiology (Get the book.)

"Foods highest in omega-3 fatty acids are: flax seeds, romaine lettuce, kale, mustard seeds, scallops, cloves, nuts, oregano, salmon, halibut, snapper, shrimp, tuna, cod, soybeans, cauliflower, tofu, squash, broccoli, spinach, collard greens, cabbage, and strawberries. Consequently, many have proposed that a lifelong diet highly protective against Alzheimer's will have a higher proportion of n-3 fatty acids relative to n-6."
- Peter J. Whitehouse and Daniel George, The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis (Get the book.)

"They started with cucumber seeds, and they indeed found light, but, they reasoned, perhaps the light was a by-product of photosynthesis. So they grew cucumber seeds in the dark and tested them under conditions that would guarantee that photosynthesis would have no effect. They still found light. What's more, they found coherent light. As previously explained, it is thought that quantum processes give way to classical ones in the hot, wet environment of the body because heat and chaotic influences from the environment lead to decoherence of the quantum signals."
- Peter h. Fraser and Harry Massey, Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine (Get the book.)

"Cuban-Chinese Rice and Beans 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 white onion, chopped '/2 cup chopped green onions 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (if you like spicy food, do not remove the seeds; if you like mild tastes, remove the seeds) Vi cup chopped cilantro 1 cup chopped tomato Vi cup chopped black olives Vi cup chopped green bell pepper 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 cups mung bean sprouts 2 cups cooked black beans 3 cups cooked short-grain brown rice Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat."
- Jay Gordon, The ADD and ADHD Cure: The Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child (Get the book.)

"Both government and commercial plantations were developed in the Nilgiri Hills, and Mclvor went on to select and test varieties and to exchange information, seeds, cuttings, and plants with the botanical gardens of Calcutta, Singapore, and Kew. He also corresponded in the same way with the Dutch in Java. By 1880 the cinchona industry was mature. There was a peak of "hunting" production o:: about 20 million pounds of bark from the Andean republics at that date, after which they could not compete with Asiatic plant itions."
- Henry Hobhouse, Seeds of Change: Six Plants That Transformed Mankind (Get the book.)

"Nature can halt our progress and nature can advance it, and man would be foolish to overlook his role as a propagator of the seeds of change. QUININE Quinine and the White Man i Burden In 1638, in the Viceregal Palace at what is today Lima in Peru, the beautiful wife of the Viceroy lay very ill. She had malaria. It was of the intermittent kind, and the recurring crisis of cold-dry, hot-dry, hot-wet was repeating itself apparently hopelessly and to one end."

- Henry Hobhouse, Seeds of Change: Six Plants That Transformed Mankind (Get the book.)

"The idea that is central to seeds of Change stems from impatience with the usual cause-and-efTect explanations of human conduct in history, which are generally very unsatisfactory. History is full of the exploits of men and women—their actions are identified as causing change, development, catastrophe. If it pleases people to read and to be told that these things happened as the result of the direct and absolute intervention of men, then this is no surprise—for men have always liked to believe in their own influence and direction in the course of time."

- Henry Hobhouse, Seeds of Change: Six Plants That Transformed Mankind (Get the book.)

"A revolving brush cleaned rhe spikes, so that at each revolution the seeds were detached and fell into another compartment. The machine was worked by hand, and with it a slave could gin not 1 pound but 50 pounds of cotton a day. To a rational man in a rationalist age, it must have seemed that he had benefited mankind and that his fortune was made.17 But Whitney was to leant the hard way that an inventor is the prey of the market. The first model gin was stolen. A second was made but before the patent was granted on it, in March 1794, many copies of the first model were in use."

- Henry Hobhouse, Seeds of Change: Six Plants That Transformed Mankind (Get the book.)

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