½ C. water
2 C. organic spinach
1 large organic kale leaf
1 organic date, pitted
1 organic apple, cored and quartered
1 organic banana
1 C. organic fresh pineapple chunks
½ C. ice cubes
Add ingredients to blender in order listed and secure lid. Select Whole Juice or blend on a Medium High speed for 50-60 seconds.
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Soak rice to diminish phytates as well as any arsenic that may be present from the water flooding during rice growth.
In a saucepan, bring rice and 3 cups of water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook for 45 minutes, adding water if the pan dries out. When rice is soft, remove from heat and add 4 1/2 more cups of water, vanilla, salt. Stir, then let sit for an additional 45 minutes. Taste. Add tupelo honey if desired. Transfer soaking rice to a blender or food processor to blend for 3-4 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve or cheese cloth into a mason jar or pitcher, and enjoy for 4-5 days. Chill before serving.
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2 cups of raw almonds soaked 10 – 12 hours in 3 cups of mineral, filtered, or tap water allowed to sit overnight to dissipate any residual chlorine.
Pour 3 cups of water over 2 cups of raw almonds soaking overnight to rid of phytic acid. Rinse the almonds under running water in a sieve. Place these pre-soaked almonds with 3 cups of fresh water in a high speed blend [like a vita mixer]. Blend until it resembles a thick cream. Line a large sieve or colander with a double thickness cheesecloth or unbleached muslin, single thickness. Place this over a wide bowl and allow it to drain. Grab the corners of the cloth; hold together securely and squeeze to extract all of the almond milk, much like squeezing a tea bag. The remaining pulp can be used in raw candies, cookies or as a filler to give desserts a cookie like consistency. Transfer the almond milk to a container and refrigerate up to 3 days.
This makes a delicious almond milk. The almond milk will keep refrigerated for 3 days. If you wish to use a machine to make a grain, seed, or nut milks, the soy milk maker machine heats the grain beverage milk product slightly. It requires overnight pre-soaking of the nuts, grains or almonds. One can produce fresh almond milk for a fraction of the cost of commercial varieties and the taste is far superior. Use the left over almond pulp for cooking, baking, or even as a luxurious facial or body scrub. Hard nuts, like almonds, are better when soaked for approximately 4 hours and rinsed; this makes the milk easier to digest. You can use both blanched and un-blanched almonds along with almond pieces, slivered almonds or even mix and match with your other favorite nuts. Un-blanched almonds produce a darker, nuttier milk, whereas blanched almonds produce a whiter, creamier milk. The total amount of almonds used is approximately 1 cup; this will fill the filter cup about 2/3 full. Some people prefer unheated almond milk. Automatic soy milk Maker is a machine useful for making almond, barley, or rice milk. It gives you the choice – simply push the start button to produce cooked milk, or use the motor button to grind the nuts, producing an unheated almond milk.
BlenTec blender (high speed blender) has another recipe for almond milk. Soak the almonds overnight. Here is a youtube video.
After soaking 1 cup of almonds overnight, strain and rinse the almonds. Add 4 cups of water and 1 tsp tupelo honey. Blend on high whole fruit. Press blend again until mixture is totally smooth. No need to strain this almond milk recipe.
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1½ C. water
1 C. pineapple chunks
¼ bunch of parsley
1 C. ice cubes
Add ingredients to high speed blender in order listed. If available select Whole Juice.
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1 C almond milk
1 oz soaked almonds
1 apple cored quartered
1 C ice cubes
Add ingredients to high speed blender in order listed and secure lid. Select Whole Juice or Liquify.
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Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Top with an extra swirl of tupelo and a squeeze of lime juice.
Put all in high speed blender and serve.
2 C fresh leafy green
1 whole carrot
½ C water
2 Tbsp tupelo honey
½ C ice cubes
Put tupelo, then carrot, leafy greens, apple, peeled kiwis, top with ice in high speed blender.
Place in a high speed blender on whole fruit juice setting. Serve and drink. All melon juices are strong alkalizes, loaded with vitamin C, and beneficial to kidney health.
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Blend together in a high speed blender. Pour into two wide stemmed glasses. For added sweetness, drizzle a little tupelo honey over the top but do not stir it in.
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In a high speed blender, add ingredients in order listed and secure lid. Select Whole Juice and serve. If you don’t have frozen grapes on hand or do not care for a slight grape flavor, substitute ice cubes for the frozen grapes.
Serving Size 8 fl oz
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium < 5 mg
Carbohydrates 35 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugar 29 g
Protein 1 g
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Put all in a high speed blender with some ice cubes. Serve in tall chilled glasses. Enough for 2 plus people.
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Consider that if you keep adding salt to a glass of water you’ll get to a point where the water becomes super-salty or saturated with salt. Once the water becomes saturated with salt the salt will just sit on the bottom of the glass without dissolving any further. This is what happens with Himalayan Crystal Salt Solé it is, super-saturated, salty water.
Place 1 inch of Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt stones in a glass jar, preferably one with a lid, or begin with our pre-packed jar of Stones pictured here. Add 2 to 3 inches of good quality artesian or spring water above the stones, completely covering the crystals with water. Let sit overnight.
If all the salt crystals have dissolved, add a few more salt crystals to the water. Your Himalayan Crystal Salt™ Solé is ready when the water becomes fully saturated with salt and cannot hold any more. The salt will no longer dissolve at this stage.
Each morning, before eating or drinking anything, add a teaspoon (I use a few drops) of the Himalayan Crystal Salt Solé to a glass of artesian or spring water. Or if you prefer, prepare the glass of water the night before, leave it at your bedside and drink it in the morning. Your body will receive the energetic vibration pattern of the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt™ and hold it for 24 hours. Keep the container covered to prevent the water from evaporating. Otherwise, no special storage is needed. The fully saturated Original Himalayan Crystal Salt™ Solé will keep forever! Salt is a natural anti-bacterial and natural fungicide. It simply cannot spoil or go bad.
Just a drop or two in a full glass of water will give you a homeopathic dose of solé daily. It has ben thought that with elevated blood pressure, normally individuals are told to restrict table salt. Solé made with Himalayan pink crystal salt is different. It contains all the minerals in the exact same proportions as the human body. By diluting a glass of spring water with a few drops of solé crystal salt solution, one succeeds in making their own inexpensive mineral water. I have noticed this particular salt does not raise my own blood pressure. I have switched and use exclusively Himalayan pink salt also known as halite for cooking. I continue to limit the amount of salt I use to ⅛ teaspoon for the entire day.
Saffron tea ingredients
¼ teaspoon of saffron threads
1 cup of water
Simmer on the stove top in a glass or stainless steel or ceramic pot (approximately 7 – 15 minutes) until it is reduced to a half cup of liquid. Strain, cool and sip it.
What does Saffron do?
Saffron eases the pain from cystic organs. It helps to maintain the integrity of the walls of the blood vessels so they do not burst as easily. Saffron stimulates the body to lay down blood vessels around any blockage or bursting. Cysts will bleed if blood pressure is elevated; or if the kidneys or the liver is enlarged with numerous cysts; or if there is some trauma to cystic organs. Diminish episodes of bleeding into a cyst and the associated pain by keeping blood pressure well controlled 100/70 -110/70 – 120/80; by keeping cystic kidneys and cystic liver small (sometimes this is not possible); and by minimizing trauma. I would think if we could do one more thing, this too might help diminish bursting cysts and that is to maintain the blood vessel wall intact; to maintain the integrity of the blood vessel walls. This is another thing that saffron can help accomplish. Saffron helps to:
1. Ease the pain from a cystic liver or cystic kidneys.
2. Lowers blood pressure
3. Diminishes spontaneous bursting of tiny capillaries
4. Helps diminish bursting cysts
5. Stimulates the body to lay down new blood vessels
6. Protects the integrity of DNA
7. Helps a cystic liver by increasing the metabolism of estrogen through the liver
8. Aphrodisiac effect
Medical articles on saffron’s uses:
Saffron effects Uterus and estrus cycle 1964
Saffron both platelet aggregation inducer and inhibitor 1990
Saffron anti-tumor activity
Saffron lowers rat blood pressure. 2003
Curcurmin (saffron) coupled with garlic has an increased anti cancer activity 2004
Saffron protect platelets from aggregation 2005
Crocetin (saffron) protects Parkinson’s in rat model 2005
Slice a grapefruit in half and juice with a reamer. Caution grapefruit significantly increases the production and activity of liver detoxification enzymes responsible for preparing toxic compounds for elimination from the body. A list of grapefruit nutrients are listed here. This can be helpful in eliminating estrogen like compounds from the liver and preventing future liver cysts from forming. Grapefruit also interferes with many medications.
Squeeze the lemon juice over the kale leaves. Slice the kale so it will fit through the juicer hopper. Juice the kale leaves followed by the grapes and then the lemon.
Juice any smoothed skinned melon, either watermelon or honeydew both make refreshing drinks and both are very alkaline forming helping ailing kidneys. If you do not have a juicer, try a blender, and blend the melon fruit to liquify it. If you are lucky enough to find local canteloupe, musk melon or a local melon with ridges, be sure of its local source. Distance with ridged melons gives the skin a bit of fungus and this is passed onto the eater through a knife piercing the fungus skin. A refreshing drink comes from the tropics is made by mixing young coconut water with local cantaloupe juice, a refreshing delight.
2 fuji or sweet gala apples cored, cut into eighths. Leave the skin on but avoid the seeds as they contain strychnine.
1 small red beet scrubbed and sliced
1 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Add or omit the following:
1/8 inch tiny round slice of fresh galangai (Thai ginger) or fresh turmeric root
Put the apples, beets, (turmeric root) through a juicer. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over all.
Pineapple is high in bromelain, diminishes joint pain and muscle aches and it aids in the digestion of protein. Take an alkaline fruit about twenty minutes before each meal to gain the benefit of their digestive enzymes.
Naringenin found in citrus fruits is said to help diminish cyst growth. Usually about 2 oranges is enough to make fresh orange juice for one individual. One of the sweetest varieties I have ever tasted is the Valencia orange. It has a very short growing season, lasting only about a month. Slice the orange in two and twirl the orange against a cone to obtain the juice. Orange juice is high in citrate, potassium citrate. Citrate is utilized by the kidneys for energy. Individuals have asked about bottled juices or commercially prepared juices. My feeling is that freshly squeezed is always better, and best if drunk within twenty minutes of preparing it to obtain more of the nutrients. I personally received the biggest growth of my cystic liver while undergoing an organic juice fast. I mistakenly drank bottled organic juice that had been slightly pasteurized. It was like alcohol to my polycystic liver body, the slight ferment was so strong. Try a side by side taste comparison test for yourself. Drink 1 ounce of freshly squeezed orange juice prepared by you and drink 1 ounce of commercial orange juice. The difference to my taste is astounding and says it all.
Juice these in the order listed. Stick close to home after drinking this juice. It acts like little brillo pads ridding the body of old toxins.
Juice 2 cucumbers. Chill for about ten minutes. It is very refreshing juice, especially on a hot summer’s day.
Juice the apple, ¼ of a beet, and galangal (Thai ginger) or turmeric through the juicer. Squeeze lemon juice over all and serve with a twist.
In a pan, roast grains and beans separately until well browned. Mix together and add oil. Cool and grind into powder. Prepare beverage to desired strength; use boiling water.
Ingredients Spelt Kaffee
1 C. washed and soaked spelt grain.
Preparation Roasted Spelt
Roast in a cast iron skillet until brown all over. Transfer all but 2 tablespoons of the kernels to a bowl, and continue roasting the remaining kernels until they are very dark in color, but not burned. Remove the kernels and mix with the lighter brown ones.
Prepare Spelt Roasted Beverage
To make 2 cups of spelt coffee, place 2 cups of water in a 1-quart saucepan, and bring to a boil. Add 3 heaping tablespoons of the roasted kernels, and boil for about 10 minutes, or until the water is brown in color. Strain the brew, reserving the kernels, and serve. Add a few SPELT kafee kernels to the old kernels each day, until some kernels start to fall apart. Then discard and roast a new batch.
“Spelt (Dinkel) is the best grain, warming, lubricating and high in nutritional value. It is better tolerated by the body than any other grain. Spelt provides the consumer with good flesh and good blood and confers a cheerful disposition. It provides a happy mind and a joyful spirit. No matter how you eat spelt, either bread or in other foods, it is good and easy to digest… If someone is ill boil some spelt, mix it with egg and this will heal him like a fine ointment… Spelt porridge, spelt bread and spelt coffee constitute the ideal breakfast.. Spelt is the food of the future.”––Hildegard von Bingen (composer, scientist, writer) 1133 A.D.
Kick the caffeine habit. Caffeine even in small amounts can stimulate cyst growth, unfortunately for many of us, this includes de-caffeinated chocolate. For someone who drinks a lot of caffeine, the eventual result can be fatigue, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Caffeine affects the body in many ways. Caffeine can leech calcium from the body, which is especially problematic if you are at risk for osteoporosis. While trying to eliminate caffeine from the diet, one is likely to experience caffeine withdrawal symptoms including fatigue and severe headaches. Excessive consumption of caffeine increases blood pressure, causes cholesterol levels to rise, and disturbs heart rhythms. Caffeine can increase gastrointestinal problems, including gastric reflux and acid stomach. Caffeine contributes to fibrocystic breast disease. Caffeine impairs fertility. Are there any alternatives to caffeine? It depends upon what you seek from your daily coffee or soda. If you enjoy the warm, comforting feeling of coffee in the morning, try a different morning drink: Roastaroma tea from Celestial Seasonings, or a roasted grain beverage such as Inka, Cafix.
Juice 6 carrots in a juicer. Sip it immediately to retain the freshness and the micronutrients. When recovering from a liver resection, carrot juice is wonderful to allay any tremors or shakes that might appear.
Slice carrots and turn them into little football shapes. Boil on the stovetop with a little orange rind butter and orange juice.
I enjoy the summer farmers’ markets munching away at the different homegrown varieties of carrots: red, orange, golden, white and of course orange.
The 3 most important elements in carrots are Beta-carotene, Alpha Carotene, and Phytochemicals.
Beta carotene usually receives most attention when examining carrots. The body changes beta carotene into vitamin A, which is important in strengthening the immune system, keeping the skin, lungs and intestinal track in order, and promoting healthy cell growth.
Vitamin A is a pale yellow primary alcohol derived from carotene. It affects the formation and maintenance of skin, mucous membranes, bones, and teeth, vision and reproduction. In addition dietary Vitamin A, in the form of beta carotene, an antioxidant, may help reduce the risk of certain cancers.
Only so much beta carotene can be changed into vitamin A, and that which is not changed contributes to boosting the immune system and is also a potent antioxidant.
Alpha carotene. Beta carotene is not the only carotenoid. Often overlooked, and also found in carrots, is alpha carotene. According to an article in NCI Cancer Weekly (Nov. 13, 1989), Michiaki Murakoshi, who leads a team of biochemists at Japan’s Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, contends that alpha carotene may be more powerful than beta carotene in inhibiting processes that may lead to tumor growth. Murakoshi indicates that neuroblastoma (cancer) cells coated with carotenoids experience a drop in N-myc activity compared to untreated cells. Research suggests that phytochemicals, working together with nutrients found in fruits, vegetables and nuts, may help slow the aging process and reduce the risk of many diseases, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cataracts, osteoporosis, and urinary tract infections. They can have complementary and overlapping mechanisms of action in the body, including antioxidant effects, modulation of detoxification enzymes, stimulation of the immune system, modulation of hormone metabolism, and antibacterial and antiviral effect.
“Phyto” is a Greek word that means plant and phytochemicals are usually related to plant pigments. So, fruit and vegetables that are bright colors – yellow, orange, red, green, blue, and purple – generally contain the most phytochemicals and the most nutrients.
Put the lemon through the opening of the juicer. Next slice the apples into sections that will easily fit in the opening of the juicer. Pour over crushed ice and drink this refreshing lemonade on a hot summer’s day.
According to a book Back to Eden, lemons are filled with natural enzymes, lowers uric acid. On page 659 of Back to Eden, Mr. Kloss points out that, “The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile, and is very good in cases of malaria. Sufferers of chronic rheumatism and gout will benefit by taking lemon juice, also those who have a tendency to bleed, uterine hemorrhages, etc.; rickets and tuberculosis. In pregnancy, it will help to build bone in the child.”
Another Lemonade Recipe
3 lemons juiced
or ½ C of lemon juice
⅓ C tupelo honey
4 C of water
Blend together serve chilled.
Drink upon arising the juice of one lemon that has water added to it to equal a half a cup. Additionally throughout the day have a hot lemon drink. Naringenin in citrus fruits diminishes cyst development.
1 lemon juiced
Heat a pot of hot water. Add the juice of one lemon to the hot water. Add a little tupelo honey if desired. Then get comfortable and sip it along while relaxing. I do not know how it works, but lemon juice diminishes pain from cystic organs, relieves migraine headaches, keeps me alkaline, diminishes joint pains and just makes me feel better. For a cough, try lemon juice mixed with tupelo honey. It squelches the cough. I have taken as many as 6 lemons a day to keep me alkaline or to relieve pain.
An electric citrus juicer works well. When traveling first roll the lemon to soften it. Then slice it in half and use a table knife to scrape the juice into a glass. A friend told me this works just as well with a spoon and there is no chance for the knife to slip. Add a slice to water glass or to juice.
This is a recipe for calcium citrate or lemon egg. It helps keep our bones strong while protecting our kidneys. One person has used lemon egg to help maintain alkalinity. Her nightly urinary pH runs about 7.8.
This takes about a day to complete. Carefully fill a wide mouth jar with a clean, whole, uncracked egg. Cover the egg with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Cover the jar and place in the refrigerator. Bubbles will form on the egg shell. The egg shell will begin dissolving and finally the mixture turns white. This make take about 24 hours. Carefully remove the egg and use as normal. There should still be a soft membrane surrounding the egg but no shell as this has dissolved into the lemon juice to make calcium citrate. Remove the egg. Place a tight lid on the remaining mixture. Shake well. The mixture will keep refrigerated for 3 days. Then toss and start fresh.
Take no more than one teaspoon per day initially because it can be very powerful. Start slowly. The amount may gradually be increased. Each individual is unique. Take the mixture for two weeks, and then leave off for two weeks. Take sips slowly, testing your nightly urinary pH to be sure you do not become too alkaline. Hold off if your nightly urinary pH registers 8.5.
Using the removed egg
Slowly cook the removed egg. Allow to cool. Once cooled carefully peel away the membrane and add it to the lemon egg mixture. This eggshell membrane has been found to be useful for osteoarthritis. In 7 days participants noticed increased flexibility.
Make your own eggshell membrane
Rinse about a dozen shells well in water. Remove any egg bits that might be stuck but don’t remove membrane as these have extra nutrients. Fill a stock pot with approximately 6 cups of filtered water and bring to a boil. Carefully put your eggshells into water. Let cook for 10 minutes. Drain shells. Spread the shells on glass or stainless steel baking sheet and let dry overnight. In the morning, put in a 200º oven for about 10 minutes or in a dehydrator. Once completed, put a few shells into a blender and run until they are pulverized into a granular form. Continue until all of your shells are powder. Store in a tightly sealed Mason jar in the cupboard away from heat or moisture.
Louise’s lemon egg
Try taking the shells of 2 cooked eggs, carefully peeling away all the white lining from the inside of the shells (previously soaking the eggs in warm water before cooking). Put the shells in a glass jar. Squeeze the juice from 1 to 1 ½ lemons over the egg shells. Crush the mixture with a fork into as many small pieces as possible increasing the surface area for the lemon reaction. After 24 hours strain and sip.
Another Lemon egg Recipe
Wash empty cooked eggshells in warm water until all the egg white is removed. Do not remove the membrane if you have arthritis or joint pains. The membrane contains nutrients to help this. Allow the washed shell to air dry. Grind the shells in a food processor.
½ teaspoon of powdered egg shell (approximately 400 mg of calcium)
½ a lemon juiced
Put the powdered egg shell in a clean glass jar, add the freshly squeezed lemon juice. Leave at room temperature for 6 hours but no longer than 12 hours. Take a spoonful. Toss what you do not use and mix again the following day. Take only for two weeks then leave off for two weeks.
Here is a clinical trial using Natural Eggshell Membrane NEM to help osteoarthritis.
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Put berries through the juicer. Makes about 2 ounces. Mix with one ounce of mineral water. Drink the juice but do not eat the berries which are too high in oxalates.
Add the juice squeezed from a half a lemon. Mix together; serve with a floating lemon slice.
Cabbage will help return hair to its natural color. If you are new to juicing try juicing an apple (gala or golden delicious) first, pour half of the apple juice into a shot glass. Without cleaning the juicer, juice a quarter of a cabbage with 5-7 almonds. Sip the cabbage juice within twenty minutes. Follow it with an apple juice chaser.
1 sweet apple.
¼ cabbage savoy (sweetest), green, red (high in iron)
Slice the cabbage into wedges that will easily fit through the opening of the juicer. Juice a portion of cabbage then about 5 almonds then a bit more cabbage.
Yield: 2 ounces of cabbage juice
Cabbage is one of the healing marbles from the earth. I used the deep green leaves heated and mixed with kelp as a poultice to relieve liver cystic pain. I have also used this same poultice on the nap of my neck to relieve intense migraine headaches. Cabbage has something within that seems to stimulate the natural endorphins of the brain. It is high in the element boron, necessary for bone strength. It is very high in vitamin C. An observation: while taking cabbage juice daily I noticed my gray hairs returning to their natural color. Cabbage is a great protector of DNA; increasing the metabolism of estrogen by products through the liver. Cabbage juice has a sulfuric odor. The sulfurins are what make cabbage so health giving.The sulfurins, the smelly part of cabbage is what researchers have found to be a powerful antioxidant. Cabbage juice provides 607 mg of potassium, or 17 percent of the 3,500 mg Food and Drug Administration daily value. Potassium and sodium regulate the body’s fluid balance.
After juicing cabbage, I notice that I must immediately take the pulp to the compost heap or if I am traveling, I will wrap it in a double plastic bag and toss it. The smell of the sulfurins takes over the room. These sulfurs are the antioxidants at work protecting the integrity of our DNA. Cabbage juice benefits.
Another recipe for Cabbage Juice
Sometimes cabbage is a bit pungent. To cut this try juicing an apple first, then the cabbage. Cut and core an apple removing the seeds. Apple seeds contain arsenic. Put the apple slices through the juicer. Reserve this apple juice as a chaser for the cabbage juice. Without cleaning the juicer, slice a quarter of a cabbage so the pieces can easily fit through the juicer. This can be green or red cabbage. I find Savoy cabbage to be the most pleasant tasting. I put this through the juicer and then I put about 10 almonds through the juicer as well. I drink the cabbage almond juice first and follow it with the apple juice.
Put apples through an apple-slicing device or cut the seeds out and slice into wedges that will fit through the juicer. Juice wedges in the juicer. Golden delicious, Fuji, and Gala are delicious for juicing. There is another variety called Gravenstein from Sebastopol California, from the Russian River area of California. I really enjoy Gravensteins. They cannot be stored and must be eaten at the time of harvest. Gravensteins have a short peak season. Apple seeds contain arsenic and are to be avoided.
When making my daily juices, I juice the apples first and without cleaning the juice machine, I will then juice cabbage. This yields a much sweeter and a less sulfuric cabbage juice. I drink all juices immediately or within 20 minutes so they do not develop a yeast ferment which causes my liver cysts to grow. Yield: 6 ounces of apple juice
Stir the chia seeds into the water; let them sit for about five minutes. Stir again, and let sit for as long as you like. The more it sits, the more gel-like the seeds and water become. Add citrus juice and sweetener if you wish.
Chia Seed Oil
Chia oil is an interesting source for omega 3′s. Some have tried fish oil (really causes severe liver aches). all variety of forms of flax seed and its oil and capsules. These too seem to cause intense liver pains, liver growth and bloating. Currently hemp seed oil capsules,tend to give the munchies and a craving for sweets. Raw foodie caterers (raw fruits and vegetables only) from a local farmer’s market recommended some give Chia seeds a try.
Chia Seed Oil Capsules
Chia seed is one food that is super high in leucine. Leucine has been found to be helpful to create more muscle mass in middle aged men and help dialysis patients.
Chia seed is high in calcium, 5 times the calcium of milk. 631 mg per 100 grams of seed.
Chia seed is also high in protein, with 18 grams per 100 grams of seed.
The optimum ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 should be 3:1
Chia seed provides that ratio.
Chia seed is hydrophilic. Absorbing up to 14 times (Mix @ 9-10 times) its weight in water. This helps extend energy and endurance.
Chia seed is rich in antioxidant oils.
Chia seed contains chlorogenic acid, and
caffeic acid as well as myricetin, quercetin, and kaempferol flavonols. These compounds are both primary and synergistic antioxidants that contribute to the strong antioxidant activity of chia seed.
Chia seed is also low in sodium, only 19 mg per 100 grams.
A few my remember when Chia seeds were spread as a paste of clay figurines creating chia pets. This is the exact same chia. One can purchase chia in its natural seed form or grind them up and sprinkle them salads. Some people prefer the convenience taking chia oil capsules. Anutra Whole Salvia Hispanica Seed is all chia. It is an ancient Aztec product. It can be added to smoothies or sprinkle on top of salads or added to a sandwich. This is a good source of omega 3’s and essential fatty acids needed daily. Born to Run a book about the Tarahumara Indians from a remote village in Mexico are a running tribe. For their fuel for long distance runs reaching 500 miles they drink chia seeds with water and lime. Read about one runner’s recipes from the meatless runner. Chia seeds have the interesting property that when they’re left in water for a few minutes, the water begins to gel. Supposedly this is helpful in digestion, but I’m wondering if somehow chia could be used to make an energy gel. (I’ll let you know if I perfect that one.) For now, you’ll have to be satisfied with chia fresca (or iskiate), a popular drink made with chia seeds, water, and lemon or lime. Born to Run Born to Run is interesting reading.
Fun fact: years ago this was known as a chia pet, you would apply chia seeds to a lamb figurine. The lamb would grow wool of chia sprouts.