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Chia Seeds

Studies show that chia seeds can treat diabetes, boost energy and more

Posted December 16, 2013

Chia is a species of flowering plant that bears oval-shaped, multicolored seeds. These seeds, which have a neutral taste and crunchy texture, have been cultivated for centuries as a survival food in their native Mexico and Guatemala. Chia seeds had only just begun to enjoy recognition in the United States, however, when the eccentric Californian gadget company, Joseph Enterprises, began to market them in the 1980s as “Chia Pets,” which are terracotta figurines that sprouted chia.

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Chia Seed: Stamina Sustainer

Posted June 5, 2013

Stamina is the capacity to continue an activity for some period of time or to repeat a movement continuously. The length of time that we require to keep going determines the type of stamina required. It ranges from local muscular stamina, which is required to perform a series of powerful movements, such as press-ups or wood chopping, to total stamina, where sustained effort is required during a prolonged period. It could be measured in hours, as with the long-distance runner, or even days or weeks, as in the case of Arctic explorers.

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Chia seeds are a superfood treasure

Posted June 1, 2013

Many people know that flax seed is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and will be happy to know that they have another available source in the chia seed. This tiny seed has many advantages over flax; it doesn’t need to be ground to access the nutrients, and the seeds can be stored for long periods of time without deteriorating. Chia is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax.

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Natural Health: Chia seeds can do much for your health

Posted February 19, 2013

Chia seeds are becoming more popular and are now easily found in the health food section of most grocery stores. Chia seed is the common name for Salvia Hispanica. It is a species of a flowering plant in the mint family, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala.

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Brew up a wealth of healthful benefit with chai tea

Posted December 12, 2012

Next time you are savoring a creamy cup of Indian chai tea, here’s something to ponder: The characteristic spicy flavor is also what makes chai outrageously healthy. Cinnamon, ginger, clove, anise and black tea are superfoods in their own right and should be enjoyed often. What better way than in a delicious, warming brew? The trick is to make your own — commercial varieties are loaded with sugar, pasteurized dairy and other unsavory ingredients which negate any health enhancing features.

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Chia seeds raise blood ALA and EPA levels for postmenopausal women: Study

Posted July 13, 2012

Consumption of chia seeds, rich in ALA, may increase blood levels of the long chain omega-3 EPA by 30% for postmenopausal women, says a new study from the Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina.

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Acupuncture Effective in the Treatment of Amblyopia

Posted April 30, 2012

In a prospective, randomized, controlled, crossover trial involving 83 children aged 3 to less than 7 years with untreated anisometropic amblyopia (with best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/40 to 20/200 in the amblyopic eye), treatment with acupuncture for a period of 15 weeks, added to treatment with spectacles, was found to be significantly more effective than treatment with spectacles alone.

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Acupuncture Safe for Children if Done Properly by Trained Professionals

Posted April 30, 2012

Acupuncture has become a very common treatment option around the world, including children who mostly receive the therapy for conditions such as chronic pain, asthma, eczema and allergies. However, although acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world for adults, there have not been a lot of studies to ensure its safety among children. A new review conducted by researchers with the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, find that acupuncture is a safe treatment option with a low risk of side effects if it is performed by a properly trained practitioner.

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New Study Claims Reduced Glycemic Load Diet is Effective for Obese Children

Posted April 30, 2012

A new study of three diets with obese children shows that all diets are effective in managing weight but that a reduced glycemic load diet one that accounts for how many carbs are in the food and how much each gram of carbohydrate raises blood glucose levels may be most promising.

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Homeopathic Pediatrics – Safer, Saner Medicines for Our Children

Posted April 30, 2012

Earlier in this century meningitis was fatal 95% of the time in children who contracted it. Now, because of the use of antibiotics, 95% of the children who get it survive. The number of infants dying in the first two years of life has also dramatically declined, once again primarily because of the use of conventional medicines. The significant reduction in the number of children dying from leukemia is another impressive development of modern medicine. Despite these benefits of modern medicine, however, there is general agreement that medical care can and should be better.

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