The Gift of life SEED

This feature could be my last and most likely ranks among the top 3 of my many features on  As I have related before if there are few readers that have not taken advantage of my wisdom and intuitive attributes at least I have gained personally by teaching at least from my viewpoint and taking advantage of the old adage "If you want to learn something teach it"

The following feature is a perfect example where I personally have gained health wise from my infatuation with the "Gift of Life SEED" and in fact writing this feature has prompted me to increase the intake of seed and other measures to enhance my dietary practices.  In fact I have recently studied the human auto immune system that most of us are subjected to when the body over reacts to an invasion of sorts.  It can be as little as some pollen floating around to more serious organic issues.  If the immune system is not hitting on all cylinders excess auto immune reactions take place, head congestion one example, phlegm can be a typical symptom of an over aggressive immune system that is trying to do its job, but overdoes the defensive counterattack and can cause irritation and in some cases be misinterpret as a major concern when it is not.  How well you manage your immune system will determine your autoimmune reactions and what you eat can be a culprit.   Dairy products can be a problem, and many more foods either eaten alone or in combination with one another.  

I am an advocate of Vitamin D and am a staunch believer in sun intake on a regular basis.  If you pass my home on most given days between, 1 PM and 3 PM you will see me and my faithful pooch Angie drinking in the sun for about a total of 20 minutes taking an equal amount by turning 90 degrees about every 5 minutes in the chair I sit in.  If you burn in the sun you have over done the exposure.  Now recently our oldest daughter Pam said her Doctor told her to eat fat with her Vitamin D intake which would be pill form.  Fat as we know is the transporting vehicle for nutrition boogying through your body.  My guess is that Pumpkin seeds that have a wonderful contingent of fat works just as well with sunlight.  I have a habit in combining a slice of boars head roast beef  that is low in animal fat but chewing the beef with a half a mouth full of pumpkin seeds gives me the best means to obtain the benefit of beef (with its high zinc content) along with the pumpkin seed  with its (high vegative zinc content) by chewing them together and realizing true enzymes action. My guess is that practices of this nature will greatly enhance my immune system and puts a little throttle on my naughty little auto immune system. 

Immune system, absorbing nutrition into the blood network

The last material touches lightly on the immune system but I have inserted the following to elaborate on it as it is a very complex mechanism in the human body.

There has been a great deal of study done on the interaction of different medications with one another but there has been recent studies on different foods and their interaction with medications, other than the grapefruit concern and coagulants that can interfere with blood absorption of the medications that you are prescribed, but do not reach the needed areas because of one conflict or another caused by opposing conflicting chemistries.

Drug interaction has an important place in our health routines and although I have a great deal of respect for your Doctors directions on interactions I rely on both my Doctors handle but also bring in the knowledge of the Pharmacies role in protecting the patient against adverse interaction between different medications.  We were alerted recently by our pharmacy when we were prescribed a medication that set off an alarm bell.  When we brought the concern to our Doctor the Doctor changed the prescription. Any new prescriptions should be cleared by the attending Pharmacist as they have access to sophisticated networks and are in many cases equipped to manage the chemistries in different medications.  Antibiotics are a troublesome medication and should be recorded as to the administration of them as adverse reactions can be experienced and yeast Infections are one of them.  We had a recent issue with antibiotics that were not effective and thanks to the hospital stay that was not originally intented to treat the serious nature of an infection that tested septic.  We were put on a direct administration of a intravenous antibiotic that took care of it after 10 days of 3 pushes a day  for intravenous administration of antibiotic versus the typical oral by mouth medications that can put a patient in their grave.  Our Granddaughter a RN recently told us that 40% of patients don't make it out of the hospital alive unless they are put on the intravenous antibiotic procedure.  In fact I read recently a woman who was having regular Urinary Track Infections checked herself into the hospital to test for sepsis, versus going to a doctor and hoping the oral antibiotics would do the trick that the doctor would prescribe.

Keep in mind that it isn't just the key minerals in the components it is the other minerals that work in tandem with the key minerals that  create this magical enzyme product as I mention in my Grancelli Cider making process. The master cider  maker  (that's what he called himself) when he introduced himself to me when he said " I am Louis Grancelli and I am the master cider maker"  as he was placing a certain variety of apples just a second before the batch of cider apples were to be crushed.  His theory was to obtain optimum enzyme production with the fruit and certain varieties had to be crushed together, not seconds later.  This supports my concern with depending on fruits and vegetables that have been crushed and adulterated.  I am sure the precious minerals even in the adulterated form have benefits but I am a believer in introducing a natural kicker when ingesting adulterated minerals from fruits and vegetables.

We  believe that seed in ones diet is one of the most important components of ones dietary regimen.  The mere preservation abilities of seed buried in the ground for a 100 years  or more reflects Mother natures importance placed on the viability of seed.  Yes it has been discovered that seed buried deep enough for 100 years when brought up to the top of the ground will sprout and thrive and this is simply amazing to me.  The minerals, the anti-oxidants, enzymes etc. encapsulated in seed with its magical synergy is astounding.

Lets start with a list of seed we indulge in  every day and you may be surprised at various foods with powerful seed qualities.

Nuts, Walnuts, Almonds, Brazil and Pecan are our favorites as nuts are essentially seeds and designed to propagate and just importantly to be shared with animal life in regard to their Gift of Life blessings.  Go easy on nuts intake as they are high in calories although the fat in them is good fat.

Seed, Pumpkin seed about 100 a day,  loaded with zinc by the way and our recommendation before and during the flu season, rather than depend on the processed zinc (possibly inert) inserted in the cold and flu over the counter medications.  In addition it has been believed for centuries that pumpkin seed have a positive role in prostate issues and I personally can attest to that as my prostate issues have disappeared soon after I started my pumpkin seed intake and that was 50 years ago.

In our seed list we use Chia, Sesame, Golden Flax, Brown Flax along with mung beans that we sprout and use in our daily smoothie.  The seed we grind up fresh every morning and  apply it in our morning cereal meal.  It is critical to use in a matter of minutes freshly ground seed (two tablespoons each) before it starts the oxidization process.  We use a Proctor Silex coffee bean grinder to do the job as we purchase our seed from (We purchase our flax seed at Whole Foods) and mix them all up by hand in a large grocery bag, store the mix in handy containers stored in the refridge.  For our afternoon smoothie we use a high speed blender and use a smattering of each, Nuts and Seeds above.  We believe that the high speed blender and liquid in the mix soften up the tiny seeds and make their magic readily available in the digestive process and eventual transfer into the blood network.

Now for the biggest surprises regarding at least for me was the seed content in fruits and vegetables.  

Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries and even Blueberries are loaded with seed.  The nutritionists when promoting fruits and vegetables fail to bring out the fact that the magic of the seeds in these foods is one of the most significant components along with the fiber and nutrients in the shells, flesh and skins of these precious foods.   Most vegetables have a seed component.  You can't help to observes them in the cruciferous varieties.  Don't leave out string beans.  All you have to do is carefully slice a string bean in half and walla there sits the seeds.

Tomatoes the daddy of them all.

Tomatoes have always been a superstar in medical circles and one of the reasons we use them everyday.  In fact we favor the grape tomato because first they are sweet and have excellent flavor.  If you look close to the tomato image to your right you can't miss the array of seeds within the flesh and in the process create a dynamic food loaded with anti-oxidants, minerals and enzymes.  Now how significant the seeds role is in its benefits versus the flesh and skin of the food I am not sure.   I have a suspicion they work in a synergy as all seed do in the transfer process.

Our daily regimen of fruit, nuts and seed includes, morning with seed, nuts and fruit in our cereal.  Lunch includes nuts, seed and fruit with our daily intake of sardines and it is worth mentioning that the synergy of the nuts, fruit and seed work in  tandem with the components of our lunch meal, fruits and vegetables.  It is difficult for anyone to analyze the synergy benefits between foods with high nutrient value, but chemistry is complicated especially how it relates to the human body.  Make no mistake about it synergy one way or another is always enhanced when meals are designed to include a variable mix.  Natural foods possess the synergy that makes things work.

My favorite seed and source of super nutrition is baked potatoes and the Sweet potato is our favorite.  I am sure most of our readers are aware of the seed properties in the skin of potatoes.  Large farmers have machines that slice up potatoes for planting,  home gardeners take potatoes and carefully slice them leaving an "Eye" or two and plant them on each slice.    The eye is of course the seed and when you ingest the skin of a potato you are ingesting one of the most potent seed sources known to man.  

Now we are very conscious of the fact that the pulp of a sweet potato especially if eaten regularly as we do to the tune of 4 to 5 a week at our supper meal.  Of course the pulp of potatoes are loaded with sugar and starch.  We compensate for this issue by scooping out about 75% of the pulp and disposing of it.  This could be considered wasteful but it is acceptable, as leaving a generous amount of pulp clinging to the inside of the skin where we are told resides the majority of the nutrients is again worth the effort.  It   allows us to partake in the amount of nutrients the Potato provides.  Incidentally one of the major sources of Potassium is in the skin of a potato  one of the key components in the delicate Potassium/sodium balance.

Seed the Gift of life