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Unknown but...: I do not know much about these drought-resistant super seeds but as best as i can tell, these were developed using "advanced hybrid technology" and are not technically "genetically modified." if this is true then they are probably safe. I question the safety of all gmo foods; while more research needs to be done, animal studies suggest they are quite hazardous- see http://bit.Ly/19xax7e for more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Seeds are obviously a plant food ; among the most nutritious, but when it's advised to add plant foods to one's diet they also mean vegetables, fruits, nuts ; whole grains. These foods contain a wide variety of crucial phytonutrients ; no single plant food contains more than a fraction of the many types of phytonutrients. A diet rich in a wide variety of plant foods helps prevent most illnesses. ...Read more
Stimulant: A number of energy drinks contain the combination of taurine & guarana. Guarana stimulates through caffeine. Taurine is used by athletes as a performance enhancer. However some people are allergic to guarana & it has led to arrhythmias in others. Taurine has been associated with hypotension. ...Read more
Recently noticed a seed-like, or kinda like a big grain of sand in ball sac skin, not the balls themself.Cannot see it,can only feel it, doesn't hurt.
Ignore it: Small cysts called milia are common, benign skin findings, very often on the scrotum. ...Read more
Flavor: Spices and herb are best used for their flavors as there is not much objective evidence for their health benefits. ...Read more
Sunflower Seeds: Sunflower seeds are a good source of vitamin E. Vit E is an antioxidant which helps to v inflammation ,v risk of cardiovascular disease & to promote skin health (against solar damage). It contains Selenium which may have a protective value w some forms of cancer. It also contains magnesium which helps with bone health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flax in the a.m. is: a good way to start the day. Flax seed can go rancid and it is best to grind it freshly each day. I prefer high quality marine fish oil because the fish do the work of converting int EPA and DHA omega 3. With flax our body needs to do that and some folks can do that better than others. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Plant seeds...: You can "tell" a teen anything til you are blue in the face....Demanding seldom works...Does it work for you? Repeating things over and over and being a role model...Lead by example work. They do listen. Also set boundaries and be clear. In our house it was simple- anything immoral, illegal, or unsafe was simply not tolerated and there were swift consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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