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Doctor insights on: Habanero Seeds

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What are these super seeds dupont makes for corn and grains? How safe?

What are these super seeds dupont makes for corn and grains? How safe?

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 more

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Is adding seeds to your diet the same as adding plant foods to diet?

Is adding seeds to your diet the same as adding plant foods to diet?

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

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Taurineguarana seed extract? Any evidence for good uses?

Taurineguarana seed extract?  Any evidence for good uses?

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

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What are the benefits of black seed/black caraway seed?

Flavor: Spices and herb are best used for their flavors as there is not much objective evidence for their health benefits. ...Read more

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What is in sunflower seeds that makes them healthy?

What is in sunflower seeds that makes them healthy?

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 more

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When should I have flax seed powder for its best and maximum benefits ?

When should I have flax seed powder for its best and maximum benefits ?

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

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How do you tell a teen what to do? Demand or plant the seed and let it grow?

How do you tell a teen what to do? Demand or plant the seed and let it grow?

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 more

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