Sunday, May 9, 2010

My Best Discovery for Reversal-Chia Seeds

Well, after my dismay at the grocery store (which did get better eventually) I went on to my next quest which was to find the magic formula to my cure. I am a true believer that most diseases are somehow related to either diet or hormones or both. I am also somewhat of an intellectual and I have been accused often of over analyzing things to death. I'm guilty as charged. In this case though this trait is helpful.

I kept searching the internet looking for anything and everything related to blood sugar. I finally found something that I thought was amazing so I spent some time researching it more and I was convinced that I needed to try this natural seed called Chia Seed or Salvia Hispanica. This little tiny tasteless seed is full of Omega 3 and Omega 6 in a perfectly balanced ratio. It also provides protein, calcium, fiber and much more. There are many places to read about it but my favorite website to read about them and to buy them is

I bought a whole pound of the seeds and I started to take them everyday at every meal. I sprinkled them in my soup, on my salads, in my potatoes and vegetables. I ground them into my home made smoothies and drank them mixed into water sometimes too. My relatives, friends and co-workers are used to seeing me with my little take along bottle of the seeds which I sprinkle on everything even when I go to restaurants.

To date, this has been my best discovery. In the first week my blood sugar dropped from over 200 to 160 or lower. I lost 4 lbs that first week and continued to lose about 2 lbs a week for the next two months. I have to also say that a few weeks later I added 5000 IU's of vitamin D3 to my diet and I noticed even more of a drop in my blood sugar and weight.

10 weeks after adding Chia seeds and vitamin D3 to my daily diet, my average glucose was at 123 and I had lost 12 lbs. My blood sugar was down 100 points! My doctor was excited and amazed! She had never heard of Chia but she said "whatever you're doing, keep it up!" My A1c was down to 6.8! It had been 8.6 when I was diagnosed three months earlier. (Normal A1c levels are from 4-6)

Since I started on chia seeds, one of my co-workers started on it too. she has had high blood pressure since high school. She went to her doctor shortly after starting on chia and her doctor was blown away. Her blood pressure had never been even close to normal range even after years on medication. although it wasn't quite in normal range, she told me that it was lower than she or her doctor had ever seen! she has since started giving it to her sister and her daughter.

Again, I will say that not all things work for all people. I did not experience a change in my blood pressure as my co-worker did but we both experienced major results in different ways. For me, this is my little miracle. I suggest that you do your own research, talk to your doctor and if you do start using it, be aware that you may have to adjust your medication if you are on medication.

You can find Chia seeds in many health food stores, mexican food stores, or on the internet. They are inexpensive and they last a long time.

1 comment:

  1. How much of the seeds do you eat a day? Like 1/2 cup or how much? Thanks, Amy