Monday, April 14, 2008

Chia Seeds and Acid Reflux

We just watched a documentary about how Cuba was cut off from the rest of the world in terms of imports and exports; including oil, at the start of the 1990s. They were FORCED to find another way of survival, or else. What seemed to be a disastrous situation turned out to be an absolute blessing. People started growing their own food to feed themselves - doctors, lawyers, everyone got their hands in the dirt. Every spare lot of land was turned into an organic growing plot; people were welcome to have land to work on, they just had to actually work on it. It was all-hands-to-work time. They returned to using animals to help in agriculture rather than tractors, bicycles became the main method of transportation and solar panels were introduced as their new energy source. Organic farming simply became the obvious choice, as chemical fertilisers weren't really available anymore. It is said that Cuba is now a great model that other countries could follow once peak oil really kicks off everywhere...apparently MORE than 80% of the agriculture there now is organic. It sounds divine.
The documentary is called 'The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil' and you can see more about it HERE. I recommend checking it out.
A friend of mine told me how they got over their acid reflux problem by using chia seeds. They would take about a tablespoon of unsoaked, dry chia seeds and just swallow it. They said that the chia absorbed all the acid in the stomach! No more Acid Reflux! After about 5-10 minutes, they would then drink a glass of water, for the chia seeds to absorb, once all the acid had been soaked up. This helps to prevent the chia from 'stealing' water/liquid from the body in other ways, to fully hydrate itself. My friend says this simple chia 'trick', which costs pennies per day has helped bring incredible relief from Acid Reflux - WOW :)

"In the 50 years I've spent helping people to overcome illness, disability and disease; it has become crystal clear that poor bowel management lies at the root of most people's health problems. In treating over 300,000 patients, it is the bowel that invariably has to be cared for first before any effective healing can take place."
Bernard Jensen


ghutchi said...

Did your friend take the chia seeds before or after a meal, or did it matter? I am trying to stops taking Nexium, and have tried several homopathic remedies, but the acid reflux is still there. Thanks for any help you can provide!

Matt Monarch said...

They swallowed the chia seeds dry on an empty stomach without any food.

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