Chronic Pain - How Much Chia?

Question

Hi,

About a year back a friend recommended I try Mila. I purchased six 16 oz. bags and proceeded to finish five bags (a scoop a day) over a 6 month period. Mila was supposed to help reduce my chronic arthritis pain; however, I did not get any relief. The same friend now tells me I didn't use enough and I need to take 3 scoops a day. Since I have a one bag left I will complete the bag following the 3 scoop recommendation.

In the meantime, can I assume you recommend AZchia over Mila and how much per day would you recommend?

Answer

Thanks for writing. My preference is AZChia because I can determine the quality of the seeds through my own tests which can't be done with milled chia seeds. And... the price is tremendously less expensive. I can't personally say that AZChia is better than Mila or visa versa. I feel that Mila is a good product, but I am not willing to spend the money when I feel that AZChia is providing me with high quality chia seeds year round.

Here's a quote from a recent ebook I wrote, which will give you an idea of the results this person achieved when preparing the chia gel by soaking whole chia seeds in water and letting sit over night. It looks like he was just taking 1 tablespoon of this chia gel 2x or 3x a day.

March 2012


“Originally, I began taking Chia seeds for their balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 ( without any aftertaste), as well as their having the essential amino acids that our body requires. I began to be further convinced of their healthful benefits when I read the book, Born To Run--fascinating book !!!!!!

“I have been taking the seeds for over 7 months and I am happy to report that I feel soooo much better- just on a overall basis.

“Specifically, I feel the results in the following areas; My arthritis stiffness and minor aches and pains are gone, I sleep extremely well and restful, I have more sustained energy throughout the day, my digestion and regularity are smooth and easy.

“I am convinced that my overall positive health benefits are from using Chia Seeds on a regular basis; I take 1 tablespoon already mixed with water at least 2x a day-sometimes 3x a day.

“I mix 1/3 cup of seeds with 2 cups of water, stir and let the mixture set in the refrigerator until needed.

“What can I say, "I am sold on their natural, beneficial effects."

- D. Nephew Reference: Chia Smart (being republished under title "Discovering Chia's Secrets")

Since I am not a doctor, I can't recommend how much AZChia seeds would be good for you to reduce chronic arthritis pain. I select wholesome foods that will result in a healthy active body, not putting attention on disease. I have found this is a good way to move more and more toward good health.

With this in mind, I can give you information about chia that I have learned over the years. I have found many great ways to eat chia but also information that shows chia has some limitations. Here's some information you might evaluate.

I hope this helps. If you have more questions, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Janis

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