One of my best buddies is a vegetarian, usually vegan, usually rather strict (there are times when he makes exceptions, like with cheese). He is so because of his battle with skin cancer and other, related ailments. His regimen consists (typically) of beans and legumes, fruits and veggies, whole grains, nuts and seeds. When he goes "off" his normal regimen, he is disciplined enough to get back on track immediately.
The seeds part of his regimen is what I always found fascinating. Personally, I love to roast pumpkin and squash seeds, have grown sunflowers for the seeds, am a fanatic for sesame seeds (and tahini for hummus, yum), and flaxseeds, ground or whole, find their way into my smoothies. However, I've not gone so far as to consume safflower or hemp seeds.
My buddy's eating habits were on my mind at lunch, today, while perusing a rather luscious menu of fresh salads and seafood among the not-so-typical burgers and fries. My body is going through some sort of rebellious phase, breaking out in hives and rashes, sensitive to my skin care products - that are made for sensitive skin, reacting to heavy mold in the air from our crazy days alternating between hot and rainy. It's time for some serious "real food" healing!
Here's a timely SP article: The Seeds of a Healthy Diet
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