Seed

  • A mature plant ovule containing an embryo.
  • A small dry fruit, spore, or other propagative plant part.

Nut

  • a dry fruit consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
  • Botany. a hard, indehiscent, one-seeded fruit, as the chestnut or the acorn.

Fruit

  • the soft part containing seeds that is produced by a plant.

Grain

  • a small, hard seed, especially the seed of a food plant such as wheat, corn, rye, oats, rice, or millet

Berry

  • any small, juicy fruit of a plant containing the seed

 

remove the 'seed', or avoid:

-- contains the 'germ' of the plant --

  • nuts
  • seeds
  • beans
  • lentils
  • grains
  • pulses
  • berries
  • sprouts
  • legumes
  • fruit seeds
  • whole wheat

Seeds make us sick -- 5 ways:

1. Omega-6: the inflammation war

  • nut / seed / wheat germ oil
    • vegetable oils
    • e.g. corn, canola, peanut oil
      • hardening of the arteries
      • high blood pressure
      • coronary disease
      • Parkinson's
      • Alzheimer's
      • sclerosis
      • diabetes
      • obesity
      • cancer

2. Vitamin E: the triglyceride war:

  • a bad lipid
  • accumulates over time
  • shortens life span
    • tocopherols
    • e.g. blended fish oils, plant seeds
      • high triglycerides
      • cold hands, feet
      • poor circulation
      • heart disease
      • falling hair
      • joint pain

3. Phyto-estrogen: the hormone war

  • plant estrogen are defective molecules
    • soft tissue hyper-growth
    • irregular testosterone
    • gender confusion
    • male impotence
    • isoflavanones
    • e.g. cardamon, pumpkin, flax seeds
      • menstrual disorder
      • breast cancer
      • weight gain
      • hot flashes
      • diabetes
      • infertility
      • obesity
      • cancer
      • anxiety
      • anger
      • panic

4. Cyanide: the oxygen war

  • cyanide poisoning
    • iron loss
    • e.g. almond milk
      • lack of oxygen
      • aches and pain
      • asthma, pale skin
      • low red blood cells
      • breathing disorders

5. Canavanine: the muscle war

  • defective proteins
  • leaky membranes
  • weak connective tissue
    • legumes
    • e.g. peas, soy
    • plant based protein
      • arthritis
      • leaky gut
      • tendonitis
      • skin disorders
      • muscle weakness

Why would plant seeds be toxic?

  • chewing or grinding into flour destroys the plants ability to reproduce
  • tens of thousands of plant species have gone extinct in history
  • natural selection favored plants that harmed animals that ate their seeds
  • possible extinction.

What to do?

      Eat the vegetable

Leaves,

  • lettuce
  • spinach
  • cabbage
  • curry leaves

Stems

  • celery
  • rhubarb
  • kohlrabi
  • asparagus

Bark

  • cinnamon
  • papaya skin

Roots

  • carrots
  • onions
  • radish
  • ginger
  • garlic

 Curry, Sauce, Gravy

 

include

avoid

 
  • garlic
  • onion
  • chilies
  • cheese
  • bay leaves
  • curry leaves
  • celery stems
  • black pepper
  • tomato paste
  • potato starch
  • unbleached white flour
  • tomato, seeds removed
  • evaporated milk
  • chicken fat
  • butter
  • lard

 

  • corn flour
  • corn starch
  • chickpea flour
  • whole grain flour
  • nut oil
  • bean paste
  • celery seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • coriander seeds
  • fenugreek seeds
  • cardamon seeds
  • canola oil
  • seed oil
  • corn oil
  • peanut oil
  • flax seed oil
  • grape seed oil
  • safflower seed oil
  • sunflower seed oil
  • vegetable oil
  • margarine

 

a plant will use strong spices to deter animals,
such as mice and insects instead of other toxins

Safe items

  • black pepper corns,
  • coffee beans, avoid chickory
  • cocoa beans