Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Organic Chia Seeds

Update: Mom has imported Organic Chia Seed in bulk for us & the humans as it's way cheaper than purchasin' them locally since we're all consumin' them in good amounts everyday.

You may view us eatin' it here (old vid) and the latest way of how Mom has been feeding it to us for years now is to blend the soaked seeds together with our organic raw veg smoothie for maximum absorption and bioavailability..

added soaked chia seeds in 3:08 below

5.44kg (1.36kg per pack) of Organic Chia Seed received very promptly on 210111

It will only last the entire family abt........... 3 months+? Let's watch & see... [the ans is 6months!]

Mom has been reading a book on Barefoot Runnin' (Born to Run by Christopher McDougall). It's about an ancient running tribe of super athletes... they're able to run for 2 days straight WITHOUT any rest at all. They do 50 to 100miles of run for PURE enjoyment. They're the Tarahumara Tribe.

''A Tarahumara champion once ran 435 miles, the equivalent of setting our for a jog in New York City & not stopping till you were closing in on Detroit. Other Tarahumara runners reportedly went three hundred miles at a pop. That's nearly twelve full marathons, back to back to back, while the run rose and set and rose again.'' from the book, BORN TO RUN by Christopher McDougall

The Tarahumara diet is described in some small detail in the book, with repeated mention of two staples — pinole and chia seeds. The author relates a few stories that ascribe almost magical, endurance-enhancing qualities to these simple foods. ( )

It's for us as well as for our humans while they do their (barefoot or minimalism) marathons.

You may read more about Chia Seeds for dogs here (Taken from the website: For my dog Kuuma, I mix a good amount of chia seeds with raw eggs or raw meat and keep it refrigerated for 48 hours before feeding it to my dog to increase its nutritional content. When Chia seeds, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids are included in your dog's diet, your can expect to see your dog's overall health to improve with the energy of a puppy and its coat to become shiny and healthy. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients, deficient in most dogs' diets. Omega-3 fatty acids are fundamental molecules in the structure and activity of the membranes of all cells throughout your dog's body. They also have highly- specialized functions in neurological tissues, especially the brain and retina and play an important role in cell membranes and the formation of new tissue, therefore important for development and growth. You will love the ease of using Chia seeds and dogs love the nutty taste!)

The web site recommends giving chia seed or chia oil to the family pet for their health as well! For the health of cats and/or small dogs (under 25 pounds), SOAK 1/4 teaspoon a day and mix it with their food. For larger dogs soak 1 teaspoon per day and add to food. For big dogs soak 1 teaspoon twice daily and add to food.

* CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH ... Soaking makes chia seeds easier for the body to digest and release the high levels of good-for-you nutrients. If you are using seeds dry, BE CAREFUL of the quantity you sprinkle on food without soaking. Chia seeds absorb 27 times their volume in water, both outside and inside the body. When using dry chia seeds, it is recommended to use only a teaspoon at a time and make sure you (or your children and/or animals) are well hydrated.'' Credits

Besides soaking them to prevent dehydration in your dog, it's best to soak these seeds for 48 hours for maximum nutrients release. Keep them refrigerated while they're being soaked. The final optional step would be blending them up. Otherwise some dogs might pass the seeds out. A couple teaspoons of raw chia once soaked and expanded will last us two (5kg) dogs for about 5 days or so. There is little to worry about since chia seeds do not turn rancid as easily as flax seeds.

Organic stores have 2 kinds of Chia Seeds, Natural & Organic. As well as White & Black Chia Seeds.

Organic Chia Seeds

this is a mixture of both white & black organic Chia Seeds

We hope to become mighty-bitches very soon with these mighty seeds & we're so lovin it.

soakin it for optimal nutrients

after more than half a day

membranes will be formed around them

Chia Seed for barefoot running
Chia Seed Facts
When someone says “Chia”, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind? For millions, the answer is “Chia Pet!” Many probably have the “ch-ch-ch-CHIA” song rolling around in their heads right now. What many don’t know is that Chia has more uses than just “pets that grow”. Chia is incredibly nutritious and truly deserves the “superfood” label.
Chia, or Salvia Hispanica, is known today as the forgotten crop. Domesticated in 2.600 BC, chia is a flowering plant native to southern Mexico and Central America. It was cultivated by the Mayans and Aztecs and one of the main foods of their diet and was even used as trade currency. Aztec warriors and runners are said to have sustained themselves on just a tablespoon of chia seeds a day, providing them with abundant energy and endurance. Because of the plant’s ability to increase stamina and energy over long periods, chia seeds were considered quite magical. Due to its superior nutritional value, chia became a holy seed among these ancient civilizations, used in religious ceremonies and offered to their gods. Related to the mint plant family, there are two varieties, white chia and black chia. Chia oil is a component of many ointments due to its emollient properties. Each seed is potent enough to prevent infections, with 19-23% protein, which is gluten free, 34% oil and 25% fiber. Chia seeds offer an excellent source of B vitamins and they are loaded with important Omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids and antioxidants.

Omega Fatty Acids

Chia has 3 times the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids as salmon! Omega-3 is important to balance out Omega-6 fatty acids and promotes healthy: • Cells • Immune system • Skin and coat • Joints • Brain development and maintenance • Eye development and maintenance • Growth And it reduces inflammation too. Two tablespoons of chia seeds provide a 3 to 1 ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6. fatty acids


Increasing dietary fiber can help when bowel movements are a concern. Fiber will alleviate constipation, generate regularity and help in weight loss. Dogs that suffer from impacted anal sacs will also benefit from more fiber. Chia seeds provide 34 grams of fiber per 100 grams of seeds.

Endurance, Weight Loss And Diabetes Support In One Package

Chia can absorb 10 times its own weight in water and generates a gel which can be consumed. The gel slows the conversion of carbohydrates into sugars. Stable blood sugar levels contribute to naturally high levels of energy. By doing so, chia supports normal insulin function and sensitivity, blood sugar regulation and glucose tolerance. The added benefit of slowing down digestion enables full absorption of nutrients while dogs feel satiated longer. Due to the highly absorbent qualities of chia, fresh water should always be available.

And More

Chia contains more calcium than whole milk, more iron than raw spinach and more magnesium than broccoli.   Chia is non-allergenic too and an excellent source of phosphorus, potassium, copper, iron and zinc.


Chia stores very easily for long durations, unlike its competitor flax seed. There is no taste or scent for even the pickiest of dogs to turn their noses up at. The dosage is quite potent, with only 1 teaspoon for small dogs or 2 teaspoons for large, or 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of your dog’s body weight. Feed in seed form, soaked in water or ground; sprinkle on top or mix into food. Look for milled, organic chia seeds whenever possible.


Anonymous said...


Can you let me knw where to get organic chia seeds? Thks in advance! &thanks for always sharing awesome stuff on your blog! So much to learn from you~

Bobby's sister

*birdee* said...

Hi! Bobby's really a very cute-lookin' boy!

You can get them from most organic shops. There's various brands available out here locally like eg MorLife, EPG, Organic Nutiva, Organic Goldmine etc (there's natural grade & organic grade). =]

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I will go and take a look next week! :D

Huan said...

Hi... Can I know where did you order your chia seed from? Mind to share which website or source and total cost incl shipping? Cos I search thru web and some ppl said the shipping costs is very high from some source. Thanks in advance :-D