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Canary seeds

I've heard from many people, and I read over the internet, a lot, about the benefits of the canary seeds for diabetes but I don't find any study or article from a medical asociation or a specialist that corroborates this or the opposite. Could anyone tell me if there is so many people talking and trying the seeds why we cannot find an expert's investigation or research or opinion about it? Did anyone tried these seeds with any result?
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The answer to such questions is typically marketing that is short (very short) on real facts. Sounds like another similar cure called Glucobate.

BTW an interesting fact of canary seed is a high silica fiber content. This has been linked esophogeal cancer in some university studies that popped up on a quick google search. IMO, even if the seeds were a diabetes cure, it would be a case of the cure is worse than the disease. I'll take diabetes over cancer any day
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Re: Canary seeds & silica

Hello,  You're right about silica risks, which is why any of the seeds I've seen advertised for diabetes are Pureza brand which claims to be silica fiber free. Have no idea if the canary seed works or if the brand is telling the truth -- only to say that the silica might not be an issue.

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Re: Canary seeds & silica

G'day and welcome to the forum.

 

Excuse the cynic in me, but I have to wonder if your reply to a post over three years old may be a promotion for a brand of seeds...

Cheers, Alan, Type 2, d&e metformin 2000mg, Australia.
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Re: Canary seeds & silica

Hi,   Cynicism - or at least skepticism - is a reasonable response, but no, I don't care about the brand or have anything to do with it.

I wasn't going to comment because the post was 3 years old -- but it came up when I searched for more information about the canary seed and it occured to me that might happen to someone else.  As I wrote, I have no idea if canary seed works (just got some today), and couldn't even vouch for the claim of the company -- but if someone was interested, there was possibly a seed where the silica not an issue.  Trying to be helpful with information, that's all.  Pointing out that the silica fibers are potentially quite dangerous is important information, so mentioning that there may be a way around that is too.

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Re: Canary seeds & silica

Thanks for the clarification.

 

If you have diabetes would you like to post an introduction on the relevant forum so we can get to know you better?

Cheers, Alan, Type 2, d&e metformin 2000mg, Australia.
Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
There is nothing I could eat I like more than my eyes.
Type 2 Diabetes - A Personal Journey(latest: Catering For Different Tastes When Cooking)
Born Under a Wandering Star (Latest: Budapest, Hungary)