I have been drinking this milk for about 2 months now. 8 oz. In the a.m. And right before I go to bed. I don't have high blood pressure but my weak spot is my liver, so I'm taking it for that and because a girl is always looking to lose some weight. I am 56, 5'4 and 155. I have not lost any weight. But I don't have any fat rolls anywhere on my body., never did. I attribute that to a vegan lifestyle. Anyway, my mom started taking it with me and her high blood pressure has normalized to the point where she has stopped taking her blood pressure medication. Regarding the 'silica fibers', I have found that the guy posting these messages all over the internet just wants to scare you so that you can buy his alpiste from alpiste.com. He keeps writing about "research shows..." and there is no research anywhere except one done in the 1980's on rats. This alpiste.com is sold at an outrageous price. He talks about the seed having a fine hair on it- I have examined the seed under a microscope and see no hair on it just a SMOOTH shiny seed with a hard shell on it. But just in case, after I blend the milk, I let it sit for a few minutes. I then SKIM the top off, with a spoon, of the non-eatable husk. (Even the birds discard that part) then I strain it unto the container. Now here is a tip that I have not read anyone mention before - once you slowly and carefully strain the liquid - there will be seed at the bottom of your blender - let it fall into your strainer and then take a spoon and eat it. It is sooo delicious and such a waste to throw it out. It has a nutty taste and I am sure is loaded with protein and fiber. Remember, Blend, let it sit a few minutes, what falls to the bottom is live, eatable seed - the top is what gets thrown out. I wish everyone a happy healthy life. CHEERS.
Those who believe that the birdseed was only for “birds” do not know the properties and multiple benefits of this nutritious seed. The canary seed is more nutritious and powerful on this planet. It is rich in vegetable protein, high-quality, mind you, about six tablespoons of millet have more protein than two or three kilos of meat, but also proteins birdseed are not harmful or difficult to digest, but are very good stable amino acid assimilation .
Properties and nutrients from birdseed:
1. They have a powerful enzyme recharge.
2. Excellent source of antioxidants, which prevent aging and premature wear of the skin.
3. High content of plant proteins.
4. Enzymes of this wonderful little seed are ideal natural remedy for swollen internal organs like the liver, kidneys and pancreas: The canary in a very powerful pancreatic regenerator, so that
5. Help to eradicate diabetes significantly (in a very short time), plus
6. Eliminates cirrhosis by increasing the count of hepatocytes in the liver and by the way, of course, what desinflama.
7. Refill the kidneys of enzymes, helps eliminate excess fluids.
8. Prevents arteriosclerosis.
9. Helps in cases of gout, edema, gastritis and stomach ulcers.
10. Ideal for hypertension.
11. Contains lipase, an enzyme that helps to purify harmful fats in the veins, arteries, or simply fat deposits, thus serving as an extraordinary remedy for obesity, cellulite, swollen abdomen, and so on.
12. Provides muscle tone.
13. It is a very good appetizer.
14. Helps to burn fat, lowers cholesterol. Very good food for weight control diets or cholesterol-lowering.
15. Has emollient properties.
16. A great remedy for disorders of kidney and bladder (cystitis), because it kills bacteria in the urinary tract.
Form of consumption
You can drink and, as such, in salads or soups, smoothies and even dressing. You can also prepare a nutritious and powerful enzyme birdseed milk as follows:
Soak five tablespoons of millet in pure water the night before. In the morning, remove the water that has been dipped, soaked and put the birdseed in the blender, you can add soy milk and fruit to taste or simply liquefy and birdseed’s milk sweetened with honey (no sugar), which is a nutritious milk and energy to start the day (morning) and to finish it (at night, take hot). It is very important not to sweeten the milk with white sugar, which is very harmful and irritating on your body, besides destroying the enzymes and the powerful effect of this milk. Avoid refined sugar whenever you can, and if you have small children do not get used to the milk sugar or candy.
I own a pet store and I sell alpiste pure seed and I am selling 2000 lbs a month at $1.25 per lb. My wife drinks every night and morning religiously and she has lost weight and lowered her blood preasure. I'm told this works mirACLES WITH diabetes. This is a wonderful thing!
I'm not sure how big it is in the states, but in Mexico its hitting real well. My mom and I both have been using it for 3 weeks and both have seen results. You don't even have to change your eating habits...though if you do, you'll see more drastic results. Here is the diet.
Usually the preparations begin at night, so you can drink the first cup in the morning...do the following:
1. Place 5 table spoons of "alpiste"/ canary grass into a container with water.
2. Leave it soaking for a period of at least 8hrs.
3. Once the time is up, drain the water that has been used to soak the canary grass in and place it in the blender with a 1liter of NEW water..
4. Make sure it blends correctly. Once done, drain the new water out (get rid of all the "debris" of the "Alpiste") into a jar and voila!
You drink a glass the second you wake up and right before going to bed. It is suggested to drink a glass during the day as well, but not necessary.
RULE: No sweets/sugar right after you have drunk the canary grass milk
Its cheap, effective and extremely healthy! You don't lose anything trying
I have been drinking canary seed milk as per instructions from the top (I read the study from the University study in Mexico City). I have lost 10 lbs. In 2 months with no other diet or changes in my activity. I love it! Easiest weight I have ever lost! By the way, if you stir it up drink it cool and with a straw it goes down very easily. Good Luck! Yaya from Mexico
ALPISTE_ (Canary Seed) it is not a grass, it is a grain. The one used to feed the Canary birds.
If you google on images and look for "Alpiste" you can see how it looks.
It is wonderful, It is helping me with my Urinary tract infections.
I'm currently on the canary grass seed diet. I drink the mixture 2 times a day and so far I've lost about 8 pounds a week. But it's no miracle because I've also been exercising and dieting as well. Although, I'm sure it's helping because I seem to use the restroom a lot more and I've been sleeping better since I began consuming it. I also have a friend that lost about 30 pounds in about a month on the "alpiste" and everyone thought she was sick because of her rapid weight loss, but it was simply the health benefits of this diet. She feels great and has more energy, so I think people should really consider trying this out.
I have a friend that has been drinking alpiste milk for his severe Gout problem for about 6 months now. It seens that not only did he control his Gout problem but he no longer drinks medicine for his high blood press and hight blood sugar level plus he lost some weight and has a lot more energy. He drinks it all day long.
I've been drinking canary seed milk 2 to 3 times a day since January 1, 2010 and in 4 months time I've lost 33 lbs and I allmost feel like a teenager again.
My wife gave me one glass on a empty stomach each day for two weeks. I lost 10 lbs, and two pants sizes in two weeks. Feel Great!
Yes started taking it last night because I my blood pressure has been high.
I felt great this morning and last night I slept like a baby. I feel that we consume things everyday that arn't good for us. What is Canary seed going to do? Tastes like agua de horchata with out sugar. I like it.
I just started the Canary Seed routine. In the morning I have about 5 ounces of the milk then don't eat until 10am. Not sure if I can eat before but do not want to mess with the enzymes. Then I have another 5 ounces after lunch and my final 5 ounces after dinner (2 or so hours before bed). This is day 3 and I feel really great! Not sure if I have lost weight...maybe only a pound or so but will definitely continue this routine for another month.
For those interested, I will post my results weekly.
I have been taking it for 2 weeks now. I was skeptical at first, but many hispanic friends had recommended it for weight loss, high blood pressure, and lowering blood sugar levels in diabetics.
In these last 2 weeks I have lost about 5 pounds, and honestly have wondered if it was because I feel full and have lost my cravings. According to the research I have done there is a lot of iron and protein in canary seed. Maybe that is why a lot of vegetarians have been taking it as a dietary supplement. This may also be the reason my body isn't craving anything!
At the end of the day, who really cares?! It's helped me lose some weight without starving myself!
By the way, I bought it at www.alpiste.com
They seem to be the only legitimate company that has safe canary seed without that silica hair issue.
I took Canary Seed for human consumption and in one month it brought my
cholesterol and triglycerides down 120 points. And, I had lost 6 lbs.
I had stopped taking it but plan to start again. You have to soak the seeds in a jar over night in the refrigerator, strain the seeds in the morning, and grind in a
blender with fresh supply of water to get the milk, then pour out threw a strainer, then drink it down. It tastes very bland.
I buy the seeds at Sinbad's Bird and Pets, Miami, Florida. They have a website.
You place 5 table spoons in a container of water for 8 hrs. Then strain and put the seed in a blender with 1 litre of water and blend until the water turns milk-ey. And then you take a glass full in the AM & PM.
I have and I've lost about 9 pounds in one week. I'm also dieting and exercising but without the "alpiste" I was only losing about 6 so the canary grass seed mixture is definitely working it's wonders and I've seemed to have a lot more energy throughout the day as well. It's a little bit of trouble to make it twice a day, but it's well worth it!
I bought canary seed milk already ground ready to mix and drink at Walgreens. Has anyone tried this one? Do you have a certain way to prepare it?
I was wondering if anyone can tell me what the shelf life of the milk is? I made 2 liters worth and am a little concerned if it spoils after 2 days or so :\
Thanks in advance!
I'm sorry that I don't have the answer but I was wondering if anyone knew how to tell when the Canary seed drink is pure. Should it say it on the label in plain text or how? I bought one the other day but I was researching on the internet and found that canary seeds contain silica hairs which can be harmful to humans. It is said that in order to safely drink this mixture, the hairs must be removed. The mixture I bought seems as it is already prepared because it is in a powder form and not actual bits of bird seed; but what if the powder was made without the removal of the silica hairs. I want to try this mixture and document it very well with some research and experimenting but I was hoping that maybe someone knew a little about this beforehand.
All the postings on this blog are old. Is anyone currently using canary seed in their diet? Can anyone post some recent results, positive or negative, concerning the results of a long term use of canary seed? I personally am interested in the effect on diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) after using canary seed for several months or more.
I bought the canary seed milk from the el paso, texas store "Canary Seed Milk, Agatha, Alpiste Menonita". There are no instructions on how to use it. Could someone tell me please. I tried to mix it in water and drink it, however it does not dissolve very well and leaves grit in the bottom of the glass. Am I supposed to drink the gritty stuff also.
I just started today june 21, 2010 taking the canary seed milk ....I will keep you posted every week...at the moment I weight 187 lbs
I was just wondering how long after drinking the canary milk or whatever you want to call it can you drink things such as coffee or eat candy or anything to do with sweets?
Yes, I just started. My doctor recommended this. Its great and I feel great, will update you in 4 weeks.
My name is jojo I stared to drink Canary seed . I would like to know if I have stop eating sweets.
I am about to try it and I will post on here when I get it and how it works for me. Good luck everyone!
How long do you have to wait before you can eat. Also is it not Sugar at all or only for 2 hrs after you drink it
There are STILL no companies currently selling this "silica free" canary seed. There is one that keeps talking about it, but has yet to actually OFFER it for sale to the public.
Has anyone else experienced gas and cramping while trying this? I had horrible stomach cramping after 3 days. It stopped after 2 days once I stopped.
A week ago, I bought the Agatha's Canary Seed Milk. It is in powder form and the ingredients are Canary Seed (alpiste) Cinnamon and Anise. I do not have high blood pressure and I am actually underweight. I thought well if it helps with muscle tone I will drink it.
Remember...it is all in your mind...If you eat bad food and tell yourself this is bad for me...well it will be bad for you! I will post my results in two weeks.
I just signed up to this site.... I know this sections to answer questions, but what if I have a question on some of the posting?
My question to the posting with the instructions on how to prepare is - after you blend in the blender do you disregard the seeds and just drink what is strained from the strainer?
Does anyone know of a verified source of *food grade" canary seeds? I have been reading thru all the various sites about canary seed milk, and there is always the warning about consuming pet food grade seeds due to silica hairs on the seeds which is a human carcinogen. But noone seems to offer any source to find this food grade seed.. Even though you don't eat the actual seed, you ARE drinking it in liquefied form, so there IS silica in it.
Store bought canary seed is not meant for human consumption, there is a strict process that needs to be followed. 1. Wash (rinse well) the seeds in warm tap water 2. Let sit 30 minutes in vegetable disinfecting solution 3. Rinse with bottled water 4. Let soak for 12 hrs 5. Blend 5 table spoons (canary seed) in 2 cups of bottled water 6. Pour emulsion thru a regular kitchen strainer 7. Pour the already strained liquid thru a, professional 1 micron mesh filter 8. Drink the milk only
We have done research on Alpiste and have come to the conclusion that you should stay away from Bird Food quality Alpiste!
This type of Alpiste contains fine silica hairs that are similar in structure to ASBESTOS !
There is only one company I am aware of that is selling human grade, silica free alpiste and that is Multigrain International, LLC.
I have also found that there are many companies that are lying about having human grade alpiste.
I'm taking Canary seed milk in powder ready to mix and it has helped my blood pressure and I'm getting ripped and toned!!!! Theres this store in El Paso Viva Natural that sells it they even have a website you can order it www.v-natural.com
Scientific studies show that Silica fibers in bird food quality alpiste / canary seed are dangerous for human consumptions and can lead to esophageal cancer ! Silica fibers are naturally occurring microscopic hairs that cannot be removed or filtered out. There is silica fiber free alpiste available on the market. This comes from unique seed varieties that do not contain silica fibers.
The bird food sold at the stores is a mixture of seeds. Rapeseed is added to the mixture and it is not a good thing. Rapeseed was a component added to the cattle food that caused the mad caw disease. Canola oil is made with rapeseed and it is not a healthy oil. I have tried the milk from bird seed by soaking a heaping tablespoon in water for many hours, then drain the water, liquify and strained the mixture. I drank it and it was not Pleasant to drink. I felt sleepy afterwards. Not only it did not give me energy, it also swell me up by retaining water. If you drink the bird seed mix you may develop health problems. Hopefully, you should be able to realize early on, before it makes you too sick, that it is not what it claims to be. Obviously, you can not believe averything that is posted on the WEB
I think that you will find that the budgie seed diet is better or even the pigeon corn diet. Failing those try the owl osama laden diet.
It seems to be rooted in nothing more than speculation. Beware. I have read comments that it is supposed to help with weight loss and diabetes. I would advise that you speak to a doctor and if you cannot, try cutting back on bad calories (too much saturated fat and added sugar) and start to exercise. I would never expect this to have any great benefit. If it was amazing, doctors would have been the first to know.
Warning!!! Emergency consideration please before ordering the alpiste to loose weight! I purchased the alpiste for the human consumption to loose weight and took it as directed for the first time and please read this!!! I am going through numerous emergency symptoms right now as I speak......swollen everywhere, bumps all over my body, my blood pressure went up and so did my heartbeat, it triggered my asthma, I can't breath, it blocked my breathing and I am afraid to use the inhaler due to a reaction between them both. My hands are full of bumps, and so is my face, my body. It itches all over n my vision is blurry and I feel my eyes swell up, I'm scare, I can't breath, coughing n itches like crazy. I just went to look at myself in the mirror and I am swelling, swear to god, I look like fiona from shreck! Please do not take alpiste for any freaking diet or anything...I made myself throw up to see if it gets any better, but it's not. I took alpiste 25 minutes ago and I am experiencing respiratory problems as well as a wheezing cough and my eyes are red, red and blurry vision. Please take this serious .....I want to loose weight but I rather be alive and healthy!!!!