Are Your Local Store’s Seeds Good for Sprouting? : Exclusive Renegade Health Interview

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I not only like the taste of sprouts, I also love the way they look!

As you know, it’s been quite an crazy time for Annmarie and I…

Since Hudson was born, I’ve been behind on publishing the new interviews that I’ve been recording behind the scenes.

I have about 4 of them already in the can, but haven’t even published the second half of Sproutman Steve’s.

So today, Steve and I are going to talk sprouting and finding the right seeds to do it. (Here’s the first part, if you missed it.)

We’ll start Part 2 with a few final fasting questions, but then move into sprouting wheatgrass and other seeds.

My comments follow, but when you’re talking to an expert like this, it’s hard to summarize years of wisdom.

Here’s Part 2…

Click the play button to start the call:


My comments…

1. Build in fasting time every year.

Steve was on the last day of a 9 day fast when we were talking, so we wrapped up the fasting questions by talking about how often he fasts for wellness.

He takes a group through a fast 4 times a year, so this is his regular routine.

I think it’s a great idea, and as long as you’re healthy, probably worth considering. (Or maybe unhealthy too.)

I honestly haven’t fasted in a while, since I’m in a rebuilding phase — because of my health challenges from the past.

2. Fasting support is great.

An important point that Steve makes is that fasting is almost always better with other people around who are fasting. I agree.

If there’s no one else to support me, my fast usually ends early. I just like to eat too much and I always end up convincing myself — one way or another — that ending the fast is the right thing to do.

In our connected world, you don’t even need to be in a physical group anymore. You can get online and be supported at any time, anywhere you live — as long as you can get on the WWW.

3. How to get good seeds for sprouting — probably not at your local health food store.

Steve, as you can imagine, is a seed connoisseur. This is a good thing. It means that if you like to have great, high quality, non-moldy seeds, then he’s the guy to get them from.

Unfortunately, the seeds you at at the local health food store in the bulk bins are not always the best. They could mold easier, could yield much less, or could just have a poor nutrition profile.

Of course, this isn’t always the case, but since Steve is so good and careful about what he does, it makes sense to me to get my seeds from him.

4. Best sprout growing tips…

Steve outlines three of his best tips for sprouting…

– Proper moisture
– Good circulation
– Good seed

I’m not going to run over these in detail, since it’s right there in the audio. He does a much better job than I I ever would.

5. Why sprouts?

One tidbit Steve wows us with is that broccoli sprouts have 50 times more of a particular anti-cancer compound than full grown broccoli.

Another is that radish sprouts have significantly more beta-carotene than they do when fully grown.

Just two reasons why you might want to start sprouting, ASAP!

Your question of the day: What was the last thing you sprouted?

Live Awesome!

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.

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