There’s just something about sesame milk that keeps me coming back for more. It’s a little bitter, but it could be because of the mineral content, calcium in particular. Did a quick Google search for nutritional information and found this. The Acid Alkaline charts show the dry seeds as being slightly alkaline, but as we’ve all learned sprouting seeds tips them heavily into the alkaline category!
Now the trick is to make them something that you want to ingest. I don’t really like sesame seeds dry. It takes too much work to chew. Try placing a spoonful of dry seeds in your mouth and see how long it takes to chew them up to the point where you can swallow! Soaked and sprouted seeds are totally different. Soak them for four to six hours before draining and letting sprout. The sprout time is about 24 to 36 hours. Past that, the seeds get really bitter and hard to eat no matter what you do to disguise the taste.
The best part about this milk is that it’s really easy to make if you have a high speed blender – which I have.
I’ve got a collection of mason jars for sprouting. The little sprout lids can be purchased at just about any natural food shop. They come in three different sizes, yellow being the smallest. Yellow works great for holding these little seeds at bay.
1 cup sprouted sesame seeds
About 1 cup ice cubes
About 3 cups water
2 to 3 little dates
Little vanilla powder (doesn’t take much, like 1/8th teaspoon.)
If you look closely at this second picture, you’ll notice that I snapped the fist picture before I’d added all the ingredients to the mixture. Notice sitting just above the sesame seeds are the dates. On the very surface (in the upper left hand corner) is the vanilla powder.
Ultimately, this will all blend together and look like milk.
The main reason for the ice is to keep the mixture colder longer so you can blend it longer without heating the ‘milk’. If you don’t add ice and just use cold water, you’ll end up with warm milk that just seems… wrong.
It’s pretty important to add a couple dates to the drink for the seeds are pretty bitter and it takes a something a little sweet to balance it out.
I like my sesame milk with all the fiber. Others like to run it through a nut milk bag to remove all the hulls. Either way you make it, the best way to consume it is as the base for a green smoothie! Peaches and Sesame ‘cream’ makes for unique taste sensation. I highly recommend giving it a try.
I figured I’d do a little search for a video to add to this post. Found a really nice demonstration by Karen Knowler that I’d recommend watching if you’ve never made nut milk. The only change I’d make to what she shows is that she should be using soaked almonds rather than dry almonds. But here you go anyway, I’m sure you can make that little modification yourself.
Once again, my thoughts drift towards light in the human body. It seems that a number of people are investigating this topic, but it always seems that they overlook obvious details, but it could simply be that I’m seeing the topic from a different point of view.
I love it when I get articles forwarded my way giving me something to critic. I’ll try to go easy on the author for it looks like we’ve got similar interests, but I’ll leave it up to reader to really determine what is real and what’s worth thinking about a little deeper.
Let’s look at The Power of Biological Light in Healing by Dr. Mercola. I highly recommend giving it a read before continuing with my critic for I might have missed his point and you’ll be able to overlook my ramblings. In any case, let’s dive right in for it’s always interesting for me to see other people’s interpretation of light in the body.
Your Body is Glowing
Your body actually emits light on a daily basis, in concentrations that rise and fall with your body clock and the rhythmic fluctuations of your metabolism over the course of the day.
The light is 1,000 times less intense than levels that can be seen with the naked eye, which is why most people cannot detect it (some people, however, are able to see this emitted light or “aura,” and some can even distinguish colors).
Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp was the first to suggest that this light must come, at least in part, from the foods we eat. When we eat plant foods, the light waves, or photons, in the plants are taken in and stored by your body.
At the bottom of his article, Dr. Mercola references a previous posting that he made (Your Body Literally Glows With Light) which is a indirect pointer to the same article that I referenced a while back – Humans giving off light – which references a LifeSciences article that seems to have a bug in it at the moment, thus just Google “Humans glow in visible light” and you’ll hit a number of articles that seem to be right in line with the words Dr. Mercola used above.
The good Doctor then says:
Biophotons are the smallest physical units of light, which are stored in, and used by all biological organisms – including your body. The purpose of these biophotons is much more important than many have realized. It turns out they may very well be in control of virtually every biochemical reaction that occurs in your body — including supporting your body’s ability to heal.
Trying not to let the new term derail our train of thought. A Google query for “what are Biophotons” finds that there is a German book published by the name Biophotons – The Light in Our Cells which has a little definition of what a biophoton is:
What are biophotons ?
Biophotons, or ultraweak photon emissions of biological systems, are weak electromagnetic waves in the optical range of the spectrum – in other words: light. All living cells of plants, animals and human beings emit biophotons which cannot be seen by the naked eye but can be measured by special equipment developed by German researchers.
This light emission is an expression of the functional state of the living organism and its measurement therefore can be used to assess this state. …
According to the biophoton theory developed on the base of these discoveries the biophoton light is stored in the cells of the organism[emphasis added by me] – more precisely, in the DNA molecules of their nuclei – and a dynamic web of light constantly released and absorbed by the DNA may connect cell organelles, cells, tissues, and organs within the body and serve as the organism’s main communication network and as the principal regulating instance for all life processes. The processes of morphogenesis, growth, differentiation and regeneration are also explained by the structuring and regulating activity of the coherent biophoton field. The holographic biophoton field of the brain and the nervous system, and maybe even that of the whole organism, may also be basis of memory and other phenomena of consciousness, as postulated by neurophysiologist Karl Pribram an[d] others. The consciousness-like coherence properties of the biophoton field are closely related to its base in the properties of the physical vacuum and indicate its possible role as an interface to the non-physical realms of mind, psyche and consciousness.
So, biophotons are basically light energy in the body. The link about the book about biophotons where I grabbed the quote above mentions that there is a biophoton theory – where that theory basically states that light is stored in the DNA molecules in the cell. Well, if you’ve read some of my previous postings on light and how it’s used in the body (The breath of Life (or energy), or Is food another form of light?) you’ll notice that I lean more towards the idea that light is stored in atoms. Or, basically, when plants capture sunlight using the chlorophyll molecule sunlight enters the atom raising the electrons into a higher spin state. When the electrons enter that higher spin state, the characteristics of the atom change ever so slightly to give it ‘new’ affiliations to other atoms. Basically, the covalent bonding of the atoms changes so that molecules like sugar can form.
In a nutshell, sunlight is stored in atoms.
The more I research this topic, the more I believe that when sunlight reacts with atoms so as to elevate the spin of the electrons (or, giving the atom a high spin state) it changes the characteristics of the atoms enough to make it so that they can bond together to make particular molecules.
A good example of light changing a molecule can be seen when light reacts with the retina in the eye. I posted an article about this a while ago called The Art of Seeing – can you see auras? Basically, when light interacts with the retina, the molecule twists – it changes shape. That change in shape triggers a response in the body that allows humans to interpret the ‘stimuli.’
Thus, I guess I might be in agreement with Dr. Mercola when he says that biophotons “may very well be in control of virtually every biochemical reaction that occurs in your body…” which, seems like a stretch for his article, but not if you’ve been thinking about it like I have.
The good doctor than goes on to say:
Light Controls Your Cell Functions
It is known in biology that every cell in your body has over 100,000 biochemical reactions per second, all of which must be carefully timed and sequenced with each other.
For a long time it was proposed that this occurred through a “mechanical” concept whereby molecules bumped into each other by chance and fit together like a lock and key, or even by slightly changing shape, to come together and form chemical reactions.
Granted, this does sound a bit farfetched, and now researchers believe this cellular dance is not random at all, but rather controlled by biophotons. [emphasis added by me] As Dan Eden wrote for viewzone.com, the paper “The Real Bioinformatics Revolution: Proteins and Nucleic Acids Singing to One Another?” explains just how this “dance” takes place:
“Veljkovic and Cosic proposed that molecular interactions are electrical in nature, and they take place over distances that are large compared with the size of molecules. Cosic later introduced the idea of dynamic electromagnetic field interactions, that molecules recognize their particular targets and vice versa by electromagnetic resonance.
In other words, the molecules send out specific frequencies of electromagnetic waves which not only enable them to ‘see’ and ‘hear’ each other, as both photon and phonon modes exist for electromagnetic waves, but also to influence each other at a distance and become ineluctably drawn to each other if vibrating out of phase (in a complementary way).
There are about 100,000 chemical reactions happening in every cell each second. The chemical reaction can only happen if the molecule which is reacting is excited by a photon … Once the photon has excited a reaction it returns to the field and is available for more reactions… We are swimming in an ocean of light.”
Dr. Popp, who proved the existence of the biophoton field in 1974, believes that these types of “biophoton emissions” are responsible for transferring information throughout your entire body.
I think Dr. Mercola didn’t really mean to say that the dance is controlled by photons, but rather the electromagnetic vibration that the molecules give off.
You see, this is where my thinking starts to drift from what these other scientists seems to believe – at least on the surface of things. For it’s not the photons or the electromagnetic properties alone, but the fact that the atoms of the molecules have electrons that spin in the high spin states.
The root of it is in the covalent bonds that are made between atoms. If the atoms have the correct ‘spin’ (or enough sunlight energy (or energy in general) has hit the atom so as to elevate the electron orbits within the atom) that atom can now bond together with another atom in such a way as to make complex molecules like sugar.
The key is that when the sunlight elevates the electrons, it changes the characteristics of the atom which would affect the electromagnetic properties. It would affect the resonance of that atom or the resonance of the molecule that it’s connected too. Thus, the light, whose energy has been converted into electron’s spinning in a higher state, now allows the atom to bond in ways to make specific types of molecules.
I like to think of this as two specific types of magnets. As you all know, magnets have magnetic fields that create strong attraction and repulsion forces. From the Wikipedia we find the following as part of the Magnetic Field description:
Magnets exert forces and torques on each other through the magnetic fields they create. Electrical currents and moving electrical charges produce magnetic fields. Even the magnetic field of a magnetic material can be modeled as being due to moving electrical charges.[nb 2] Magnetic fields also exert forces on moving electrical charges.
This thinking seems to align with what the German researchers mention above. The only thing that might be slightly different is that the resonating molecules might just give off specific types of attractive and/or repulsive forces that increase the probability that ‘like minded’ molecules met to form other compounds within the body.
If these ideas hold, you’d think that within your cells you’d have a bunch of molecules all vibrating at specific frequencies that would ‘keep things stirred up’ while the attraction process transpires. Healthy happy molecular connections would be made and larger life sustaining compounds would be built and used for your lovely life functions.
This makes me think just a little further. What if the molecules that you consume are broken down and fractured into a number of inharmonious molecules? What if a large portion of the food that you consume has fractured molecules that don’t have the correct attractive vibrations? Will the body be able to repair it and use it if the vibration of the molecule makes it so that it can never be found?
This has got to make you wonder about the cooking process just a little more. Sure, cooking breaks down indigestible molecules into simpler molecules that can be digested by the body – but are they digested and used by the body? In other words, the molecules might be broken down enough to be absorbed by the cells, but once inside, can they do the work that we expected them to do? Or, more importantly, do the broken molecules consume more light than they generate within the body? For if light is life, we’ll always want to add the highest most useful light molecules to our bodies.
The more I study light in the human body, the more I believe that we want to take in molecules in their most natural state so as to preserve as much of its natural vibration so as to make the process of using its stored energy a higher possibility for the cell. In other words, eating raw food may be more useful to your cells than cooked food. It’s like we want to create a pure ‘garden of Eden’ and the finest related compost possible for our cells to use and thrive on!
And, if that gets you thinking, what happens to all the fractured molecules that don’t find function within your cells? Well, you’re body has to get rid of them somehow. If you’ve done any research at all about milk products, you’ll have already discovered that the cooked proteins in milk tend to not be used by the body. The body, in turn, expels these proteins through the noise and lungs and any other organ that can help remove them.
We’ll just have to move on from that mucus issue…
What about enzymes?
If you’ve looked into how the body uses enzymes, you most likely read that he body recycles them. Enzymes are used over and over again until something happens and the body expels what’s left of them (or so the theory goes).
Thinking about to the vitamin A molecule that I wrote about in The Art of Seeing – can you see auras? Article. In this case the addition of light (or a photon) into the space of the molecule causes the molecule to twist (or, in my words, elevates the electrons in a molecule that making one of the atoms have slightly different characteristics that cause the molecule to take on a new shape). But the basic concept is the addition of light gave energy to the molecule so it could change shape. What if enzymes work the same way?
What if enzymes pick up extra photons with cause it to bend and twist – which it does to help bring things together or take things apart. As we’ve see the retina change due to the addition of light, so might other molecules within the cells that operate on a daily basis.
If this holds, the flow of electrons within the cell might be more important than one might realize. If the electron flow (light) moves from atom to atom changing how it interacts with the atoms around it, it might be easier to explain how things move on that microscopic level.
Looking back at a comment that the good doctor says:
It turns out [biophotons] may very well be in control of virtually every biochemical reaction that occurs in your body — including supporting your body’s ability to heal.
Just might make a little more sense now. Yet, I would change it ever so slightly to read:
It turns out that light may very well be in control of virtually every biochemical reaction that occurs in your body – including supporting your body’s ability to live!
Think about it and share! I would love to find more examples of articles that outline this type of energy transformation that forms the basis for life as we know it.
Ultimately, you and I are running on light, but it’s hard to see it in action.