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Medical herbalist Sebastian Liew tells you about a grain that can actually help stimulate the growth of stem cells.

Unlike refined rice and wheat, spelt has all the nutrients – vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrate, unsaturated fats, and proteins – the body needs. The unique feature of spelt is that its vital substances are found in the inner kernel of the grain. This explains why you can take spelt in any form without losing any nutrients, unlike refined wheat and rice.

Moreover, spelt is highly digestible – a very important aspect of food.

Digestion is the number one defence against diseases. Most of my clients and patients can tolerate spelt better than wheat. Spelt has excellent bioavailability due to its solubility in water. The vital nutrients of spelt can easily be absorbed by your body. Try replacing wheat, oats, or even brown rice, with spelt, when making bread, cereals, muffins, or cakes, and see the difference it has on your digestive system. It is also a prebiotic, i.e., it promotes healthy bowel flora. You have to eat it and experience the difference – no bloating feeling, sense of fullness and congestion and give more energy after eating it.

Spelt contains an essential natural growth factor substance – rhodanide (thiocyanate) – that is active against all inflammations, allergies, and infections, while preventing wear and tear and enhancing immunity. Rhodanide is capable of stimulating the growth of stem cells. From stem cells, the body can generate all other body cells such as blood cells, nerve cells and immune cells. Spelt, therefore, holds great potential in preventing cancer and other degenerative disease. If you want to look good, healthy, and young, eat spelt regularly!

About the writer:

Sebastian Liew – ND, MNHAA (Australia), Msc (Herbal medicine)
Australia registered Medical Herbalist

A graduate of RMIT University, Sebastian is a qualified and registered Medical Herbalist, with advance diplomas/diplomas and clinical experiences in traditional naturopathy, clinical aromatherapy, holistic massage, Kneipp’s hydrotherapy and natural aesthetic therapy. He is also accredited by the National Herbalists Association of Australia. In 1999, Sebastian became the first Singaporean to set up the first Western herbal medicine practice and clinic in Singapore. In 2006, he introduced the St Hildegard medicine and the spelt diet to Singapore and Asia.
For more information, please visit www.slnaturopath.com or email sebastianliew@slnaturopath.com.
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