In April 2013 I was introduced to a new food called Mila, a proprietary blend of potent chia seeds.
Chia seeds have been part of the Incan, Mayan, Aztec, and Native American cultures for many years and chia is actually the Mayan word for strength. It is gluten-free, trans fat-free, sugar-free and non-GMO.
Since adding 1 scoop (2 tablespoons) of Mila to my diet on a daily basis, I have noticed some incredible things:
- More energy for my busy life, sports and workouts
- More frequent bowel movements
- Lighter menstruation with less PMS symptoms
- Less evening snacking and cravings
I have battled with chronic knee pain for over 10 years. I’ve had MRIs, scans, ultrasounds etc… I’ve had arthroscopic surgery, I’ve seen multiple physiotherapists, registered massage therapists, doctors and specialists and all of them have told me there is “no issue” with my knees.
My knees would swell and I would feel a burning, prickly/stabbing sensation behind my knee caps for days after playing hockey or doing a leg day at the gym. I didn’t run or use the bike at the gym because it hurt too much. I could feel grinding, popping and cracking with every bend of my knees.
In my hockey games I couldn’t get down into the full hockey position because it was too much pressure on my knees, so I over compensated and always wound up hurting my lower back.
I was given different stretches and muscle activation warm-ups to do at home which sometimes helped reduce the pain during my workouts, but it didn’t help the next day swelling and pain. I tried taking glucosamine supplements but didn’t notice a change either.
Since I started eating Mila I rarely feel knee pain or that burning sensation. When I do, it’s usually after wearing high heels for an extended period of time.
I run a few times a month now, I competed in 7 different 5-8 km races this past summer plus ran 30 km on pavement during a relay race, played ball hockey twice a week on a cement floor and upped my weights at the gym on leg days.
I stopped eating Mila for 2 weeks in June, because I got lazy, and by the second week I was complaining about my old knee issues again. I haven’t gone more than 1 or 2 days without Mila since then.
I usually add my Mila to a glass of water in the morning before my breakfast, or sometimes as a morning snack between breakfast and lunch. I’ve also added it to smoothies, protein shakes, juice, apple sauce, Greek yogurt, spaghetti sauce, hummus, salsa, soup, oatmeal and cereal. It can also be used as an egg replacement in baking (awesome, since I’m allergic to eggs!).
10 days ago I gave a two-week supply of Mila to my best friend. She sent me a text message this morning with her experience so far and I was blown away! “I feel like I have more energy, regular bowel movements and I feel more rested. I can sleep better and wake up easier. My nails used to break a lot and feel thinner, but they feel stronger! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such direct results with anything.”
Watch this fantastic video to discover how Mila can enhance your health.