Epilepsy Talk

Salba — The Superfood | September 26, 2009

You probably already know a lot about all the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids.  About how they are crucial to the proper development and function of cell membranes in the brain.

And how, according to researchers at Emory University, one particular fatty acid – DHA — is found to be at critically low levels in patients with uncontrolled epilepsy. Which is why doctors recommend diets rich in Omega-3.

However, there’s a new nutrient that’s BIGGER and better…

It’s called Salba and it’s the richest source of Omega-3 fatty acids of any whole food in the history of nutrition!

In fact, gram for gram, these little granules contain 8 times more Omega-3 fatty acids than the equivalent weight of fresh Atlantic salmon.

And just two tablespoons supplies your body with lots of protein, 16 different amino acids, antioxidant vitamins like A, B2, B3, B6, C and Thiamin, along with minerals like magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and potassium – plus dietary fiber, 17 fatty acids and all the Omega-3s you  need.

And if you don’t like swallowing those huge, slimy fish oil capsules – or the sawdust taste and texture of flaxseed —  there’s more good news.  Salba tastes totally neutral and will take on the flavor of whatever it’s mixed with.  Without any gritty taste or texture.

Plus, just 2 tablespoons of Salba goes a long, long way.  You can sprinkle the tiny seeds in your yogurt, cereal, shake or smoothie — or you can grind it and blend it with flour for home-baked breads, cakes and cookies.

So Salba is clearly a win-win. It’s user friendly and easy to cook with.  Plus it’s got Omega-3s, flaxseed and a whole lot of other nutrients and supplements beat by a mile.  See why I’ve switched over?


  1. the show tonight (Katie Couric on 60 minutes) just blew me away…especially learning that epilepsy claims as many lives as breast cancer…but is so little understood and so under-rated as the killer that it is…

    i am also saddened that the medical professions are so unaware of the remarkable research that has been done over the decades in nutritional therapies with epilepsy…specifically using the vitamin B6 and the mineral magnesium to balance and correct neurological electrolyte activity…which these nutrients have become famous for…

    In Adele Davis’ book written as early as 1965, researchers have chronicled EKG’s that, with the introduction of 500 mg magnesium, changed from an obvious epileptic seizure to normal within a few hours… the following has been posted on our website (http://www.aperfecthealing.org/) under ‘Our Clearinghouse and Database for Nutritional Healing’ and the link ‘epilepsy’:

    ‘…..Further studies by Adelle Davis (Let’s Get Well, 1965)revealed a serious and complicated B-6 deficiency in epilepsy, as she states in her research:

    Convulsions apparently identical to epilepsy have been produced in many species of animals and in infants and adults by a lack of vitamin B-6. Almost 25 years ago, the late Dr. Tom Spies gave vitamin B-6 to persons subject to epilepsy and achieved excellent results. More recently a well-known proprietary baby formula contained so little vitamin B-6 that more than 300 infants given it developed severe convulsions, an inexcusable tragedy which could have been prevented had the formula been tested on animals before being marketed or had physicians who gave it checked its vitamin B-6 content……Streptomycin, which appears to destroy vitamin B-6 or perhaps increases the need for it, has also caused epileptic-like convulsions in children……’…

    …..In addition to vitamin B-6, Ms. Davis reiterates the fundamental need for the essential mineral magnesium:

    …..”The results to giving persons with epilepsy adequate magnesium have been more than consistently favorable. Thirty epileptic children, all previously on anticonvulsant drugs, were given 450 milligrams of magnesium daily by mouth, and the drugs were discontinued. A 13-year old boy who had had epilepsy for ten years was extremely depressed, showed signs of mental retardation, and his seizures could not be prevented by drugs. After receiving magnesium, his epilepsy disappeared and he became mentally alert. Muscle biopsies of babies who developed convulsions resulting from magnesium losses through diarrhea showed only half of the normal magnesium content. These infants also had intermittent foot and wrist spasms, rigidity of the back and neck, and tremors of the arms and legs, all of which became worse when water, given to overcome dehydration, diluted their magnesium supply. As soon as 500 milligrams of this nutrient was given them, all symptoms promptly disappeared. Because of a high calcium intake, infants are especially subject to a magnesium deficiency……” – Adele Davis, ‘Let’s Get Well’, l965

    If there is anything that the late and remarkable Adele Davis is famous for is that all the research she was involved in has virtually been swept under the rug by the very medical institutions designed to help those in need….

    …..the most noble thing we can do in her honor is to bring this remarkable woman’s nutritional research out of the closet and start using it on the very people it was intended for…the victims of epilepsy that medical and pharmaceutical therapies have proven incapable to cure….


    Comment by rhona corinne friedland — October 26, 2009 @ 2:01 AM

  2. Dear Rhona, Thanks alot for sharing your wealth of information with us. By the way, the 60 minutes segment with Katie Coric will be available from http://www.amazon.com. Right now you can pre-order by clicking http://www.amazon.com/60minutes
    It’s the first sement listed on the left. They haven’t yet stated a price, but I’ve reserved mine.

    Best regards,


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 26, 2009 @ 2:46 PM

  3. Where can you buy this and how will you know it is True Salba?


    Comment by Karla Tripke Baye — February 23, 2017 @ 7:48 AM

  4. Look for Salvia Hispanica in ingredients. (Although “Salba Chi” is how it’s usually sold.)

    Believe it or not, Amazon is one source. Here’s a link:


    I prefer the ground variety for convenience.

    Whole Foods and health food stores would probably also carry it.


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — February 23, 2017 @ 9:58 AM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

    About the author

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

    View Full Profile →

    Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 2,529 other followers

    Follow Epilepsy Talk on WordPress.com
%d bloggers like this: