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What is Mila and why is the Cave selling it?

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

You probably have noticed the shiny purple bags on the way to the bathroom. It probably catches your eye, but you are in such a rush to get back to your double-unders that you have not really thought about it. It is a brand of chia seeds called Mila that is the best in class for chia seeds.

Chia seeds are an amazing source of Omega 3’s, protein (with all the essential amino acids), fiber, and antioxidants. Mila by itself has the perfect functional blend of carbohydrates to fats and proteins (4:3:3… the very same as the Zone diet). That is all well and good, but perhaps still not convincing enough for you to buy a bag of seeds.

For many people (but certainly not all), Mila has had profound and life enhancing effects. For me personally, it has helped regulate my horrendous monthly mood swings, massively reduces my post CrossFit inflammation and the pain in my knees, and really helped me embrace a Paleo lifestyle and even got me enjoying food preparation and to top it off, opened a number of doors towards a healthier lifestyle. I will never stop eating my Mila and I can’t help but want to share it with my friends. If you come over for a meal, chances are I’m sneaking some Mila into your diet… kids too and the fussier the eater your child is, the more I will sneak it in!

For many of my friends, Mila has had an even more powerful impact on their health. For many people it has significantly reduced (if not eliminated) life long chronic migraines, allergies, helped stabilize digestive conditions, diabetes, helping with ADHD and Autism pushed extreme, and shifting competitive and even recreational athletes to the next level. Some friends have carefully come off Lipitor, Antidepressant meds, pain killers, carefully and with doctors monitoring their blood work, etc. These are not just stories, these are my friends, my friend who cleans my house, the parents at my school, my Mom’s older friends (one who is terminally ill with cancer but has found joy and energy through eating Mila), even my own Mom. It brings me to tears to just write about it. Mila is just a food, not a medicine, but as the saying goes “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food – Hippocrates”.

Roger is a huge proponent of a healthy diet as being an integral part of getting fit and getting into shape. In clinical studies, Mila outperforms the other chia seeds on the market (it is a specially selected blend of chia from around the world that has been cold fractured to make all the oils remain intact yet be bio available), so Roger brought Mila into The Cave to help people with their fitness, recovery, and health. Yes, it is more expensive than what you find at the supermarkets, but the results are what counts.

In order to see health impacts, one needs to eat Mila on a daily basis. A typical adult serving is 2 tablespoons a day and maybe some of our athletes will end up thriving on more than that. Extreme athletes eat up to 8 scoops a day when they are competing. Mila also stabilizing how water is delivered to one’s body and stabilizes such things as carbohydrate transformation and nutrient delivery. I like to drink my two to four tablespoons a day in a 32 ounce container of water, or coconut water when I feel the need for a treat. I also like to cook with Mila and use it in sauces, kid pancakes, popsicles, smoothies, fruit bars. You can bake with it, freeze it and use it in just about any way possible. My daughter thinks that it is cool and will have it in her water, my 5 year old son is not as convinced, so he does not need to know that he is eating it. It’s a part of their diet whether they like it or not.

Some people from the get go and other after about one to two months of eating Mila consistently, feel more full of energy, more joyful, healthier, less body inflammation. Coach Amanda is hooked on Mila as are a number of other Cave folks. I am obviously very passionate about Mila and would love to help Cave folks people figure out how to incorporate it in their diet and those of their children. Consistency is key and finding that consistency can be tricky at first, but once you see the health benefits, you too will be hooked.

There is more technical info here on how it can help all you athletes:

If you are looking for ways to incorporate it in your diet or have other questions, shoot me a message: or comment on the blog.