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Dr oz hemp seeds

Hemp’s benefits are no longer a secret, so it’s no wonder that some of the most famous people on the planet have decided to take advantage of this unexpected protein source – and sing its praises at the same time. The humble hemp plant has many fans among celebrities, with some of the names below more famous than you probably imagined.

1. Woody Harrelson

Actor/director Woody Harrelson is an active supporter of hemp as part of a healthy and organic lifestyle. Well known for his vegan diet, he never misses an opportunity to speak about the benefits of hemp and using it for industrial purposes.
Harrelson has even appeared in the movie “Hempsters” and played an important role in filming the documentary “Go Further”, where he travelled across America using a hemp oil-fuel biodiesel bus.

2. Oprah Winfrey

Everybody loves Oprah – and many of the things she promotes become must-have overnight. Famous for her healthy lifestyle, Oprah is always on the lookout for new and healthy ingredients to improve her diet.

She started talking about hemp and its benefits a few years ago and even promoted it on her blog, calling hemp seeds a new superfood, among six other must-try foods on her list.

3. Bob Burnquist

Bob Burnquist is a professional skateboarder, currently considered one of the best in the world. This popular athlete has a passion for organic, and has his own farm in San Diego, promoting a healthy, eco-friendly lifestyle. He’s a hemp fan, and talks about how hemp gives him energy by sharing his personal experiences with his followers.

Besides using hemp seeds and protein, Burnquist recently decided to take advantage of all the benefits this plant has to offer. So, he’s now endorsing all-hemp skate shoes and his logo is present on a line of organic clothing, made using a mix of hemp and cotton.

4. Dr. Oz

It’s no longer a secret that world’s most famous doctor uses hemp seeds from time to time, mostly because they’re rich in high-quality protein and provide all the amino acids the human body needs.

A few years ago, Oprah’s favourite doctor dedicated an entire article on his blog to hemp, helping more people understand what hemp is and how it can contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Actually, many people started looking for information about hemp after they heard about it from Dr. Oz.

5. Gwyneth Paltrow

She’s young (ish), beautiful and famous. And uses hemp seeds to improve her non-dairy gluten-free diet. Gwyneth has written about how she uses hemp to substitute dairy milk in her cookbook “My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness”.

She uses hemp in her kitchen often, mentioning their seeds on the ingredients lists of many recipes the actress shares with fans through her lifestyle website.

With so many celebrities endorsing it, hemp has become top of the shopping list for people who want to follow a healthy lifestyle. Discover the benefits of using hemp products in the kitchen, as clothing, or using cosmetics with hemp as main ingredient, to stay healthy and beautiful.

Dr oz hemp seeds Hemp’s benefits are no longer a secret, so it’s no wonder that some of the most famous people on the planet have decided to take advantage of this unexpected protein source

Should Dr. Oz stop recommending hemp?

Should Dr. Oz stop recommending hemp?

Kelsey Blackwell | Apr 16, 2012

Dr. Oz dispenses wellness advice to millions of people each week, and when the healthy-living guru prescribes a new supplement or food, a good portion of viewers can’t wait to give it a try. We’ve reported extensively about how Dr. Oz recommendations can leave retailers scrambling and manufacturers hustling to meet demand. Still, the question remains, what can be done?

Mike Fata, co-founder and chief executive officer of Winnipeg-based Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods, is actively working to answer that question. Dr. Oz has plugged hemp seeds, touted as a source of vegan protein and essential fatty acids, 10 times in the last 18 months, and each time, “Fata panics a little,” The Globe and Mail recently reported.

Fata, whose company produces hemp seeds, milk and butter, never knows when an Oz endorsement is coming. Often Manitoba can’t fill all the orders that follow a mention, which is frustrating to everyone along the supply chain, including consumers who can’t get the nutritious seeds to sprinkle on top of salads or blend in smoothies.

Because supply is dictated by how much is grown, meeting demand is not as easy as instantly scaling up. Manitoba works with about 60 farmers, and uses half of all the hemp on the Canadian market, the Globe and Mail reports. The rest is purchased by other hemp companies that also buy directly from farmers. When another manufacturer reneges on a commitment, more hemp may come available, but Fata can’t count on that. Instead, he’s doing the same thing as other manufacturers of in-demand crops: trying to track Dr. Oz recommendations through his marketing and PR team and hoping for the best.

I can’t help but think though, that there must be a better way. Isn’t it in Dr. Oz’s best interest to give manufacturers a heads up before recommending foods with a limited supply?

Case in point? Quinoa. Dr. Oz promotes a 48-hour cleanse that includes a breakfast recipe with the seed. Unfortunately, the world’s quinoa supply is under stress due to growing American interest. Increased demand is raising prices in Bolivia where much of the crop is grown. Natives who once relied on the protein-rich seeds as a diet staple are now eating much cheaper white rice.

Helping Americans eat healthier by promoting some of the world’s healthiest foods is certainly necessary given the country’s obesity epidemic. I wonder though if Dr. Oz could look behind the curtain and consider the impact of radically increasing the demand for a specific food before he decideds to prescribe it to his millions of viewers.

Should Dr. Oz stop recommending hemp? Kelsey Blackwell | Apr 16, 2012 Dr. Oz dispenses wellness advice to millions of people each week, and when the healthy-living guru prescribes a new