8 Reaons Everyone Needs Brown SeaweedI absolutely LOVE herbs! They are so versatile and offer a variety of benefits that are unparalleled, especially when contrasted against pharmaceuticals the produce a plethora of side effects that must be managed by more pharmaceuticals creating a very vicious cycle from which it is very difficult to break free.

For thousands of years, people have been using seaweed in cosmetics, medicines, fertilizers, and food. In Japan, over 400 billion pounds of seaweed are consumed annually!! (1) To enjoy seaweed, you must first acquire a taste for it, but once you do, it is quite addictive! One of my favorite ways to enjoy seaweed is in sheet form, roasted with various spices and seasonings such as wasabi! Yummo! I can polish off an entire package at once-- it is savory and not filling.

Nearly 20 years ago, when my husband and I made our first trip to Japan, we chuckled at the peculiar ways of the people there. These traditions seemed superstitious and unfounded. But the more I learn about the Japanese diet and lifestyle choices, the more I understand why they are some of the healthiest people on earth. We are since come to appreciate their practices, and we incorporate them into our everyday lives: green tea, long hot baths, salad for breakfast, not drinking water with our meals, etc. And more recently, I have been learning about the benefits of brown seaweed.

During my schooling, I learned about kelp and red seaweeds, but brown seaweeds are new to me. Of particular interest are the health benefits of a sulfated polysaccharide (a multi-branched chain of sugars) called fucoidan in brown seaweed. If you search on PubMed, you will find thousands of articles about fucoidan, and so far, aside from this being a very nutrient-dense food, I have found at least EIGHT reasons why everyone needs brown seaweed. Fucoidan in brown seaweed:

1. Relieves allergies(2)

 

2. Protects the brain & nervous system(3), (4), (5)

 

3. Reduces inflammation(5), (6), (7)

 

4. Is anti-microbial & immune-enhancing(8), (9), (10), (11), (12), (13), (14)

 

5. Prevents & dissolves blood clots(15), (16)

 

6. Stimulates stem cell production (17), (18), (19)

 

7. Protects against radiation (20), (21)

 

8. Prevents the formation and spread of cancer(22)

 

And if that’s not enough, here are even more reasons why everyone needs brown seaweed. As you can see, fucoidan is an amazing gift from the sea! Not only is it packed with nutrients, but it protects and reverses a wide variety of health conditions, including the “sea” word: CANCER. The low incidence of cancer in Japan is definitely related to the incorporation of seaweed in their daily diet, and of course, other healthy lifestyle choices! 130 million people can’t be wrong-- seaweed is good for you! This is why I have included it in my father’s anti-cancer protocol, along with the 90 essential nutrients necessary for health and wellness, plus Beta Glucan. Ask me where you can get the highest quality and concentration of fucoidan in supplement form as well as the other supplements mentioned here.  They have been life-changing for me and my clients. I would be happy to share story after story with you about the results I have seen.

Stay tuned for the next installment in my anti-cancer series of blogs. I hope you feel empowered, encouraged, and inspired to take charge of your own health. Don’t forget to download my eBook on Preventing & Fighting Cancer. It is FREE for a limited time.

 

L’chaim-- To Life!