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Spirulina ~ My Highest Recommendation

Posted by Tanya on June 12, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Spirulina

  • Spirulina is my new go-to recommendation; as most (95%) of my clients will report, including my 88 year-old Grandpa, that they are now subscribing to its use. I have recommended it not only for lymphatic leukemia, but also for edema, menopause, anemia, low energy, depression, pain, adrenal run down, cancer, stomach issues, protein source for vegans, addiction, benign tumors, heart disease...
  • Spirulina is a blue-green micro algae and one of the richest sources of iron. It contains cleansing properties because of its rich chlorophyll content. Much of its protein is in the form of biliprotein, which has been predigested by the algae. A good portion of its carbohydrate is also broken down into rhamnose, and a small but important part is broken down into glycogen. These supply endurance and energy soon after ingestion.
  • According to standard nutritional tests, the digestive absorption of the protein in Spirulina is four times greater than that in beef. Since it contains three times more protein than beef, greater absorption means that twelve times more protein is available from the algae than from the same weight of beef. Calculation: Three grams (one teaspoon) of powdered Spirulina is equivalent to ( 3 x 12 = ) 36 grams beef, which is more than one ounce. Just remember that with high levels of protein come at the expense of calcium. Therefore, I do not recommend to ever take the bottle dosage. Studies do show that if one takes more than seventy-five grams - there is a higher calcium excretion in their urine than what is actually absorbed from food. **Please consult a trained practitioner before you begin taking Spirulina.
  • Spirulina detoxifies the kidneys, and liver (my mom, bless her swore that during cancer treatment Spirulina kept her body functioning as it should); it moves out the fear and anxiety in the body; detoxifies, builds and enriches the blood; cleanses the arteries and aids in the reduction of inflammation; reduces swellings or edema; aids in slowing down the aging process.
  • Important to note in the area of prevention, Spirulina is richly supplied with the blue pigment phycocyanin, a biliprotein which has been shown to inhibit cancer-colony formation. Predominant blue pigmentation in food is rare. The blue color tends to promote astringency, a drawing together. The chemical reality of spirulina's blue color is demonstrated by its effect on the brain. Here phycocyanin helps draw together amino acids for neurotransmitter formation, which increases mental capacity.
  • GLA and its associate PGE1 have been researched extensively in recent years, notably in the area of immunity. Most people are deficient in GLA, but the wealth of GLA applications is economically obtained by using Spirulina, one of the richest sources.
  • The cell wall of Spirulina has a special nature. It is composed entirely of mucopolysaccharides (MPs). These are complex sugars interlaced with amino acids, simple sugars, and in some instances, protein. Thus MPs contain only completely digestible nutrients instead of the indigestible cellulose wall typical of other micro-algae, plants, and seeds.
  • MPs are credited with strengthening body tissues, especially the connective tissues, while making them more elastic and resilient. They also are strongly anti-inflammatory. All these attributes are most important for those who are very active physically and for older people as well. Because of the high incidence of heart disease in the West, MPs are sometimes used to reinforce the tissues of the heart and guard against artery deterioration. They further protect the vascular system by lowering blood fat.

  • "The origin of Heaven and Earth is based on the principle of the middle path." ~ Shao Yung, 11th-century Chinese sage

 

Categories: Nutrition & Whole Food Healing

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4 Comments

Reply Tanya
10:19 PM on July 6, 2013 
[Kirsten Wreggitt]
Hello Tanya,
This is a great article. I have heard of spirulina before but didn't know all of its wonderful properties. I will have to consider it! Thanks for the great information!

Thanks for posting Kirsten, spirulina comes in powder, tabs or caps. My preference is tabs as the powder doesn't taste very good, but the benefits of spirulina no matter how you get it into your body are soooo worth it!
Reply Tanya
2:53 AM on October 13, 2012 
[Nadine Nicholson]
Tanya, sounds like a must have source of nutrients! Where's the best place to get it? Thanks for sharing this resource here.

Living here in Airdrie, I try recommending the local Health Food stores, but do know that most Health food stores, such as Nutters http://www.nutters-ne.com/ns/DisplayMonograph.asp?StoreID=5BA5198
017754A6CA72FF973A68C8C87&DocID=basic-interactions-spirulina
also carry Spirulina
Reply Kirsten Wreggitt
11:15 AM on October 12, 2012 
Hello Tanya,
This is a great article. I have heard of spirulina before but didn't know all of its wonderful properties. I will have to consider it! Thanks for the great information!
Reply Nadine Nicholson
10:45 AM on October 12, 2012 
Tanya, sounds like a must have source of nutrients! Where's the best place to get it? Thanks for sharing this resource here.