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Wakame: an iodine-rich seaweed with impressive fat burning properties

4/19/2014 - Wakame is an edible brown seaweed native to the cold and temperate coastal areas of Korea, China and Japan. It has a delicate flavor and a slippery texture. Dried or salted wakame is often incorporated into a variety of East Asian dishes, including miyeok guk, miso soup and tofu-based salads. Though...

Sodium alginate from seaweed could help with weight loss

2/7/2014 - New research out of Denmark has affirmed the weight-loss potential of the dietary supplement sodium alginate, a seaweed-based fiber compound that has previously been shown to aid in the burning of excess fat. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports...

Things to know about seaweed

10/14/2013 - Perhaps you are looking for something new to eat. One of the most amazing things about food is that they are found in all shapes and sizes. And oftentimes, it's all about trying to discover more of them. One of the best foods you can try out today is seaweed. A staple food in places such as Japan, seaweed...

Seaweed and sexual health benefits

9/13/2013 - Seaweed has long been used to increase overall health; however, people often overlook the wonderful sexual health benefits it offers. In both men and women, seaweed has been linked to an increase in libido and energy levels. All four classes of seaweeds, green, blue green, red and brown, have shown...

Supercharge your health with seaweed

6/22/2013 - Some of the best nutrition in the world comes from the natural vegetation of the sea. The vegetation is termed seaweed and is loaded with unique nutrients that are not found in similar concentrations within land vegetation. Supercharge your health by incorporating seaweed into your diet. The term...

Seaweed extract outperforms chemo drug in shrinking breast tumors - but without the toxic side effects

3/13/2013 - The extract of an edible red seaweed was found to be 27 percent more effective than standard chemo in shrinking breast tumors in rats while showing much less toxicity to liver and kidneys, and even improving the rats' antioxidant status in both blood and tissues. Eucheuma cottoni - A potential natural...

Seaweed toothpaste stops tooth decay

7/14/2012 - Brushing and flossing doesn't always keep you out of the dentist's chair, a chair we all need to avoid. Amalgams inserted into cavities are loaded with toxic mercury that leaks into our bodies. Root canals have been discovered to be the root of some chronic illnesses. (Natural News, source below). Of...

Southern California seaweed tests over 500 percent higher for radioactive iodine-131 than anywhere else in US

7/12/2012 - High levels of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster reached Pacific shores just days after the catastrophe occurred, according to a recent study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Tests conducted on samples of Macrocystis pyrifera, also known as Giant kelp,...

Is seaweed the future of alternative energy sources like biofuel?

3/16/2012 - In the age of ever-spiraling gasoline prices and with green technology still in its infancy, a number of scientists are actively searching for clean, renewable sources of energy alternatives to fossil fuel. Much of the push to create renewable fuel sources has gone toward the production of bioethanol,...

Seaweed fibers boost weight loss

12/20/2011 3:00:35 PM - A team of scientists at the Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE) at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark has discovered evidence that seaweed fibers have a high corrective impact on obesity. Dietary fibers increase health statusPrevious studies have already established the benefits of natural fiber intake....

Use seaweed and coffee enemas for radiation removal

6/28/2011 - People seem to be in two camps these days. There are those who know that the radiation from Fukushima is dangerous and will have impacts, so they protect themselves through diet and supplementation. And there are those who think it`s all fine and even radioactive poisons with half lives of tens of thousands...

Iodine supplement supplies wiped out by nuclear fallout fear - here are the foods that contain high levels of natural iodine

3/16/2011 - It's happening everywhere now: Potassium Iodide supplements are getting wiped out as people concerned about the possibility of radiation fallout are purchasing them for their own protection. Yesterday evening, we posted a story about an alternative source of iodine -- Nascent Iodine -- and now it has...

Seaweed extract found to prevent H1N1 infection

12/17/2010 - New research published in the journal PLoS ONE has found that a red seaweed-based compound known as Carrageenan is an effective treatment against the common cold, viruses and even H1N1 influenza. The substance works by binding directly to viruses and preventing them from attaching to cells and spreading...

Seaweed could hold key to natural weight loss

4/7/2010 - Scientists at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom have discovered a substance that reduces fat uptake in the body by more than 75 percent. This potential obesity fighter isn't a drug but a natural substance found in seaweed. The research team, headed by Dr. Iain Brownlee and Professor Jeff...

Common Seaweed May Provide an Important Cancer Cure

3/30/2010 - The answer for lymphomas and other forms of cancer may have been found in an extract of common brown seaweed according to research presented this month at the AACR Dead Sea International Conference on Advances in Cancer Research. At the conference, which was held on March 7-10 at King Hussein Bin Talal...

Iodine prevents breast cancer

11/19/2009 - Breast cancer seems to be on everyone's mind these days: How do you detect it? Prevent it? Reverse it? Fortunately, preventing breast cancer is easy, and iodine is one of the key nutritional strategies for accomplishing precisely that. Here, we bring you an extremely informative collection of...

Seaweed Farms Could Grow Biofuels Without Using Water or Land

4/12/2009 - Seaweed could be a valuable source of biofuels that does not compete with food for land or require fresh water to grow, according to a report commissioned by The Crown Estate and conducted by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SMAS). "Given Scotland's rugged western coastline and island...

Seaweed: Age-Old New Food and Fuel of the Future

11/10/2008 - Seaweed has played a large part in the staple diet of many Eastern countries for centuries. In the West we have only just begun to wake up to the wonderful nutritional value of seaweeds as well as their variety, flavour and health-giving benefits. You are properly familiar with seaweed in the form of...

Interview with Sergei Zimin About Modifilan brown seaweed extract

10/3/2008 - Mike: Many of you reading this may have heard about some of the benefits of plants from the ocean and, in particular, brown seaweed. You may have seen some of the recent news stories about the specific constituents of brown seaweed helping get rid of excess body fat, or you may have read about them...

The Marvels of Brown Seaweeds on the Human Body

1/16/2008 - People have eaten seaweed, sometimes called "sea vegetables" for thousands of years. It is coming under more and more scientific scrutiny and the discoveries are pretty amazing. The mixture of vitamins, minerals and trace elements found in seaweeds so closely resembles that of the human body, that the...

Brown seaweed contains promising fat fighter, weight reducer (press release)

11/1/2006 - Chemists in Japan have found that brown seaweed, a flavor component used in many Asian soups and salads, contains a compound that appears in animal studies to promote weight loss by reducing the accumulation of fat. Called fucoxanthin, the compound achieved a 5 percent to 10 percent weight reduction...

Brown seaweed found remarkably effective at breaking down fat cells, treating diabetes

9/12/2006 - At the 232nd American Chemical Society National Meeting held in San Francisco today, Dr. Kazuo Miyashita from Hokkaido University reported on animal studies that suggest wakame -- a brown seaweed often used to flavor Asian soups and salads -- can promote weight loss and fight diabetes. Miyashita...

Seaweed extract blocks HPV cervical cancer virus, scientists discover

7/14/2006 - A new study by the National Cancer Institute has revealed that a seaweed extract called carrageenan can prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) -- a sexually transmitted disease linked to cervical cancer -- from entering human cells. Researchers found that carrageenan -- derived from red algae -- strongly...

Goji Berries US Introduces Seaweed Fertilizer (press release)

7/10/2006 - Goji Berries Inc.(http://www.gojiberries.us) announced today that it now carries seaweed fertilizer, a valuable addition to an organic garden. Seaweed fertilizer imparts new life to the soil stripped of the natural minerals by commercial farming. If you wish to plant and grow Goji berry plants,...

How iodine accelerates weight loss by supporting the thyroid gland

6/25/2005 - If adjusting your diet and exercising more hasn't helped you reach a healthy body weight, you may have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland. In addition to weight gain, other symptoms of hypothyroidism include a bad complexion, fatigue, forgetfulness, loss of sex drive, impotence, irritability...

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