Seaweed Detox

If you have arthritis, try a therapeutic detox bath for relief

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An arthritis elimination sweating bath can release a surprising amount of toxic material that aggravate your joints. Epsom salts or Dead Sea salts, and herbs with a diaphoretic action, can play a big part in the success of the bath.  Here’s how to take the arthritis bath:

Make a tea of elder flowers, peppermint and yarrow. Drink as hot as possible before the bath. Then pour about 3 pounds of Epsom salts or enough Dead Sea salts for 1 bath into very hot bath water. Rub arthritic joints with a stiff brush in the water for 5 to 10 minutes; try to stay in the bath for 15 to 25 minutes. On emerging, do not dry yourself. Wrap up immediately in a clean sheet and go straight to bed, covering yourself with several blankets. The osmotic pressure of the Epsom salt solution absorbed by the sheet will draw off heavy perspiration. Your mattress should be protected with a sheet of plastic. The following morning the sheet will be stained with wastes excreted through your skin - sometimes the color of egg yolk. (This is a strong detox procedure and it happens relatively quickly. Take care if you have a weak heart or high blood pressure.)

Improvement after an arthritic sweat bath experience is notable. Repeat the bath once every two weeks until the sheet is no longer stained, a sign that the body is well cleansed. Follow up with a Hot Seaweed Bath to continue cleansing. Drink pure water throughout the procedure to prevent dehydration and loss of body salts.

-Sarah

A hot seaweed bath uses the sea for cleansing and health

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Seaweed baths are Nature’s perfect body/psyche balancer. Remember how good you feel after an ocean walk? Seaweeds purify and balance the ocean — they can do the same for your body. A hot seaweed bath is like a wet-steam sauna, only better, because the sea greens balance body chemistry instead of dehydrating it. The electromagnetic action of the seaweed releases excess body fluids from congested cells, and dissolves fatty wastes through the skin, replacing them with depleted minerals, especially potassium and iodine. Iodine boosts thyroid activity, so food fuels are used before they can turn into fatty deposits. Vitamin K in seaweeds boosts adrenal activity, meaning that a seaweed bath can help maintain hormone balance for a more youthful body.Taking a seaweed bath even once a week stimulates lymphatic drainage and fat burning so you can keep off excess weight, reduce cellulite and rid your body of toxins.

Dried seaweeds are available in most health food stores or try my Hot Seaweed Bath.  Here is how to take a this type of bath.

Whichever form you choose, run very hot water over the seaweed in a tub, filling it to the point that you will be covered when you recline. The water will turn rich brown as the plants release their minerals. Add an aromatherapy bath oil if desired, to help hold the heat in and boost your cleansing program. Let the bath cool enough to get in. As you soak, the gel from the seaweed will transfer onto your skin. This coating increases perspiration to release system toxins, and replaces them with minerals by osmosis. Rub your skin with the seaweed during the bath to stimulate circulation, smooth the body, and remove wastes coming out on the skin surface. When the seaweeds have done their work, the gel coating dissolves and floats off the skin, and the seaweeds shrivel - a sign that the bath is over. Each bath varies with the individual, the seaweeds used, and water temperature, but the gel coating release is a natural timekeeper for the bath. Forty-five minutes is usually long enough to balance body pH, encourage liver activity and fat metabolism. Skin tone, color, and circulatory improvement are almost immediately noticeable. After your bath, try a capsule of cayenne and ginger to assimilate the seaweed minerals.

To Life-long health, Linda Page

Seaweed Iodine

I understand many of you have serious concerns about radiation fallout. Our office has been inundated with questions on how to protect against radiation damage in the body since the tsunami of 2011 and the ensuing nuclear disaster at Japan's Fukushima Daiich plant.  I’m glad to report we do have some good news in light of all this destruction. Seaweeds purify all the world’s oceans- they can do the same for your body. Seaweeds like kelp, dulse and Irish Moss can protect us from a wide range of toxic elements in the environment, including radiation by-products, converting them into harmless salts that our bodies can eliminate. Iodine  can reduce by almost 80% radioactive iodine-131 that is absorbed by the thyroid. Seaweeds are so effective that even the former U.S. Atomic Energy Commission recommended that people consume two to three ounces of seaweeds a week (or 2 tbsp. of algin supplements a day) for protection against radiation poisoning.

Although seaweeds contain the compounds that directly counteract carcinogens, most researchers believe that they also have value in boosting the body’s immune system so it can combat the carcinogens itself. 

IMPORTANT: Seaweed based products do not contain as high of levels of iodine as phamaceutical grade potassium iodide (K1), but they do help shore up deficiendies and are a good choice to keep your thyroid gland nourished with organic iodine. Preventively, they are a great choice, but in the event of a serious nuclear emergency, you will need to work with a qualified medical professional to establish a proper protocol. We are all exposed to natural radiation in many forms daily. For a helpful table on radiation risks, please visit this link.

To Life-long health,

Linda Page

The Best Anti-Aging Foods

In this post, I'm going to talk about something that people ask me about almost every day: aging, and what we can do about it. While it's obviously true that nothing can literally "turn back the clock", it's been confirmed by hundreds of studies that we can improve both the length and quality of our lives through wise use of nutrition. A nutrition rich diet is the center piece of a long, vibrant life. Your diet must become even more nourishing and even higher in antioxidants as the years pass. A good diet improves health, enhances energy, keeps memory and thinking sharp, staves off disease, and contributes to a youthful appearance.

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables provide critical vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes. Enzyme-rich fruits and vegetables are the essential link to high stamina levels. Organically grown foods insure higher nutrient content and avoid toxic sprays.

  • Seaweeds are the ocean's superfoods, rich in vitamins, minerals (especially iodine), trace minerals, chlorophyll, enzymes and fiber. By regulating thyroid function, they promote higher energy levels and increased metabolism for faster weight loss after 40. Include them in soups, healthy sandwiches or salads. If you don't like the taste of seaweeds, try them in capsules like Ocean Minerals caps.

  • Whole grains, nuts, seeds and beans offer plant source protein, fiber, vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Sprouted seeds, grains, and legumes are some of the healthiest foods you can eat. They are living nutrients that go directly to your cells.

  • Cultured foods contain friendly digestive flora. Yogurt tops the list, but kefir, raw sauerkraut, miso, tamari, tofu, tempeh, even a glass of wine at the evening meal also promote better nutrient assimilation.

  • Plenty of pure water every day keeps your body hydrated. Water keeps the body mositurized and hydrated from the inside out. Water helps keep the skin supple and prevents premature wrinkling.

  • Healthy, unsaturated fats and oils keep your body at its best. Olive oil, evening primrose and flax seed are good options. Also, include seafoods, greens, avocado and cantaloupe in your regular diet.

  • Green superfoods like alfalfa, chlorella, spirulina, barley and wheat grass are potent antioxidants and alkalizers. Try Energy Green Renewal drink mix for long term health.

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  • Energy Green Renewal drink mix: A concentrated whole green drink with herbs. Full of highly absorbable, potent chlorophyllins, complex carbohydrates, complete minerals and trace minerals.

  • Ocean Minerals caps: Iodine, potassium and silica from the sea for thyroid balancing, and beautiful skin, hair and nails.

  • Evening Primrose Pearls: Pure, unrefined Evening Primrose Oil with high, unadulterated GLA content.

  • Mental Clarity caps: Wake up your brain... enhance your mental acuity.

Natural anti-aging techniques are not a magic potion. They are an integrated, hard-core approach to sustaining vibrant health.

To Life-long health,

Linda Page