Day 20: Green Superfoods
Chlorella, Spirulina, E3Live AFA, Marine Phytoplankton, Blue/Green Algae
“Gram for Gram, Spirulina could be the most nutritious and well-rounded food on the planet, which stores almost indefinitely.” - Gabriel Cousens, M.D.
Welcome to Day 20!
The information today is on Green Superfoods – particularly the blue/green algaes called Chlorella, Spirulina, E3Live (from Klamath Lake in Oregon), and also Marine Phytoplankton. These superfoods are loaded with protein, essential fats, chlorophyll, trace minerals, and serve as chelating agents to detoxify your body of heavy metals, industrial and agrochemicals, and other toxins now present in our environment.
A hallmark of blue/green algaes is their ability to nourish the brain, as you will read in the books and articles below.
The other thing I like about blue/green algaes is that they store incredibly well, making them an excellent food that you can save up for inclement weather and other events that make getting adequate food more difficult. The shelf-life of Spirulina and Chlorella is about 5 years. And full of hard-to-get nutrients.
A Note on Personal Experience with Chlorella, Spirulina, and E3Live
Over the years, I (David Rainoshek) have noticed that I go through dietary phases with each of these superfoods, and in this order:
4. back to Chlorella, then Spirulina, then E3Live again
I asked myself for years why this was. I think I now have the answer for you, based on enough experience with these amazing superfoods.
Each one of these foods has a certain wet or dry quality. Chlorella is the driest of the three, and what I mean by that is that for a damp condition, such as holding mucus in your body (which could be due to toxicity), Chlorella will chelate toxins and dry out that mucusy condition.
Spirulina is a great blue/green algae, but encourages the body to hold onto moisture much better. You may even notice its slightly more damp quality when you put it on some food, or even when you have it in a smoothie. Finally, E3Live comes fresh/frozen in its original form from Klamath Lake in Oregon. You thaw it and add it to juices, smoothies, or just drink a shot of it. It is the dampest of the three.
My personal experience with these three is that my system moves through various seasons, each requiring various levels of damp or dry foods coming in to balance my physiology. Therefore, I crave each one of these algaes through either: physiological seasons of my own body, and/or the seasons of the natural environment.
On your Juice Feast, by-and-large experience has shown that of these three, Chlorella works best for helping your body detoxify and dry out excess mucus, and E3Live works well for nourishing the brain, due to the high presence of a nutritional element called AFA, which we will cover later.
If you can only choose one for this Juice Feast, start with Chlorella, and then allow your mind and body to “learn” about these other Green Superfoods as you continue on your evolutionary nutrition and health path. Allright, let’s look some more at each of these blue/green superfoods.
This is one of my favorite superfoods, and I always have it in the superfoody part of our kitchen ready for smoothies and juices. The taste is lighter than Spirulina and E3Live, so it adds well to things if you are just getting into blue/green algaes as a Nutritional Life Practice.
In Prescription for Dietary Wellness, Phyllis A. Balch explains, “Chlorella…contains the highest chlorophyll level per ounce of any plant, as well as protein (nearly 58 percent), carbohydrates, all of the B vitamins, vitamins C and E, amino acids (including all nine essential ones), enzymes and rare trace minerals.”
In fact, Chlorella contains 10 times as much chlorophyll as Spirulina (and Spirulina is chock full of chlorophyll itself).
Another hallmark of Chlorella is its chelating abilities: it takes out heavy metals from your body, most notably: mercury. We are exposed to mercury most often from amalgam fillings, and from eating seafood. Chlorella excels at removing toxic mercury from your body.
Two great articles on this superfood are “Chlorella detoxifies the body by removing mercury and other heavy metals” by Mike Adams, and “Chlorella as a powerful defense against cancer” from NaturalNews writer Dani Veracity. Check them out, along with more great articles on blue/green algaes down below!
The most well-known forms of blue-green algae is Spirulina.
It is an easily assimilable form of protein (65% by weight) and chlorophyll. Spirulina is great for people of all ages, but is particularly good as we age in warding off cancer, building the immune system, and in providing us with a low-calorie protein source that we can readily assimilate.
Spirulina is one of the greatest foods we have available to us – one of the superfoods -that has the potential to be a vehicle for potent individual and collective good. I will be highlighting this superfood in the book I am writing at present, as it is a very intelligent application of natural and human technology.
For many years I have bought Spirulina from Earthrise, a company run by Robert Henrikson, author of the incredible (free) book, Earth Food: Spirulina.
This good man has not only run a profitable business making Spirulina with integrity, but has helped orchestrate the cultivation of Spirulina in the 3rd world to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. Here in the developed world, we are overfed and undernourished. Spirulina is a nutrient dense food that can reverse this reality for us, as well. It is an absolute good.
From today’s file:
Do you eat Spirulina? Millions of health conscious people around the world already are. Called a food of the future only 20 years ago, spirulina blue-green algae is shaping food patterns as we approach the next century.
Since 1989, Earth Food Spirulina has been called the definitive popular reference book about spirulina.This 6th edition has been updated by the author, Robert Henrikson. He has pioneered algae as a world resource for 20 years, and was the President of the leading algae company and a director of the world’s largest spirulina farm.
This easy-to-read book has over 160 charts, tables and photos. It takes the reader on a step-by-step adventure:
+ how this 3.6 billion year old life form was rediscovered
+ its unusual phytonutrients, antioxidants and functional nutrients
+ how this superfood can benefit your health and energy
+ new medical discoveries reveal spirulina’s health benefits
+ how it grows more nutrition per acre than any other food
+ how spirulina is grown in the developing world countries
+ how it uses land and water more efficiently than other crops
+ what super spirulina extracts to expect in the near future
+ schemes and dreams to restore our planet with micro algae
This excellent whole raw, frozen, liquid blue-green algae is rich in nutrients, protein, amino acids, minerals, and chlorophyll. Blue-green algae has been called “nature’s most basic food.” It can help to purify the blood, promote intestinal regularity and naturally help heal the body.
People who eat E3Live report increased and sustained energy levels, alertness, and a strengthened immune system. Supplementing your diet with a teaspoon or more of E3Live each day can ensure optimum nutrition.
Veteran algae eaters notice the difference right away, and those trying algae for the first time are experiencing the amazing benefits of this nutrient-dense raw food. All are impressed by the vitality and purity of E3Live. E3Live retains the vitality, purity and energy of the fresh, live algae. A special proprietary method preserves life-force and nutritional properties without freeze drying, heat, alcohol, or juice concentrate glycerin.
E3Live is harvested in the center of Upper Klamath Lake, far from towns and other possible pollutants. Algae is harvested below the surface of the lake, where it is less likely to have been damaged by the sun. E3Live is only harvested when conditions are optimal and the algae are hearty and flourishing. It is certified organic.
Raw-food physician and noted author Gabriel Cousens, M.D. said about E3Live, “There is no other blue-green algae that is as alive and active as E3Live. Of all the algae preparations coming out of Klamath Lake, E3Live has the strongest positive effects.”
Vitamineral Green and Pure Synergy
These are what we call Green Superfood Powder Complexes. Containing some of the most nutritional and medicinal plants available, complexes such as Vitamineral Green and Pure Synergy can be excellent healing and fortifying upgrades to your Juices during and after your Juice Feast. Both of these are incredible, and both Dr. Cousens and I have integrated these for clients for decades. Usage: Up to 2 Tablespoons of a Green Superfood Powder Complex total per day while Juice Feasting :)
Vitamineral Green is an extremely potent, hard-core, green superfood complex, combining 25 of the most nutrient-dense superfoods on the planet in an easy-to-use powder. Features alkalizing grasses and grass juices, fresh water algae, and sea vegetables loaded with iodine and trace minerals. Vitamineral Green™ offers a unique blend of plant foods not commonly found in our modern diet. By including bio-diverse superfoods like nettles, horsetail, and moringa leaf, as well as non-green powerhouse superfoods like amla berry, ginger root, shilajit and yacon, we’ve created a broad-spectrum, bio-nutritive superfood complex that is truly one of a kind. A long-time fan favorite, Vitamineral Green™ contains only the most micronutrient-rich, cleansing superfoods grown and processed to maximize their benefits.
Pure Synergy has earned a reputation as one of the most comprehensive, effective and respected nutritional formulas in the world. Containing more than 60 unique ingredients that include varieties of powerful algae, grass juices, green vegetables, enzymes, Chinese and Western herbs, Asian mushrooms and phytonutrient-rich fruits and berries, it is far superior to any individual green superfood. The deeply nourishing and cleansing foods in Pure Synergy provide a broad spectrum of valuable micronutrients and antioxidant phytonutrients for vibrant health, sustained energy and mental clarity.
Juice Feasting and Blue/Green Algae
We use approximately 2-10 grams of Chlorella, Spirulina, or E3Live per day on a Juice Feast (that’s 1 Teaspoon up to 2 Tablespoons, powdered or liquid form), and up to 10 grams (2 Tablespoons) per day when we are not cleansing.
Mainly, make sure that what you purchase is in a dark glass or light-proof container for optimum freshness and shelf-life (about 5 years in the fridge). You can eat blue/green algae as a Nutritional Life Practice from now on!
We look forward to seeing you on the in The Green Room!
Chlorella as a powerful defense against cancer by Dani Veracity
Amazing things truly do come in small packages. One of your most powerful weapons against cancer is chlorella — a unicellular, green algae. This tiny algae packs a powerful punch. In Prescription for Dietary Wellness, Phyllis A. Balch explains, “Chlorella…contains the highest chlorophyll level…
Chlorella can Replace a Closet Full of Expensive Supplements by Barbara L. Minton
Chlorella Reduces Body Fat, Total Cholesterol, and Blood Glucose Levels by Barbara L. Minton
If you are interested in reducing body fat, getting your cholesterol level under control and staying clear of diabetes, chlorella may be just the perfect superfood. Researchers have recently investigated the effects of Chlorella on people with high-risk factors for lifestyle diseases and found that chlorella affects a positive outcome by controlling gene expression. Other new findings have also added to chlorella’s impressive credentials.
Nature can provide you with valuable weapons against cancer, but like all things, it’s up to you to use them. Although the Japanese have known about and used spirulina for medicinal purposes for years, this form of microalgae is still not “mainstream” in American diets. Spirulina natively grows in alkaline…