Day 23: Sea Vegetables & Sea Energy Agriculture
PART 1: Sea Vegetables: Power-Packed Ocean Foods; Kelp, Dulse, Arame, Wakame, Kombu
PART 2: Sea Energy Agriculture: Renewing the Soil with Sea Water; Trace Elements in Nature’s Balance by Maynard Murray; Ocean Appreciation
==> Welcome to Day 23, Part 1!
People all over the world have been eating sea vegetables (also known as seaweed) for thousands of years.
Four varieties of sea vegetables have been found preserved in Japanese burial grounds that were 10,000 years old. The Australian Aborigines use three different types of sea vegetables. The Native American Indians include alaria (wakame-like), nori (laver), and kelp in their traditional diets. The Atlantic coastal people of Scandinavia, France, and the British Isles also have been eating sea vegetables for centuries.
Gram for gram, sea vegetables are higher in minerals and vitamins than any other class of food. They are rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E. The minerals in sea vegetables are found in similar ratios to those in the blood. Sea vegetables produce substantial amounts of proteins, complex carbohydrates, carotenes, and chlorophyll. For example, dulse and nori have 21.5 and 28.4 grams of protein respectively per hundred grams of sea vegetable, and are very high in fiber. Laver nori, for example, has approximately twice as much protein as tofu per weight and more insoluble and soluble fiber than oat bran.
They have approximately 2-4.5% fat, and 40 to 45 grams of carbohydrate per hundred grams of sea vegetable. Alaria (essentially identical to the Japanese wakame) and kelp are extremely high in calcium. All of the sea vegetables seem to be high in potassium, with kelp being the highest, followed by dulse and alaria. Alaria and kelp are high in magnesium, each having three times the RDA per 100 grams. Kelp and alaria have very high amounts of iodine. One hundred grams of kelp has approximately ten times the estimated RDA of iodine. One hundred grams of alaria and nori have approximately 8487 and 4266 IU of vitamin A per hundred grams. One hundred grams of most of the sea vegetables has about one-third the RDA of the B vitamins, one-tenth the RDA of vitamin C, and about one-third the RDA of vitamin E.
Sea vegetables also contain chelating agents that are effective for protection against the absorption of radioactive particles. For more on this excellent quality of sea vegetables, you will enjoy Day 85: Radiation and Microwave Ovens for how to protect yourself from all kinds of damaging radiation with these tasty, nutrient dense foods!
Kelp Granules: Your Sea Vegetable for Juice Feasting
From There is a Cure for Diabetes by Gabriel Cousens, MD and David Rainoshek, MA:
“Kelp absorbs from seawater almost all the nutrients, minerals and trace elements that are essential to life. Kelp contains over 60 minerals and elements, 21 amino acids, simple and complex carbohydrates and several essential plant growth hormones. Being rich in amino acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements is one of the key reasons why kelp is known as a great promoter of glandular health, especially for the pituitary, adrenal and thyroid glands. Kelp was first used medicinally to treat enlarged thyroid glands. Physicians didn’t know why kelp was effective, until it was discovered that it was exceptionally rich in iodine and that enlarged thyroids were due to an iodine deficiency. Because iodine worked by stimulating the thyroid gland that controls the metabolism, it was noted that those who took iodine lost weight more easily. From these observations, kelp was then used to assist in weight loss.
It has been suggested that kelp’s positive effects in assisting metabolism may help in lowering cholesterol.
This versatile seaweed is also widely used to maintain healthy skin and hair. Kelp’s most dramatic application is its ability to neutralize heavy metal pollution and radiation in the body.”
On the Juice Feast, use 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of Granulated Kelp each day in your juices, and look into adding sea vegetables to your tasty dietary Life Practices post-Juice Feast!
==> Welcome to Day 23, Part 2!
Farming has to be the beginning of preventive medicine.
That is the Maynard Murray, M.D. conclusion, and the start of Sea Energy Agriculture.
Today we look at Sea Energy Agriculture, as Maynard Murray called it; or Seaponics, a term coined by Don Jansen, his predecessor, who has practiced Sea Energy Agriculture and Hydroponics together – Seaponics.
This information opens us up to several realizations: Plants pull from the soil different minerals and mineral amounts. Our soil has been lacking in trace minerals for almost 100 years, and our plants are not as mineral dense as they used to be. We require 92 minerals for proper function of our bodies and minds. Because of our depleted soils, we get a fraction of that, and our health is suffering for it.
Our plants are not getting the minerals they need, and are placed at greater risk for pests and disease, hence the dramatic increase in the use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, algaecides, fungicides, and what David Wolfe calls suicide. There is an easy way to remineralize our soils to return our plants back to health, diminish or eliminate the use of harmful agricultural chemicals, and improve the health of all who eat produce which should be nutrient dense if the soil is. Anything that grows in the ocean is pulling most or all of the minerals present in ocean water, so Sea Vegetables resupply our body with numerous needed trace elements.
Also, we can grow wheatgrass hydroponically at home in a diluted solution of ocean water, and drink 92 mineral wheatgrass juice – given the fact that grasses pull all minerals present in the medium in which they grow! Don Jansen’s father, after drinking up to 8 oz of ocean grown wheatgrass juice for a couple of years, experienced his hair growing back dark. This is information that almost no one is aware of, but as we look to health as the new affluence, and begin to recognize that health begins in the soil, sea energy agriculture and the valuable data on it gathered by Maynard Murray and Don Jansen will be of utmost importance to our society in the years ahead.
You can benefit from this knowledge right now! Enjoy your reading, and your days and years ahead of nutrient dense foods!
Juicy Tips: If at this point in the Juice Feast you are craving more bee pollen, or more blue/green algae, or more Green Superfood Powder Concentrates than we suggest during a Juice Feast, your body may be asking for even more minerals to replenish itself as quickly as possible (now that it recognizes that you are supplying mineral-dense foods).
If this is the case for you, consider adding Himalayan Crystal Salt or Celtic Sea Salt to your juices - just a dash in each juice.
You will find that your juices have a depth to them that you have not experienced before - and that craving for high amounts of superfoods will calm, keeping you from overeating them and slowing or stopping the cleansing process.
Give salt in your juices a try!
Iodine Prevents Breast Cancer by Mike Adams
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 information about how iodine helps prevent breast cancer. You’ll learn how it works, which different sources of iodine are available today, and which books to read to learn more.
How Eating Kelp Can Prevent and Heal Goiter by Mike Adams
Goiter is the medical name for the swelling of the thyroid gland and surrounding tissue. The root cause of goiter eludes conventional medicine, but most naturopathic nutritionists agree that in many cases, it’s prompted by a severe imbalance in thyroid function caused by an iodine deficiency.
While individual cases may vary from this pattern (be sure to check with a naturopathic physician before self-treating any thyroid condition), most cases of goiter can be greatly improved or entirely eliminated through nutritional therapies involving iodine. One of the best sources for this important trace mineral is kelp.
Using Seawater in Agriculture and Its Significance for Human Survival by Joanne Waldron
Health-conscious individuals have known about their many benefits, which include the ability to fight cancer and heart disease, for a long time now. The good news is that according to a new study by a group of Italian scientists published in the ACS Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, irrigating cherry tomatoes with diluted seawater was shown to actually increase their level of antioxidants.
In this study, the Italian scientists watered one group of cherry tomatoes using freshwater. Another group of cherry tomatoes was watered with a solution of diluted (12%) seawater. The scientists found that the cherry tomatoes grown using the diluted seawater had much higher levels of antioxidants (like vitamin C, vitamin E, dihydrolipoic acid, and chlorogenic acid) than the cherry tomatoes grown using freshwater.
Media, Films, & Documentaries
[Interview] Ocean Grown Wheatgrass: Patrick Timpone Interviews Don Jansen
Don Jansen, is a pioneer in ocean grown food. He’s been utilizing pure ocean water for many years fertilizing, if you will, plants with diluted pure ocean water. Why? The ocean has all the possible minerals in creation and gases right there.
The fascinating thing is that these minerals are in the exact proportion the the human body and blood. Don has been experimenting with growing wheatgrass for years using ocean water. Listen to why wheatgrass grown with ocean water is so powerful.
[Audio Workshop] Ocean Water Gardening with Don Jansen LIVE
This is a workshop hosted by Patrick Timpone in 2005 with Ocean Grown authority Don Jansen, a protege of Maynard Murray, author of Sea Energy Agriculture.