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!

See you in The Green Room!


Sea Vegetables and Glyconutrients

David Wolfe discusses the importance of natures original superfood: Sea Veggies, and Glyconutrients.

Theme Music: “Calypso” by John Denver


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!

Blue Planet II : The Prequel

This world-exclusive introduction to the show is narrated by series presenter Sir David Attenborough and set to an exclusive track developed by Hans Zimmer and Radiohead. The prequel features an array of some of the most awe-inspiring shots and highlights from the new series.

Theme Music: Katsushika Hokusai

Ocean Kelp Plants.

Ocean Kelp Plants.


Today’s Downloads

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ocean medicine: the miracle of brown seaweed extract

This miraculous Russian herbal extract has remained a coveted secret of anti-cancer docs around the world…

Now this NaturalNews exclusive interview reveals the true story behind Brown Seaweed Extract and how it can help halt diabetes, stop cancer tumors and revitalize the human body with nutritional compounds that only grow in the deep blue ocean…

There’s a little-known medicine that actually grows in the ocean and is harvested by professional divers. It contains extremely potent phytochemicals that have been clinically shown in various research projects around the world to achieve phenomenal health effects: blocking the growth of cancer tumors, regulating blood sugar, nourishing the body’s need for ocean minerals, balancing nervous system function and accelerating healing, among other benefits.

It’s called brown seaweed extract, and in this exclusive NewsTarget report, Mike Adams interviews Sergei Zimin, the founder of Modifilan, who reveals never-before-published details about the harvesting, processing and packaging of this truly amazing medicine provided by Mother Nature.

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sea Vegetables: power-packed ocean foods

by David Rainoshek, M.A.

Introductory article on Sea Vegetables, an important constituent of a Nutrient Dense life. If you are Juice Feasting, you can eat 1/4 tsp of kelp granules each day of your Juice Feast. We purchase most of our sea vegetables from a company called Maine Coast Sea Vegetables. Try them all, add to salads and soups after the Feast.

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sea energy agriculture by maynard murray (excerpts from the book)

Sea Energy Agriculture recounts Murray’s experiments and presents his astounding conclusions. The work of this eco-pioneer was largely ignored during his lifetime, and his book became a lost classic – out-of-print for more than 25 years. Now this rare volume is once again available, with a new foreward and afterword by the founder of Acres U.S.A., Charles Walters.

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sea energy agriculture- renewing the soil with sea solids

Article from Acres USA by David Yarrow. An excellent introduction to Maynard Murray, the pioneering genius behind Sea Energy Agriculture.

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trace elements in nature’s balance

By Maynard Murray M.D.

In an effort to make this important work available for a new generation of eco-farmers, Acres U.S.A. has completed arrangements to publish a new edition of Murray’s groundbreaking work. The following excerpt from Sea Energy Agriculture explains the core of Murray’s startling theory: that sea solids — mineral salts remaining after water is evaporated from seawater — are the perfect trace element supplement. Salts on cropland? Read on. . . .

Online Articles

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Seaponic Farm and Beyond: Continuing the Legacy of Maynard Murray

by David Yarrow

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Health from the Ocean Deep: A New Approach to Holistic Healing with Sea Minerals and Herbs

by Gerry Amena

There is an industry in Australia that is virtually unknown in the United States. It relies on nutrients from the ocean. Although some aspects of ocean mineral fertilization were made a matter of record in Fertility from the Ocean Deep, we believe this interview enlarges the subject enough to warrant interview status.

 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.

Great Books

By Paul Pitchford

Used as a reference by students of acupuncture, this is a hefty, truly comprehensive guide to the theory and healing power of Chinese medicine. It’s also a primer on nutrition—including facts about green foods, such as spirulina and blue-green algae, and the “regeneration diets” used by cancer patients and arthritics—along with an inspiring cookbook with more than 300 mostly vegetarian, nutrient-packed recipes.

The information on Chinese medicine is useful for helping to diagnose health imbalances, especially nascent illnesses. It’s smartly paired with the whole-foods program because the Chinese have attributed various health-balancing properties to foods, so you can tailor your diet to help alleviate symptoms of illness. For example, Chinese medicine dictates that someone with low energy and a pale complexion (a yin deficiency) would benefit from avoiding bitter foods and increasing “sweet” foods such as soy, black sesame seeds, parsnips, rice, and oats. (Note that the Chinese definition of sweet foods is much different from the American one!)

Pitchford says in his dedication that he hopes the reader finds “healing, awareness, and peace” from following his program. The diet is certainly acetic by American standards (no alcohol, caffeine, white flour, fried foods, or sugar, and a minimum of eggs and dairy) but the reasons he gives for avoiding these “negative energy” foods are compelling. From the adrenal damage imparted by coffee to immune dysfunction brought on by excess refined sugar, Pitchford spurs you to rethink every dietary choice and its ultimate influence on your health. Without being alarmist, he adds dietary tips for protecting yourself against the dangers of modern life, including neutralizing damage from water fluoridation (thyroid and immune-system problems may result; fluoride is a carcinogen). There’s further reading on food combining, female health, heart disease, pregnancy, fasting, and weight loss. Overall, this is a wonderful book for anyone who’s serious about strengthening his or her body from the inside out.

By Valerie Cooksley

What if there was a magic potion to help cure disease and lengthen life? And make you feel and look better in the process? Believe it or not, there is—and the place to find it is in the sea. Seaweed is eaten for its powerful nutritional benefits, used as a poultice for its healing properties, and soaked in for its ability to relax and moisturize even the most overworked bodies. This Fountain of Youth—whether fresh, dried, or in capsule form—is available more widely than ever before, and now readers everywhere can learn about its extraordinary qualities.

In this unique and comprehensive guide, Valerie Cooksley, R.N., explains in clear prose how to use seaweed, and why it works—in its medicinal, nutritional, and cosmetic applications. In addition, she offers fascinating information about humankind’s relationship with the sea and its mysterious underwater plants. Seaweed features recipes for delicious meals (including many for the seaweed-wary); do-it-yourself spa treatments and topical treatments for specific ills; advice on finding, storing, and using seaweed; and much more. It’s a book for anyone interested in living a healthier life.

By Phyllis A. Balch, CNC

Like its companion books–the number-one bestselling Prescription for Nutritional Healing and the newer Prescription for Herbal Healing – Prescription for Dietary Wellness offers authoritative information that is research-based and clearly written, making it easy for the reader to quickly find the subjects in which he or she is interested and to incorporate the dietary recommendations into his or her daily life. Updates in this second edition include:

+ phytochemicals and antioxidants

+ foods that boost immunity

+ how to choose the most nutritious foods

+ “standout” healing foods

+ how to design a diet for your individual optimal health, taking into account special dietary needs such as those of women, children, vegetarians, and others

+ food combining

+ diet-based healing techniques such as juicing, fasting, and detoxifying

+ how to avoid potential dietary dangers, including threats to water safety, foodborne diseases, food additives, food irradiation, antibiotics, genetically engineered foods, and undesirable substances such as caffeine, cholesterol, and sugar.

While not a cookbook, Prescription for Dietary Wellness also includes a number of easy, wholesome recipes and advice on cooking methods. It is a complete, practical guide to eating for good health.

By David Brownstein

Well written and interesting, this book explains how iodine plays a crucial role in many aspects of health and why iodized salt does not supply our needs. Due to deterioration of soils/foods as well as poorer modern diets and environments (particularly the deliberate pollution of drinking water with fluorine, fluoride and chlorine, which are all toxic), severe iodine deficiency is epidemic in many English-speaking countries.

It’s not just good for thyroid problems: some acclaim iodine for helping to heal breast cancer and cysts; for skin problems like acne, eczema, moles and skin tags; for fatigue symptoms; for fungus infections; for detoxification; and much more. It seems to have an amazingly wide application, since it can kill all single celled organisms and is the most effective known antiseptic. The author of this book, Dr Brownstein, confirms “Iodine has many positive therapeutic actions. It is a potent anti-infective agent. No virus, bacteria or parasite has been shown to be resistant to iodine therapy.” He also repeatedly hails its proven anti-cancer effects.

By Maynard Murray

Maynard Murray was a medical doctor who researched the crucial importance of minerals – especially trace elements – to plants and animals. Beginning in 1938 and continuing through the 1950s, Dr. Murray used sea solids – mineral salts remaining after water is evaporated from ocean water – as fertilizer on a variety of vegetables, fruits and grains. His extensive experiments demonstrated repeatedly and conclusively that plants fertilized with sea solids and animals fed sea-solid-fertilized feeds grow stronger and more resistant to disease.

Sea Energy Agriculture recounts Murray’s experiments and presents his astounding conclusions. The work of this eco-pioneer was largely ignored during his lifetime, and his book became a lost classic – out-of-print for more than 25 years. Now this rare volume is once again available, with a new foreward and afterword by the founder of Acres U.S.A., Charles Walters.

By Charles Walters

With the recent republication of Dr. Maynard Murray’s Sea Energy Agriculture, readers rediscovered the forgotten legacy of an eco-ag pioneer. Murray’s idea — that ocean water contains a concentrated, perfect balance of trace minerals in bioavailable form — seems almost as revolutionary today as when he introduced it three decades ago.

In this fascinating book, Charles Walters examines Murray’s career and the amazing successes that growers have experienced with his methods, as well as further developments in this technology by creative experimenters. Using hard data obtained in the field, Walters demonstrates that sea-solids fertilizers produce stress-resistant plants and food with naturally extended shelf life and vastly increased nutrient levels.

Both an amazing narrative and a practical guide for improving soil and crop health, Fertility from the Ocean Deep is a must-read for everyone interested in the cutting edge of sustainable agriculture.

By Peter Tomkins and Christopher Bird

Tompkins & Bird is a compendium on the science and metaphysics of soil, agriculture, and the environment. Going beyond the rudiments of biology, the authors demonstrate that the inherent life force woven through all plants, stones, soil, water, and air is central to our survival, and our relationship to the soil is of vital importance to our future. You will not find this kind of valuable information in a textbook. It will change your life 422 pagesQuote: A single microbe reaching maturity and dividing within less than half an hour, can, in the course of a single day, grow into 300 million more, and in another day to more than the number of human beings than have ever lived.

By Rachel Carson

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us was a phenomenal success. Rachel Carson’s rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on The New York Times bestseller list, where it remained on top for thirty-one consecutive weeks. It stayed on the list for more than a year and a half and ultimately sold well over a million copies, has been translated into 28 languages, inspired an Academy Award-winning documentary, and won both the 1952 National Book Award and the John Burroughs Medal.

This commemorative edition has over 130 beautiful, full color illustrations from all over the world–everything from breaching whales, Christmas Tree worms and phosphorescent shrimp, to fur seals, flashlight fish, and giant squid. The volume features a foreword by Carl Safina, a founder of the Blue Ocean Institute; an introduction by explorer Robert D. Ballard, renowned for his role in finding the Titanic as well as for his discovery of life around deep-sea hydrothermal vents; and an afterword by Brian J. Skinner, an eminent geologist and former president of the Geological Society of America.

The book itself remains as fresh today as when it first appeared. Carson’s writing teems with stunning, memorable images–the newly formed Earth cooling beneath an endlessly overcast sky; the centuries of nonstop rain that created the oceans; incredibly powerful tides moving 100 billion tons of water daily in the Bay of Fundy. Quite simply, she captures the mystery and allure of the ocean with a compelling blend of imagination and expertise.

For anyone who loves to wander the shore, sail the ocean, or ponder what lies beneath the waves, this illustrated special edition of The Sea Around Us will make a perfect gift.

Media, Films, & Documentaries

[DVD Documentary Series]

Before creating the monumental Planet Earth series, producer Alastair Fothergill and his team from the BBC put together one of the most breathtaking explorations of the world’s oceans ever assembled, The Blue Planet: Seas of Life. The winner of two Emmy(R) Awards, The Blue Planet: Seas of Life is the definitive exploration of the marine world, chronicling the mysteries the deep in ways never before imagined. It is now being re-released in an all-new special edition, with an added 5th disc of bonus programming not included in the original DVD release. See it again, like never before!

with Philippe Cousteau [DVD Documentary Series]

Hidden within the depths of our oceans are secrets about our past, our planet and life itself. At last, an international team of underwater explorers is ready to dive in and discover them. This spectacular, surprising series combines archeology, geology, marine biology and anthropology with all the energy and excitement of a good thriller. Astonishing footage captures the full beauty of the alien world and video diaries vividly reflect the teams stresses, successes, disappointments and dangers.

From discovering the truth behind rumors that the Mediterranean has become a breeding ground for the Great White, to exploring ancient wrecks that tell tales of piracy past and present, the team ventures fearlessly into some of the planet’s most challenging environments providing a vital and timely understanding of our oceans.

[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.

[Interview] Ocean Grown Veggies and Wheatgrass with Don Jansen and Patrick Timpone, January 6, 2011


I Am Active

Yoga Camp - Day 23. Yoga studies today on your mat. Explore, use the breath, practice with the affirmation and see what happens today. Make this time on your yoga mat today. Take this time for yourself. It is important. Let's hop to it. I Am SECURE.