Along the rocky shores, seaweed known as drift weed was mixed with sand from the beach and used to grow vegetables and potatoes. It is still used as fertilizer and added to synthetic ones. Commercial fertilizers provide only three elements to crops being nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus.
Farmers can grow something watt looks like food, but they're putting in only three elements or minerals back into the soil. It's a strip-mining operation with no easy solutions, and putting back three elements is not going to do it long term. The food produced on depleted soil is low grade and missing in macro- and micro nutrients. There is currently no mechanism or proper control in place to check and analyse the vegetables and fruit sold in the market. Without these proper and regular controls you do not know nor able to protect customers from buying and using inferior fruit and vegetables. Even more so the statement which say's that there is no need for the use of supplements. Opinion based but has no content of value, trying to make a wish come true. To make such a statement you should have to known all ins and outs, the levels of macro and micro nutrients as present, really measure and monitor properly. There is also something as man-made substances used and added like fertilizers, pesticides, hormones', insecticide and just name it. Another is adding Chlorine to drinking water, how stupid can humans and the State be?
Clean water is essential to health but not always available in good quality within rural Ireland. Imbalances in water associated or cause of many illnesses and the water element is indicated by: adrenal exhaustion, general fatigue, hearing loss, premature aging, bone problems, urinary problems, infertility, memory difficulties, back pain and knee weakness.... Naturally perfect water right from the well of tap is a fantasy.
Water is God's gift to mankind and a natural a universal solvent cleansing every part of our body including the cells. At the highest level, water is a transporter of energy, thoughts and frequencies a universal nurturer, healer but also a solvent. It ability to absorb substances out of the environment, food, radiation and waves, absorbs light and vibrations. Water is not only important; it is everywhere, wherever you look on this planet. It is in the atmosphere as humidity, clouds or rain, it is in the Earth's crust within the rock and soil fabric, and it is in very living being, animal or plant. The old Irish were well aware of its important properties and safe to drink as such. It was common to add a small piece of dried kelp to the water for safety especially when there had been flooding or animal's around. Kept it in an airtight box after drying. When you add a small piece of kelp to water about one third of the iodine content inside will eventuality dissolve into the water and kill any bio organic pollutants like bacteria and other pathogens, heavy minerals and others.
The definition of pollutants being: direct or indirect introduction, as a result of human activity, of substances or heat into the air, water or land which may be harmful to human health or the quality of aquatic ecosystems or terrestrial ecosystems directly depending on aquatic ecosystems, or which result in damage to material property or which impair or interfere with amenities and other uses of the environment.
In these day's natural causes like flooding of well, present of human or animal deposits or mineral in the nearby soil. In addition to iodine release while immersion the piece of kelp in water the remaining kelp part rich in alginic acid. Alginic acid is known for its ability bind with all kind of muck including soluble heavy metals. When you remove that piece with the attached toxins afterward and before consumption you are left with absolute clean water. The same story goes for use during cooking of potatoes, vegetables, soup and others. Add it when you start and remove when finished.
Alginate is non-toxic and is not reabsorbed into the rest of the body from the gastrointestinal tract. Alginate is specific and consistent in its reaction, is resistant to stomach acidity and the enzymes present in the intestinal tract ... it has also been shown to have no adverse effect on the ability of humans to assimilate calcium and other natural minerals.
From the rural life in Ireland too modern city based life is a big step but we still would need to use to clean tap water. Why because the water is now worse than in our past because of the present of very stable human-made toxin many of which can be stored in our fat, between body liquids around cells.
In any known profit-driven economy, health considerations are hardly a priority. Making money is. With development of agriculture the amount of low cost carbohydrates has increased dramatically. The total population on earth using hunting as bases to feed the community or society would only to be able to feed between 1.5 and 2 billion people in average. Due to the shift into agriculture and ability to grow large amounts of carbohydrate rich food masses the total population has reached 5 billion or more and is still growing.
The word itself is clear meaning a carbon part being available in Carbon dioxide and water. Plants, algae and some bacteria produce it and is part of the so-called first food chain.
Animals, birds and we do eat these products and sometime each other and it is listed as being the second part of the total food chain. In both part of the food chain being algae, unicellular micro organisms and the human and animal world iodine takes a prominent role as far as body chemistry and formation of hydrocarbons is concerned. Life has not only be developed within and around water but also the use of Iodine a halogen for that/our metabolism. Iodine is an essential trace element for life, the heaviest element commonly needed by living organisms. Iodine's main role in animal biology is as a constituent of the thyroid hormones thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronin (T3). Thyroid hormones are phylogenetic ally very old molecules that are synthesized by most multicellular organisms, and that even have some effect on unicellular organisms.
In the cells of these tissues, iodide enters directly by sodium-iodide symporter (NIS). Its role in mammary tissue is related to foetal and neonatal development, but its role in the other tissues is partially unknown. Natural sources of dietary iodine include seafood, such as fish, kelp and shellfish, dairy products such as milk, cheese and eggs and plants grown on iodine-rich soil. Breast cancer. The breast strongly and actively concentrates iodine into breast-milk for the benefit of the developing infant, and may develop a goitre-like hyperplasia, sometimes manifesting as fibrocystic breast disease, when iodine levels are low.
Stomach cancer. Some researchers have found an epidemiologic correlation between iodine deficiency, iodine-deficient goitre and gastric cancer. A decrease of the incidence of death rate from stomach cancer after implementation of the effective iodine-prophylaxis has been reported also.
Autism. Although there is not a definitive answer for the cause of autism in children, research has shown that mothers with low levels of iodine are more likely to have an autistic child. The iodide mops up reactive oxygen species and protects.
Another and important consequence is that halogen molecules based on the halogen atoms are used and proven to be able to improve penetration through lipid membranes in body and tissues/fat. As a result of it there is a tendency for some halogenated compounds including formed neurone toxins to accumulate in adipose tissue.
Nature has chosen for Iodine because of its low toxicity, solubility in combination with the needed negative electron charge for chemical metabolism.
Then Ghent and co-workers, in a study published in the Canadian Journal of Surgery in 1993, likewise found that iodine relieves signs and symptoms of fibrocystic breast disease in 70 per cent of their patients. This report is a composite of three clinical studies, two case series done in Canada in 696 women treated with various types of iodine, and one in Seattle. The Seattle study, done at the Virginia Mason Clinic, is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 56 women designed to compare 3—5 mg of elemental iodine (I2) to a placebo (an aqueous mixture of brown vegetable dye with quinine). Investigators followed the women for six months and tracked subjective and objective changes in their fibrocystic disease. Iodine has an important and little understood history. This relatively scarce element has played a pivotal role in the formation of our planet's atmosphere and in the evolution of life. For more than two billion years there was no oxygen in the atmosphere until a new kind of bacteria, cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), began producing oxygen as a by-product of photosynthesis a product associated with life. Cyanobacteria also developed an affinity for iodine. The most likely reason is that these organisms used iodine as an antioxidant to protect themselves against the free radicals that oxygen breeds (superoxide anion, hydrogen peroxide, and hydroxyl radical).
Studying kelp, researchers have shown how iodine does this and have found that kelp will absorb increased amounts of iodine when placed under oxidative stress. Other researchers have shown that iodine increases the antioxidant status of human serum similar to that of vitamin C. Iodine also induces apoptosis, programmed cell death. This process is essential to growth and development (fingers form in the foetus by apoptosis of the tissue between them) and for destroying cells that represent a threat to the integrity of the organism, like cancer cells and cells infected with viruses. Human lung cancer cells with genes spliced into them that enhance iodine uptake and utilization undergo apoptosis and shrink when given iodine, both when grown in vitro outside the body and implanted in mice. Its anti-cancer function may well prove to be iodine's most important extra thyroidal benefit.
Iodine has other extra thyroidal functions that require more study. It removes toxic chemicals — fluoride, bromide, lead, aluminium, mercury — and biological toxins, suppresses auto-immunity, strengthens the T-cell adaptive immune system, and protects against abnormal growth of bacteria in the stomach. In addition to the thyroid and mammary glands, other tissues possess an iodine pump (the sodium/iodine symporter). Stomach mucosa, the salivary glands, and lactating mammary glands can concentrate iodine almost to the same degree as the thyroid gland (40-fold greater than its concentration in blood). Other tissues that have this pump include the ovaries; thymus gland, seat of the adaptive immune system; skin; choroid plexus in the brain, which makes cerebrospinal fluid; and joints, arteries and bone.
Today's medical establishment is wary of iodine (as they are of most naturally occurring, no patentable, no pharmaceutical agents). Thyroidologists cite the Wolff-Chaikoff effect and warn that TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) blood levels can rise with an iodine intake of a milligram or more. Everyone agrees that a lack of iodine in the diet causes a spectrum of disorders that includes, in increasing order of severity, goitre and hypothyroidism, mental retardation, and cretinism (severe mental retardation accompanied by physical deformities). This consensus on iodine intake flies in the face of evidence justifying a higher amount. This evidence includes animal studies, in vitro studies on human cancer cell lines, clinical trials of iodine for fibrocystic breast disease, and epidemiological data. An intake of 150 µg/day of iodine will prevent goitres and the other recognized iodine deficiency disorders, but not breast disease. Prevention of breast disease requires higher doses of iodine. Indeed, a reasonable hypothesis is that, like goitres and cretinism, fibrocystic disease of the breast and breast cancer are iodine deficiency disorders (also uterine fibroids).
What Albert Guérard writes about new truths applies especially to iodine: "When you seek a new path to truth, you must expect to find it blocked by expert opinion." Iodine was used for a wide variety of ailments after its discovery in 1811 up until the mid-1900s, when thyroidologists warned that "excess" amounts of iodine might adversely affect thyroid function. It is effective in gram amounts for treating various dermatologic conditions, chronic lung disease, fungal infestations, tertiary syphilis, and even arteriosclerosis. The Nobel laureate Dr. Albert Szent Györgi (1893—1986), the physician who discovered vitamin C, writes: "When I was a medical student, iodine in the form of KI was the universal medicine. Nobody knew what it did, but it did something and did something good. We students used to sum up the situation in this little rhyme:
If ye don't know where, what, and why
Prescribe ye then K and I"
The standard dose of potassium iodide given was 1 gram, which contains 770 mg of Iodine.
The higher recommended daily allowance levels of iodine seem necessary for optimal function of a number of body systems, including lactating breast, gastric mucosa, salivary glands, oral mucosa, and arterial walls and compensate for to high levels of bromide, chlorine and some Fluor.
Polyhalogenated compounds (PHCs) are used in a vast array of manufactured products, from wood treatments, to cookware coatings, to non-stick, waterproof, and fire-resistant coatings, cosmetics, medicine, electronic fluids, food containers and wrappings, in everything from furniture and furnishings, automobiles, airplanes, plastics, clothing and cloth, surgery, insulation, adhesives, paints, sealants, lubricating oils, polyurethane foams, cancer therapy and medical imaging. They are also heavily used in pest control. PHCs include notoriously dangerous substances, including Agent Orange, DDT, and other pesticides. Many non-pesticide PHCs have the same safety issues as pesticides. Polychlorinated, e.g. PCBs, dioxins (PCDDs), hexachlorophene, dibenzofurans (PCDFs), polychlorophenoxy phenols (PCPPs), polychlorinated diphenyl ethers (PCDEs) able not only to poison you body but even the world.
We do known from research on mummies that there was no cancer in the old world. Another lesson from history that in the hunter type communities no recorded cases can be found of cancer and other chronic diseases. That when demographic studies are done between countries using seaweed on a larger scale and other not or less like Japan and the West there is less cancer and the onslaught by chronic disease. The occurrence of chronic diseases in Japan less but not absent however an indication of the importance of iodine within the body and environment. Japan is an industrialised nation as we in the West and pointing toward the low amount of iodine present within the bodies/used.
We don't use the chemical chlorine because it's safe; we use it because it is cheap It will not only kill bacteria but reduces water from "The solvent of many ills and the deliverer of ripe and healthy age " into a toxin.
Our health is truly dependent on the quality and quantity of the water we drink but Life has not only be developed within and around water but also the use of Iodine a halogenate for our metabolism. Iodine is an essential trace element for life, the heaviest element commonly needed by living organisms. Iodine's main role in animal biology and should not be interfered with by releasing large amounts of chlorine and chlorinated product into the environment. Our Thyroid hormones are phylogenetic ally very old molecules that are synthesized by most multicellular organisms, and that even have some effect on unicellular organisms going back almost 4 billions years.
According to the U.S. Council Of Environmental Quality, "Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine." The hydrogen-halogen reactions get gradually less reactive toward the heavier halogen being Iodine. When chlorine is added to our water, it combines with other natural compounds in a watery phase to form Trihalomethanes (chlorination by-products), or THMs where ever due to its high negative electron configuration and including the body liquids.
Brown algae (including the commonly eaten sea vegetables kombu/kelp, wakame, and arame may be unique among the sea vegetables in their iodine content. Some species from the brown algae genus Laminaria are able to accumulate iodine in up to 30,000 times more concentrated a form than sea water!
Sea vegetables are a unique food source not only of the mineral iodine, but also of the mineral vanadium. As part of their natural defence mechanisms, sea vegetables contain a variety of enzymes called halo peroxidases. These enzymes all require vanadium in order to function. Although this mineral is not as well known as some of the other mineral nutrients, it appears to play a multi-faceted role in regulation of carbohydrate metabolism and blood sugar. Vanadium may help to increase our body's sensitivity to insulin by inhibiting a group of enzymes called protein tyrosine phosphatases. It may also help us decrease our body's production of glucose and help us increase our body's ability to store starch in the form of glycogen.
Certain microalgae produce high levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), the same omega-3 fatty acids that are abundant in fish. It is precisely these two omega-3 fatty acids that give cod liver oil and salmon their much-touted health benefits. DHA, present in significant amounts in human breast milk, is also thought to be responsible for some of the extraordinary nutritional benefits of breast milk.
Alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), the primary type of omega-3 fatty acid in vegetables, can be converted into DHA and EPA by our bodies; however, the conversion process requires more metabolic work, and only a small share of the dietary ALA is converted into EPA and an even smaller amount is converted into DHA. Furthermore, some people have an impaired enzyme that makes their bodies incapable of converting ALA into DHA and EPA. Also stress, old age, certain diseases, smoking, and diets rich in trans fats and saturated fats can further impair the conversion of ALA into EPA and DHA in our bodies.
Considering the inefficiencies in the conversion of ALA into the more potent omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, microalgae oil may well be the best source of omega-3's for vegans and vegetarians. The high DHA content of some algae has also prompted scientists to investigate the possibilities of using algae in infant formulas in order to make them more similar to breast milk.
Develop a delicious, super food daily diet; incorporate easy-to-implement detoxification techniques; utilize what's available to trigger emotional healing and, when needed, consume a healthy dose of quality supplements to greatly improve the quality of your life.
Therapies developed from fucoidans and other multifunctional marine polymers .
Published research on fucoidans increased three fold between 2000 and 2010. These algal derived marine carbohydrate polymers present numerous valuable bioactivities. Targets include osteoarthritis, kidney and liver disease, neglected infectious diseases, hemopoietic stem cell modulation, protection from radiation damage and treatments for snake envenomation. In recent years, the production of well characterized reproducible fucoidans type fractions on a commercial scale has become possible making therapies using fucoidans extracts a realizable goal. Sulphated polysaccharides and their lower molecular weight oligosaccharide derivatives from marine macro algae have been shown to possess a variety of biological activities. It did provide an update on the structural chemistry of the major sulphated polysaccharides synthesized by seaweeds including the gala tans (e.g., agars and carrageenan), ulvans, and fucans. The more recent findings on the anticoagulant/antithrombotic, antiviral, immuno-inflammatory, antilipidemic and antioxidant activities of sulphated polysaccharides and their potential for therapeutic application.
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