By Hali Sarah
Recently, by chance, I attended a seaweed festival in Portland, Maine. At the title, I thought
it was going to be pretty lame. During my attendance, I quickly realized that this is a new age
movement (if I may define it as such). Turns out, seaweed has all types of benefits to our
bodies and the earth!
I learned that at the rate of our food consumption and the depletion of nutrients in
our soils, biologists forecast agriculture to be severed by 2070. They say that many thyroid
diseases stem from low levels in iodine, and table salt is the only source for our iodine.
However, it is reported that seaweed is the savior “ocean vegetable” that can solve all our
problems. It is theorized that seaweed accommodates all of our minerals and iodine is
included. They are using seaweed in soils to replenish them and are fighting to make a stance
with the burden of government regulations who seem to be so rooted in tradition that new
age ideals are often outlawed.
Along with our soils, implementing seaweed in our diets is also a mission. Finding
different, easy ways to add seaweed to our diets is in the works. Naturopathic practitioners
and everyday people have found that different types of seaweed are better for distinctive
health issues and report amazing cures that include shingles and acne. Recently, I have begun
to add seaweed into my tubs and have found it beneficial.
To find out more on the benefits of seaweed and hear directly from seaweed activists