Sea Moss: Amazing Health Benefits!

Hello plant lovers! I know I’ve been MIA for a bit, but it’s all been for a great cause.  So many amazing things are being planned (I’m so EXCITED) and I promise to keep you all in “the loop.”  I wanted to write to you all today because I recently had a terrible experience with headaches.  Many of you that know me, know that I DON’T GET SICK and I don’t have headaches.  This “experience” happened shortly after two vaccinations I received to travel abroad (more details coming soon on my exciting trip).  Side note, after all of the inoculations I have had (especially while being in the Marine Corps), I still had to get two more (even though one has a life time immunity…I’ve had it THREE times already)… Money making entity at its best! (Oh, there will be another blog about this!)  I am not a fan of vaccines and I’d be happy to share in another blog, but FYI… The struggle is real when it comes to vaccinations and being plant-based.  There are so many “animal” and chemical ingredients in a number of vaccines.  For more information on vaccinations and their ingredients, venture over to the CDC website.

Where was I?  Right!  I reached out to a friend about natural cures for headaches and he mentioned Sea Moss!  (I also gave him the back story about those vaccinations too).  I’ve know about sea moss for a number of years now, but I’ve always hesitated to prepare it.  Can you imagine?  It’s a sea vegetable that if not rinsed and soaked well, can taste like the ocean and just be a bad experience overall. Well, I realized that I completely over thought the process and at the end of the day, it was a really cool experience… Preparing and using the sea moss.

So, what’s the scoop?

Seaweeds are recognized as a rich source of diverse bioactive compounds such as “sulfated polysaccharides.”  What the what?!?!  Basically these compounds have been reported to induce many health enhancing biological activities and are considered to be: antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral.  This sea vegetable is a power house of nutrients and minerals.

Health Benefits of Sea Moss (Irish Moss)

Immune Support

This powerful sea vegetable helps relieve and prevent symptoms of colds and flu.  Now is the time to get some sea moss for these long winter months ahead.  It’s a great source of potassium chloride which helps reduce mucous and phlegm.  Remember those “health enhancing biological activities” I mentioned before?  Sea moss acts as a natural antimicrobial and antiviral agent which helps rid the body of infections. Other benefits include (but not limited to):

  • Thyroid Support
  • Mental Health
  • Heavy Metal Detoxifying Agent
  • Skin Health
  • Digestive Support

After making Sea Moss gel today and adding it to my smoothie, I have to admit that my headache has been minimized.  I made enough to last me for the week.  I will be adding it to my smoothies, blending it with almond pulp, and whatever else I can think of.  I really want my body to go back to being happy and flushing out the effects from those vaccines (ugh).

I hope you’ll check out sea moss too! I can’t believe I’ve been missing out! Have a happy and healthy week!

 

 

Welcome to PBE

Welcome to the first post of my first official PBE blog!  We would like to use this space to share all things plant-based from recipes to ways of being eco-friendly.

Where it all started

The love for clean wholesome food has made us passionate about helping others become more healthy inside and healthy outside. I’m Kay Brown, from Columbia SC, but call Hampton VA my home.

As you may have guessed, I love all things plant-based when it comes to food and cooking.  I just started this blog, but my love for cooking started much earlier than this.  

Growing up, I was always in the kitchen with my grandparents learning how to cook.  I owe a lot to my grandparents for igniting my passion for cooking.  They cooked so many traditional Southern style dishes with fresh home-grown vegetables.  I was always allowed to help out in the kitchen. It was such a great learning experience and looking back I am grateful for what I was taught because it helped me build a positive relationship with food.

However, when I was 14 years old, I lost my grandfather to a massive heart attack and realized that lifestyle and food played a huge part in his death.  I began to look at food differently.  I wanted to be healthier and use food for good.  For years I tried I tried a number of diets and it wasn’t until 2010 that I decided to become vegan.

I was an active duty Marine, eight years in, and decided that food was the way to really boost my performance.  I was changing my career from enlisted to officer and knew that I needed to be physically ready to take on my new role as an officer of Marines.  I was a powerhouse being fueled off of greens and plant-based foods.  The feeling was incredible.  I was in the best shape of my life and for the first time (in my adult life) I felt ALIVE.  So I took it and ran with it (literally).  This decision turned out to be the best decision I’ve ever made.

I started a fitness company in 2014 with an emphasis on nutrition. I began to really experiment with food and my passion grew! After a few months of creating meals and training clients, I began to upload my food and fitnesspictures on Instagram. I started growing followers and I was getting feedback for workouts, recipes, and deliveries. Business was great!

I transitioned out of the Marine Corps in 2015.  Business was growing in fitness, but the food piece took a serious pivot.  My clients were more interested in meal preparation plans and doing in-home cooking lessons.  I hadn’t  thought about culinary training until my demand for food was high.  I attended the Rouxbe Culinary program and received my certificate in professional plant-based cooking. Now, it was a matter of capturing my food and delivering the mouth watering flavors to my clients.

In 2017, the company became Plant-Based Eatz™.  Ever since I uploaded the first food picture, I’ve been motivated to create more healthy, nutritious, and delicious dishes! That’s what brings me to this blog.  I want to share recipes and dishes with all of you.  The call-to-action from you all has been huge!  I couldn’t be more thankful for all of the love and support.

I am looking forward to updating and capturing food moments with you on this journey.  Thanks for reading!

Kay 🍉