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)
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!