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Sodium alginate from seaweed could help with weight loss


New research out of Denmark has affirmed the weight-loss potential of the dietary supplement sodium alginate, a seaweed-based fiber compound that has previously been shown to aid in the burning of excess fat. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports found that, when taken daily before meals, sodium alginate may be effective at helping some overweight people shed the extra pounds and achieve their weight-loss goals.

Seaweed and iodine are essential for women’s health


This is the first in a series of articles devoted to the healing properties of the sea – the source of life itself. In these articles we will shed light on the various therapeutic properties of marine algae from microscopic plankton that form the meadows of the sea to the giant kelp that grow to a length of 180 feet! Each of these plants is rich in vital elements absorbed from the surrounding seawater.

The health benefits of seaweed therapy


Seaweed treatments have been established in the spa market for decades now; but the real benefits for their importance in health and beauty are often overlooked. Below I discuss some of the key reasons you can no longer ignore seaweed therapies both at the spa as well as in your own home.

Edible seaweed provides an alternative protein source


Teagasc researchers are looking to seaweed for proteins with health benefits for use as functional foods. Historically, edible seaweeds were consumed by coastal communities across the world and today seaweed is a habitual diet in many countries, particularly in Asia. Indeed, whole seaweeds have been successfully added to foods in recent times, ranging from sausages and cheese to pizza bases and frozen-meat products.


Common Seaweed May Provide an Important Cancer Cure

The answer for cancers of the immune system and other forms of cancer may have been found in an extract of common brown seaweed according to research presented this month at the AACR Dead Sea International Conference on Advances in Cancer Research