Recipes / Research / July 7, 2015

AlgaeCal’s COO, Vivian, had been to every doctor under the sun to figure out why her stomach was upset every evening without fail.  It didn’t matter what she ate or if she ate at all, around 7 pm the burps would start and sometimes continue all night affecting her sleep and every other aspect of her health.   Ultimately a super smart naturopath traced it to a thyroid problem, but the only remedy that brought instant, visible relief was turmeric. When she took turmeric powder the symptoms subsided and when she forgot, they came right back.    Today after a whole series of healthy life changes she is much healthier, but turmeric can be credited at least for symptom relief – and probably it played a role in healing too. Turmeric has been used for centuries mostly in Asia and…

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Nutrition / Recipes / August 29, 2014

This no-crust spinach pie is a healthy and simple recipe to put in your lunch or dinner rotation! Spinach provides a fully loaded, nutrient-rich package in a small amount of calories. Dark leafy greens such as spinach are important for skin, hair and bone health and also provide iron and vitamins and minerals. If you are worried about spinach being high in oxalates, don’t be. While there have been studies indicating that oxalate foods such as spinach inhibit calcium absorption, the reduction is quite small and should not prevent you from eating spinach. The many valuable nutrients it contains far outweighs this concern. If you would like an alternative though, you can use kale instead, which also is a nutrient-dense vegetable boasting high amounts of calcium and vitamin K.

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Recipes / Research / August 22, 2014

This recipe boasts 463 mg of calcium and 108 mg of magnesium all in this tasty dish! Wild shrimp contains a significant amount of selenium (102% of your daily value) in just 4 ounces! Selenium is an important trace mineral in your body and is needed in small amounts for various functions. It has also been shown that selenium has a positive impact on bone and joint health. Another health benefit of wild shrimp is that it has astaxanthin, which is a carotenoid that is receiving notable attention from health research for both it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties. [1] In addition to wild shrimp, this recipe adds plum tomatoes, crushed garlic and fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley – all these ingredients added together make a dish that is packed with vitamins and minerals in each bite! Sources http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=107

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