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Lymetoo
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This stuff has SO MANY health benefits!!

http://myscienceacademy.org/2013/01/13/spirulina-explained-heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-this-healing-superfood/

I've been mixing it with coconut oil, cacao, cashew butter, and hemp seeds with a little stevia. Yummy!!

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Yes, Spirulina is fabulous.

Great idea to make it into a veggie spread or even just a spoonful as a snack.

Thanks for that suggestion. I got several powdered herbs that are hard to drink down and greens powders often don't mix completely in water.

Adding to a nut butter is brilliant. Other great stuff in your recipe, too. Merci.

CAROB ROOT powder might be a nice one to consider, too, instead of or to complement the cocoa powder. I can see it all rolled into a bite sized snack and especially a great "first breakfast" to start the day.
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I love it, so good for us [Smile]
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My health coach has a great recipe that she makes. I don't have it. She rolled them into balls and froze them. I know she added coconut manna too. Yum!

I forgot to say that I usually put this mixture into the frig or freezer for a few minutes. Then eat it by the spoonful!!

I'm supposed to be using cacao powder, not cocoa powder .. that will be next.

Carob is constipating!!

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Quote:

"Spirulina is a source of vitality and life energy. Consumers of spirulina usually notice an increase in energy and overall health. It supplies nutrients needed to cleanse and heal while providing protection from all kinds of cancers as well as multiple viruses including influenza, herpes, mumps, measles and AIDS.

Its common knowledge that we should all eat fish for the omega fatty acid content. Where do fish get their high omega content? Blue-green algae like spirulina. Omegas are essential in fighting heart disease, reducing arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, and depression as well as lowering bad cholesterol.

The high content of vitamin B12 makes it excellent for the development of healthy nerve tissue and the metabolism of every cell in the body. This means spirulina helps with nerve damage and diseases such as fibromyalgia.

Spirulina is also known for its high content of beta carotene, which is converted into vitamin A, an essential nutrient needed for healthy immunity, teeth, bones, mucous membranes, skin and eyes (http://www.naturalnews.com/031635_superfood_spirulina.html).

Spirulina also contains all the other B vitamins, vitamin D, vitamin K, vitamin E, calcium, chromium, copper, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc. It has various antioxidants, phytonutrients and carotenoids. It protects the brain and detoxifies the liver and kidneys.

It balances pH to reduce inflammation, the root of much disease. It balances the immune system, including calming an overactive one, which is significant because overactive (or inflamed) immune systems are responsible for autoimmune diseases (http://www.naturalnews.com/035938_superfoods_nutrition_healing.html). These usually have their root in poor nutrition and digestion, which spirulina also helps correct."

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In 2005, I posted this about the use of Spirulina:

"Please note that Spirulina is quite different from Chlorella. Dr. K. says he always is being asked about Spirulina. He responded during a recent seminar as follows:

"There is one paper that shows that Spirulina is quite good for arsenic poisoning; but it's only one paper (publication). On Chlorella we have over 500. When you look at the nutrient content in Spirulina, it is very poor compared to the content in Chlorella. The protein content is lower. N o n e of the precious ingredients are in there.

Spirulina is not an algae. It's a prokaryote. It is a bacterium that happens to use photosynthesis to make energy.
The same is true for Super Blue-green Algae. It's not an algae at all from a biological point of view. Both, Spirulina and Super Blue-green Algae are microorganisms. Chlorella is a plant. I like to move things in a plant way."

Take care.

Take Chlorella 30 minutes before the main meals and at bedtime. This way chlorella is exactly in that portion of the small intestine where the bile squirts into the gut at the beginning of the meal, carrying with it toxic metals and other toxic waste. These are bound by the chlorella cell wall and carried out via the digestive tract."

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The Natural News.com website & Mike Adams has done a very good job of comparing and contrasting the both Spirulina and Chlorella (though NOT about lyme, just in general).

Spirulina can be very helpful for porphyria, though.

Other greens and rich colored plants are, too, but I do recall detail about spirulina having some specific benefits to lower toxic porphyrins, a concern that often goes along with lyme, et.al.

http://www.biomedsearch.com/sci/Porphyria-cutanea-tarda-responding-to/0000842719.html

Porphyria cutanea tarda responding to spirulina

A male patient of porphyria cutanea tarda responded to oral spirulina - an alga rich in beta - carotene.

The beta - carotene in the spirulina quenches the singlet oxygen which is responsible for the tissue damage in porphyria-associated photosensitivity.

Pavithran K, Nair P

Medknow Publications , 1992

Subject: Porphyria cutanea tarda, Photosensitivity

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology


The term "Singlet oxygen" was used above. I had to go exploring for that definition:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singlet_oxygen

Singlet oxygen
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I do both.

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Me too. Spirulina and Biopure Chlorella.
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I have used it in smoothie and yogurt. Would love to know the recipe for those ball cookies Lymetoo.

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It's probably nearly impossible to get material all together in just one place - but for those new to this, be sure to see GiGi's post here with some good detail about Chlorella:

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=122322;p=0

Why take Chlorella
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quote:
Originally posted by faithful777:
I have used it in smoothie and yogurt. Would love to know the recipe for those ball cookies Lymetoo.

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I watched her make them... but she didn't have anything written down. I'll pick her brain for basic ingredients. I know mine are too liquid-y for balls.

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