Wild blue green algae and it’s healing effects. 

Many years ago (about 11) I suffered terribly with stomach and bowel issues. I had many problems including: constipation; diarrhoea; bloating; cramps; severe heavy periods and indigestion. I also had other issues lower down in my cervix. I had been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and the doctors also thought I had endometriosis. I have always been more interested in the ‘natural’ option and started to look for natural cures for my issues. Back when I had these problems however, there was not Facebook, Pinterest and 100’s of other health blogs and websites to refer too, there was Mr. Motivator and Dr. Gillian McKeith (apparently not a doctor either.) Dr Gillian wrote a book on how to heal called Dr. Gillian Mckeith’s Living Food For Health: 12 natural superfoods to transform your health
This was back in 2005 when the word superfoods had just started buzzing around and she was very popular. In her book I learned many things that caused me to change my diet and lifestyle. She explained that although we are born with perfect insides and that are capable of doing all the things we need them to do to be healthy, as we grow, those of us especially fed on a western diet will probably eventually experience digestive problems. Years of abusing my insides with turkey dinosaurs, fizzy drinks and crisps on toast for dinner (don’t judge me I lived in a hostel-crisps on toast was considered gourmet!) had taken its toll and my digestive system was failing. She went on to say that if our organs were not functioning properly then our body could not do simple things, such as break down food properly meaning I couldn’t assimilate (use) any of the goodness contained in the food. This basically meant that even if I did start eating a better diet my body would not be able to use the nutrients, vitamins and minerals contained within whatever amazing food I was eating. In the book she wrote intelligently about the importance of having and maintaining a healthy gut and how our gut effects our whole health and well being. She (and now I) believed that good health starts in the gut. I started to realise that most stomach problems I had were curable simply by eating better, but first I had to heal my insides. One of the 12 foods she listed as ‘super’ was ‘wild blue green algae’. This algae she said could have an amazing healing effect on the whole body and it’s healing process, and she was not lying. Within 6 months of taking a course of this algae I had healed nearly all of my stomach issues (I still had painful heavy periods) and I was absolutely amazed. 

*on a metaphysical note: when I was diagnosed with IBS a friend of mine had joked that it was because I was ‘full of s**t’ and as funny as it was, it was actually true. My bad diet of eating rubbish over the years, teamed with stress, was now taking a serious toll on me by effecting me physically and playing out as IBS and all the other issues I had. 

What is Wild Blue Green Algae?

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/benefits-of-blue-green-algae/#1

Blue-green algae is 70% vegetable protein and has higher levels of beta-carotene than broccoli. The one-two punch potency of blue-green algae is that it contains a high concentration of nutrients- over 65 vitamins, minerals and enzymes and the complete spectrum of eight essential amino acids and ten nonessential amino acids… and they are all easily absorbed by the body. In fact up to 97% of the beneficial vitamins, minerals and enzymes found in blue-green algae are easily absorbed (some supplements are as low as 5-25% absorbable). AFA also contains the most biologically active chlorophyll of any known food.

Back when I took this I have to admit to not understanding what it was really about or why it worked so well, but over the years and as I have researched further I have started to see the true magic of this algae. 

Firstly the amount of chlorophyll in it is ridiculously high and what’s even more wonderful is the lipids (fats) also contained within the algae are what helps us to assimilate the chlorophyll meaning by taking this form of algae you will have the healthiest blood in town. Chlorophyll is essentially plant blood and very similar to ours in its make up, so therefore very good at replenishing our own blood supply. Getting enough oxygen rich foods (anything green and leafy) into our diet is a must if we want to avoid cancer and other diseases. Cancer needs an acidic (both physically and mentally) environment to thrive and the algae helps to alkalise the body preventing and in some cases even curing cancer. Western diets are notoriously acidic and this algae helped me to heal the years of acidic abuse I had caused myself not only easily but quickly too. The algae also works to heal your gut flora and a healthy gut is vital to good health. By replenishing the bacteria and helping to encourage the good ones this algae played a vital role in healing my stomach problems.

How to take it:

Firstly the sort of algae she is talking about only grows in a place called Klamath Lake. There are many types of algae but the particular one I used to heal and the one she wrote about is from and only from this special lake in Oregon. 

Back when I took it I purchased it in capsule form from Holland and Barratt as that’s all that was available. However Holland and Barratt no longer sell it and it’s now available in capsule and powder form from other reputable places. I personally use this brand as I know they harvest it correctly and it’s the one from Klamath Lake: Blue Green Klamath Algae 30g (Powder) (additive free)
With regards on dosage amounts, it is very hard to advise. Apart from the fact that I am not a doctor, us humans are all very different. We have different bodies and reactions, and what works for me may work differently for other people. When I took it I started on a 6 month course. I took 1 tablet a day for the first month. Month 2 I took 2 capsules a day. Month 3 I took 3 capsules a day. I worked up until 6 months where I was taking 6 capsules a day (yes that was a lot and it was not cheap but WAY worth it). After a the final month of taking 6 capsules a day 6 months I stopped and continued a maintenance dose of 1 a day for a further 6 months. I had had very severe stomach issues and a lot of healing needed to take place. That was the maximum dose I was on and you may require less. As with anything it’s about trial and error. This algae has no serious dangerous effects and will always do more good than harm BUT, and it’s a big but, it’s important you find your own balance. If you are suffering with digestive, inflammatory or irregular bowel issues this could really help. As with anything I advise doing some of your own research, because as we know I am not a doctor, however as wild blue green algae helped to give me my life back, I feel a duty to share my experience.

I’d like to mention quickly that even though this algae is a bit of magic, what we eat whilst taking it and more importantly after, will have a huge effect on us. Yes the algae is super BUT you have to help it. You can’t eat rubbish everyday and take this and expect everything to change and be great. Not only did I have to take supplements, I had to change my eating habits AND my mind in general. Our body is a temple, so is our mind and so is our soul and we must treat them all as such. 

Stay happy and healthy x

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