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As a (currently) 56 year old man, there are activities that I’ve typically participated in, and as a matter of habit because of the way I was raised, to include juicing, running, etc. My participation has been somewhat haphazard however, sometimes seriously committed, but other times seeming to forget everything I’ve ever known/been taught/studied. I’ve come to the realization that this is where it all comes together.

A tumor was detected in me on the bottom of my stomach, pressed up against my spine. The doctor has said it’s benign but they are monitoring it for growth because it is growing. I will never claim that my activities could have eliminated this possibility, but I’m sure they would’ve only helped me, like a firewall perhaps, making it difficult for anything to penetrate through and disturb what has otherwise been a seeming wall of invigorating health. I’ve literally never had any health issues of any kind and told the doctor that prior to now, I’d only been to the hospital a couple times in my entire life.

I am taking active steps to address the tumor within the context of the hospital setting. However, I’ve realized that I am better equipped, perhaps, than most, to address this head on. Most other people would be seeking advice from not only a doctor, but also from a nutritionist and possibly a physical therapist or gym-trainer. I’ve read hundreds and hundreds of articles on health and wellness and nutrition over the course of my lifetime, juiced, studied the benefits of consuming various fruits and vegetables and spices and (finally) Spirulina. It’s now time to get serious with it and to seriously implement the knowledge and awareness that I’ve been graced with, through natural interest.

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that became famous after it was successfully used by NASA as a dietary supplement for the astronauts on space missions. It has a long history and use as food and has been reported to have been used during the Aztec civilization. It is known to have been an important staple in the human diet over a wide swath of time, and without report of any significant side effects. Spirulina is a dried biomass, an oxygenic, photosynthetic bacterium found in both fresh and marine waters. Spirulina has high protein content, is rich in vitamins including vitamins B12, A, minerals (especially rich in iron), and amino acids. Spirulina lacks cellulose cell walls and is easily digested. Most toxicological studies attest to Spirulina’s safety. The US FDA categorizes Spirulina as “Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS).”

Spirulina has the ability to modulate immune functions. It exhibits anti-inflammatory properties by inhibiting the release of histamine by mast cells. Studies suggest that Spirulina may improve symptoms in various conditions and may in fact have anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-allergic effects.

There are only a few places in the world with the appropriate sunny climate for production of this algae. Spirulina grows and flourishes in alkaline lakes and with high PH levels, large outdoor ponds and in controlled conditions. Spirulina and microalgae have been used for many years as dietary supplements and sold both as powder and encapsulated in health food stores, as well as in raw form comparable to a thick paste and mixed with water.

Spirulina is made up of “exceptional constituents,” such as polysaccharides and essential fat (GLS) which are easily absorbed by human cells and that contribute to both energy release and high energy levels.

Credit: Dr. Eric Berg DC (for educational use only)

My own experience with Spirulina has been such that I’ve used it, typically, in conjunction with juicing, though separately. I’ve used it as part of a reasonable maintenance health plan to include moderate exercise (jogging an 11-12 minute mile on the treadmill) daily or even every other day, basic stretching prior to run, and minimal weight training (to get me in and out of the gym usually in under 30 minutes, nothing extreme).

Spirulina has a very distinctive taste that takes a little getting used to (comparable to eating wet grass). However, I got used to it long ago and have discovered that I’ve actually come to crave it. It now tastes and smells good to me and it’s invigorating to me to sip at it. I was first introduced to Spirulina when I was about 15 years old (encapsulated) and attribute my overall health and the fact that I’ve been told that I look like I’m in my late 30’s instead of approaching 60 to the juicing and my use of Spirulina.

In more recent years, I’ve upgraded, I suppose, from capsules and powders, to predominantly purchasing from a company called Raw Living Spirulina. They are a little on the expensive side. However, you can take a bit of the sting out of the price of the purchase by buying in bulk, or in agreeing to a consistent delivery schedule by way of a subscription. They deliver on time, update you when the product ships, and the expected arrival date. I’ve never had any issues with them. I’ve spoken twice to someone at the company. I believe he is “the,” or possibly, “one of the” owner(s). I told him that I think he has an excellent product, so much so, that I am willing to publicize my thoughts on the matter. For any who might be curious, there is no affiliate agreement in place, currently. This advertising is free. However, I did inquire about establishing an affiliate marketing relationship with the company, and he said he’d be pleased to discuss that possibility with me further. At some point, I could possibly receive a small commission if you make a purchase from my site, using any of the affiliate links that I expect might soon populate this page, and would help to support this channel. For now, however, what you’re reading is straight from the heart (and it always will be). I’m writing up a supportive review because I believe in this product. Therefore, I’m recommending it. Raw Living Spirulina is a good company to deal with; a little pricey, but when you’re getting the best, sometimes you’ve got to be willing to pay a little more. You can’t put a price-tag on your health. It’s the most precious thing we’ve got: our time, our health, and the people we love.

Things happen in the course of one’s life. I will allow the doctors to do what they are trained to do (operation) and I will supplant my recovery by trying to eat responsibly and taking an active role in participating in those things that I believe are conducive to promoting a rapid recovery. I cannot directly say that my vibrant health has been the direct result of juicing and running and Spirulina, but I believe it is, and with good reason. I would recommend Spirulina to anyone.

Credit: Raw Living Spirulina

2 thoughts on “Spirulina

  1. Hi! Good work love you ?

  2. Thanks hun, for your encouragement.

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