Reusable Protective Face Mask – Home Made

Reusable Protective Face Mask - Home Made

If you cannot obtain a professionally produced mask, here is a simple and cheap solution to help you make a reusable protective face mask, that may* help protect you against COVID 19 droplets in the air. Whilst at the same time helping the environment, by recycling PET plastic.

Obviously you should stay at home as much as you can, but if you have to make essential outside trips or visits, and don’t have access to an industrially produced face mask, this simple idea may help protect you.


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Reusable Protective Face Mask - Home Made

What You Will Need?

Steps to take

1. Collect some large see through PET plastic bottles. Wash with soap for at least 20 seconds each part of the bottle – leave to dry.

 

 


 

 

Reusable Protective Face Mask - Home Made

 

2. Collect A pair of any glasses, long distance glasses, sun glasses, protective work glasses, any glasses that will fit your head. Thoroughly clean the exterior side.

3. Find your scissors, para cord or cotton, needle, a sharp knife (sharpen it if you have to – the knife needs to be very sharp, be very careful as you use it). Sellotape or other nonporous sealant. Collect a small piece of cloth that you can sew to the handles of each supporting side of the glasses. And on the outside of the plastic.


4. Take the bottle and sharp knife to your stove or use a lighter. Heat the knife. (You can try with scissors but if you do not heat the cutting blade you may split the PET plastic.

Reusable Protective Face Mask - Home Made


5. With a hot knife, cut the top and bottom off of the bottle, Then cut it through one side to stretch it out flat (make sure the knife is very hot, to prevent it splitting the plastic:

Reusable Protective Face Mask - Home Made

6. Clean and dry the surfaces of the pet plastic.


7. Put on a pair of the glasses and then place the plastic sheet around your head to position the pet plastic. Mark where the supporting arms meet the plastic to fully cover your face, then cut 2 small holes about 2 cm`s in length and as narrow as possible. Use a hot knife again for this.

8. Wrap a small piece of cloth around each arm of your glasses. You will use this to sew the cotton or para cord onto the plastic.

Reusable Protective Face Mask - Home Made


9. Have a separate small piece of material to sew onto the outside of the plastic

Align the glasses with the plastic, now sew from the arm to the exterior piece of cloth, using the small hole to pass the needle through.

10. Once you have connected the glasses to the plastic, carefully cover the cloth on the outside with thick sellotape or some other kind of non permeable tape. Do the same on the inner side. You now have some basic protection for your next essential visit to the shops or elsewhere. Make sure you carefully wash your mask and maintain your mask after each external visit.


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We hope you find this post helpful, we fully appreciate this is not 100% secure but it may offer you better protection against virus droplets with a home made Reusable Protective Face Mask, than little or no protection.

This video (its in Spanish, but is fairly self explanatory) from the Chilean Authorities on making a homemade mask may be an easier or additional method that you could wear inside the mask described in this blog.

You may wish to explore our site further, to learn about the benefits of Spirulina, and in particular, to visit our what is Spirulina about page?


Click through to find out which conditions Spirulina can be helpful with and to learn about its history.


*Nothing on this website should be interpreted as personal medical advice. Always consult a qualified Doctor or health care professional before changing anything related to your healthcare.

*Please visit our About page to see the references*


Source:

The original idea for this came from Argentine Doctor Cecilia Bicentino

How To Strengthen the Immune System After Antibiotics?

How To Strengthen the Immune System After Antibiotics
How To Strengthen the Immune System After Antibiotics

Is Spirulina how to strengthen the immune system after antibiotics? With the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic currently sweeping the world, those who have a weakened immune system, particularly perhaps after having taken a course of antibiotics, or various courses of antibiotics, or for other reasons, may wish to consider taking Spirulina to strengthen their immune system.*

But lets be very clear, we are NOT (Repeat NOT) suggesting that a Spirulina superfood supplement is in any shape or form a prevention or a cure for COVID19. 


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killing of the beneficial flora in our intestines
How To Strengthen the Immune System After Antibiotics

According to the Robert Henrikson book on Spirulina, over the last 60 years, antibiotics have contributed to the killing of the beneficial flora in our intestines. This in turn, has made room for drug resistant bacteria. Of course, antibiotics do not prevent viruses such as Covid 19, but researchers have confirmed what Henrikson describes in his book, that anti-biotics weaken our immunity (1) to fight bacteria.


In quarantine at home due to Covid-19? This page may be helpful to you.


Studies Have Confirmed That Spirulina Can Help Boost The Immune System*

How To Strengthen the Immune System After Antibiotics

In our post of 17 March, we highlighted the best food supplement to boost
your immune system and described the benefits we had experienced. Studies have also confirmed how Spirulina can help boost the immune system, although calls for more studies have also been made.


The Evidence

How To Strengthen the Immune System After Antibiotics

A Polish rowing team were involved in study (2) whilst undertaking intense rowing training. The study demonstrated how Spirulina helped them to maintain their immune systems in these tough conditions. And in another study, it was demonstrated that Spirulina may counteract, slow down or resist immunosenescence (this basically means the steady or progressive deterioration of our immune system that naturally and normally occurs as we get older. The US study (1#) involved 40 Volunteers over the age of 50. The study also found it helped to counteract anaemia too. The limitations of the study were recognised.  It called for further studies, – most of these studies do!

The strengthening of the immune system was further described and mentioned in a UN report (3), undertaken by the Chinese, involving radiation.


Personal Experience

From my personal experience, I can confirm that my own health has seen a huge boost having taken spirulina for the last 3 years. My own health was really poor. We are quietly confident, that Spirulina is how to strengthen the immune system after antibiotics.*


If you would like to try spirulina, we recommend you choose a carefully produced Spirulina which we describe in this click through. Obtaining the right quality spirulina is essential.


There are numerous conditions that Spirulina may help you with with, which we have described here.* However, there are one or two exceptions which are explained here.

We would encourage you to explore our site further to learn more, and in particular, to visit our what is Spirulina about page?


Click through to find out which conditions Spirulina can be helpful with and to learn about its history.

*Nothing on this website should be interpreted as personal medical advice. Always consult a qualified Doctor or health care professional before changing anything related to your healthcare.

*Please visit our About page to see the references*


Source:

Obese? Lose Weight Sustainably

Need to lose a few pounds or kilos? Or more? Fed up with all the costly Diet Plans? Are you Obese? Lose weight sustainably with the help of Spirulina. Clinical Trials have confirmed that it helps. And our personal experience mirrors the finding of the trials.

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Obese? Lose Weight Sustainably

Very Obese 10 years ago

A member of whyspirulina.com in October 2009


Obese? Lose Weight Sustainably

Confirmed Our Experience

The second picture above, is of the same member of our team in 2018, a year after being told he was a diabetic, but by then he was taking a daily amount of 2 ½ grams of Spirulina a day.

In our page on weight loss, we described the success of one of our team members. A review paper published (1) on 8 March 2020 about Spirulina, Weight Loss and blood lipids, has confirmed our experience.


 

The study (1) has confirmed our personal weight loss experience. The review (1) is based on various human clinical and preclinical studies where participants were given spirulina that lead to “significantly lower body weight”. Furthermore, the Spirulina was found to reduce triglycerides. This is something we explore in detail on our page, “Natural Ways To Reduce Cholesterol And Triglycerides

The review also highlights that Spirulina helps to satiate or reduce your appetite, precisely our experience. It concludes by saying, that spirulina has a number of benefits to enhance weight loss and reduce obesity. We at whyspirulina.com can confirm this from personal experience and advocate that this is best achieved, by combining spirulina with a regular exercise regime to help you achieve your weight loss goals:

Obese? Lose Weight Sustainably

Obese? Lose weight sustainably

And this is the same team member in January 2020, after taking Spirulina regularly for 3 years.


 

Spirulina has numerous other benefits too related to:

Allergies and hay fever, Andropause (the male menopause), Osteoarthritis, Blood Pressure, helps to stabilise blood sugar. Its also helpful for Candida and IBS, it reduces bad Cholesterol, it even helps to improve your memory! Dementia and Alzheimer sufferers can also ease symptoms with Spirulina. It also helps to ease Depression and Anxiety*. It helps you to detox and you will notice you have increased energy levels. It also helps with Herpes & eases symptoms of Macular Degeneration – that`s to do with the eyes, Gastrointestinal problems, Fatty Liver – that’s the stage before Cirrhosis of the liver, Muscle development and growth, and even Osteoporosis*,. And it helps with weight loss – it is packed with so many healthy nutrients that you feel “fuller” and so eat less!

Its also great for skin care and your friends are likely to say to you, “you look so good”. And you will feel it.


What motivates this site?

This site is motivated by our positive experience of using Spirulina. Not money. In due course, we hope some income will cover our time and expenses, but it is not a niche driven by profit. But a site driven by enthusiasm and a desire to spread the good news about Spirulina, that has helped their owners to overcome their own health challenges. Many people in the US, Canada & Europe in particular are not aware of the amazing benefits of one of the best natural supplements.* And for a 4 week supply, its at highly accessible prices, when compared to e.g. the cost of a junk meal for a family of 4.

History & Origin of Spirulina

You can find details of its origin and its history on our page, “What is spirulina about?” Some people are allergic to strawberries, nuts and seafood. Here we go into a bit more detail as to why, but the vast majority of people have no difficulty at all.

We also explain the importance of selecting the right Spirulina for you.


Something that is essential is that if you decide to try Spirulina, is that you use a good brand. This is explained in detail in our page “what is spirulina about”. Basically, wherever Spirulina grows, it’s a bit like a sponge, so it sucks in any minerals or contaminants in its growing environment. That is why we are very cautious about which brands we at whyspirulina.com recommend. Please, take a look at this click through to see which brands we recommend and perhaps try some yourself.

If you are currently house bound due to the Coronavirus – COVID 19, here are some other click though links that may be helpful to you at this difficult time. You may also wish to review our post, including statistics and a reason to be hopeful. Keep safe.

Sources

  • (1) Effects of spirulina on weight loss and blood lipids: a review. By DiNicolantonio JJ1, Bhat AG2,3, OKeefe J4. 1Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas, Kansas, USA, 2Department of Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA 3Department of Public Heath Practice, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States 4Saint Lukes Mid America Heart Institute, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

(2)1Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas, Kansas, USA

(3)2Department of Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

(4)3Department of Public Heath Practice, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States (5)4Saint Lukes Mid America Heart Institute, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, US


Please visit the About page to see the references* & to learn more about spirulina, click through to visit our page on the history of Spirulina.

Please also see our About page.

Best Food Supplement To Boost Your Immune System

Best Supplement To Boost Your Immune System

Best Food Supplement To Boost Your Immune System

We highlighted the best food supplement to boost your immune system in our article of 4 February. We are keen for more to hear the message that a well sourced Spirulina food supplement,  is perhaps the best food supplement to boost your immune system. We encourage you to read this article in full & to then explore the other pages on this site. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a question and we will be happy to try to advise you.


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(Covid 19 advice & statistics)

Best Supplement To Boost Your Immune System

The primary purpose of this site is to help people

This site does not make money, in due course, we hope some income via Affiliate links will cover our time and expenses, but it is not a niche driven by profit. But a site driven by enthusiasm for the Spirulina superfood, that has helped their owners to overcome their own health challenges. Many people in the US, Canada & Europe are not aware of the amazing benefits of perhaps the best food supplement to boost your immune system.*


We want to be very clear, we are NOT (Repeat NOT) suggesting that a Spirulina superfood supplement is in any shape or form a prevention or a cure for COVID19. 


Over prescription of antibiotics

Best Supplement To Boost Your Immune System

“Over prescription of antibiotics over the last 60 years has accelerated the mutation of resistant bacteria. People taking medications and antibiotics are more vulnerable. Antibiotics kill beneficial flora in the intestines, making room in the intestines, for infection by drug resistant bacteria”. So describes the Robert Henrikson book on Spirulina.

Antibiotics do not prevent viruses, but it’s the wider point about resistance to antibiotics we are making.


I feel like Dr WHO

Best Supplement To Boost Your Immune System

My Own Health has been renewed

My own personal health has been restored and renewed taking the best food supplement to boost your immune system. By regularly taking a well sourced Spirulina food supplement. Honestly, to those who know the series, I feel like Dr Who.*

Critical to the renewal of my health, has been the regular use of a well sourced Spirulina food supplement, to strengthen my immune system. I take some 3 or 3.5 grammes a day of Spirulina.

In the gym recently (I have stopped going now due to the risk of catching or spreading COVID -19) a personal trainer asked me my age and could not believe it when I told him I was nearly 60. “You train harder and have a more developed body than more than half of this gym he kindly commented. “Your energy levels for somebody of your age is phenomenal”. “Neither do you look nearly 60”.


3 grammes of Spirulina = 3 kgs of assorted fruit and vegetables

As children, we were encouraged to “eat up our fruits and vegetables” because they are good for you. This may surprise you; but as a rule of thumb, 3 grams (grammes), is the equivalent of 3 KG of fruits and vegetables in terms of nutrients. 3 grams (grammes)!

Sceptical? Watch this video from minute 7


The Robert Henrikson book

Spirulina World Food: How this micro algae can transform your health and our planet,” by Robert Henrikson”.

Spirulina contains compounds including phycocyanin, polysaccharides, and sulfolipids that enhance the immune system. This super food has the most remarkable concentration of functional nutrients ever known in any food, plant, grain or herb” “Spirulina contains sulfolipids, found to prevent viruses from either attaching to or penetrating into cells, thus preventing viral infection, so describes the Robert Henrikson book.

BUT PLEASE CAREFULLY NOTE, WE ARE NOT (Repeat NOT) ADVOCATING Spirulina is A CURE OR A SPECIFIC PREVENTION e.g. for Covid 19.


Strengthen Your Immune System?

“Is there something I can take to boost or strengthen my immune system ?”* A clinical trial (1) demonstrated it may fortify the immune system in older people. Another study (2) of 19 members of the Polish Rowing team undertaking strenuous training, highlighted the effectiveness of Spirulina in maintaining the immune system. And a Chinese study (3) highlighted by the UN, (para 5.1 highlights the benefit of Spirulina with boosting immunity in the extreme case of radiation)*

We want to repeat and be very clear, we are NOT (Repeat NOT) suggesting that a Spirulina superfood supplement is in any shape or form a prevention or a cure for COVID19. 


Push Back from Microbiologists

We have had some push back from an ex microbiologist on Twitter. Fair enough. They are entitled to be sceptical, to have their own protocols and views. And of course have their own interests to protect. We would welcome many more studies on Spirulina too.

For now, I would refer you to the Henrickson book. We would suggest, the current & recent generations of microbiologists appear to have made us more vulnerable. The Pharmaceutical & Health Insurance Industry also have major interests at stake. Particularly if a super food or food supplement means we need to buy fewer medications. Let’s keep an open mind and remember the world is not flat. We think the experience of 3.5 Billion years’ + experience of this astonishing micro-algae, that was fundamental in the development & evolution of our planet and could potentially be critical in the avoidance of a crisis with regards to Global Warming, holds the trump card.

Please keep healthy and strong. If you wish to purchase Spirulina via the links on this site, it will cost you no more than buying direct. But, please do try some (under the guidance of your doctor as there are some conditions that this superfood is not recommended for). Please also be careful of the source for the reasons described on “What is Spirulina About”.

Sources:

  • (1) The effects of Spirulina on anemia and immune function in senior citizens, Carlo Selmi,1,2 Patrick SC Leung,1 Laura Fischer,3 Bruce German,3 Chen-Yen Yang,1 Thomas P Kenny,1 Gerry R Cysewski,4 and M Eric Gershwin1
  • (2) An attempt to induce an immunomodulatory effect in rowers with spirulina extract. Juszkiewicz A1, Basta P2, Petriczko E3, Machaliński B4, Trzeciak J5, Łuczkowska K4, Skarpańska-Stejnborn A5.
  • 1. Department of Morphological and Health Sciences, Faculty of Physical Culture in Gorzów Wlkp. Poland, 13 Estkowskiego Str.66 – 400, Gorzów Wlkp, Poland.
  1. 2. Department of Water Sports, Faculty of Physical Culture in Gorzów Wlkp. Poland, 13 Estkowskiego Str, 66 – 400 Gorzów Wlkp, Poland.

3 Department of Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetology, Metabolic Disorders and Cardiology of Developmental Age, Pomeranian Medical University, 1 Unii Lubelskiej Str, 71-252 Szczecin, Poland.

4 Department of General Pathology, Pomeranian Medical University, 72 Al. Powstanców Wlkp. Str, 70-111 Szczecin, Poland.

5. Department of Morphological and Health Sciences, Faculty of Physical Culture in Gorzów Wlkp. Poland, 13 Estkowskiego Str, 66 – 400 Gorzów Wlkp, Poland.

  • (3) A REVIEW ON CULTURE, PRODUCTION AND USE OF SPIRULINA AS FOOD FOR HUMANS AND FEEDS FOR DOMESTIC ANIMALS AND FISH, by M. Ahsan B. Habib Mashuda Parvi, Tim C. Huntington & Mohammad R. Hasan, FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS.


Please check our About page to see the references* If you would like to learn more about spirulina, click through and visit our page about its history

How To Protect Against Coronavirus – COVID-19 – Spirulina?

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A Natural Way To Cure candida? IBS? Spirulina?

Is Spirulina a natural way to cure candida? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?  – My experience.


Please Excuse My Frankness

Please excuse the frankness of the opening paragraphs here, but before I took Spirulina, I used to have a lot of wind. No, I mean huge amounts! Thinking back, it must have been awful for my family and colleagues at the time. It was also painful to “hold it in”. So, I tried as discretely as I could to let them out, if e.g. I was on a car journey, I would open the window, whatever the weather!

Now I have read up on Candida, I now know I periodically had all the Candida symptoms for many years; gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain. I also suffered from fatigue, periodic constipation followed by diarrhoea and some muscle weakness, irritability, confusion and brain fog. I also had most of the classic symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS),. However, being a “typical man” and busy at work, I didn´t go and see my Doctor. I just “soldiered on”.


I originally took spirulina when my health was in a seriously poor condition. I had recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. My gall bladder had just been removed in an emergency operation and my new Alternative Remedy Doctor told me my kidneys and liver were in trouble too. “Take 5 tablets of Spirulina in the morning and 5 at lunchtime each day, it will help your kidneys and your liver. And it will help with your diabetes too”. I really was in very bad shape. Today, Spirulina has helped to change my life. I now have NONE of the symptoms I have described above. I feel as if my body has been renewed and I feel so much fitter, stronger and full of energy.

I´m not a Doctor but I have long had an interest in alternative remedies, even though for years I abused my body eating and drinking far too much. Since taking Spirulina, my health has improved hugely.


Today, Spirulina has really helped to change my life. I feel as if my body has been completely renewed and I feel so much fitter, stronger and full of energy. I have so much energy.  I genuinely feel 10+ years younger. My memory has improved too. Oh, and I only very rarely have wind now!

My anecdotal evidence is that Spirulina clearly helps with Candida & IBS.

I now have none of the symptoms described above.


The Scientific Evidence

So, what is the scientific evidence? If you do a search, for a natural way to cure candida or IBS, most Doctor´s advice regarding Spirulina for Candida and IBS is couched in typically cautious language. This medical related site offers confirmation that Spirulina helps with Candida.

However, there are some scientific studies based on animal trials. A number of animal studies 2, 3, 4 provide scientific evidence that it’s an “effective antimicrobial agent, particularly for candida”. Studies
have been shown to encourage the growth of “healthy bacterial flora in the intestines”, this in turn, “inhibits candida from overgrowing and thriving in your body”. Exactly my experience. I´m sure it’s why I now feel so energised.


Spirulina – Yesterday and Today

You can find out more about spirulina on our site by checking this click through.  Here we explain the history of spirulina.

And today?

NASA are looking into it for Space Travel so it might help you here on earth!


Spirulina grows quickly and is environmentally friendly. It has far more protein than found in soybeans. Some describe it as being the food of the future.

How well researched is Spirulina? Is it safe for me to take?

You may wish to review our “What is Spirulina About” page to understand it more.  Clearly if you are considering taking Spirulina to help manage your candida or IBS, you would be wise to check with your Doctor or Medical Professional first, just to be sure it’s right for you.


If it’s right for you, you can find specific Spirulina reviews  on this page.

Please see the About page to see the references*

 

Treat Allergies Without Medication – Spirulina?

 

The Winter has gone. Its Spring outside. But suddenly you start sneezing. Other symptoms can include a cough, an itchy nose, fatigue, itchy, red eyes, runny nose and nasal congestion. Those who suffer from nasal congestion may find it unpleasant having a “blocked nose”. Indeed, Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever impacts on the quality of life, of a growing number of people all over the world. Is Spirulina the super food, the way to treat allergies without medication?


Allergies, Hay Fever, Allergic Rhinitis.

One of the unplanned additional benefits I have noticed from taking Spirulina regularly? I have not suffered from any allergies since. And in spring, where I live, there is a lot of dust and plenty of pollen in the air.

I originally took spirulina following the recommendation of my Alternative Remedy Doctor to help me with my liver, kidneys and diabetes.


My 70+ year-old Chinese alternative medicine Doctor looks about 45. He has many years’ experience and is the Doctor to many TV, film Stars, singers and celebrities in Mexico. With this amazing skill to look at somebody´s eyes and provide a diagnosis. He studies your eyes and tongue carefully and then makes a diagnosis. For those used to Western Medical practices, the speed he makes a diagnosis and then makes recommendations is astonishing.

“You have a problem with your kidneys and Liver”. “Take 5 Spirulina tablets twice a day in the morning and lunchtime to help. You should also take a tablet of milk thistle daily too, that will also help your Liver”. Spirulina, “very good to help your Diabetes too”. That was why I started to take Spirulina regularly and I haven´t looked back.


I personally prefer taking it in tablet format but you can mix it to shakes and other meals from powder.


I´m not a Doctor but I have an interest in alternative remedies. Since I was encouraged to take Spirulina by my Doctor, my health has improved considerably. I have so much energy and genuinely feel 10+ years younger. My memory has improved too. I have undertaken extensive research of Spirulina and I now try to keep up to date with the results of new studies. I am discovering more and more benefits. Another benefit is Allergic Rhinitis more commonly known as Hay Fever.


According to a study published in the US National Library of Medicine, Spirulina is clinically effective with allergic rhinitis. I have been taking spirulina for 3 years and where I live, there is lots of pollen and dust. In the past I used to suffer from Allergies. No longer! This super food that I have been taking for my type 2 diabetes, has this additional benefit of preventing allergies. I have not had any colds for three years either. I cannot say for sure that this is 100% down to the Spirulina, but I do think it has strengthened my system to the extent that I am less vulnerable to cold and flu viruses.


If you suffer from Hay Fever, here is the evidence that this super food might help you with your Hay Fever symptoms including; sneezing, blocked nose (nasal congestion) and itching.

Since the 2008 study, further studies (paragraph 4.3) have been undertaken that confirmed the previous studies findings that “Spirulina consumption significantly improves the symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis”.


Spirulina – The History, briefly

Spirulina has been around for thousands of years. It grew wild in lakes in Africa and Central and South America. When Cortes arrived in America, It was known to be a food consumed by the Aztecs. In the 1960´s French Researchers found Spirulina in abundance at Lake Texcoco, Mexico.

In the 1940´s, A French botanist found that people in Chad were eating a dry bread called “daei” was made of Sprulina. It is still harvested from their lakes and used for cooking. Likewise, in Mexico where it is known as Tecuitlatl. And its not just ancient and traditional tribes. NASA have studied it as a food for astronauts too.

 


Spirulina grows quickly and is environmentally friendly. It has far more protein than found in soybeans. Some describe it as being the food of the future.

How well researched is Spirulina? Is it safe for me to take?

Please see our About and also the history of spirulina. We discuss the few conditions it is not recommended for on this page.

If it’s right for you, you can find specific Spirulina reviews  on this page.

Please take a look at our About page to see the references* You can also learn a lot more about spirulina, by checking out this click through on the history of spirulina.

Natural Ways To Reduce Cholesterol And Triglycerides

Natural Ways To Reduce Cholesterol And Triglycerides

Studies Show, That Spirulina Is One Of The Natural Ways To Reduce Cholesterol And Triglycerides

According to an article by the US National Library of Medicines, Spirulina is now listed by the US Food and Drug Administration under the category of Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS), as “many toxicological studies have proven Spirulinas safety”.

This is encouraging for potential consumers of the super-food Spirulina as there is a considerable body of evidence that this is one of the natural ways to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. Studies show that Spirulina significantly reduces the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) “bad” cholesterol but does not impact on high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, known as the “good” cholesterol. The study in the US National Library of Medicines is typically cautious. It adds; “more research is needed before Spirulina can be officially recommended to lower cholesterol levels. However, its role as a natural food supplement in combating hyperlipidaemia, in combination with other therapeutic options, “should not be overlooked”.


Other Spirulina Studies

In other Spirulina studies, it has been shown that with regular consumption of Spirulina, there was no “significant reduction of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, otherwise known as “good” cholesterol but it “reduced significantly” the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, otherwise known as “bad” cholesterol. The UK Newspaper The Daily Express highlighted to its readers, the danger of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) “bad” cholesterol and described how Spirulina had been shown to reduce “bad” cholesterol.

Is Spirulina a way to reduce “bad” cholesterol fast? As the US National Library of Medicines article says, more evidence is still required to give a guaranteed answer. However, the growing body of evidence as highlighted in the UK Newspaper, certainly suggests it can be a helpful food supplement to help you achieve this. It’s encouraging to see the US Food and Drug Administration have listed Spirulina under the category; Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).


If you have high cholesterol and you are considering taking Spirulina to help manage it, you may wish to check with your Doctor or Medical Professional first, just to be sure its right for you. However, all the evidence I have seen, points to the fact that Spirulina is one of the natural way to reduce cholesterol.

For further information on Spirulina and how it might help you with your cholesterol or that of a loved one, please see the cholesterol page on this site.

Once you are sure this superfood is right for you, you can find specific Spirulina reviews on this page.

Please also peruse our About page to see the references* You can find out a lot more about spirulina, by checking out this click through on the history of spirulina. And on each of our pages and posts, we have links with supporting evidence.

Is Spirulina a natural cure for diabetes type 2?

Is Spirulina a natural cure for diabetes type 2?

Treat Allergies Without Medication

My 70-year-old Chinese alternative medicine Doctor looks about 45. He has many years’ experience and is the Doctor to many TV, film Stars, singers and celebrities in Mexico. With this amazing skill to look at somebody´s eyes, then pull the skin below your eye down and study your eyes carefully. After studying your tongue too, he then makes a diagnosis. For those used to Western Medical practices, the speed he makes a diagnosis and then makes recommendations is astonishing.


“You have a problem with your kidneys and Liver”. “Take 5 Spirulina tablets twice a day in the morning and lunchtime to help. You should also take a tablet of milk thistle daily too, that will also help your Liver”. Spirulina, “very good to help your Diabetes too”. So, is this just the latest cure for diabetes I wondered?


Sceptical or Skeptical?

Initially, I was. How could this “superfood” made from Green Algae help or be a natural cure for diabetes ? I continued to take my western, traditional type 2 diabetic medication on a regular basis. But I started to take the Spirulina too. Regularly, 10 tablets a day. About 4 or 5 grams a day. Recently there have been occasions due to supply problems where I live, when I have gone days or sometimes many weeks without taking the traditional medicine. Honestly, I have felt no ill effects. Quite the reverse in fact, when I only take Spirulina, I still feel incredibly energised. I also exercise on a regular basis. I believe the combination of a relatively careful diet, regular consumption of 4 grams of Spirulina a day, combined with vigorous exercise, has helped me. A lot.


Increase Energy Levels

Thanks I believe to Spirulina, I have far more energy today than ten years ago, with none of the typical symptoms of type 2 diabetes:

Symptoms of type 2 Diabetes

If you do a search for Diabetes symptoms, these are the classic ones you will find:

Frequent urination.
Increased thirst.
Always feeling hungry.
Feeling very tired.
Blurry vision.
Slow healing of cuts and wounds.
Tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands or feet.
Patches of dark skin.
Itching and yeast infections

When I was first diagnosed, I suffered a lot from needing to “pop to the loo” regularly, British English for going to the bathroom, I was often thirsty, hungry, felt often tired and my skin itched. A lot. No longer. And this includes the now quite lengthy periods when I have stopped taking the western medication. I am NOT advocating that if you are a type 2 Diabetic you should stop taking your traditional medication, but I am encouraging you to try Spirulina. It has changed my life for the better. It might help you.


I should add, I am very careful with my diet, avoiding any products with added sugar and ideally only with Stevia, but over the Christmas or “the Holidays” as people in the US prefer to say, I was also quite naughty. And at weekends I still enjoy a regular glass or more of red wine. But with the Spirulina, I feel no diabetic symptoms.


What the Scientists and Doctors Say?

Type 1 Diabetes

Korean researchers studying type 1 diabetes found that spirulina indicated a “protective role in the disease. Concluding that Spirulina may be used to enhance the survival of cells in type 1 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers found in 3 separate lab tests and studies with animals ( One, two, three, detailed report), that Spirulina reduces blood sugar levels.

In a study of 25 people, 2 g/day for 2 months produced results demonstrating “an appreciable lowering of fasting blood glucose” These findings suggest the positive impact of Spirulina in the control of blood glucose levels. Spirulina was also found to improve the lipid profile of those with type 2 diabetes. In a further study
there were encouraging results but suggested a further longer term study with a larger group should be undertaken.


Conclusion

Can we say at this stage that Spirulina is the natural cure for diabetes type 2 or type 1? Whilst it seems to help, the answer to this is No. However, we intend to follow up regularly on this site with information as more studies are undertaken and released. But, as you can see above, Spirulina certainly seems effective in controlling blood sugar levels. In my own case, I have personally seen excellent results with the regular consumption of Spirulina.

How well researched is Spirulina? Is it safe for me to take?

Please refer to the information on our What is Spirulina about page?

Any Spirulina you purchase should be sourced from a reliable supplier. So please be careful. You may wish to check this link with suggestions.

Where can I find Spirulina?

I have bought Spirulina in Mexico, online and in Chile. My experience has been very positive.

If it’s right for you, you can find specific Spirulina reviews  on this page.

Please take a look at our About page to see the references* & to learn more about spirulina, click through to visit our page on the history of Spirulina. There are also extensive supporting links on our pages to see the evidence for yourself.

 

 

Body Detox Naturally – with Spirulina

DETOX with Spirulina – is recommended by experts to help your detox.

Body Detox Naturally – with Spirulina
Body Detox Naturally – with Spirulina

Alternative Medical Practitioners

Although mainstream medicine does not advocate or regard a detox diet as useful or necessary many Alternative Practitioners including mine, do advocate a periodic detox diet as beneficial to you. Spirulina is regarded by super food experts as a healthy way to help your body detox naturally. You might wish to consider adding Spirulina to your home detox remedies.

Spirulina is regarded as nutritious by the World Health Organization who advocate that it has enormous potential to combat malnutrition.


The Medical Evidence for the Removal of Toxins

Does Spirulina help you to remove toxins from your body? Many Millions of people living in Chile, Taiwan, India and Bangladesh are exposed to arsenic through drinking water. Studies that were also published in the US National Library of Medicine have demonstrated that Spirulina “may be useful” for the treatment of arsenic poisoning with melanosis and keratosis. But the medical researchers added that more trials were needed. However, the results from the Spirulina study were encouraging.


Anecdotal evidence suggests Spirulina is widely regarded as being effective to help your detox with the removal of toxins.

Anecdotal evidence from Healthcare and Economically advanced Chile suggests that it does. In Chile, Spirulina is widely available and popular with people, particularly in mining Cities like Antofagasta with a history of arsenic poisoning in the tap water caused by many years of copper mining. The Alternative Remedy Pharmacy Chain Knop in Chile stock a wide range of Spirulina that is a popular product in Chile, even though the water now comes from a desalination plant rather than ground contaminated water caused by years of mining.


The impact of Spirulina on Cholesterol – Reduces “Bad” Cholesterol

Spirulina studies have also shown that with regular consumption of Spirulina, there was no “significant reduction of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, otherwise known as “good” cholesterol but it “reduced significantly” the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol. The UK Newspaper The Daily Express highlighted the danger low-density lipoprotein (LDL) “bad” cholesterol and described how Spirulina had been shown to reduce the “bad” cholesterol.


So why detox?

Whilst the human body has its own amazing in house detox system, with fast food and modern diets, from time to time, it’s helpful to give it a helping hand.

The three essential organs involved in detoxing the body naturally are the liver, colon and kidneys. Spirulina has been found in studies to help.

The liver, acts a bit like a filter preventing poisonous and toxic substances e.g. alcohol, entering the blood stream. Your kidneys also act like a filter too but this is with your blood, expelling toxins via your urine. Your colon has many bacteria that help your body to expel the waste from your body. As your Mother or Grandmother may have told you, its wise to keep this “regular”. Do you remember the effects on your colon after over eating chocolate? I used to eat excessive amounts of chocolate, since I have reduced and started to take Spirulina regularly, another benefit I have noticed is almost no “wind” or “gas”. The people I live and work with are very pleased !


Your liver, colon and kidneys need to be kept in good shape with nutritious food. As Spirulina is so nutritious, this is where it can help in your body detox as its packed with antioxidants that are great in the detox of your liver. But even if you choose not to “detox”, taking spirulina regularly is really helpful to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Spirulina is alkalizing to the body, supporting your liver so it acts as a liver detox food. It contains chlorophyll which is used to remove heavy metals and other poison from the body.  Its also packed with healthy vitamins and minerals. So it really is win win.


How well researched is Spirulina? Is it safe for me to take?

Please refer to our “What is Spirulina about?” page for detailed information.

Where can I find Spirulina?

Have you seen the “What is Spirulina about?” page?  Then you will now understand why these are the suppliers we can recommend


Please visit the About page to see the references* & to learn more about spirulina, click through to visit our page on the history of Spirulina.

Please also see our About page.