The transition into fall is often bittersweet. Seaweed can help ease body, heart and mind with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Your skin type and age do not matter, seaweed is healing, calming and restoring to all.
There are a few easy ways to incorporate seaweed into your life. Our Seaweed n' Roses scrub is a gentle way to keep your face happy. It works with all skin types due to the powers of seaweeds and is especially beneficial to anyone struggling with breakouts, dry patches and stress rashes. An occasional full body seaweed scrub after a stressful period, travel or before a big event is a way to help achieve harmony in body and spirit.
Adding seaweed to your diet ensures you get all your trace vitamins, minerals and amino acids. One important one is typtophan, an amino acid that helps in the production of serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter made in your brain that keeps you balanced and positive. Cooking with seaweed doesn't have to be daunting, think of seaweed as a spice and sprinkle on just about anything including pasta, beans, casseroles, potatoes, vegetables.......... One seasonings mix I love is Springtide Seaweed's Italian Blend which is rich in Kelp. Made from farmed seaweed right down the road from our Gouldsboro studio it adds a zesty flavor to pizza, pasta and potatoes. I also love their Kelp and Cheese Seasonings because it's so yummy on popcorn. Another blend I adore is Maine Coast Sea Vegetable's Dulse and Garlic . Perfect when you want a pop of flavor. When you treat seaweed like a spice it's a fun way to enhance your dishes while getting a healthy dose of essential nutrition.
Seaweed can also be taken internally. I take a Micro-Max supplement daily. 4Source is a Maine company that began making animal supplements, I believe for horses. The pet owners seeing the beneficial results in their animals wanted the same for themselves and families. I love how 4Source describes their product-
- it is not a drug
- not an overnight miracle
- not a substitute for a good diet
- and it will not change a poor lifestyle into a good one
This is true for seaweed in general. Paying attention to our bodies, being mindful of ingredients and getting both rest and exercise are the key ingredients to being resilient and having the reserves to handle stressful times.
Full disclosure- all the seaweed I have written about is from Maine and produced by Maine companies. It's what I know, use and love. I might be a tiny bit biased being a "Mainer". To learn more about Maine Seaweed visit the Maine Seaweed Council's website.