A Dose of Seaweed

//A Dose of Seaweed

A Dose of Seaweed

Miso Soup and Seaweed

Miso Soup and Seaweed


Seaweed is coming into the limelight as a superfood because of its abundance of unique nutrients and health benefits. Using seaweed in cooking provides the best protection available against environmental toxins and radioactivity. The iodine in brown seaweed helps maintain the thyroid as well as protect against radioactive iodine. Seaweed protects against and helps pull radiation and heavy metals (such as: mercury, cadmium, barium, lead, arsenic, radioactive strontium-90, to name a few) from the body by binding with them and rendering them inert. Toasted nori has natural anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-septic properties.

Preparing seaweeds in appropriate ways allows us to derive the maximum benefit of their properties. Seaweed is similar to salt in that it is important for our health, vitality and immunity, but too much negates these benefits. It’s also important to buy high-quality seaweeds from natural food stores and companies.


I recommend preparing these various seaweeds in the following ways:

Nori (between a few and several sheets/wk)- in a roll, as a snack, as a garnish*

Wakame (1 or 2 inch pieces/serving often or daily)- in miso soups, in vegetable soups, or sauteed with vegetables

Kombu (standard postage stamp piece – 2 inch strips)- best cooked with beans (2 inch strips) or in a grain dish (stamp-sized)

Arame and Hijiki- best cooked with onions and carrots as a side dish.



*also great for cats and dogs!

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:58+00:00 May 1st, 2014|Adjusting Your Diet|5 Comments

About the Author:

Denny Waxman is an internationally recognized teacher, counselor, and writer on health, natural healing and macrobiotics.


  1. Andrew Chaplowitz May 1, 2014 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    There was a seaweed scare after the tsunami in Japan. However, Mike Adams of Natural News, tested the post-tsunami sold seaweed from Japan. While many had high levels of toxic metals, he took it one step further. Using a device that stimulates a human stomach, the tests revealed that non of the toxic metals were absorbed in the body, while the minerals were!
    Sea vegetables–indeed a true super-food.

    • Denny Waxman May 1, 2014 at 10:03 pm - Reply

      Thank you. I assumed that would be the case. It would be good to post a link to the documentation.

  2. Denise May 2, 2014 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    I was concerned about the sea vegetables from South East Asia as well. Thank you for the update & yes please post the link. Also, my dog loves toasted nori.

  3. Susan roberts May 7, 2014 at 4:02 am - Reply

    Thank you for that good to have my intuitions confirmed x

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