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How to Boost Your Immune System with Wakame Seaweed



Eating seaweed salad may boost the efficacy of vaccinations and help treat cold sores, herpes, Epstein-Barr virus, and shingles.

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What else can seaweed salad do (other than tasting yummy)? See Wakame Seaweed Salad May Lower Blood Pressure (

In general sea vegetables are good sources of iodine (Iodine Supplements Before, During, and After Pregnancy ( and may be one reason Japanese women have historically had such low rates of breast cancer (Which Seaweed is Most Protective Against Breast Cancer?(

What else can we do to boost our immunity? Check out:
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• Preserving Athlete Immunity with Chlorella (
• Preserving Immune Function in Athletes With Nutritional Yeast (
• Benefits of Green Tea for Boosting Antiviral Immune Function (

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  1. uuuhhhh, you ever hear of fukushima? check your 'study dates' … i personally didn't see one after 2012, with the possible exclusion of the '2013 american society for nutrition' paper which as i could see was nothing more than the gathering of older information. so, … unless you have a 'virgin/organic … non radioactive' source, what is the point of this conversation? green tea from japan, the same thing. i live in hawaii, we are surrounded and i take a russian 'geiger counter' to buy fresh fish, feel the burn!

  2. Very interesting. I have some questions: Is there any difference between the effect of Wakame and Kelp in the immune system? Is it known what is the specific compound in Wakame that boost the immune system? Is Iodine related to this boost in the immune system? What about the autoimmune patients? If the Wakame boosts the antibody response (in general?), would it be safe for them to eat it? Thank you.

  3. I freezed the frame at 2.26 of the numbers in the study.. correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that a chart of different seaweed tested and a lot of them have just the same or even better scores then the wakame? So wouldn't most seaweed work? Why are you just talking about one? Look at "Hizikia Fusiformis" it's TWICE the score of "Undaria Pinnatifida".. Thoughts???

  4. So, why not just skip the flu shot and take the seaweed ? It appears to have some efficacy on its own. If you read the Cochrane report, the vaccine doesn't, plus you avoid the nasty adjuvants in the vaccine.

  5. Tasmanian Wakame, amazing, move to the southern hemisphere and consume fresh seaweed that is slightly dried but DO NOT WASH IT WITH FRESH WATER, do not Sun dry for long to retain nutrients Incl, yep cobalamin. boom

  6. 100% vegan diets are the unhealthiest diets in the world perharps you should research a little bit more and dont get stuck with this doctor or guru that is reccomending 100% plants and no animal product.

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