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Seaweed therapy saves the lives of a newborn and her mother — watch the amazing video

BBC News’ Sarah Corker reported on the incredible seaweed therapy which took place… Seaweed therapy helped to rescue the lives of both Rapeewan Parcell and her infant daughter after serious complications during the birth process. Follow the link below and watch the report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-20106804/seaweed-therapy-used-to-save-mother-and-baby Rapeewan, who lives in Bridlington with her husband, was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, a potentially fatal condition which forms in the late stages of pregnancy. Symptoms include high blood pressure, swelling and protein in the urine. It affects around one in ten pregnancies, and the specific cause is still unknown. Rapeewan lost six pints of blood during the birth as a result of her pre-eclampsia, but healthcare professionals at Hull Royal Infirmary decided against conventional medication and chose instead to implement a pioneering treatment. This treatment was seaweed therapy. The seaweed therapy involved fibres from seaweed being used to stem the flow of Rapeewan’s bleeding — saving both her own life and her daughter’s life. This is a wonderful use of seaweed, and we’re so glad that Rapeewan and her daughter are both safe and well! Seaweed therapy is just one incredible way that seaweed can benefit us… There are many benefits to seaweed in terms of our nutritional health, as research has shown. These include seaweed acting as a healthy salt replacement, helping our cognitive development, managing our weight and blood sugar levels, and being a fantastic source of iodine. Iodine is an important nutrient for normal thyroid function. Many of us in the country suffer from an iodine deficiency, including 76% of school-aged girls in the UK. Research has even shown that for pregnant women, having a diet sufficient...

It’s clear – seaweed is a superfood!

Companies are starting to understand that seaweed is a superfood – and with good reason! Recently, people have been catching on and realising that seaweed is a superfood. In fact, it’s one of the best superfoods around. Doctor Seaweed® is here to tell you why… Reports by Innova Market Insights show a 10% increase in global supplements containing seaweed ingredients. Global product launch activity involving seaweed ingredients has also grown consistently since 2011. This means that more people keep discovering that seaweed is a superfood. Aquaculture, or farming the ocean, has seen the seaweed demand soar in worldwide production as an organic source of nutrients and as a salt replacer. In fact, worldwide cultivation of seaweed currently exceeds 25 million metric tonnes. Whilst the West is just beginning to realise that seaweed is a superfood, the East has known that seaweed is a superfood for many centuries. This results in a nice variety in uses of seaweed ingredients worldwide. From North American Sports Powders to salty snacks in Asia, to healthy supplements across Europe – seaweed is being put to use in different places and in different ways! Let’s take a look at some of the most exciting ways seaweed is being used by brands, as they realise that seaweed is a superfood. Holland and Barrett know that seaweed is a superfood! Holland and Barrett launched alternative eggs – yes, eggs! – made from algae earlier this year – high in fibre and half the calories of hen’s eggs! They’re made from algal, an ingredient derived from water-dwelling algae. TerraVia know that seaweed is a superfood! TerraVia are beginning...