Why we choose Ascophyllum nodosum – is it the best seaweed for health and nutrition?

Why we choose Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed   A. nodosum, commonly know as egg-wrack, is a brown seaweed with large swollen egg shaped air bladders at intervals along the middle of the frond. Its northern limits are the White Sea in the east and Baffin Island in the...

Should Vegans Eat Seaweed – Vegan month special

It’s vegan month! The month of November is all about celebrating the vegan lifestyle, educating others on the benefits and becoming more aware of what being vegan entails. Practicing a plant-based diet isn’t for everyone but this life choice is increasing...

Wondering how to cook seaweed?

We have the answer! Seaweed is a great, healthy addition to any meal but are you still wondering how to cook seaweed? Sometimes a lump of dried or fresh seaweed can be a bit daunting so why not cook with seaweed using Weed & Wonderful seaweed infused oils. It...

I’m Pregnant, Is Seaweed Good For Me? – Seaweed During Pregnancy

So, chances are you’re reading this because you’re pregnant… Or you’re trying for a baby. Or maybe you’re actually just interested in the workings of a pregnant human and are curious as to what exactly the benefits of eating seaweed...

Can seaweed help your metabolism?

We’ve all heard of our metabolism, but what exactly is it? And can seaweed help your metabolism? Get an organic, vegan friendly source of seaweed here! What is Metabolism? Technically it is ‘the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in...

Vegan Protein Balls With Seaweed

Doctor Seaweed’s Weed & Wonderful Oaty Vegan Protein Balls With Seaweed   Who knew that you could make vegan protein balls with seaweed?! – Check out our online store for all your seaweed needs! With so many people getting into health and fitness it’s...

Seaweed Infused Rapeseed Oil – Why We Use Rapeseed Oil In Our Products

  Why use seaweed infused rapeseed oil?     Well, if you haven’t already worked it out by the title, our Seaweed Infused Rapeseed Oil contains…yep, you guessed it! Rapeseed oil.   We often receive lots of questions about the type of oil used in our...

Are You Ready For Summer with seaweed? – It May Be Able To Help!

Okay, so are you ready for summer with seaweed?!     No? We’re well into July so you may be thinking it’s too late to get ready for summer – but it’s never too late to make yourself feel better. Whether it’s for an upcoming sunny getaway or if you’re...

Iodine deficiency is no longer just a third world issue – so where can you get a source of iodine?

Iodine deficiency is re-emerging in developed industrialised countries, raising public health concerns, and emphasising the need for supplementation programs and fortification with a source of iodine. The Problem Director General of British Nutrition Foundation,...

Iodine Deficiency – How Seaweed Can Help

How much do you know about iodine deficiency and how seaweed can help? Here Dr Craig Rose explains: What is iodine and iodine deficiency Iodine is a naturally occurring element, found in foods such as dairy, fish and other seafoods, but in very limited amounts in land...

Could you be Iodine Deficient as a result of a Dairy Free Diet?

Dr Craig Rose summarises, why some people could be iodine deficient as a result of a dairy free diet (that is insufficient in iodine), and how seaweed may benefit it. Dairy Free Diets Approximately  three quarters of the world’s population may be dairy intolerant....

How to include Seaweed in your Diet

What is it?…. Seaweed is an algae, and scientifically is referred to as marine macro-algae (that means the big algae that grows in the sea!) In general, seaweed is a highly sustainable resource, as it requires no land, freshwater or fertiliser to grow. Seaweed...

Seaweed During Pregnancy – the Number One Craving!!

Can you believe it – seaweed during pregnancy is apparently the number one craving!! This may not be as odd as you think, especially when we explore the sceince and importance of seaweed nutrition during pregnancy and beyond. During pregnancy there are often...

Iodine Deficiency in the UK – Could Iodine from Seaweed be the answer?

A recent report from the Iodine Global Network states that the UK “now ranks seventh among the ten most iodine-deficient nations in the world, one of only two high income countries on the list.” This is a pretty shocking statement, and we explore here if iodine...

Marlene’s Macro Paella (+ seaweed nutrition)

As a Friday treat of a tasty, healthy and filling dish, why not try today or this weekend another of Marlene Watson-Tara’s great recipes. Marlene’s Macro Paella  Ingredients ½ tsp Saffron Threads 1 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 onion, finely chopped ¼...

Why Seaweed Supply can Benefit Vegans and Vegetarians?

There are not many ways for vegans and vegetarians to get certain vitamins and minerals as they don’t eat fish and meat. So, there may be a great deal of difficulty in finding a proper source of iodine, calcium, magnesium and omega3 fatty acids. When this is the case,...

Back to school: Iodine rich foods are important for our children’s memory and is another seaweed benefit!

Iodine is an essential trace element, and our body really needs it to stay healthy and fit. Our children are about to be back to schools again. That’s why it is high time to discuss iodine rich foods and their importance for development and growth. The truth is there...

Can Seaweed Supply Make you Slimmer?

Research shows that incorporating seaweed as part of a healthy diet may help with weight management and make you feel better and … lighter! Studies from Newcastle University discovered that specific seaweed extracts have a great deal of influence on the fat absorbing...

Seaweed Supply Can Restore Your Energy and Cheer You Up!

A good seaweed supply into our diet could make you feel more energetic throughout the day, replacing coffee and energy drinks, a University of Texas study suggests. One cup of coffee, two cups of coffee, three cups … this is what we usually do to stay focused...