Almst every morning I have a glass of a green drink called Alive. It has just about every vitamin and mineral known to man, but the reason I drink it is because of teh algae in it.
Being in a chiropractor in San Diego as long as I have, I have come to one conclusion. Our bodies seem to run best if we can match the lifestyle we had 20,000 years ago. What would life have been like? We would have had to have been running a lot, from things and after things. We would have climbed trees to get food, lifted big hunks of all kinds of things, and we would have had to drink.
Now I like to drink from the clean mountain stream as much as the next guy, but in all my years of hiking, and watching nature shows, how often is the water source they drink from, or you find on the trail, a clear bubling brook with nothing inside? It almost always has algae in it.
Algae is simply a plant made of one cell that lives together in big groups. It turns sunlight and minerals into energy. Because there may be other junk in pond water, I would suggest skipping drinking it unless you are a water quality expert, but the cool thing is you can buy fresh healthy algae in a bottle.
Whole Foods market who has been so good to me here in San Diego, (They opened two chiropractic and massage centers for me in their stores when they first came to town), sells algae in many forms. I buy this powder stuff Alive because it is fast and stores well. I also buy algae drinks made by Naked Juice and other fresh juice companies.
Drinking algae just gives me the feeling like I am putting something in my body that it has been missing. Chiropractic is not a cure all, although sometimes chiropractic patients, and chiropractors feel like it is, so you also need to support your body in other ways. So three cheers for goopy green healthy algae!
Just make sure you drink the algae out of a bottle from a reputable company, and not out of your back yard, or some pond down the street! I have no experience with drinking wild algae, so consult an expert first.
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