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    Way of Life’s March Newsletter

    Yay!  March has arrived bringing us Daylight Savings Time on the 12th and the first day of Spring on the 20th.  It’s time to see more sun and warmer weather!  Bye, bye rain!

    Way of life has two great specials to prepare your tired winter parched skin for the new season. All Derma E body products are 25% off. The Omega 3’s by Nordic Naturals are 20% off.

    With the “GREEN” ( St. Patrick’s on March 17th ) in mind, we are including an article and recipe on seaweed.  Seaweed has many benefits and can be tasty too.

    Hope you are able to check out  our lectures this month.  Back by popular demand,  Lela Carney, LAc, SEP will talk further on recovery from traumatic trauma. Madhu  Brodkey M.F.S. will again be with us this year to explain what is store for us in the year 2017.


    by Susun Weed   Reprinted with permission. Excerpted from the text “Healing Wise – A Wise Woman’s Herbal”

    Seaweed is an everyday miracle.

    The benefits of including seaweed’s optimum nourishment into your daily diet are extensive: increased longevity, enhanced immune functioning, revitalization of the cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive, and nervous systems, and relief from minor aches and pains. No wonder seaweed has been part of the traditional diet of all coastal cultures, including the people of Japan, Korea, China, Iceland, Denmark, Wales, Scotland, Hawaii, and the South Pacific Islands, and all the people who had trading contacts with the coastal cultures. 

    All seaweeds are high in fiber. Those in the brown family supply large amounts of algin as well. Each seaweed contains a wide range of essential nutrients, including enzymes, nucleic acids, amino acids, minerals, trace elements, and A, B, C, D, E, and K vitamin complexes. Seaweeds offer us zest for life and the perfect medium for electrical nerve flow.

     Benefits from a wise woman alliance with seaweed – glossier hair, more luminous skin, less digestive distress, renewed energy and stamina, rekindled sexual desires, and reawakened delight in life – will be noticeable in about 13 weeks.

    Seaweed is an Ally with Lots of Heart

    Seaweed is an ally with lots of heart. Dancing, singing seaweed strengthens circulation, balances blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, builds healthy blood, increases the veins and hearts contractile force, restores and increases cardiac efficiency, nourishes and prolongs the life of the heart muscle, and encourages rhythmical working of the heart in all its aspects: physical, emotional, and inspirational.

    How can weeds with so much sodium (we all know salt raises blood pressure) be good for the heart and even hypotensive – that is, capable of lowering blood pressure~

    Sodium is not to blame for high blood pressure. Sodium chloride may be. Table salt may be. But table salt contains sugar, aluminum salts, and several other agents as well as sodium chloride. This is an unnatural salt solution and one that creates cardiovascular stress. The naturally occurring sodium in seaweeds (and garden weeds) bathes the inner being with rich salty nourishment, like the amniotic fluid of our original home. This sodium relieves tension in blood vessels made brittle by immersion in the wrong saline solution, table salt. (Note that commercial sea salt is usually as full of free flowing agents and other addenda as commercial table salt. Real evaporated seawater salt is pinkish in color. As usual, if it’s white, you can’t trust it.)

    Seaweed is a wonderful green ally to use with other Wise Woman ways when healing those with problems of the heart and circulation including atherosclerosis, hypertension, chilly extremities, varicosities, heart infections, repressed feelings, and self blame.

    Seaweed is a Great Way to Stay in Shape

    By providing optimum nourishment to the thyroid, helping to regulate metabolism, and increasing the effectiveness of the digestive system, seaweed helps you get in shape and stay that way.

    Seaweed Properties and Uses

    • Protective – anti-radiation, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-toxic, anti-rheumatic, antibiotic, antibacterial, alterative.
    • Nutritive – trace mineral supplement, cardio-tonic, rejuvenative, aphrodisiac.
    • Mucilaginous – Emollient, demulcent, aperient, anti-constipative, diuretic
    • Anti-stress- Analgesic, calmative, anti-pyretic.

    Susun Weed, green witch and wise woman, is an extraordinary teacher with a joyous spirit, a powerful presence, and an encyclopedic knowledge of herbs and health. She is the voice of the Wise Woman Way, where common weeds, simple ceremony, and compassionate listening support and nourish health/wholeness/holiness. She has opened hearts to the magic and medicine of the green nations for three decades. Ms. Weed’s four herbal medicine books focus on women’s health topics including: menopause, childbearing, and breast health. Visit her site www.susunweed.com. Link to the source book: http://tinyurl.com/zcbgvm9 –  Image from http://www.womenfitness.net


    from Susun Weed 

    Mother Earth Ocean Soup

    3 onions, chopped, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 6 potatoes, cubed; 2 carrots & 2 parsnips sliced cup dried or fresh wild greens, 1 cup dried seaweed of your choice, 12 cups pure water.

    Sauté onions in oil until brown. Add all the remaining ingredients and cook until vegetables are done. 

    Adjust seasonings adding sea salt as needed and let mellow overnight or serve immediately.

    Green and Purple Salad

    4 cups of watercress, 1 cup dulse pieces, 1 cup goat cheese, Olive oil and lemon at table for dressing

    Tear watercress and dulse into pieces. Arrange on 4 plates of brilliant hue. Sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese. Dress with oil and lemon. (Voila!)

    Carrot, Onion, & Hijiki

    1 Cup dried hijiki, 1 cup warm water, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 onions crescent cut, 2 carrots diagonal cut, 1 tablespoon tamari

    Soak hijiki in water about 20-30 minutes. Cut onions in half from top to bottom, then cut into slices. Cook onions in oil until very brown. Put the carrots in an even layer over the onions. Top with a layer of hijiki. Add tamari and about half of the soaking water and cover pan tightly. Cook until the carrots are tender.

    Rare and Common Soup

    8 shitake mushrooms, 1 cup dried seaweed, 6 cups pure water, 1 teaspoon garlic oil, 6 oz soba noodles, 1 tablespoon tamari or miso

    Soak shitake and seaweed separately in hot water for 30 minutes. Reserve the liquid when draining. Slice shitake caps, saving the stalks for later use. Bring the water to a boil and add seaweed, garlic oil, reserved soaking liquid (minus any grit that settles), and the noodles. Cook uncovered at high heat until seaweed is soft.

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