By Dr. Judy Wright, ND, MA, MH, CNHP
the oceans of Asia, England, and Europe, Bladderwrack is harvested.
It is a natural source of iodine, which is an essential nutrient
for the Thyroid gland. The function of the
Thyroid gland enhances the body's Lipotropic and Thermogenic processes.
Bladderwrack was the main source of iodine
for over 50 years in the 18th century, and was used to treat goiter.
In the 1860's, it was claimed that it could counter obesity by stimulating
the Thyroid and increasing the metabolic rate. Is is used for fatigue
and convalescence, and as an anti-rheumatic and anti-inflammatory
herb. Studies have found it to be helpful in improving skin and
mucous membranes. Many therapists have also used the herb for parasite
elimination, and even kidney function. It consists of alginic acid,
bromine iodine, mannitol, volatile oil, potassium, iodine, and a
variety of trace minerals. As a sea plant, this herb contains oxygen
obtained from the ocean.
1862, Dr. Duchesne-Duparc, while experimenting with Bladderwrack
in cases of chronic Psoriasis, found tht weight was reduced without
injuring health, and used the Bladderwrack with great success for
both purposes. Another doctor, Dr. Godfroy, experimented on himself,
losing 5 pounds in a week after taking Bladderwrack before three
meals a day. The bromine and iodine stimulated the absorbent glands
to increased activity, without causing an atrophied wasting
of the glands. Later experiments of Hunt and Seidell indicated that
the result of weight loss is brought about by stimulation of the
Thyroid gland, and helps reduce goiters. Chemists then made a juice
of fresh seaweed and dispensed it for clients with rheumatism, as
well as for children with rickets and joint problems, as well as
to dimish fat without harm.
WWII, the French Ministry of War experimented with kelp and
other seaweeds with regard to the value of it as food for horses.
A batch of "sick"horses were fed the usual ration of oats
and fodder, without seeing any difference. The other batch of"sick"
horses were fed a diet of seaweed. This trial resulted in the cure
of sick horses fed this seaweed, while other fed on oats remained
"out of health."
a study done by Mary J. Shomon, she states that more than thirteen
million Americans have a Thyroid problem, especially women, but
don't know it yet!
Thyroid "a butterfly-shaped gland" located in the neck,
is the master gland of metabolism. When your Thyroid does not function
properly, it can affect every aspect of your health, especially
weight, depression, emotions, energy levels, heart disease, irregular
heartbeat, hormones, and more.
J. Shomon's study states that hair frequently becomescoarse, dry,
beaking, brittle, and falls out easily with a Thyroid wekness. Skin
also can become dry, thick, scaly, or fragile. Constipation, diarrhea,
or irritablebowel syndrome is associated with hyperthyroidism. Swelling
in the neck area can be a sign of hypothryoidism. Muscle/joint problems,
even carpal tunnel, can be a sign of thyroid problems. Hormones,
menstrual, and fertility problems can be a sign of thyroid problems.
Family history of goiter, or gland trouble may be referring to thyroid
problems. Fatigue is a big problem with people with thyroid problems.
Panic attacks, depression, emotional problems, and anxiety is often
a sign of thyroid problems. Weight changes or difficulty losing
weight is a sign of hypothroidism.
natural product for the Thyroid, containing Bladderwrack, was developed
by native El Pasoan, Dr. Judy Wright, ND, through her company, Ancient
Legacy, called "Ocean'sGold."
ingredients found in Ocean's Gold, include Sea Kelp, Japanese Seaweed,
Spirulina, Dulse, Sea Cucumber, Chlorella, Green and Blue Algae,
and CoQ10, plus a few other herbs, known for centries to support
the Thyroid gland.
Wright's Ocean's Gold product contains CoQ10 (Co-Enzyme Q-10), also
known as Ubiquinone, a potent natural antioxidant found in good
amounts in a healthy body. CoQ10 is very necessary for energy production
reaponsible for out life processes. It is a component of every cell
in the body, and as the level drops, so does our gneral health status.
Low levels can result in many problems, including high lood pessure,
heart attack, angina, irregular hearbeat, immunesystem depression,
periodontal discease, general lack of energy, and obesity. CoQ10
given to laboratory animals extend their lives greatly.
and algae have been known for many years to provide a multitude
of other health benefits, also. Seaweed baths in ancient times provided
help to many for not only Thyroid problems, but for arthritis, rheumatism,
and other joint problems.
of so many Americans suffering with varied types of Thyroid probems,
this may be a product you might want more information on.