Chlorella: an Extremely Nutritive Micro-Algae
Chlorella is a type of green micro-algae that is extremely nutritive and has many impressive health-boosting properties. This nutritionally dense ‘superfood’ will help heal and restore your body to good health.
Chlorella contains high levels of the essential fatty acids, namely Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is vital for healthy brain function. These beneficial fats are needed for a healthy heart, nervous system and for a strong functioning immune system. GLA is also beneficial for reducing inflammation in the body, useful for arthritis, reducing cholesterol, and preventing cardiovascular disease.
The Richest Source of Chlorophyll
Chlorella is the richest source of chlorophyll of all land and sea plants. Chlorophyll is cleansing and detoxing, promoting the removal of heavy metals from the body. Heavy metals such as mercury, lead and aluminium can accumulate in the body from our diets, fillings and environment. Chlorella is beneficial to take before and after having mercury fillings removed. Chlorophyll helps support liver function so the liver can eliminate toxins from your body safer and more effectively.
Dosage of Chlorella
A maintenance dose is 5-10 grams of chlorella is recommended daily, mixed in with a juice or in a smoothie.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Guy - Art of Healing
Lisa Guy is a highly qualified Sydney based naturopath and author, with 10 years of clinical experience. Lisa runs a busy naturopathic clinic in Double Bay called ‘Art of Healing’. Lisa is passionate about helping people achieve optimal health and wellbeing, through good wholesome foods, nutritional supplementation, healing herbs and homeopathic remedies. Being a mum of two, Lisa has a particular interest in supporting women through pregnancy and beyond, and for children’s health and nutrition. Lisa is also the author of ‘My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition’, ‘Heal Yourself’, and ‘Pregnancy Essentials’. Lisa is an avid health writer, being the resident nutritionist for Body and Soul magazine, and regularly writing for a number of health and natural parenting magazines and websites.http://www.artofhealing.com.au
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