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Sodium alginate, is the basis of the original MSG, the glutamic acid being derived from seaweed, kombu(kelp) specifically. It's a chelator, flavor enhancer & yes, it is an excellent detox agent. Even useful in binding heavy metals & rendering radioactive isotopes inert & thus speeding their possible removal from the body. Japanese atomic bomb victims who consumed lots of seaweeds, miso soup, brown rice (good for the bran in absorbing things), pickles & other traditional, whole, indigenous foods, fared much better, hell they lived & recovered, whereas their white rice, sugar eating countrymen did not do well, most did not recover or survive the aftermaths of Nagasaki nor Hiroshima. There is tons of studies documenting this.
Hmm. Thanks for the info *she says while munching on a SeaSnax*
But I wonder if sodium alginate gives people who are sensitive to MSG problems or if it is only the refined product that is unhealthy to many.
I'd put my money on the latter... akin to the difference between chewing some coca leaves while hiking in the andes, and snorting lines off a hookers butt.
Definately, it is the hookers butt that makes the coca dangerous.
Learning the intricacies of healthy eating and nourishing my body the right way. I am not bald, that is a Vitamin D collector. Time to Grok and Roll!
Eased into a primal diet starting at Christmas 2011. Goal weight - 205 started: 240 pounds waist 40, now 227 pounds and waist 38 Summer 2012 - weight =215 and waist is actually still 39" ljbprrfmof = LJ = Little John = John
Hmm. That still leaves open the possibility of taking large doses of potassium with your large doses of sodium, if it's just blood pressure that's at issue from sodium intake. Has anyone with sodium related blood pressure issues tried dosing themselves with equally ludicrous amounts of potassium at the same time? If so, did it make any difference?[/QUOTE]