The Amazing Health Benefits Of Algae w. Catherine Arnston (Ep 55)

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Key Information

Algae is a superfood

Algae is the most nutrient-dense, plant-based food in the world, with 64% protein, 40 vitamins/minerals, and many health benefits.

Energy Bits is a leading algae company

Energy Bits was founded by Catherine Arnston, an algae nutrition expert, to bring algae into the mainstream and help people improve their health.

Spirulina and chlorella are two types of algae

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that boosts energy, immunity, and brain function. Chlorella is a green algae that detoxes, heals, and rejuvenates the body.

Algae can be consumed as tablets

Energy Bits sells algae tablets that are naturally grown, toxin-free, Non-GMO, and vegan. They can be swallowed or chewed as a snack or supplement.

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Catherine Arnston from Energy Bits joined me on the podcast to discuss all things algae nutrition.  Catherine, an algae nutrition expert, discussed the full spectrum of benefits that come with adding algae in the form of spirulina and chlorella into your diet.  Algae, the purest form of plant life in the world, is a protein powerhouse, an energy generator, and a detox machine.

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About Catherine Arnston

Catherine Arnston is an expert in algae nutrition, wellness thought leader, entrepreneur, and sought-after speaker.  She has an MBA, BA Hons, and is a board-certified health coach

Catharine started ENERGYbits after her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and was advised by her oncologist that an alkaline diet would help her heal. Catharine immediately sprung into action to help her sister research alkaline foods and in the process she discovered algae. When Catharine learned that algae was the most alkaline, plant-based, nutrient-dense food in the world and had been used for fifty years in Asia to improve health and longevity, she knew she had discovered something big (and yes, her sister fully recovered – thanks for asking).

As Catharine dug into the science of algae, she learned it had 64% protein, 40 vitamins/minerals and was endorsed by the United Nations and NASA as the most nutrient-dense food in the world. She also discovered there were 100,000 studies documenting its long list of benefits and it was the most sustainable, eco-friendly food crop in the world. And yet algae remained virtually unknown outside of Asia. How could this be possible? Catharine knew algae could be a game-changer for our health, our children, and our world if she could only convince people it wasn’t weird. And so ENERGYbits was born.

It took Catharine ten years to bring algae into the mainstream and build ENERGYbits into a national company. We’re glad she finally did because now you and your family can benefit from our naturally grown, toxin-free, Non-GMO algae tablets too. A handful will help satisfy your hunger, help give you steady energy, and help ensure your nutritional needs are met. All this from a food that has one ingredient, no chemicals, caffeine, sugar, or processing and is the most sustainable, safe, eco-friendly, crop in the world – algae. Your body and Mother Earth say thank you. And we do too.

Topics Discussed

  • Alkaline Diet
  • Algae
  • Health benefits of algae
  • Spirulina
  • Alkaline diet
  • Algae great for detox
  • Algae has 18/20 aminos
  • Blue green vs Green Algae
  • Spirulina vs Chlorella.. Both grown in fresh water.
  • Healing properties of Chlorphyll
  • Omega 3 fats keep cell membrane permeable
  • Chlorella heals cell wall
  • Algae works for every diet
  • Algae Agricultural Act

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Erik Abramowitz is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Naturopathic Doctoral student, health coach, and father. He is the primary content creator for and the host of the Holistic Nootropics Podcast.

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