October 28, 2010

Miso Soup & Sea Vegetables

The sea vegetable in this soup is detoxifying and cleaning for the body.  Seaweed is 'cold' in nature and its main action is that of clearing heat and transforming phlegm nodules.  This action of reducing phlegm-heat is connected to seaweed ability to promote urination, which is an avenue to guide the hot-phlegm out of the body.  Both of these functions are cleaning and clearing in nature.  Modern research for seaweed has shown it has the ability to lower cholesterol (phlegm plaques), which is related to the cleaning action seaweed has on the body.  Further, seaweed can bind with heavy metals (such as mercury and lead) and guide them out of the body.  This last bit of modern research has prompted the use of various species of sea vegetables for detoxifying radioactive contamination.  Try to buy seaweed that comes from healthy seas, since seaweed detoxifies the oceans too and can absorb toxins from the ocean.

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