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We’re Moving!

We’re excited to announce: We’re relocating our facility to Cumberland, BC this summer! We’ve outgrown our building in Courtenay, and are ready to expand to a larger workshop. Stay tuned for updates and sneak peeks as we undertake the big move.

Expect Shipping Delays: Towards the end of May, our facility will temporarily shut down for 2-3 days during the move. We apologize for the inconvenience, and encourage all of our customers to make purchases a week in advance to avoid delays in shipment. Feel free to reach out to us with any concerns or questions.

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The Sacred Masculine; Supporting Our Strong Warrior From Within

The Sacred Masculine; Supporting Our Strong Warrior From Within

By Angela Willard

I’ve recently come out of a long cycle, firmly planted on purpose, where I had surrendered myself and my abilities towards growing and cultivating the things I held dearest to my heart. Throughout this journey, I hadn’t planned on sacrificing my well being in the process, which is what began to happen as I ploughed on at full fight and flight speed, in order to get things done.  

Eventually, my plate became so full that something had to give- although I realized that between the commitment to my family, and the responsibility to my business, I couldn’t find an area of least importance I wanted to release. In acknowledging this truth, I needed to assess the ways in which I was showing up, and how I could enhance my energy reserves out of a constant state of overwhelm. How could I shift the feeling of “I can’t handle this” to “I got this”? I eventually realized it came down to perspective. Not only is perspective a way of mind, it is also connected to a way of physical being. When the body is overwhelmed by stress, it directly affects the mind’s eye in which it views the world. hand holding globe at sunset

We can change our external lives to mirror a more zen, minimalist tone in many arenas, but there are some areas that we hold so dear to us, in which our passions can express themselves, that we strive to fill them to the brim with strong efforts. Calling on and drawing from our inner reserves to manifest our soul’s purpose needs core strength to keep us well connected to mindful ways.

Experiencing this process has taught me much about balance, give and take, presence, wellness, and to how to be there to nourish myself as much as I do for others. In practicing what I have learned, I am able to bring my wellness forth as fuel to accomplish my goals.

What I’ve come to realize is this:

When I feel supported, nourished, and strong from within, I experience my day with an open flow that simply feels right.

In times when I feel stretched to my fullest while carrying my strengths capacity, I need to lean into the support of the net I’ve woven of loved ones, plant allies, personal prayers, and rooting practices that carry me through.

Currently, a support I lean into are the tonic herbs in the Sacred Masculine formula.

Essentially, this formula has been created to work on the stress response, recalibrating the perception of stress to the modern day culture we now live in. It helps to re-wire our nervous system to respond appropriately to today’s world, versus automatically switching into a fight or flight mode of fear based, protection perception. The Sacred Masculine blend opens up our view finder to see that our full plates serve our highest purpose, uses stress to our benefit to create focus and concentration, and helps streamline all efforts in the direction of what we are here to create.

I’ve broken down the components of this blend below to describe their actions and uses, and how they all blend in harmony to create the above desired effect.jar of sacred masculine tonic blend

  • Eleuthero: Soothes nervous exhaustion and adrenal fatigue. Balancing to an under or overactive thyroid due to hypothalamic stress. It is an energizing and uplifting herb, and is especially helpful during times of melancholy and depression.
  • Pine Pollen: An androgen to help keep testosterone levels in balance; testosterone can enhance the positive effects of cortisol such as strength and concentration.
  • Astragalus: This is the herb of resilience, allowing us to bounce back from challenging circumstances.
  • Reishi: Calms states of hypertension, autoimmune issues, and frayed nerves.
  • Chaga: Offers stress management for the body and mind, minimizing the effect of oxidative damage from physical stress.
  • Fo-Ti: Rejuvenative to the nerves, brain cells, and endocrine glands.
  • Nettle Root: Supports water channels, which are affected by the moon, as are women (kidney/bladder health), and integrity of connective tissues (nourishing muscles and joints).
  • Shilajit: Enhances energy, memory, and mood!
  • Cayenne: Gets the system moving (especially cardiovascular and digestive); De-stagnates.
  • Licorice: Contains steroids that increase the function of the adrenal cortex. Harmonizes all botanicals in an herbal formula.

The times of our modern culture have called us to reclaim our natural ways that allow us to exceed in our lives- no longer by the measure of material success, but by how deeply we love, how hard we laugh, and especially how much we’ve shown up for the things that matter to us most in this world.

Allowing the grace of the Sacred Masculine, within ourselves, and within our relationships, offers us the knowing of both how to be strong, and how to be soft.

This is key to the long term resilience women need to show up, be the change, and lead by example. It’s time to join the movement, and start caring for your self, so that you can be fueled and charged to follow your dreams, experience life fully and reach your highest potential for the benefit of yourself, and all the living beings of this world.

 

Testimonial:

“I felt the effects of Sacred Masculine within a few days time. Where I had been stressed out, burned out and fatigued, I now felt energized, and capable of handling my responsibilities and schedule. Sacred Masculine has been such a support and me and my adrenals are so happy to have it in our pantry!”

-Harmonic Arts Customer

To purchase your jar of Sacred Masculine click here.

Summer Health Alignment

This is the 2nd of a 4-part blog series from Harmonic Arts and Herbalist Yarrow Willard. The intention of these blogs is to deepen our understanding of ways to show up in optimal health during each season of the year. When we choose to align with the natural energies of the season, we are proactively reducing imbalance and disease in our body, mind, and spirit. Please Check out part one on Winter Health Alignment 

Did you know that Yarrow has a new blog? Check it out at YarrowWillard.com

Summertime, and the Livin’ is Easy…

Breathe deep, smell the flowers, listen to the birds. 

Let the timelessness of these long days sweep you away in blissful moments of joy and relaxation…

When it comes to health it’s not uncommon for people to think of summer as the glory days of good health. The weather is warm, the plants are out, there are less colds and flus and overall people seem happier. It’s the season for picnics, camping, vacations, festivals and all sorts of outdoor activities. Getting out in nature is one of the easiest and most effective ways of helping one feel better. In fact, the concept of “forest bathing” (going for a gentle walk in the woods) has been proven to show significant health benefits, including lowering blood pressure, heart rate, and correcting other cardiovascular imbalances. Regular walking in Nature has also shown to calm anxiety, stress, nervous tension, and improve immune function. One way the health industry sees the effects of this, is that all around the northern hemisphere, the sales in supplements drop dramatically during summer months. Only to pick right back up again in the fall when the weather shifts and flu and cold season starts up again.

What if we were able to use the energy we can feel and tap into during the summer months as a way of supporting our bodies health needs throughout the rest of the year?

This is not such a hard thing to achive, in fact we are intuitively guided to do this, as it is how our ancestors have utilized the power of summer manifestation for thousands of generations. They would make the most of the summer season and store its energy in the from of ferments, preserves, canning, drying and other means of making it last and be accessed throughout winter months.

If we are to maximize the benefits that can be found in summer months, we are best to come into seasonal alignment and live in accordance with the energetics that govern the world around us.  Our connection to the abundance available in summers manifestations will then help support our health during this season and beyond.

So as we travel down this road of Summer Health Alignment, I would first like to introduce you to the 4 basic Energies of Seasonal Alignments:4-energetic-seasons

-Spring Activation,

-Summer Manifestation,

-Autumn Accumulation

-Winter Decline

When looking at working with the seasons, it is also important for us to have a basic sense of the Fourfold landscape of Holistic Health, which it Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual.

Each of these are aspect of who we are and as so, require a different type of nourishment in order to properly maintain our health and vitality.

By looking at wellness through the lens of Holistic health, we realize that it is a dynamic layering of many interactive parts.

On one hand we have seasonal alignment as mentioned above. Where finding the right mix of fourfold-landscape-of-the-self-1ingredients to take in from our outside environment is the filter for choosing our path.

On another hand we have this fourfold landscape of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual selves.
Our choices therefore should ideally be rooted in an understanding of how they affect each aspect of oneself. By using these filters to help guide us, we naturally gravitate to the right tools and practices for generating a long and fulfilling life.

So lets take a deeper look at these four aspects of ourselves and how they can be nourished by aligning with the power of Summer Manifestation.

Physical

Summer is the season in which we can maximize our efforts physically. The days are longer and warmer, which brings our energy levels up and can allow us to be more physically active. What we see in many cultures in hot countries is that they ideally work in 2 cycles; a morning and an early evening shift. This is because the days are too hot and the body too fatigued for strong work in the afternoon. I believe this is an ideal way to really benefit from the manifestation power on summer. With long days we can often get two shorter working days out of one. So it’s time to take on those projects you want to do and make the changes to your physical world you want to see. One of the best ways to use this extra time is to get out and grow a garden, harvest more foods and medicines from your environment, and process, preserve, ferment, or store some of this abundance for use later on. With this direct connection to the food and medicine you are able to save money in the summer, and it gives you much more healing benefits than store bought food when it is consumed at a later date.

As the weather becomes warmer, it is important to remember that the bodies ecology and energetics need time and some effort to adapt to this changes. So be careful of internal imbalances related to heat that may come up in the summer. Specifically inflammation, irritation, heat rashes, brain fog and summer fevers. Also if you are from a northern ancestry, it is likely that your body was not as adapted to heat, and so these people can have a harder time with it. Drink lots of water, practice more exercise, and sweat out those toxins and that heat as it builds up in the body. This can also be worked with by introducing cooling and bitter foods, as well as diaphoretic/diuretic plants. Favourite plant medicines for summer at our house are Elderflower cordial (video link), Digestive Bitters, Hibiscus, Gynostemma, Peppermint or Atmospheri-tea, and Green Smoothies. Some cooling foods we can add to our diets are local fruits and their juice, fresh leafy greens, avocados, cucumber, coconut, sea vegetables, and fish.

Mental

Our mental health can often become exhausted in the “dog days” of summer. Heat rises and guess what’s at the top of your body… your head! It’s common for people to feel more mentally lethargic during the summer season. Often this is coupled by the fact that because it’s nice outside we are continually distracted by wanting to get out and enjoy it. Especially when we see others around us planning their own extra curricular activities. The fact is that most of us are much less mentally productive in the summer. This is not a bad thing, it can actually be a much deserved break from the constant mental work that the modern world often demands of us. Instead, summer should be a time for action, and a time to create all of your ideas and plans that came from mentally active times of the year, such as the winter months. So if strenuous mental activity is not working for you in the summer months, don’t bang your head against the wall. Get out and do things! Be active and use that energy to build happiness and accomplishments that you can be proud of when you think back on them from slower times of the year spent indoors.

Emotional

In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is believed that the summer is ruled by the heart, which governs the emotions of joy and has the voice of laughter. So enjoy yourself, have fun, connect with others, do things that bring more joy into your life. This is a time for merriment, a time for celebration, a time to take in all the magnificent colours and fragrance of the natural world. Get out and nourish these aspects of your life. Vibrant living starts from creating the time in our lives to enjoy ourselves. Spend time building your connections with plants, animals, people and all the life around you. There is no person or thing that will be wearing a sign on them that says friend of _____, will make you laugh and experience joy if you spend time with me. It is up to you to go out and create those relationships if you want to have them in your life.

Spiritual

Similar to Emotional, the spiritual aspects of summer are those of connection, community and celebration. Find your spiritual fulfillment in the world you build relationships with. Part of why we get less sick and generally feel happier in the summer is because we have more opportunity to build nourishing relationships. This may be with a garden and the plants you grow, it may be with the plants and animals you see in the natural world, or it may be with the people that inspire you and bring more enjoyment and purpose into your life. Take the time to allow these aspects of connection to nourish your spiritual needs.

Taking a vacation is as much about spending time with those we love and doing things that make us happy, as it is about releasing ourself from the burdens of stress and commitments that we so readily take on. Committing to less in the summer months can make us more available for joy and good flow in our lives.

For this reason I am a big fan of the “stay-cation”. Which to me means coming home early from work, or taking time off just to putz around the yard or laying in a hammock and reading a good book. Be good to yourself in the summer and the rest of your year will be rewarded with more productivity and value.

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My hope for you this summer is to get out and really make the most of its powers of Manifestation, enjoy yourself, laugh a lot, and connect with like minded individuals. May you carry the energy of abundance that summer offers with you into the rest of the year to come..

In Health,

Y~

 

 

 

About the Author:

Yarrow Willard Cl.H. (Herbal Jedi)

Yarrow is a Clinical Herbalist and the co-founder/formulator of the Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary at www.harmonicarts.ca . From an early age, he was raised in the ways of herbs and natural medicine. Yarrow is highly edu-taining and carries a wealth of knowledge and insight into upgrading health and vitality and deepening our connection with the natural world. He is continually sharing the “Herbal Jedi” life path through his many events, classes, blogs, YouTube channel and other social media.

Yarrow also has a brand new blog where he will be adding all sorts of great insight into deepening our connection to the natural world. Check it out at yarrowwillard.com

 

 

Creating a Winter Nature Shrine

In the cold months of the year it can be hard to get enough time connecting to the natural world.

That’s a big part of why bringing in a christmas tree and winter wreath into the home became a tradition in the northern climate. Not only do ever green plants look nice and help us connect with the outside world, they also contain many valuable volatile oils that can deepen our breathing, waken our senses and protect us from getting sick.

Our challenge to you this winter is to get out and find some nature in your local area to build yourself a winter shrine with.

There are many ways you can do this. This Nature Shrine video example is just one of many. Making evergreen wreaths, plant bundles, flower arrangements, or any type of fresh pant decor/art are also great ways to bring these elements into the home during the cold season.

We would love to hear from you , how you like to bring Nature into your life during the Winter Months….

Comment Below or share a photo with us.

Seasonal  Blessings and Winter Abundance,

~Yarrow and The Harmonic Arts team~

 

 

Getting Comfy with Comfrey

Comfy with ComfreyJoin Harmonic Arts Herbalist and co-founder Yarrow Willard in exploring the multitude of benefits that Comfrey has to offer.

In these Video Blogs he covers, identification, harvesting techniques, propagation, permaculture uses, health benefits,, precautions, processing, herbal pharmacy and much more…

Read more bellow to find out more about how to use this invaluable plant ally….

Hope you enjoy these Videos, please comment, like and/or subscribe to Our youtube channel. We love hearing feedback and have lots more to share about Herbs and Plant Medicine.

Harmonic Arts HQ – A Look Inside

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside of Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary? Come inside and let us show you around! See the people, the products, the work (and play!), the process and everything else that goes into what we do.

If you’re ever in the area and would like to check out our retail location you’re always welcome during our business hours.

We’re located in Courtenay, B.C. on Vancouver Island in Canada. Find us here.

Thinning of the Veils… The Day of the Dead

This is the time of the year where the veils between the worlds are at their thinnest. Meaning that our ability to connect with the wisdom of our ancestors and descendants is amplified. Known as the day of the dead, all souls day and other such terms, this time of year has been celebrated by the Aztex, Maya and other traditional cultures for over 15 centuries. Traditionally ceremonies are done to honour the decline of the cycle of life. Not considered to be a dark or negative time, more one that celibates life and the completion of its cycle. It is believed that we can connect with our spiritual self’s and the spirits of our natural environment in a deeper way in the days following halloween. Feeling the support of the ancients, and lost loved ones as they come to visit this world during this time of thin veils.

Reclaiming the Land – Harmonic Arts Farm Project

 
Farm ProjectWe would love to have you join us for a day of reclaiming the land. This is our first push to bring back a magical piece of farmland in Royston that is home to many amazing perennials and has the potential to be an herbal oasis for those seeking a simpler life connected to the plants.

Please confirm with us by phone or email. 250-400-4044 or [email protected]
Lunch will be provided, bring a cup bowl and spoon if you can as well as a spade or shovel if you have them.
We look forward to seeing you there,
Many blessings from all of us at Harmonic Arts

Farm Project Poster

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A glimpse into the Therapeutic Benefits of Seaweeds

Written By Angela Willard Cl.H.

Welcome to the Magical World of Sea Weeds!

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Seaweeds are a miracle food that have been a key component in coastal peoples diet since at least 12,000 BCE.  Bringing seaweed into our daily lives is advantageous to our well being for many reasons, including directly affecting our evolution into the Homo sapien through the increased absorption of iodine.  In this article I will only just touch on the fronds of how they are beneficial, addressing some of the more popular species, and how they can be used.  Let’s start by breaking it down into the three scientific categories of seaweeds (Macro Algae);

THE ART OF CRAFTING TONICS, BREWS, AND ELIXIRS

To view this article and recipe sheet as a PDF click this link. Elixir Creations

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With Master/Clinical Herbalist Yarrow Willard,  Co-Founder of Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary

Crafting elixirs is a fun and inspiring process. The basic formula for crafting is simple… and it is a wonderful art that can evolve over time, as you learn the way different herbs and ingredients work together.

First, you simply begin with setting the intention of the desired effect of the brew.  For example, this could be specified health benefits (like support the liver or kidneys), or energizing-effects, or an emotional lift. Then, craft the tonic with herbs and substances that support that intention. In time- you begin to see the magical and synergistic way herbs and superfoods work together to support and boost your overall health.

Imbolc, a time of new growth and fertility

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All earth and sun worshiping cultures throughout history had a system of interpreting the seasons as they passed, marking the shifts between the celestial energies present.  Four such times of significance were the seasonal solstices and equinoxes.  Though the mid-haven between these times were often just as important, and more closely tuned to the actual shift in seasons.

Radiation Protection Elixir and Tea

Great Broths, Drinks, Elixirs or Soup that are also immune protective and helpful in reducing toxicity from pollution are easy and fun to create. Best to start with a strong tea base, as this is a great way to add powerful herbal actions that have benefits on our immune health and whole body system harmony.

Making Herbal Teas is easy. This Method of making tea is called a Decoction. It is where we lightly simmer the herbs for 30-90 min or longer. Decoctions are great when we are working with tough or fibrous material such as roots, barks, mushrooms and hard berries.

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Entering Winters Door

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Written by Philippa Joly and Yarrow Willard

November and December can be hard months, as living this far from the sun, the transition into winter is challenging for many people. This is a time of dark, often rainy or snowy skies, damp cold that gets into the bones, short days and long nights. But it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. With a little preparation and some daily self care, this can be a wonderful and important time of year for inside projects and introspection.

 There are many helpful herbs and foods that can keep our inner light alive through the dark season. Three main areas that need care this time of year are mental health, inner warmth, and immune strength.

Mental health

Vit-DFor many people the simple lack of Vitamin D available from the sun this time of year can lead to depression. This can also be exacerbated by the holiday season, stress, lack of exercise, poor diet and tiredness. There are some proactive ways to lessen the impacts of the season on your mental health. Taking a high quality cod liver oil or liquid Vitamin D drops equaling at least 2000 I.U. a day along with fish oils that have the whole range of Essential Fatty Acids available (3, 6 and 9) will give your brain a good boost of healthy fats and energy it needs to keep depression at bay, as well as upping your immune and joint function.

Make sure you get enough exercise during the winter and when the sun does shine, get out into it. If you have a chance to go up on the mountains and ski or snow shoe, this can be a great place to get above the clouds and access more of that valuable Vitamin D.

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Saint Johns Wort flowers

Saint John’s Wort is a well known anti­depressant that helps with mild depression. Often effective taken as  tincture made from fresh flowers. You can also apply it topically as an oil, and reap it’s direct anti inflammatory benefits. It is not a good idea to take Saint John’s Wort if you are already taking any kind of antidepressant medication.


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A hot cup of tea is always good medicine to uplift you on a cold day. Some herbs to consider for keeping your spirits warm are Lemon Balm, Holy Basil, Rose petals, Milky Oats, Nettles, or Lemon Grass. These all make wonderful, safe tea either on their own or combined, and will keep you nourished, warding off the “down in the dumps” feeling that winter can bring.

You can also try Harmonic Arts Uplifted Spirits tincture to lift your spirits from the winter blues.

 

Inner Warmth

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Herbal Bone Broth

At this time of year, it is really important to keep your inner fire kindled. Try to stay away from cooling foods like ice cream or milk, lots of uncooked veggies and fruit, and soda. Instead top up on herbal teas, stewed fruit like spiced apple sauce, and lightly steamed veggies and greens. Soups and broths are especially nourishing foods for this time of year and can be made so many ways, you can never get bored! Keep on hand bones or veggie trimmings to make rich broth and  experiment with adding herbs and spices early on while the broth is simmering to impart the health and the flavour of your ingredients. Some warming ingredients you might consider adding are garlic, onions, leeks, shallots, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, chilies, cayenne, cloves, black pepper, coriander, or cardamom. You can also add root herbs like Astragalus, Dong quai, or medicinal mushrooms to your broth.

 The cold season can really bring down one’s spirits and immune system. Try wearing many layers, ideally some wool and natural fibers, so you can adjust your warmth as needed. If your toes are cold you can try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper into your socks. This does wonders for staying warm, just be careful not to add too much, and wash your hands right away after handling it. If your feet are cold at night, you can easily multi­task by making your herbal tea in a mason jar before bed, then cozying your tea in an old soak and putting it at the foot of your bed. You will fall asleep with warm feet and wake with nourishing tea to start your day!

Immune strength

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Astragalus Root

This is the time of year everyone is sneezing and coughing. The best way not to catch what is going around is to boost the immune system, rather than fight a sickness once it gets you. We mentioned Astragalus above, and this is one of the very best herbs for strengthening the immune system. You can use it in soups, as a tea (simmered for 15­-30 mins), or as a tincture.

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Rose Hips

Taking Vitamin C, or foods and herbs that are high in bioflavonoids will also help your immune system stay strong. Rose hips, hawthorne, schizandra, elder berries, blueberries, goji, acai and camu are some of these herbs. Any colourful foods like berries, yams, squash, or peppers are also going to be high in bioflavonoids. Our Berry power blend can be ideal for good Vitamin C/flavonoids.

The moment you do feel that you are coming down with something, take action! The sooner you activate your immune system, the faster it will work for you. This is the window when Echinacea is helpful, but if you have been sick for a week already, it is past the Echinacea point. Now it is time to be specific with what herbs to take. If you have a viral infection try Elderberries, Lomatium, Thyme or Lemon Balm. If you have a bacterial infection try Garlic, Oregon grape, Goldenseal or Usnea. Whether its bronchitis, the flu, a common cold or winter blues, there are always herbs that can help when you get imbalanced. With some discernment, lots of water, tea and rest, the herbs you take and the foods you eat should be enough to keep you and your family healthy throughout the winter months.drinking-tea

Some great Immune supporting products from Harmonic Arts that you may find useful during the winter months are:

Tea Blends-  Immune Boost , Tonic Immuni-Tea, Lung Love, Throat Harmony, and Chia Spice

Tincture combinations– Cold Defence, Bronchi, Immune Strength, Antiviral, Uplifted Spirits and 6 Mushroom

Glycerites- Immune glycerite, Lung glycerite, and Elderberry

Elderberry and Lung and Cough Syrup

 

 

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Seaweeds and Pollution

images (7)Often we are asked questions about the safety of using seaweeds. We understand the concern people have around sea vegetables, after all they are one of the oceans filters for cleaning up pollution. Harmonic Arts uses a Geiger Counter for testing the sea vegetables that we carry. So far we have found that the levels of radiation have not gone much above normal, they are however slightly higher than most land plants. From our testing, the highest one we found was a Dulse batch from the East coast. Also, almost all of our suppliers do regular testing on their harvest as they too are aware of the concern. Part of the reason why the seaweeds are not coming back with high levels is that  radio-active iodine has a half life of 8 days, whereas the strontium and caesium which have the longer half life (around 30 years) are much heavier and so has not traveled as far, other than in the form of fish. Another reason is that many seaweeds are annuals, and so die every year and in that way don’t accumulate radiation the same way large animals do.
images (6)We believe that consuming Sea vegetables is one of the best things that we can do to help the body in detoxing radiation, and so would recommend them to anyone looking to do so. There is allot of fear and angst around the Fukushima situation, as people feel powerless and see that our world is being destroyed. Though there are many things they can do, and sea vegetables are a big one. They are especially protective for the thyroid and other endocrine glands. Brown Seaweeds also produce a chemical called Fucoidan which helps educate the immune system and protect the body from cellular mutation and cancer. We will be releasing an article specifically about Fucoidan soon, as it is an amazing compound.  The Sodium Alginate component of the Kelps are highly effective at binding to radioactive materials and flushing them out of the body.
images (5)Other things that people can do to protect their bodies are having bentonite clay and epsom salt baths, or consuming bentonite and/or zeolite clay internally. Many herbs such as nettles, burdock and ginseng have shown to be helpful, as well as medicinal mushrooms. Harmonic Arts makes a tincture called Radio Protec that we often recommend to people who are looking for extra protection.
It is also important for people to realize that they can be at much risk from day to day radioactive exposure by using their cell phones, computers, x-rays, other electronic devices and local pollutants.
Working with the tools that nature has provided us, along with keeping the above exposures to a minimum, it is quite possible to be healthy, vital and protected in an ever growing toxic world.
For more info check out this article-  Resilience on a Polluted Planet

Blessings to these sea plants that help keep us safe from our own folly and dis-harmony with the natural world.