Sea Moss: Nature’s Gift from the Sea
by Tammy Washington, PhD Founder & CEO, The SMG Lady
Sea moss is known around the world as nature’s “Super Food.” Also referred to as Irish Moss, sea moss is an edible seaweed that grows in the ocean.
It is a vegetable of the sea, containing an abundance of healing properties. It is ideal for boosting your immune system, combatting illness and disease, and increasing your energy. Sea moss contains 92 of the 102 minerals that comprise the human body and 15 of the 18 essential nutrients that the body needs to function properly. Sea moss is rich with iodine, potassium, calcium, sulfur, protein, iron, and Vitamins A, D, E F & K. It’s a healthy, natural alternative to over-the-counter vitamins and mineral supplements. Sea moss is also antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, as well as alkalizing (anti-inflammatory).
Some of its amazing health benefits are: Promotes a healthy thyroid, brain and heart function, soothes joints, combats colds/flu, improves mental clarity, lowers blood pressure, reduces inflammation, relieves anemia, enhances libido, and aids muscle soreness/recovery. It’s a natural probiotic, promoting good gut and vaginal health, improves digestion, removes metals and toxins from the body, and maintains blood sugar levels – to name a few. Sea moss is also a natural body detox and helps eliminate mucus, which is believed to be a disease source (Dr. Sebi, 2017). It regenerates and rebuilds most cells in the body – ideal for radiation poisoning and cancer recovery. It also suppresses your appetite and aids in collagen production. Who doesn’t want to combat the wrinkles and collagen loss that naturally occur with aging?
How to Use Sea Moss
Sea moss is primarily consumed in the form of a gel and can be taken in many ways: Add it to any food, smoothies, juice, hot tea, use in soups/gravy, as a thickening agent, egg replacement for a “binder,” or eat it alone.
You can also use it as a skin moisturizer and anti-irritant. Apply to your face or problem areas, leave it for 15-30 mins and rinse for an awesome facial or soothing skin treatment. It’s great as a soothing bath soak and even hair conditioner.
Spotlight on Local: Dr. Tammy Washington
As a runner and clean eater, Dr. Tammy understands the importance of taking care of oneself: mind, body, soul, and spirit.
At the beginning of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to impact the world, Dr. Tammy began researching ways to build up her immune system and discovered the amazing benefits of Sea Moss. After taking it herself for a while, the phenomenal results led to an abundance of excitement that was too much to contain! She thought, “If I can feel the wonderful changes from consuming this gel, how many other people would be interested? I am going to make Sea Moss Gel for others and educate them so that they can improve their lives.” Soon after, Dr. Tammy began preparing Sea Moss Gel. She takes great pride in the quality of the product that she creates and market and is elated to share this life-giving gel so that we can boost our immune systems during a time when we all need them operating at full capacity. Now known as “The SMG Lady” (Sea Moss Gel), Dr. Tammy has secured placement in multiple retail establishments, including the East End Food Co-op.
Dr. Tammy is a mom and grandmother who has worked in the healthcare industry for over 24 years. She also holds a PhD in Community Engagement, focusing on stress experienced by single mothers in disadvantaged communities and their coping mechanisms.
Disclaimer: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.