Catharine Arnston talks about the superfood properties of Algae

122- Health Benefits and Superfood Properties of Algae with Catharine Arnston

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

August 13, 2020

When you initially think of algae, you probably think about how it grows in water, not how it can be beneficial for health.

While many parts of the world have actually been using microalgaes for health purposes for a long time, it is only recently in the last few decades that it has been brought to the attention of those in the US.

Algae may be small, but it is packed full of nutrients and is considered to be a "superfood". Our guest today, Catharine Arnston, will be teaching us all about the health properties of algae.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • How was algae used to help with cancer treatment
  • What makes algae so nutrient dense
  • What are the differences between Spirulina and Chlorella and how do you use each one
  • How can algae be used to remove toxins from the body


  • [2:30] How did Catharine's sister find an oncologist who recommended looking into diet solutions for cancer
  • [7:00] NASA says that algae is the most nutrient-dense food in the world
  • [9:30] If there have been over 100,000 studies done on algae, why has it taken so long for us to start utilizing it
  • [14:00] What about algae makes it so nutrient dense
  • [16:15] The two algae crops that are grown and harvested are Spirulina and Chlorella
  • [26:30] The way that the algae is grown makes it so they aren't absorbing heavy metals and toxins from the environment
  • [33:00] Can Chlorella bind up good nutrients and do you have to take it away from food
  • [38:30] Are the human GI tracts designed to break down algae or do we need some other animal to break it down for us
  • [45:45] How does Catharine normally use algae
  • [49:00] Final thoughts on Algae, Chlorella, and Spirulina
  • [52:00] If you use the coupon code SUMMIT then you can get 20% off of your purchase of any algae options

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

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Catharine Arnston talks about how algae can be beneficial for health

Catharine Arnston talks about how algae can be beneficial for health

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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