Chlorella: The Perfect Food?

The place to start on our path to wellness is Detox!  Take out the garbage and bring in the groceries!  

Everyday we consume toxins in one of three ways. Ingestion (eating), inhalation (breathing), or absorption (contact with skin).  When we overload our system with heavy metals, our bodies are not always able to remove them on their own.  Chlorella is a toxin binding agent (mucopolysaccharide membrane) for all known toxic metals.

Fascinating facts were obtained at the Klinghardt Academy, Addressing Human Exposure to Environmental Toxins with Chlorella Pyrenoidosa- Medicinal Properties in Whole Foods  Nick, G.
Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients.  Apr 2003.  (237), 28-32.

What is Chlorella?

Chlorella is a safe functional food.  Dr. R. E. Merchant, professor of anatomy and neurosurgery at the Medical College of Virginia, stated in his study “No toxic effects have ever been observed in laboratory animals or humans who have consumed chlorella, regardless of whether the cell wall was intact or broken.

Chlorella has a strong cell wall that prevents its native form from being adequately broken down and absorbed by the human digestive system and so special processing is required to break its cell wall.

Chlorella is a special algae called Pyrenoidosa that grows in fresh water and has the highest content of chlorophyll (28.9g/kg) of any known plant on earth. It is extremely high in enzymes, vitamins and minerals, including the full vitamin-B Complex.  It has been shown to activate your limited number of macrophages that scavenge and digest cancer cells, foreign proteins and chemicals.  Broken cell wall preparations and extracts of Chlorella pyrenoidosa, a unicellular green alga, as well as other Chlorella species, when either given orally or injected, promote growth and healing.  These preparations stimulate the immune system in such a way that the host is protected from infection and cancer.

The following have been associated with the consumption of Chlorella: cleansing the blood stream, liver, kidneys, and bowel, stimulates production of red blood cells, increases oxygen to your body’s cells and brain, aids digestion, promotes proper growth in children, helps raise the pH of your body to a more alkaline state, promotes friendly gut flora, and aids normal heart function.

Who can use Chlorella?  Everyone.  It can be used for: fatigue, high or low blood pressure, memory loss, obesity, headaches, poor circulation, and overall health!

Occasionally someone will have constipation with chlorella, possibly because it is pulling toxins out through the colon, which is a good thing. Those toxins make the bowel sluggish.

How to take Chlorella: because Chlorella is a food, it can be taken with medications and on an empty stomach.  There is a specific dosage that is taken over several months.  When taken 30 minutes before the main meals and at bedtime, chlorella is exactly in that portion of the small intestine where the bile squirts into the gut.  It carries with it toxic metals and other toxic wastes, that are bound by the chlorella cell wall and carried out via the digestive tract.

It is necessary to speak with a trained Certified Nutritionist or Naturopathic Doctor on a proper protocol before adding this to your detox protocol.

Allergic reactions are possible (though rare) and if suspected, administration must be halted.  One may start again at a reduced dose several days later (under Professional guidance).  Chlorella walls absorb and hang onto lead.  Cell components extracted from chlorella even bind uranium.  It does such a good job of binding with heavy metals, such as mercury, that the body can start thinking of chlorella as mercury and can set up an allergenic response to chlorella the same as it does with mercury.  It should be taken 5 days on and 2 days off to help avoid an allergenic reaction.

Chlorella’s ability to detoxify the body is very significant because of the large amount of chemicals we are exposed to in today’s modern world.  This ability to detoxify chemicals is also one of the important differences between chlorella and other “green” products.  As a perfect food, Chlorella has no peers.

For detoxification purposes: I strongly advise previous consultation with a Physician, Naturopath or trained Holistic Nutritionist.

Do you have Mercury Amalgams?  See our next newsletter about how you may be harboring mercury toxins!

I am happy to guide you on a path to a healthy detox program.  Call me today for your personal consultation.



Recipe: Stuffed Zucchini With Rice and Fresh Herbs

The summer brings warm weather and a wealth of beautiful vegetables along with it. Zucchini is a wonderful vegetable that can be cooked with literally any food, as a starter, a side or a main dish.

In the US and Europe zucchini can be found in both yellow and green varieties that run fairly large while in the Mediterranean region they are normally small, elongated or round. Fresh zucchini is available year-round in most supermarkets, with a peak period during summer months.

We have developed this rice stuffed zucchini, which can make for a delicious starter or main depending on how hungry you are. It is also easily packable to bring wherever you go, whether you want to enjoy at the beach, a park or even just your desk.


  • 6 small Mediterranean zucchinis or 2 medium sized zucchini
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup of fresh parsley
  • 1 cup of fresh mint
  • The zest of a lemon
  • The juice of two lemons
  • A generous drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt


  • Prepare the vegetables. Wash the garlic, onion, zucchini mint and parsley. Peel the garlic and the onion, and then chop the onion in quarters. Pick the leaves off the mint and parsley.
  • Core the zucchini by holding firmly in one hand and inserting the corer straight through leaving less than half an inch at the end. Carefully rotate the corer from the edge inwards, then withdraw the zucchini flesh and reserve it.
  • Zest and juice the lemons.
  • In a food processor, mix the zucchini flesh, onion, garlic clove, mint, parsley and lemon zest until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  • Rinse the uncooked rice for about a minute in a sieve over your kitchen sink, releasing some of the starch. Then drain. Cook the rice until tender.
  • In a bowl, mix the rice with the zucchini-herb mixture and season with some salt. Start stuffing the hollowed zucchini cases with a spoon. Do not over-pack them or the zucchini may break while cooking.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of extra-virgin olive oil in a pan, over medium heat. Roast the stuffed zucchinis on all sides, until golden brown. Turn the heat down to low, add lemon juice and enough water to cover the zucchini half way up. Cover the pan and cook for 25 minutes.
  • Depending on the size and variety of the zucchini, test the zucchini with a toothpick to check the doneness, it should be tender.

    Serving Suggestions

    1. Eat the stuffed zucchini warm or cold
    2. Dress the zucchini with some lemon juice, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil
    3. Add a little kick with a sprinkle of paprika.

How to “Eat Out” Right for Your Blood Type

Eating at restaurants is one of the true joys of life. Whether it’s to enjoy new, exotic flavors during vacation or simply a trip to an eatery down the road to save you the stress of cooking one night, dining out is always fun. But all this fun can turn into digestive distress and pain if you decide to neglect your Blood Type Diet program when you dine out. Why turn a great experience into a negative one? While many people believe that eating on the go is something that will inherently be problematic for their diet, there are a few simple, straightforward tips that can keep you compliant no matter where you are!

Think before you pick a place
Most modern restaurants let you see the menu online before ever leaving your house. Take a look to see what will work best. If this isn’t an option, just use your common sense! Places that specialize in unhealthy foods like burgers and fries are probably best avoided even if they offer a few other options.

Know the best proteins for your type
Proteins are the building blocks of a meal. If you know the ones that best suit you, it will be easy to find a meal that will be good for your diet. Below is a list of common beneficial proteins for each type.

Take your knowledge on the road
While knowing the main proteins for your type is simple enough to remember, all the vegetables and sides that can pair with your meal can be trickier to remember.

Check your BT foods lists.  Don’t let forgetfulness harm your efforts!

Ask for substitutions
Most restaurants are more than happy to swap one ingredient for another, especially when side dishes and vegetables are concerned. Don’t be afraid to ask your server about omitting or substituting certain ingredients if you find a perfect dish for you that is marred by one ingredient.

Watch those portions
Some restaurants have a habit of piling your plate with several meals worth of food. While the value factor of these locations is quite nice, the same can’t be said for the effect it will have on your stomach. Pace yourself and portion out the dish when it arrives, eating only the proper amount and saving the rest to take home. Leftovers are never a bad thing.

When all else fails, Deflect
We have all been there. You tried to pick a healthy place. You substituted and selected as best you could. But there’s still avoids on your plate. In these regrettable situations, you can save your gut distress by popping the right Deflect for your type [ O | A | B | AB ]. It will combat the harmful lectins you ingest to make the effects of a bad decision weigh less on your health.

Deflect is available for purchase online, click here to order yours today!

Exercise Right for Your Blood Type

By Dr. D’Adamo

You have heard it in nearly every commercial for weight loss before: diet and exercise work hand in hand. Although most of these plans mention the correlation, few actually personalize both experiences to benefit you. Your Blood Type is the key to not just the foods you eat, but also the activities that best suit your body. Here are some general guidelines to remember that will help you optimize your workouts for your body!

Type O:
A regular, intense exercise program is more important for Type O individuals than any other type. The most successful form of exercise is cardio-based, including running, cycling, swimming and martial arts. If you are incapable of anything too high-impact, start with walking and make it increasingly brisk as you get stronger. The main unifying thread that makes all the exercises for Type O’s effective is an elevated heart rate, which plays a key role in lowering stress, balancing your emotions and shedding pounds.

Type A:
Type A individuals do best with low impact, relaxation based workouts including tai-chi, aerobics and yoga. Although these sort of calming exercises are best, it doesn’t mean you can’t break a sweat in the process. Even if you prefer some higher impact activities, maintain mental calmness to benefit your body most. Heavily competitive sports that strain your body and your mind will stress you more than help you. A calm mind is important at all times. To optimize your experience with calming exercise, train your breathing first and your muscles second. Once you get used to steady, relaxed breathing patterns, your muscles will become less tense and you can tone them through flexibility-based motion.

Type B:
B is for balance when it comes to exercising. A good mix of the intense exercise from Blood Type O and relaxing ones from Type A is ideal. Try 3 days of intense with 2 days of relaxation, split up however you find it most comfortable. Some people like to have all their intense workouts first then have cooldown days of yoga and tai chi, while others like to alternate back and forth. Whatever pattern works for you is just fine, as long as you mix the two types of exercises.

Type AB:
Individuals with Blood Type AB usually share characteristics from both of their namesakes. Exercise is no exception. Like Blood Type A individuals, Type AB will find the greatest stress release and health from meditative activities. But they also crave some balance from their B counterpart, which pulls in the need for some more aggressive workouts from time to time as well. Like Type B’s, Type AB’s should have a regimen that includes a bit of both relaxed and more high-octane exercises to truly improve their health.

Ghee – A Kitchen Essential

Ghee is a word that still remains uncommon in most households despite the fact that it is one of the most versatile items you can have in your kitchen. It is a traditional Ayurvedic preparation of clarified butter Right 4 All Types, so it should be in every Blood Type Diet compliant home as a butter replacement.

Ghee is loaded with short chain fatty acids, including butyric acid. Butyric acid normally appears because of colonic fermentation of fiber within the gut. It is a preferred source of energy for the cells within your intestinal lining and studies support that it makes dietary fiber even more efficient at supporting the cells in your body.

Here’s an easy recipe to make your own Ghee:

Preparation time: less than 30 minutes


  • 1 lb organic, unsalted sweet butter


Place the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the butter to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium. The butter will form foam, which will disappear. Continue cooking. Once the butter forms foam a second time, the ghee is done. Gently pour the ghee through cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer to remove the milk solids that formed at the bottom of the pan. Store in an airtight container, and keep it away from moisture. It does not need to be refrigerated, and it can last for about a month as long as no moisture is introduced. Make sure to never dip a wet utensil into the ghee jar to prevent this.

Protandim – Safety Questions Answered


  • Is Protandim a controlled substance for which certification is needed, as in the case of professional athletes?

    No, Protandim does not contain any banned or controlled substances.  Every lot of Protandim is analyzed and certified by the Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) to assure that Protandim does not contain any banned or controlled substances.

  • Is it best to take Protandim with or without food?

    It’s best to take Protandim with food.  Some of the active ingredients in Protandim are fat soluble. Although it is not absolutely necessary, taking Protandim with a meal containing some fat allows the ingredients to be absorbed more efficiently.

  • What is the shelf life for Protandim?

    The shelf life for Protandim is three years.

  • Can a person develop desensitization to Protandim?

    No, there is no known mechanism whereby Protandim loses effectiveness over time. The formula has not been changed and bioactivity is monitored to maintain consistent potency with regard to the activation of the Nrf2 transcription factor–the mechanism by which Protandim…

  • Can a person overdose on Protandim?

    No, the ability to absorb the ingredients is self-limiting, so after a certain point no more is absorbed.

  • Are there situations where Protandim is not recommended?

    As with any supplement, particularly if you have a medical condition, are taking medication or other supplements, you should speak with your healthcare provider before taking Protandim. If you experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or any other difficulties after taking Protandim,…

  • Should I continue to take my other vitamins and antioxidants?

    Some Western diets are lacking in certain nutritional elements, so multivitamin supplementation may be beneficial for some people. You can discontinue supplementing with antioxidants, however, because Protandim is more effective at eliminating free radical damage than supplementation with conventional antioxidants.

  • Are there any side effects to taking Protandim?

    We do not expect there to be any side effects for the typical Protandim consumer. However, some individuals may have natural allergic responses to one or more of the ingredients, just as some people are allergic to pollen or penicillin.…