"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A brilliant man and superb author/writer. This statement describes that no one can help others without first helping himself/herself. A caring , beautiful woman known throughout the world asked this. " Why did God give you two hands.?" The person she asked did not know at that time in his life. She said this, " God gave you two hands for this reason. One to help others , and the other to help yourself." That individual was me in 1990s in the CCU of a New York City Hospital. The most beautiful woman who directed the question to me was Audrey Hepburn. She visiting a friend in the CCU while on a UNICEF tour. I have never forgotten that day nor her face and the warmth of her hands. To this day, I will cherish that advice. It was the beginning of a new life for me, but I did not know what was in store for me for the future. I try to the best of my ability to continually help patients, but I could not do that unless I continually help myself in all disciplines of life.
Seaweed is effective against many health conditions. Sea Moss is effective against varicose veins, halitosis ( bad - foul smelling breath) inflammation and dysentery. Irish sea moss has also been used as an emollient. It has been used to prevent cholesterol formation, and to decrease blood pressure ( hypertension) It is used in the island for many bladder conditions. Sea moss provides the most magnificent healing properties from cancer and radiation poison. This is due to the high iodine content. Therefore it can be used to treat an under active (hypothyroid) condition.
Sea moss is also an excellent source of magnesium and sodium in addition to the iodine.
SEA MOSS DRINK RECIPE:
2 oz. dried sea moss (available at Caribbean markets )
Juice of ½ lime
2 ½ cups water, divided
4 cups evaporated milk ( can use almond or unsweetened soy)
½ sugar ( I use agave)
2 tsp. Angostura Bitters
INSTRUCTIONS1. Place sea moss in a bowl with the lime juice and ½ cup of the water. Allow to soak overnight.
2. Drain, place in a saucepan with 2 cups of water, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the sea moss looks like a wad of jelly. Remove the pan from the heat and cool.
3. Place the seam moss mixture in a blender with the evaporated milk and sugar. Puree for 1 minute, or until smooth. Add the bitters and serve over crushed ice.