The Miracle of Algae: The Future of Fast Food And Reversing the Aging Process With Catharine Arnston

 

On this episode of The Girlfriend Doctor, I look at why algae is so important in your diet, and acts as a superfood. Joining me today is Catharine Arnston, the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of ENERGYbits. She is an expert in algae for wellness in nutrition, beauty, biohacking, mitochondria, and longevity.

Algae was actually the first life on earth 4 billion years ago and is now known to be the most nutrient-dense food in the world. Two forms of algae in particular are considered superfoods -- spirulina and chlorella.

You can take these in a dried pill form but they must be raw algae, dried at low heat for the nutrients to survive. They offer a multitude of benefits -- your hunger will be cut, your energy will be increased and your brain fog will go away. They contain zero carbs, and contain the critical antioxidants that can stop free radical damage in your mitochondria, promoting anti-aging.

Spirulina and chlorella work harmoniously together. Spirulina works in the morning for energizing, appetite control and mental focus, and chlorella works to cleanse, detox, repair and restore during sleep.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

[4:15] How Catherine’s sister’s breast cancer brought about exploring algae

[5:15] Why algae is the most nutrient-dense food in the world

[28:42] Why an alkaline diet is so important and how it can fight cancer

[34:38] The role of mitochondria in the body and free radicals

[35:20] The four most important antioxidants in your body

[37:09] How to reverse the aging process with algae

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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.