David Wolfe Shares Highlights Of His New Book Superfoods Food And Medicine Of The Future

Lenette: So, what was your biggest discovery in the research of your newest book, “Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future”?

David: I think it has to do with phycocyanin, the blue pigment that’s in Spirulina and blue-green algae. The research that I stumbled across when I was researching that part of the book was completely mind-bending. Basically what the blue pigment does is ramp up all your stem cell production, so if you take something like blue-green algae or an extract of it like these phycocyanin products that are out there right now, even a few that are made out of Spirulina, and then you take something that’s really strong in building your immune system, like medicinal mushrooms, and you do that as a one-two punch, it’s really powerful how quickly you can ramp up your immune response. I think that was one of the things that I kind of stumbled across and then I was just playing with it, and it just became an awesome adjunct to what I am doing. It’s just amazing.

Lenette: Wow. So you’re combining the two now? When you’re taking one, you’re taking the other?

David:Right. Exactly. And the reason why is because phycocyanin, the blue pigments of algae, is the original pigment that was on the Earth a billion years ago or however many billion years ago algae were dominating the Earth. The Sun was actually putting out most of its energy in the blue spectrum instead of the green, and therefore the plants were blue. Algae was blue. There are still residues of those blue pigments. If you look into nature and you look closely, you’ll see it. When you take in those blue pigments, instead of having that effect of rebuilding your blood like chlorophyll does, this has an effect of rebuilding your stem cells or rejuvenating you. If you couple that with something like medicinal mushrooms, like Reishi mushroom and its ability to rebuild your immune system, you have this ejection of stem cell colonies out of the bone marrow, and those get turned into immune system weapon cells like N-K cells, T-fighter cells, macrophages. All those things can be formed out of the stem cells and it can cause a huge jump in your immunity. It’s really powerful.

Sounds like a little [science] discovery, right? I’m so into superfoods. It’s my genre, but I take for granted some of the simpler things like the power of marine phytoplankton and just what that is alone is totally ridiculous. We went off on a little tangent, but I could go off on a lot of things that came up from this book.

Lenette: Awesome. What chapter are you most proud of in the book?

David:Oh, that’s a good question. I’ll tell you what I really liked finding. I liked finding, in the Marine Phytoplankton chapter, there’s a whole section on how marine phytoplankton form sulfur, and then the sulfur gets evaporated up into the atmosphere and forms clouds. That’s how the marine phytoplankton protects itself in the summertime from being over-oxidized. That little section of that chapter was really, really interesting. Let me give you another analogy to that. As spring comes in, the trees will put leaves on to block the sun so that it doesn’t overheat the ground, it doesn’t burn the tree or the bark up. The way that algae does it in the ocean, or phytoplankton or microalgae, is it will actually release sulfur, secrete sulfur, into the ocean water and then that goes up and forms clouds that protect the algae in the middle of the summer to protect the algae from being hit by too much radiation. It’s a very interesting cycle, and that was all figured out in the last 50 years. It’s a closed cycle, meaning the stronger the radiation, the more sulfur the microalgae will release and the more that will protect the oceans from excessive sunlight or radiation. That is the basis of our entire weather system on the whole planet.

Lenette: Wow. In hearing the benefits and properties in marine phytoplankton, I have never heard sulphur. But it actually does have sulfur in it? So it’s good for hair, skin and nails?

David:Yes. Just like Spirulina and blue-green algae to a significant degree as well are really rich in sulphur. So is hemp seed. There’s another little trick in there. If you take something like MSM and you mix it with marine phytoplankton, there’s a very interesting synergy there. MSM, or sulfur, comes into existence in algae as a substance called DMS. It’s oxidized into a substance called DMSO and then evaporates off into the clouds.

Lenette: What is your longer definition of “superfoods” now and how has it really evolved for you in the past decade?

David:One of the things about superfoods is that they are plant-based so that they are controllable in terms of contamination. Animal foods; we don’t know what kind of water those animals are drinking. We have no idea what kind of conditions they’re in. I knock out things like salmon, or things that are thrown into the category of superfoods as superficial. We go to something that’s a plant. We go to something that is both a food and a medicine, so it has medicinal/herbal components. It also has food/caloric component. We also go to food that has 20 different tricks under its sleeve, not just two or three like a regular raw food would have. A good example of that is the Goji berry. Goji berry has its medicinal side which is like polysaccharide content of its sugars. Anywhere from 35-50% of the total sugar of the Goji berry is actually a very long-chain sugar that has very powerful immune system qualities. The other side of the Goji berry is it’s nutritive. It’s a complete protein source so it’s actually like fuel and it has good calorie value. If we go deeper, we find it’s a secretagogue. It helps to release Human Growth Hormone; it’s the only food to ever be shown to do that. It’s one of the highest antioxidant foods in the world. It contains substances which flip around the aging process, that help us produce more hormones, not just human growth hormones, but all hormones. It just goes on like that. We could continue to look at that. Spinach doesn’t have all that. Spinach is just like one thing, or broccoli. People say, “How come you don’t talk about broccoli?” and it’s like, “Where were you those 10 years I was talking about broccoli?”

Lenette: What are a few of the superfoods covered in your book that might be new even to people who already incorporate superfoods into their lifestyle?

David: Why don’t I just give a general list of them all? Some people are new to the information. Goji berry, Cacao-raw chocolate, maca, blue-green algae, Spirulina, marine phytoplankton, Chlorella, bee pollen, honey, propylis, royal jelly, yacon root products, Noni, Aloe vera, kelp, hemp seed, Acai, camu camu berry. That’s about it. A good rundown of some of the superfoods in that book that are covered pretty in-depth.

Lenette: There’s nothing in it coming from left field or right field. Those all seem pretty familiar to me. I know you’ve talked about a lot of those.

David: If you’re into live food and you’ve been paying attention to what’s going on, then it will fit right in to what you’ve been hearing about. There’s nothing completely out of left field in there.

Lenette: It seems like so many of these superfoods work synergistically with each other. Is there a way that you have laid it out, or is there an easy way for us to remember what to take with what else?

David: I kind of represent the antithesis of the food-combining theory. What I actually recommend is that you play around with the stuff with total fun and joy in your heart. Just play around with it the way you played around with food when you were a kid. Then you find out that you could just throw all this stuff into a smoothie into certain combinations that are right for you. For example, I’ll do Spirulina in the summer or if I’m in the tropics, but I don’t really do Spirulina when I’m in the temperate climates of the world. It’s more of a tropical algae. Blue-green algae, however, or marine phytoplankton are cold weather types of plants or superfoods. I would do those more in the northern climates. When you’re mixing together, I think some review of the climate of where you are, your altitude, the overall time of the season, plays a little bit of a factor in what you should mix together. Other than that, it’s kind of a free-for-all.

Lenette: Okay. Which chapter gave you the most trouble in gathering the research numbers for?

David:That’s a good question. Let me think about that. Probably Aloe vera. Surprisingly Aloe vera had some of the least amount of material out there that I was able to get access to. That really surprised me because with the popularity of Aloe out there and all the different uses that there are for this amazing superfood and how little information and how few books have been written about Aloe vera, that was shocking.

Lenette: It seems like it’s hard to get really solid numbers for raw foods and superfoods, even recommended daily allowance, whatever that even means. I remember hearing you at one of your lectures talk about you went and got your Goji berries tested by three different people trying to get the vitamin A percentage and they each came back with completely different numbers. And you were kind of over it.

David:And even Vitamin C. There is no Vitamin C in a dried Goji berry. Robert Young, of Young’s Living Essential Oils, had put out these statements that the Goji berry had all this Vitamin C in it and this and that. Then you come to find out later that actually that’s not true at all. So there is a lot of misinformation like that out there all over the internet. I feel like with this book “Superfoods” that I’ve kind of distilled and gotten rid of all those myths. Like it just makes it real clear what each food does, what’s in it, and it’s very well scientifically backed. In the back of the book there are all these scientific charts, for example what’s in a Goji berry, what’s the protein, what’s the breakdown of the carotenes, what’s the content of the antioxidants, all that stuff for every superfood.

Acne Scars Elimination Methods That Get Results

acne sufferers face more than one concern. There is of course the constant nuisance of the acne itself. There is also the anxiety caused by the acne scars and lesions which will render the skin an aesthetic disaster. The reason for this is that most people believe that acne is a temporary situation whereas you are stuck with acne scars for the rest of your life.
Today, a number of treatments that successfully cure acne scars are easily available. However, some acne varieties leave behind scars that are so deeply embedded in the skin that no treatment can wipe them out totally. It is therefore extremely important to ensure that acne scars do not form at all. The trauma of dealing with acne on an ongoing basis and the high expenses incurred on futile treatments can be avoided if acne scars are not allowed to form from the start.
What we will be discussing here are the many forms of acne scars which exist, the ways to treat them and last but not least, how to prevent them by tackling the internal causes of the condition.
The Causes and Types of Acne Scars and their diagnosis
Studies indicate that acne scars mostly come about as a result of severe acne which causes nodules and cysts to form in the deeper layers of the dermis. Other causes include damage caused to the skin by picking or popping acne, infection, cystic acne which works its way deep into the dermis and overgrown skin tissues.
It has also been found that some people’s skin is more susceptible to scarring from any type of acne. After all, the healing process of the acne wound is dependant on several factors and stages of healing like the skin’s reaction to inflammation, uneven deposit of collagen and the formation of new tissues and capillaries among others.
It is absolutely essential therefore to start treatment for acne scars at the earliest so that the tissues are not damaged beyond repair.
Acne scars can be of two varieties: those which come about because of skin tissue loss and those which form because of an increase in skin tissue formation.
Scars which form because of an increase in skin tissue:
Where there are increased skin tissues, the most commonly found acne scars are Keloids scars. These scars are more likely to be found on people with dark skins and appear when an excess of collagen is formed by cells as part of the healing process. These scars are usually smooth and are shaped irregularly.
Acne Scars as a result of skin tissue loss:
Acne Spots are basically visible as either brown or red patches of the skin which tend to fade away with time or by using topical scar treatments. After an acne breakout, the subsequent discoloration due to inflammation also fades away in the normal course but can be successfully hastened with the use of MSM.
Ice-pick lesions are acne scars commonly seen on the cheeks and are similar to cuts made by ice picks on ice. Whether these scars occur on the surface of the skin or deep under the dermis, they are more difficult to treat than the discolored scars.
Depressed fibrotic scarring: deep nodules leave behind this type of acne scars. They are white and rigid and are characterized by sharp margins and steep sides.
Atrophic scar macules: Acne scars of this type are small and white and are generally soft and distensible. Other types of scars include boxcar scars, characterized by vertical edges and round indentations and rolling acne scars which are the result of the surface of the skin getting stuck to the subcutaneous layer are other types of acne scars.
treatment of acne Scars
Mostly, acne scars fade away slowly, as do Post inflammatory pigmentations but there are some which resist removal. The only way to smoothen them away is through topical treatment or surgical cosmetic intervention.
Each acne scar needs to be tackled in its special way. There are also scars which require to be treated through a combination of several eradication methods. Very many treatments exist for getting rid of scars and these include: pulsed laser technology, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, punch techniques, collagen injections and creams.
Collagen injection involves injecting collagen or fat under the skin. This treatment is generally administered in the case of soft scars, whether deep or shallow. However, the effects of collagen are not long lasting and injections have to be repeated every 6 months. Also, it should be noted that collagen has some adverse side effects and allergic reactions could also develop.
Microdermabrasion is used as a treatment for mild scarring by scraping the outer skin layer. When minute particles are passed through a vacuum tool the skin is activated to produce new cells.
Laser resurfacing is a method by which the skin layer is flattened and resurfaced with the help of laser. This is done so that scars become more even with the surface of the skin and are therefore less noticeable. It has been found that newly formed acne scars respond better to laser treatment than do the old ones. However, this process can cause disagreeable side effects such as infection and an unusual reddening of the skin. At times, it can even aggravate the scars.
Punch grafting is done by cutting the acne scar right down to the fatty layer of the skin and then repairing the hole thus created by grafting a small piece of skin.
Post hyper pigmentation acne scar marks have been successfully treated with MSM and Alpha lipoic acid acne ointments. Dermabrasion or laser resurfacing can effectively cure ice pick scars while collagen injections are used to treat thin or flat acne scars but not ice pick scars. Steroid injections, crytotherapy and silicone gel dressing are normally used to treat keloid acne scars. If the keloid scar is not very thick or red, a combination of pulsed laser treatment and carbon dioxide laser cures them.
Preventive measures for acne Scars
If you are looking for acne scar treatment that will be inexpensive and free of side effects, then the only solution is to get rid of the acne first. This can be done by identifying and curing the deep rooted imbalance within your body by natural remedies and not by topical acne treatments, steroids or the standard medications available over the counter. Once you have treated the internal malady which has caused the acne you will not develop acne scars and so the question of costs and treatments will not arise at all.
We already know that acne and its resultant scarring are not a skin problem but are caused by internal imbalances. Once that is fixed there will be no acne and consequently no acne scarring.
You can successfully prevent the formation of acne at its very root and therefore not get any acne scars. This will give you a blemish free complexion and freedom from the emotional trauma of living and dealing with an acne ridden face.

Get Relief From Your Skin Problems With Eczema Cream

If you are one among the millions suffering from eczema, you will benefit by using eczema cream and get much needed relief. This common skin ailment which causes itching and flaky skin rashes can be really troublesome. Many creams and steroids fail to give any relief. Now, there is a proven cream to ease and lessen your distress to a great extent. This cream can be bought online.

What Is Eczema

Eczema, in many cases an inherited skin condition, can be triggered by several factors such as food, soap, chemicals, allergic reactions, stress, infections, water, wool and many other factors.

The severity of the skin condition can range from dry itchy skin to open and bleeding sores. It is known to be caused by some lipid deficiencies in the skin and due to allergies and heredity factors. Some of the causes are yet unknown.

The goal of eczema treatment is to decrease and prevent the itching, inflammation and worsening of the condition. It involves both lifestyle changes and use of medications and creams.

Majority of children suffering from eczema outgrow the disease, although there is no guarantee. There are however, ways to minimize the flare ups and eczema creams are a very effective skin care treatment if you or your child suffer from the ailment.

Benefits Of Using Eczema Cream

The cream has been made by a group of proficient pharmacists and physicians and has natural ingredients with a combination of properties of a special base. The advantage of this cream is that it does not contain any steroids.

You can use it for a small or large area of eczema infection effectively. A prescription is not needed when you buy it. Made of a non greasy formula, it is not reported to have any side effects.

The cream does not cause adverse reactions from other diseases and drugs and can be used by infants as well as individuals of all age groups. It is a hypoallergenic and fragrance free cream which intensely moisturizes dry skin.


The eczema cream is made of a combination of special natural and traditional ingredients, including MSM, which is present in green plants such as certain species of algae, fruits and vegetables, grains and milk. MSM is a very safe ingredient which does not cause any allergic reactions and it is a source of sulfur for cysteine and methionine production. Both these ingredients help in the treatment of eczema and heal it.

Other ingredients in the cream are Omega-3 fatty acids which help protect cell membranes from viruses and bacteria, Vitamin E which has antioxidant properties and protects your skin from free radical damage. There are emollients which can prevent dryness and stops moisture evaporation from the skin. Hydrating agents help protect the skin and relieve it from the extreme dryness caused due to eczema.

Eczema cream can be ordered safely and easily online with a money back guarantee, in case you are not happy using the cream for some reason. It has been recommended by many who have used it with satisfactory results. The customers who have used the cream find it far more effective and with no side effects as compared to many steroid based creams. If you are suffering from eczema, try the cream and get relief from the ailment.