Kelp goes with the flow and has minimal attachment, despite its long reach and fast rate of growth. Becoming friends with kelp may help us trust, rather than fear, in impermanence. It offers an example of flexibility and provides lubrication. Kelp effortlessly lives in colonies.

By eating seaweed, we can make a link with the ancestral source of all life, the ocean, and we are small oceans ourselves, for contained within our skins our fluids have the same composition as the water of the sea.

Constantly bathed in the primal water, kelp absorbs and offers us its wealth of easily absorbed minerals.

It is an excellent source of calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassum, manganese, sodium, zinc and iodine, as well as vitamins A, C, and the B complex, including B12. It can be added to broth, crumbled and eaten raw as a snack, or used as a salty seasoning.

With its softening properties, kelp helps dissolve firm masses, such as tumours or lymph node enlargements. It supports the thyroid. Kelp offers protection from free-floating radioactivity, binding to strontium 90 and allowing it to be excreted. It rids the body of lead and other heavy metals.

Kelp reaches far into the future, through nourishing the eggs of the female reproductive system, but it is possible to eat too much kelp, and small amounts daily as a nibble or a condiment, with a weekly salad of wakame, are enough to best enjoy its abundant gifts.