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  Kelp, Herb Monograph - Flora Health Herb Encyclopedia
Kelp is an excellent source of iodine, a major component of thyroxine and triiodothyronine, hormones that affect weight gain and cellular metabolic rates.
Kelp alginates are also hydrasorbent laxatives, compounds that swell to 20 times their original volume by absorbing water, which is much greater than other types of bulk laxatives such as psyllium and bran.
Kelp alginates are effective in treating habitual constipation and gastric bloating because they swell in intestinal juices rather than water or gastric juices and are non-irritating.
www.florahealth.com /Flora/Home/canada/healthinformation/encyclopedias/kelp.asp   (978 words)

 Orkneyjar - Kelp Burning in Orkney
The opponents of kelp burning claimed that their livestock were being poisoned after inhaling the smoke blowing in from the shore.
Kelp burning’s death knell was sounded in the early 1800s when the discovery of mineral deposits in Germany crippled the industry and it went into decline.
Kelp burning was said to cause terrible offence to the creature known in Orkney folklore as the Nuckelavee.
www.orkneyjar.com /tradition/kelpburning.htm   (661 words)

 Kelp Tablets - Sea Vegetables - 200 Count - $12.95 Good for Hair Skin Nails
Kelp is an excellent source of minerals from the sea, especially iodine which is very important for the thyroid gland to function properly.
Studies show that the intake of kelp in Japan is partly responsible for the country’s dramatically lower breast cancer rates, as well as the presence of less obesity, heart disease, respiratory disease, rheumatism and arthritis, high blood pressure, thyroid deficiency and constipation.
Kelp (5 tablets daily) is a very important source and is rich in minerals and the element iodine, which is necessary for thyroid function.
www.femhealth.com /kelp.html   (1860 words)

 Kelp - Its Role is Marine Ecosystems
Kelp are classified as a brown algae (Phaeophyta), and are one of the three main groups of seaweeds.
While kelp is a source of food for many organisms which live in and around kelp forests, once it dies and decays, it becomes an important source of food for many animals at all levels of coastal marine ecosystems.
Kelp are one of the few groups of organisms that completely change the habitat they live in, transforming a two-dimensional rocky surface, to a complex three-dimensional environment.
www.austmus.gov.au /factsheets/kelp.htm   (251 words)

 Kelp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kelp are large seaweeds (algae), belonging to the brown algae and classified in the order Laminariales.
The holdfast, a root-like structure anchors the Kelp to the substrate of the ocean.
Until the Leblanc process was commercialized in the early 1800s, burning of kelp in Scotland was one of the principal industrial sources of soda ash (predominantly sodium carbonate).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kelp   (615 words)

 The KeLP Programming System
KeLP (Kernel Lattice Parallelism) is a framework for implementing portable scientific applications on distributed memory parallel computers.
KeLP applications may be written in a dimension-independent form which can facilitate development of 3D applications that have a simpler analog in 2D.
KeLP is middleware sitting between the application and the low-level communication substrate, e.g.
www-cse.ucsd.edu /groups/hpcl/scg/kelp.html   (595 words)

 Kelp Forest
As with many other kelp forest dwellers, vulnerable larvae of rockfish are cast into the sea, spending their formative months facing the dangers of the open ocean.
By mid summer, the kelp canopy is at its zenith, fueled by nutrient-rich water and sunlight.
Kelp that is not decomposed or eaten elsewhere may find its way into the depths of Monterey Canyon, transporting precious organic matter to denizens of the canyon slopes.
jellieszone.com /kelpforest.htm   (2200 words)

 Kelp forests -
Kelp is the largest and most structurally complex of all brown algae.
Kelp is incredibly fast growing (with records of it growing 200m in a summer season) and forms multifaceted forests which teem with animals.
Kelp is harvested commercially for food and for other substances, like alginates, which are used as thickeners.
www.oceansatlas.org /cds_static/en/kelp_forests__en_19573_all_1.html   (291 words)

 Marine Life Fact Sheets - Bull Kelp
Distribution: Kelp is found on the Pacific Coast from Southern California to Alaska's Aleutian Islands, thriving in the turbid subtidal waters of ocean coasts and straits.
Kelp typically break from their holdfast during fall storms, die and wash up onto beaches, ending their life after just one season.
While Kelp forests are gaining recognition for their importance as habitat to fish and wildlife, they are also now being recognized for their role in reducing beach erosion by softening the impact of waves on shorelines.
whatcom-mrc.wsu.edu /Fact_Sheets/bull_kelp.htm   (652 words)

Removal of kelp plants by storms is an example of the first, reductions in growth or biomass due to elevated El Nino temperatures the second, and decreases in species diversity of the marine invertebrates associated with kelp the third.
In this paper the phrase "kelp frequency" refers to the percentage of total kelp along each coastline with a given data level (eg, 5% of all kelp on the West leeward coast was found at a depth of 18 m).
Kelp frequency and kelp percent cover as a function of submarine aspect are presented graphically for the West Catalina leeward and windward coastlines.
gis.esri.com /library/userconf/proc95/to250/p247.html   (8226 words)

 Product information, instructions, health benefits, and usage for Kelp
Kelp is a type of sea vegetable related to brown algae and is native to the ocean.
Kelp supplements may lose potency over time, so store as directed by the manufacturer and be aware of expiration dates.
Kelp is known to interact with methimazole and propylthiouracil.
www.allstarhealth.com /lj_c/Kelp.htm   (264 words)

 What Is Kelp
Kelp is a principal source of iodine, but that is only a part of the story.
Marine plants, such as the brown seaweed plant that is the source of kelp tablets and powder, live and flourish because of sunlight and the nutrients so plentiful in the sea.
In 1750, an English physician, Dr. Bernard Russell, burned dried kelp and used it successfully as a treatment for goiter, a condition caused by a malfunctioning of the thyroid gland.
www.naturalways.com /kelp01.htm   (533 words)

 Kelp forest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kelp can stretch 2-30 meters or more (up to 60 m in Macrocystis pyrifera) from their anchors on the sea floor to the surface, providing a vertical infrastructure that is home to many fish and invertebrate species.
Kelp forests are typically found in waters between 1 and 24 meters below the low tide mark; the tops are often partially exposed on very low spring tides, with the tops of the kelp sticking 20 to 30 cm out of the water.
Kelp usually grows to the surface, and may continue to grow in length after reaching the surface, causing a canopy of floating fronds to develop.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kelp_forest   (723 words)

Kelp is a type of seaweed, but not all seaweed is kelp: "seaweed" loosely describes any type of vegetation growing in the ocean, including many other types of algae and plants.
Kelp is a regular part of a normal human diet in many parts of the world, such as Japan, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Kelp is a good source of folic acid (a B vitamin), as well as many other vitamins and minerals—especially iodine; but iodine is also a potential source of side effects (see Safety Issues below).
www.mbmc.org /healthgate/GetHGContent.aspx?token=9c315661-83b7-472d-a7ab-bc8582171f86&chunkiid=21786   (1101 words)

 SIMoN -- Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Kelp forests are thickest in summer but decline during winter storms and high surf.
Kelp forests and their associated flora and fauna are also important resources to humans.
In addition, kelp is itself a resource, harvested as food for abalone farms and as a source of algin, an emulsifying and binding agent used in ice cream, toothpaste, and cosmetics.
www.mbnms-simon.org /sections/kelpForest/overview.php?sec=kf   (744 words)

Kelp is dependent upon the sea for its nourishment -- an excellent source since the sea is the repository of all the minerals that have been washed from the land through the millennia.
Kelp is especially high in iodine, which must be present for proper glandular function and metabolism.
Kelp is a source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E, plus amino acids.
www.1001herbs.com /kelp/?source=escoop121305   (297 words)

 Dulse and Kelp
Kelp reduces tension, produces relaxation and enables the system to store up vitality and reserve energy; concentration becomes easier owing to the freer flow of blood through the brain and it is easier to think clearly (Ibid.).
Kelp is able to discriminate between strontium 90 and calcium, even though the two chemicals are so similar chemically, and the Kelp does not interfere with the body's absorption of calcium while it effectively removes the radioactive element (Ibid.).
However, Kelp is not known to have produced hyperthyroidism, which may be due to the fact that the iodine in Kelp is only a part of a highly organized arrangement of salts.
www.healthfree.com /dr_jon_christopher_dulse.html   (6642 words)

 Kelp Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine - Find Articles
Kelp (Fucus vesiculosus) is a type of brown seaweed, moderate in size, that grows in regions with cold coastlines including those of the northwestern United States and northern Europe.
Eating dietary kelp may be responsible for the low rate of breast cancer among Japanese women, and also for the low rate of heart disease, respiratory disease, rheumatism, arthritis, high blood pressure, and gastrointestinal ailments.
This type of kelp is also used to rid the body of and keep it from absorbing harmful chemicals, toxins, carcinogens, and heavy metal pollutants such as barium and cadmium.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2603/is_0004/ai_2603000473   (826 words)

 Kelp Forest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The kelp forest is a forest, but it is not a forest of trees.
Kelp consists of at least three parts: the holdfast, stipe, and blade.
The holdfast is a part that attaches the kelp to the ocean floor.
www.calstatela.edu /faculty/eviau/edit557/oceans/norma/oklpfst.htm   (167 words)

 'KelpWatch' - Kelp Facts - Inhabitants of Kelp Forests
Kelp forests provide habitat in several ways: as settlement habitat for larvae, and as food and shelter for adults either living among the kelp fronds, or living directly on the kelp plant itself.
The rootlike holdfast of Giant Kelp, particularly the decaying portions, shelter an entire community of animals, including small crustaceans (isopods, amphipods), crabs, sea urchins, polychaetes, ophiuroids (brittle stars), small fish and eels, hydroids, bryozoans, gastropods (molluscs) and sponges.
Another animal commonly found on kelp plants is the lace coral or bryozoan, Membranipora membranacea, whose coral skeleton forms large, white, lacy patches on the kelp frond.
www.geol.utas.edu.au /kelpwatch/facts_i.html   (969 words)

 Marine animals living in kelp forests
Kelp forests are large underwater colonies of kelp that dominate shallow rocky reefs in temperate waters around Australia.
Kelp forests are home to many animals including fishes, snails, lace corals, worms, crustaceans, sea urchins and sponges.
For example, limpets ingest broken pieces of kelp from offshore beds and detritivores ingest microscopic pieces of kelp after it has broken down in the surf.
www.amonline.net.au /factsheets/kelp_forests.htm   (374 words)

Kelp is a type of seaweed, but not all seaweed is kelp: "seaweed" loosely describes any type of vegetation growing in the ocean, including many other types of algae and plants.
Kelp is a regular part of a normal human diet in many parts of the world, such as Japan, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Kelp is a good source of folic acid (a B vitamin), as well as many other vitamins and minerals—especially iodine; but iodine is also a potential source of side effects (see Safety Issues below).
healthlibrary.epnet.com /GetContent.aspx?token=e0498803-7f62-4563-8d47-5fe33da65dd4&chunkiid=21786   (1095 words)

 Nearshore Finfish Profiles: Kelp Greenling
Kelp greenlings are not known to migrate; on the contrary, adults are often territorial, particularly during spawning season.
Approximately one third of all male kelp greenling are sexually mature at age 2, while half of all males are mature by age 3-4 at an average total length of 11.6 inches.
Kelp greenling range in depth from the intertidal to approximately 500 ft deep but are more common at depths of 150 ft or less.
www.dfg.ca.gov /mrd/rockfish/kelpgreenling.html   (542 words)

 KELP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
KELP will act as a catalyst for knowledge exchanges and learning partnerships that are based not only on face to face interaction but also on judicious use of information, communication, and knowledge technologies, including the Internet, CD ROM, videoconferencing, and traditional print media.
Any KELP activity is made in the context of an overall plan by participating institutions to ensure sound institutional management, transparent and accountable governance, a thriving intellectual environment, a modicum of computer facilities for faculty members and students, and above all, effective leadership.
KELP is fundamentally different from traditional technical assistance projects, where benefit flows are perceived as largely one-way.
cbdd.wsu.edu /initiatives/kelp   (960 words)

 Kelp Forests
Kelp forests on the east coast of North America have fewer species but often are quite lush, and support rich commu- nities of benthic invert- ebrates.
In the Pacific northwest, subtidal kelps are dominated by Agarum fimbriatum, a leafy laminaria-like plant.
Kelp forests are rich in animal species, as shown by this colorful and rich bottom of epibenthic invertebrates.
life.bio.sunysb.edu /marinebio/kelpforest.html   (1238 words)

 Herbal Descriptions - Kelp - Fucus vesiculosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The seaweed Kelp (Fucus vesiculosis) is an excellent source of minerals from the sea, particularly iodine which is very important for the thyroid gland to function properly.
Kelp is known for the following properties: antibacterial, antioxidant, diuretic, emollient, endocrine tonic, expectorant, and nutritive, and is generally available in the forms of a tea, tincture, or capsules.
Kelp has also been added to beans it improve their digestibility, and used as a seasoning for any food where one wants to add a salty flavor.
www.viable-herbal.com /herbdesc2/1kelp.htm   (670 words)

 Kelp - Macrocystis pyrifera - Encapsulated Botanical - Herbs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Kelp is dependent upon the sea for its nourishment - an excellent source since the sea is the repository of all the minerals that have been washed from the land through the millennia.
The primary chemical constituents of Kelp include algin, carrageenan, iodine, potassium, bromine, mucopolysaccharides, mannitol, alginic acid, kainic acid, laminine, histamine, zeaxanthin, protein, and vitamins B-2 and C. Kelp is a nutritional source that is used to promote healthy glandular functions, focusing especially on the thyroid.
Kelp should not be used in cases of hyperthyroidism or cardiac problems, or during pregnancy and lactation.
www.viable-herbal.com /singles/herbs/s860.htm   (1046 words)

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