Japanese Kelp Cucumber Salad : The Renegade Health Show Episode #810

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We’ve just got our shipment of Atlantic Kelp (Kombu) in and Annmarie is really excited to use it…

Kelp, as you may know, is a great source of iodine which can help support the thyroid.

Ann’s been adding kelp to just about everything since her TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) was a little elevated on her last blood test.

Today, she’s going to show you how to make a Japanese kelp and cucumber salad that tastes awesome – with seaweed that doesn’t come from the Japanese coast.

Take a look…

Your question of the day: Do you like your kelp dried or slimy? LOL!

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Here’s the raw food recipe:

Japanese Cucumber Kelp Salad

1 cucumbers, sliced thin
1/2 cup chopped kelp
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
1 scallion, chopped fine

Kelp will expand about 5 times its weight. It’s best if you cut into manageable 4 to 6 inch sections with scissors. Rinse it really well and let soak overnight or 8-10 hours. Rinse again before adding it to the salad.

Place cucumber, seaweed (chopped into matchstick or square pieces), vinegar, oil, and coconut sugar in a bowl and mix well. Let marinate for about 20 min. Top with sesame seeds and scallion.

For Kelp Chips

Rinse Kelp really well and lay out strips of it onto dehydrator. Sprinkle sesame seeds and sea salt on them. Let dry for about 8 hours at 115 degrees until crispy.

To order some of our Atlantic Kelp (Kombu), please go here: buy atlantic kelp!

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Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog RenegadeHealth.com — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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  1. T. says:

    Let me get this straight — in order to prevent radiation, you are eating a salad with JAPANESE KELP???? From the same area of the nuclear fall-out. Please elaborate.

  2. Laura says:

    Yum, I love seaweed crunchy and slimy. Maybe like slimy a little better. This salad looks delicious and really simple. Now I know what I’m having for lunch tomorrow. I have several bags of seaweed that I bought before the disaster so luckily I know they aren’t contaminated. I think they are from the Atlantic mostly anyway. I love your recipes Ann Marie.

  3. Tara Burner says:

    @T they said the kelp was from Ireland! 🙂

    and salad looks yummmy!!! now i’m hungry and have no kelp 🙁

  4. Gen says:

    Looks really yummy and I can’t wait to try it. I love dulse, especially.

    Please not that the ingredient amounts in the salad recipe above are quite different to the amounts you gave in the video.

    AnnMarie — do you know that you look amazingly similar to Kate Middleton, the girl who just married Prince William today? Especially side view.

  5. jasmine says:

    Annemarie, is the kelp helping your TSH numbers? I was iodine deficient then had lots of iodine (tons of dulse on my salad for 3 weeks) and developed Hashimoto’s. Did you have elevated TPO numbers as well? If so, are we supposed to have more iodine or less? Do you feel better after having more iodine or have any change in hypothyroid symptoms? So many people have these issues that I hope you’ll keep us informed with your discoveries because I think you will help alot of people!!!! xo

  6. Karen says:

    I haven’t tried it crunchy yet, but I like it soaked. I’m very interested in finding more ways to use seaweed. Thanks guys!

  7. cloudwind says:


    ireland there is on the british side the nuclear factory sellafield. Its a kinda fukushima in a more hidden conditon.

    So never mind on ireland or britain. other seashore of ireland are more safe.


  9. cloudwind says:

    “(…) “further expansion of Sellafield’s nuclear facilities would represent ‘an inexorable and increasing threat to Ireland’s environment as well as fishing, agriculture, and tourism’.”(23) Unfortunately, it seems that there are no existing procedures that Ireland can take that will likely prevent nuclear waste from adversely affecting their environment or remove the risk that a major accident poses to their country.(…) ”


    sellafield is known fo it polluting production to the environment. How can Kelp from Ireland then be safe?

  10. cloudwind says:

    Radiation effect of Sellafield nuclear facilities to Irish population.
    This work explores the cancers affected to sellafield in ireland.

    “It is rare in epidemiology that a prior hypothesis is supported so spectacularly as the seacoast hypothesis has been by the results reported here. There is high risk on the east coast, where the Irish Sea is contaminated by Sellafield. Risk is highest in the north east, where the contamination is highest. There is little excess risk on the south coast and none at all on the west coast, where Sellafield isotopes are largely absent. However, it is also rare for the results of a new investigation to not provide new questions and this also is the case here.”

    other articles on the effect of sellafield to ireland. Sallafield is a factory where old nuclear waste in example from germany is delivered. In sellafiel like in LeHague in France they modify this nuclear waste so it can used again. The product of this are highly toxc wasteproducts. Both factories LeHague in France and Sellafield in GreatBritain are know for its toxic production.


    sellafield can become the kind of irish british fukushima

  11. Lori says:

    I have low thyroid function and have been eating irish moss, kelp and dulse every day. I recently read that one should not eat it daily or for more than two weeks at a time. Also, I heard Dr. Brownstein, holistic doctor and author of “Iodine, why you need it and why you can’t live without it” talk about seaweeds he had tested and most of them were contaminated. He recommends a supplement like Iodoral. What do you think of this? I’m confused as to how often, how much, or if I should eat any seaweed at all?

  12. oregano says:

    I love seaweeds. I mostly used it as a seasoning in salads.

  13. QC says:

    Hi Annmarie, love your recipes. I would love for you to come up with a jelly recipe using Irish Moss. I’ve been thinking about this for a while now but still hesitate to try. Do you think it’s doable?

  14. rachel says:

    Seaweed is delicious, how sad we now have to think about where it comes from. I love Nori sheets, wakame, arame, dulse…
    My stomach cannot handle toasted sesame oil. I actually thin toasted oils are unhealthy and almost impossible for us to digest anything they are made with. I find RAW is best.

  15. Tammy says:

    Haven’t actually tried it dry yet but I’m in to trying the chips for sure. I buy bags of kelp already cut in strands like spaghetti. I rinse and soak then make a Italian “pasta” dish by tossing the noodles with garlic and oil (can be made cooked as well). I also use the “noodles” to make an Asian noodle dish by making a type of Asian peanut sauce to mix the kelp with but use other nut butters instead of peanut butter along with things like sesame oil, tamari, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds etc. Could throw veggies in too. My recipe changes depending on what I have available and my mood but maybe this will give others some ideas. Maybe Ann Marie can come up with something like this and improve on my ideas. 🙂

  16. Gail says:

    Hey, Kev..any way you can either date stamp your videos, or mention the complete date at the start of your videos?


  17. Gail says:

    You two reminded me of the Royal Couple this week – Royal Renegaders you are! LOL Too cute..

    Anyway, I know you soak in water, obviously, but as I have an ionizer, I often soak things in 11.5 (kills bacteria and microbes); or sometimes I soak in 5.5 (like for rice) which makes things cook up really well.
    I would probably just soak in 7.0 water, I’m guessing, but do you happen to know what pH your water is?? That gives me an idea of where I should be when soaking things.


  18. Beth says:

    I like to eat Kelp slimy.
    Only eat it dried if it is the granules.

  19. elf says:

    I am not 100% raw, but I do stay away from canned foods. I cook dried beans with kelp instead of salt. The kelp pretty much disintegrates and I like the idea of getting “real” iodine without using iodized salt. Yummy!

  20. Z Roman says:

    I love eating kelp especially in salads. This recipe looks delicious I will have to defiantly try it sometime. http://xachroman.com/putting-kelp-in-salads-boost-nutrition/

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