January 20, 2016 by kittynh
A recent article in UK Vogue features an interview with the ever youthful Giselle Bundchen. The world knows her as a super model, but here in New England she is known as “Tom Brady’s wife”.
Tom Brady is the quarterback from the New England Patriots football team. If there is an area of the country that loves their sports, it’s New England. They also love Tom Brady. Of course he would marry a super model, he’s considered close to perfection. I admit to being a fan of the Patriots. The excitement of rooting for such a winning team is hard to resist. Also, I love an underdog. New England doesn’t get much respect outside of New England, so like everyone else living here I want to see the Patriots win the Super Bowl again just so Roger Goddell has to hand Brady the MVP award.
However, the Vogue article brings up one questionable aspect of Bundchen’s super mom strategy for raising her children and Tom.
From the Vogue Article: (January 6.2016)
” For snacks, I make fruit rolls from bananas, pineapple, and spirulina. Spirulina is an algae. It’s a super fruit. I dehydrate it. I dehydrate a lot of things. I have three dehydrators in their kitchen. I also make raw granola and raw chocolate-chip cookies.”
The problem with the diet is that SPIRULINA could be possibly linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
Recent evidence has proven a link between green algae and Alzheimer. There is no question it appears among scientists that green algae is dangerous and should be avoided whenever possible. This advice seems to be related to swimming, diving and even boating activities. An example given by Dr. Rachael Dunlop was that paddle boats that have been sitting in green algae could make the algae airborne and a boater could breath it in. No one knows what a safe dose of the algae is, and it could differ person to person.
Dr.Dunlop details the dangers of green algae in this recent article.
So, are new age moms and chefs endangering their children, and their quarterbacks in the case of Bundchen, by feeding them dehydrated spirulina? The research is ongoing on the subject, but just to be safe, I would follow the recommendations of doctors and practice safe swimming and dieting when it comes to green algae.
Bundchen is a mother that believes that amber beads help with teething pain. Her new age parenting may make her ignore this scientific information. But, amber beads while a choking hazard, are not nearly the possible danger of feeding your family a known cause of Alzheimer disease.
It could be spirulina is perfectly safe. But I know that many people see Bundchen as a role model and aspire to be like her, and have a family like she does. She seems to be a terrific mother, but in this case let’s hope that her open mindedness to the new age culture won’t result in future health problems for her family.
Also another article detailing the dangers of green algae.