Two weeks ago when I went to our commercial kitchen to help with the final packing of our latest shipment, I unexpectedly had a moment of tearing up. You wouldn’t think that seeing a box of cholla buds ready for shipment would bring a grown and somewhat aged man to tears, but it did. I had to ask myself, “why this emotional reaction?”
I started eating an organic, macrobiotic diet when I was a sophomore in college. Sea vegetables are an important part of the macrobiotic diet, so it was around that time I started regularly consuming arame, hijki and nori. Also around that time, I heard that if you eat sea vegetables, your hair would never turn gray because of their high mineral content. Although this sounds far-fetched, it’s true that whether your hair turns gray isn’t just about genetics. Such phenomena as chemotherapy and high stress levels obviously hasten graying.