Give your mum a detoxifying gift from nature with added immunity

As Mother’s Day approaches, are you thinking of ways to show your mum how much you love and appreciate her? One way is by aiding her health and ongoing vitality. What better way to do that than by giving a powerful natural medicine like kelp?

Kelp is a natural supplement that will boost the immune system and provide essential nutrients including iodine, that is sorely missing in our modern diet.

Kelp is a type of seaweed that grows in shallow ocean waters.  Its stem is rich in iodine, a nutrient that is crucial for thyroid function and maintaining a healthy metabolism. 

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Bull kelp washed up on the shore in Marrawah, Tasmania

Boost iodine levels easily with kelp

Iodine deficiency can lead to hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland is unable to produce enough hormones, causing fatigue, weight gain, and other health problems. Incorporating kelp into the diet can be an excellent way to ensure that mums are getting enough iodine to support their thyroid health.

Kelp contains an array of vitamins and minerals 

In addition to iodine, kelp contains vitamins and minerals, such as iron, calcium, and magnesium. These nutrients are essential for maintaining a healthy immune system, as they strengthen the body’s natural defenses to fight infection and diseases. Mums are always busy taking care of the family and often put their own health last. By making a simple change and incorporating kelp into their daily routine, our mothers can support their immune system and overall health.

Iodine is not just important for thyroid health, it also plays a crucial role in the immune system. Studies have shown that iodine deficiency can impair immune function and increase the risk of infections.

Antioxidant properties help to cleanse the liver

Kelp can also provide an antioxidant boost to the liver due to a compound called fucoxanthin that can help reduce the accumulation of fat occuring in the liver. As the liver’s function is to filter out toxins, adding a small amount of kelp each day can help to maintain a healthy liver.

Kelp is easy to incorporate into daily diets and its cost effective 

One serving of a surprisingly small amount (1g/1 teaspoon) contains the recommended daily intake. Grassland Nutrition has a moreish Bull Kelp Crunch that is harvested from the stem, the most nutritious part of the kelp and freeze-dries it into flakes that can be added to almost anything.  We like it with barbecued cuts of meat, sprinkled on eggs, even on yogurt.  You could try it on soups, salads, and stir-fries for a light salty crunch too.

Why we chose Bull Kelp as the best wholefood kelp on the market 

Bull Kelp is a unique species of Kelp that wells up from the depths of the The Great Southern Ocean. Due to cold sea temperatures, it has the highest natural vitamin and mineral content of any brown kelp in the world. We source our kelp from the West Coast of Tasmania. It is hand-harvested sustainably from the shores of the Australian Southern Ocean, recognised as the world’s cleanest environment and is tested 100% free of inorganic arsenic and radiation.

Watch the ABC Back Roads feature on Marrawah, Tasmania to see just how special this area really is.

Maximum nutrient preservation is a key focus and so we process our kelp gently by freeze-drying rather than heat drying, which tends to destroy essential

Our mother’s day gift to you!

Taking care of your mothers’ health is one of the best ways you can show them how much you  care. 

Try with a small 50g bag or enjoy 10% off a 100g bag with LOVEMUM10OFF for the entire month of May.

We wish all the mums out there a vibrant, joyful Mother’s Day this Sunday !

The Revolutionary Benefits of Adding Beef Liver to the Aged Care Menu

The problem with poor nutrition in the aged care sector

The aged care sector is facing many challenges when it comes to diet. Poor nutrition is a major problem, and it can lead to serious health problems.

One of the main issues is many elderly people do not get enough of the right nutrients. This is often due to a lack of food variety, and it can lead to deterioration in the form of malnutrition and even starvation.

In 2018, The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety investigated the quality standards of aged care in Australia. The final report published in 2021 highlights significant improvements to be made. The lack of focus on nutrition was also compounded by poor staffing levels in aged care facilities leading to inadequate care overall.

The new standards require aged care facilities to provide residents with a choice of foodstuffs on the menu that not only meet individual dietary needs and preferences, but that also align with their cultural beliefs. This includes adequate hydration, as well as ongoing monitoring to safeguard optimal health.  Aged Care facilities can now be audited at any time to check standards are being upheld.

Another problem is that many elderly people are not able to digest or absorb the nutrients from their food properly. This can be due to a number of factors, such as a lack of digestive enzymes, a lack of stomach acid, and reduced intestinal efficiency.

There is a simple and inexpensive solution! 

Adding beef liver to the aged care menu!

How we can solve the problem of poor nutrition in aged care

Today, although progress has been made, there is still a long way to go. As our ageing population increases (by 2030, 1 in 6 people will be aged 60 years plus – and these percentages are on the rise) we need to be better versed in the components required to make a real difference in the quality of life of our elderly. 

As people age, their livers can become less efficient at regulating iron and this can lead to an iron deficiency ‘anaemia’ that affects around 10% of the elderly. However, the iron in beef liver is highly bioavailable, and with the addition of copper, a micronutrient contained in the liver, it can be easily absorbed by the body. 

Iron can be sourced from red meat, poultry, fish (salmon, mackerel and sardines), and greens yet many elderly people do not consume enough of these foods. Adding beef liver would help older people maintain iron stores and prevent an iron deficiency occurring.

The many benefits of adding beef liver to the menu in an aged care setting

Beef liver contains essential amino acids that are vital for the body’s protein synthesis, making it a perfect source of protein. It also contains iron, zinc, selenium, and Vitamin A, for developing and supporting healthy bones, skin, and muscles. 

The benefits list goes on! 

Vitamin B12, riboflavin, niacin, and folate are all essential for good brain health. Beef liver also contains choline, which has been linked to increased mental function and focus.

Adding beef liver to the aged care menu can also provide elderly people with an important source of energy. It is loaded with healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids and healthy unsaturated fats, which can provide stable energy for an older person.

We think of beef liver as nature’s ready-made package, providing health and vitality. 

Loss of appetite or difficulty chewing are factors to consider in aged care. Liver can be diced and it adds variety and boosts flavour to a dull menu.Beef liver is also inexpensive, aligning well with age care facilities operating with tight budgets. 

In the last decade organ meat has fallen out of culinary fashion, but we believe it is vital and is a missing link in an important chain in a nutritious diet.  

Beef liver is also a good source of dietary fibre, that helps improve digestion and reduces constipation. Fibre also helps to slow down the absorption of glucose in the gut, thus it is beneficial for those with diabetes, or those at risk of it.

Omega-3 fatty acids make beef liver important for brain health. Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids found in beef liver can improve mental performance, focus, and memory in elderly people, making it an important addition to the aged care menu.

Wait…there’s more, include Kelp for even more benefits

Similarly, iodine is an essential mineral that plays a critical role in thyroid function, which regulates metabolism. An iodine deficiency can progress into a Goiter, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism. Kelp, a type of seaweed, is an excellent source of iodine. Many modern Western diets do not include enough iodine-rich foods, and older individuals are less likely to consume seafood or seaweed.

Adding kelp helps to support individual iodine levels and a healthy thyroid function.

Boost the nutrition in a typical aged care meal plan by adding beef liver and kelp

It’s important to provide a variety of nutritious foods in each meal to ensure individuals are receiving adequate essential nutrients. To also adapt to any individual dietary restrictions and provide choice. Opt for foods with no added sugar, seed oils, and sodium and prioritise protein and good fats throughout the day to maintain muscle.

The bottom line

Liver for iron and kelp for iodine is important for older individuals.  

There is no better time than now to start including beef liver in the aged care menu. 

These tips will help you create the perfect menu with beef liver that happy recipients will enjoy!

Grassland Nutrition offers organic sourced Australian-made freeze-dried beef liver and beef liver and kelp in powder form that is pure and top quality. Adding it to recipes in this form is super easy. 

Life is too short not to live it fully. We want to help people live the life they want to live. Here’s to thriving at every age to experience life to the fullest, and especially through the ‘winter years.’

Ready to find out more? 

Stuck for recipe ideas? We’re here to help, get in touch.

The Surprising Benefits of Beef Liver and Kelp Supplements for Migraine Sufferers

“Recently, while listening to ABC and C7, that both aired a segment on migraines, which affects 1 in 5 Australians or 4.9 million people, resulting in losses of 35 billion dollars a year. And clam, there is NO CURE.

As someone who USED to suffer from migraines, I thought sharing my story might help others.

Back in 2014, my family, who had a background in health and nutrition, was exploring the use of freeze-dried beef liver and kelp as dietary supplements due to a worldwide deficiency of Vitamin B12 and Iodine.

Around the same time, our son Olaf returned from overseas including the US, where he among other influential people met Dr. David Perlmutter, a renowned neurologist and advocate for a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet. 

Olaf convinced my wife and I to gradually adopt a LCHF diet, cutting out sugar, grain products, potatoes, and adding healthy fats like coconut oil, animal fat, olive oil, dairy cream, butter, and full-fat cheese, while avoiding seed oils such as soy and canola.

After about six months I thought, had there actually been any significant improvements in my health? Then I realised that I hadn’t had a migraine in a long time. I had suffered from migraines for 50 years, taking one day off a week and the following day wasn’t good either.

It turned out that the change in diet and supplementing with our liver and kelp products had done the trick. Later, I learned that a scientist had discovered that Vitamin B12 and associated B vitamins had the potential to reduce migraines by 50% (Mercola).

Now at 79, I haven’t had a single headache in over 8 years and feel as healthy and fit as ever. If you think I can be of any help, I’d be more than happy to answer any questions related to my story.

Just visit and contact Kel.”

Now at 79, I haven’t had a single headache in over 8 years and feel as healthy as ever. 

I’d like to help others through this experience and I’d be delighted to answer any questions related to my story.”

Get in touch? Contact Kel.