SCOTT KENNEDY was on his way to a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration at the University of Texas, Austin and an investor in Real Estate in 1983, when a personal experience changed the course of his life. Shortly thereafter he was led to a sea vegetation-based dietary supplement by an Iridologist who recommended he place his mother on a daily regimen. Scott’s mother, who had suffered with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) since she was pregnant with him moved into miraculous remission within 90 days.
In 1985 Scott founded Sea Veg, USA (now FarmaSea® Health LLC). He began researching and promoting seaweed health benefits in Human Nutrition. Studying under his mentor, Dr. Joseph V. Wachter, Jr., who passed away in 1988, Scott was privy to the large body of research and documentation amassed by the Wachters family and became the largest distributor of Wachters Organic Sea Products in the 74 year history of the company.
In 1999 Scott created the FarmaSea® Blend of Sea Plants, imported in conjunction with the Irish Seaweed Centre of the National University of Ireland, Galway. Along with his friend and scientific advisor, Stefan Kraan, PhD Marine Botany, Scott created what is now considered the most powerful blend of edible sea plants on Earth. These are delivered as a definitive dietary food supplement, in 100% vegetable capsules called: Super Sea Veg® by FarmaSea®.
Mr. Kennedy has collected over the years, unmatched and overwhelming anecdotal data and case histories from direct experience. Included are complete remissions of Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Psoriasis, Prostate Cancer, Ovarian Cysts, Skin Cancer, IBS, Hemorrhoids, Breast Cancer, Candida, Lymphoma, Melanoma, M.S. Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Heart Disease and many more.
Scott has created and amassed the most comprehensive collection of scientific literature on Marine Alga in the world, with the help of Dr. Kraan. Mr. Kennedy hosted the long-running talk radio show in Las Vegas, “The Nature of Health Show” (1993-1998) interviewing hundreds of health professionals, including, Dr’s Weil Whitaker, Willix, Omen, Siegel, Jensen, Kaman, Northrop, Pritikin and in-depth interviews with the NCI, the AMA, the ACS, and the FDA. His personal mission and message has brought Sea Vegetation to more humans for daily consumption than anyone in history.
Here are some audio clips from Scott Kennedy’s radio show in Las Vegas, “The Nature of Health Show”.
Stefan Kraan, PhD Marine Botany is the preeminent doctor for marine botany in the world. There is no one else in the world that has his knowledge and passion for sea vegetation.
Born in The Netherlands in 1967 he graduated with a M.Sc. degree in Marine Biology at University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He moved to Ireland to start a PhD on phylogenetics and aquaculture of edible brown seaweed Alaria esculenta at the NUI, Galway in 1998 under supervision of Prof. Michael Guiry. He became manager of the Irish Seaweed Industry Organisation in 1998 and finished his PhD in 2001. He established the Irish Seaweed Centre (ISC; www.irishseaweed.com) in 2001, a virtual
institute for seaweed-based research and development, which was launched in 2001 as an initiative of the Department of the Marine, the Marine Institute, BIM, Údarás na Gaeltachta and NUI, Galway. The ISC operates besides the existing Irish Seaweeds Industry Organisation (ISIO). His main fields of interests are aquaculture of seaweeds, sustainable development of the Irish algal resources, industrial applications of seaweeds and usage of seaweeds in biotechnology and biomedicine. He is a member of the Kelp harvesting working group, the Marine Foresight forum and the National Seaweed Forum. In the last four years he has been partner and coordinator of 17 national and 6 EU projects and over this period attracted over € 2.5 million in research funding. Most projects are with Industry participation. Dr. Kraan has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented several invited scientific presentations world-wide. He has served as associated editor and reviewer of several scientific journals and funding programmes, and is a member of several professional associations.
Dr Kraan organized the 11th tri-annual International Conference on Applied Phycology which was held from 22nd of June to 27th of June 2008 at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, and entitled Applied Phycology in the 21st Century; novel opportunities in a changing world’. The conference was attended by 430 registered participants from 43 countries all over the. There were 165 oral and 140 poster contributions, providing an exhaustive coverage of the present status of applied phycology.
One particular project Dr. Kraan is currently working on is Marine functional foods which are products formulated with naturally occurring chemicals (or combinations of chemicals) found in marine resources, such as fish, shellfish to provide a health benefit, lower the risk of certain diseases, or affect a particular body process. Studies have shown that marine resources are unrivaled sources of compounds with the potential to maintain and improve health through inclusion in other foods or as whole foods. The island of Ireland has a great diversity of marine life. Despite this there is only limited activity aimed at exploiting these resources as sources of functional compounds for inclusion in foods.Two others projects with specifically develop food applications of seaweed are for the aquaculture sector, where the focus is on Carbohydrates, amino acids, and fatty acids.
Dr. Kraan has been invited to present keynote lectures, and to write book chapters and review articles. Some examples are:
- 19th International Seaweed Symposium Kobe Japan, March, 2007
- The seaweed Industry, future and perspectives. Acadian Seaplants Ltd, Halifax Nova Scotia, 2007
- Integrated Mulritrophic Aquaculture in Europe, University of New Brunswick, St John Canada, 2007
- Seaweeds used for health and well-being 4th International Symposium on health and the sea, Granville, France October 2007
- Constance MacFarlane Seaplant Symposium, to be hosted by the Institute of Island Studies at University of Prince Edward Island, in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, on 25 – 27 September, 2008
- International Congress, “Bio-mass and Biofuels production from Algae oil”, which will take place in the University of Alicante 30 and 31th October 2008
- Book Chapter For Role Of Seaweeds In Future Globally Environments