Mangosteen is a stunningly beautiful fruit. The curved caylex leaves and thick purple rind (or exocarp) hide the luscious smooth white segments of flesh (called arils) inside.
Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is a tropical evergreen tree from the Guttiferae family that grows primarily in Thailand, parts of India, the Malay Peninsula, and the Philippines. The tree yields a sweet, edible dark purple fruit that is parthenogenesis, meaning it doesn’t require fertilization. Besides being eaten in its natural raw state, it’s also used in jellies, jams, fruit juices, and a wide variety of mangosteen nutritional supplements.
Besides being a healthy and delicious fruit, it is now being recognised as a super fruit. Studies are still underway in the United States to learn about the full potential of mangosteen. It is usually stated as being rich in nutrition with great antioxidant strength and which reduces risk of disease.
Mangosteen nutritional supplements are usually offered in the form of a beverage supplements, often combined with other superfood nutrition sources such as berries. Mangosteen is also an ingredient in Kyäni Sunrise
Mangosteen and Xanthones
Xanthones are chemical compounds that are either produced synthetically or found in naturally grown fruits and vegetables. They are powerful antioxidants and are part of a family called phytonutrients. So far about 200 xanthones have been discovered. Around forty of these have been found in mangosteen. PubMed.gov documents much research on mangosteen and xanthones. Antioxidants are beneficial because they help your body neutralize free radicals, or toxins, that often build up in the body and cause health problems or disease. Such toxin build-up has been known to cause cancer, heart disease, and other harmful diseases.
The harsh realities of extreme temperatures, and extended periods of sunlight and darkness have helped create the amazing properties of this remarkable berry.
Cynics may say that a blueberry is a blueberry just like any other. Well science has proved that wrong. Wild Alaskan blueberries have been proved to have extraordinarily high antioxidant levels. Studies have found “wild berries collected and tested in the first experiment ranged from 3 to 5 times higher in ORAC value than cultivated berries”. Reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23977647
There is nothing more natural than a wild cultivated berry. Now we have evidence of wild Alaskan blueberries collected and tested in the first experiment ranged from 3 to 5 times higher in ORAC value than cultivated berries. I’m sure that foraging for berries in the wilds of Alaska would be a wonderful experience, but for most of us this is not possible. Fortunately we have a convenient way of accessing this superfood via a easily consumed concentrated form, further enhanced by many more superfood ingredients – Kyäni Sunrise is the answer to maximizing the benefits.
The goji berry grows in the harsh Himalayan environment. Goji has been used for thousands of years by the people of the region for its health benefits. Fortunately the modern world is beginning to now discover the important benefits of the goji berry. Goji berry is also known as Wolfberry.
Studies have shown that this little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world! Goji is the high-energy berry of a special Himalayan tree.
Major benefits of the goji berry: The goji berry may be the most important anti-aging food available today. The power of this superfood lies largely in its ability to reduce the effects of aging. This tiny red fruit is thought to have a significant impact on many degenerative and aging related ailments.
Harvested in the Himalayan, Goji berries taste like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate. Hidden within its ruby pigment is the magic that makes it nature’s perfect energy fruit. Goji is packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Although Goji may not be available in your local supermarket, you can find it in health food and gourmet stores (often in juice form or as dried berries). Goji contains:
A remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.
A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health.
An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.
The fatty acid content in Goji berries resembles that of olive oil, and is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid. Oleic acid is important for a number of reasons. It helps omega-3 fish oils penetrate the cell membrane; together they help make cell membranes more supple. By keeping the cell membrane supple, all hormones, neurotransmitter and insulin receptors function more efficiently. This is particularly important because high insulin levels create an inflammatory state, and as we know, inflammation causes aging. Science has found that goji berries are useful in preventing:-
High blood pressure
AVAILABILITY: Goji berries (dried) are becoming more readily available. The juice form is available in nutritional supplements. Kyäni Sunrise includes goji berries as a core ingredient.
Oh what a glorious sight. A bowl full of delectable raspberries.
A member of the rose family and a bramble fruit like the blackberry, raspberries are delicately structured with a hollow core. Raspberries are known as “aggregate fruits” since they are a collection of smaller seed-containing fruits, called drupelets, that are arranged around a hollow central cavity. As an antioxidant food containing ellagic acid, raspberries help prevent unwanted damage to cell membranes and other structures in the body by neutralizing free radicals. Ellagic acid is not the only well-researched phytonutrient component of raspberry, however. Raspberry’s flavonoid content is also well documented. Here the key substances are quercetin, kaempferol, and the cyanidin-based molecules called cyanidin-3-glucosylrutinoside and cyanidin-3-rutinoside. These flavonoid molecules are also classified as anthocyanins, and they belong to the group of substances that give raspberries their rich red colour. Raspberries’ anthocyanins also give these delectable berries unique antioxidant properties, as well as some antimicrobial ones, including the ability to prevent overgrowth of certain bacteria and fungi in the body (for example, the yeast Candida albicans, which is a frequent culprit in vaginal infections and can be a contributing cause in irritable bowel syndrome).
Additionally, research is suggesting that raspberries may have cancer protective properties. Research with animals has suggested that raspberries have the potential to inhibit cancer cell proliferation and tumor formation in various parts of the body, including the colon
Raspberries possess almost 50% higher antioxidant activity than strawberries, three times that of kiwis, and ten times the antioxidant activity of tomatoes, shows research conducted in the Netherlands and published in the journal BioFactors.
Red raspberries are an ingredient in Kyäni Sunrise. A single delicious ounce a day provides the daily recommended allowance of the vitamins and trace minerals your body needs.
There are ads on TV that offer herbal supplements and companies offering exotic fruit extracts that supposedly boost the immune system. You wonder to yourself if there is any truth to those claims?
To “boost” something means to strengthen or increase something. Researchers say that we cannot “increase” or add to our immune system the way we can increase the number of soldiers in an army. We can however, ensure that our immune system is performing at its optimal efficiency by combating free radicals which change our cells.
Consider that your immune system is not one organ, but an interconnected system of organs so when you refer to the “immune system” you may actually be referring to your immune response.
The immune response is a protective process where the body’s defense forces actively recognize invading bacteria, viruses and fungi; release armies of antibodies that tag the invaders so that the macrophages and phagocytes can surround the invaders and “eat” them.
When you want your immune system boosted, you want your immune response to be efficient in recognizing antigens, repelling and eliminating disease and infection.
10 Natural Ways To Improve Immunity
1. Eat healthy. Eat a lot of vegetables and fruits. Stay away from processed foods because these tend to have been stripped of naturally-occurring nutrients. Vitamins and minerals are usually not stored in the body so you really need to eat foods that are rich in nutrients and trace minerals consistently. Antioxidants are key nutrients in increasing the body’s immunity, and especially vitamin C and the full range of B vitamins.
2. Drink alcohol moderately and responsibly. Alcohol weakens your liver and your kidney. When organs are weak, they cannot aid in the fight against infection.
3. Stay away from mass amounts of caffeine and nicotine. These are stimulants and too much of these can disrupt your sleep patterns.
4. Get adequate rest and sleep. Most adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep every night.
5. Get adequate amounts of sunlight in order to get Vitamin D.
6. Get adequate exercise. Exercise improves blood circulation and it is the blood that brings the body’s defense forces to the site of the infection.
7. Avoid sweets. Sugar encourages the growth and proliferation of bacteria.
8. Garlic has antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. Eating fresh garlic can help you fight disease.
9. Ensure that your digestive system has a healthy amount of good bacteria. Good bacteria help you digest your food and squeeze more nutrients from your food. Good bacteria also meet and fight the bad bacteria that you ingest.
10. Maintain good hygiene. Wash your hands, brush your teeth and bathe regularly. Doing this eliminates bacteria, viruses and fungi you pick up with your hands and on your skin.
In addition to the points above aim to reduce stress.
The best thing you can do to enhance your immune response to microbes and pathogens is to stay away from as much stress as you can. Stress taxes your whole body as well as your mind.
When you are chronically under stress, you can imagine your body’s soldiers working hard to keep your body running at top speed – your heart beating fast, your skin producing sweat to cool you down, and blood racing to deliver oxygen.
If your body’s soldiers have to this all the time to meet emergencies and possible threats, they will be unable to do their job of recognizing, tagging and fighting pathogens. Thus, stress distracts your body’s soldiers and sends them off to do a job other than protecting your body from disease.
All in all, no food supplement alone can boost your immune system. You have to take care of your whole body as well as your mind in order keep your immune response efficient. One way to aid your nutrition is to consume a concentrate form of nutritional supplement. One with a complete nutritional spectrum is best, I use and recommend Kyäni Sunrise. Please go to http://naturalsuperfoods.kyani.net to get more information.
You may have heard that chocolate was good for you, then you may have been confused about what that actually means.
Given that most readily available chocolate is a result of heavy processing and adding other ingredients like sugar and dairy products it be can’t be healthy right? When the raw beans are made into chocolate, they undergo a series of steps that destroy most of the naturally occurring compounds. The two processes which are most responsible for this destruction are roasting, which exposes the beans to high temperatures, and “dutching” which exposes the beans to a highly alkaline solution.
This makes the resulting product a meagre shadow of the goodness of the fruit of the glorious plant, originally from the Amazon jungle, “Theobroma cacao”, considered to be a sacred plant by the Mayan civilization, which produce the cacao pods which contain cacao beans… Theobrama means ‘Food of the Gods’
It’s no accident that people around the world have treasured cacao beans for centuries – in ancient cultures it was used as currency.
Raw chocolate is an almost complete foodstuff. It is loaded with more than 300 chemically identifiable compounds, and is higher in anti-oxidants than green tea and wine. It also contains protein, fats, calcium, iron, carotene, thiamine, riboflavin, and magnesium, which is essential for the correct functioning of the brain. Cacao contains caffeine, which means that a raw chocolate drink or desert will give you a similar kick to that of coffee, but in a healthier and raw way.
This raw chocolate bean is one of the highest vitamin C containing foods in the world. All processed chocolate contains absolutely no vitamin C (as it’s very heat-sensitive).
And my favorite, raw cacao is considered by some to be Nature’s Prozac (though I’m obviously making no medical claims here), as it is very effective in improving and elevating mood, in my experience.
Anandamide is an endorphin naturally produced by humans after exercise. In the plant world it has only been found in cacao. Anandamide is known as the bliss chemical because it is naturally produced when people feel blissful. Cacao also contains enzyme inhibitors that prevent the breakdown of anandamide. This helps the feeling of bliss to remain a lot longer.
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid found in cacao in significant quantities. The presence of this amino acid is essential for the production of serotonin. Serotonin is a primary neurotransmitter that plays a powerful role in regulating our mood. Heat destroys tryptophan so many people are deficient.
The increasing rates of depression can be explained by low levels of tryptophan. Magnesium also plays a major role in serotonin production so cacao contains both these important neurotransmitter creating nutrients.
Below are four great reasons to consume raw chocolate.
First, the magnesium in raw chocolate supports your heart. Magnesium helps decrease blood coagulation, thus helping to lower blood pressure and helping the heart to beat efficiently.
Second it helps you stay young. Cacao beans contain high amounts of antioxidants comparable to the levels in green tea and red wine. Antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals, major culprits in the aging process.
Third, it helps you focus. Cacao beans can contain up to 2.2% Phenylethylamine (PEA). PEA increases the activity of neurotransmitters in your brain, helping you to stay focused, alert and captivated – like when you are reading a really good book.
Fourth, it creates bliss (yes, every chocolate fan knows this one). Cacao beans contain Anandamide. Anandamide is called the “bliss chemical” because it is released when we are feeling great.
And finally, plain and simple: raw chocolate makes you happy. Raw chocolate is a great source of serotonin, phenylethylamine and dopamine, three neurotransmitters that help alleviate depression and promote feelings of well-being.
Raw cacao beans are one of Nature’s true superfoods and can now be easily consumed daily Raw chocolate is truly one of the great ways to eat your way into healing!
Cacolamine® is an uplifting & energetic formula made from natural theobroma cacao beans. Click the image below to try it for yourself.
Cacolamine is a pure extract of the raw beans of Theobroma cacao. It has powerful mood enhancing and stress reducing properties that are unlike any other substance on earth. These unique benefits are the result of a highly specialized extraction process that preserves and concentrates the complex mixture of mood enhancing compounds that occur naturally in the beans of Theobroma cacao.
Cacolamine optimizes the mood enhancing properties of the raw bean by concentrating the relevant compounds, eliminating plant material and fat, and reducing theobromine, a substance related to caffeine that can cause anxiety and agitation. The result of this process is an entirely natural product with powerful, positive effects on mood.
The mood enhancing effects of Cacolamine have had a significant impact upon the lives of many of those who take it. While the experience of Cacolamine varies from individual to individual, there are aspects of Cacolamine’s effects that appear to be universal, including a feeling of energized relaxation and reduced stress. The sense of calm is powerful and lasting without any associated drowsiness or fatigue.
It Would Take 89 Chocolate Bars…
To get the same effect as 400mg of Cacolamine, one would have to eat over 89 bars of processed dark chocolate. The number is even higher for milk chocolate. Even raw chocolate which has been made from beans that are not roasted or dutched has a much lower concentration of the relevant compounds than Cacolamine because of the added fats and sugars and the fact that Cacolamine is a potent extract of the raw beans of Theobroma cacao.
Traditional Kimchi is a spicy, fermented condiment. This staple Korean food is made from cabbage, garlic, salt and other seasonings and vinegar and fermented for 3-4 months. The long fermentation allows the probiotics to grow and multiply, and the nutrients in the vegetables to be “pre-digested” and made more bio-available. There are 187 historic and current varieties of kimchi.
Kimchi is Korea’s best known food, the pride of Korea – a cultural icon and national treasure. It is served at almost every meal. The average consumption of kimchi is around 40 kilos per person per year.
Recognized as one of the world’s healthiest foods, kimchi is loaded with key vitamins, kimchi contains healthy bacteria that aid digestion, plus it is low calorie and high fibre.
It is more than just a spicy food. It is renowned for its restorative and rejuvenation properties and it scientifically proven to eliminate unfriendly bacteria and boost immunity.
In 2003 an outbreak of what became known as SARS occurred in Asia, while other countries were badly affected, Korea was virtually untouched. Also, the Korean chickens infected with the H5N1 (avian flu) virus, recovered after eating food which contained the same good bacteria found in kimchi.
Subsequent studies (on 200 chickens) by Korea Food Research Institute supported the theory that it enhanced immunity.
In fact several studies have shown that kimchi probiotics protect against even the worst viruses and bacteria. The “good” bacteria in kimchi produce bacteriocins – which are harmless to the body and the rest of your “good” bacteria, but are toxic to the “bad” bacteria. Kimchi also enhances the body’s immune defences with its effects on the body’s immune system – the Peyer’s patches (or aggregated lymphoid nodules which form a part of the body’s immune system) – inside your gut.
Enhancing your immune system is crucial to your well being. The single biggest risk factor for deadly infection or disease is a weakened immune system.
Research (Kor J. Microbiol, Biotechnol (2008) 36(2), 106-114) also shows that kimchi probiotics fights ulcer-causing Helicobacter pylori bacteria.
Further, kimchi produces beneficial SCFA’s (short chain fatty acids) which are reported to inhibit the development of invasive colon cancers. This is supported by numerous clinical findings, including some published in the Journal of Nutrition (2001: 131:3041S-3046S, and 2002: 132, 1012-1017).
Kimchi is so highly regarded in Korea that price increases in 2010, which followed poor weather conditions for harvesting the cabbage, were considered a national tragedy. However, you don’t have to worry about eating 40 kilos of kimchi each year or the price!
The easy way to benefit from the goodness of kimchi is to consume easy to take concentrated kimchi extract. Oriyen concentrated kimchi extract contains both the friendly bacteria and the health boosting fermented kimchi, providing the positive synergistic effects for killing “bad” bacteria and enhancing immunity.
It’s more than just probiotics!
Oriyen Korean Kimchi Concentrate Powder combines the goodness of natural nutrients in fermented kimchi with the health-promoting benefits of kimchi probiotics.
Probiotics like kimchi help support weight management…promote a healthy gut…maintain vim and vigor…and aid in the reduction of yeast growth.
What are probiotics – and why do you need them?
As defined by word-renowned experts, probiotics are “live organisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host organism.” This healthy bacteria helps support and maintain the necessary balance with unhealthy bacteria in the intestines.
Probiotics are consumed in fermented foods or dietary supplements with active live cultures. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are the most common microbes used in probiotics.
When you take antibiotics, you’re killing the “good” bacteria along with the “bad”.
The human body needs billions of probiotic bacteria to function effectively, and ideally we have large stores of them. However, due to poor diet, lifestyles, and overuse of medications, these “friendly” bacteria are destroyed. Replenishing probiotics is essential to:
Without doubt, the virtues of pure virgin coconut oil are becoming more well-known. Media coverage has increased, so have the number of individuals who are looking beyond their initial skepticism. Despite its rising status, there are some obvious questions concerning virgin coconut oil. In this piece, I will respond to some of the most frequently asked questions.
The initial question that is typically posed is whether or not coconut oil is safe to use. Producers of other oils have often tried to unfairly bad-mouth coconut oil as a bad oil simply because it’s mainly made up of saturated fats. We have been led to believe those the poor fats. This is a simplistic view. In quite a few cases they are, but within the case of coconut oil the makeup is quite different from many other oils. Coconut oil is primarily composed of medium chain fatty acids which are wholesome. The same cannot be said of most other saturated fats. The stability of the saturated fats in coconut oil helps make sure that it will not break down into trans fatty acids and free radicals when subjected to to higher temps.
The next query which is usually asked by virgin coconut consumers is, “Why is pure virgin coconut oil so expensive?” You will discover two main reasons why virgin coconut oil is costly. It is mainly because the production of this item is really exhaustive and laborious. In manufacturing virgin coconut oil, only wholesome, mature coconuts are used. After they’re farmed, their meat is swiftly processed to prevent spoilage from taking place. Since only fresh coconuts are used, no extra refining methods are needed in order to make the product Coconut oil’s natural antioxidant qualities help it to have a long shelf life..
One more question is this, “Why is some coconut oil considered virgin?” What sets virgin coconut oil apart from processed coconut oil, for instance RBD coconut oil, is that virgin oil has not gone through any refining processes. You may well notice a RBD label on coconut oils that are not tagged as virgin. This label is attached to coconut oils which are refined, bleached and deodorized. The oil that’s utilised in RBD coconut oil products doesn’t come from a fresh coconut but from copra (coconut meat) that has been dried for weeks or months. This requires processing to make it fit for consumption. Virgin coconut oil will maintain the beautiful, unique scent and taste of a fresh coconut. You are able to very easily detect a virgin coconut oil from a coconut oil. The color alone can give you a hint since RBD coconut oil appears to be yellowish and will have no coconut flavor or aroma. Virgin coconut oil will be incredibly clear when in liquid form and really white when in solid form – it naturally solidifies in cooler temperatures (around 18C). It will also retain some of the delicious flavor and scent of coconut.
Coconut oil health benefits rank it as one of the healthiest oils in the world, it has a very long history of use by people who inhabit tropical parts of the world. Be certain to choose virgin coconut oil for the finest results!
The compounds found in broccoli are also thought to provide extensive benefits to the heart and cardiovascular system.
Many recent studies have suggested that the nutrients and other compounds present in broccoli may be able to prevent the heart from damage, due to the high level of flavonoids and other antioxidant vitamins it contains.
Broccoli is thought to provide these important effects through the presence of antioxidant vitamins, which have the ability to disarm the free radicals that are part of the normal aging process. These free radicals are unstable and “steal” from your cells to balance themselves, causing cellular damage. This can lead to premature aging and other harmful effects. Antioxidants, like those found in broccoli, are thought to have the ability to lessen the cell damage done by these free radicals.
In addition, broccoli may have significant effects at preventing cataracts and other degenerative diseases of the eye as broccoli contains powerful phytochemical vitamins in the carotenoid family as lutein and zeaxanthin. Both of these phytochemicals are present in high concentrations in the lens of the eye. In a recent study those who consumed broccoli every day were found to have a lower incidence of cataracts and other eye diseases than those who did not consume broccoli on a regular basis.
Broccoli is also a strong source of calcium, and it is therefore important to keeping the bones healthy and preventing osteoporosis. As a matter of fact, other than milk and other dairy products, broccoli is one of the very richest sources of calcium available. The bonus with broccoli is that it provides these benefits without the fat and excess calories found in milk, ice cream and other dairy products.
Broccoli may have important abilities at preventing ulcers as well, since broccoli has been shown to be effective against the helicobacter pylori bacterium thought to be responsible for most peptic ulcers. In addition to these other important benefits, the compounds in broccoli are thought to be effective at boosting the immune system.
I started writing this blog several years ago, basically borne out of frustration with a comment made by my doctor.
You see, I had been ill. Several things had happened to me. I got sick with meningitis. A headache from hell and ten days in hospital. Then from that experience I became even sicker with a illness called Guillain Barre Syndrome. The following is an extract from Wikipedia.
“Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) (French pronunciation: [ɡiˈlɛ̃ baˈʁe]; in English, pronounced /ˈɡiːlæn ˈbɑreɪ/, /ɡiːˈlæn bəˈreɪ/,etc. [pronounced ghee-LAN bah-RAY]) an autoimmune disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system, usually triggered by an acute infectious process. The syndrome was named after the French physicians Guillain, Barré and Strohl, who were the first to describe it in 1916. It is sometimes called Landry’s paralysis, after the French physician who first described a variant of it in 1859. It is included in the wider group of peripheral neuropathies. There are several types of GBS, but unless otherwise stated, GBS refers to the most common form, AIDP. GBS is rare and has an incidence of 1 or 2 people per 100,000. It is frequently severe and usually exhibits as an ascending paralysis noted by weakness in the legs that spreads to the upper limbs and the face along with complete loss of deep tendon reflexes. With prompt treatment by plasmapheresis or intravenous immunoglobulins and supportive care, the majority of patients will regain full functional capacity. However, death may occur if severe pulmonary complications and autonomic nervous system problems are present. Guillain-Barré is one of the leading causes of (acute) non-trauma-induced paralysis in the world.”
Yep, that’s right I became partly paralysed. I know all about ascending paralysis. Long story short – 5 weeks in hospital – came home on a walking frame. I was lucky.
Then, believe it or not, a couple of days after I got home from hospital, I suffered a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) in my left leg. Back to hospital for another 10 days.
When I finally got over all these acute problems I asked my doctor “what else can I do to improve my health?” – his answer – “NOTHING”
I was stunned.
From that moment on I knew I had a responsibility to act. To do something for myself and others. To improve my health and show others they can do something too. I also believe that nature and not pharmaceuticals were the answer.
Broccoli is in the news again. It seems like every second day I read about the wonders of broccoli, or more exactly the benefits of the compounds broccoli contains.
Originally cultivated in Italy, in Roman times, the original plant looked very different from today’s commercially grown variety.
The edible part of the broccoli is the flowerhead. With the migration of Italians throughout the world, so broccoli has spread to be enjoyed by many people.
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable related to cauliflower, which is also closely resembles. The stems and stalks of the Broccoli plus the soft florets are all edible.
Broccoli provides a number of important benefits, but perhaps the most important of these benefits is its possible anti-cancer properties. Broccoli contains phytochemicals such as sulforaphane and indoles, which provide strong anticancer benefits. In particular, research into indole carbinol has shown that this compound may help to inhibit chemicals that promote the growth of tumors, thereby providing protection against cancers and tumor formation.
The various compounds contained in broccoli have also been shown to help prevent cancer cells from spreading to other parts of the body and to boost the effects of various detoxifying enzymes.
In addition to its role in fighting cancer, broccoli may be able to improve the appearance of the skin as well. That is because sulforaphane, one of the major compounds found in broccoli and similar vegetables, may be able to boost the detoxifying effects of liver and skin cells. Some recent studies have also suggested that the compounds found in broccoli may be able to repair the sun damage to the skin.
What is significantly different about the Japanese diet, compared to most other cultures? The quantity of seaweed they consume.
Seaweed has been a staple of the Japanese diet for centuries. A constituent of seaweed is called fucoidan. Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide found mainly in various species of brown seaweed such as kombu, limu moui, bladderwrack, wakame, mozuku, and hijiki.
Japanese researchers have discovered the fucoidan polysaccharide, causes various forms of cancer cells to self-destruct. This process is called apoptosis. It is the natural process where living organisms eliminate harmful cells. Sulfated polysaccharides such as Fucoidan have been shown to help in inducing apoptosis.
Surely this can be one explanation for the people of Okinawa, Japan to have some of the longest life expectancies in Japan. They happen to have one of the highest per capita rates of consumption of Kombu – one gram per person per day. Also, Japan has the lowest cancer death rate.
Since 1970, Fucoidan has been cited in over 800 independent, unsolicited third party scientific studies. Please have a look at pubmed.gov – the US National Library of Medicine website.
Fucoidan is a wonderful immune booster with no harmful side effects with wonderful health benefits.
Some conditions that can be positively impacted by a consistent consumption of Fucoidan are:
High blood pressure
Please do your own research and begin to enjoy the benefits of Fucoidan today.
We know that pure water is essential to our survival. But did you know that water can do much more for you than just quench your thirst?
Every year thousands of people with a wide variety of health problems spend a lot of money to travel to special sacred places around the world. They do this for one reason… to drink the so called “miracle water”.
These places include very well known sites like Lourdes in France plus others that may not be as well known, like Nordenau in Germany, Tlacote in Mexico and Nadana in India.
People flock to the natural water sources at such sites because they believe the water has special healing powers, with the ability to improve their serious health conditions, slowing down the aging process and generally helping their well-being.
So what is different about the water at these locations?
Forget myth and fantasy, science has an answer. The waters from these site share a particular property which makes it unique – lots of hydrogen. In scientific research conducted by Dr. Shirahata at Kyushu University in Japan, “miracle water” samples contained at least 200-300 times more hydrogen than the normal tap water he tested. Depending on the source of the “miracle water”, that number was often even greater.
Why does the increased level of hydrogen matter? Getting back to science, because when water contains hydrogen, it’s a powerful antioxidant that gobbles up harmful free radicals (unstable electrons which “steal” electrons from our cells in order to stablize themselves) and helps remove than from your system. This reduces the cell damage that contributes to aging. So, to summarize – Hydrogen is known as a powerful antioxidant due to its readiness to donate its electron and its ability to penetrate into cell membranes, thus effectively protecting your DNA from free radical attacks. The hydrogen’s electrons pair up with the free radicals and convert them into harmless substances, like water. So a dangerous free radical becomes simply water!
You can now have as much as this extraordinary water as you want, whenever you want it – without expensive overseas travel – all you need is the Hexagon Alkaline Hydrogen Water Filtration System. We have covered to the hydrogen part, but what about the Alkaline… please keep reading.
Our bodies have a natural, built in alkali buffer, so this in itself means that it’s important for our bodies to remain alkaline. It seems quite straightforward to me, though there are people who doubt it and they are entitled to their opinion. However, personally, I’m not prepared to take the risk. Our alkali buffer “wears out” over time and over time our acidic diets overburden us, so I’m willing to take steps to help my body remain alkaline.
Our natural pH buffer has the ability to keep our blood pH at an optimal level. However, over a long period of time acidity can occur, especially considering most people have relatively poor acidic diets. When acid starts to build up from too much stress, too much junk food and simply getting older, it could mean serious health problems. The Hexagon Alkaline Hydrogen Water Filter produces alkaline water to ensure your body does not become acidic.
Hexagon Alkaline Hydrogen Water contains small hexagonal water clusters.
Generally the molecular size of tap water is around 128Hz thus need to be broken down by the body before the water can be utilised by the body.
RO (reverse osmosis) water and bottled mineral water have a reading of 90 – 100Hz.
On the other hand, the Hexagon AHW water consist of small hexagonal water clusters around 43Hz which penetrates easily into the cellular membrane and helps to carry in nutrient and toxins out of the cells.
By energizing clean water with natural energy from the ceramic beads in the Hexagon Hydrogen Alkaline Water Filter, the energy is retained through the water memory and transferred to the body cells, and “activates” our cells.
By now most of us know that we need to eat a selection of fruits and vegetables each day.
We also know how difficult it can be to do. Especially to ensure we’re eating them at their prime. How often have you purchased fresh fruit and vegetables only to place them in the refrigerator, forget about them and then throw them out? I think we have all done that. Plus most vegetables need to be cooked and we know that diminishes their nutritional value, unless you like eating raw sweet potatoes etc.
Is there another way? I think so. Imagine being able to consume more than 50 raw plant ingredients any time you wish?
Wholefood Nutrition is a supreme blend of raw, living foods. Conveniently packaged. Each serving contains an optimal blend of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, mushrooms and sea plants to give you these naturally occurring nutrients:-
Over 8,000 phytochemicals
Over 90 antioxidants
Over 100 vitamins and minerals
and much, much more.
Our natural ability for self-healing can be tapped most readily when we eat raw foods which support our overall health.
With Wholefood Nutrition you get over 50 raw foods in as close to their natural living state as possible. This formula maintains close to 100% of the total nutrients and phytochemicals present in the unprocessed ingredients, even the delicate and fragile enzymes, allowing them to be readily available to be absorbed and utilized by your body.
Wholefood Nutrition is created through a low temperature, low pressure freeze-drying technique. This locks in the nutrition, keeping the foods as close to nature as possible. It’s then vacuum-sealed into convenient low moisture pouches. Just open a packet, blend it into water or juice and you have a wholesome, satisfying, health-giving raw food meal.
Wholefood Nutrition is the perfect source for essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, protein, carbohydrates, enzymes, antioxidants and other nutrients provided in a convenient way, with a delicious natural banana flavor.
It does NOT contain any artificial sweeteners and no sweeteners are added, it has a low Glycemic Index.
I was recently introduced to a wonderful new natural product called SupaFuco.
It’s derived from seaweed, and not just any seaweed. It comes from organically raised, hand-harvested wild seaweed from pristine ocean waters.
Importantly, the active ingredient, fucoidan, is kept at it’s highest potency, integrity and bioavailability by the special Triple E (electrolyte enhanced extraction) solvent-free, cold water processing by Marinova Pty Ltd, Australia. Marinova are based in Tasmania and are world-renowned experts in fucoidan.
Probably by now you’re asking what fucoidan does! Well the best is yet to come. Marinova’s SupaFuco fucoidan has an ORAC score of 3,000 – incredibly high. So its a very powerful antioxidant.
Fucoidan has the ability to mobilize and multiply our adult stem cells.
Adult stem cells are what is called pluripotency cells in your body. These cells flow through your bloodstream and can self-renew and transform into whatever cells your body needs to heal, repair and restore injured tissues. This is a natural process. An adult stem cell has the potential to become one of the 220 different types of cells in your body.
What fucoidan does is to enhance stem cell release and set the stage for day-to-day natural healing. The more adult stem cells you have available , the more healing and renewal can take place in your body.
Fucoidan is widely used as an anti-cancer therapy, it has been shown to induce what’s called “apoptosis” (or self-programmed death) in cancer cells.
From a very personal point of view I can say I have been taking SupaFuco fucoidan for three weeks. At first I took two tablets per day, for 4 days, and since then I have been taking only 1 per day.
What difference have I noticed? Well, let me say that for the past year (with considerable worsening over the past 4 months) I have suffered from pain in my Carpometacarpal (CMC) joint – this is the joint of the thumb located at the junction point of the thumb and the wrist. Break down the words in the name, carpometacarpal, and you get carpo- (wrist) and metacarpal (hand bone). This joint is commonly affected by arthritis and I think that’s what was my problem. I would grasp something and cry out in pain – very unpleasant – and I feared the future.
Since taking SupaFuco fucoidan (as described above) my hands are now totally pain free. I don’t even have to think twice about using my hands. Plus I’m sure that’s not the only benefit, just the most obvious to me. I’m delighted!
The following is an article written by Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com on How to multiply your success with “The Secret” and achieve new clarity using the Law of Attraction. Like Mike says at the end of the article, please feel free to share it with those you love.
With the popularity of “The Secret” rapidly growing in the United States and around the world, there’s growing interest in finding ways to maximize results while using the power of intention and Law of Attraction. Few people really know one of the most important secrets to making “The Secret” work: Establishing the right nutrition and dietary habits that clear your nervous system and allow intention to flow. In this article, I’ll share some of the best nutritional secrets about The Secret, covering:
1) Foods and substances that interfere with the power of your intention.
2) Foods and substances that enhance the power of your intention.
Once you learn this information, you’ll instantly discover ways to greatly enhance the effects you get when you apply your intention (or invoke the Law of Attraction). You’ll also come to recognize why the great spiritual leaders throughout the world all gravitate towards similar diets that are free of certain substances (such as red meat).
Let’s begin by examining those foods and substances that interfere with the power of intention and the Law of Attraction.
Foods and substances that block the power of intention
The power of intention (i.e. the Law of Attraction) only works when you have a clear, healthy nervous system that’s free from distortion. Invoking the power of intention is a lot like broadcasting a message from a radio tower, and your nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves, etc.) are the transmission tissues.
A radio tower only works well when it has sufficient electricity, clarity and symmetry. It also can’t be gunked up with interfering signals or overriding disturbances. Your own nervous system is the same: For it to function well, it must be free of distortion and operating at peak performance. The following items greatly interfere with healthy nervous system function and therefore inhibit your power of intention:
Meat products: All animal-derived foods impair the clarity of intention, and this is especially so if those foods are derived from cruelly-treated animals (like feedlot cattle). This is why so many spiritual leaders around the world refrain from eating meat. It’s also why vegetarians are generally more peaceful, spiritually balanced people than heavy meat eaters.
Alcohol and drugs: All recreational drugs (including alcohol) impair healthy nervous system function. Clarity cannot be achieved while under the influence of nicotine, alcohol, meth or street drugs. While there are medicinal uses for some natural drugs (such as medical marijuana), their use still inevitably interferes with clarity and clouds the Law of Attraction, so use them sparingly if at all. On the other hand, there are also natural plant-based medicines that actually enhance clarity when used as part of sacred spiritual journeys. Western society has declared such substances to be illegal drugs, but they are deliberately and consciously used with great care in healing journey experiences in many other parts of the world.
Caffeine: Even caffeine interferes with healthy nervous system function. The onslaught of daily stimulants leaves the body depleted of energy, unable to reach the level of vibration necessary to effectively broadcast intention to the universe.
Television: Watching television fills your mind with false messages, clouding your mind with ideas that distort reality and impair your ability to connect with the universe. Have you ever noticed that the people who watch the most television seem to be unable to attract those things into their lives that they want? It’s because television acts like an intention blocking device, draining away your intention energy and filling your head with ideas and beliefs that only serve the interests of corporations and governments.
Processed foods: Processed foods not only lack the nutrition necessary for healthy nervous system function, they’re also typically loaded with excitotoxins like MSG, aspartame and yeast extract. These substances damage the functioning of the nervous system, making any practice of the Law of Attraction virtually impossible.
Fragrance products: All fragrance products based on artificial chemicals impair the healthy functioning of the nervous system by dulling the senses and limiting sensory acquity. Achieving success with the power of intention requires eliminating ALL fragrance products from your life. These include most shampoos, laundry detergents, dryer sheets, soaps, perfumes, cosmetics, deodorants, skin creams and other similar products. In each of these categories, there are many alternatives available: Natural products that are either fragrance-free or made from essential oil fragrances only. If you wish to find success in applying the Law of Attraction, it’s crucial to get these artificial fragrance chemicals out of your life (and away from your nervous system).
Processed sugar: Sugar greatly impacts the healthy functioning of the nervous system, and refined sugar is a lot like crack in the way it alters (and impairs) brain function. All refined sugars should be avoided, including high-fructose corn syrup (the sweetener in sodas), dextrose, sucrose and others. While you’re at it, avoid white bread and refined grains, too, because they’re very similar to sugars in the way they impact the nervous system.
Aspartame: This artificial chemical sweetener greatly impairs healthy nervous system function. This is partly because aspartame can chemically break down into trace amounts of formaldehyde, and formaldehyde is an extremely toxic nerve poison. Drinking aspartame is sort of like poisoning your brain with chemical preservatives. That’s great if you’re trying to embalm yourself, but not so good if you actually plan to use your brain for anything useful.
Things that enhance the power of your intention
Once you’re free of the substances interfering with your power of intention, you can move on to enhancing your nervous system health with proper supportive substances. Here are the most important items to consider:
Raw foods: Raw foods really cleanse your nervous system and restore healthy brain function. Drinking raw food juices on a regular basis (freshly made in your own blender, not processed) greatly enhances clarity and the power of intention. Most spiritual leaders around the world follow diets based at least in part on raw foods. Following a raw foods diet for just 30 days will dramatically clear your senses and turn you into a powerful broadcaster of intention.
Vegetarian foods: Avoiding the consumption of meat and dairy products is also an important way to keep your system clear and lend power to your intention. Meat and dairy products stagnate the flow of energy throughout your mind and body, blocking the intention. To get the best results, go completely dairy free (except for raw, unprocessed milk, which qualifies as a raw food) and meat free.
Personal integrity: Acting with integrity multiplies the power of your intention. When you consistently do what you promise, especially in relation to others, you gain power and confidence in your own actions. This translates into significant improvements in the Law of Attraction. People who steal from others, exploit them or harm them are acting outside of personal integrity and typically demonstrate a very poor ability to attract things into their lives that they really want. It’s a vicious cycle, too: When they can’t attract what they want, they turn to stealing, and this in turn diminishes their ability to attract what they want in the future.
Clean water: Hydration is crucial for good nervous system performance. I will even say that you cannot possibly engage in effective intention exercises when you’re in a state of chronic dehydration (as most people are). Drinking plenty of water clears metabolic wastes from your body and even lubricates the nerve cells throughout your body! So drink more water and you’ll boost your results.
Microalgae superfoods: These superfoods offer a two-fold benefit: They cleanse the liver (which purifies the blood and improves mental clarity) and they offer natural high-density nutrition from nature. The four I recommend are spiruline, chlorella, blue-green algae and astaxanthin (www.Nutrex-Hawaii.com). One of the top brands of raw microalgae is E3 Live, which you can find at http://www.e3live.com/index.htm
Healthy oils: Consuming regular quantities of healthy oils and omega-3 fatty acids makes a huge difference on the power and reach of your intention. Eat more chia seeds (www.GoodCauseWellness.com), avocados, raw coconut oil (www.RawFoods.com) and minimally processed plant-based oils. Fish oils can also be supportive if you choose to eat fish-derived products. Flax seeds serve a similar purpose for those who are vegetarian.
Berries: Eat massive quantities of fresh, raw berries to boost nervous system function and greatly enhance the power of your intention. Berries offer nervous system protection medicines, and they also happen to halt cancer, prevent eye disease, enhance memory and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Be sure to eat a variety of berries so you get all sorts of different colors: Black raspberries, blueberries, red raspberries, strawberries, acai, red currants, wild berries, etc.
There are, of course, many other nutrients and natural substances that can enhance mental function and clarity. Everything from tropical fruits to garden greens provides a strong benefit in boosting the power of your intention.
My personal secret to success
People tend to look at my own accomplishments as being “remarkable” or highly successful in various ways. They see me as getting many things done in a very short period of time, and they often wonder how I accomplish these things. My greatest secret is that I frequently practice the power of intention (and I have a specific process through which that is practiced), and I avoid all the foods, beverages and personal care products that interfere with the power of intention.
In the past, some people have wondered why I drink no alcohol, use no drugs, drink no coffee, take no medications, etc. People have asked me if I’m a member of some specific religion with pristine dietary practices, but the answer is quite simply that I have arrived at my own spiritual practice and I choose to respect my body and mind as tools for creating a better future. I actually came to this conclusion mostly on my own, and have since found that it is aligned with the spiritual paths found in virtually all world religions. It all makes sense, too: You simply can’t be a highly spiritual person if you’re consuming angry cow meats and altered dairy fats!
I intentionally avoid all substances that intefere with intelligence, clarity or spirituality, and I go to great lengths to cleanse my body using nature’s medicines: superfoods, rainforest herbs, raw foods, and so on. By the way, the best cleansing products I’ve ever found at available at www.BaselineNutritionals.com (look for the Liver Tincture and the cilantro-based anti-mercury tincture).
The secret to my productivity and ability to manifest those things is simply that I’m wholly committed to treating my body and mind as sacred entities. I do not allow myself to be polluted with television, pharmaceuticals, recreational drugs, energy vampire people (like friends who drain away all your energy) or processed foods. The result is that when I focus on something, it manifests relatively quickly (there’s still a whole lot of work involved, of course, but that’s the nature of getting things done in this physical world). Perhaps there is some other version of the multiverse in which intention is instantly translated into effects, but here in this one we all share, intention often requires practical steps for manifestation. (So don’t forget the part about applying effort, too!)
Want a better life? Clean up your energy channels
This is not information I’ve shared before, but it’s probably the most important secret to success that I’ve ever written about. If you want to make things happen in your life and manifest more wealth, abundance, loving relationships, happiness or whatever, you’ve got to get serious about cleaning up your “broadcast channels,” which means cleaning up your diet, eliminating any substance abuse, avoiding influence from television and so on. It doesn’t mean you have to become a hermit and live in the woods somewhere (although that certainly wouldn’t hurt on a temporary basis), but you do have to stop living the disconnected life of typical consumers who are addicted to processed foods, alcohol, television, drugs, video gaming and other things.
I don’t claim to be perfect in my own habits. I still eat meat when traveling (but never from mammals such as cows or pigs), and my diet isn’t as raw as I would like. I also spend way too much time sitting in front of a computer, but that’s a necessary choice I’ve made for engaging in online education and article writing. But like you, I’m always striving to make my diet and lifestyle one step better, and by doing that I’m constantly moving into higher states of vibration that naturally augment the power of my intention.
You can do the same. All it takes is making the commitment and taking on one change at a time until you’re completely rid of the toxic influencing factors and fully embracing those things that work to multiply the power of your intention. Before long, you’ll find the Law of Attraction working far better than you ever imagined, and you’ll really start living the magical life you’re attracting through conscious intention.
It’s really not complicated, nor even mystical or “new agey.” It’s just the application of common sense: If you want to create a better future and manifest your desires, you’ve got to clear you head, get rid of the junk and start nourishing your internal broadcast antenna (your nervous system). Once you do that, you can start to broadcast your intention to the universe, and you’ll find that everything you focus on begins to manifest far more quickly.
Speaking of intention, please feel free to share this article with anyone you know who’s familiar with “The Secret” and who might benefit from knowing these nutritional tips. You can copy and paste the article in an email, or just send the web address (URL). Spread the word: We need more people with high vibrations in order to overcome all those folks running around with LOW vibration, don’t you think? The more high-vibration people we have in the world, the brighter the future will be for us all.
To your health,
– Mike Adams
Consumer health advocate”
If you look for this fruit in your local market chances are you won’t find it. Unless, of course you happen to live in a town near the Amazon rainforest.
This small purple berry is a fruit of the tropical Acai palm which grows in Central and South America.
Despite acai berries numerous endorsements by celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Rachel Ray and Brad Pitt (who used it when preparing to make the film ‘Burn after Reading’), the only real source for obtaining this nutrient dense product is online.
Part of the problems stems from the fact that acai berries are highly perishable. Within 24 hours of being harvested, acai berry loses the potency of its numerous nutrients and becomes less effective. So unless you live near Brazil, eating fresh Acai is next to impossible.
Fortunately advancements in flash freezing has meant that acai berry can now be more easily preserved and converted into supplements, purees, juices and powders.
Yet, even then, accessing acai berry products is difficult.
As it requires processing, by the time this product reaches the supermarket shelves, through the traditional supply chain, it has dramatically risen in price. The only real affordable way to access this fruit is to buy it online.
Search Google and you’ll find a number of reputable sources for this nutritious fruit who will happily ship their juices/supplements to anywhere in the world. This is perfectly normal, however, the one thing you should be conscious of during your research is the quality of these products.
Firstly, check to see how the berry has been processed. If it has undergone anything other than flash freezing, then don’t buy it. If you do you could potentially be investing in product that may have lost a significant amount of its nutrients along the way.
One acai berry product we recommend is Pure Acai Berry. Made from 100% pure, unaltered acai berry, this product is easily the most potent acai berry product on the market offering consumers 1500mg per a serving. However the most notable element to this supplement is its backing and credentials:
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Scientific studies have also shown that green tea burns over 150% more fat than green tea. People who drank two cups a day of Green Tea experienced far greater fat burning results than those who drank the same amount of green tea.
Along with weight loss, it also has the strong medicinal functions in:
anti-carcinogenic properties reduce risk of cancer
assists in managing high cholesterol levels
lowers blood pressure
inhibits the abnormal formation of blood clots
helps with digestion
Chinese diet teas are amazing, fat-burners! In a study published in the August 2003 edition of the Journal of Medical Investigation, scientists from Japan’s University of Tokushima School of Medicine found that people who drank two cups a day of Chinese diet tea experienced over 157% greater fat burning results than those who drank the same amount of green tea.
In the Fall 2006 edition of the Tea Experience Digest, Dr. Saleeby reports that Chinese diet tea “in fact lessens absorption of fats, increases the body’s metabolism and is responsible for noradrenaline-induced lipolysis (breakdown) of adipose tissue.” Green Tea burns stubborn body fat naturally converting it to energy!
A study published in the Journal of Medical Investigation found that women who consumed Chinese diet tea directly after a meal increased energy expenditure by 10%. This compared to an energy expenditure of 4% for green tea drinkers and 0% for water drinkers.
Green Tea not only stimulates your metabolism to assist in accelerating weight loss, it also allows you to work out longer.
Researchers at the Suntory Research Center in Osaka, Japan found that drinking Chinese diet tea 15 minutes before eating foods high in carbohydrates curbed rises in insulin, thus reducing some of the fattening effects of carbohydrate intake.
Drink at least 2 cups a day, but remember to eat regularly, though gradually in smaller portions and do regular exercise. Green Tea will help shed stubborn pounds by boosting your metabolism and blocking the fattening effect of carbohydrates.