Why is Acai Berry not in the Supermarket?

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:

• Certificates of analysis and purity
• Immediate fast weight loss from day 1
• Quality assured, produced in CGMP facilities
• Powerful antioxidant support – highest ORAC rating

For more information about Pure Acai Berry and how it can assist in your weight loss, visit www.pureacaiberry.com


Detox Programs – Do They Work? – Part 7 – Radiation

Part 7

Think about radiation…

Radiation is toxic to our bodies however, we are all exposed to unavoidable radiation exposure from sources like cosmic radiation from outer space, natural radiation from the earth.

So simply getting closer to space in ways like air travel and living at altitude increases your exposure to cosmic radiation.

Other man-made factors  in your environment like, living near a coal fired or nuclear power plant, also increases your exposure.

Household items like smoke detectors, microwave ovens, TV sets and other electrical equipment emit radiation of different types.

Try to minimize your exposure to radiation from sources like medical x-rays and nuclear medicine procedures.

Cell phones also emit radiation. While it may not be scientifically proven they cause illness, there is enough anecdotal evidence for me to decide to limit the time I place anything which emits EMF near my head. I’ve seen a Neurosurgeon on TV stating his personal belief that we are about to see an epidemic of  brain tumors due to EMF radiation from mobile phones. I think we are already seeing this happen. His suggestion? Use your phones loud speaker to take and make calls. Don’t allow children to use cell phones or cordless phones.

Some other practical suggestions:-

Don’t place a cordless phone on your bedside table – use a corded phone there.

For other suggestions visit this link for a comprehensive list of how to avoid EMF in the home.




A Google A Day – Keeps the Doctor Away

Browsing through my local newspaper this morning I noticed the word “Google” and anything about Google usually gets my attention.

The article (from Manly Daily Sat Oct 18 2008) was about recent research by a team of scientists from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and published in the latest edition of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

The study found that searching the internet stimulates brain activity in the elderly and middle-aged and helps to keep their minds sharp.  The UCLA scientists found that searching the web triggers key centers in the brain that control decision making and complex reasoning and may help stimulate and possibly improve brain function.

Dr Gary Small, the principal investigator of the study, said “The study results suggest that computer technologies may have physiological effects and potential benefits for middle-aged and older adults”.

The study’s authors noted that their findings are the latest to suggest that complex activity that keeps the mind engaged, such as crossword puzzles, may keep the brain healthy.

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Why not try out some specially designed brain games?

Web's Best Brain Games


Natural Superfoods, Some New & Some Old Favorites As Well

Acai – This natural superfood pronounced (ah-sigh-ee) grows in the Amazon Rainforest on acai palm trees and looks like a purple marble or purple grape. Acaí berry has a unique tropical fruit flavor (somewhat like chocolate cherries) and provides a high level nutritional benefits. Full of potent antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and bioflavanoids.

Barley Grass – A concentrated green food rich in enzymes, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll.

Blueberries from my place
Blueberries

Blueberry – A well known superfood, full of flavor, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. Recently associated with lowering bad cholesterol.

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Tasty Cheeries
Cherries

Cherry – Delicious sweet/sour red stone fruit loaded with antioxidants. Also a source of mallic acid
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Flax Seed – Rich in healthy plant proteins, and omega 3, 6 and 9 oils and lignans.

Grape Seed – A source of many fatty acids and antioxidants, including reservatrol and OPC’s which are potent and versatile antioxidants.

Goji Berry – A small red fruit with a host of nutritional benefits, including vitamins A, C, E and B. Alsogoji contains antioxidants, amino acids, essential oils and proteoglycans. Has anti-inflammatory properties.

Green Tea – A powerful plant known for it’s many and varied catechins, vitamins and minerals, plus ECGC – an even stronger antioxidant than vitamins E and C.

Illawarra Plum – An Australia native fruit. Closely rivals pepperberry for it’s high antioxidant count. Also contains Vitamin C.

Kakadu Plum – Another Australia native fruit. Traditionally a favorite superfood used by Australian Aboriginal people . Holds the World Record for Vitamin C content. Also full of antioxidants , folic acid and iron.

Mangosteen
Mangosteen

Mangosteen – Known as the Queen of fruits. A delicious treat, full of polysaccarides, anti-inflammatories, vitamins and minerals. Plus it contains over 40 different highly concentrated antioxidant Xanthones.


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Pepperberry – Traditionally used as a bush medicine by the Australian Aboriginal people. Reportedly the world’s strongest antioxidant food.

Pomegranate – The edible part of the pomegranate is juicy, sweet seed globules. Abundant withpomegranate
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Quandong – Another Australian bush food. Has a sweet peach taste, used in gourmet cooking. Contains vitamins, minerals, and unique oils such as Santablic Acid. Being studied by Deakin University in Australia.

Wild Rosella – More Australian bush food. A flower, used in sauces and jams. Truly rich in antioxidants, with incredibly high levels of the two most active anthocyanins.

I hope you found something new in this list. It’s interesting that each culture has it’s own bush medicine to rely upon.


Foods of 5 Different Colors Every Day – How to Get Enough In Your Diet.

Boy, that’s a lot of food to think about. The more colors you eat daily, the more you will benefit from a healthy variety of vitamins, minerals, fibre, and phytonutrients that Mother Nature has to offer. Phytonutrients are naturally occurring pigments that make food colourful…and they are extremely healthy for you!

So what are the five color groups?

Blue/Purple

Green

White

Yellow/Orange

Red



How do you achieve it? Researching on the internet to find out about the veges in each of the color groups? Planning your food purchases very carefully? Then figuring out menus which incorporate a combination of each color?

Or do you find it’s all “Too Hard” and give up? Well you tried…

I have good news for you, there IS an easier way. Get it HERE

Now you can consume the wholesome raw food goodness of almost 100 fruits, vegetables and herbs in one delicious drink. Oriyen Bio N-Zymes naturally predigested and immediately bio-available for your body.

The Ingredients are:

Oyster Mushroom, Golden Mushroom (Enokitake), Golden Oyster Mushroom, Shiitake Mushroom, King
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