Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Why is Noni So Special- Natural Acne Treatment

The final piece in the skin section of “Why Noni is So Special” is acne.
Oh acne! How we despise thee! To eliminate acne let’s briefly discuss what acne is.
To put it plainly, acne starts when your sebaceous glands clog your skin’s pores due to the sebum (or oil) that your skin naturally produces. These pores become inflamed and infected causing redness to appear on the skin that acne is so famous for. Sever cases of acne (cystic acne) are nodules lying below the skin's surface that have become inflamed and infected. Cystic acne is very painful and usually results in scarring.
The first step to reducing acne is to eliminate the inflammation in your skin. Noni fruit contains over 165 powerful compounds. One such compound is scopoletin that works as a natural anti-inflammatory and natural pain reliever. Applying Noni Lavender Lotion to the affected area can cause immediate pain relief helping you resist the urge to pick and scratch your acne. Noni fruit also contains compounds (like vitamin C) that act as anti-histamines, which can help reduce acne by decreasing your body’s sensitivity to skin irritants when cleansing and moisturising your skin.

Why Noni is So Special- Anti-aging Naturally

Noni fruit. Who’s heard of it? This little potato sized raw food contains big medicinal properties. Over 165 compounds to be more precise. What can noni fruit do for you? What noni health benefits are of specific interest to you? This is the first in a series of blogs that will briefly go over the key health benefits of this pungent but potent fruit. First stop: Anti-aging
Your skin is the biggest organ in your body. Some argue it’s the most important. Why? Skin keeps bacteria away from your internal organs and out of your blood stream. Sounds vital? We thought so!

Noni Fruit’s Anti-aging Benefits:

One of your skin’s biggest aging enemies are free radicals. That’s right! An oxygen molecule who just got out of a bad relationship is scavenging your body for another molecule to pair with. This “free radical” will “steal” a molecule from another cell causing another “free radical” to form. See the domino effect? This chain reaction can cause disease, inflammation, and of course aging skin.
To combat free radicals, your skin needs natural antioxidants like vitamin C to reverse the effects of aging and pollution. Noni fruit not only contains large amounts of vitamin C, but noni also contains selenium which is an important natural antioxidant and essential trace mineral that preserves the skin elasticity thus slowing the aging process. Published research has shown our Noni Fruit Leather has the highest natural antioxidant levels per serving size than apples, blueberries, and even other superfoods like acai berries. As raw food, the Noni Fruit Leather feeds the cells of the body promoting good health.
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Xenoestrogen and Lavender Essential Oils

What is an estrogenic?

An estrogenic is usually defined as a substance either synthetic or natural that functions like estrogen in the body. The broad term for these estrogen affecting substances are “xenoestrogens”.  Did you know? Plant-based estrogen affecting substances are referred as “phytoestrogens”.
Xenoestrogens interfere with the endocrine system. They can mimic or block the body's natural process for producing and regulating hormones. Approximately 70,000 chemicals having adverse hormonal effects have been registered. Xenoestrogens are found in our soil, food, household and personal care products.
List of common Xenoestrogen Sources:
  • Bisphenol-A (BPA) used in many plastic bottles
  • Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHS) common food preservative
  • Konium chloride which is found in many creams and cosmetics
  • Phthalates found in perfumes, deodorizers, and air fresheners
  • Petrochemically based perfumes
  • Nail polish nail polish remover
  • Parabens found in many shampoos and conditioners
  • Petrochemicals in dryer sheets, laundry detergent, and fabric softeners. Some of which can make your clothing flammable

What about essential oils? Click here for more!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Why is Noni So Special- Natural Sunburn Treatment

Next up for discussion in our “Why is Noni So Special” series is noni as a natural sunburn treatment.
Being exposed to sunlight is good and bad for the body. Exposure to UV light from the sun helps the body make its own Vitamin D (which is good), but too much sunlight can result in a sunburn damaging the DNA in your skin cells (which is bad). When the sun damages the DNA of your skin cells, it can put you at higher risk for these types of cancer:
  • Melanoma
  • Basal-cell carcinoma
  • Squamous-cell carcinoma
Did you know? If you get sunburned 5 times in your life, your risk of melanoma doubles!

Save the Bees!

Who doesn’t like honey? Most of us enjoy the sweet sticky goodness and medicinal properties that honey provides. We would not have honey to enjoy if it wasn’t for the humble bee. The most popular bees know to us are the honeybee and the bumble bee. In addition to the most loved honeybee and bumblebee, there are about 4,000 species of native or wild bees in the continental U.S. These include carpenter bees, sweat bees, and leafcutter bees just to name a few.

How bees do their job:

Bees pollinate the plants around us. Pollination occurs when pollen is transferred from one flower to another flower of the same species. When pollen gets transferred to the second flower, it becomes fertilized. When a flower is fertilized, fruit and seed production can take place. Bees receive protein from flower pollen, and carbohydrates from the flower's nectar to make honey.
Proper pollination results in large, healthy fruits. Poor pollination results in deformed fruits that often drop off before ripening.
Can we do this job ourselves? Yes. However, bees, birds, bats and other insects can do a far better job of pollination than we can.
Honeybees and wild bees are the most important pollinators. There are approximately 100 different crop species that provide 90% of our global food supply. Of the 100 species, 71 are bee-pollinated. Bees are not just important, we can’t live without them.
Did you know? Approximately, 1 out of every 3 bites of your food depend on bees?

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A Summer Sunburn Solution!

Summer right around the corner and is also the season for sun! Getting outside, being active and staying healthy are some of the easiest things to do in the summer. Whether it be relaxing on the beach, swimming in the water, riding bikes, going on evening walks with your loved ones, or just enjoying your own backyard with the family, summertime is the best time to do it!
Soaking up all those rays can be good for your body, but when you get too much sun, we all know what happens!


Take Advantage of the Benefits of Noni: 5 Amazing Uses

Taking care of your health means a lot of different things. Activities like exercising, eating right and remembering to take your vitamins is just the start of living a healthy lifestyle. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to get the correct nutrients from; though noni can easily help you! The surprising and astounding benefits of raw non-fermented noni fruit can provide you with an all-organic solution for a healthy lifestyle. Here’s just a few of the ways this humble Polynesian superfood can work in your favor: