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?
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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!

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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:


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5 Reasons to Switch to Raw Noni


At Hawaiian Organic Noni, our mission is to educate people about a much more healthful, nutritious alternative to noni juice: slow-dehydrated Noni Fruit Leather. Noni Fruit Leather is a raw food, because we heat it at such a low temperature that all the beneficial compounds in the raw fruit stay intact.
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The History of Noni’s “Discovery”


We talk a lot about the ancient Polynesians and how they used raw noni fruit, internally and externally, to maintain good health and heal a variety of ailments. But how did they learn how to use it?

Of course, it’s hard to be sure exactly—after all, this was thousands of years ago! But we talked to some University of Hawaii ethnobotanists who visited the farm a few years back, and they gave us their take on how noni might have been discovered. We also did our own research, to try to bring you the most complete picture of how Noni was discovered, and what today’s noni-lovers can learn from the fruit’s history.


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Hokulea Polynesian Voyaging Society: A Legacy Worth Protecting


In today’s world, where most of us navigate by GPS-enabled smartphones, it’s hard to remember how challenging navigation really is! Particularly for Polynesian explorers, who navigated the Pacific Ocean without even a compass, much less latitude and longitude, navigation was an art form.


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Take Your Health Back with Noni!


It just takes a glance around the grocery store to see how much the American diet has changed in the last 50 years. And it just takes looking at the obesity, diabetes, and heart disease statistics to see the impact of that change. Compounding the problem, Americans today spend more time sitting and less time exercising. It’s a sure recipe for steady health decline.


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Natural Energy Boosters


Low energy can be extremely frustrating. Does it ever seem like no matter how much sleep you get, you never quite feel like yourself?
Energy levels tend to work as a feedback loop. That means, if you feel energized, you have a tendency to do more things that energize you! Unfortunately, the reverse is true. If your energy levels are low, the natural reaction is to rest and take it easy — which lowers your energy levels even further.
Sometimes, all you need is an energy boost to switch from a low energy feedback loop to sustainable, natural, high energy. Here are our favorite natural energy boosters to get you going!
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Secrets to an Energizing Morning Routine!


You’ve probably heard that the way you start your day sets the tone for your mood, productivity, and energy levels all day long. But have you taken control of your mornings yet?
I want to share a few tips and tricks for a healthy, energizing start to your day, based on my own morning routine. You can wake up feeling full of energy, no matter what your age is, if you learn what your body needs each morning, and make a habit.
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Arthritis Sufferers is Noni right for you?


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Arthritis an informal way referring to joint pain (also referred to as arthralgia). There are over 100 different types of arthritis. When four or more joints are involved, the arthritis is referred to as polyarthritis. When two or three joints are involved, it is referred to as oligoarthritis. When a single joint is involved, it is referred to as monoarthritis. Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis.

Natural Relief from Carpal Tunnel


What are the symptoms?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is tingling, swelling, numbness, and weakness in your hand or fingers. Some people have a hard time determining between hot and cold temperatures while others lose strength in their hand. Symptoms often occur in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and ring finger.carpal tunnel.gif

What are the some contributing factors of carpal tunnel syndrome?

  • Trauma or injury to the wrist such as a sprain, fracture, or muscle tear.
  • Sleeping with flexed wrists.
  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or aggravating an injury.
  • Fluid retention during pregnancy or menopause.
  • Prolonged or repetitive flexing of the wrist at home and the workplace.

Click Here for what you can do at home!


Friday, February 10, 2017

How to be the Perfect Pet Parent


Congratulations you're a pet parent!!
No matter if this is your first or fourth fur-baby (fish, fowl and reptiles included) it's always helpful to go over what it takes to be the perfect pet parent.
1. Be prepared. How well do you know the breed or pet you are taking home? Do you know the common health issues that may arise in the future? Are you able to afford food, spay or neuter, shots, and toys? Saving $10-20 each paycheck can help alleviate these expenses. Some veterinarians offer a pet insurance program with low co-pays that cover routine shots and visits. Remember, a healthy pet is a happy pet.
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Noni: A Powerful Antibacterial Agent


We all have heard how noni is a powerful antibacterial agent. But how can noni accomplish this? Read on my friends! Let's go into depth regarding the wondrous properties of noni: a powerful antibacterial agent.

First of all what does antibacterial mean?

Antibacterial is anything that destroys bacteria or inhibits bacteria's ability to grow or reproduce. Sounds like our immune system doesn't it? Mother nature is so amazing!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Noni: Natural Relief for Shingles


Approximately 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles during their lifetime. This is because shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus which is also responsible for chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus becomes dormant ready to reactivate becoming the shingles virus.
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Good news! The majority of the time, when someone recovers from shingles they don't get it again. In the meantime, below are some suggestions to help you to a speedy recovery!


Friday, February 3, 2017


Albatross Breeding Season Draws to a Close
Every year around mid-July comes a bittersweet time for our family farm. The Laysan albatross chicks, who we’ve watched grow from egg to awkward fledgling, will soon be taking off on a 3000 mile journey.

The albatross have made their nesting grounds on our land since long before we arrived in 1982. Every year, adolescent and adult Laysan albatross return to the place they were born to gather together, engage in courtship, and mate.

They’re an important part of our farm, reminding us of the power of home and family, the rewards of perseverance, and the ability of nature to design amazing things. We’re lucky enough to have two of nature’s gems, Laysan albatross and Noni fruit, in abundance on our land.

From Birthplace . . .

This batch of Laysan albatross hatched in late January, one egg to each pair of albatross. After their egg hatches, both the male and the female fly back and forth to the cold, rich waters off the coast of Alaska.

They eat and partially digest squid, fish, and other prey near the surface, and fly home to the chick. The chick eats the regurgitated stomach oil.

By the time mid-July comes around, the chicks have grown from 7 ounce balls of fluff to 4-5 lb juveniles. Their feathers have mostly changed from fluffy grey baby down to the black and white feathers of adults, although there are usually still some silly-looking tufts of grey feathers. This means they’re ready to fly.

Soon, this year’s chicks—including your favorite, Blossom—will take flight and begin their 3000 mile journey. At least one of the parents of each chick will return to Kauai for the last time this season. They’ll spend the day grooming their chick, getting all ready for the big takeoff. Then, when the Trade winds are high, the chicks will take off into the wind and start the voyage.
Their destination? The cold, squid-filled waters off the coast of Alaska.

Read the full version to learn about the journey to the Coast of Alaska


. . . and Back Again

No one is sure how these remarkable birds find their way home after so many years at sea, but every year near the start of winter, familiar breeding pairs return to the island. About a month later, they are joined by a number of juveniles who are ready to start looking for a mate.

Their accuracy is amazing. There’s another colony of Laysan albatross just a few miles north of us at Kilauea point, but these birds come back to our land, where they were born.

The juveniles watch the adults, and start slowly choosing mate. They mate for life, so it’s a very important decision! So far, the colony on our land has 19 breeding pairs, and the number is increasing all the time.

When the juveniles are about 7 years old, they return with the other breeding pairs and start mating for life. The whole cycle begins anew each season, and we feel so privileged to be witnesses to it.

We’ll keep you updated on the chicks—especially Blossom—and let you know when they start their journeys northward. We should still have a few weeks with them, and we plan to treasure every opportunity to appreciate these amazing creatures.

7000 Gallons: Watering a Small Organic Farm
Organic farming is dependent upon hundreds of natural cycles—large and small. Nutrients, pests, pollinators, sunshine, water, and more come and go, impacting the plants’ ability to grow and produce healthful, nutritious fruits.

Noni in particular is a product of where it was grown. Abundant sunshine, nutrients, pollinators, and water work together to support Noni’s amazing healing properties.

We’re lucky enough to be situated on Kauai, where sun, pollinators, and nutrients are available year-round. Water is available year-round too, but it can be difficult to get it in the right place at the right time.

Our farm needs a lot of water—as most farms do. We use about 7000 gallons of water each day to water our Noni trees. So where do we get it?

Irrigation: A Question of Access and Control

The 7000 gallons of water needs to arrive consistently. It also needs to be gradual, rather than all in a rush. And all of it needs to go directly to the trees, rather than spreading out across our land.

The Water Cycle is nature’s way of distributing water on our planet. If you need a refresher on the Water Cycle, check out this image from the U.S. Department of the Interior.

You can see that the main sources of water on land are:
  • Precipitation
  • Stream flow and freshwater storage
  • Ground-water discharge

Precipitation

Hawaiian Organic Noni is located on a part of the island that gets lots of precipitation in the form ofrain. The problem is, rain can be hard to predict and control. Since we’re running a business, we need a water source that we can manage.

Stream Flow and Freshwater

We get plenty of runoff from the high grounds of Kauai as it flows to the ocean, but it’s not consistent. We can’t control how much water is available, or where that water goes.

Ground Water Discharge

Water that is trapped underground slowly works its way up through springs, or is pulled out of the earth using wells. Over time, rainwater seeps into the ground to replenish the ground water.

But pumping water out of the ground uses a lot of electricity. It can be expensive and very inefficient.

So how can a small, family-owned farm get access to and control over the water they need?

Click here for the full version and read about our Search for a Source


Control: Responsible Stewardship

We settled on using solar voltaic pumps to pull water from drilled wells on our land. The solar panels absorb and convert sunlight into energy, which then powers the pumps.

We pull the 7000 gallons of water we need out of the ground and distribute it among our Noni trees. The trees take the water they need, and the rest seeps back down into the water table.

It’s very important for us to collect runoff so the water can seep back into the water table, to be used again later. Many farmers simply drain these underground resources, which take thousands of years to refill.

We think of ourselves as stewards of our land, which means that we have a responsibility to protect, nourish, and preserve the resources of our farmland. This especially includes water.

We re-use water and collect runoff so this resource will continue to feed us and our Noni trees for many years to come.

Sustainability: A Long Future of Healthy Noni Trees

The result is happy, healthy Noni trees. Most Noni trees only produce fruit 10 months out of the year. Ours haven’t stopped producing once in the last 8 years. Happy trees produce healthful Noni fruit, packed with beneficial compounds and enzymes to help the body heal.

In order to bring our family and you, our extended family of customers, nutritious, powerful Noni products, we conserve energy, save money, and preserve this most precious resource—water.