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Bananas are among the most popular fruit on earth by young and old alike. For good reason! Bananas are naturally sweet, easy to peel, very nutritious, and convenient to transport.
A little about bananas:
Bananas are native to Southeast Asia. Currently, bananas are grown and harvested in tropical parts of the world. The most common type of banana we know and love is the yellow banana which is ironically green when unripe.
A single banana contains the following nutrients:
- Potassium: 9%
- Vitamin B6: 33%
- Vitamin C: 11%
- Magnesium: 8%
- Copper: 10%
- Manganese: 14%
A little about Noni Fruit:
Noni is a tropical tree known scientifically as Morinda Citrifolia. The true traditional use for thousands of years among Polynesian cultures was to eat the raw noni fruit as a natural preventative. Noni fruit contains vital micronutrients, including natural antioxidants, soluble and insoluble fiber, essential fatty acids, and countless other vitamins and minerals, which work together to promote good health.
BEING PREPARED with NONI
On our Farm Tours, the first thing we discuss is the true traditional use of Noni for thousands of years in Polynesia and Hawaii. This beneficial fruit was eaten raw as a natural preventative. By trial and error, Polynesians and Hawaiians learned that by consuming the raw fruit every day they remained healthy.
We were visited by researchers from the University of Illinois (Chicago), who are due to begin doing research on spinal inflammation in women for the World Health Organization using Noni. They told us that they had looked into the older Polynesian cultures and found that they did not have any of the so called “inflammation diseases” namely cancer, arthritis, high blood pressure and diabetes.
They attributed this to the fact that Noni fruit contains the highest amounts of anti-inflammatory compounds. Since they consumed raw noni fruit as a natural preventative, there was no room in their bodies for inflammation and therefore the “inflammation diseases” did not exist in their culture back then.
What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy substance used in the body to produce membranes, bile acids (helps digest fat), vitamin D, and hormones.
Did you know? Cholesterol is created in the liver and travels via lipids (fatty acids) through the bloodstream.
When it comes to cholesterol, the problem lies when we consume too much unhealthy food resulting in cholesterol buildup (also called plaque) in the blood. Excess cholesterol can cause stroke, high blood pressure, and heart attacks.
There are three lipoproteins in the blood that are important for good health. These are what doctors review when testing cholesterol levels.
Low-density lipoproteins (LDL)- Recognized as bad cholesterol because it is low in proteins and high in cholesterol. This type causes plaque in the arteries.
High-density lipoproteins (HDL)- Recognized as good cholesterol since it is high in proteins and low in cholesterol. This type help cleanse the arteries of bad cholesterol.
Triglycerides- A lipid in the bloodstream that aids in storing excess energy.
When looking at a cholesterol level report, the ratio of low-density lipoproteins (LDL or bad cholesterol) to high-density lipoproteins (HDL or good cholesterol) should be approximately 2:1.
First baby or grand baby? Whether it’s your 1st or 4th, a woman’s health is essential to the health of her baby. Women who eat well and exercise regularly along with regular prenatal care are less likely to have complications during pregnancy and give birth to a healthy baby. We at Hawaiian Organic Noni put together a simple list of things that can help you have a fun and easy (we hope!) pregnancy.
Consuming a nutrient rich diet during pregnancy is linked to improved fetal brain development. A balanced diet will also reduce the risks of anemia, fatigue, mood swings, swelling, and morning sickness.
A nutritious diet includes:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains
- Healthy fat
- Folic acid 400 mcg daily
- Calcium 1,000 mg daily
Did you know? Folic acid is a B vitamin. Studies have found if taking folic acid is prior and during pregnancy can lower the risk of having a child with a neural tube (it covers the spinal cord) defect such as spina bifida.
Worked overtime at the office?
Overdid it at the gym?
Woke up stiff this morning?
Sore/stiff muscles are normal. One can usually return to normal activities after a day or two of rest. However, if you have recurring muscle pain especially in the neck or back area you may have a trigger point.
What is a Trigger Point?
Trigger points are muscle fibers that can’t relax. One can usually locate them by pressing on the muscle fibers with your fingers as trigger points often feel denser and tighter (or rope-like) compared to the rest of the body. Daniel J. Leizman, MD, a specialist in Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Pain Management, noted that trigger points are predominantly in the trapezius muscle. The trapezius muscle stretches from the base of the skull, down to the middle of the back and to the shoulder. Trigger points in the trapezius muscle are responsible for most tension headaches.
Inflammation or injury to any of the 14 nerves or 8 (pairs) of neck joints can cause neck pain. Approximately 70 percent of 65-year-olds may have symptomatic arthritis in one or more joints in their neck.
Did you know? The neck and shoulder are connected by multiple nerve pathways. At times, the brain can’t always trace pain back to the source. Example, a pain in the neck can actually be caused by a trigger point in the shoulder. This is known as referred pain.
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What makes it work so well?
Noni fruit is a Polynesian superfood that contains over 165 beneficial compounds in its raw form. Noni is a tropical tree known scientifically as Morinda Citrifolia. The true traditional use for thousands of years among Polynesian cultures was to eat the raw fruit as a natural preventative to keep themselves from getting sick. Research has shown raw noni pulp to be a very high anti-inflammatory and antioxidant which feeds the cells of the body to promote good health. Noni fruit also contains vital micronutrients, soluble and insoluble fiber, essential fatty acids, and countless other vitamins and minerals.
What is E. coli?
Escherichia coli better known as E. coli, is a type of bacteria that resides in your intestines and the gut of some animals.
How can I become infected?
Most types of E. coli are harmless and keep your digestive tract healthy. However some strains of E. coli can cause digestive issues such as diarrhea if you consume contaminated food.
Although many associate E. coli with food poisoning, one can also suffer from pneumonia, and urinary tract infections.
Did you know? E. coli is responsible for approximately 75% to 95% of urinary tract infections.
E.coli High Risk Areas/Activities:
- Cross contamination: Using a knife or cutting board that touched uncooked meat (especially ground meat or chicken) with food that will be eaten raw (salads, fresh fruit) is very high risk for E. coli.
What is a Stroke?
A stroke, also called a cerebrovascular accident (CVA or “brain attack”) is oxygen deprivation to the brain causing brain cells to die. This can cause a chain reaction impairing speech, vision, and motor function.
There are two types of strokes. An ischemic stroke where blood flow to the brain is halted due to cholesterol buildup or a blood clot leading to the brain. Approximately 80-90% of strokes are this type. The second type, a hemorrhagic stroke is when a ruptured blood vessel inhibits normal blood flow to the brain and blood seeps into regions of the brain causing damage. Approximately 70% of hemorrhagic strokes occur in individuals with hypertension.
Did you know?
- A stroke occurs approximately every 40 seconds.
- Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.
What is Eczema?
Eczema is the name for a group of conditions causing the skin to become red, itchy and inflamed. It is the body’s immune response to an irritant or an allergen (either outside or inside the body) resulting in inflammation.
Did you know? While not contagious, more than 30 million Americans have some form of eczema.
The direct cause of eczema is unknown.
However, below are possible reasons for eczema flare ups:
- Genes: If your mom, dad, brothers, or sisters have eczema, you may have it too.
- Asthma and allergies: If you have asthma (a disease making it hard to breathe) or allergies (when your immune system tries to protect you from normal things that aren't hurting you), you're more likely to get eczema.
- Location: Eczema is more common in cities, polluted areas, and in the northern part of the world.
Types of eczema
Atopic dermatitis is most common and usually what people refer to when talking about eczema. Atopic dermatitis occurs when the immune system goes into overdrive in response to an allergen or irritant inside or outside the body. Atopic dermatitis is part of what’s called the atopic triad: atopic dermatitis, asthma, and allergic rhinitis (hay fever). Researchers believe that people who come from families with a history of atopic dermatitis, asthma and/or allergic rhinitis are more likely to develop atopic dermatitis themselves.
Did you know? Approximately 1 in 5 children develop atopic dermatitis between infancy and age 5.
Psoriasis (pronounced: sore-EYE-ah-sis) can appear anywhere on the skin. Equally occurring in men and women, psoriasis is most often diagnosed between the ages of 15 to 25. Anyone can have psoriasis, however psoriasis affects Caucasians more than any other ethnicity.
Did you know? Approximately 7.5 million people in the U.S. are currently diagnosed with psoriasis.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis occurs when your immune system sends multiple signals to produce new skin cells. These unnecessary skin cells create buildup (also called plaque) creating red patches and silvery scales. Most individuals in the the psoriasis population have this condition on their scalp. Psoriasis can also appear in other locations of the body such as: forehead, behind the ears, hands, elbows, creases of the knees and the back of the neck.
Did you know? Psoriasis is not contagious but is believed to be inherited. The affected genes appear to be linked to an overactive immune system.
- Reddish patches on the skin.
- Dandruff-like flaking and silvery-white scales.
- Dry scalp.
- Extreme itching.
- Bleeding from scratching the skin.
- Burning sensation or soreness.
- Temporary hair loss from scratching and removing psoriasis scales.
Did you know? Alopecia (severe hair loss) can occur during a flare up. In most cases, once the psoriasis flare up subsides and the scalp heals, normal hair growth resumes.