Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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What is a Vegetarian
Types of vegetarians:
- Lacto-ovo-vegetarians- Avoids all meat and fish, but consume eggs and dairy.
- Pescatarians- Avoids meat, but consumes fish, eggs, and dairy.
- Lacto-vegetarians- Avoids all meat, fish, and eggs, but consumes dairy.
- Ovo-vegetarians- Avoids all meat, fish, and dairy, but consumes eggs.
- Vegans- Avoids all animal-based foods, including honey and sometimes goods made with animal products such a leather.
Did you know? Some individuals identify themselves as "semi-vegetarian”. However, most vegetarian and vegan societies do not accept the term.
Benefits of being a Vegetarian
Lower Body Weight
A 2003 study of 38,000 people showed that fish eaters, vegetarians, and vegans enjoy a lower body mass index (BMI) than meat-eaters.
Another study by Roczniki Panstwowego Zakladu Higieny in 2014 stated that non-meat eaters generally consume less saturated fat and more fiber-rich plant-based foods and therefore enjoy a healthy weight. Click here for easy weight loss tips!
Steve Frailey here. Being Earth Day, I wanted to take the time and talk about organic farming. What we do daily on a very large scale (70+ acres), you can simply apply on a small scale in your own backyards. On our Organic Farm & Wellness Tour, we spend at least a half an hour going over what we have found to be very beneficial over our 35 years of organic farming. The principles that we use on a very large scale, may also be applied on a single ornamental potted plant, landscaping around your yard, fruit trees in your yard, or in your garden.
When a person has a weak immune system, various diseases or problems can arise. In my experience, the same thing applies to any living plant or tree. A healthy plant or tree that has a strong “immune system” keeps diseases and insects away, because such pests will seek out an easier meal from a weaker plant. Supporting plants with chemical fertilizers and pesticides only helps short term. In the long term, the weaker soil will result in plants with weaker “immune systems,” requiring the application of more and more of these harmful chemicals which end up in the food you eat.
Waimea Bay, Hawaii
Waimea Bay is nestled on the north shore of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands and is a legendary spot for big wave surfing. Here, surfers flock to the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational to watch the world’s best surfers tackle big waves reaching up to 60 feet!
Whoa! How is a wave that big created? Let’s start with the basics. Currents…..
What is a current?
A large movement of water going in one direction is a current. Currents can be either temporary (surface currents) or long-lasting (deep ocean/ocean floor).
Did you know? Long-lasting currents shape the Earth’s global climate patterns by moving heat around the world.
Once non-divers witness the amazing world underwater, they’ll understand our obsession and why it’s so important to protect the ocean. For someone just discovering the mystical underwater world, there’s seemingly no end to the different methods used to visit the ocean. The most common are: scuba diving, snorkeling, skin diving, and freediving. But what’s the difference between them?
SCUBA is an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Divers enjoy the freedom of being able to explore amazing parts of the ocean such as coral reefs and shipwrecks through their own air supply carried weightlessly on their backs. Scuba diving involves specialized training and certification. A basic Open Water scuba certification typically involves three phases: a) knowledge and basic scuba theory, b) skills and proficiency in using scuba equipment and c) open water skills demonstration. The scuba diving equipment comprises a pressurized gas tank filled with Enriched Air Nitrox with extra oxygen.
Did you know? Oxygen tanks contains 36% oxygen and therefore less nitrogen to reduce decompression sickness.
What is a joint?
A joint is the connection between two bones. Joints allow the movement of your elbows, back, neck, fingers, knees, wrists, and more. Click here for natural knee care.
Smooth tissue called cartilage and a lubricant called synovial fluid cushion your joints so bones don’t rub together. Unfortunately as we age, poor posture, excessive weight gain, and lifting heavy objects can cause wear and tear to your joints. Prolonged wear and tear on joints can lead to inflammation, pain, and possibly arthritis.
The best way to care for your joints is prevention. Keeping muscles and ligaments strong ensures stability and long term overall joint health.
Young and old alike, we all have the desire to enjoy good health. For those just starting their Noni journey, below is a brief overview of why we produce our Organic Noni products the way we do as well as how to use them. When it comes to Noni Fruit, potency is key.
Our Journey with Noni Fruit Leather and Noni Lotions:
Over the years, customers ask “Why do you not make a powered capsule of Noni?” The answer is always the same: “Heat destroys enzymes and beneficial compounds in the raw pulp which destroys the potency.“ When I present my “Noni: Fact and Fiction” lecture at medical conventions, etc., I begin with the question: “Is Noni a miracle? No. Does Noni promote overall good health? Absolutely, if you do not destroy the potency of the pulp in processing.“
What Is Quercetin?
Quercetin is one of the most abundant flavonoids (organic antioxidant) in the human diet.
Benefits of Quercetin:
Flavonoids like quercetin are important natural anti-inflammatories and organic antioxidants (they fight free radicals as we age). Quercetin plays a role in regulating the immune system’s response to harmful stimuli through cell signaling pathways (kinases and phosphatases) needed for proper cellular function.
Supports Heart Health
Because of quercetin’s ability to lower inflammation and oxidative stress, quercetin could to be beneficial for people who suffer from heart and blood vessel-related issues. Studies show that various types of flavonoids (quercetin, resveratrol, nitric oxide etc) can help reduce the risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Studies have also shown that quercetin prevents damage from LDL (bad) cholesterol particles. Individuals who consume a diet containing mostly flavonoid-rich foods typically enjoy overall lower cholesterol levels. To learn more about cholesterol click here.
When visiting Hawaii, you may notice sounds from the nēnē (pronounced nay-nay). Nēnē, also called Hawaiian geese, descend from the Canadian Goose. In 1957, the Nēnē became the state bird of Hawaii.
Did you know? There was once a species of giant nēnē called nēnē-nui. The nēnē-nui was nearly four feet tall and weighed 20 pounds!
The nēnē is the only endemic (native) goose species in Hawaii. Sadly, the other eight species are extinct.
Did you know? Approximately 32 species of birds have gone extinct in Hawaii since 1778.
NOTE: It is unlawful to touch, feed, harass, or chase the Nēnē. Nēnē are protected and each Nēnē is banded.
Adult nēnē bodies are usually dark brown. The face, crown, eyes, beak, and feet are black, while the cheeks are cream-colored and the neck is buff with black streaks. Compared with other geese, Nēnē have longer legs and less toe webbing which helps them walk on Hawaii’s lava terrain.
Did you know? Hawaiian goose is monomorphic. This means that both males and females look the same. In other bird species, males have brilliantly colored plumage compared to females.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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Visiting Hawaii? Looking for something FREE to do? #NoniFarmTour #FreeThingsToDoInHawaii #HawaiianOrganicNoni
Friday, May 24, 2019
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Can't make it to our FREE Noni Farm Tour? Here are some simple organic gardening tips! #OrganicFarming #SustainableFarming #OrganicVermicomposting #DIYOrganicMulching
Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Pest defenders, decomposers, and pollinators Oh My! These garden helpers are imperative to a healthy Organic Noni Farm #OrganicFarming #OrganicNoniFarm #SustainableFarming
Monday, May 6, 2019
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Sustainability is among our core values here at Hawaiian Organic Noni #EarthDayFun #OrganicFarming #OrganicNoniFarm #SustainableFarming
Thursday, April 25, 2019
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Get your mulch on with this simple How-To article! #EarthDayFun #OrganicFarming #OrganicNoniFarm #SustainableFarming #DIYOrganicMulching
Thursday, April 18, 2019
We are very proud to run a self sustaining Noni Farm! How are you sustainable at home? #EarthDayFun #OrganicFarming #OrganicNoniFarm #SustainableFarming
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Saving Mother Nature's resources one drop at a time #WaterSavingTips #EarthDayFun #OrganicFarming #OrganicNoniFarm #SustainableFarming
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Did you know? Earthworms AKA Vermicomposting are your best friends when it comes to your garden #EarthDayFun #OrganicFarming #OrganicNoniFarm #SustainableFarming #OrganicVermicomposting
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In 2013, more than 1.24 million children were seen in emergency departments for injuries related to 14 most common winter recreational activities. Below are statistics and safety tips for the top 5 activities.
Skiing and Snowboarding
As mentioned in an earlier blog this month, snowboarding and skiing are ranked among the highest for TBI related injuries.
Did you know? Approximately 600,000 injuries are reported annually for this recreational activity.
Snow Skiing and Snowboarding Safety Tips
- Never skied or snowboarded before or been awhile since your last adventure? Take lessons by a certified instructor.
- Refrain from skiing or snowboarding alone. Young children should be supervised by a responsible adult. Older children should be accompanied by a friend.
- Wear a helmet. Not all ski facilities require helmets. For the sake of your health, wear one anyway.
- Skiers should wear safety bindings that are adjusted at least every year. Snowboarders should wear gloves with built-in wrist guards. Eye protection or goggles should also be used. To learn about winter sport equipment click here
- Slopes should fit the ability and experience of the skier or snowboarder. When in doubt, enjoy a slope that is one level below your ability. You can always choose a more difficult slope the next round.
Did you know?
Playing sports has physical and psychological benefits. As with everything (including sports) there are risks. Continuing from previous blogs for the month of January regarding TBI awareness, below are some important reminders to remain safe while having fun this winter.
Muscles that haven't been properly warmed up tend to be injured more easily. Warming up can involve light cardiovascular activities such as jumping jacks or a brisk walk.
Did you know? Stretching after a warm-up is more beneficial to your muscles since the tissues are more elastic (flexible). This is due to the increased blood flow to the muscles from an increased heart rate.
Practice, Practice, Practice!
Remember, if you don’t use it you lose it. Regardless if you belong to a professional sports team or not, practicing can enhance your performance and lessen the chance of injury. Shooting a few free throws before a basketball game for instance, can continually train your brain and body to work together and improve your performance.
Avoid Muscle Strain
Although it’s beneficial to practice regularly, don't overdo it. Sudden increases in intensity whether in sports or working out can lead to muscle overuse and injury.
Now that we’ve warmed up and practiced, let’s go over equipment.
What is TBI Sport Awareness?
TBI stands for Traumatic Brain Injury. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, approximately 1.7 million head injuries occur in the United States each year. TBI Winter Sport Awareness month exists because TBI is usually misdiagnosed. Misdiagnosed TBI can lead to severe medical complications or death.
Did you know? Approximately 52,000 people die every year due to TBI.
- A headache that worsens or does not go away within a reasonable amount of time
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Convulsions or seizures
- Inability to awaken from sleep
- Slurred speech
- Weakness or numbness in the arms and legs
- Dilated eye pupils
High ranking sports with TBI injuries:
- Over 3.3 million head injuries were reported in seven sports between 2000 and 2011.
- Skateboarding, snowboarding, and skiing contained the highest number of head and neck injuries.
- Mountain biking, and snowmobiling contained the lowest numbers.
- Approximately 30% of concussions in extreme sports occurred in snowboarding.
- Snow skiing was associated approximately 25% concussions.