Friday, June 28, 2019
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Friday, June 7, 2019
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
Monday, June 3, 2019
Visiting Hawaii? Looking for something FREE to do? #NoniFarmTour #FreeThingsToDoInHawaii #HawaiianOrganicNoni