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Complance with Regulations

I’ve been off-air for a few weeks after a trip away …….. but that’s another story. 

Compliance with the regulations that control the claims sellers are permitted to say about their products has been in the new lately.  As often happens, what appears a simple topic on the surface becomes more complex upon further thought, consideration and investigation.

Alternative health care remedies have been around since time immemorial.  Witch doctors, medicine men, faith healers, the travelling salesman hawking his wares from a horse and cart, to the Rawleighs man going door to door.  We are able to choose between holistic health care solutions and alternative medicines too numerous to mention, and trying to decide what is the best treatment for an illness or the best product to maintain us in optimum health can be so confusing it makes our brain fry and our eyes water!  Who do we believe, with so many claims around?

Top 10 Food Trends For 2008
Datamonitor Releases Top 10 Food Trends For 2008: Probiotics, Organics Top List

With the new year fast approaching, new product developments promise better health and happier taste buds in 2008. Datamonitor’s Productscan Online takes a look at trends in consumer packaged goods for the coming year.

* Probiotics, beyond yogurt – Probiotics are finally hitting the mainstream, courtesy of launches like Dannon’s Activia yogurt that achieved more than $150 million in first year sales in the U.S. But probiotics aren’t limited to yogurt. In 2007, they moved into cheese with Kraft LiveActive Cheese (new in the USA and Canada) as well as other dairy products and there are indications that chocolate might be next. Chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut is out with new technology that enables the creation of a probiotic chocolate bar. Procter & Gamble is also jumping on the probiotic bandwagon with its new Align Daily Probiotic Supplement.
Noni History
Noni was first discovered and used by man long before recorded history in South Asia and the subcontinent, when ancient Indian scientists began examining the world to find plants good not only for food, but to treat disease and ill health. Noni was noted to be a balancing agent, stabilising mankind in perfect health.

Traditional Uses of Noni

Noni was more widely used than any other medicinal plant until European medicine became widespread. Noni is one of the Pacific's most important plants, with the roots, bark, buds and fruit used to treat a wide range of health problems.
Noni Juice and General Health
How Noni Juice Assists General Health:

For many people, an improvement in their general health has been attributed to taking Noni Juice on a daily basis. It may seem incredible that the juice harvested from one plant can assist to alleviate so many health ailments. Noni is a traditional food and medicine in many of the tropical areas of the world and ethnobotanical data is plentiful on the uses of the fruit, leaves and root of the plant.

Research suggests that Noni's action includes purifying the blood, stimulating and supporting the immune system, regulating cell function, and regeneration of damaged cells. Noni is also an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-congestive and analgesic. It can assist to restore and regulate the body's pH balance and has the ability to assimilate nutrients, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and endocrine system, particularly pineal, thyroid and thymus action. This may explain why it has been found useful in such a wide variety of ailments, being used to treat over 100 medical conditions.

Based on clinical practice and animal studies, a polysaccharide-rich substance from noni fruit juice attacks abnormal cells in the body in several different ways. Noni juice acts indirectly against abnormal growths, primarily through immunostimulatory effects.



"The 7 Health Secrets of Noni Juice"