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Noni Juice & Children

Childhood Ailments:

Generally, children pick up more ailments than adults, especially in winter.  There are many reasons for this - their immune systems are not as strong, their general hygiene (eg hand washing) is often not as good as adults, their ‘play’ brings them into contact with more germs and bacteria.  As a result, children often bring home bugs and generously share them around their households.  In addition, children are usually more active than adults and therefore pick up more cuts, abrasions and sports injuries.

Most families are fortunate to only have to deal with minor childhood ailments and scrapes through their children’s lives, but others live through the heartbreak of having children with serious disease and illness.  What we all have in common is a desire to give our children the best start in life by providing a good healthy body and an enquiring mind.

Children’s Immune System:

The immune system is the body's defense against infectious organisms and other invaders. Through a series of steps called the immune response, the immune system attacks organisms and substances that invade body systems and cause disease.

Many young children suffer with recurrent respiratory tract infections, manifesting as sore throats, swollen tonsils and adenoids, sinusitis, cough, wheezing, difficult breathing at night, snoring and excessive mucous congestion.

Unfortunately a large percentage of these children are required to take frequent and prolonged courses of chemical antibiotics, which may in the long term, weaken the immune system and exacerbate allergies. The antibiotics work for several weeks only and then another virus or allergy comes along to attack the immune system of your child. One major issue that can wreak havoc in children's immune systems is the overprescribing of antibiotics.

Noni and Burns
There are three levels of burns, two of which can usually be handled in your home.

First degree burns involve only the outermost layer of your skin, called your epidermis. Sunburn and scalding from hot water or steam are a couple of examples of first degree burns.

Your skin will likely be reddened and painful. It can also be swollen. In general, if a first-degree burn does not cover a significant portion of your body, it can be treated at home. A first-degree burn, painful though it is, is the least serious type of burn that you can suffer.

Second degree burns are more painful and produce blistering or loss of some outer skin, while perhaps affecting underlying skin. A second-degree burn is one in which the second layer of your skin, called your hypodermis, is also burned. In this type of burn, your skin will be extremely red with a spotted or blotchy appearance, and you will probably have blisters in the area of the burn.
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Noni and Aging

The anti-aging medical community believes that, as we age, our rate of diminished function is not inevitable.  They advocate compensating for the body’s declining capabilities with lifestyle changes and nutritional supplementation targeted at optimum health for prolonged mental and physical capabilities.

Knowing how and why our body changes with age will help us discourage alterations in cell, tissue, and organ function that slow us down. Since it's not possible in this article to describe every alteration aging has in store, we've decided to concentrate on the major body changes that we may be able to delay -- or even prevent -- by living a healthy lifestyle, especially by eating right.

The aging process can effect two areas of the body – health and looks, and in most cases one apsect of aging can effect both. For instance, exposure to too much sun can cause wrinkes and age spots (looks) and cause skin cancer (health).

There are foods that will help your body fight the damage caused by aging. If you can include them into your daily and weekly meal plans, you will absorb vitamins , antioxidants and other nutrients that will help the body to fight age-related illness and improve skin tone.

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Noni Juice - Is It A Superfruit?

There is a lot of discussion nowadays on "Superfruits". Is there such a thing as a "Superfruit", and if there is, what constitutes one?

It is claimed "Superfruits" are better for you than "ordinary" fruit and vegetables. They are claimed to make you smarter, slow down aging and/or help prevent diseases such as cancer and diabetes by having a higher number of antioxidants to fight the free radicals that breakdown cells and accelerate aging and disease.

Superfruits haven’t been defined scientifically, but it’s generally agreed that they are valued in their native country for their medicinal or health enhancing properties and that they have usually double, triple or quadruple the number of antioxidants than other fruits.

Noni Juice and Pets

Taking a daily dose of Noni Juice is as beneficial to pets as it is to humans. Adding Noni Juice to the food of dogs, cats and other animals has been shown to strengthen an animals immune system.

As pets age, they experience the same kinds of health problems as humans. These can range from the usual ageing conditions such as aches and pains and diminished athletic ability to disease and illness such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, degenerative diseases, infections and injuries.

In addition, the average pet diet is usually comprised of low quality ingredients, many of which are rejects from the human food chain – or worse. A low quality diet compromises a pet’s immune system and lessens the ability to fight illness and disease.

Swine Flu, Noni and the Immune System

What is swine flu?

Influenza is a virus that infects people, birds, pigs and other animals. Swine flu, or swine influenza, is a form of the virus that normally infects pigs. There are many forms of flu, and the different varieties have the ability to exchange genes with one another. The form of flu that originated in Mexico is a genetic mixture of viruses that have been seen in pigs, birds and people. It’s being called a swine flu because the overall structure of the virus is of the type that affects pigs, said Keiji Fukuda a WHO official.

How do people catch swine flu?

Studies are ongoing about how this particular swine flu is transmitted. Flu is generally transmitted through the respiratory tract. Droplets of infected body fluids may carry flu when people cough or sneeze.

What are the symptoms of swine flu?

About one to four days usually elapse between the time a person is infected and the onset of symptoms. Influenza normally causes symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, headaches and body aches, fever, chills, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. Swine flu causes the same symptoms, and may be difficult to distinguish from other strains of flu and respiratory illnesses. Severe cases of flu that lead to death are normally seen in very young and very old people whose immune systems are too weak to fight off the virus. Adults with severe illness may also have difficulty breathing, dizziness, confusion, or severe vomiting and diarrhea.

Sleep and Good Health

Historically, sleep was thought to be a passive state. However, sleep is now known to be a dynamic process, and our brains are active during sleep. Sleep affects our physical and mental health, and is essential for the normal functioning of all the systems of our body, including the immune system.

The effect of sleep on the immune system affects one’s ability to fight disease and endure sickness. Getting regular good sleep should count among the priorities for health conscious people. Sleep is a very important element of good health that is easy to take for granted in that it provides increased immunity against infections in general and is a boost to the immune system.

The importance of sleep to overall health and well-being is beginning to be understood more. Studies have shown that when people regularly get less than 6 or 7 hours of sleep each night, their risk for developing diseases begins to increase. Lack of sleep has been associated with worsening of blood pressure and cholesterol, all risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Your heart will be healthier if you get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night.

Noni Juice and the Heart
What is our Heart?:

The heart is a muscle located a little to the left of the middle of the chest, and is about the size of a fist.

The function of the heart is to send blood around the body and provide the body with oxygen and nutrients it needs, then to carry the waste away. The heart acts as an efficient, never ceasing pump. The right side of the heart receives blood from the body and pumps it to the lungs, while the left side of the heart receives blood from the lungs and pumps it out to the body.

In the average lifetime, a heart beats 2.5 billion times without rest. The average adult has about 5 litres of blood inside their body delivering essential elements and removing harmful waste. Blood is the fluid of life, transporting oxygen from the lungs to the body tissue via arteries, and transporting carbon dioxide from the body tissue to the lungs via veins. Blood delivers nourishment from digestion and hormones from glands throughout the body, and disease fighting substances to the tissue and waste to the kidney, and the hearts function if to transport the blood around the body.

Noni Juice and Pregnancy

We are often asked if taking Noni during pregnancy is safe or advisable. As far as we can ascertain, there have been no scientific or clinical studies on taking Noni during pregnancy.

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence both in favour of taking Noni during pregnancy and against the practice, so what is the answer? If you are pregnant and do your research on the internet, you’re just as likely to be as confused at the end as when you started.


Green Barley Leaf Powder

What is Green Barley Leaf Powder?:

Green Barley Grass is one of the green grasses and is the only vegetation on the earth that can supply sole nutritional support from birth to old age. When barley leaves are 12-14 inches high, they contain all the vitamins, minerals, and proteins necessary for the human digestion of chlorophyll.

The true nutritional benefits are found in the young grass leaves. These leaves are harvested and processed into the final product. The leaves contain many of the vitamins, minerals, and proteins necessary for the human diet.

Barley grass is considered a whole food concentrate that is close to its natural state supplying the nutrients we require in a natural proportion. The colour reflects the abundance of chlorophyll and the similarity to other dark leafy vegetables. Eighteen amino acids are found in barley grass including Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic acid, Glutamic acid, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tyrosine and Valine.

All 8 of the essential amino acids are found in Barley grass. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, which are the major constituents of our body and are necessary for the continual cell building, cell regeneration and energy production that are necessary for life.

There are high amounts of vitamins and minerals in barley grass leaves. The vitamins found in Barley grass include beta-carotene, folic acid, pantothenic acid, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. The minerals include potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus. manganese and zinc. There are many important enzymes found in Barley grass including the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and the new antioxidant 2''-O-glucosylisovitexin (2"-O-GiV). 2"O-GIV has been isolated and reported to have antioxidant activity equal to or superior to vitamin B.

Life Health Green Barley Leaf Powder comes from the South Island of New Zealand.




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