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Give Your Body the Nutrition it Needs

The Body is amazing!  Given the right tools, it can heal itself in most cases!  The more and more info I see and read about Moringa Oleifera,  it is truly an amazing super-food!  It can actually help the body to heal itself in many ways.  Do something good for your body, eat plenty of dark, leafy greens…. make sure to hydrate!  Water is so important to your system. Also… get off the couch and get some exercise!  Even if it is just walking around your neighborhood.  And, add Moringa Oleifera to your daily routine…why wouldn’t you?!  Do your own research.  This is a great article on Moringa!!

For many centuries Moringa Oleifera was used in traditional medicine, such as the “Ayurveda”, as a treatment Arthritis and Gout. It was believed that Moringa Leaf Powder reduce inflammations and pain caused by these conditions.
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In 2008 the Faculty of Medicine Health Sciences of the Putra University in Malaysia, published a research aimed to test if Moringa poses any Antinociceptive and Anti-Inflammatory activities, the same activities achieved by the drugs used in modern medicine such as NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). The research found that the Moringa leaves posses substances that have antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activitie; in fact they found that it has high quantities of these substances. This means that Moringa Oleifera use in Indian traditional medicine as a treatment for Arthritis and Gout.
 
The effects of the Moringa is suppressing the COX-2 enzyme. This enzyme is responsible for inflammation processes and pain. Usually the drugs used to suppress this enzyme are NSAID such as Voltaren, Nksin, Adoil, ARCOXIA, Kaspo etc. The side effects of these products include risk for stroke, kidney problems, blood vessels problems, stomach problems and the list goes on.
 
Elevated Blood Pressure
 
Blood pressure tends to rise with age. Following a healthy lifestyle helps some people delay or prevent this rise in blood pressure.  Click here to read more!
For info on why Zija’s Moringa Oleifera is the one to choose, contact me… www.food4thoughtwellness.com ….I can also save you 25% if that is something you are interested in.
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Why does our body pass gas, and what does it mean?

Thank you Dr. Plant School of Natural Health and Wellness for this valuable info!!!!

Why does our body pass gas, and what does it mean?

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The average individual passes wind about 14 times a day, generating a volume of something like half a liter every 24 hours…Meaning you could fill a 4 man tent in about three years with your back end expulsions.

–Everyone at this point should be apologizing to their significant others–

With farting being a common term in every male’s vernacular from the age 6+, and it being such a common element of our day; what does it mean to our health?

Flatus, the scientific word for a fart, is caused by intestinal fermentation from a growing gut flora (intestinal bacteria) in your stomach and intestine.

There are 10x as many gut flora living inside our intestine than cells in our body. That means, as per cell count, we are more bacteria than human.

Our gut flora population is correlated with our health in numerous aspects, including our: emotional health, metabolism, blood sugar levels, mood, and weight.

As we nourish our intestinal flora with PRE-biotics, the diverse ecosystem of intestinal bacteria living in our gut begins to grow and evolve into the ideal population our body desires. The changing and growing gut flora population with the introduction of daily PRE-biotics causes an increase in fermentation, and thereby in the frequency of passing gas.

Interestingly, as you increase your daily PRE-biotics your intestinal flora will eventually get to a balanced level, therefore the fermentation rate will decrease, and gas will be less prevalent. The presence of gas with the introduction of a PRE-biotic is your body’s way of saying it was starving to nourish it’s friendly ally of intestinal bacteria.

The simple fact is that farting is generally a good indicator of a healthy gut. When your gut bacteria are doing their work and being nourished, the inevitable side-effect is gastrointestinal gas.

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What the Heck are Prebiotics…and Are You Getting Enough?

Thank you Dr. Plant School of Natural Health and Wellness for this info!!!

Prebiotics: What are they, and are you getting enough?
There are 10x as many bacteria cells living in our gut than make up our body. That means approximately 700,000,000,000 bacterial cells live in our gut.
Numerous studies are beginning to unlock the complex mystery of how our bodies have created a symbiotic relationship with these bacteria. Sadly, with the influx of antibiotics readily prescribed and forced into our food chain these good gut bacteria are often collateral damage. This in turn can create a greater problem than the initial infection may have ever caused.
For example, these intestinal bacteria have been shown to be important with:
– Immune System: It is thought that the first, and strongest line of defense from bacterial infections (bad bacteria) comes from the good bacteria living in our bodies.
– Emotional Health: Several studies have shown that the intestinal bacteria are important to stimulate serotonin, the neurochemical involved in feelings of happiness and confidence.
– Metabolism: In a recent study intestinal flora taken from normal weight mice was removed and placed into overweight mice. The overweight mice lost weight, suggesting that intestinal flora are involved in regulating our metabolism.
– Nutrient absorption: The intestinal bacteria are critical in the preparation and priming of nutrients to be absorbed in our body.
So how do we nourish these important intestinal bacteria?
The answer is with prebiotics. Prebiotics are nutrients that are body can’t absorb, but the intestinal bacteria can and need to grow. So when we consume prebiotics we are nourishing the bacteria that are body is so dependent on for living a long healthy life.
Foods naturally enriched in prebiotics:
Moringa oleifera
-Chicory root
-Asparagus
-Cabbage
-Legumes
-Leeks

Zija’s SmartMix not only contains Moringa Oleifera…but Prebiotics too!

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